School Uniforms And Public Schools

1303 WordsMar 23, 20176 Pages
Uniforms are an identifying outfit or style of dress worn by the members of a given profession, organization, or rank. (Dictionary.com) A typical uniform consist of dark pants or shorts for boys, skirt for girls, and a shirt or a blouse. Students can also buy and wear a T-shirt with the school logo but it is not common. School uniforms first became popular in the United States in the mid 1900’s and originated from England. The major movement towards uniforms in state schools began with President Bill Clintons State of the Union speech in 1996. President Clinton stated in his speech that "If it means that teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear…show more content…
Therefore, the study proves that uniforms diminish class distractions, which allows the students to be more focused on school, resulting in academic improvement. In addition to the Brunsma and Rockquemore study, author William Hahn composed an article indicating that school uniforms boost academic performance. The study comprises the success rates of uniformed and non-uniformed students whom took the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam (UCPAE). “The outcome of that assessment presented that students who wore uniforms have a 13.1% gain on master and doctoral degrees. Correspondingly, students who wore uniforms also averaged a smaller decline in grade point averages (GPA) from high school to college” (Hahn 246). The UCPAE assessment demonstrates that uniforms in public schools increase discipline and responsibility actions of students, positively improving the student’s education success in the future. The student’s GPA commends potential employers an indication of a student 's work ethic, study habit and productivity. Over time, it is a measure of success and progress. Overall, this verifies that uniforms not only help students in college but also impact their future job selection and acceptance. Expanding the use of uniforms in public schools in the future, will not only impact students but also the community intellectually. The second benefit that comes with
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