School Uniforms: Good Only for the Lower Grades

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School Uniforms: Good Only for the Lower Grades

The debate over school uniforms has been ongoing for years throughout the United States. Those advocating for school uniforms believe that one’s individuality is not determined by the style of clothes a student wears and that uniforms will build a sense of community. They also believe that students will care more about their education if they are dressed as if they are heading off to work instead of off to play. The opposition for school uniforms feels that uniforms squelch the students’ individuality and therefore violate their First Amendment right. It is also believed by the opposition that uniforms will not stop the students from acting out in the classroom. Does requiring students
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Common Ground exercise
Student name: Kelly Payton
You have a good topic, but you still need to focus your thoughts on the central issue of the debate.
45 points
Date: November 16, 2010
1) Summarize the issue including the proponents’ point of view and the opponents’ point of view. End with a rhetorical question.
The debate over school uniforms has been ongoing for years throughout the United States. Those advocating for school uniforms believe that one’s individuality is not determined by the style of clothes a student wears and that uniforms will build a sense of community. They also believe that students will care more for their education if they are dressed as if they are heading off to work instead of off to play. The opposition for school uniforms feels that uniforms squelch the students’ individuality and therefore violate their first amendment right. It is also believed by the opposition that uniforms will not stop the students from
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