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TOPIC: School uniforms should be mandatory

Topic:  Students should be required to wear school uniforms

Supportive websites:

"Uniforms Get Credit for Decrease in Discipline Problems" 
Author:  Jessica Portner
Publisher:  Education Week magazine
Updated:  February 1996
Web Address:  
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/1996/02/14/21long.h15.html
Notes:  This is an older article, but it is used frequently in the uniform debate.  

"Dressed for Success?  The Effect of School Uniforms on Student Achievement and Behavior"
Author:  Elisabetta Gentile and Scott Imberman, researchers at the University of Houston
Publisher:  University of Texas at Dallas
Updated:  January 2010
Web Address:
 https://www.utdallas.edu/research/tsp-erc/pdf/seminar_paper_imberman.pdf
Notes:  This is a research paper about the effects of uniforms.  Use the abstract and graphs to get the information quickly.

"Schools find stricter rules, uniforms can lessen bullying"
Author:  John Gavin, reporter
Publisher:  North Jersey.com
Updated:  February 2011
Web Address:  
http://www.northjersey.com/news/schools-find-stricter-rules-uniforms-can-lessen-bullying-1.209423?page=all 
Notes:  This is a local news article about the effect of uniforms in one school district.


Negative Websites:  

"Tinker V. Des Moines - Landmark Supreme Court Ruling on Behalf of Student Expression"
Author:  no author
Publisher:  American Civil Liberties Union
Updated:  2015
Web Address:  
https://www.aclu.org/tinker-v-des-moines-landmark-supreme-court-ruling-behalf-student-expression
Notes:  This webpage explains the Supreme Court ruling that students have the right to express themselves through their clothing choices.

"Are School Uniforms Helping or Hindering?"
Author:  Lisa Flam

Publisher:  Today.com
Updated:  April 2013
Web Address:  
http://www.today.com/parents/are-school-uniforms-helping-or-hindering-6C10945768
Notes:  This article and video show that uniforms stifle creativity and make students feel bad about their bodies.

"School Uniforms:  Panacea or Band Aid?"
Author:  Glori Chaika

Publisher:  Education World
Updated:  2008
Web Address:
 http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin130.shtml
Notes:  This article shows that uniforms are expensive for parents and do not do the good things people say they do.

Neutral Websites: 

"School Uniforms - ProCon.org"
Author:  no author

Publisher:  ProCon.org
Updated:  September 2014
Web Address:  
http://school-uniforms.procon.org/
Notes:  This website collects information and arguments from many different sources.

"School Uniforms"
Author:  no author

Publisher:  National Center for Education Statistics
Updated:  2015
Web Address:  
 https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=50
Notes:  This is a quick look at how many schools require uniforms.

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