Uniforms: psychology – dress codes in public schools
If choosing what to wear to school is the choicest part of your morning, this news may blacken your mood: Strict dress codes are a hot new trend in public schools. Twenty states now experiment with uniform policies. The idea: Uniforms create a sense of school unity and elicit a range of positive changes, from improved student behavior to higher test scores.
But those opposed to school uniforms argue that mandatory dress codes violate student rights, stifle individuality, and prove a financial burden to some families. In a recent USA Today survey of 218,350 teens, 83 percent gave thumbs down to uniforms. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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