Arguing for Schools Requiring Student Uniforms

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Ronald Merzier
Professor Surrency
ENC 1101
26 October 2011

Topic: Arguing for schools requiring student uniforms.
Thesis Statement: School uniforms benefit both the students and the faulty. It creates an atmosphere in which the students are able to get the most out of their education. Annotated bibliography:
King, K.A. “Should School Uniforms be Mandated in Elementary Schools”: Journal of School Health. 68: 32–37. This article talks about arguments for and against the use of school uniforms. It explains the dangers of schools not mandated uniforms, some of the examples are kids are into fashion trends like urban clothing. They wear gang related clothing which in turn cause gang members to roam the school area or even enter the school building. It also talks about how kids would be jealous of what another kids are wearing, which in turn would cause bullying. This is related to my research topic because it explains how kids would be in violence towards one another. Marchant,Valerie. “ Dress for Success” Time maginze.1990. This article talks about how uniforms can have a positive effect on students. The effects are students may become confident in their self and disciplined. Students will be less judgmental of other students because everyone is wearing the same dress code and lastly students will be able to resist peer pressure and focus on their schoolwork. Then it talks about how a high school now wears uniforms cause fewer distractions, less suspensions and better attendance. This is related to my topic because it talks about the positive effects of wearing school uniforms. Wilkins, Joe. “School uniforms.” Humanist, 59.2 (1999), 19-22. This article talks about the different aspects of how school uniforms can influence students daily life. It talks about how the schools can identify the intruders and how parents would be saving money instead of buying expensive name brand clothing or urban clothing. This is related to my topic because its talking...
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