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Implementing A School Uniform Policy:
Eliminate the Distractions & Improve Education
Michelle R. Bennett

Educational Psychology - 301
Dr. Judy Stechly

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Thesis: Requiring school uniforms in the public school system would eliminate violence, lower the clothing expense for parents and lead the way for higher education.
Introduction: The requirement of school uniforms would improve the over-all education experience for students. Do you concentrate better with or without distractions? There are several reasons why schools should implement and require uniforms. I believe if we eliminate the distractions of “fashionable” clothing and require school uniforms, we can eliminate violence, due to peer pressure, bullying and gang affiliation. It would also alleviate the stress imposed on parents to purchase expensive, name-brand clothing. As a result, the implementation of school uniforms would eliminate distractions, while ultimately leading the way to the improvement of student attendance and performance.

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Implementing A School Uniform Policy:
Eliminate the Distractions & Improve Education
School uniforms should be required within the public school system to eliminate violence. In February of 1996, President Clinton provided momentum to the school uniform movement when he said, in his State of the Union speech:

“If it means teenagers will stop killing each
other over designer jackets, then our public
schools should be able to require their students
to wear school uniforms” (Wilde, 4).
According to an Education article in The New York Times, President Clinton elaborated by saying:
“If it means that the schoolrooms will be more
orderly, more disciplined and that our young
people will learn to evaluate themselves by what
they are on the inside, instead of what they're
wearing on the outside, then our public schools
should be able to require their students to wear...
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