School Uniforms

Websites


School Uniforms -- lots of links and resources on the topic.

Do They Reduce Violence or Just Make Us Feel Better? -- a good article that takes a critical view of uniforms.

Uniform Effects? -- a 2005 article that presents the view that "schools cite benefits of student uniforms, but researchers see little evidence of effectiveness."

Uniforms Get Credit for Decrease in Discipline Problems -- a 1996 article about apparent positive effects of uniforms in Long Beach, CA.

Resources Provided by the Long Beach, CA School District -- a page of links and resources related to Long Beach's use of uniforms.

School Uniforms: The Raging Debate -- discusses a number of school districts where uniform policies have been implemented -- also, lots of links.

Information and Resources: Public School Uniforms -- a collection of research summaries and links to relevant studies, articles, and websites.

Those Disgusting School Uniforms -- an anti-school uniform article that they go against our basic rights and there is not adequate research to support their use.

Boy's Kilt Stirs Dress Code Debate -- an article explaining the case of a high school boy who was told to put on pants when he wore a kilt to his high school dance.

Uncool in School - Dress Code Debate -- an article discussing the past and present dress code controversies in a Connecticut high school from the perspective of teachers, students and administrators.

Uniforms and Dress Codes in High Schools: The Way a Student Dresses May Not Correlate with Better Test Scores -- this article makes a clear distinction between dress codes and uniforms, citing the advantages and drawbacks of each. The author cites a study concluding that uniforms have no direct effect on substance use, behavioral problems or attendance and produce no measurable difference in test scores.

Should Your Schools Dress Code Address Transgender Students? -- this article addresses how schools have and should address transgender students in regards to dress code violations.

Debate -- A concise list of reasons for and against school uniforms.

Fact Sheet -- This article provided by Prevent School Violence included recommendations and cautions related to implementing school uniforms in public schools.

Statistics -- A list of statistics related to school uniforms.

Do Uniforms Make Schools Better? -- This article discusses pros and cons of school uniforms.

Pros and Cons -- This article delves into the mixed reviews that school uniforms receive.

Manual on School Uniforms -- a pro-uniform article that gives a rationale for and addresses questions many people have about uniforms -- full title is, School Uniforms: Where They Are and Why They Work.

The Effect of Student Uniforms on Attendance, Behavior Problems, Substance Use, and Academic Achievement -- an article presenting research on the impact of uniforms.

South Dakota Tribe Files Suit Over Dress Code -- a 2009 article about a case in which members of a local Indian tribe claim a new school dress code did not include their input, was poorly publicized, and presents a hardship for low income parents.


Some Good Books and Articles


Brunsma, D. & Rockquemore, K. 1998. The Effect of Student Uniforms on Attendance, Behavior Problems, Substance Use, and Academic Achievement. The Journal of Educational Research, 13, February.


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