Paris or New York's 5th Avenue. Parents already pay taxes, and they still need to buy regular clothes for their children to wear when they're out of school and for dress-down days. The government is intruding into our private lives, roles as parents and the lives of our children." 16 According to another parents' rights group, Asserting Parental Rights It's Our Duty, mandatory uniform "policies trample parents' right to raise children without government interference." 10 School uniforms. 27, during the first semester of a mandatory uniform program at John Adams Middle School in Albuquerque, NM, discipline referrals dropped from 1,565 during the first semester of the year prior to 405, a 74 decrease. A public elementary school in Japan is facing criticism over its plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian luxury label Giorgio Armani. Says school uniforms are "a huge, important business for." 44 In one year alone, uniform company Lands' End spent 3 million on marketing efforts directed at public schools and districts. In response to the issue, Finance Minister Taro Aso said the uniform was "clearly expensive and raised concerns that students could not afford.
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As a result, 75 students received in-school suspensions for breaking the school's uniform restrictions. Parents can reduce their financial burden when their children are limited to wearing one simple outfit every day Pro 10 Most parents and educators support mandatory school uniforms. 19 Without school uniform policies, parents may feel pressure to compete with other families by purchasing fashionable clothes for their children. The same applies to gang recruitment." 37 School uniforms make getting ready for school easier, which can improve punctuality. The study also found that students in uniform were perceived by peers and teachers as having higher academic potential, and perceived by peers as being better behaved. 25 In the year following the introduction of mandatory school uniforms to the Long Beach (CA) Unified School District, 81 of middle school students said uniforms did not reduce fights, 76 said they did not help them fit in at school, 69 said they did. Junior high school student Amelia Jimenez wrote in her op-ed for the Pennsylvania Patriot-News website that "contrary to popular belief, uniforms do not stop students from being themselves. Spending time and effort implementing uniform policies Con 10 The push for school uniforms is driven by commercial interests rather than educational ones. Tony Volk, PhD, a Day of No Thanks Associate Professor at Brock University, stated, "Overall, there is no evidence in bullying literature that supports a reduction in violence due to school uniforms." 85 A peer-reviewed study found that "school uniforms increased the average number of assaults by about 14 per. Des Moines Independent Pro 12 Students dressed in uniform are better perceived by teachers and peers. TeenVogue stated that "there are tons of ways to amp up your standard issue getup." 62 A peer-reviewed study found that 54 of eighth-graders said they could still express their individuality while wearing school uniforms. 92 A peer-reviewed study by researchers at the University of Nevada at Reno found that 90 of seventh and eighth grade public school students did not like wearing uniforms.