Will school uniforms help re-establish education as the top priority in our American cities? Will uniforms cause parents to become vested in their children?s education? Will uniforms provide for stable and loving households? Will uniforms motivate the students to care about their own education? Will uniforms abolish social promotion? Will uniforms integrate the schools? Will uniforms prevent gang membership and teen pregnancy? Will uniforms provide financial security? Will uniforms prevent drug dealing and drug addiction? Will uniforms bring better teachers and facilities? Will uniforms combat teacher disillusionment? Will uniforms finance more technology-based education? Will uniforms save the music and arts programs? Will uniforms increase attendance and decrease tardiness?
As with school prayer, I think proponents of school uniforms are relying on a simple, popular and very superficial “solution” to remedy the complex societal and educational issues that currently plague the schools and students in our cities’ low-income communities.
A good point for those who think prayer and uniforms will save our schools: