MOUNT VERNON — School dress codes and standardized attire for students continues to be a debate in educational circles.



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  1. carlons montoy

    I find it interesting that a PAID consultant for French Toast is whom you are using in your article.
    I prefer to refer to the U.S. Department of Education who is recommending against these type policies. You couple that with the U.S. Secret Service report on Uniform Violence in schools each and every argument for a Uniform or Standard dress is shot down.

    That is not to say I am a support of tight dress codes that permit children some creative expression but prohibits the problem items from being worn at school. Ie Knees to shoulders must be covered at all times, 2 buttons may be undone. Under garments must not be worn so that they can be viewed.

    I also have researched the matter of uniforms and it just is amazing how many studies have been preformed that all came up with the same conclusion. Children that are forced to wear uniforms constantly score lower across the board. Even a study by Virginia Draa (Fashion Major) showed dramatic examples of how forcing standardized dress on students lowers test scores. It is shown to be so horrendous that the study had to drop numerious schools and students just to mitigate the results.

    This same conclusion continues on David Brunsma’s work that began at the University of Notre Dame.