Pauline's School Uniforms
and Dress Codes Page

Information, opinions, and useful links for people questioning or studying the current trend towards mandatory public school uniforms and/or restrictive public school dress codes.


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School Uniforms & Dress Codes: Main Page

Creative Compliance

Opinions and Arguments

Legal Issues

Religion and Culture

Gender & Sexuality (GLBTQ)

Results & Outcomes (Studies, compliance, enforcement)

Tips for Lobbying

Gallery of Fashion

Lesson Plans

Business

Links to Other Districts

More Links

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Background Information on School Dress Codes and Uniform Policies:

         Some points to keep in mind as you consider changes to a school's dress code.
It's not just a question of uniforms or not. Any effective dress code must take certain factors into consideration. If you're looking to write a policy, or questioning a policy that your School Board is considering, check out this list.

Opinions and Arguments about School Uniforms:

         Writing a paper on uniforms? Having a debate? Setting policy for your school? Not sure what you think? Start here! Many links to essays, articles, lists, etc.

Legal Issues

         Over the years there have been legal challenges to dress codes, and legal issues with the more recent uniform policies. Check out these links to learn more.

Religion and Culture

         The United States is a diverse country, with people of many faiths and backgrounds. It's important to allow all students to conform with the rules and traditions of their religions, and to identify with their family's history and culture.

Gender & Sexuality (GLBTQ)

         Check out articles on the recent "Straight Pride" incident, an excellent case study, along with the usual cross-dressing stuff.

Creative Compliance

         So you've got a restrictive dress code or uniform policy and you want to show your feelings about it through "creative compliance". Check here for ideas on looking cool and expressing yourself while still being in compliance!

Results & Outcomes

         Studies, compliance issues, enforcement. Read this page before you implement a policy in your district.

Lesson Plans

         Some resources for teachers planning to discuss dress codes and school uniforms in the classroom.

Business

         Companies that make or sell school uniforms have a vested interest in promoting their use. On the other hand, when kids just wear regular clothes to school, no one in particular makes a profit.

Links to Other Districts

         Some school districts have experienced a lot of conflict over the issue of manditory school uniforms. Check out these web pages, created by groups of concerned parents.

More Links

         Here's even more stuff about Public School Uniforms and Dress Codes.

 

This web site was last updated on 10/21/06.