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President Bill Clinton provided momentum to the school uniform when he said in his 1996 State of the Union speech If it means that teenager will stop killing each other over designer jackets then our public school should be able to require their students to wear school uniform School Uniforms 2010Each fall when another school year begins more students find themselves faced with new dress codes or uniform policies The uniform policies are becoming more popular around the country as school officials credit them with doing everything from creating a more professional learning environment to reducing gang activityAlthough President Bill Clinton gave a boost to school uniforms by recommending them in his 1996 State of the Union address it was the pioneering efforts of the Long Beach Unified School District that first set the trend in motion In 1994 the California city became the first large urban school district to institute a uniform policy Although the city boasts an impressive downtown and areas of expensive homes nearly one-fifth of the residents live below the federal poverty line The poverty and its accompanying problems of gang activities and underachievement were some of the reasons that Long Beach opted to try a school uniform policy Portner 2005The following year in 1995 the district came out with some startling data According to the districts research uniforms had had a huge effect on crime and disciplinary problems Fighting was down 51 percent drug use was down 69 percent and sex offenses were down 74 percent httpwwwconservativeusanetlsc-eobhtmMy best friend Erin Smith has an 8-year old daughter attends a wonderful charter school and has since she began kindergarten When first deciding to enroll her daughter she had to weigh the pros and cons of school uniforms which are mandatory at this particular charter schoolBefore this decision she was what you would call anti-uniforms She was one sided about this issue and sadly unwilling to entertain
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