Provide a 6 pages analysis while answering the following question: Self-Esteem Among Uniformed Students and the Likelihood of Graduation Among Juniors. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. However, state and Federal laws supportive of uniform policies left a loophole requiring that parents must agree. The two poles of the debate – the desire for an orderly school climate on one hand and parental insistence on children enjoying “constitutionally-guaranteed” freedom of choice, therefore, needs bridging with evidence that mandatory uniforms positively correlate with academic achievement and positive self-beliefs for students.
In 1988, a handful of public schools adopted a mandatory dress code. The slow yet discernible trend in the public school system accelerated in the mid-1990s owing to encouraging results in a documented district-wide pilot study and subsequent encouragement from the government itself, President Clinton in the White House. In 1994, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in California required uniforms in all its schools. A month before LBUSD was to commence implementation in the fall term, California governor Pete Wilson signed SB 1269, the School Uniform Law, thus encouraging other schools in the state contemplating a school-wide uniform policy. By the following academic year, LBUSD could show that there had been drastic drops in school violence.
On the other hand, public policy favors comprehensive academic success for all up to graduation from secondary school. Around the nation as a whole, this remains an elusive goal. The human factor of differential ability aside, persistence to graduation is impeded by lack of facilities, dependence on state and federal subsidies, faculty ability, administrative competence, the environment at home, the campus and the school zone, parental support, and the immaturity of students that fosters lax discipline. Study 2 rests on the assumption that Title 1 students already disadvantaged by poverty, low self-esteem, and disciplinary infractions are further handicapped by attitudinal problems. .