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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

The Power of Apparel in the School Systems

Clothing plays an immeasurably important role in the development of academic excellence, peer relationships, and the responsibility to meet societal norms for any given student. Thus far installing uniforms within school systems to control these variables have proven positive, but unfortunately lack a sense of individual growth because they limit the democracy of the student body. However, when the ideas behind the uniform are tweaked to match the opinions of the students, then this type of uniform will work. This semi-uniform will not only allow the school to maintain high levels of safety, school unity, and academic success, but more importantly it will be tailored to the needs of the children, and make them more involved. Finally, students will get to exercise their individuality and democratic rights, while administration will obtain the positive outcomes that uniforms provided in the past.

Presenter: Susan Liberatore (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 217 Hartwell
Time: 4:15 pm (Session V)