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School Uniforms: There Is No Free Lunch


by Todd A. DeMitchell December 14, 2006

The basic argument for adopting school uniforms is that merely a change of clothes will bring about desired behavioral and academic student outcomes. That a uniform transforms individuals appears to be at the heart of the argument. But, does just wearing a uniform bring about changes in behavior?


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 14, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12891, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 3:39:48 PM

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  • Todd DeMitchell
    University of New Hampshire
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    TODD A. DEMITCHELL is Professor and Kimball Fellow, Department of Education & Justice Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire. He studies school law, educational policy, and collective bargaining. He has published three books and over 120 articles, book chapters, and essays. Prior to joining the faculty in higher education he spent 18 years in the public schools as a substitute teacher, teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of personnel & labor relations and superintendent.
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