Does wearing a school uniform improve student behavior?

Does wearing a school uniform improve student behavior?

In a growing number of school districts across the nation, students must wear a uniform.\n\nThis is not the stereotypical school uniform associated with Catholic schools – pleated plaid skirt with a blouse for girls; a button-down shirt, a necktie and dark pants for boys. Instead, these are mostly khaki and blue or khaki and red shirt/blouse and skirt/pants uniforms.\n\nAccording to the US Department of Education, wearing a uniform can decrease the risk of violence and theft, instill discipline and help school officials recognize intruders who come to the school.

Todd A. Demitchell
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why did the author write this article about school uniforms?
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RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.5 - Text Structure, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

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