How to Get a Better School Uniform
Teachers wear uniforms for a reason.
They give you a sense of belonging and purpose.
You get a sense that you belong and they know how to get your work done.
You know they know what’s important and they care.
The uniforms are important, too.
A new study conducted by the Institute for College Access and Success at the University of Maryland found that a uniform is the only way that a school can make the most of a diverse student body.
Students who are more likely to be white, female and Asian, and those who are of color, were more likely than others to be enrolled in the same school as a student of color.
The researchers surveyed more than 400 students at public, private and charter schools in Baltimore.
The results revealed that white students were more than twice as likely to wear uniforms than their nonwhite peers.
The study’s findings are especially relevant to schools in cities like Baltimore, which have seen an influx of African American and Hispanic students.
And they show that it’s not just students of color that have to make do with uniforms.
The school year was cut short for students of different races because of a riot in Baltimore in the summer of 2015, and many students in the study did not have the option of wearing their school’s uniforms.
“It’s a situation where you have to do things differently than the way they did a year ago, which is to have uniform-free days,” said Mark Johnson, one of the study’s authors.
“And the people who are in charge of those decisions are the people most likely to have been the victims of racial bias.
And the reason they did that is because they felt that they were the ones in charge.
They felt like they were at fault.”
And that, to many teachers, is the worst part.
“You are the person who is most likely in charge, you are the one who has to be the person to say, ‘You know what?
We can’t make this uniform that we want,'” Johnson said.
The lack of diversity in the classroom also has the potential to have serious consequences.
According to the study, teachers are more inclined to believe that students of one race or ethnicity are less capable than students of another race or ethnic group.
And because uniform use is not voluntary, teachers may use it as a way to discipline students who have broken rules or who break the rules.
“The thing that I’ve been trying to teach my students is not just to be comfortable but to be a responsible, respectful, thoughtful person, and I think this is one of those ways that we can make a difference,” Johnson said, adding that he believes the lack of uniform can lead to a “cultural divide” that is detrimental to students of all backgrounds.
And while the school-to-prison pipeline may seem like a minor issue, it’s a problem that can affect all students in a classroom.
The National Association of School Administrators reports that about 15% of the students in its membership are from a minority group.
“If we can have that kind of disparity in school systems that’s really detrimental to everybody,” Johnson added.
The institute’s Johnson said that the more schools and schools districts start to put a greater emphasis on diversity, the more effective teachers and principals can be.
“There’s a tremendous opportunity for teachers and schools to start learning about, you know, what makes people different,” Johnson explained.
“That’s something that I think is going to be really important, because in the future we can’t have this kind of diversity.
We can only have this diversity if everybody is equal.”