9/23/2014 - Should Teachers Get Tenure? - Read new responses from Diane Ravitch, PhD, Research Professor of Education at New York University (pro), Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., JD, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and lead co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Vergara v. California (con), Brian Jones, MEd, Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York and former New York City public school teacher (pro), and Michelle Rhee, MPP, former Chancellor of Washington, DC public schools (con).
9/10/2014 – NEW ProCon.org Website! – Should students have to wear school uniforms? - Our 51st website explores the pros and cons in the debate over mandatory school uniforms. Almost one in five US public schools required students to wear uniforms during the 2011-2012 school year, up from one in eight in 2003-2004. Proponents say that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a "level playing field" that reduces socioeconomic disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes. Opponents say school uniforms infringe upon students' right to express their individuality, have no positive effect on behavior and academic achievement, and emphasize the socioeconomic disparities they are intended to disguise.
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