School Board Meeting on Mandatory School Uniforms

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Should the school district implement a mandatory school uniform policy? After reading a series of primary and secondary source documents, class members are assigned roles and engage in a mock school board meeting about the question. Included in the packet is a sample essay, rubric, and the documents. The exercise concludes with individuals crafting a editorial that presents the position of their character.

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Pros

  • Documents include excerpts from the majority opinion of the US Supreme Court in the case of Tinker v. Des Moines
  • Links provided to other resources
  • Includes rubrics for the role-playing activity and the editorial
Cons

  • Beware the typos in the documents
  • Poorly crafted arguments for the opposition side of the debate