ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Plan to test wearing of uniforms in New York City public schools noted. Report introduced.
(Baltimore, Maryland: Ned Potter) Mvt. to bring school uniforms to inner city classrooms featured; details given, scenes shown. [Baltimore principal William HOWARD - says children will do better if they feel good about themselves.] [KID - says we don't argue about fashion if we all wear uniforms.] [In New Haven, Connecticut, uniformed KID - says he feels handsome.] [Principal Jeffie FRAZIER - says kids' spirits are high.] [University of Pennsylvania prof. Vivian SELTZER - says clothes are area in which kids can express individuality.] Issue of legal questions behind dress codes noted. [Connecticut civil liberties union spokesperson William OLDS - says parents don't want government telling them what kids can wear.] Link of uniforms and discipline noted.
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