The court ruled out that the rights that every American is guaranteed by the First Amendment to Constitution, applies to every student and that schoolchildren, "do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate." People who support uniforms argue that an absence of uniformity can lead to a disruption in the school.
However, it has to be noted that assumption plays a larger role than prudence in this claim.
There is a consensus on the fact that bringing in a regulation that mandates uniformity across schools will do little to address the larger issues of drug abuse, gang-wars, robbing, etc.
By using school uniforms as a panacea, its proponents are overlooking the root cause of the problems.
Uniforms are found only at select stores, with a fixed price, which can be a real pain for low-income families with multiple kids.
The issue has been around for a long time - notably brought into the mainstream public consciousness by Bill Clinton, during his presidentship.
We've all seen the tragic headlines screaming of the death of a teenager who was killed for a pair of sneakers or jewelry or a designer jacket.
In Detroit, a 15-year-old boy was shot for his basketball shoes.
However, the examples of violent behavior that he cites are all related to students in the age-group 15-17.
Across US, elementary and middle school students are being required to comply with the rules of school uniforms, while at the same time, juveniles - who, as statistics show, are involved in most illegal activities - are being excluded.
Uniforms may be cheaper than branded or designer clothing, but they are no way cheaper than street clothing.