Don't tell your kids but the City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday recommending school uniforms at all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses.
The resolution by Councilman Jose Huizar called on the district to adopt a policy that would make school uniforms mandatory.
"I served on the school board for four years, and I certainly witnessed that those schools with uniforms had higher student achievement, and I also saw that their students were more orderly and focused on the purpose of learning at school," Huizar said.
The nation's second-largest school district currently allows the administration of each school to decide whether its students should wear uniforms.
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"In areas like southeast L.A. where there are gangs everywhere, and they're identified by colors of clothing, it takes away that in-your-face-I'm- from-this-gang message," Tingerides said.