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.
One doesn't need to look any further than Bill Clinton's address itself to understand the hypocritical nature of this argument.To quote a few excerpts from his speech,"Today I'm visiting Long Beach, California, a community that has helped to restore order to its schools by requiring elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms...Uniforms may be cheaper than branded or designer clothing, but they are no way cheaper than street clothing.Thus, if you are not fussy about a particular brand, you can save a lot of money if the school does not insist on uniforms.Uniforms are found only at select stores, with a fixed price, which can be a real pain for low-income families with multiple kids.
Dress code implementation can never be unambiguous.
There is an ongoing debate on the need of uniforms in schools.
Proponents and opponents, both have valid points to back their claims on this contentious issue.
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.
Students can always find ways to tweak the code as per their taste.