Whether or not public-school children should wear uniforms

Whether or not public-school children should wear uniforms is a heated contemporary debate.
Educators and sociology experts believe that school uniforms improve the social climate of a school by removing the pressure to fit in caused by fashion statements. Those opposed to school uniforms believe that wearing uniforms strip students of their individuality and self-expression, thus causing them to find more inappropriate ways to express themselves. Where do you stand on this issue?
Write the essay using a minimum of five different sources in which you take a position on this issue, supporting your position with reasons and examples from your own experiences, observations, and readings.
Your essay should be containing a clear introduction with a clear thesis statement, coherent body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Adherence to the topic, organization, clarity of expression, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice all count.