9/10/2014 – NEW ProCon.org Website! – Should students have to wear school uniforms? - Our 51st website explores the pros and cons in the debate over mandatory school uniforms. Almost one in five US public schools required students to wear uniforms during the 2011-2012 school year, up from one in eight in 2003-2004. Proponents say that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a "level playing field" that reduces socioeconomic disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes. Opponents say school uniforms infringe upon students' right to express their individuality, have no positive effect on behavior and academic achievement, and emphasize the socioeconomic disparities they are intended to disguise.
9/5/2014 - Vaccines.Procon.org - Our popular website on the mandatory vaccine debate has been updated and expanded with new pros, cons, background, and did you know? information, with over 130 sources cited. Proponents of mandated vaccination for children say that vaccines are safe and one of the greatest health developments of the 20th century. Opponents say that vaccine ingredients are questionable and vaccines cause serious, and sometimes deadly, side effects. Explore both sides and decide for yourself.
9/4/2014 - UPDATED: Top Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children? - Find quotes from groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (pro) and the World Chiropractic Alliance (con); doctors such as Paul Offit, MD (pro) and Bob Sears, MD (con); and others answering whether any vaccines should be required for children.
9/3/2014 - UPDATED: State Vaccination Exemptions for Children Entering Public Schools - All 50 states require vaccines for diseases such as polio and measles, but exemptions are available for medical (50 states), religious (48 states), and philosophical (19 states) reasons. Find your state's laws on our updated chart.
9/3/2014 - State-by-State: Vaccinations Required for Public School Kindergarten - Connecticut requires the most vaccinations (10) while Montana requires the least (3). Find out which vaccines are needed to enter public school kindergarten in your state.
9/2/2014 - Vaccine Histories and Impact on Diseases - Do disease cases and deaths drop once a vaccine against the disease is introduced? How and when were vaccines discovered and developed? What does the CDC recommend? What is the vaccination rate for childhood vaccines? Find the answers to these questions about diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, Hib, and varicella.
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