For my capstone project, I choose to create an essay researching the benefits and harms of school uniforms. In my essay, I focused on the research question, “Do uniforms teach students conformity or how to dress appropriately?” In my essay, I highlighted all of the benefits and harms of uniforms and possible solutions to them. The reason why I choose this topic was that for years I was forced along with many children in the Philadelphia public school system to wear uniforms without an explanation. It was a mandatory requirement and most students that I've met and surveyed hated them. I choose to focus my capstone around it because I wanted to understand why uniforms exist when students didn't like them and I wanted to research why they matter and their purpose.