For my 9th grade World History class, I'd like to required organizedd binders and do regular binder checks. I want to do this because they have their standardized state test at the end of 10th grade, so I'd like them to have an organzied study resource to look back upon as they prepare for their standardized test. They won't be tested on the material they learn in my class for 1-1.5 years. Anyways, on to my question. To do this, I'd like to require my students have 2" binders with looseleaf and dividers. My teachers did this for many of my classes when I was a high school student, so I didn't think it'd be a problem. Do you any of you guys require stuff like this for your classes? Should I ask administration first? (For what it's worth, I work in a very high-income community. I'd be willing to buy the materials for students who couldn't afford it because I'd sure those students wouldn't number more than a few, and I cleaned up at Staples' penny sale!).