October 3, 2011
No School Uniforms
When shopping for school clothes, many parents have the constant battle with their child of how well their clothes should match other children. In today’s society children are choosing to fit in by what they wear, rather than who they are. Schools choose to have uniforms so that parents can cut cost down for school clothes, and children can stop worrying about which designer label they have to have. Many parents and children have concerns over what they should be wearing to school; uniforms simply take away the worry. According to Hannah Boyd (2010), While private and parochial schools have long required students to follow a dress code or wear uniforms, public schools have traditionally allowed students to wear what they and their parents like. Many problems have occurred in those traditional schools that have caused the schools boards across the nation to look into the better of uniforms. Wilde (2001) stated, “Uniforms are certainly easier for administrators to enforce than dress codes” (GreatSchools Staff). Gooding Elementary is a small, yet loud school, this particular school has chosen not to have the students wear school uniforms. Many districts in our local area have gained so much from school uniforms, and others have only caused so many more problems. Articlebase (2005) some students reject any rules. Forcing them to wear school uniforms only aggravates their rebellious sprit. I disagree with this statement, and disagree with our local school on the choice not to wear school uniforms. My belief on this; is that students are resilient, change only affects them for a short time, and before one knows it they are back. My seven-year-old attends Gooding Elementary as a second grader. Even though he is only just beginning, the thought of my child wear school uniforms is great. The cost of school clothes these days has become more expensive. I worry about...