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School Uniform Policy

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School Uniform Policy

For the past decade, schools, parents and students have disagreed and argued endlessly over the issue of regulating student attire in our schools. In 2007, cases involving an anti-Bush T-shirt in Vermont, an anti-gay T-shirt in San Diego and Tigger socks in Napa, California, made their way through the courts, causing many to wonder whether this long and critical debate will ever be resolve in a successful manner. But it goes beyond just the wearing of offensive and obscene T-shirts. Distractions in the classroom, bullying, violence, gang related activity and unsuccessful grades are just some of the many hurdles schools are faced with today. Our school system nationwide needs to make sure our students who are the future of our country receive the best education possible offered to them. A nationwide school uniform policy seeks to improve all these problems faced by the school system in our nation and enhance many other aspects of it.

Imagine how many students in school get picked on because they don't have trendy clothes to show off, especially in middle school where students can be harsh and bully each other untiringly all year long. Suppose you could take away a method of bullying off the list so there are less chances of a student getting to a boiling point how it has been happening in the past twenty years, where children and teens of all ages are having suicidal, murder and cruel thoughts; some to the point where they actually carry out the actions related to these thoughts with awful consequences for society.

Many schools around the country have implemented such policy but not nationwide which is a goal we can achieve in the near future. But there are some concerned parents and even faculty and staff members of schools nationwide who are against the implementation of a school uniform policy. A number of reasons why they are against the school uniform policy are contended by this group of non-supporters. Some argue that the policy violates a student's right to freedom of expression and is just simply a band-aid on the issue of school violence. To the concerned parents who say that school uniforms deprived their children of self expression, what is self expression at school versus the fatal deaths due to bullying? Self expression is not just the wearing of clothing especially in school where self expression should be through education. Others utter that it makes students a target for bullies from other schools and are a financial burden for poor families. Officials claim that the uniforms are an unfair additional expense for parents who pay taxes for a free public education and are difficult to enforce in public schools. A few of the non-supporters are not thinking of the implementation of the program as an improvement due to the fact that the program by itself won't cease all the issues 100 percent. What they fail to realize is that the implementation


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