· There is no socioeconomic class differentiation.
· Anyone in the building out of uniform is easily recognized and obvious.
· There is minimal cost to parents.
· A student’s self-esteem could be positively affected.
· Uniforms act as a unification of peers.
· The amount of time administrators spend disciplining those with dress code violations could be spent on other issues.
The negative feedback we have heard on discussions of this subject usually go something like this:
· Kids can’t express their individuality.
· They don’t want to look like everyone else.
· I can afford brand-name clothing, so my child should be allowed to wear them.
Think of the kids who have to wear the same clothes several times a week. As far as looking like everyone else, just think of sports teams or the military. We would be happy to hear your thoughts.
Please send questions to questions.classact@gmail.
com. Sally and Jeannie are certified school counselors. The responses presented don’t necessarily reflect the views of any certain school district.