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Petitioning Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Neal

Grand Rapids Public Schools: Cancel the plan to make all GRPS schools require uniforms

GRPS's new plan includes making all schools adopt uniforms. At school, our clothing is a way to express our creativity and individuality. If we are required to have uniforms, everyone will look the same, and we will lose part of our power to express ourselves. School will become boring in yet another way. Although this idea is proposed for a good reason, it is a bad idea in the end. Students will still find ways to protest the uniforms. It will ultimately be harder on the school's staff to enforce the uniforms than it is worth to begin this program in the first place.

The original plan can be found here (The part about uniforms is on page 11) http://grps.org/images/slide/pdf/102912TransformationPlanBookFINAL.pdf

We now have a printable flyer that you can put in your school or neighborhood. The flyer can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?vhlh8umb9y57o17

 

Letter to
Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Neal
Cancel the plan to make all GRPS schools require uniforms

GRPS's motto is "My Choice". But their new plan includes making all schools adopt uniforms. At school, our clothing is a way to express our creativity and individuality. If we are required to have uniforms, everyone will look the same, and we will lose part of our power to express ourselves. School will become boring in yet another way. Although this idea is proposed for a good reason, it is a bad idea in the end. Students will still find ways to protest the uniforms. It will ultimately be harder on the school's staff to enforce the uniforms than it is worth to begin this program in the first place.