School uniforms should be optional not made mandatory.

School uniforms should be optional not made mandatory.

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July 9, 2022
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Why this petition matters

Started by Latoya Mallard

There are many reasons it can be argued for the need school uniforms to be worn for Clay County Schools. The main argumentative is that it avert with bullying/ teasing due to some can't afford name bands.

 However, after throughly speaking with a variety of parents with different ethnicities, culture, and opinions. The following reasons are reason of why school uniforms are not effective.

 1). Price- School uniforms will very based off the students size. Students can range in size from youth sizes to adult sizes even in elementary schools. Parents are forced to buy uniforms that students will possibly wear the first half of the school year and due to weather changes and normal growth.

Parents then are buying multiple uniforms throughout the year. Children have clothes during the summer as long as it's appropriate to wear to school if uniforms were not required. Every time the season change we are forced to buy more clothes other than uniforms. Our children do have a life outside of school and need regular clothes also.

2). Does not hinder Bullying- students can be bullied for many other reasons such as their color, race, gender, who they hang with, disabilities, and even what they look like and how they act. A bully will be a bully. The appropriate parenting/ teaching  bullying is wrong stops bullying. Bullying has been going on before uniforms policy and still is going on now.

 

3). Does not change academic performance. The choice on whether to study or not  does not lie with a students clothes, but within themselves. It is always a 3 way triangle in academic. Teachers, Students, and Parents create academic success.

 

As you can see, students being restricted to school uniforms will not change the major issues in tge school system. Effective parenting and continuous involvement in the student academic will create a fostering environment of success.

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