Not yet I plan on trying to contact someone again. I understand the philosophy behind the use of uniforms but I have a problem with using our children for tests like this.
The uniform policy to me is a huge misuse of the school boards time and money.
I have sent an e-mail in an attempt to understand this school board it follows:
Hello board members,
I have a question. I have children in the Liberty county school system and do not understand why the school board has such a strict uniform policy. What exactly is the purpose for this policy?
Is this helpful and needed for my child's education? If so how? I do not understand why they cannot where the same clothing they wear everywhere else to school. They do not dress inappropriately or lewd.
The more children you have the more this policy moves from a simple foolish nuisance to a considerable cost. A cost that could be better used for my children s education.
Cost aside I am also concerned about the psychological damage being done to my children. Has anyone in the school system addressed the abstract written by David L. Brunsma and Kerry A. Rockquemore, which basically point out uniforms ineffectiveness at making a positive difference in schools and in fact fueling rivalries?
Thanks for the link. I still have yet to get a response from the board. I have a big problem with the uniform policy. I mean pointing to uniforms as a way to improve performance, safety and self esteem seems a bit thin. Truly the school board cannot be so petty that they assume placing a child in a pair of khaki pants and polo shirt will improve his or her self esteem and GPA. The accomplishments of the uniform policy are very hard to measure, however the drawbacks are evident. Every child who has had an infraction for not wearing the proper uniform is a direct result of this added policy. Had the policy not exsited in this draconian style this child would not have suffered an infraction of course had the child conformed to the policy inspite of the draconian nature he or she would not have suffered. It is tough, especially when we work so hard to teach our children to be unique individuals and be proud of who they are, to have them dress the same as everyone else day after day to send them to school. Some may argue that this is only clothes I am complaining about and i would say yes it is only clothes and therefore it is not worth the time of our educators or board of education.
I cant help but feel that a uniform policy does not address the real issues. With parents sending children to school dressed improperly and gang violence.