No School Uniforms (caddo parish)
We the undersigned students and of the Caddo Parish Public School System, protest the proposal to force students in Caddo Parish Public schools to wear uniforms. Uniforms will not be solving the root of the teasing or bullying problem. If students that bully others about what they are wearing cannot do that as such anymore, they will simply find another outlet to bully them. Educating students on how to show each other respect would go much further. By forcing students to buy a whole new wardrobe, their families costs will not decrease, but increase because they will need their uniforms, regular clothes for outside of school, and what is considered church clothes or fancier clothing. In addition, even if this does not increase the costs for families, then local businesses that sell clothing primarily to children and teenagers will lose business and potentially lose jobs for citizens of Caddo Parish. There are multiple other arguments, but these address the main points that the board has made.