White Station Middle School Dress-Code Policy Update
Teachers and Administrators claim that their reason for the uniform policy of for safety. Though uniforms can reduce the chances of: gang violence and bullying they bring the threat of not having a choice. We believe that not having a choice as a teenager promotes not wanting to get a choice as an adult, and that is not safe.The ability to choose what you want to wear gives you building blocks for life. Teenagers and kids walk around with sagged pnts and crop tops . Being at a school where where can decide on your apparel, but with appropriate restrictions gives you a reference when deciding what to wear in the real world.
In addition to the quality of choosing your clothing, uniforms can also be scarce and expensive for some people. Parents/Guardians who might be stuck in a financial situation or who aren't stuck in a financial situation might find uniforms expensive. Students only wear uniforms 180 days out of the year, leaving 180 days when students need regular clothes. For caretakers to buy uniforms that will only be good for one year ( because we are all growing ) , then have to buy new ones is unfair. Teenagers spend 21% of money gained on regular clothing. Most 10-15 year olds have predominantly casual clothing.
In conclusion, allowing students to wear casual clothing increases maturity, is affordable, and gives students a chance to express themselves. Thank you for reading. Your signature counts to us, and have a nice day