borsuk: from tees to polos, student attire sets tone
borsuk: from tees to polos, student attire sets tone
A few years ago, the student union of a private school in the suburbs came up with a April fool prank: they arranged to spread the news one day before April 1, and the school will require students to wear school uniforms in the coming school year, details will be announced the next day. The students were angry. Some immediately said they would change schools, some started organizing protests, and some called parents in the school office. The school acted quickly to put out the fire until the next day. No, there\'s no uniform. Who would think that children are so concerned about what they can and can\'t do, what they do and don\'t do, what they wear to school? Only people who have experienced puberty may suspect this is the case. School dress codes, including school uniforms required by some schools, usually do not make headlines. I don\'t remember writing this. But it is actually a big deal, not only for children, but also for many educators and parents, and there is a strong opinion. Children need to express themselves. Children need to learn to meet the standards. The way kids (and teachers) Watching has nothing to do with learning. The way kids (and teachers) Look has a real impact on learning. Habits, cultural standards have changed. Standards should not be changed. School uniforms set a serious tone for learning. School uniforms inhibit the creativity of students and actually hurt learning. See the ads behindto- The school Sales reminded me of the topic. I do not advocate any policy on this issue. But I do think that the way students and employees dress at school raises some interesting questions about the school\'s climate and culture. School policy on dress From no policy to trail blazers and ties --vary widely. Few public schools require students to wear school uniforms. Civil liberties issues ( Even students have the right) It\'s a big reason. But many schools have codes for spelling things that schools can\'t wear Anything with information that promotes drugs, alcohol, or anything that is considered disruptive. Most of the time, clothes that reveal a lot of skin or underwear are taken out. Shoes — You have to wear shoes. But even in public schools, there are some exceptions to uniforms, mainly involving schools with low grades, and leaders believe that uniforms will improve school culture. I can name some of the Milwaukee Public Schools that advocate children wearing school uniforms, mainly polo shirts with school marks. It\'s not mandatory, but some of the schools I \'ve been to have, oh, maybe three Children of school color. In private schools, school uniforms are more common in cities than in suburbs. Again, what I see most often is polo shirts in school colors. However, schools still require girls to wear school uniforms such as Plaid skirts. At the end of 1990, when Milwaukee\'s religious school was first allowed to participate in a public-funded voucher program, some critics predicted, Things will happen. But when several journalists, including me, visited dozens of private schools in 2005, we found that the situation in which students dress was the opposite. This is mainly driven by parents and is more stringent in dress code than in public schools. We\'re sorry we don\'t have specific statistics, but I bet half of the schools we visit require at least polo shirts. I believe this is still true. This number may have increased. Hope Christian school executive director Zach Verriden told me last week that hope Christian school will have six schools in Milwaukee this fall and one in Racine Including high school ties, coats and gray casual pants) Build the school culture they want, strengthen their studies, and respond to what their parents want. The students were told that they may need some sort of uniform when they find a job. \"Being a scholar is your current career,\" Verriden told them . \". \"Proper dress is the preparation of life. Todd Willis, principal of high school, said: \"polo shirts and kha cloth are common rules at the Mermer Catholic school, from kindergarten to high school. \"We want everyone to focus on the learning and culture of architecture, rather than making up for school every day,\" he said . \". \"The label we all wear is \'messmer \'. Todd Bunnage, head of Cedar Fort School, said there is a policy in the area to minimize distractions while giving students some freedom to choose what to wear. Employees usually wear business casual clothes. As for himself, he said: \"As an administrator, I am very interested in modeling . \" So he wears a tie every day. But it\'s a bow tie from a personality perspective. \"It makes a lot of smiles,\" said Bugnacki . \". Dress code for Oak Creek Franklin school asked parents to help with the dress code. \"Modesty and good taste should be the characteristic of every student reporting to the school every day,\" it said . \". \"It does have an impact on individual students and the school environment as a whole. Tim Culver of Oak Creek Wearing well is a statement that helps teachers and students make a good first impression at the beginning of the school year, said president Franklin. But, he says, in the long run, it\'s more important for both students and adults what you\'re showing in action and personality. When the children finally learn, appearance is not everything. Alan J. Borsuk is a senior fellow in law and public policy at the University of Marquette Law School. Atalan contacted him. Borsuk @ Marquette. edu.