Mandating school uniforms in grades k 12
"And a lot of times dealing with the dress code, just the regular everyday dress code …
becomes problematic," especially if students end up missing class for dress-code violations.
They say uniforms and some dress codes lessen peer pressure aggravated by socioeconomic divisions, promote a unity of spirit and help administrators more quickly identify trespassers on school grounds.
Some school administrators say that such restrictions help prepare students to “dress for success” in the job market.
Public school districts across the country have followed suit.
All elementary school kids should get 20 minutes of recess a day, and all Florida's public schools should be required to work that into their daily schedules, according to new bills filed by two Central Florida lawmakers.They also question whether restrictive dress codes really make schools safer.Many parents argue that these restrictive policies also infringe on the parents’ freedom in rearing their children.But a pending district study on academics and uniforms could prompt discussion in the months ahead."I happen to be a pro-uniform person, but I do believe the right approach is for it to be embraced by the individual schools," Mathias said.Osceola adopted its K-12 school-uniform policy starting with the 2008-09 school year and earned more than 5,000 from the state this year.