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Gangs, Dress, etc.
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Kathleen McCrea
Fri, 06 Jun 1997 21:57:55 -0500
In Wichita, Kansas next year one of our public high schools is
going to have standardized dress. The required clothing will consist of
khaki pants, skirts, or shorts and navy or white shirts or sweaters
without any logos. Students will not be allowed to sag. Students who
don't want to wear the dress will be allowed to a different school. It
will be interesting to see whether or not this will have any effect on
student behavior. The school where I teach is expected to receive the
majority of students who elect to transfer out; the school where my
husband teaches is the school going to uniforms! Supposedly gang dress
is one consideration; another consideration is the social elitism that
accompanies dress. Students, Teachers, Parents, and Community members
were allowed to participate/buy-in to the decision which, I believe, was
proposed by the administration.