Sunday, September 18, 2011

DOE forcing kid to wear uniform


From Fox 5:

Over the past few years, public school uniforms and dress codes have become more common than not in public schools. The New York City Department of Education says wearing uniforms promotes better learning, student performance and conduct.

But that same DOE also gives parent a choice to opt out if you don't want to follow the dress code.

In Queens, one grandmother says her grandson wasn't given that choice. And she says instead of going to class with the other kids, he sits in a room by himself for the day.

9 comments:

Cherokeesista said...

I have no problem with a dress code as of now my childs school doesn't have one but given this latest Fashion Statement of young men wearing their pants below their ass so their boxers or underwear show I would welcome a strict dress code ;-)

Anonymous said...

Dress codes = terrorism.

My children and myself will dress HOWEVER we please as long as it is not illegal.

sirbeef said...

"...latest Fashion Statement..." Say what?? This "jail house fairy" look has been around for darn near two decades now....it's not new. I think if more young punks knew that they are patterning their looks after prison bitches, they might think twice.

Anonymous said...

If you see what some of these kids are wearing, then you can understand why all kids SHOULD have a dress code. BTW, parochial schools have dress codes.
Would your boss allow you to come dressed as as a slob?

Anonymous said...

They should send this kid elsewhere, the grand-mother is simply being obnoxious and cheap for not trying the uniforms. Send him to a non-uniform school.

There should be no exceptions by the way - the schools should be all uniform or all home-boy look.

Cherokeesista said...

@Sirbeef Can't argue with that ;-) Your on point .

Anonymous said...

Sits in a class by himself--?
Well, I guess that's his pretty fucking stupid choice. Wear the uniform. Go to school. Quit crying.

Anonymous said...

Why would uniforms be optional? Either you have to wear them or you don't. Kinda defeats the purpose if it's optional.

Anonymous said...

3 years ago IS25 in Queens instituted a "dress code" policy. I contacted the principal at the time refering him to the DOE's Student Handbook, which every student must sign, advising him that dress codes do not exist and if this is a uniform policy then we wanted to opt out. Because of his laziness it was easier to institute a dress code rather than dealing with the odd student who might not be dressed appropriately. He insisted it was legal and we went back and forth over the summer including the Family advocate and DOE attorneys at which time he allowed us to opt out. There are bigger issues in the schools than dress codes.