Why is The Fresno Bee giving so much credence to the Clovis Unified dress code issue? Bottom line, is a student in compliance or not? If not, then incur the consequences and move on!
More significantly, though, is the student dressed indecently – indecently enough to warrant media coverage? Clearly, the child pictured on Jan. 17 was not. Would one consider it “school” attire? That is a matter of opinion. A pair of jeans, a shirt and a pair of sneakers should suffice as the most suitable and economical attire.
But what is with the endless debate on this issue? Ridiculousness abounds on both sides. Why does it take an entire team of attorneys to draw up a dress code, and why do families feel the incessant need to push the envelope of every single point?
Let’s ask ourselves exactly when, why, and in what context did the dress code become such a problem? Deeper political and social implications fuel the dress code debate. Let’s quit nitpicking on all sides and focus on educational needs instead.
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Deanna Moosakhanian Garabedian, Selma