My hat is off to the leadership of Tambark Creek Elementary School. Good for them for sticking with their decision to require uniforms at their school (“No one backing down on uniforms at newest Everett school,” The Herald, Aug. 6).
When my children were in elementary school and junior high, kids were bullied for wearing sneakers that were not Keds brand. Not only were they bullied over brands but for the styles they wore. I find that so sad, as not all kids’ parents are able to afford name brands or the latest style. School isn’t about how you look; it’s about a good education, and that is what Tambark is offering with their STEM program. I wish it had been offered when my children were growing up.
I like what one mom said: “If the parents relay positive sentiments regarding uniforms, their children will be fine and adapt to the change.”
Not all kids can come to school wearing expensive name-brand clothes; some have to shop at a thrift store. Uniforms are the happy medium.
Deputy Superintendent Peter Scott said, “Our bottom line is we want kids in classrooms learning.” I agree. The only option I can see is, if parents don’t want their children wearing uniforms to school, is to send them to another school and drive them to and from that school everyday.
Stand your ground, Tambark leaders; you’re doing the right things. I wish all schools required uniforms.