School uniforms is something that I think has great significance and people don't talk about it enough. People should care about my research in school policies unlike some others, I am not afraid to say what I think or fight for what I believe. I think school uniform is important because what you wear on a daily basis means something. Ask anyone in my family, especially my mother. Justification is something that I'm always giving because I feel that people don't understand me.
Interviewed students while on Upward Bound financial aid trip, specifically Skyline High students. I conducted the interviews both formally and informally. I asked how they personally feel about school uniforms. Most had negative reaction to it. One student who had worn uniforms before in her home country of the Philippines said they were good and had never gotten bullied before, but she was also scared because she thought people would think she was rich. The teacher I interviewed was named Marcella and is an Academic Advisor for Upward Bound.
This weekend I have a field trip with Upward Bound at Tahoe CA, which means have to catch up with my field research. However, I took an advantage of this by doing some interview with some of the students. They came different high schools from I am. According to what they responded to my questions, I found that most of the students do not like uniforms. One student from skyline high school said uniform is useless because students tend to bully anyway. Moreover, she said it is hard to choose color for uniform in Oakland. Her school color is red and blue which is gangsters’ color.
A Uniform is today seen as an act of forced discipline and also of being one with a group. The Uniform, in fact, is known to be the epitome of submission system and of course, education.
The uniform was an attire of high standing once, and many a student must have their chest pyffing with pride over the fact that his or her uniform is the cleanest in the class and the smartest as compared to other schools.
Modern thinkers and modern thinking have brought about a change i this thinking.
Quite frankly I've had enough of uniforms. "Take the sweater off.", "Button it up." Seriously? If it's 90 degrees in the classroom and your poor school can't afford air conditioning, don't tell us to put our uniforms on. If it's 60 degrees, and we are freezing, don't tell us to take the sweaters off.