I was saddened, but not surprised, at the letter from Michael and Terri Patillo. In the couple’s 40-something years, apparently neither of them have taken the time to read the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that American children are not guaranteed the right to education either implicitly or explicitly in the Constitution. Like many in the U.S. today, the Patillos think their rights come from the government and unfortunately never have taken the time to read and discover exactly where their rights, and the limits that are supposed to keep government out of their lives comes from.
As for the uniforms, yeah, I think they are a good idea. With three sons, my wife says this was the easiest back to school shopping that she has ever done.
My personal observations, from the time that I have spent doing volunteer work each semester in both high schools over the last four years, I would say our kids need the uniforms.
I think anything we can do, within reason, that helps teachers and the school administration to deliver a high quality of education we should do.