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Should Creek Students Wear Uniforms?
Sally and Will agree that bullying is a prevalent issue and that uniforms can be expensive. Will says that his Regis hoodie was $70.
Will thinks that uniforms are still less expensive overall due to not needing as many clothes. Sally counters with that her children will need new sets of weekend clothes in addition to those for school.
Will and Principal Silva disagree on the effectiveness of disciplinary action on bullying. Will thinks harsh punishments make things worse for victims by angering their tormentors, while Mr. Silva thinks that they will prevent future harassment .
Will and Aaron disagree on why uniforms reduce bullying. Will finds that their limit of expression allows students to feel a part of a larger group, while Aaron thinks that bullying is reduced as signs of economic class are hidden.
Will and Aaron agree that bullying reduces everyday stress and incidences of bullying.
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Aaron and Lily agree that bullying based around clothing would be reduced if uniforms were implemented, but she does not believe that this would reduce harassment at Creek as a whole.
Aaron and Principal Silva disagree on the topic of preventative action. Aaron thinks all action should be taken before bullying happens, while Mr. Silva find it to be inevitable, rather seeking to prevent repetitive harassment.
Aaron believes that clothing can often be the greatest indicator of wealth, but Lily, whose father manages the Broncos Stadium while she exclusively shops at ARC, disagrees.
Aaron finds uniforms to be more cost-efficient, as this evidences their popularity in low-income families, while Sally finds the cost of separate summer and weekend clothes to be too great.
Aaron and Sally agree that bullying is a prevalent issue that must be ended.
Sally and Lily Agree that clothes are too expensive nowadays- this is why Lily likes thrift shops.
Sally and Principal Silva find Creek to be a great school, even with its flaws. They both don't think Creek can create positive change in its culture through new rules.
Will and Principal Silva agree that social markers plague Creek. They discuss the implications of the "Creek Girl" style.
Aaron and Principal Silva agree that Creek isn't the type of school that needs uniforms due to being made up of mainly wealthy students.
Lily and Mr. Silva agree that school culture-particularly around sports- needs to change.
Sally believes that anti-bullying programs should be preventative- Mr. Silva does not.
Lily and Will agree that Creek has a negative school culture, in which people are judged harshly for their clothing.
Will thinks that uniforms will improve school culture and improve inclusivity, allowing people to be more unique, but Lily thinks that they will reduce morale and make students unable to express themselves.
Sally believes that bullying stems from acting differently from what is popular, but Lily finds it to be from saying something to anger another.
Principal Silva finds the way students dress to be too revealing or edgy at times. Lily finds their ability to do this a measure of freedom of speech.