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It isn't really about that one particular child. She will survive. Her situation was due to absences for having to go back to the moms hometown(out of state) for her grandmothers funeral. It is about the other children who are already behind the 8 ball. Many of the children who attend Tuttle come from unfortunate situations which are through no fault of their own. Some look forward to school as a refuge and a safe place for 7 hours a day. If the parent can't get the child to school on time the child is held accountable for the "sins" of the parent. The reasoning behind this from administration is "if a child is made to wear a uniform on the NO uniform day, this will make the parent be more responsible". Is hurting a 5 year old child emotionally, really what we want to do to children who do not understand why they are being singled out?. One child who was crying was told it was "her mothers fault". Is this a nice thing to say to a child? My personal opinion is children should not be rewarded for doing what they should be doing in the first place. Society is making children feel they need "rewards" for doing the right thing. Don't single kids out by making them wear different clothes. If a school has a uniform policy then adhere to it each day. How about once a month have a non-uniform day where each child can wear their street clothes? The purpose of a uniform is equality, but then they change the script one day and equality becomes discrimination.5 months ago