On a broader and more troubling note, The News sees dress codes as a hindrance to gang identification and recruitment. We wish this was a baseless concern at the elementary school level. It isn’t.
The dress code policy proposed for West Goshen Elementary School is a pilot program of sorts in our school community. The change can be amended or abandoned if problems arise or the policy proves too difficult to enforce.
At this point, though, we think it’s worth a try.