Last updated on: 9/5/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

St. Petersburg Times Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?"
Reasoning:

“[M]andatory school uniforms… give school officials extraordinary power over what should be a parental prerogative, without any firm evidence that uniforms enhance learning or discipline…

Schools have a dual responsibility to educate students and to develop productive, creative individuals who will grow up to lead the nation and bring innovation to our marketplace. …[I]t’s hard to be an individual when the system punishes anything but conformity.”

“Uniform Policy Goes Too Far,” sptimes.com, July 23, 1999

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

St. Petersburg Times‘ name was changed to Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 1, 2012. “Founded in 1884 as the West Hillsborough Times, the Tampa Bay Times is Florida’s largest newspaper. It has chronicled the Tampa Bay region’s growth with outstanding journalism, winning nine Pulitzers and numerous other awards along the way.”

“Times Publishing Co. Brands,” tampabay.com (accessed Sep. 4, 2014)

Mission:

“[P]roviding trusted and authoritative news to readers while helping advertisers convey their messages to consumers in traditional and innovative ways.”

“Welcome to Times Publishing Co.,” tampabay.com (accessed Sep. 4, 2014)

Other:
Daily newspaper
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms?