If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
I can only speak for myself in that I would have hated being forced to wear a uniform. I'm aware of the disparity that is created in schools when children compete over what clothing they wear, but news flash: children compete over everything, from who has the prettiest face, to tic-tac-toe.
I would much rather see the school system move toward fostering each student's individual talents than stepping more in the direction of militant conformity. But I suppose that's exactly what the public school system has been... it's obedience education for the middle class.
I find that what you wear can often be its own instructional learning process. For instance, I went through a phase where I wore all black. I didn't identify as goth (and didn't wear the makeup), but I wanted to try it. Seeing other people's reactions to my outfit and seeing how I felt in that outfit was a learning experience for me. Now I have great fashion sense as an adult. For many young people, clothing is a creative outlet. I know it was for me.
If my school implemented a uniform policy, I would have moved to a different school.
Last edited by Orion; 12-24-10 at 08:22 PM.
I agree on your second comment.
No Lives Matter
My 28 yo son went to Southern Illinois University.
My 28 year old daughter went to Illinois State University.
My 25 year old is at Keller graduate school working on her MBA. She has an accounting degree.
My 20 year old daughter is at Western Illinois University.
My 10 year old is a happy, healthy grade schooler.
With the exception of my ten year old, my kids are on their own and doing very very well. How are yours?
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic. - Abigail Adams
be humble for you are made of earth; be noble for you are made of stars
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller