Fantasea said:We are not creating soldiers we are making individuals that have to learn to make their own decisions in life. I understand that the clothes kids wear is not always appropriate for a learning enviornment. So I would like to propose an alternative to the prison style type of learning enviornment that the school and misunderstood parents are trying to create. It's simple, just be strict let the kids pick their own clothing but when it becomes a disstraction don't make them go home just tell them not to wear that item of clothing again. Simple as that. I guess parents don't remember being a kid in school, because if they did they would remember how the teachers and school board despised what they wear and this is no different than now so why force uniforms on your kids when you never had to wear them.anomaly said:Individualism among school kids looks like this.
The girls struggle to reveal as much skin as possible and make sure that the boys get a good look at their lingerie. They apply warpaint with a touch so delicate as to make a Sioux brave jealous. They punch holes wherever they can and fill them up with scrap metal.
The boys start from the top and work down. Hairdos that defy belief in shape and phony color. Ears drilled and filled to make the girls look like pikers. Shirts unworthy of the name carrying whatever degree of obscenity they can get away with. Pants that with the aid of a couple of poles could be pitched as tents, yet can't quite cover the butt crack. For years none have worn shoes and if they ever did, would not know how to tie them. Just a succession of athletic shoes, even though they are not athletes, in which they shuffle to and fro as penguins slithering along on ice.
This is the individuality to which you allude.
Since we can't shoot irresponsible parents and you oppose uniforms on juvenile grounds, perhaps there is an alternative that you would like to propose.