School uniforms are a ridiculously out-dated idea and I really want to see them scrapped.
They’re a huge expense for families, often marked up significantly under the guise of ‘fundraising’ for parent committees at schools, and they’re also ugly and uncomfortable.
Kids should be able to wear their own clothes to school, clothes that reflect their individual personalities and that are comfortable.
Don’t you think it’s a problem that from the moment our children begin primary school they are taught to dress the same, act the same, think the same and learn the same things? There’s absolutely no room for individual personalities, expression and thoughts.
Even hair styles are restricted at primary and secondary schools, which is just outrageous.
To me, school uniforms (and all rules governing a student’s appearance) represent everything that is wrong with our current education system.
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And don’t even get me started on the fact girls are still meant to wear tunics and skirts while boys get to wear shorts and trousers. Talk about out-dated.
My daughter spent most of Kindy making sure she didn’t accidentally flash her undies to her new classmates and by the time I managed to find “bloomers” for her to wear under her school uniform, the psychological damage had been done.
By the way, when did bloomers become so hard to locate? And, if it saves school girls flashing their undies, why aren’t bloomers part of the school uniform? Children don’t have a choice but to sit on the floor during class, so at least provide them with a school uniform that covers their underwear.
But no, that would be too logical. That would make too much sense.