Coming back to where I started from, the famous quote by my Mom “Schools should be schools and not fashion shows.” I love designer clothes but not the fact that they are pretty damn expensive. Although they might not say it openly but the survey of more than 500 schools conducted in 2013 reveled that more than 90% of the parents are “pro uniforms” and believe it could help them save money.
I still remember, even being a boy I used to think a lot of what I am going to wear tomorrow for school. Uhmm, how about this one, ahh, No Pamela has the same dress and wears it so often…! Uniform policies at school also helps families to concentrate where it matters the most that is on the quality education of their child.
Some of our readers might not agree with this (but then, its democracy!
) but the more we talk about these “non-issues” the more we get into a slump!
I’m not a “caveman” or a huge fan of “Flintstones” but the point is, the more we move away from our basics and our values the more alien we become to ourselves & humankind.
The debate whether there should be uniform at school or not only began in the 19th century.If we take an example of an Army recruiting soldiers without their strict policy of uniform, the chances of inducting soldiers goes down.Same is the relationship between school-uniforms and the number of students forming or becoming a part of a gang.It also eliminates the “cold war” between students about who is looking HOT and who is not.With everyone in similar outfits the only thing that matters is tidiness.Most parents and teachers can do and have tried almost everything to improve on the punctuality of students.If a simple dress code policy can solve this pressing issue, then why can’t we just give it a try?People who are against uniform at school are of the opinion that uniform undermine students’ ability to think creatively & doesn’t let them express their individuality.Some of the them also go on to say that uniforms are culturally incorrect especially in countries like USA, Canada & UK where people from different cultures live (or at least try to) in a harmony. As I write this, I am itching to lay down my points against this baseless criticism but just have to keep my writing in flow.” Like any other teenager, I had this extremely “carefree” & “screw the rule” type of an attitude, which made me not, the greatest advocate for school uniforms.This introduction was important because now I would be focusing on how wrong, I and other teenagers like me were and still are about uniforms.