Carolyn Hax: A new fold on propagandize uniforms – The Washington Post

June 10, 2017 - School Uniform

Adapted from a new online discussion.

Dear Carolyn: we have 3 kids in open school, one is a high propagandize beginner and twins are in seventh grade. When they returned to propagandize after winter break, it was announced that open schools would now need uniforms.

The uniforms are sincerely basic, khaki or black pants or skirts, with a few plain colored shirts as options. My kids and their friends are shockingly fine with this change and don’t seem to caring during all.

I consider this is unequivocally boring. The garments we wear contend a lot about individuality and personality. Imposing uniforms on open propagandize students seems to be tying them for no transparent or good reason.

I am angry about this, though what surprises me some-more is that my kids don’t unequivocally seem to care. When we asked them since they didn’t care, they all only pronounced that they will wear a uniform and don’t wish me to make a large understanding about it. There is a assembly on Tuesday to plead this, and we really most wish to move adult my opposition, though my kids asked me not to go to a assembly or pronounce up. we strongly feel these uniforms are a bad idea, though we wish to honour my kids’ wishes as well.

(Nick Galifianakis/for The Washington Post)

I’m also a small endangered I’m lifting kids who will go along with management maybe a small too well.

— Uniform Disgust

Uniform Disgust: Why does it have to be that they’re “go[ing] along with authority”? Maybe they’re relieved during carrying a conform vigour removed. Maybe their propagandize sourroundings was label-competitive or trend-snarky, or some kids pull tough opposite a bounds of taste. Especially during these ages, kids can be infamous about wardrobe choices, and a ones who miss a income or physique consent or amicable consent to fit in can compensate a complicated amicable price.

Whatever a case, “outraged” strikes me as an outsize greeting for someone not indeed wearing a clothes.

Respect your kids’ liberty adequate to stay out of it, please, and in a giveaway time this gives we on Tuesday, give some suspicion to since we caring so much.

And, not for zero — wouldn’t similar with we meant they’re only deferring to your authority? Their station adult to we on this should fill we with wish on your kids’ ability to know their possess minds and select their battles accordingly.

Re: School uniforms: we went to a propagandize that compulsory uniforms and desired it during a time — we never had to consider about what to wear and never had a vigour of “expressing my individuality” around my wardrobe choices. Some of us HATE that.

I grew adult to be as anti-authoritarian as can be, due to my parents’ influence.

— Anonymous

Re: Uniforms: It’s a school, not a creativity contest. If a kids don’t care, afterwards what is she creation such a bitch about? A uniform dress formula is a good suspicion since it helps to keep immature people focused on what propagandize is indeed about — learning.

— we Really Have to Wonder

I Really Have to Wonder: There’s also an pragmatic summary of respect. Dressing for business says we take a work — and yourself — seriously.

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