posted on Aug, 17 2003 @ 11:14 AM
If a person gets to the stage in school life where they cannot see that they can be an individual in countless other ways besides the clothes they
wear, then they're probably not intelligent enough to get through life without the support of a uniformal peer group.
I currently attend a state secondary school in the UK, where uniform is compulsory. I really do think it does more good than harm.
1. School isn't easy, and you have to be in a hard working, concentrated state of mind. Uniform reminds you that you are there to work, whereas
when you are dressed casually, you are more likely to relax and slack off.
2. Uniform helps identify children who should be in the school, and people who should not, who may well intend to harm students.
3. Poor kids and rich kids still have to wear the same uniform. Therefore there is less of a stigma attached to wearing cheaper clothing.
4. Most importantly, girls look really hot in school uniforms, and without this incentive to attend school, I don't think any boys would ever bother
to get out of bed in the morning.
I don't like school uniform any more than the next kid, it's uncomfartable, it's bland, and it groups me together with people I have nothing in
common with, but I know I'm better of wearing it for the above reasons.
We can express our individuality in so many other ways that I really don't think much about school uniform. There is, of course, your personality,
as someone else mentioned. There are school subjects which involve self expression, such as Art, English, Music, and subjects like Modern Studies
which involve debate. A student can use these subjects to express opinions, thoughts and feelings.
School is a large part of any child's life, and it can sometimes seem all consuming, but really at my age, society outside of school is a larger part
of my life. We express ourselves and act with individuality outside of school all the time. In school we just concentrate on gaining the
qualifications we need to get a job where we can truly be individuals. We learn alot outside in the real world, and the streets can be just as
importand a place of learing as school. People sometimes overestimate it's importance.
I don't know what the American system of education is like, although not everything I hear about it is so good. This post only reflects what I think
about education in Britain.
And like everyone else, I do hate school, but I realise it's importance. I wish there was another way, but there isn't. Anyway, I don't believe
in the NWO, but I do believe that schools are being slowly dumbed down. Whether this is to cater for the lowest common denominator, or to control us,
I just don't know.
[Edited on 17-8-2003 by CiderGood_HeadacheBad]