posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 09:03 PM
I'd like to take a minute to discuss my thoughts about the school uniform craze that is taken over our nation and catching like wildfire. I have been
mulling this over for years as when we moved to Philadelphia they required school uniform (NAVY OR KHAKI PANTS AND NAVY OR BURGUNDY OR WHITE TOPS
PRETTY CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT DISTRICTS). We again are in another area where school uniforms are required. Pinellas County, FL.
Where's the conspiracy, you ask? Well I posit that it never had to do with behavior, bullying, fitting in, bonding et al as public education providers
woud have us believe. I believe that it was truly done because the corporations saw a whole new "demograph" they could extort money from. I have tried
to research some of the top uniform sales companies, for instance Dickies, to see what they made before public schools implemented school uniforms as
opposed to what they make now with so many areas now requiring school uniforms for public schools, to little avail. It's tougher than finding a needle
in a haystack, which only helps to support that there is in fact, a corporate reason for the seemingly sudden change over in so many of our public
schools in the USA. And finding out where this modern day movement started and by whom is even a bigger challenge. I smell a rat.
For those who have never had a child in one of the uniform schools, or those without children, since you may not know why I think this is a corporate
cospiracy, well it's very simple. I could buy twice as much clothes for my kid if she was in a free to wear what you want district as opposed to where
we are now living. The uniforms are quite a bit higher vs "Normal" clothes. For instance the cheapest khakis which she is required to wear cost $17.99
off sale and maybe as little as $12.99 on sale. I could get her jeans for $10.00 off sale sometimes and on sale for as little as 5 dollars. The shirts
really aren't too much difference. But with the cost of the pants running so high, you have to get less shirts. The only difference in this district
is they have to be solid with no writing or graphics as opposed to Philly where they had to be certain colors and had to be collared (here they can be
plain crew neck t-shirts) win for parent -1 corporations - 0 on that one.
Up north I do beleive it is a bit more strict as that is a more corporate
friendly atmosphere they'll practically kiss the corporations buttocks while down here they may make some concessions, but won't bend over backwards
for the corporation. JMHO.
Anyway I posit that the first parent to ever bring up the topic to go to school uniforms was a corporate brown noser shill. Probably some highly paid
dookie stain that didn't even have to send thier kid to a public school but somehow got into a public school board meeting. Either that or a corporate
shill on the board itself. That's what I think AND I hope to one day prove it!
edit on 19-1-2013 by ldyserenity because: spelling