09 July 2009

School Uniforms

Big talking point in the Des Moines Register today. Two public middle schools are instituting a uniform policy for this fall. Polo shirts and khaki pants, shorts or skirts will be the outfit for their students. I have always liked the idea of uniforms and will be very interested to see how this policy goes over. The school is providing the shirts and the families are responsible for the pants & belts. I'm sure this first year will have a lot of bumps along the way and many complainers, but if they stick with it, I think it will be a good thing for these schols and these students. And, hopefully, it will force those teachers who wear track warm-ups or jeans everyday to step up their professionalism too, even though the school can't mandate that they were uniforms due to union-stipulations in their contracts.

4 comments:

  1. Plus uniforms make spontaneous dance numbers easier to pull off.

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  2. are you referring to AKB48? or Britney Spears?

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  3. Although we did not wear the stereotypical plaid jumpers at my school, we did have a dress code similar to what these schools are talking about doing. Black or khaki pants, solid color polo in the colors of blue, white, green, yellow, or gray, solid color shoes and socks, and belt (if your pants had belt loops) Honestly, it made deciding what to wear for the day pretty easy - "hmm...should I wear khakis and a polo or khakis and a polo?!?"

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  4. this would have been terrible for me to get through as we had "Thursday Skankday" where we rocked some serious sweatpants and tee's

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