Friday, May 20, 2005

Why a Dress Code Might Help Our Kids in School

Any of you remember the old days when they had dress codes in school? I went to a high school where the guys had to wear ties and even socks were mandatory for the guys. Girls didn't wear slacks and no one was allowed to wear jeans. Here's to the return of some basic dress codes.

2 comments:

Chickadeeva said...

Growing up, we didn't have much money. I did end up attending a private school for two years, and that was one of the few times I felt the playing field was leveled when it came to social status. We all had the same clothes - we were the same - and it felt good. It was also great never to wonder what you'd wear to school!

I felt uniforms provided a reason to act with decorum.

RobertinSeattle said...

It's true -- school uniforms were intended to be a great equalizer. Although I think this piece was from Comedy Central or some other show, a lot of other people have sent me comments offline about how dress codes did make things simpler for the kids. No designer clothes for some kids and Wal-Mart for others.