It’s occasionally a topic in the news… the great School Uniform Debate. Do uniforms stifle kids’ creativity and individualism, or do they reduce bullying and class distractions by making sure everyone is wearing the same thing? Both? Neither?
While yes, uniforms to reduce students’ ability to showcase their personality through what they wear, wouldn’t it be nice if they could showcase their personality through their actions? In my opinion, uniforms are a great idea. You won’t see children ridiculing another child’s hand-me-down clothes or last-season garb. Everyone in the same skirt/pants, shirt, and shoes means less stress over what to wear in the morning, less comparing to others based on wealth and appearance, less distraction in the classroom.
From a minimalist standpoint, I’ve seen several people describe their pared-down wardrobe as their personal uniform. As I mentioned before, lots of choices actually means more stress. Whether it’s getting kids ready for school in the morning or getting dressed for work or the day’s other pursuits, having a limited number of options means more peace of mind about what you’re wearing.
What do you think?