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Color-Day 3

Education has always been called the great equalizer. Not so, according to my twelve-year old’s school.  It’s khaki, that drab yellow-brown of military origin. The color referring to pants. As in: All students will wear khakis.

The concept, to take away choice so we’re all the same, is flawed. The dress code is a missed teaching opportunity. If students don’t learn to make easy decisions–like what to wear–how will they learn to make tough ones?

One size doesn’t fit everyone.

2 thoughts on “Color-Day 3

  1. A thought provoking piece. I work in a school with a uniform and it is rather smart and there’s no fashion parades but sensible dress for school. this will bea debate that will go on I’ sure. xx


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