I was driving the kids to school today when the topic of school uniforms came up. My daughter wanted to know why she has to wear them. She would rather choose her own clothing.
The kids then started to speculate as to whether they would escape uniforms at the next level. “No,” I explained. Jackson has school uniforms in public and private schools pretty much all the way through.”
Grace added that she understands why the policy exists. “They don’t want anyone to be jealous of somebody else’s clothes.” I affirmed that sentiment.
Andrew, who had mostly been taking the conversation in, piped up, “I don’t like uniforms because I feel like the product of an assembly line. I would rather be seen as an individual with outstanding potential in math and reading.”