Originally Posted by Hogan11
I've been out of high school for 21 years and still the notion of a dress code makes my skin crawl.....seeing students in school uniforms just reminds me of the Hitler Youth or something....it's just not right to suppress a kids self-expression like that IMO.
No offense, Hogan, but these kinds of responses speak of a person who has little knowledge of the world outside the U.S. In Japan, school uniforms are the norm. I've been there many times and I don't see any damage to a kid's self-expression. And it CERTAINLY is not indicative of a "Hitler Youth" mentality! The boys look very well presented and there's none of that Nike-envy you see here. The girls are cute as can be. I know this isn't just the uniforms but also the way they are brought up, but the uniforms reflect the respectful and studious attitudes of the Japanese people as a whole. Americans could learn a lot from them.
I'd give anything for uniforms to be implimented in Highlands Ranch before my kids hit school.