Originally Posted by orangeatheist
No offense, Hogan, but these kinds of responses speak of a person who has little knowledge of the world outside the U.S..
Well, seeing as I've only been to Canada outside the US, I have little to go on...but hey, the US spends a great deal of time trying to seperate itself from the rest of the world in many areas, why should this be any different?
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.
To be honest, I have very little use for the nations of the Pacific rim...outside of some Japanese and (very little) Chinese food,
I'm not into the whole Eastern thing at all. The uniform thing doesn't surprise me with the Japanese, afterall this is the same culture that places the Coporation above all else.
..and I said that seeing a bunch of kids in school uniforms reminded
me of old footage of the Hitler Youth, sorry but that's what comes to mind when I see them...school uniforms are nothing more than enforced conformity, plain and simple...and that is never good IMO.