Posted by liafreitas | Posted in Kindergarten Mommy | Posted on 31-08-2010
I never thought I would say it but I LOVE that my daughter wears a uniform to school. It has made the mornings so easy for us both. “It is going to be 100 degrees today, guess you’ll wear your uniform. Oh, today it going to be a bit cooler…uniform it is!” I am loving how smooth the mornings are going for us.
I have also noticed that more and more public schools are adopting uniform policies. Not all of them are your typical uniform of plaid jumpers for girls and long dark pants for boys which is nice. Some school are doing navy or khaki bottoms (pants, shorts or skorts) and certain colored polo’s, often with the school logo. It really does look nice on the kids and I would imagine that it does help in the classroom.
My school never had a uniform so I am not sure if it makes a difference in the classroom. My guess is that it would. There would no longer be the child who wears the inappropriate shorts that barely cover their bottom, no more t-shirts with this hipster or that singer. The child who can never afford nice, new clothes wouldn’t feel horribly out of place anymore. I would imagine that it would level the playing field a bit. It has really made me feel like uniforms are a great idea.
Before you razz me about costs, there always seems to be some sort of help for families that have a tough time affording the uniforms. My school has a free uniform exchange where you can put gently used uniforms for people to take from whenever they want. We got most of my daughters P.E. uniform from the exchange and I plan to pay it forward when she is out of it.
What do you think? Are uniforms a good thing for schools and do they actually help level the playing field a bit?