I went to public school in Peoria and we would have more than likely protested walked out whatever had they implemented this when i was in school. We did not walk around with our pants around our knees either.
I think it would be beneficial to all concerned. Seeing kids at bus stops...with their bums hanging out!! I realise kids need to work on a personality - but there are other activities such as sports and other outlets for expressing their individualism.
I am all for it. Coming from a very poor family growing up (think outhouses and no electricity - no I'm not kidding) we never had clothes like the other kids. The one year we went to Catholic School we had to wear uniforms and that was the only time I can remember not feeling self conscious at school. Children can be quite mean even when they aren't trying to be.
tls hit it on the head. If JnJ's kids like to dress up pretty with matching clothes and headband, there are an equal number of kids who don't have the money or even fashion sense to do that and will inevitably feel like a lower class. Everyone in uniforms makes everyone relatively equal. Even if you bought designer uniforms, for whatever reason, most people wouldn't know it as the ones from Eddie Bauer and the ones from Target pretty much look the same.
Do we all have to start dressing alike? Even the adults.
Everyone is not equal and I don't mean just money wise what they can buy. Some are smarter, some are better in sports, some kids read better that others, some spell better. We better stop having Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as well as music and drama as well because if only some kids can participate others may be made fun of because they couldn't. These kids may feel like a lower class because they were not able to be in Girl Scouts.