Dress codes prepare students for real world
Re: “School uniforms — keep it simple,” letter, Oct. 6.
Congratulations to the letter-writer for a wonderfully balanced, sensible proposal in regard to the current (rather shrill) debate about school uniforms.
All the discussion about misogyny, prejudice against females, rape culture, etc., is, in my view, a feminist diversion from the real issue, which the writer clearly identifies. Both boys and girls should wear reasonable attire (one does not want male students in jock straps any more than female students in thongs).
Making students conform to some reasonable clothing standards (which they have helped to define — great idea), does indeed help them in some small way to prepare for the real world beyond the classroom.
I hope the school board folks are listening. James Kyles Victoria