Not delving too much into the debate of nature versus nurture. I can probably find a few twin studies that could punctuate the topic but I'll not.
Emmaline and I went to register her for eighth grade; and as expected, it was horrible. Em is defiantly against uniforms, standarized dress, lemming wear.
I can't deny that I agree with her. In all honesty, I shake my head against those dress codes. I have read the papers and I have heard the educators praising uniforms and the increased test scores. They argue that children won't focus on what's on their bodies but will focus on what's going on in their heads. Poppycock. It shouldn't matter what they wear when an excellent education is all that we should be concentrating on. They argue my point wonderfully, don't they? It doesn't matter what's on their skin. Just teach my child.
Their arguement for standarized dress sounds like smoke and mirrors. Distracting us from the primary fact that so many educators have become lazy educators. I don't say this just because I'm pulling it out of my ass. I've encountered these folks as they set out to fill my child's brain with the necessary facts and figures that will help her claim her degree.
But I digress...this isn't really about all that. This is about my child's reaction to the whole matter. She knows