argross at bigpond.net.au
Tue Sep 16 08:01:14 EDT 2003
The inconsistencies are almost certainaly due to a clueless editor on the road paved with good intentions, but still.
For the record; over the past few years there has been a growing movement to encourage uniforms at American public (as in tax-supported "council") schools. This movement has been particularly active in poorer inner-city areas where there is a major problem with gang activity. Uniforms=no gang identification tags to stir things up. At least not in the minds of administrators. (It will take the kids all of ten minutes to redefine their signals.) The movement is also spoken of favorably by the parents who have gotten a bellyful of the status games kids play with their parent's money.
I suspect it is really going to take another decade if/before it takes hold anywhere else, but it *is* out there and some American schoolchildren *do* wear uniforms to their public schools.
American schools do nearly always have full kitchens.
Thanks for that feedback!
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