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Gone overboard on school uniform length

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Why should some high schools demand that our girls wear skirts that are almost touching their ankles? And why establish a practice that causes them to be ridiculed and at which they are bound to rebel?

Of course, there is need for our students to dress modestly and in a manner that is conducive to a learning environment. They should also learn that there are rules that govern our everyday activities and from which we cannot resile.

But the rules should be rational, reasonable and defensible. Somehow we seem to have gone completely overboard and have established a dress code that is totally out of character with the modern era.

Do you still wonder why young people describe us as weird and as relics of an era that has passed?

WEBSTER EDWARDS

ed@flowja.com

Kingston 10