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Support crackdown on uniform length

Published:Tuesday | September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have read with profound interest your editorial, 'Commissars of skirt lengths', published September 22, 2014, and I am a bit disturbed by the sarcasm in your remarks about the rules that are implemented at both the José Marti and Tivoli Gardens high schools.

What do the people of this country want? Did you know that academic excellence starts with discipline and the value students place on themselves?

How can you draw any correlation between enforcing the rules of the school with the academic performance of the students? What are you saying? That we should ignore how they dress and the value attached to discipline and just go ahead and teach?

Mr Editor, indiscipline is rampant in our society, especially in our schools, so it's best to support the efforts of these schools to enforce the rules instead of criticising the officials.

Mr Editor, your remarks were really poor and unbecoming of the standards set by this remarkable newspaper. I really think you should apologise to these school officials. This was indeed poor journalism. Jamaica doesn't need this right now.

MARCUS BLACKSTOCK

blackstockmarcus@yahoo.com

Greater Portmore,

St Catherine