Uniformity in upbringing 

S: Where have you been all day, I called you hours ago.

A: I was out buying my little cousin’s school uniform, what a nightmare. No one had the right size, if they did, the color was all wrong, and when everything was right I found out that the price was far beyond the reach of my wallet. What is worse, I had to buy three sets to make sure he had a clean uniform every day, but I could only afford one.

S: Yeah, school uniforms are a pain, I walked into a family gathering the other day and all the aunties could talk about was uniforms and school fees. I think we should do away with them once and for all. I am not a fan of seeing children dressed in muted colors like identical pieces of furniture anyway.

A: Do away with school uniforms? Are you crazy? They are the bedrock of primary education. Schools won’t be schools without uniforms. Uniforms instill discipline, they teach us how to dress formally and smartly, they instill in us a sense of unity and togetherness. These are important qualities, far more important than quadratic equations if you ask me.

S: These are school kids, not army cadets. Why do you want to turn them into monotonous robots? I say we allow kids to wear what they want, to express themselves. We should aim to make our school kids as diverse, deviant and creative as possible, unnecessary rules shuts all of that down. Let the class clown wear bright colors, let the artistic girl wear dark.

A: And define and label them as such? You know why I loved school so much, all of us were equal, we wore the same uniform, sat on the same chairs, and had the same lunch. Do away with uniforms and you create classes and clichés in an instant, everyone will know who is poor, who is conservative, who is fashionably confused. Deviance is good, classification is worse.