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Re: uniforms(long)

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kprs_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 17:32:01 PDT


My first reaction to uniforms is YIKES! (perhaps it is the
fact that I am an army brat and saw Dad in his uniform every
day for over 30 years?) And let me say if they told me to
wear one, I would...because my word is my word (and that's
what contracts are all about) That said...

Essentially we all dress in uniforms already thanks to the
advertising industry, magazines, tv etc. As you all probably
will guess about me, I encourage my students to express
themselves in positive, LEGAL(not sexy, or drug related),
CREATIVE ways, and clothing is one of the few ways they can
do it. (It isn't tatooing, it's not piercing..it's wearing a
shirt that you painted on, or embellished, or unusual
jewelry, etc.). I don't encourage clothing that is so
outrageous that it is disruptive, or so unwearable that it
is falling off, or you can't sit or work in it...but that's
about it. AND, that said again....they are too timid anyway
to do anything truly outrageous...

Soon enough, they will all be wearing the uniforms of
adulthood....heels for the girls (boo hiss), and ties for
the guys (which come to think about it, I don't remember
seeing Charles' Schultz or Jackson Pollack, or Picasso
wearing a tie..and didn't Frankl Lloyd Wright dress a little
oddly?, and what about Nevelson?, and how about Erte?, and
don't forget good old Salvatore Dali)

San D

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