Current Quips & quotes
relevant to Mandatory Public School Uniforms
- Dressed Down - - "Three quarters of 4,519 locals surveyed by the
Littleton, Colorado, school district reject a strict new dress
code suggested in the wake of the Columbine shootings. The
code would ban hats, camouflage, shorts, skirts more than
three inches above the knee, and pants with a waist size more
than two inches greater than student's waist."
-- Reason magazine, April 2000, pg. 10.
( note: Columbine HS is
not in Littleton! )
- The Moral Development of Children - - "For most children, parents
are the original source of moral guidance. Psychologists such as Diana Baumrind
of the University of California at Berkeley have shown that "authoritative"
parenting facilitates children's moral growth more surely than either "permissive"
or "authoritarian" parenting. The authoritative mode establishes consistent family
rules and firm limits but also encourages open discussion and clear communication
to explain and, when justified, revise the rules. In contrast, the permissive
mode avoids rules entirely; the authoritarian mode irregularly enforces
rules at the paren's whim - the "because I said so" approach."
-- Scientific American magazine,
August 1999, pg. 77 "Teach your children well"
(wow! who would have thought that when people are worked with,
instead of "bossed" to, they would respond better???)
- Curing the Theraputic State (an interview with Thomas Szasz) - -
(referring to the "creeping theraputic state", not uniforms)
"... an example of what F. A. Hayek and Ludwig von Mises
talked about -- that the opposite of freedom is not brutal tyranny
-- Reason magazine, July 2000, pg. 32.
(what is capricious? Am. Heritage Dict: caprice:
"an impulsive change of mind"
Webster's New Coll. 1958: "an abrupt change in feeling, opinion,
or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy"
(could that describe a meeting where a school board decides black or
green shirts should not be allowed in the school uniform policy for no
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