CurioCurio Critique #22: Oriental manuscriptsJuly 17, 2017
Curio Critique #24: War and the teaching professionJuly 17, 2017
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The First World War had commenced by 1914 and every citizen in Britain was expected to exercise thrift. So the advertisement for a stylish school uniform in the 1915 issue of The Illustrated London News is rather intriguing!
We are reminded of the American comedian and social critic George Carlin’s (1937-2008) observation on school uniform:
“Don't these schools do enough damage making all these kids think alike, now they have to make them look alike too? It's not a new idea, either. I first saw it in old newsreels from the 1930s, but it was hard to understand because the narration was in German.”
Schools in India have for years displayed a singular interest in insisting children to wear the school uniform.
Curio Quest A trend catching on is the preference for working class parents to send their children to private schools. Most such schools have more than one uniform for different days of the week. How do such parents, students and the general public perceive the over emphasis on school uniform?