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Teaching Why do schools want all students to look the same?

Why do schools want all students to look the same?

Why are schools so obsessed with all children looking the same? Since the later part of the 20th century, schools in Australia have opted for strict uniform policies, where students will wear an identical set of clothes. Often that extends to the style of hair that’s allowed; what backpack, shoes, and even, in some instances, what underwear to wear.

Amanda Mergler
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why do schools want all students to look the same?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.6 - Author's Purpose, RI.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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