Letter: Not everyone loves a uniform

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The Independent Online
DO WE laugh or cry when we see apparently typical schools laying down the law about student's dress in so arbitrary a fashion ('Back to school in style', 4 September)? For example, teachers being annoyed by 'bright' hair bands, Doc Martens with yellow stitching and tiny ear-piercings that don't have plaster over them. In Bingley there's a school that bans jumpers.

The real ideology behind these ludicrous and disparate rules is not to educate young people for a free life but to train them into conformity and obedience. Why don't school students revolt?

Graham Carey

Bingley, West Yorkshire

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