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Scrap school uniforms and you reinforce ugly privilege   

May 14. 2019
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Re: “Time to scrap uniforms, says Democrat”, Around Thailand, May 13.

Bad idea. The scrapping of school uniforms will instantly distinguish the haves from the have-nots when the former march into school in their designer clothes and sneer at their cheaply-clad classmates. The hierarchy of wealth and privilege in Thai society will be instilled at an early age. 

A school uniform is a social leveller; it provides a measure of equality and sense of community among those who wear it. Keep it, I say.

Nigel Pike

Phang Nga

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