Schools should cool it with the dress-up days

MINOT, N.D. — Can we talk about school dress-up days?

Because the situation is out of control.

I’m talking about the instructions from the schools to dress your child to match some theme. Like everyone wears a particular color, or school spirit regalia, or Hawaiian shirts.

These days were cute and only a little annoying a decade and a half ago when my oldest child commenced her trip through the public school system. But back then, they happened with far less frequency.

This year my youngest started kindergarten, and it’s escalated to the point of being problematic.

School commenced in August.

It is now October.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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