Like my parents were, I'm strict with school atmosphere and protocol. When I was in school, the educational climate was a lot more focused and what students wore didn't pose a problem. Today in most cities that's not the case. Students are harassed - not just by their peers but by gangs if they were a certain color or style. And the fashions that parents allow their students to wear to school or that students sneak to school in are not conducive to an educational climate. Uniforms are better in my opinion. They're neutral and put the focus in school where it should be: on learning.