Students in Scotland may soon be required to wear uniforms that do not specify their gender.

School uniform fees have been put out to public comment by the Scottish government, headed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, in an effort to cut expenses for families and schools.

Students in Scotland may soon be required to wear uniforms that do not specify their gender.

Under this consultation the Scottish government snuck in a proposal to look at gender neutral uniforms all in the name of saving money and nothing to do with the lefts obsession with gender identity.

Sturgeons government said they would look into “Unnecessary rules around what each gender should wear” are also part of the idea.

People from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in the survey, which will run until October 14, as the government seeks to lessen the financial burden of school uniforms.

The power-sharing agreement between the SNP and Scottish Greens after the election includes an agreement to implement the recommendations.

There might be an increase in the use of generic clothing as part of school uniforms as a result of changes.

Shirley-Anne Somerville, Education Secretary, said: “School uniform can promote a sense of identity, belonging and connectedness to school.”

“However, the cost can be a significant burden for families, although there is no legal requirement to wear uniform.”

Shirley-Anne Somerville, Education Secretary.
Shirley-Anne Somerville, Education Secretary.

“We have increased the school clothing grant to help families who need it most.”

“Now we intend to go further by bringing forward national guidance aimed at reducing uniform costs. This could mean increasing the use of generic items of uniform.”

“I would encourage anyone with an interest to have their say on how this guidance should look.”

“It is essential that the views of children and young people are heard as part of this consultation.”

Additionally, the recommendations might help enhance classroom equity, according to Scottish Green education spokesperson Ross Greer. “Removing unnecessary rules around what each gender should wear, to ensuring appropriate options for religious clothing”.

He added: “School uniforms often place huge costs on families due to overly specific policies and too few suppliers, particularly at high school level.”

“This new national guidance is an opportunity to let young people, parents and carers choose good value clothing which meets their school’s rules without needing to buy from expensive specialist retailers.”

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