The idea that an education should be available to all or restricted to only good students requires scrutiny on two points. Mainly, the term good needs clarification beyond the common idea of better-than-average grades. Plus, the word open needs a stricter definition than the normal usage. Let's delve into these ideas. To insist that students should have an unusually high grade point average to attend college is rooted in the idea that the more motivated students will excel. This is true in many cases. However, the idea of good transcends the stereotype of the guy with thick glasses and his head in a book for six hours every night, in addition to school. The student no taken into consideration here is the one that works for six hours every night in addition to going to school during the day. His grades may be at the B average, but his time is spread more thinly than that of the student who has all As and has never worked a day in his life. Therefore, the common idea of a good student fails under that light, which leads to the concept of openness. In many countries now, higher education is available to all students, at least in terms of open enrollment. Nevertheless, available does not mean free. In the United States, for example, people have the option to attend even if they do not take the high school diploma, but school may not be paid for by the government. Yet, loans are available; there is little excuse not to attend, if a person truly wants to do so. With the right application and the right contacts through government agencies and aspiring scholar can get that degree. Opportunity is there. There are numerous monies accessible to the public, even in developing countries, such as private grants, private scholarships, federal loans, private loans, and private scholarships, and these are even gotten sometimes by students in developing countries, financed by some of the world's superpowers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The systems are not perfect, and not everyone can live a luxurious life. But the chances are there if people pursue their options. Regardless of what some others may think, we all have to follow our dreams. Private schools enforce a dress code. Most public schools allow students to dress as they like. Discuss both systems. Allowing a student to express individuality through what he wears has its advantages, but so does wearing a uniform. Personal expression is best at schools that foster individuality. Conversely, a uniform at a military school stresses the need to conform. These ideas require further examination. Certain schools are built around the idea of nurturing the creative side of a student. Schools like these include performing arts schools, schools for theater, ballet, and even art. To force a child in an environment like one of these to wear a strict kind of clothing would indeed confine one's personal creativity. One's dress is the most basic of personal styles. It speaks volumes about character, class, and color coordination. Performing arts schools are built on the premise that interest should be cultured and refined, even brought out and expressed in public. Therefore, to suppress students' personal styles by imposing a dress code tears down progress in the area of personal expression. On the other hand, expression can sometimes tear down the entire program, as in the military. Military, schools are built on the foundation of obedience. The whole organization runs on orders. The orders come from the top, most often with no explanation at all. The effectiveness of the system is based on the ready compliance of the subordinates to follow the orders. Expression in this kind of environment could have disastrous effects, even death. The purpose is to strip away personal ideas that may conflict with the overall mission of the military as a whole. The dress code might even serve the most basic of functions, such as indicating a student's rank and post. This type of categorizing the student in school enables the student to be prepared for the real thing in the military, perhaps with the safety of a nation at stake. There is no easy answer to cover all the aspects. In closing, the dress code, or uniform, holds a very important function in some types of schools, but not in all. In high-crime areas, the uniform is helpful to avoid gang fights brought on by the wearing of certain colors. In private schools, the students know what to expect and readily adopt the uniform. In opposition, other places will never completely accept the idea of the same look, because it goes against the principles of the students and faculty alike.