It may be worth mentioning that this is an orthodox jewish school. Apparently plastic glasses are just too fashionable.
“Which brings us to the retro glasses. The jet-black variety, for example, once the sole purview of nerds and serial killers, is currently the height of fashion. Celeb wearers include Rachel Maddow, Justin Timberlake and Woody Allen, though legend has it he was born with his.
In a letter to parents, written in Yiddish, B’Nei Zion officials said the retro, often multi-colored frames “give the child a very coarse look,” according to the Post. Parents were asked to exchange the “immodest” glasses for “simple” ones, with the added expense seen as “an educational boost.”