In America, most students use things like cars and school buses to go to school. They don't walk or use bicycles. It's probably because America is a large country and even if you make many schools, it's hard to make them near to everyone. But in Japan, most students walk to school. If you don't go to a private school and if you go to a public school, you don't need to use a car or a train. It's probably because Japan is a small country and if you make some schools, they will be near to everyone.
The thing that I thought strange is that everything is selected and chosen by the school. I thought so because if you're an elementary student, you are putting on a yellow hat which the school chose, and if you're a junior high or high school student, you are wearing a uniform and holding a bag which is chosen too. America isn't tight like that.
Japan is probably thinking our safety. But I think you might not need to do it too much. Probably there are different opinions at this, but I think it will just make the children awkward and their world tight.