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Do you support school uniforms?

What is your stance on School Uniforms?

  • Yes and the school should offer them at no extra cost.

    Votes: 20 18.3%
  • Yes and the parents should pay for them.

    Votes: 40 36.7%
  • They should be optional for students who want them

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • There should be school uniforms for specific activities only

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • We should leave it to the parents to decide if the school should have uniforms

    Votes: 10 9.2%
  • We should leave it at municipal/state level

    Votes: 10 9.2%
  • We shouldn't have school uniforms at all

    Votes: 24 22.0%
  • I like the current way things are.

    Votes: 5 4.6%
  • I hate uniforms

    Votes: 9 8.3%
  • I'm a potato.

    Votes: 13 11.9%

  • Total voters
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I think they're a great idea for most schools.

They boost integration and respect and I also think they should be free of charge for the parents initially. Each student should have 3 (random number > 1) school uniforms given by the school at the sizes of the student and if the parents want additional school uniforms, they should pay for them.

So what do you think?
 

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I think they're a great idea for most schools.

They boost integration and respect and I also think they should be free of charge for the parents initially. Each student should have 3 (random number > 1) school uniforms given by the school at the sizes of the student and if the parents want additional school uniforms, they should pay for them.

So what do you think?
I had them in school and hated them as a student. However, looking back, a lot of social issues are solved with uniforms. For instance, nobody can pick on you because of the clothes your parents can or cannot afford because everyone wore the same thing.
 

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I had them in school and hated them as a student. However, looking back, a lot of social issues are solved with uniforms. For instance, nobody can pick on you because of the clothes your parents can or cannot afford because everyone wore the same thing.
There's a poll put up, multiple choice.
 

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From my perspective I'd say no. In most cases uniforms are butt-ugly, but my main opposition to it is basically taking away a medium of individual expression which can spark debates and discussion.
 

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I think they're a great idea for most schools.

They boost integration and respect and I also think they should be free of charge for the parents initially. Each student should have 3 (random number > 1) school uniforms given by the school at the sizes of the student and if the parents want additional school uniforms, they should pay for them.

So what do you think?
I voted that parents should pay.
That said I want them sold at COST no profit to school
and if on assistance 3 or so could be given for free as in
your example.

I want parents to pay so that they will be taken care of better.
 

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I think they're a great idea for most schools.

They boost integration and respect and I also think they should be free of charge for the parents initially. Each student should have 3 (random number > 1) school uniforms given by the school at the sizes of the student and if the parents want additional school uniforms, they should pay for them.

So what do you think?
we cant see who voted what ,rainman

in fact l should have voted " potato" because potatos dont need any uniform:lol:
 

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Up to the schools themselves to decide. Personally, I don't favour school uniforms. But I don't really have strong opinions either way.
 

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I do not think schools should have uniforms period ever. A dress code is fine but not a uniform.
 

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Sacrifice individualization for order. Self expression for conformity. No, I don't support them. I'd never wear one, regardless if it resulted in my being suspended from school. Uniforms are superfluous, and often uncomfortable. Think the bullying will end because people can't pick on others because of their clothing? Wrong... bullies are very adept at finding idiosyncrasies to poke fun of. I like my clothes, lax fitting, mundane, conveying my indifference to fashion. I like other people's clothes as well, it gives me a "although at times superficial" basic understanding of their personality. How short are their shorts? Why wear pajamas? Very dressy, must be orderly and desire a professional atmosphere. Etc.
 

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I think its just another crutch for parents to lean on that dont want to take an active role in their childs education.
 

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I support uniforms for all schoolgirls, including college ages. Now why would that be?
 

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we cant see who voted what ,rainman

in fact l should have voted " potato" because potatos dont need any uniform:lol:
No, but you can vote on multiple numbers.
 

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I had them in school and hated them as a student. However, looking back, a lot of social issues are solved with uniforms. For instance, nobody can pick on you because of the clothes your parents can or cannot afford because everyone wore the same thing.

^^ this although I only had to wear a uniform in grade school though and it didn't bother me.
 

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I think they're a great idea for most schools.

They boost integration and respect and I also think they should be free of charge for the parents initially. Each student should have 3 (random number > 1) school uniforms given by the school at the sizes of the student and if the parents want additional school uniforms, they should pay for them.

So what do you think?
I had to wear uniforms until the 12th grade with the exception of a few years, mostly at public schools, btw. I hated them. I do think they create a better learning environment though, support them now and think they should be mandatory. With uniforms school becomes less about fashion and peer pressure and more about learning. Kids from lower income families aren't as easily classified because of clothing. Inappropriate (skimpy) clothing is automatically eliminated. I think its possible uniforms could have a positive psychological affect on discipline in the classroom as by their dress kids are subconsciously reminded who the teachers are, who are the students and their roles.

My schools went to far however in my opinion. We were not allowed to wear athletic shoes. School kids do a lot of walking and athletic shoes would have been great. They were also smart and sensitive to the girls where starting in the pre-teen grades, girls uniforms included dark colored pants and skirts I'm sure in hindsight was on purpose in cases of any monthly accident. Middle school was dark blue and high school was maroon for girls but boys wore khaki.
 

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I think its just another crutch for parents to lean on that dont want to take an active role in their childs education.
how does this dis-concern manifest itself with respect to a uniform/dress code?

i see it as helpful to parents. they have a clothing budget and now limit their purchases to items found in the dress code, say white shirt/blouse and khaki pants/shorts/skirt

it keeps the have-nots from being so obvious
now, the kids still examine style and brand and attach a status to such criteria, but the dress code instills a certain 'sameness' among the student body

my wife teaches at a project lift (gates foundation funded) 95+% free lunch school. she finds the dress code a positive influence and i subscribe to her findings on the matter
 

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how does this dis-concern manifest itself with respect to a uniform/dress code?

i see it as helpful to parents. they have a clothing budget and now limit their purchases to items found in the dress code, say white shirt/blouse and khaki pants/shorts/skirt

it keeps the have-nots from being so obvious
now, the kids still examine style and brand and attach a status to such criteria, but the dress code instills a certain 'sameness' among the student body

my wife teaches at a project lift (gates foundation funded) 95+% free lunch school. she finds the dress code a positive influence and i subscribe to her findings on the matter
I disagree. I grew up beach side in Satellite Beach Florida.
Our school was less than a block from the ocean. We wore board shorts, tee shirts, jeans and the girls wore as little as possible.
Oh, we had no air conditioning. It was hot.
None of us freaked out over what someone was wearing or not wearing.
But then again back in the 70s we had some sense to us.
 

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Yeah I couldn't be a teacher at a Catholic private school. I'd be fired inside a week.
Happiest week of your life though. Save it for when you have a week left to live.

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I disagree. I grew up beach side in Satellite Beach Florida.
Our school was less than a block from the ocean. We wore board shorts, tee shirts, jeans and the girls wore as little as possible.
Oh, we had no air conditioning. It was hot.
None of us freaked out over what someone was wearing or not wearing.
But then again back in the 70s we had some sense to us.
you failed to explain this and its implications on a dress code:
I think its just another crutch for parents to lean on that dont want to take an active role in their childs education.
 

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you failed to explain this and its implications on a dress code:
What difference does it make, as long as it is not disruptive, what they wear?
School boards can make a dress code of whatever they want.
Skirts a certian length. No ripped jeans. No advertising or language on the clothes. No open toed shoes etc etc etc.
Uniforms promote sameness in beings that are individuals.
I would rather have a happy kid wearing what he wants, within reason, vs a kid that is pissed and wants to rebel about what he is forced to wear.
I wore uniforms in Catholic school for a couple years. It sucked.
 

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What difference does it make, as long as it is not disruptive, what they wear?
School boards can make a dress code of whatever they want.
Skirts a certian length. No ripped jeans. No advertising or language on the clothes. No open toed shoes etc etc etc.
Uniforms promote sameness in beings that are individuals.
I would rather have a happy kid wearing what he wants, within reason, vs a kid that is pissed and wants to rebel about what he is forced to wear.
I wore uniforms in Catholic school for a couple years. It sucked.
but how does any of this reflect a lack of concern by uninvolved parents, as you previously stated
 

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but how does any of this reflect a lack of concern by uninvolved parents, as you previously stated
By letter the school board decide what junior is going to wear. Let the parents be involved in what they are wearing.
Give out a comprehensive dress code during registation and enforce it.
Make the kids learn and understand rules instead of making them all out as the same.
 
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