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mattduggan13
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I hate wearing these. My school enforced them this year and they are terrible. According to the 1st ammendment to the American Bill of Rights, this goes against our freedom of speech and expression. Whaddya think?

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016Bramble
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My school has uniforms. And I'm fine with it. So are the rest of us. Every once in a while, some of us might complain, but it doesn't matter because we don't care. We're used to it.

Every once in a while, we have a casual day where we can wear our own clothes. It follows a dress code, of course, but it's not too limiting. We have people from various backgrounds. Some of us are wealthy and others aren't, and our clothing on those days demonstrates that. But there's no bullying over that. Hmm...

Really, I think that public schools should not have uniforms because that means you have to buy the clothes specifically for that purpose, and some people may not be financially capable to do that. If you choose to go to a private school and it has a uniform, that sucks for you because it was your choice to do something that costs you money and forces you to wear something you hate.

But where I would really draw the line is if you have to wear a school uniform and you're homeschooled...

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Actually I just realised a thing. If someone has very cool sweater or jeans or any cool clothes and there is another kid who's parents don't have enough money to buy so cool clothes and that makes the kid sad. I think that's why uniforms are necessary.

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Actually I just realised a thing. If someone has very cool sweater or jeans or any cool clothes and there is another kid who's parents don't have enough money to buy so cool clothes and that makes the kid sad. I think that's why uniforms are necessary.

No I don't think it is necessary, especially not for that reason. Of course the poorly dressed child might envy the well-dressed child, but introducing school uniforms for that specific reason is practically admitting that you're worth nothing if you don't have the right clothes.

And as 016Bramble said, not all parents can support paying extra for a school uniform, which will directly or indirectly raise the costs of school. I agree that school uniforms are ok in private schools but not necessarily in public ones.
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School Uniforms, I used to hate them, but now I'm at a So-So with them. If it's just the same style of sweater and pants without any slight variations (a short-sleeve version of the sweater or a different tone of colour in pants) or if the uniform is in crappy colours, then screw it. Private school? That's fine because no board or district is funding the school, so how else would private schools get money? But in other schools, I don't see what's wrong with other clothing. In all my life, I've never seen anyone dressed inappropriately or try to be the best looking person around. There are some pros and cons with uniforms and normal clothing that just can't be avoided.

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Well. In Turkey the reason for school uniform rule is to hide economic differences between students.

toemas
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if you really hate them you could start a school wide Campaign

but im homeschooled so i can sit down in my pajamas an eat breakfast and do school at the same time!!1!!11! (its sweet)

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The only "uniform" my school has, is a t-shirt with the school's logo you have to wear to P.E.

Otherwise, unless the clothes have something "explicit" or revealing, they're perfectly fine.

loloynage2
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I dislike school uniforms, and so does pretty much my whole school who already are wearing sports uniforms. But if you are stuck in a school with uniforms, then well, sucks for you. I don't think it's as big of a problem that you have to riot against it, and complaining won't work, because you are just a minor, no adult in power would actually listen to you.

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Going through International schools my entire life, I can say school uniform's aren't that bad. Of course, it's an annoyance at first, having to wear uncomfortable shirts and pants and what-not. But then, you get used to it. And (for some) it takes away the stress from deciding what to wear today/tomorrow any other day in the future.

Also, it teaches that almost always, you have to wear specific attire, whether it be work, or a social event. It's good, in the long run.

And as a few people said before, it helps the people that can't afford fancy clothes. Although being sad for your parents not being able to afford clothes is idiotic, it's still persistent in everyday life

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I've had to wear a uniform for 6+ years while going to a private school. At first, they take some time to get used to, but as you progress, they become part of your 5-days-a-week lifestyle.

Pros:
-(like sensanaty said) They take away the stress of worrying what to wear.
-(sensanaty) Instead of buying all the big-name (and big $$$) brands to wear this year, you wear a (relatively) affordable uniform.

Cons:
-No self-expression.
-Same drab clothes...day...after day...after day...

I guess it's a matter of personal opinion.

gooeyglop1
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Purpose:
I would think that they are designed for control, uniformity, and the fact that they are generally collared shirts and khaki pants for the guys or collared shirts and a khaki skort or skirt for the girls, would better ensure children not doing stupid things and acting more civilized. In short, Formal clothes equals Formal behavior.(usually)

My opinion:
I pearsonally don't like them because of the fact that I can't look like I want to. And also because it causes you to want to act more formal, it kind of sucks the life and pearsonality out of me. But that's just me. I think that in a shool that you pay tuition you should wear what they tell you to wear because your parents are undoubtedly paying, So you really have no say in what thay make you do. On the other hand, if you are in public school, You should be able to wear what you want to (within reason). Because no one is exclusively paying for you but rather alot of people are paying a small amount. So no one owns your right to wear your preferred Style of clothing whereas at a private shool your parents are paying a full tuition so the teachers and other authoritative figures should be able to tell you what to wear. (Because your parents are basically paying your school's staff members.)


To sum it up
I don't like them. But uniforms are a good Idea that ensures safety and a more rational way of thinking. And they do their job pretty darn well.

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They're changing oour uniform but uite sad since our old uniform has been there for 13 or 14 years D:

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i don't really like my school uniform. there are 3 types of my school uniform. First is white shirt with grey pants (i don't like it) . second is white shirt with black pants (better) and third is batik shirt ( well i'm Indonesian) with black pants (my favorite).

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Back in an old Christian academy, we had one uniform day: Wednesday for chapel. Mine was a long-sleeve sky-blue button-down shirt, school-issue tie, and khaki slacks. Didn't care about it too much one way or the other. They were simply clothes.

I don't have children myself, and my school days are behind me. However, school uniforms have their good and bad points. I'd be bummed that I couldn't wear a Hawaiian print a la Weird Al or T-shirt that I like, but I'd be relieved that I didn't have to sweat getting ragged for not having the latest brand name du-jour or getting jacked for those shoes that cost as much as a new game console.

My general take on uniforms: as long as they're seasonably comfy, and students look something like this: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs39/i/2008/323/3/1/School_Days_by_LovelyKouga.png

and not this:
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs4/i/2004/251/a/0/Bozo__s_Had_Enough__by_InkInMyVeinsDR.jpg

... I'm mellow with it. :-)

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I go to a public school and always have and there is no need/push for uniforms. On some days after seeing what people are wearing I want uniforms to be present, but most of the time I am glad that I have a freedom of choice and expression.

There is a private Catholic high school in my town and it is quite funny to drive by there after school. The minute the girls get out they yank up their socks as high as they will go, roll up their skirts so they are practically non-existent, and tie their button up shirts like Daisy Duke. Not every single girl does this, but a lot do.

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