I don't have a strong opinion either way. I never had to wear them in school, either, though I remember the kids in a nearby Catholic school had to. It does seem that many people who did wear them hated them at the time but look back and see value in them now, and that is worthy of note, IMO.
There are two arguments regarding school uniforms that carry no weight with me, though...
- They don't allow kids to express themselves. Phfft! So what? They can express themselves on their own time. It's only a few hours a day and it's a good prep for adulthood when their time and their employer's time will be separate and distinct.
- "I can't afford to buy my kids uniforms." Unless you send your kids to school naked now, yes, you can. Uniforms aren't expensive, and you have to buy your kids clothes anyway, just make some of them uniforms.