View Poll Results: What is your stance on School Uniforms?

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

    30 22.73%
  • Yes and the parents should pay for them.

    46 34.85%
  • They should be optional for students who want them

    2 1.52%
  • There should be school uniforms for specific activities only

    4 3.03%
  • We should leave it to the parents to decide if the school should have uniforms

    12 9.09%
  • We should leave it at municipal/state level

    10 7.58%
  • We shouldn't have school uniforms at all

    28 21.21%
  • I like the current way things are.

    8 6.06%
  • I hate uniforms

    11 8.33%
  • I'm a potato.

    16 12.12%
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    My kids nothing went to parochial school for the first half of their elementary education. Uniforms were no more expensive than regular street clothes.

    I will say, I liked uniforms at that time, it took the hassle out of what they were wearing from day to day and prolonged the life of their other clothing.

    Having said that, they are now both in high school and I don't think uniforms are a great idea. You would still have those kids that weren't up to "code" with their uniforms, kids would hate it, etc... I don't buy into the not being able to express ones individuality argument, since kids normally want to fit in with their peer group.

    I WOULD however like to see the schools actually ENFORCE the dress code they put in place. That in itself would make a world of difference.. no saggy ass pants, no ball caps screwed on sideways, no see through clothing, shorts short enough they don't cover your by-god... schools have dress codes in place, but are extremely lack in enforcing them.

    Anyone that says even a dress code is too much for kids...I'd say "welcome to how the real world works". Every place you will ever work has some kind of dress code. Wear your own "individual style" on your own time...that's what everyone else does.
    Dress codes only work if the parents support them. If it's the teacher's fault when the school has to call the parents to bring appropriate clothing, and/or if the parent can not be reached or refuses to do anything about their child's dress, then it won't work, and there's no point to even having a dress code.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Dress codes only work if the parents support them. If it's the teacher's fault when the school has to call the parents to bring appropriate clothing, and/or if the parent can not be reached or refuses to do anything about their child's dress, then it won't work, and there's no point to even having a dress code.
    Not saying it's the teachers fault at all. And I'm talking high school level.

    How about, you come to school out of dress code, your parent or guardian is notified and said child is sent home with an unexcused absence. Every time it happens, same thing.

    So many unexcused absences equal going to court for truancy, and guess who is punished?

    Said parent or guardian. They don't want to be involved? Tough ****. You don't want to be responsible for your children, we will FORCE you to be involved.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Not saying it's the teachers fault at all. And I'm talking high school level.

    How about, you come to school out of dress code, your parent or guardian is notified and said child is sent home with an unexcused absence. Every time it happens, same thing.

    So many unexcused absences equal going to court for truancy, and guess who is punished?

    Said parent or guardian. They don't want to be involved? Tough ****. You don't want to be responsible for your children, we will FORCE you to be involved.
    Or, better yet, you could have a system with no attendance boundaries, but with each school adopting its own standards for behavior and achievement.

    I'm sorry, Jimmy, but this school has a dress code. If you don't like it, that's fine, just find another school. What, Mrs. Jones? You like to have him here? OK, fine. You dress him, just like you did when he was in Kindergarten. What, Jimmy, you want to be treated like an adult? Great. Act like one, then.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    I would think dress codes would be even harder to enforce. You'd have parents that don't agree with them, kids who would push the envelope, and so on. Plus, consistent enforcement between all teachers and/or administrators would be next to impossible. Not all people in such position have the same ability to enforce, let alone even the same interpretations themselves what the dress code means.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Only for girls.





    But seriously, I'm against them. This is the USA where we claim to value individuality and we all need to learn to live with diversity and learn tolerance. The main benefit of school uniforms is that older people perceive kids in unforms as better behaved and less dangerous.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 08-11-13 at 06:25 PM.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Only for girls.





    But seriously, I'm against them. This is the USA where we all need to learn to live with diversity and learn tolerance. The main benefit of school uniforms is that older people perceive kids in unforms as better behaved and less dangerous/
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Only for girls.





    But seriously, I'm against them. This is the USA where we claim to value individuality and we all need to learn to live with diversity and learn tolerance. The main benefit of school uniforms is that older people perceive kids in unforms as better behaved and less dangerous.
    That could be a tad distracting for the boys.

    On the other hand, you could institute a reward system... no, that could cause some problems.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Christ.
    The pix ... U have got to be kidding!

    One thing that I would really like to see for the school scene,
    probably wont happen, but I can dream.
    The agreement from parents that the kids will NOT
    be exposed to TV or video games until they are at least 14,
    Also there is a LOT of total madness going on with kids getting piercings
    & tattoos (whatever ... .) and brats using cosmetics, who are they trying to impress?
    I can dig it if there is an 18 year-old wearing the paint and she is trying to impress
    a potential mate ... ok, I get it, but some high school brat wearing the paint to school
    has no business at all wasting the time + $ on cosmetics. What is going on around here?
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    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?
    Yes. I don't know who should have to pay for them but the girls in my highschool were half naked and the boys wore pants that lay closer to the knee then the hip so they waddled like penguins with their boxers hanging out and thought it was cool, it was not. It was horrifying.

    So to save everyone from the horrors of my past I would propose school uniforms as not only a viable alternative but also one that will save parents the trouble of buying new clothes each school year so that there kids can stay up with the latest trends (it gets expensive...apparently and creates another forum for bullying). It would also force them to find other more creative ways of expressing themselves and create a sense of belonging and solidarity.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Which style should be implemented?

    Japanese

    British

    or Australian?




    Perhaps we should go with these uniforms specially designed for schools serving low income children to help prepare them for their future.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 08-11-13 at 06:53 PM.

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