Yes and the school should offer them at no extra cost.
Yes and the parents should pay for them.
They should be optional for students who want them
There should be school uniforms for specific activities only
We should leave it to the parents to decide if the school should have uniforms
We should leave it at municipal/state level
We shouldn't have school uniforms at all
I like the current way things are.
I hate uniforms
I'm a potato.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
Eh, i wore school uniform for my entire schooling apart from my last year as i chose to transfer schools to do a particular subject for my TER score that my current School did not offer.
School uniforms were so much better and easier. Hands down.
Btw, do you actually know the reason that the military spends so much time worrying about appearances? I know you will say discipline, but that comes as a result of what they are doing.
Last edited by Henrin; 08-12-13 at 12:21 AM.
They can't leave.
They are told where to be and when to be there
They are provided little lunches that taste like wallpaper. These days school are more and more focused on only providing kids healthy food and attempting to remove all sorts of choices children might make that schools find "unacceptable". Guess who else is only interested in providing healthy food that tastes like wallpaper? Prison.
In the case of school uniforms they are told exactly what to wear without exception and in many cases without deviation. However, if they are allowed some deviation it's always extremely limited.
Schools are a prison for children. Look at the evidence and it's all right there. It acts like a prison, it operates like a prison, and hell, it's even monitored like a prison.
Last edited by Henrin; 08-12-13 at 12:38 AM.
Clothing isnt going to make anyone go to prison. Some people want kids to wear school uniforms though because they think that clothing will make all the difference in their education.
Or they will claim that it will somehow erase the fact that some kids have more or less money. They forget that the same kids live near each other and dont wear school uniforms around the neighborhood.
In 1998 they did some research on school uniforms: Research: Effects of Student Uniforms...
Student uniform use was not significantly correlated with any of the school commitment variables such as absenteeism, behavior, or substance use (drugs). In addition, students wearing uniforms did not appear to have any significantly different academic preparedness, proschool attitudes, or peer group structures with proschool attitudes than other students. Moreover, the negative correlations between the attitudinal variables and the various outcomes of interest are significant; hence, the predictive analysis provides more substantive results. David L. Brunsma, D.L. and Rockquemore, K.A. (1998) Effects of Student Uniforms on Attendance, Behavior Problems, Substance Abuse, and Academic Achievement, The Journal of Education Research Volume 92, Number 1, Sept./Oct. 1998, pp. 53-62
That is all that matter...I didn't say uniforms would create tensions, but that it would resolve tensions. In fact, I admit that all of your arguments are true.
That's fine. They are though...I just don't consider them worth anything.
So you only care about maintaining order? That is kind of sad.That is all that matter...
Your arguments would have merit if you weren't trying to do the most extreme thing possible here. Not allowing individual expression is simply unacceptable.That's fine. They are though...