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.
Thankfully, my children are adults now, but when they were in school,
I gave a fair amount of thought to this subject.
When the kids were in intermediate school, uniforms began to be required,
and it did appear to improve both moral and discipline.
This is from the observation of an involved parent.
Most of us ware uniforms everyday, as most places of employment
have some for of dress code.
The goal for most parents, is to see their children become happy,
successful, productive members of society.
If school uniforms help with this that's ok.
On a different level, I think the uniforms could be made by the
state prisons, and sold to the parents at the cost of goods sold.
Forcing public school students to wear uniforms robs students of the freedom to express themselves. It has everything to do with Political Correctness. No one in this country including students should be forced to remove from their person something that is an expression of who they are as an INDIVIDUAL. There are cases being reported all over this country where students wearing things like shirts with American Flags, or supporting the NRA. wearing crucifixes, yamakas, or Muslim girls wearing head coverings being told to remove such items because someone has a problem with it. Most often what students are being forced to remove are directly related to their 1st Amendment rights.
I noticed one thing about the "people have to buy their kids school clothes now" argument about cost of uniforms that is being either overlooked or people don't realize. There are a lot of families that are poor that get their school clothes from relatives as hand-me-downs or go to thrift stores or look for the bargain clothes. Like Aunt said, school uniforms or even just restrictive dress codes require certain clothes that aren't necessarily (and in general likely aren't) going to be found in those situations. My family got a box of clothes every year or so from my great aunt in Michigan because her kids were a few years older than us and that was a major source of clothes for us. My siblings got very few new clothes. Most of theirs were hand-me-downs from the older kids. Even now with my kids, I shop at thrift stores and look for things on discount racks when buying clothes for them. I have boys, but I've seen plenty of stuff for girls that would be respectable. However, it isn't likely that you would find uniform items on such discount racks. And it also isn't likely that I would get their clothes for so cheap, even if buying them from the school. Plus, I would still have to buy clothes for them to wear after school and on days off. It isn't like this cuts down on costs, like some believe. And it really wouldn't cut down on time to get them dressed either if you are teaching your children to actually put their clothes away or pull out what they are going to wear the night before.
Now, I think that the discipline/increased learning is a benefit, but I don't think it is for every district. I think some districts do just fine without the need for a uniform. A simple dress code should do just fine for most areas and most people. There are certain districts where uniforms or a highly restrictive dress code would likely be very beneficial and should likely be implemented. But also, I think it should definitely include some that do not cost the school.
I don't think there would be much in the way of hiding the "haves" and "have nots" though, at least not in the older grades for the first few years of its implementation because these students already know each other. That knowledge won't go away just because there are uniforms. Plus, there are always going to be ways to identify those who don't have all that much money.
(Oh, and as for the restrictive hair cuts and hair colors thing, I think that is completely wrong. That should be a student's choice. Unless it is truly a distraction, such as hair that blocks vision or has offensive words/symbols in it, it should be allowed.)
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Or they believe in treating people with respect.They are control freaks
Well...if the shoe fits....and if you dare have a thought different from their view they label you racist, sexist etc.
They either are incapable of seeing what they often propose as solutions or they just don't give a damn that their actions rob people of their liberties and freedom. They have earned the title "Thought Police" Does this describe you?
Let me see if I have this correct. You want to have the liberty and freedom to be insult an entire classification of people for no better reason than because they belong to that class, and yet you condemn those who exercise THEIR liberty and freedom to insult you for your specific actions.
Is that essentially what you're saying?
No, it doesn't. I've already proven this statement false earlier in this thread. Expressing yourself is not limited to mass produced designer clothing. The school is not demanding the child be dressed to their standards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your argument here is simply false.Forcing public school students to wear uniforms robs students of the freedom to express themselves.
No it doesn't. It has everything to do with promoting a better learning environment.It has everything to do with Political Correctness.
If your feeling of individuality is so external as to be tied up into the clothes you wear, I suggest you re-evaluate who you are as a person.No one in this country including students should be forced to remove from their person something that is an expression of who they are as an INDIVIDUAL.
Or because it is causing a distraction to the learning environment.There are cases being reported all over this country where students wearing things like shirts with American Flags, or supporting the NRA. wearing crucifixes, yamakas, or Muslim girls wearing head coverings being told to remove such items because someone has a problem with it.
No it's not. But even if this was true, there's a common saying which is your rights end where mine begin. And if your clothing interferes with my right to an education, then you are no longer granted unlimited exercise of your rights.Most often what students are being forced to remove are directly related to their 1st Amendment rights.
You could not be more wrong if you tried.