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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Thread: Do you support school uniforms?

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yeah I couldn't be a teacher at a Catholic private school. I'd be fired inside a week.
    Or arrested.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I disagree. I grew up beach side in Satellite Beach Florida.
    Our school was less than a block from the ocean. We wore board shorts, tee shirts, jeans and the girls wore as little as possible.
    Oh, we had no air conditioning. It was hot.
    None of us freaked out over what someone was wearing or not wearing.
    But then again back in the 70s we had some sense to us.
    you failed to explain this and its implications on a dress code:
    I think its just another crutch for parents to lean on that dont want to take an active role in their childs education.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    you failed to explain this and its implications on a dress code:
    What difference does it make, as long as it is not disruptive, what they wear?
    School boards can make a dress code of whatever they want.
    Skirts a certian length. No ripped jeans. No advertising or language on the clothes. No open toed shoes etc etc etc.
    Uniforms promote sameness in beings that are individuals.
    I would rather have a happy kid wearing what he wants, within reason, vs a kid that is pissed and wants to rebel about what he is forced to wear.
    I wore uniforms in Catholic school for a couple years. It sucked.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    What difference does it make, as long as it is not disruptive, what they wear?
    School boards can make a dress code of whatever they want.
    Skirts a certian length. No ripped jeans. No advertising or language on the clothes. No open toed shoes etc etc etc.
    Uniforms promote sameness in beings that are individuals.
    I would rather have a happy kid wearing what he wants, within reason, vs a kid that is pissed and wants to rebel about what he is forced to wear.
    I wore uniforms in Catholic school for a couple years. It sucked.
    but how does any of this reflect a lack of concern by uninvolved parents, as you previously stated
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but how does any of this reflect a lack of concern by uninvolved parents, as you previously stated
    By letter the school board decide what junior is going to wear. Let the parents be involved in what they are wearing.
    Give out a comprehensive dress code during registation and enforce it.
    Make the kids learn and understand rules instead of making them all out as the same.

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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?
    Take it or leave it. I had to wear a uniform when I was in Catholic school, I didn't wear one in public school. The only real difference was that uniforms shaved a few minutes off morning routine since you didn't have to worry about picking out your cloths for the day.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    By letter the school board decide what junior is going to wear. Let the parents be involved in what they are wearing.
    Give out a comprehensive dress code during registation and enforce it.
    Make the kids learn and understand rules instead of making them all out as the same.
    then you have contradicted yourself
    the less involved parents now find their parenting made easier
    make clothing purchases conforming to the uniform/dress code
    win-win
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    then you have contradicted yourself
    the less involved parents now find their parenting made easier
    make clothing purchases conforming to the uniform/dress code
    win-win
    No, parents will be more involved. Whether they want to or not, by having to go over the rules with the kids. Buying what is appropriate school clothes and understanding if junior gets in trouble for wearing prohibited clothing.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    I had to wear a uniform through grade school and high school. I didn't like it, but really I don't have a strong opinion either way. There are pros and cons about uniforms and honestly I think they just about even each other out.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    I wore uniforms almost my whole pre-college school life, and came to like them after hating them initially. But, just wished for more color variety (black polos please). Uniforms are good and keep school clothes shopping easy and simple. You don't have to worry about what you're going to wear other than your shoes or if it's cold, what sweater/jacket you'll throw on. Besides, schools with uniforms have dress down days when you can wear what you want. Sadly, cheap ass schools will make you pay a buck or two to do so. But, it should be a free affair.

    I don't think uniforms should be free of charge, but parents should get a noteworthy discount on them if they have "large" families. Buying uniforms for 4 kids is tougher than with 2. They are literally locked in as customers in reality for years, long as their kids stay in that school.

    The whole expression argument thing is being a drama queen, it's just clothes you wear to school. It does not take away from the fun of your school life. Not to mention, it helps for people that can't keep up with fashion trends. And that's possibly the greatest benefit of uniforms, you don't have to own some brand to flaunt or be labeled a loser by kids going nowhere. Granted I didn't grow up with any problem affording clothes, but I know it helped some friends of mine.

    But you'll still need to watch out for Sneaker-heads.

    I'm all for uniforms, never thought I'd say that several years ago. Simple ones, of course: polos, pants, shorts, and skorts, none of that sports coat/tie nonsense. Leave it up to the school staff though, let them decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I think its just another crutch for parents to lean on that dont want to take an active role in their childs education.
    I think you have no idea what you're talking about.
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