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.
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.
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.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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.
There should be Instant Runoff Voting
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.
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