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 OscarB63 View Post
    I'm a nudist. my custom of dress is naked. the ebil gubbermint is denying me my liberty by making me wear clothing in public.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly why there need to be more choices as to where kids go to school. Does our uniform code violate your tradition? I'm sorry. The one down the street has no uniform requirement.
    Now if your public school operated solely on local and state funds you would have a point. But most public schools are beholding to federal funds I think the case could be made because of your federal funding, you don't have the right to deny another individual citizen his/her traditional dress.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Now if your public school operated solely on local and state funds you would have a point. But most public schools are beholding to federal funds I think the case could be made because of your federal funding, you don't have the right to deny another individual citizen his/her traditional dress.
    Which is a great argument for closing down the Department of Education and getting the feds out of the education business.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Now if your public school operated solely on local and state funds you would have a point. But most public schools are beholding to federal funds I think the case could be made because of your federal funding, you don't have the right to deny another individual citizen his/her traditional dress.
    Yet another problem caused by school socialism.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Which is a great argument for closing down the Department of Education and getting the feds out of the education business.
    I agree. If local/state governments want the freedom to choose for their community the required uniforms then the feds need to be removed from the picture. Until then any individual has a right to challenge it.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    I never heard of having school uniforms until recently when it happened to my step daughter.
    She seems only mildly annoyed with it and mostly accepting.

    It they had tried to pull this in my day, we would of burned the school to the ground before we stood for it. But I guess my generation was a lot more in control of our destiny than the kids today.

    I can not imagine how any adult would allow their child to be subjected to this.
    This reminds me of when the schools in MS during the 80's lowered the standards of education off the bottom of the chart so that the minorities could pass.
    Instead, it is an attack on personal freedom and individuality so that the social rejects can fit in.

    All I can figure is that any parent that supports this, must have been one of those kids that did not embrace their individuality or fit into a clique.
    Doing one or the other in high school used to be an important lesson towards learning to deal with society.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    I never heard of having school uniforms until recently when it happened to my step daughter.
    She seems only mildly annoyed with it and mostly accepting.

    It they had tried to pull this in my day, we would of burned the school to the ground before we stood for it. But I guess my generation was a lot more in control of our destiny than the kids today.

    I can not imagine how any adult would allow their child to be subjected to this.
    This reminds me of when the schools in MS during the 80's lowered the standards of education off the bottom of the chart so that the minorities could pass.
    Instead, it is an attack on personal freedom and individuality so that the social rejects can fit in.

    All I can figure is that any parent that supports this, must have been one of those kids that did not embrace their individuality or fit into a clique.
    Doing one or the other in high school used to be an important lesson towards learning to deal with society.
    You would figure wrong then... there are very valid reasons to support school uniforms and it has nothing to do with not embrace their individuality or fit into a clique (which contradict each other, by the way).
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You would figure wrong then... there are very valid reasons to support school uniforms and it has nothing to do with not embrace their individuality or fit into a clique (which contradict each other, by the way).
    They do indeed. But by pointing it out, I think it indicates you missed my point.
    When I was school age, a kid either embraced his individuality or fit into a clique. Both types had their place.
    It was the ones who did neither that were unhappy. But they were few.

    In my opinion, dressing them up like dolls takes away both routes.
    At the very least, they should choose the uniforms.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    They do indeed. But by pointing it out, I think it indicates you missed my point.
    When I was school age, a kid either embraced his individuality or fit into a clique. Both types had their place.
    It was the ones who did neither that were unhappy. But they were few.

    In my opinion, dressing them up like dolls takes away both routes.
    At the very least, they should choose the uniforms.
    School uniforms is dressing them up like dolls? ummm.... what?

    I work in a country that requires uniforms. There are cliques. There are individuals. There are unhappy kids. The students initially had a say in the designing of the uniforms. Now it is established. I was an individual that embraced his individuality and I transcended cliques, meaning I was accepted into pretty much them all. Your statement:

    All I can figure is that any parent that supports this, must have been one of those kids that did not embrace their individuality or fit into a clique.

    ...is wrong. The idea that uniforms are analogous to lowering education standards is false as well. I am not sure how your generation was more in control of their destiny than todays either. There has always been unemployment, slackers, achievers, etc. That statement is literally a very strange one. Basically, your whole post seems wrong and burning down a school in protest, even if just a metaphor, seems like out of control behaviour instead of being in control.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    School uniforms is dressing them up like dolls? ummm.... what?

    I work in a country that requires uniforms. There are cliques. There are individuals. There are unhappy kids. The students initially had a say in the designing of the uniforms. Now it is established. I was an individual that embraced his individuality and I transcended cliques, meaning I was accepted into pretty much them all. Your statement:

    All I can figure is that any parent that supports this, must have been one of those kids that did not embrace their individuality or fit into a clique.

    ...is wrong. The idea that uniforms are analogous to lowering education standards is false as well. I am not sure how your generation was more in control of their destiny than todays either. There has always been unemployment, slackers, achievers, etc. That statement is literally a very strange one. Basically, your whole post seems wrong and burning down a school in protest, even if just a metaphor, seems like out of control behaviour instead of being in control.
    It was a metaphor but only to a degree. My school was pretty wild.
    I really enjoyed my youth and it is hard for me to even imagine what it would be like to have been subjected to such control.
    It simply never could have happened.
    I guess times are just different now. I'll accept that and move on. Not as though its my problem or a significant issue for me.

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