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?

    I wore a school uniform in part of my elementary schooling and all of my highschool years. We were allowed individual expression, such as different ties for the guys and scarves for the girls, etc. and we had frequent "dress down" days for charity. It used to bother me sometimes, getting dressed up every day, but I'd say it was more conducive to learning - kept you focused on why you were there - and on the whole, it was cheaper for parents, even though the component parts of a uniform were somewhat expensive. We also had the parent association provide funding assistance for families that couldn't afford the uniform and it was done without the students knowing.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    You would not believe the amount of noise we heard about how parents and their children were not going to abide by our dress code.

    And then the first day of school came, and there was not a single form of protest. There were some students who mistakenly did not meet the code (as is to be expected on something this dramatically new), but they were willing to fix it as soon as it was pointed out. It has never been a problem.
    Catholic schools here have been a cause of uproar forever last year the parents of some students sued because they couldn't wear kilts and they won. I think there was another one over hijabs (head scarves) and other things like that. Students have the right to wear kilts. The Catholic school closet to me used to only allow guys to wear pants but then one day they decided to all wear skirts and after that the staff allowed them to wear shorts. There is also numerous other lawsuits relating to uniforms though most can probably be attributed to the fact they are publicly funded Catholic as guaranteed in the Constitution.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Catholic schools here have been a cause of uproar forever last year the parents of some students sued because they couldn't wear kilts and they won.
    I bet there is more to that story. There have been many legal cases surrounding the wearing of apparel in schools, but basically the rule is the dress cannot be too restrictive (or be restricted for political reasons), has to be applied equally to all students and dress codes have to be instituted with the intent of improving the learning atmosphere of the school.

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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?
    I'm very against them. People already have to dress like their bosses want them to most of their lives. There's no reason to force kids to do the same. There should be some point of their lives where they can dress as they want.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There should be some point of their lives where they can dress as they want.
    There is. It's called before school, after school, the weekends, holidays and summer vacation.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Yes, kids should be forced to wear professional uniforms at school. It may build within them discipline and professionalism. Parents should also pay for the uniforms.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    There is. It's called before school, after school, the weekends, holidays and summer vacation.
    And yet somehow most of your life from 6-18 is spent in a classroom.

    I'm sorry, but making some people feel better about themselves isn't a real reason. I'd like to hear a real reason we should force this on kids.

    I want my kids to be individuals, not little clones.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    And yet somehow most of your life from 6-18 is spent in a classroom.
    No, it's not. At most, roughly 8 hours of your day, for 180 days a year is spent inside a classroom. That's 1/3rd of your day for roughly half the year. That's not even close to being "most of your life".

    I'm sorry, but making some people feel better about themselves isn't a real reason. I'd like to hear a real reason we should force this on kids.
    I've given you those reasons.

    I want my kids to be individuals, not little clones.
    Then feel free to let them dress however you want for the other 180 days a year they are not in school and for the other 2/3rds of a day when they do have school.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I bet there is more to that story. There have been many legal cases surrounding the wearing of apparel in schools, but basically the rule is the dress cannot be too restrictive (or be restricted for political reasons), has to be applied equally to all students and dress codes have to be instituted with the intent of improving the learning atmosphere of the school.
    Well it was cultural issue. It was in an area where many Scottish immigrants were.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Yes, and the cost should be borne by the parents. The price should be capped. Parents associations should vote on which company to purchase from. This removes the selection from the education administrations to help avoid having the superintendent's brother-in-law get the contract.

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