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 RabidAlpaca View Post
    Well would you agree that our education system is far too cookie cutter? Our entire system is based around doing a ****ty teaching job in class, assigning them homework reading which they won't do, then asking them to regurgitate then purge all of the information they memorized.

    This is simply another way of making them just another brick in the wall. Our society doesn't benefit from conformity, it benefits from creativity and radical thinkers.
    No, I wouldn't agree. There have to be consistent standards for each level of education. Where individualization comes in is through the teacher. This is what teaching is all about. Radical and creative thinkers are not born from the distractions of what clothing we're going to wear that day. In fact radical and creative thinkers are generally known for not giving a hoot what they wear, having a uniform saves them the time and stress of trying to fit in that can be better spent on their creative and radical thought.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Just what we need is to make everybody look the same. The point of wearing different things to school is to not only express yourself, but so that not everybody looks the same. Just what we need is less diversity.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    The issue is, we're already having a major problem in education that kids aren't able to think independently and creatively. Pushing all of them even further into a cookie-cutter mold and refusing to let them express themselves isn't going to help that.

    Our education system doesn't need more cookie cutter, it needs far, far less.
    I personally think that far too much emphasis (by the kids) is put on shallow endeavors in the way of worrying about how they look, how they dress, and how much attention they can get from the other kids. Imo, uniforms would encourage them to focus more on school, and not socializing.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Uniforms are a great idea. There is no valid reason to oppose them either...
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Just what we need is to make everybody look the same. The point of wearing different things to school is to not only express yourself, but so that not everybody looks the same. Just what we need is less diversity.
    That is ridiculous. School is not about expressing yourself... it is about learning. You obviously have zero experience with common sense too... even with school uniforms, get this, people do not look the same. Gasp!
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That is ridiculous. School is not about expressing yourself... it is about learning. You obviously have zero experience with common sense too... even with school uniforms, get this, people do not look the same. Gasp!
    Exactly. School is for learning how to think critically, perform math functions, learn to read and write, and for learning how to learn itself. Self-expression is more likely seen in artistic endeavors, sports, music, and similar activities. I didn't want my children learning how to be individualistic and creative from their peers. I wanted them to learn it at home.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That is ridiculous. School is not about expressing yourself... it is about learning. You obviously have zero experience with common sense too... even with school uniforms, get this, people do not look the same. Gasp!
    Have you looked at a private school before? They all are almost identical. As to the learning comment, while you are right, school is not simply about learning but also experiences. This is where you make the connections you use the rest of your life. Appearance is the building blocks to relationships. I don't want to make friends with somebody that looks like they are copied and pasted out of a 1800s mental asylum.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Have you looked at a private school before? They all are almost identical. As to the learning comment, while you are right, school is not simply about learning but also experiences. This is where you make the connections you use the rest of your life. Appearance is the building blocks to relationships. I don't want to make friends with somebody that looks like they are copied and pasted out of a 1800s mental asylum.
    If you have the opportunity making friends with them wouldn't that mean that either you also look like you're from an 1800s mental asylum or that you're outside of school and they aren't wearing their uniforms. I went to a private school with a uniform. It didn't seem to have any impact on connections made at that school or outside it for anyone.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Sacrifice individualization for order. Self expression for conformity. No, I don't support them. I'd never wear one, regardless if it resulted in my being suspended from school. Uniforms are superfluous, and often uncomfortable. Think the bullying will end because people can't pick on others because of their clothing? Wrong... bullies are very adept at finding idiosyncrasies to poke fun of. I like my clothes, lax fitting, mundane, conveying my indifference to fashion. I like other people's clothes as well, it gives me a "although at times superficial" basic understanding of their personality. How short are their shorts? Why wear pajamas? Very dressy, must be orderly and desire a professional atmosphere. Etc.
    I agree with your point about bullies being able to find something else to make fun of. I disagree that individualization and self-expression are sacrificed. Plenty of other avenues for individuality and self-expression.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    In my youth I didn't, but as I became a parent and then grandparent I see the value in school uniforms. Puts all the kids, regardless of family financial status, on the same footing. Especially in the high school years.
    Which is really the greatest benefit of uniforms. Sneaker-heads aside, of course.
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