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 lizzie View Post
    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.
    We need to create individuals. People who are creative and free thinkers. Forcing these kids even further into the automoton production line and squashing another element of their creativity isn't really helping anything. I mean, how much time do you think they're really losing picking out clothes in the morning? I can say for guys we spend about 30 seconds.


    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    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.
    I think this proves my point. You believe all kids should be exactly the same, and the teacher should shape their individuality. Jesus, that's a scary concept.

    I'd like to know where this is really coming from. How much time did you spend picking out clothes as a teenager? You apparently think it was this massive time waste, when in reality, I, like most men, spent about 30 seconds getting ready.

    Saving 30 seconds isn't a good reason to take their individuality away.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Let schools decide individually, it gives the parents more input that way.

    I do think if schools are going to require uniforms, they should provide at least some free ones. Otherwise that can get kind of expensive for families that don't have a lot of money when they have to buy special clothes for their kids to go to school in.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    I think there's more than enough indelible uniformity stamped on a child's psyche, without dressing them like mindless drones.

    What's next? Make them salute flags while chanting? lulz

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    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.
    Oh? Maybe it would suck but at least it would remove several pressures kids have today like

    1. "What will I wear tomorrow to impress or fit in with the other kids?"
    2. "I can't afford clothes to impress anyone, people will judge me on that."
    3. "How much money can I get from my parents (or use from my job) to buy the latest fashion?"

    Now I admit adults might think those are minor concerns, but I seem to remember them being a major deal as a kid. Making a good impression on peers while at school is a big deal on a daily basis as a kid, most especially in your teens. So another advantage is that uniforms allow kids to shrug off "not being fashionably cool" by blaming it on the dress code instead of stressing about it.

    Then there is the major advantage for parents in not having to waste so much money and time dragging, or being dragged by, kids to stores to buy the latest fashions for school.

    Finally, bitch about uniforms in school, but you still get to express yourself freely AFTER school is over when you go home, change into something more "chill," then go hang with friends.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Look at a school with a uniform on non-uniform day and you have the best argument against uniforms.

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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?
    Only at schools where the parents decide that they want them for their children.

    Oh wait, the parents' opinion doesn't matter. I forgot.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Only at schools where the parents decide that they want them for their children.

    Oh wait, the parents' opinion doesn't matter. I forgot.
    He didn't say he wanted them mandated, he just thought that it was a good idea.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    He didn't say he wanted them mandated, he just thought that it was a good idea.
    It's a good idea if the parents want it for their kids. I'd want them for my kids, only so that my kids aren't looking like slackers, but it's not for me to decide for other parents.

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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It's a good idea if the parents want it for their kids. I'd want them for my kids, only so that my kids aren't looking like slackers, but it's not for me to decide for other parents.
    I agree, I just don't think that's what he was saying. I think he was just saying it was a good idea in the same way that brushing your teeth regularly is a good idea. It's probably something that should be done, but not something that should be forced on people.
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    Re: Do you support school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Look at a school with a uniform on non-uniform day and you have the best argument against uniforms.
    I've been in that situation. People look scummy; it's embarrassing.

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