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  • Uniforms should be federally mandated in all public schools.

    27 32.93%
  • No public school students should have to wear uniforms.

    23 28.05%
  • Uniforms should only be used in public schools with lots of discipline problems.

    6 7.32%
  • Somethin' else.

    26 31.71%
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    Uniforms in public schools...

    We're having this discussion in the education section, so I thought I'd bring it up here for a poll.

    Your opinions, please and thank you.


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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    I went to a prep school undergoing a transformation from being an all boys school to coed. when it was all boys coats and ties were required. when girls came the uniform for them was white blouses and navy skirts. The girls complained that this was more restrictive than the boys' uniform. ultimately this code was scrapped. There was lots of variations for the boys-everything from corduroy pants or jackets to some guys wearing three piece suits. I believe a more sensible code-such as khaki trousers and white polo shirts etc would have made more sense. My kid goes to the same school and in lower school there was that sort of code, in the upper school its more like no jeans, no t-shirts, no sandals or sneakers for the boys, and the girls have stuff like no spaghetti straps, no bare middles, no "daisy dukes" or micro minis

    the advantages of real uniforms is kids don't waste so much time trying to one up each other. and no flaunting daddy's wealth



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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    The poll is coming.....stupid @#&*@ internet connection!


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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    I think schools with lots of discipline problems can benefit from uniforms. I'm not crazy about a federal mandate for that, but I'm okay with the state requiring that of certain schools. That might even be an incentive for the students to study. If the school does well acadmeically for a few years, the uniform mandate can be lifted. I don't think they are needed for schools with high academic scores and low discipline problems. A dress code will do there.


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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    I think uniforms are a good idea in public schools-Private schools are free to do what they want. If that means everyone wears Tutus so be it. However, there should be no federal control over state public schools including this area



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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    I was leaning toward the second to last answer, but chose the last one. I have the gut feeling that most of the uniform vision may rely upon novelty to escape the usual norm. It could be that once uniforms become the majority, the same problems will come crawling back. Thus, I grow skeptical when such a measure is encouraged to be implemented in a wider and wider area.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    Local school board decides, with input from parents in the district.

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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I was leaning toward the second to last answer, but chose the last one. I have the gut feeling that most of the uniform vision may rely upon novelty to escape the usual norm. It could be that once uniforms become the majority, the same problems will come crawling back. Thus, I grow skeptical when such a measure is encouraged to be implemented in a wider and wider area.
    That's a good point.


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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    Instead of trying to force conformity on students I think it is better to allow them some exploration of their own individuality.
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    Re: Uniforms in public schools...

    To a degree it is exploration of their individuality, but for numerous reasons it also leads back to conformity or stigma.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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