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    School Uniforms

    Would School Uniforms improve our schools ?

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    Schools should not adapt uniforms.

    Most importantly, the majority of students would prefer to chose what they wear.

    Furthermore, unconfortable (most fancy clothes are in more childrens' opinions) uniforms would be much more of a distraction from learning than other peoples choices in clothing.

    Some feel that uniforms would take away from students creativity. Even if this is false, it does not mean there is any reason for uniforms.

    Uniforms would not decrese people making fun of each other. People will do it for other reasons anyway.

    Uniforms will encourage, not discourage rebelion.

    If uniforms are adapted, parents will have move clothes to buy for their children since they will still want clothes for after school and on weekends along with their uniform.

    The "it gets them ready for real life" is silly. Children don't need to wear uniforms for 13 years to learn how to wear uniforms.

    The idea that children make their own dress code may be true, but irrelevant, since that doesn't logicly lead to wearing uniforms. And children prefer the uniforms they get to chose.

    It only brings a school together in the sense that they look similar. It doesn't make anyone care more.

    Also, uniforms wouldn't decrese how much students get in trouble for what they wear, it would be more frequent for someone to break the rules if there was more to break.
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    I think school uniforms are unecessary. (Sorta like communism in my opinion!) Dress codes always seem to work the best.
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    well.. I've been in both schools with and without uniforms, and I find that I liked it better with uniforms. Never thought I would, on account of I'm all for individuality. But thats just my experience.

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    School uniforms should not be allowed in the public school system. Private schools are a different story.
    Why am I so opposed to socialism/communism? Because I understand the difference between people who can and those who can't. People with the skills needed to operate a business or develop new technology are a rare gift and deserve the fruits of their own labor, like all other people. When you start breaking down the distinction between somebody who maximizes their potential and somebody who does not, by saying that playing field ought to be leveled to accommodate those who do not, you effectively decrease the incentive for achievement. Assuming that this is true, I believe it is; where does that leave those of you who do not know the slightest bit about extracting the world's resources, engineering products for consumption, and creating new markets for the betterment of all humanity? Where is the incentive for educating one's self in these high arts? How does your egalitarian view solve these problems without first considering this perspective?-ME

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    uniforms encourage collectivism school should be a place where kids develop thier own identity. most high paying jobs don't require uniforms and teachers don't require uniforms. but a job like flipping burgers, janitoring require uniforms and most parents don't want thier kids sweeping florrs and flipping burgers

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    School uniforms decrease the amount of fighting between the students. When everyone is wearing the same thing they can't bully others about not being as fashionable or as cool.

    Schools that have uniforms have less bullying.
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    plus uniforms are a waste of money and can be uncomfortable especially in hot weather

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    Money is going to be spent on clothes one way or an other.
    A school uniform would be less expensive.

    School uniforms might be uncomfortable, but they could be made to be comfortable.

    Neither reason is a reason not to have school uniforms.
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    I think all kids should wear uniforms, not just at school, but all the time, day and night.
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    Maynard kids should not be forced to wear uniforms. how can they learn in school while being forced to wear stupid clothes?

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    that was actually a joke. I have changed my veiws on school uniforms. where whatever the **** you want, go naked as far a im concerned. i graduated 8 years ago, and i have no kids, so it affects me none. hell, i dont even care if any kids go to school anymore, let them get stupider.
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    you graduated from college?

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    Originally posted by hetero-male
    you graduated from college?
    no, graduated from just high school, college and me are not getting along.
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    I dislike uniforms. I want my clothes to say 'sophisticated intellectual'
    I know girls who think the skimpier the clothes the better. That's the image they want to portray. I think there should be limits on short skirts and what not. Besides this whole dress for success thing is based on the idea that when kids leave school they'll all be working in a corporate environment where clothes are ever so important.
    But what about the kids who want to be dancers and fashion designers and archaeologists? Why should they be dressed like lawyers and brokers and insurance salesmen?

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