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"My comment neither fits for the PRO section or CON. I've just been reading comments on here and just wondering why the majority of them are so focused on this "expressing yourself", I mean fashion doesn't express the whole you and weren't you guys the ones who believe that 'it's the inside that counts'? And talking about bullies, why bother about them? You can just call out on them cus I guess it's your 'freedom of speech' too, or 'freedom of expression'. I mean, please, bullies can be handled. It's only some people who choose not to handle them.Uniforms may cause a financial problem, I understand. Buying new ones every year or possibly twice a year, some parents even buy 2-3 pairs each for their kids. By the way, did you guys miss the most important bit of all? Uniforms don't allow such stuff like baggy trousers, jackets. This is because kids tend to hide weapons or any other god knows what items inside there. It's dangerous, you see. Peace"
"You actually have a point, a very good one may i add. And it's true it's just some people who decide to not handle bullies."
"^nick, go into any public school and have a weapons check i guarantee one of the kids has a weapon on them"
"to nick- you'd be surprised, especially in some places that are very.... redneck, and weapons are a common thing to have. they have been brought into schools. i also used to be a juror for teen court, which was a program where cases-real cases were brought in, and a judge sat in while the defense, jurors and such were teens. it was a step below juvenile court, we handled the small stuff. while I can't release concrete numbers because of security, we always received quite alot of cases where a person was found with a weapon on campus every year"
"you can't stop bullying so uniforms lose their purpose if you go with what you said."
"For the weapons i mean really i totally see everyone have a weapon (sarcasm) kids arent that dumb they know not to bring weapons i mean really"
"I agree with most of your points, but at some schools, teachers say they'll handle the bullies, but they never do. The most they will do is say 'don't do that' or 'you have a detention' sometimes the bullies just don't care and will continue to bully. I should know."
""FASHION" is not the problem..It just makes people feel like they have to wear something they do not like. Would you like it if you were stuffed into an uncomfortable ugly skirt?"
"I agree entirely with your well-written argument, although I did profoundly consider the opposing perspectives in my own written piece, required by my school."
"Yes but why are we focusing on clothing, why don't we focus more on help fund PE for equipment or supplies for the classroom, cause all this is a bunch of bull. It's all about the money people.Cadet Corporal Phan"
"You have a very good point there."
"I agree with you. Some students on a school might be from another country and they can get picked on for what they wear. You have a very good point Ali. You should all agree with Ail."
"yes yess yes"
"School uniforms? I say no and hopefully you will agree. Here are some reasons why I say no.Reason one is students can't be creative. Also teachers want them to be creative. U.S. Constitution guarantees students to be creative. Also students can't be themselves and they have a lack of freedom.Reason two is students don't want them. The University of Nevada 90% of the seventh and eighth graders said no. In Long Beach (CA) 81% of the middle school said they don't help with fights. Last reason is parents should be free to pick their kids clothing. It's THIER child so they should have the rights. Also parents said they had enough of it and they want it to stop.In conclusion, that's why I say no to school uniforms and hopefully you said no too."
"Just saying, you posted your comment on the PRO ( yes ) side, If you are against uniforms, your comment should be on the CON side."
"Some student want to wear niforms because they already have an outfit for school"
"three things. it does not, admittedly, help in the earlier grades. They are best applied in high school. second, students should not need clothes to be creative, when there are so many extended art forms, and thing to do with one's life. Another point is that it does not give them a lack of freedom so much as prepare them for the future- with so many jobs that have a uniform or otherwise strict dress code, it is not so much a restriction as preparing a child for the future. lastly, and this is irrelevant, you are in the wrong column. you might want to post this in the con section next time."
"i am 50 50 yes we should because a lot of bullying will stop not all but a lot it will save time in the mornings you wont have to get up as early to get dressed and everything just so that you can look good to impress a boy or the cool kids people will be more likely to see if they like you for you"
"no because we should be able to wear our on shirts because we want to feel comfortable if we wear uniforms its wasting more money b/c we have to buy uniforms and if we don't we are not wasting money"
"students could get lost on field trips or excursions and the person who finds them will contact the school and the child will return safely to school."
"Kids should have to wear uniforms so they are not being beaten up by their brands or the style of their cloths"
"LOVE THE NAME!!!"
"These uniforms create a safer environment in your schools community"
"It's really hard for me to choose a side, either for uniforms or against them, but in the end, there should be uniforms. While not having uniforms allows students to "express their creativity," you can still do that with uniforms. Being a student, I know this. When I was at my school that had a uniform, we were still allowed to wear a hat or jewelry and things like that. Even dyed hair was allowed (if it was a natural colour). Uniforms help if students are out on a field trip. You can easily locate a lost kid by the clothes they are wearing, and it may be hard if they are wearing regular clothes like other people.Depending on the actual uniform, you can either save money, or it might cost more. In my case, however, my family saved much more money than if there wasn't a uniform. With uniforms, you only have to buy a few sets of clothing for the whole year. When there isn't a uniform, students want to keep up with the latest trends and clothing styles, which means buying more things.While I have many many many more reasons, I'll just end this here because I have a feeling this is really long :D"
"Yes, school uniforms prevent bullying at school and stop arguing in the morning. They also help kids be more obedient, and a lot of parents prefer them.Parents prefer uniforms and so do some students. Carolyn Thompson of the Northwest India Times said, "Many parents stated that they are pleased with the district's uniform policy." Your only have to go out to the store once or no times for a uniform and students don't really grow much in one year, the uniform will fit the whole year, you could just get a size bigger and it would last you the year. Other parents approve of dress codes because they eliminate phone calls from schools saying that their child is dressed inappropriately. Judy says, "Before uniforms, there was a lot of and disagreements in the mornings. Now my girls just get into their uniforms with no arguing." Another benefit to school uniforms is that student don't feel like they are being judged of what they wear since all students are dressed the same. "The uniformity of colors have shown a vast difference in student behavior overall," said Robert Payne, Hammond's director of secondary education and student services. "One student told me that it is hard to act like a thug when you dressed like that.""
"For my opinion I think school uniforms should be wore , Why you ask well theirs a lot of reasons , Reason 1 - it does help reduce school spirit , Reason 2 - it prevents bullying , Reason 3 it helps students have more peers , so no one is judged on what they wear , its about who they are , and wearing school uniforms expresses who they really are , some of you may agree and may disagree well this is my opinion , Feel free to like and comment if you agree or disagree. Thank You."
"honestly i think students should. It helps build school spirit."
"yes because they just do it to make fun of them about their clothes what they are wearing."
"I am trying to fill all 1,250 character so here we go. Uniforms stop bullying because everyone has the same clothes. and what do you mean by, "Without Uniforms you can't express yourself properly" what the heck? people shouldn't have to show their "personality". If it takes 300 dollar clothes to show "Personality" then you have problems. It also helps kids pay attention more, which benefits the kids. I mean, uniforms can cause financial problems, but can't schools help provide? I mean, the schools should be prepared for stuff like this happening. Taking time in the morning to get dressed and pick out what to wear can have problems. And stuff like "Uniforms are uncomfortable" or "uniforms are itchy and distract students." What are you talking about? They're not that bad and you get used to them over time. Overall, uniforms should definitely be used in schools more. Sadly i didn't reach 1,250 but idk, i got share the facts with ya'll."
"This really helps with my evidence. i got a A"
"I think yes because school uniforms can help stop bullying and to also keep students on tract for paying atection to school."
"And it does prevent children from smoking and drinking."
"I think that some articles of clothing can disrupt other kids' learning experiences at school. In which that means that with school uniforms will teach kids to treat each other with respect because they cant think of anything else to do"
"i say yes, because i hope its not just me, but i take forever in the morning...my mom always says that i am being rubish because of the time...i live in london and we wear uniforms and i am telling you all now, that it is not at all bad..i enjoy a lot...it is quite amazing."
"This allows students to not get bullied and they can always add accessories"
"I think we should wear uniforms because if you go to a big field trip you could get lost because there are many people that do not have uniform and they will get you confused with an other person."
"I think we should wear uniforms at school because if we where on a feild trip we could get lost in the croud."
"yes because now people will not get bullied for what they wear because the bully will be bulling himself"
"I think kids should have uniforms because kids wont be bullyed,so kids wont worry about style,and kids will learn more"
"Growing up GUARANTEES we'll be required to do a lot of things we don't like - be nice to people you don't like, pay fines and taxes, live beside a neighbor you may not like, list is endless.If we are hell-bent on raising kids who can't keep a level-head or focus just because they have a uniform on, then the future will be very very chaotic indeed.I hate uniforms but I have the gift/curse of forward-thinking. To not prepare any child for a life of having to do things he/she may not like is akin to child abuse in my opinion!Self expression? Give me a break! The fact that you have distinct human characteristics is already a good start. Most children against school uniform just want to show-off and massage their egos. I should know, I was one of them.I would like to think that we're able to save humanity from this obsessive egocentric consumption and refocus on what makes a good character. A decent person will be a decent person whether in uniform or not. A jerk will still be a jerk whether in uniform or not.The debate can be distilled to Logic Vs Ego, in my humble opinion.My logic can not support not wearing uniforms. My ego can not support me not showing off my new threads.I know which one has to go..."
"also i think they should because it leads into gangs and a bunch of violence without the kids wearing uniform and the same thing because say that a student is in a gang and another student dont like the gang that the other student is in they will start shooting and being rude by the way im in 6th grade and 12 years old."
"I strongly believe in school uniforms for a number of reasons. I wore uniforms myself for twelve years while attending K-12 school. My family did not have the funds to dress eight children for school each year, so school uniforms were a lifesaver for our family. Now, as a college professor, I see high school students on our campus daily who are dressed exactly the same--but they are not wearing uniforms. Instead the majority of the female students are wearing tight-fitting leggings and calling them pants and tight tops that show off every single bulge. So much for expressing their individuality. They all want to look like one another, so that argument about expressing their creativity and individuality is just not a legitimate one. Uniforms in K-12, like them or not, provide a sense of professionalism and class to students, and are a nice reflection upon their school and the students themselves."
"You don't have to pick out clothes every morning. There is more time to do things in the mornings because your clothes are already picked out. It helps against bullying. You can express yourself with more than just clothes."
"All your arguments are so shallow and always revolves around "no bullying" and "expression of individuality and creativity", try to find better arguments next time."
"We need school uniforms because they cause less bullying and let kids show themselfs by there grades not by there styly plus 3 uniforms vs 3000 different outfits is just a crazy difference so i say ditch the self expression and get school uniforms"
"bullying does go up with this and grades are on them"
"Yes i do think there should be school uniforms because they will not get made fun of and also if they dont it cost parents alot of money now here is the thing i do not think they have to where school uniforms everyday of every year of every month for however long they are there they should be able to express themself but some days they have to wear school uniforms"
"some people like them but others don't"
"I mean I think private schools should have uniforms but not public that would be fair right"
"Yes,why? It decreases people making jokes about how you got your clothes at goodwill."
"yaasssss! school uniforms are pretty"
"i think uniforms should be required because they stop boys from looking at girls and trying to get in their pants"
"I think student should wear uniform"
"Point 2 was good"
"i live in london, and we have to wear uniforms...i love uniforms. you may think that they are terrible, but really they are quite amazing..They make your morning so much easier and you dont have to worry about getting dress coded...i have also noticed that kids arent getting bullied as much for not having cute clothes, or fitting in...i promise you, you will love uniforms..they are truely quite amazing."
"yes,because you feel like you are in school when you don't wear uniform it feels like you are in a party"
"I think that we should as a student I believe that it would help because, people can't judge you form rich or poor. Also you can't get picked on for what you wear. It don't always express who you are when you wear cloths it is if you like them or not or if they are name brand. That is all we worry about know is if we fit in. Most of us go to school to be the most popular or be the center of attention plus we have to go to school so that is another reason. If we are all dressed the same you will have to express your self by your personality not by who looks better or who has more money. Also this will help students stay safe from intruders."
"I think that kids should wear uniforms because when they wear their own clothes they get bullied, kids in school uniforms get bullied less then kids that don't wear school uniforms."
"I think we should so people are not jealous of others clothes"
"Stop thinking about just how you want no school uniforms and start thinking about people who can't afford your petty designer clothes! Their life is a cage of bullying!!"
"IT'S TRUE BISCUITS"
"Yes because it would make your school look good, and have lower chances of being bullied."
"student should wear uniform"
"yesbecause you feel welcome and you fit in with everyone elseit is honoring to wear school uniformsits important"
"I think students should wear uniforms to school because if the whole countries students don't wear uniform to school and the students went the wrong school and the principal will not know if he/she is the students of this school or other school"
"It can stop bullying"
"It doesn't stop bullying.The bully will find something else to torment others with"
"the outfits are terrible they take away the first rule free dress"
"There are other ways to express one's 'style'"
"Uniforms will be cost and time effective because uniforms will cost less for parents and students. Some schools that require uniforms have bundles, which are cheaper than buying regular clothes. Uniforms will require less time for students to get ready in the morning. Which proves students wont be late to school. Many students are late in the morning due to spending too much time getting ready. Attendance is an important thing for schools. School uniforms will cost less and take less time, which causes fewer students being late and tardy. Schools also believe uniforms will provide security.Parents send their children to school trusting that they're safe. School uniforms help school staff members provide security for students. Staff members in schools believe crime rates go down as well as school property damages. School uniforms got rid of distractions for example in school students wear inappropriate clothing such as chains on there pants, inappropriate symbols on clothing, and unsafe shoes. School uniforms got rid of most distractions, which allowed students to focus more on their education."
"I know everyone hates dress codes. I do too but all students get bullied no matter what clothing you are wearing. Although majority of the bullying happens when you are wearing fancy designer clothing that someone on the street will attempt to take from you. It also gives you a sense of oneness with others as you are not all competing to see who has better clothing items or choices. "School is a learning ground, not a social gathering. The focus should be on learning, not comparing each other or cutting others down over the high price of someones clothes or the low price or others clothing." For me if I wear the same t-shirt as one of my friends we flip out, we love it. Imagine if everyone was wearing the same clothing for 5 days in the week it would give everyone a sense of oneness to that school community. I have been complimented countless times for wearing a uniform, they all believe that a uniform makes you look as if you are professional and are a good student. For one, uniforms are simple. What I mean by this is that when you get up in the morning, you don't have to spend 10 mins. searching for something to wear. (This might not apply to boys, but you know what I mean)."
"There is good information here"
"From experience of regular clothing I've been bullied so yes we should wear uniforms even if they are not the best"
"Uniforms are the best option for students after reading, you can see how the pros outweigh the cons."
"i think they should because it keeps harm away"
"Really? 240,000 kids commit suicide because they are being bullied, BECAUSE OF THEIR CLOTHES? What does it matter anyway? Their clothes. Get over it and yourself. School Uniforms are a great idea. I would spend way less of my precious time if I didn't need to pick out my clothes. GROW UP AND DEAL WITH IT! It's coming anyways."
"It's kind of ridiculous saying uniforms are costly. God, concerning the money spent on fancy outfits every year, investment on one or two uniforms a year is far commercial, isn't it?"
"Think about it though, if you have two outfits for the rest of the year, then you have a suprise growth-spurt. Now you have to buy 2 pairs for every time you grow. And depending on wht age you are or how far you are in to growing. You age to buy at least 6 to 10 outfits a year. That can be pretty costly. And what If your family wants what's best for you but can't really afford it. But they don't want to tell you about there money situation and are trying to be good parents. Take that into consideration"
"but if we buy less it will mess up a lot of stuff"
"More appropriate than what some students wear with out a uniform (Booty shorts) *Cough Cough*"
"You have a point. :/"
"Yes, because if you have school uniforms, you will avoid bullying and will make it easier for your mornings, so you will know what to wear"
"i think that kids should have to wear them because it will cause less bullying about what type of shoes or cloths you wear"
"i think yes because it will make everybody equal so there's no fighting about fitting in."
"yeah but then kids don't have to build confidence in what they wear,and then they cant use that confidence. also being the same isn't always great then if you are the same then you aren't your own person and yourself. you should have the right to express yourself. but your reason is good as well"
"we should have school uniforms just beacause"
"I think uniforms SHOULD be required"
"Yes I know that us students do not want to have school uniforms but if you have seen the clothing that the kids at my school wear and you were their parents you would probably have a heart attack!!!! People say that students won't have a chance to find who they are and won't be able to express their way of clothing. But some students take it a little to far. So I think that my school should have school uniforms."
"I think we should have uniforms cause it reminds me of harry potter"
"School uniforms also help identify when there are any intruders! As long as we are able to add pins or accessories to our uniform, they're awesome!!!"
"I think children should wear uniforms. Do you really want kids coming to school in their revealing shorts and their crop tops? I don't think so. Do you want the rich kids in their lulu lemon and Patagonia jackets teasing the poor kids with their target leggings and their north face jackets, I don't think you want that. Uniforms are worn to represent something, uniforms are worn in team sports and kids can think of their school as a team and want to represent their school. Lots of kids come to school with marijuana leafs on their socks and try to hide them, do you want that? Or what if your child was getting dress coded for what they are wearing even if they don't think it's inappropriate but in reality it is. If everyone wears the same then no one feels left out or afraid that everyday everyone is judging them on what they are wearing. This is what I think, what about you?"
"Nice! I agree, this was a nicely written argument."
"I agree even tho I hate to wear school uniform."
"I don't agree not every body can afford meals but now they have to pay for uniforms? just wrong and rich kids o to privet school poor or normal kids go to public"
"North face is expensive tho my jacket cost me 100 and schools have dress codes so they don't reveal much and in public schools not to many kids wear expensive clothes I mean I sometimes do but it's not clothes they could wear anyway"
"Quite honestly I think that this can go either way. For one, uniforms are simple. What I mean by this is that when you get up in the morning, you don't have to spend 10 mins. searching for something to wear. (This might not apply to boys, but you know what I mean) However, uniforms can be expensive. But if you look on the bright side, you probably won't have to buy uniforms for another year, and you won't have to replace your nice clothes if you ruin it. And if you wear a P.E uniform, what's the difference if you wear it for another 8 or 9 hours? Then when you get home you can do WHATEVER the HECK you want!"
"Can you please give me evidence/examples of this."
"i hate school uniforms it creates bullying so no"
"i agree with your friends uniforms only create more bullying and sometimes clothes can be inspirational"
"Students attending schools with required uniforms tend to focus more in school and at home. Without having to worry about having that cool new T-shirt everyone's wearing, or that the girl in your class has a new pair of designer jeans that you just HAVE to have, students can stay focused on their schoolwork in the school environment. This can result in higher grade-point averages, and higher school graduation rates."
"i went to a uniform-only school, and my grades were worse then now, because i go to a normal school."
"Yes! I completely agree with you! These are all great, solid reasons why schools should use uniforms. I wish they used them in my school district!"
"YES because its not alot of trouble getting up in the morning you just put the uniform on"
"true but school is bad already it would be worse with out fun popping colors"
"School uniforms show a distinctive connection to the school and the pride and honor to be wearing the school colours.In a sporting team the same uniform is worn to identify the team. When they put on that uniform they feel a sense of loyalty and belonging in the team Why can’t this be the same in schools? Wearing a uniform also looks neat and tidy and that reflects on the school.I come from a school with a uniform and think that it is great. I do not have to get up every morning and worry about what I am going to wear and if my friends will like it or not. However I think that this is a debate that will never stop."
"It shows our schools identity"
"No it does not"
"Here is my problem with the con for self -expression. So many students, who are naturally against this, and because of that i might add, there might be bias, state that it stops self expression. this point, however, is fully invalid. when there are so many other, more realistic ways to express oneself that are much more creative, why should we need clothing to do such? I would know from experience, I am 14, and in high school. clothing is clothing. there is no need to express oneself with a certain shirt or shoes."
"Okay, so, it's pretty clear by your comment that you personally don't care about the clothes you wear. And that's absolutely fine. However, I don't like how in your comment you imply that just because you don't care, no one else does either, and this isn't just incorrect, but also unfair to people who care a lot about what they wear. I personally have a lot of fun choosing my own outfits, and it's important to me that I can do that. Don't assume that your opinion is the only one."
"i think yes because wen they enter the real world they might be required to wear uniforms for their jobs"
"I totally agree that students should have uniforms, here's why:Students shouldn't be expressing themselves at school, that's what weekends and your Time out of school is for. And what you wear doesn't really reflect on what you are. Also, if more students wear uniforms, there wouldn't be so much favoritism over who has the best clothes. This is how a lot of problems start because someone if well dressed or doesn't dress well. Sometimes (No offense) Girls spend so much time choosing what to wear and it wastes a lot of time. Another way it wastes time is because students waste time scrutinizing students. Plus it's the inner character or the inside that counts. Also clothing that isn't uniform sometimes has baggy pockets and places to hide weapons. Like Sievor said, students that have baggy trousers or jackets have the potential to hold weapons."
"I think kids should express themselves because kids are who kids are"
"we should be able to let our students wear what they want because either way uniforms or not they will get bullied"
"I mean it will hurt us inside though"
"Yesssss they look so cool"
"No they don't look cool"
"They are bland and boring"
"Agreed. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Stupid!"
"I am doing this for school and I know kids do not like uniforms but they are important. They are not very expensive and give students a sense of pride. I know that they are stuffy and bland but they are for our saftey. I know that you hate them but they are pretty nice. just remember if your parents spend less money in your clothes they have more money to spend on you for your birthday or christmass."
"I think that uniforms need to be looked at differently.Then dont express us,no.But that dosen't mean that every kid that goes to school doesnt have feelings or lives differently out of school.Uniforms arent even all that expenssive either. at the most their about 75 dollars.if you were a caring parent you would pay that price over and over again just for their safety. So start looking at uniforms differently."
"Yass we should have to wear uniforms because students cant make fun of each other."
"even in uniforms they still would make fun of each other"
"yes they can for your hair and what you look like"
"we should wear uniformes"
"I believe that school uniforms should be used in not only private, but public schools as well if it means, like this websites states, that students will learn to express themselves through their actions and words instead of clothing. I also believe that students will not be picked on and there will be no groups of friends or "clicks"; everyone will be treated equally."
"yes because kids in all ages get bullied because of what they are wearing.for me i would wear a uniform . tumbs up"
"Uniforms increase self esteem. Everyone knows that some clothes cost more than others. Old Navy jeans are less expensive than American Eagle. Kids sometimes feel upset and bad about themselves when his or her family can not afford popular name brand clothes. Uniforms make it so people are all wearing the same thing. Nobody has more expensive clothes because they are all the same. ProCon.org quotes President Bill Clinton, "An honor student was killed at a bus stop in a cross fire during the robbery of another student's designer jacket. If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then schools should have uniforms." Uniforms create a sense of identity with the school. In a casual conversation kids are often asked "Where do you go to school?" If a kid is asked this question and they are wearing their uniform the answer would be right on their clothing. Chloe Spencer, a high school student at Neale-Wade Academy says this on the matter, "Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride and is an important part of being a student... A uniform teaches students to dress smart and take pride in their appearance.""
"well I know school uniforms are expensive, but most uniforms are just a blue pair of jeans and a shirt and if a uniform is a per made one and you don't have enough money for one there is a thing called problem solving and I bet the school can figure something out. And people are ranting about oh my clothes expresses myself and oh I still get bullied, you know what you can problem solve! And one big point that a lot of people are saying is that its what on the inside not outside. Well i'm out."
"it helps teachers when they are on a field trip"
"Makes morings easter for parents"
"did you mean easier?"
"Okay, so I understand that people want to express themselves. Honestly, school is not the place for it. You don't live at school, you can still dress up and express yourselves outside of school. It's not the end of the world.Also, you can personalize your uniforms and express yourself in other ways."but i get bullied for it" - bullies suck, they would bully you regardless."it's too pricey" - that money is going back into your school, for your lunches, better technology, better classrooms, maybe into your prom."wearing the same outfit as others is dumb" - how often do you wear the same shoes cause they're cool? Or have the same purse cause it's in style? Or the freshest Jordans?School is a learning ground, not a social gathering. The focus should be on learning, not comparing each other or cutting others down over the high price of someones clothes or the low price or others clothing.Uniforms offer a kind of, even playing field. Kids would pay less attention to who was the well dressed jock or who was the ill dressed outsider freak.To top it off, when you get a job, you have to wear uniforms or meet clothing requirements. In a way, uniforms prepare you for that."
"Bullying will happen either way it is up to the sudents and teachers to prevent it, while you say that it is going back into the school and other items it could be put into other things outside of school. Personally i have more uniform clothes than i do clothes for outside of school this is an annoyance along with not having the ability to wear a jacket merely because the school and school board feel that this that and the other thing should be within a certain boundary. Besides i don't see anyone outside of the school day other than my friends that are online and that includes NONE of my in school friends. Despite what you say about it not being a social gathering, that is exactly what it is. When you say that uniforms even the playing field that is not exactly true there are still those expensive brands for uniform clothing not just regular clothing."
"Yeah school is a learning ground but also sometimes the uniforms increase school violence believe it or not. But what are you going to wear if school is closed for two weeks because of christmas or something? then what are you going to wear?"
"How is the money you spend on uniforms going back into your school? You don't buy your uniforms from school, you buy them from an unrelated corporation. If anything, that money is just feeding the greedy owners of these companies, which doesn't do anything to help your school or our economy."
"I srsly agree with u Serena,I am one of those ppl who where similar outfits and I am super happy that someone agrees with me"
"uniforms are special"
"I think kids should wear uniforms because when bullying happens its sometimes about the clothes and how much the clothing cost or the design but when every one wears the same clothes then u cant really make fun of them."
"Students need uniforms in order to show their school spirit and confidence to school. I'm not saying they shouldn't stand out, but when wearing a uniform, students feel more proper and may behave better. Also, many students get robbed because of the expensive clothing they wear, and if you dress in a uniform, it's less likely that someone is that thievery will be involved. It will be more safe at school to wear uniforms, because it shows identity, and if students have free dress, than it's easier for intruders to break into schools. In conclusion, students should be required to wear uniforms for many reasons."
"yes because you should be able to know who you are like if you ride the wrong bus"
"no one would be judged by their clotheing"
"yes b/c none will get bullied. and I know some people want to show who they are . and I like to be pretty , and you should dress how you likee ;)"
"what you are saying is that we should have uniform and dress how we like??? please explain how that works ; ("
"people will get bullied"
"I think that it is good to wear school uniforms because dress code is not a problem."
"They would not be bullied on what they wear."
"They can still be bullied."
"Schools should have to wear school uniforms. They are safer than dress codes. There is a less chance of getting bullied because of the students clothing. Plus, students don't have to worry about having to wear designer clothing and a lot of money shoes. Students can still express themselves though hairstyles, buttons, and jewelry. We must think about this, ALL schools are having problems with their dress codes. People are rebels wearing inappropriate clothing to school! If you really don't want uniforms, than maybe you should control what you wear school and listen to the dress code. Face it, we all are going to switch to uniforms someday, so we should just go with it."
"you definitely wear uniforms kids wont get bullied"
"I think school uniforms are good because the uniforms to show the culture and respect to School community"
"no b/c there different people and they have different culture."
"yea because it works"
"why would you just say that you have to give people a good reason to agree with you."
"We are at school to learn, not show off our clothes. There are other ways to express yourself.Children that aren't as financially well off won't be mocked for not having name brand clothing. Or be mocked for dressing differently. So it won't completely stop bullying but it will decrease it. It is actually cost efficient. Rather than buying 10 to 20 outfits you only need to buy like 4 + a couple normal outfits. But I do think boys and girls both should have the options to wear, skirts, shorts or pants. That or just no skirts. This way transgender or gender fluid kids have choices. (Yes, they do exist. I'm gender fluid myself)Uniforms also help prepare for after you graduate. Most workplaces require a certain dress code.You will also spend less time picking out what to wear.Schools can negotiate with a couple local businesses to lower prices for uniforms. The businesses would cooperate because it will help their sales. Buying clothes in bulk is cheaper for the customer and the business."
"But the thing is, students need more normal clothes than a few outfits. We have breaks, and some can be as long as 2 full weeks. Some families cannot afford to do laundry several times a week to provide the kid with clean normal clothes. We also go to places where we don't want to wear a uniform, such as a friend's house, store, or mall. Some schools also do not negotiate with businesses to lower the price of uniforms, and some do not allow for them to be bought in bulk. Uniforms are very expensive. It is just better to buy the normal clothes so parents do not have to waste their money on clothes they must buy many of and replace often (they aren't the best built, and kids tend to grow) just to satisfy whatever the school believes to be best."
"I can see where people are coming from, arguing about people not being able to express themselves with Uniform, but not every day is a school day. Students can express themselves through clothes on holidays and weekends, they can also express themselves through their hair, small accessories and by voicing their opinion on topics and expressing what they like through clubs and conversation. Also, with uniform, everybody is wearing similar outfits, and without the similarity with everyone, people could be made fun of BECAUSE of their own clothes and their own individual outfits, for either not being expensive enough, or not looking like the social norm when it comes to clothing. We can easily avoid many issues like this with the concept of school uniform."
"yes evryone is talking about it takes away self expresion no it dont students can still wear what ever shoes or do there hair how they want the only things it takes away is bullying bc everyone is wearing the same thing and short skirts and booty shorts"
"I think kids should wear unies."
"School Uniforms are much easier for teachers to recognize the children and this would make sure that students do not get lost. Also, if a student gets lost but is still wearing his uniform, some one who finds him can send him back to his school where the teacher will contact his parents."
"Couldn't the school have bandannas or something for excursions to recognise the students."
"I agree with this because people are being bullied on what they wear"
"school whould be easier for teachers"
""How would it make a difference?"
"Students should have to wear uniforms so no one person can be higher than another. Many girls go to school everyday with brand new clothes updated trends and more expensive brands. Then theirs the girls who go home and beg their parents for those clothes the popular girls have but those parents need to pay the bills and can not afford the money to get those. Those girls then come to school less confident than other girls. The uniforms would make it more equal for all kids to feel like they belong."
"school uniform can take a way the bulling of what people were so i vote for school uniforms."
"they don't do anything"
"students always find a way to bully someone whether clothes are involved or not trust me it happens to me and my friends"
"No it just comes back in a different way, like how kids fill out in the uniform of how they look."
"The reason i find school uniforms is because it cuts down on the number of bullies and it can cost more but it also saves time say as an example it takes you thirty minutes to find a nice shirt and pants well with a uniform you can wear that and save time and also another reason for a uniform is it may change how you talk to people instead of someone disliking you clothes you can talk about something else so it may save you a friend and you may be able to express your self with clothing that you chose but there are a lot of other ways to express yourself how you act and how you manage and sometimes less opinions on your clothes may help stop a argument from happening and for the people that disagree with me think about it you or your family may not have enough money to do this just responsible and keep the pair of clothes safe from harm and maybe you'll save more money and be prepared to buy another one but yeah i hope my message got to everyone thank you for your time."
"you are right I think so"
"I'm for it because it teaches kids proper etiquette and proper attire for a job in the future."
"you are cool Connor you did a good job telling us why uniforms are GOOD!!!!!!!"
"i think school uniforms should be enforced in all schools because it shows discipline and respect to students and teachers. students should not be the only ones to wear them either. it is cheaper for parents to by uniforms rather than having to buy designer and name brand clothing so their child can fit in. Uniforms also show that you know what is right and wrong in the school dress code. in my school we do not have a uniform and kids have killed them selves because their families do not make a lot of money and they get their clothes from walmart. my bestfriend killed herself because she had to buy her clothes from walmart. its sad to think something so simple as clothing items could lead to someone taking their own life."
"I like school uniforms because so many people get excluded and bullied by the stuff they wear. I don't believe its right. My school doesn't have it and kids are always bullied."
"I agree with you sometimes i get exclded from activitiez because of the clothes i wear"
"School uniforms should been seen as a positive thing world wide, its appreciated in many schools all around the world. However there are still some parents and staff of schools who believe it holds back students on self expression. They aren't realizing that wearing school uniforms takes the attention away from price tags, new trends, jealously, low self esteem and among other things. When student see themselves and classmates as equals everyones attention is drawn back to learning. Something that should have already been the number one priority. Instead of students worrying about what they'll wear tomorrow to school, they can use that extra time now to open up a book and study some more. Its all about priorities and setting a good example for these students."
"people be wearing inappropriate stuff"
"Not all people wear inappropriate stuff."
"School uniforms have more pros than cons:It saves time in the morning on deciding what to wear.It is cheaper than buying other clothes.Parents feel pride seeing their kids in uniform because they shows a mark of respect for their school by wearing it.uniforms helps you to be a part of group even if you feel shy to start t talk. You learn self discipline by wearing it 5 6 hours a day.You learn to be adaptable to handle unwanted situations.it helps you in future too.If you can wear it for the sake of your job in future then why not now."
"Pro I think that there should be school uniforms for school purposes only, because like the article said someone got in a big fight over $95 sunglasses. I also think they are good because kids would get to sleep longer because they already know what they are going to wear in the morning. Also like it said in the article kids won't feel like they're being judged. But I still think that kids should be able to wear what ever they want when they're out of school, because it is exciting to try on new clothes and wear them."
"Yes, because then on field trips, they would know where their classmates are."
"That is a completely different story. That is for safety purposes. They mean in any other normal school day."
"Ok so i go to a private school, i've practically worn uniforms my entire elementary and still ongoing high school life but honestly its alot easier than stressing out on what to wear every day. Also Its hard to get bullied if you and the bully practically wears the same thing. Another reason being that is \ts gonna be alot cheaper especially if you're clothes still fits for the next academic year."
"Public schools should implement uniforms. It provides uniformity to all the students. My daughter and son went to Catholic school. Actually wearing uniform during their high-school time was easier and cheaper. Also it definitely improved their focus on studies."
"There are various opinions on the issue of whether or not uniforms should be a requirement in public schools. It is my opinion that uniforms should be allowed in all schools if doing so benefits all children in the long run. Our children are at risk of having to face so many distractions that could affect their ability to focus on their primary goals of attending school. According to the U.S. Department of Education (January 2015), there were significant drops in the crime rate, student suspensions, vandalism and assaults in Long Beach, CA after a school uniform policy was implemented in its school system. If requiring all students to wear uniforms while attending school will eliminate these issues and improve students academic achievements, promote respect for self and other and instill a sense of pride in their school environment, I feel the benefits would outweigh the negative feedback."
"I think uniforms do more good then bad so schools should have uniforms. But more casual then some schools have them. Like jeans and a polo shirt."
"I think that school uniforms help with bullying and students understanding of what really matters. Some students have better grades and they are more positive on life and school. Parents can see that their kids are happier and doing better with school work. Most adults say that school uniforms have a great impact on students. Yes I see that money can be a problem but why don't you talk to people to see if the school pays for them instead of the parents. I see both sides of the argument, they are all right. Some are facts and some are opinions. They are all just what people think. Not everything is bad, not even school uniforms. -R"
"The students would spend less time picking out an outfit and wouldn't need to worry about the pressure that they wear the latest fashion trends."
"To the right of this comment, you'll find a bunch of people who think that material objects are the only way to express yourself. The best way to express yourself in school, or in life really, is by your academics and personality. Uniforms give everyone an equal playing field, and it is in this playing field that a student must adapt and express his or herself without citing one's wealth. Yes, it may limit a student's ability to express his or herself, but it ultimately teaches them discipline and true personality."
"I believe we should have school uniforms. This is because they bring unity amoung students. They also leesen bullying. according to surveys 95% of teachers say that uniforms premote good behavior. 0% say that it limites students libertys. As a student myself it would help me and other students foucus. students who wear clothes with distracting colors and slogans take away the students ability to consentrate. I see people wearing shirts with bad words on them and this distracts me from my work. uniforms would also leesem bullying. i have been bullied my whole life because i dont have the latest style. families at poverty level cannot afford to by new clothes so most of the clothes are hand me downs. so people snicker and laugh saying that people are ugly. it hurts there feelings. with uniforms i believe the student suiside rate would decrese greatly. therefor we will have more people to help with students."
"Just don't speak to anyone even if they laugh at you. who ares if they laugh they might just be jeolous or they have no right to speak to you like that"
"Ok but if your not being judged for your clothes then u could be bullied if u have a different body then everyone else"
"Yes, because when schools enforce a dress code or a uniform in high-poverty parts of town, crime went down by a ton, and students won't have to worry about being judged or worry about what their peers think of what they are wearing."
"I think if we wear school uniforms people would not be made fun of or bullied and people would talk more people should not be judge by their cover"
"That's so true"
"yes, because it adds class to the school."
"how? by making the students wear ugly stiff crap? NO! it does not work like that. It adds ZERO class."
"Teacher don't wear uniform so con (no) comment are awesome but pro (yes) comment sucks"
"school uniforms then you can find new ways to express your character and you could find out something new about you. People get bullied at my school all the time because of what they wear and if we all wear the same clothes I think that will decrease bullying. I know that it can cost a lot to afford school uniforms but what I'm talking about is just some ca-keys and a polo.""
"I like school uniforms because people get bullied, and yes you can express your way through your clothes but if you wear school uniforms then you can find new ways to express your character and you could find out something new about you. People get bullied at my school all the time because of what they wear and if we all wear the same clothes I think that will decrease bullying. I know that it can cost a lot to afford school uniforms but what I'm talking about is just some ca-keys and a polo."
"People will still get bullied for the way that they fill out the uniform or how weird they look in it or if they only have one uniform and it has something dirty on it but they don't notice it and they go to school with it and get bullied for "not washing their clothes" when they also don't have time or money to wash their clothes. Uniforms can also be very expense and some kids who are still growing will have a hard time paying for the same clothes that get more expensive, each year. Not everyone has the money for that, and the schools don't provide any uniforms or help to get uniforms for students who cant afford it."
"It's time to eliminate from schools the status and respect many students give to clothing labels and price tags students should be able to wear uniform to express there feelings"
"I disagree with your saying that the children "Should be able to wear uniforms to express their feelings" in a multitude of ways. For one, you wouldn't let them wear uniforms, you'd be forcing the uniform on them. Secondly, you are taking their rights away when you force them to do so, because they aren't allowed to be themselves anymore, they are what you are trying to force them to be. Lastly, how does a uniform let them express themselves as you say? It stops them from expressing themselves through their clothing. I just don't understand how you say that forcing them to be the same, helps them express their individuality."
"I with you Lyric because one day when they grow up they would have to dress themselves and they would not have an idea how to dress themselves"
"Exactly I agree with lyric"
"I believe kids should have to wear uniforms to school."
"If students don't wear uniforms, then it is more likely that intruders could enter the school campus and terrorize students."
"To Tyler: Yeah, because everyday intruders enter a campus and terrorize students NOT wearing uniforms. That is totally understandable and relatable."
"I'm with Mico."
"An intruder can just buy an uniform and have easier access to a school"
"I love school uniforms, I used to be bullied but then my school was assigned uniforms and they couldn't make fun of my clothes any more because they would be making fun of their own!!!!!!!!!!"
"How did you get from "wearing a t-shirt and jeans to school" to "criminals will infiltrate the school"?"
"no students should not have to wear uniforms in school. So many why. one is it doesnt give the students self-expressiveness.. meaning they wont be able to show who they really are and their taste. One thing they always say at school is to be yourself and not someone else, but how can they do that if theyre not allowed to wear what they desire. I mean yeah there should be limits on how much the students are showing etc but like not go all bananas over a logo on a shirt or blouse. Its just a picture and i dont think they should freak out about it. Let the kids be who they are, there cant possibly be any harm done on their outfits. Just think about it..."
"That's not true at all! I wore uniform in 8th grade and I was still able to express myself. I still had classmates who sat in groups. We had the "rockers" who wear their hair long and had chokers or wore black jacket over their shirt. We still had groups sitting together, we had the athletes, nerds, and the "girlies," they still curl their hair used make up and put some jewels on their hair. Stop using this argument! One thing I like back then was that I woke and I know exactly what I had to wear. No need to have to search for what to wear, but I was still able to express my style with my hair and make up. Besides, we also had special days when we could wear what we wanted like pajama day, nerd day, school spirit day, and school dances. Besides, my parents could not afford the clothes I wanted anyway."
"ya i agree!"
"students get bullied even if they wear uniforms so i say no to uniforms whos with me"
"i agree so much i hate bullies"
"No body likes a bully they have no life they just pick on other kids for fun which i really hate."
"vstudents get bullied even if they wear uniforms so i say no to uniforms whos with me""
"i disagree wearing school uniforms does not prevent bullying."
"yes so many other things to pick on about manly life stile"
"But uniforms can reduce bullying in schools."
"I'm with you..."
"me! this is a really good reason and i support it ! nice job"
"IM WITH U :) sorry caps"
"uniforms should be banned :'("
"I toataly understand u"
"I get you"
"Totally! Uniforms don't JUST affect students; their parents have to buy them, & sometimes that can cost a lot of money!!!"
"I see no point in uniforms, as they give little to no room for expression of individuality. And in a way, school uniforms are a violation of the first amendment."
"I agree with you"
"OMG you made me shed in tears thx so much you are amazing to think that if you agree you rock"
"I don't beleive schools should have uniforms because it makes other students from other schools want to make fun of you and they will. School uniforms are expensive for poor parents and some can afford it I think we should not have uniforms because it does not allow kids to express themselves. That is why I personally think uniforms are a dumb idea. Thank You"
"yes you are right but it can show people where we are from and show them that we're not mean. we can show them that we are better than other people"
"When you grow up, you're not going to be told what to do by adults. Children should develop the ability to make smart choices early, instead of relying on things like school uniforms to force them down the right path."
"When people grow up they need to have order and know what to do and what not to do or we end up with a lot of unemployed people living on the welfare of others, Also around 60% of jobs have a mandatory uniform or a extremely strict dress code."
"i think that we shouldnt have to use uniforms"
"School uniforms? NO! Do you get to chose what you wear to school? Well, some kids don't. I'm here to tell you why I don't think school uniforms are a good idea. My first reason is that when kids have to wear school uniforms, they can't express themselves. In 1996, The US Supreme Court said "It can hardly be argued, that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights of freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gates." Second, school uniforms can increase violent attacks. In 2007, school uniforms increased the number of violent assaults by 14 (per year) in the most violent schools. In Miami, the uniforms increased middle school fights and arguments. Third and lastly, kids don't like wearing school uniforms. In 2012, 7th and 8th graders at the University of Nevada at Reno said 90% did not like wearing school uniforms. In conclusion, I think school uniforms are not a good idea because they don't give students a chance to express themselves, increase violent attacks, and kids don't like wearing them. That's my opinion, what's yours?"
"Thanks, there are some good quotes in here."
"I go to a school where we have to wear uniforms. Almost all of the students hate it and are constantly complaining about it. And I know for a fact that it is more expensive. If I didn't have to buy extra clothes to wear to school (clothes that I never wear outside of school) I would only buy clothes when i wanted to, as opposed to having to buy them every year as the dress code changes. Not to mention, it is extremely hard for me to find comfortable clothes that are appropriate, and practically impossible to find any that are mildly flattering."
"No it takes away the students freedom and their rigtht"
"Because then you couldn't wear white vans."
"I know that is you Adam (busted!!!!)"
"That's funny don't know what ur talkin bout Damn Daniel back at it again with them white vans"
"yes you could people just didn't wear them"
"I think you are missing the point of the argument."
"If you think that having school uniforms is going to stop bullies, then you are wrong my friend. Let's think about this, if a school has no school uniforms, then adds them, the bullies still know who to pick on. The uniforms aren't a magic shield that stops all bullying, no, it's not a disguise. So stop with the "It'll stop bullies from picking on someone," it wont."
"i say"I have one question to ask to people who are reading this or any other people. Do you even realize what it is like to have school uniforms? If you think about it, they are actually there to make students not be able to express themselves. so if you think about it, then youcan see what side toy are on. So please think about it. also leave me a reply about what you think"
"I think the same i wish my parents would let me burn them low chance"
"I think kids should have the right to wear what they want because school uniforms do not have anything to do with school."
"No,because they have to be washed every day so they'll just keep getting dirty."
"School uniforms should not be required in every school district. Bullies are going to be bullies regardless. If not your appearance, they will find something else to bring you down. It only takes 9 seconds to make a first impression, intentionally or not. Humans are judgmental by nature so we should put ourselves in the category of out choosing. If we wear what we want we can save a lot of time finding our friends and social groups. Once we find our group we can build relationships using our personality and who we are inside. Apparel may just be a materialistic thing but it is key in finding who we are and expressing it. If a student wants to do good in school they will, regardless of any distractions. Bottom line: We can't blame all school problems on clothing because all of these obstacles are a part of life. To make it in this world you have to have a strong mind, NOT a uniform!"
"Students should not be forced into standards that stifle their individuality. Uniforms make students have to conform to standards that they may not be comfortable with. In the end uniforms support conformity over individuality."
"My past experience with school uniforms is not a good one. The uniform was very strict, with girls only allowed to wear clean white shirts and a certain plaid skirt that was only sold at one store. Since our school didn't sell the uniform, no money was going back into the school. I sometimes didn't get enough food because we had to buy uniform clothes for me. I was also bullied because I had to walk to school and I lived in a poor neighborhood. I've since moved to a school with no uniform and am not bullied because of the clothes I wear, which I get at Wal-Mart or Goodwill. My clothes aren't designer brands but I am accepted and I fit in. I am also spending much less money on clothes and have things to wear outside of school. People who are considered 'outsider freaks' are not thought of in that way because of what they wear. It's how people act that isolate them. Most job uniforms are not so strict or expensive, and in many cases, they are provided. In conclusion, school uniforms are doing more harm than help, especially financially."
"Sorry you had to go through bulling and awful things like that just because of a stupid uniform. At my school we don't have uniforms, but a very loosely enforced dress code that in a way is sexist. And by the way, I bet you have a great sense of style. :)"
"Its not fair how we have to wear uniforms and you see all the teachers with regular clothes on and we have to wear uniforms they can wear uniforms too"
"Uniforms are stupid, uncomfortable, takes away our uniqueness, to much money, and sometimes hard to find the uniform the school requires. School should not have uniforms!!"
"NO Uniforms! Uniforms bad for your health"
"Schools should not go to uniforms because uniforms take away the ability for students to express themselves."
"Schools should not go to uniforms because uniforms take away the ability for students to express themselves. Also, the uniforms have to be clean every day. Thirdly, the uniforms can be very expensive. sorry for not writing this before :)"
"i think we student should not beause when it cold, the uniform dose not make you as warm as the jacket we could wear to make us warm and, when it summer it shorts and t-shirt not long pants or vest it just better and it comfortable not uncomfortable, we work better when where not in a uncontrollably clothing all day, all so it affords all for kids and family because it save money for paying"
"No. schools shouldn't have uniforms it violates their freedom of expression. School uniforms puts a financial burden on some families that cannot afford the uniforms. Besides families already have to spend a ton of money on lunch around at least $400 or more, but that is just at my school.Parents and students should be able to choose their clothes without government interference. Parents already pay for clothes outside of school. They shouldn't have to pay for that plus a school uniform."
"Kids should be able to choose what to wear"
"I don't like school uniforms"
"they make you special"
"No. Doesn't even need a reason. Just no."
"schools that have uniforms are picking conformity over personality."
"Students don't get an opportunity to show their personality!"
"hi uniform's shouldn't be worn because students usually don't like them"
"they dont show who you are!"
"um that's what everybody is saying here"
"Yes!! It's your personality!!!"
"No. Uniforms are too much money and dont let students express their feelings through their clothes. I know many people that get bullied for wearing uniforms. Also its boring how everyone has to wear the same thing"
"1. They are not comfortable having to tuck them in when its hot and what not2. Normally kids have lots of close from the years before3. Kids need to be prepared for the real world and we wont have uniforms when were are adults"
"ALL the moms are right, just sad"
"I agree too moms"
"i absalutely hate uniforms. It's one of the dumbest things created and it restricts students freedom of expression. Everyone should be allowed express their own style of clothing."
"Uniforms lead to followers not leaders"
"The thing is if you ask kids if they would want to wear school uniforms, they say no without hesitation what-so-ever. No kid wants to have to dress the same. Kids don't like to feel the same as everyone else. They think they aren't important because there isn't anything different about them to make them special. Some kids become good friends with the other gender too. But if you put in a uniform that makes girls and boys wear different things, you put a huge divide in the already big separation. Therefore making the friendship awkward. And sure, putting in a uniform will stop the bullying on clothing in school. But did you think of what kids from other schools would say? They would tease the kids who do wear them. So really, that gives another reason to bully someone. Not get ride of one. People say theft would go down but that's not true. Kids would start wearing other accessories that are equally expensive such as jewelry. And its not really proven that kids act better when they are dressed better. What about the kids who don't care what they look like? Why would that effect them?? It won't. So see? Uniforms can't do much except make kids unhappy. And one likes unhappy kids."
"no one should have to wear uniforms"
"kids need to show their personality"
"School uniforms block a persons individuality from being seen . If a person walks by and sees you, a hard-working individual, next to a person who does not care to work, they are going to think that the two of you are virtually the same."
"School uniforms can't express who you are, and you feel exposed or that a part of your freedom has been taken from you. If you agree with me, please like this comment, because it just might convince some schools that they should change the dress code. :)"
"I hate it it sucks boooooo I hate it let us be free we are only kids for a while let us live without looking like prisoners"
"well, uniforms give you no creativity what so ever. You can't stand out and be unique"
"DUDE.............. that's so creative"
"No because they would like to im prove their out looks to many other people to show and release who they you dont want them to just be someone else. Dont try to change someones life or outlooks"
"Hello, would like to talk about school uniforms. I am parent of three children and I work a minimum wage job I cannot afford school uniforms. The way I see it uniforms take away from the individuality of the children. It does not stop the bullying or anything. IM AGAINST UNIFORMS."
"I agree mom you are right I am am too"
"Just get an ID no need for uniform"
"uniforms are a big no no you have to pay and you can find anyone! plus you cant express what you like outside of school cause everyone outside already knows!"
"We should not"
"Since there is no 'in between' here, I'll just put it in the CON area. Gosh, this text limit sucks. I have so much to say. What children don't understand is that of the fact they can't wear whatever they want at school. This could be a problem for many, for they are in a family that are trying to make ends meet. If they are such family, why are they going to a school that insists on such dress code? Obviously your child will have to wear it. Yes, you aren't able to express yourself but who really cares about what you are wearing? In fact, no one, and if you are person that thinks a bit to much about their social standing just ask yourself this: "Do I honestly like these people to begin with?" If the answer to this is no, then don't even bother. Find yourself someone who you really like. Even if you can only talk to them on Skype because they are from Brazil. Alright, let's do bullies! Buddy, it's like my mother told me. "You aren't always going to be with the people you like." So, does this dress code really do anything to prevent bullies? Heavens no! But you just have to deal with it. If you still want to kill yourself just because you aren't accepted, how stupid must you be? I mean come on! It's just an outfit!"
"Everyone has there own personality and you can't just take that away for order, class behavior, and to stop bullying. Bullying and teasing can be in many forms and can come from other schools."
"why would we wanna wear uniforms like seriously people get detracted because other are dressed just like others its dosent change anything it just make u feel upset beacuse people are still getting bullied even if they have the same outfit like really others just hate the fact the they are wearing the same clothes like students should chose what they wanna wear in generally the school shouldn't make u waer something u dont like plus others are still rude its not going to change the behavior by wearing uniforms"
"Uniforms can make kids worry more about fashion than school if the student gets suspended for their uniforms"
"This is my opinion, but i don't feel students should have to wear uniforms. For one thing it limits how much students are able to express themselves, or be unique in any way. Also in some cases it's more expensive to buy new uniforms each year, rather than wear your normal clothes, which can be worn both at school and out on the go. Has anyone even wondered "what happens to the school uniform after we graduate that school??", NOTHING, all that money my parents have spent goes down the drain; But with your normal clothes, you are still able to wear them even AFTER you graduate, or when you're not going to school."
"It is stupid to have uniforms because they are itchy and can make you sweat ALOT!!!!!!!!"
"Free dress( collared shirts, school spirit shirts, and other school appropriate attire), helps a student express his/her individuality and helps them become more easily acquainted with friends( new or old) or new students. If you take away the persons individuality by making required school uniforms, you are stripping them of their identity and making it so that instead of them being someones go-to person for support, help, or just fun; they are just "another student.""
"You have a great observation there. I love it. You should become a debate writer or just a writer some day."
"School uniforms are COMPLETELY pointless. They do nothing to help us. Plus, Iv'e been thinking about something: Schools all over the world make the uniform choice without asking the children what they think."
"I think that kids should be able to wear whatever they like to wear because it is their body nobody else's body. So if you have a problem with kids being them then you're not happy being yourself because when you don't let a kid wear what they want to where then all you are doing is discouraging them. Then they will do the same thing with their kids when they get older, so why do you think that kids break the rules because parents don't let them express themselves even the government, and jobs, schools, every place kids go they discouraged to show off the body that god gave them I'm not saying walk around butt naked I'm saying if you want to show your body but have some boundaries as well when you dress out."
"i think students should not wear school uniforms because they are ugly first of second of all they increase bulling and i hate bulling"
"Hello if you think schools should have uniforms then you are wrong. Schools should let kids be who they want to be. I go to a school that does not have school uniforms and it is the best thing ever. We need to be who we want to be not non creative people."
"Honestly school uniforms are crap they just waist your money doesn't show your creativity. Maybe if the students made their own uniform it could be cooler but you'd always grow out of it."
"Kids are allowed to express themselves! If they chose to dress they can be ready for everything. They have a choice of style it doesn't matter how you don't like."
"Uniforms cant express yourself and I think we should just follow by guidelines then having uniforms"
"I think uniforms are crazy. I mean, us kids should wear clothes that make them unique and be they're selves."
"they can be super good you cant be bullied"
"we should not wear uniforms ,because they are hot and a lot of money"
"no students should not wear uniforms they should be able to express there style and there physical emotions....... they should be able to wear what they want to wear without somebody thinking its wrong or what they are wearing is dumb."
"Students should be free to wear whatever they want. It is kind of stupid to have to look the same as everyone else"
"There are good information here i liked it"
"i am doing a report on the subject and we want to be who we are not who the teachers are be uneck im in 5th grade and i am me"
"I think students shouldn't be forced to wear a uniform because most schools make students wear uniforms because they think it will stop bullying but bulling still starts even if students wear uniforms or not trust me I've been through it and it's hard,but not once have I been bullied for my cloths I've been bullied because I'm scrawny and weak I try to act tough but I'm not so its like they making students wear it for no reason. Students should be able to be able to show their personality through their cloths because no matter what bullying still happens with a uniform or not.Also school uniforms can be a distraction and students would get distracted more often,But if they weren't uniforms students would know what other people like to wear and also the student would get to show what style of clothes they like to wear and might find friends who like the same style as they do."
"The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that all individuals have the right to express themselves freely."
"they increase violence"
"Just because your church clothes make you look more education it does not mean you actually are"
"Why should we get forced wearing school uniforms when we have our own clothes. plus we feel more comfort wearing our own clothes"
"I understand that some people think uniforms make less bullying, but there is no scientific proof of that!"
"Students at schools shouldnt have to wear school uniforms if they dont want to. Kids might feel uncomfortable if they have to wear things dont like."
"excuuse me just no okay"
"School uniforms create a level playing field among students, reducing peer pressure and bullying. When all students are dressed alike, competition between students over clothing choices and the teasing of those who are dressed in less expensive or less fashionable outfits can be eliminated. *Sigh* that's true but, people bulling people about other stuff besides clothing. Clothing is just the tip of the iceberg. But at least that eliminates one problem with bulling. You can't sue about drama in court, but oh well. Google has information on why uniforms have some importance, while most students will disagree, every school should introduce uniforms into its policy. Students should go to school to learn and not have to worry about being judged by the clothes they are wearing. Uniforms will not only improve the atmosphere of the school, but will also raise the self-esteem of most students and save money for most parents. It has a point. *sigh*"
"you are very right man!!"
"Going to a private school until 9th grade, uniforms sucked. Belts, shirts tucked in, no free dress, it felt mundane and by the end of middle school, everyone complained about it. They even moderated out hair length (no boy had any long hair yet they implemented a hair rule anyway). When I hit 9th grade, free dress was so nice. I have shirts and i have pants to pick from, and I don't stress over what to wear (our school is very open). Overall, I don't see benefits to wearing uniforms, and wearing normal clothes isn't a distraction."
"Nobody would want to wear the same things everyday instead expressing our inner colors!!"
"WHAT IS THIS? SCHOOL UNIFORMS YALL CRAZY"
"NO! we should not wear uniforms because , we like wearing our on clothes and putting on whatever we want , and wearing our nice clothes and showing off our new clothes and also we can share our feelings like if we come to scool with ripped jeans that means that you like stly and if you come with nike you most likely like sports . so with that being said , most kids are comfortable with what they wear , and they like expressing themself , and wearing the same color uniform everday , is not a thing people and kids wanna do."
"they should be able to express themselves!!!!"
"Nobody likes uniforms"
"Your right nobody does like them"
"I think there should not be uniforms"
"I believe that school uniforms and dress codes are so stupid at my school dress code is a big problem."
"Ultimately, i think uniforms are pointless, for the reason that everyone is always going to find a way to make themselves diverse. whether its what type of shoes you wear or a name brand jacket....they/re always going to be separating themselves some how."
"It makes it hard trying to find triplets and twins especially if they are identical."
"I say no to school uniform because you have to be creative"
"honestly a lot of kids generally hate school uniforms and they will probably be outraged...mad students = school"
"School uniforms are not comfortable for some people and it get tried of wearing the same colors."
"Uniforms are uncomfortable to wear sometimes. When you are playing outside and you fall down your pants may rise up or rip."
"Don't listen to what the bullies say because all of you are perfect.."
"It is true that some kids may be judged by the clothes they wear however demanding a school uniform will just raise a far worse judgment platform for body images which is far worse than being judged by a piece clothing. People are always gonna be judged weather it is because of their clothing, appearance, or even personality but forcing students to put on a certain outfit so everyone is 'equal' isn't gonna work because judgment isn't gonna stop just because you're wearing the same thing as everyone else."
"Kids shouldn't wear uniforms because kids should be themselves. Plus uniforms are uncomfortable, expensive and they don't even look that good. In my opinion, uniforms are uncalled for and I won't say stupid by unnecessary."
"Its simply, it socialism pure and evil... Ever kid marches to the same tune, destroy the individual and enslave the populace . Think about it, in socialist country's kids wear the same cloths, march to the same tune and swear loyalty to the state.. Our schools are over run with socialist teachers and professors. Its time to put a stop to it."
"who do teachers think they are making us buy and use uniforms this is all nonsese."
"I strongly dislike uniforms"
"no because they cost to much"
"i dont think students should have to wear uniforms unless we where a private school. but the school i am in is a public school . and even if it was a private school they should not have to wear uniforms."
"No because then all the clothes that you got for your kids its gone you wasted money"
"They can wear it after school and to a friends and out to eat, not just a waste."
"i don't think students should wear uniforms because students don't get to show there personality so they might be shy, when they wear there own cloths they will be more confident. And will participate more in school activities. That's why i think student should not wear uniforms"
"no because it does not matter wither there is bullying because it will never go away.there is also a yes because it is safer to have uniforms but i'm on con because students should be able to express freely of there personality and not feel forced to where a specific dress code and still people get bullied even when the bully is wearing the same thing as his/her victim"
"i think uniforms should NOTwear school uniforms"
"I think it might be a mistake to dress up children in a dress that is the biggest sex fantasy in the country. The term !school girl uniform" is synonymous with sex. Just do a google. I think that's probably not a good thing; linking school children with sex. I think if one wants to choose a dress code for their children, you may want to steer well clear of the country's biggest fetish. In Denmark, where I grew up, there is no link between school children and sex whatsoever. In fact, people would not know what you meant if you said "school girl fantasy". They would think you meant my little pony; in Britain, we know all too well what it means, and seem to want more of that. The term "school boy error" wouldn't make sense either. There are no "boys" in Denmark; students are not split by their type of genitals. I don't mind uniforms for kids as such, but I do think the link between sex and children is very very unfortunate, and should be addressed by the education system."
"I think you are so right."
"School uniforms will pressure students to conform to norms. also about the LGBT+ student? gender fluid students would have to pick an outfit and not be able to express who they are. I know most girls would have the option of pant/skirt but guys have no choice and would be made fun of if they would want to wear more feminine clothing"
"school uniforms are tacky and they suck i vote no"
"I feel like its holding them back from wearing what they want so school uniforms shouldn't be a thing"
"No, because they cannot appeal their selves to other people."
"you should be able to express yourself and be who you wont to be not be what u really ante. that's what i think."
"I couldn't stand wearing an uniform their so uncomfortable and I was called a snob in public."
"kid should pick what they want to wear"
"Schools should not have uniforms, even if it reduces bulling. Its like sayings kids getting bullied is their own fault. Its like telling the kid, 'you get bullied because your real personality sucks and is worth getting bullied, so you should wear uniforms and put on a fake behavior.' Instead we should teach kids who bully, to be more respectful and tolerant towards individual differences.Its like saying, lets all of pretend to be white and paint ourselves white and pretend only single race exist to stop racism."
"NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!Kids should be free to wear whatever they want. Besides it's to hot in some classrooms for example... MINE."
"because some people are poor."
"yeah your right!!"
"It completely violates the "Freedom of Speech" amendment which states that you are aloud to express yourself and no one person can take that away. Making these uniforms not only violates an AMENDMENT it also makes the students very unhappy and very uncomfortable."
"This will not stop bullying"
"School already isn't fun having school uniforms would just make it worse."
"I say no because it is hard on the students to work on work while their in clothes they don't like."
"no way.students just can hate to wear school uniforms."
"uniforms are terrible because we can choose for ourselves and that takes away some of the sense of Freedom that we have."
"no because people get bulied"
"no I want to wear what I want"
"Students should not wear uniforms because yes,they do not get to express there personality and culture.Bullies always find a reason to do what they can, and school uniforms is a big reason why most bullying occurs. I used to wear uniforms at my old school, and I got bullied a lot.... mostly because I wore glasses but also because of the uniforms."
"Kids don't get to express themself in public."
"People can dress however they want and if you want us to be proud and respectful let them dress however instead of making us wear stupid uniforms. Nobody likes looking alike so we all dress differently and if we wear uniforms nobody will like looking the same everyday."
"I think that school uniforms are more of a cage for children and don't allow them to be themselves. I used to go to a uniform school, and I felt like I was concealing my actual feelings and my personality. I also agree with those who say that uniforms are very expensive and you constantly have to buy new clothes because they stain easily, but it's not as easy to clean them. Most uniforms can cost up to $30 just for a shirt and about the same for pants. Shoes usually cost up to about $50, depending on the brand and the quality. I feel as though putting kids in uniform is kind of irrelevant because uniforms are more uncomfortable than our regular clothes and sometimes we have to constantly adjust and readjust our shirts, shoes, blazers, or ties. I feel that students who wear regular street clothes, instead of uniforms, don't worry as much about their cloths because they feel completely comfortable in their clothes, not a uniform that they probably don't like, that is probably the reason that kids don't like wearing uniforms because of they way that they look with them on. Kids worry about their clothes a lot mainly because they're worried about what everyone else will think, but they feel more comfortable in their own clothes."
"It's pretty useful for my naplan and studies. Thank you."
"I know how you feel i read this book call ladies of the lake any way gilda joyce has to wear a school uniforms and she tries to find out about a mystery death its actually pretty good well i gotta go because i am in school NOT wearing a unifrom thanks for you conveince. :)"
"I am a father and my son was bullied and killed himself by wearing school uniforms"
"wow thats sad"
"heck no, why would kids want to wear uniforms to school. all it does is make a worse competition instead of best clothes its best body"
"Yeah, but what if they can't afford school uniforms? This is a universal problem..."
"School uniforms are stupid and they dont protect anyone from anything!!!!"
"No if students wear uniforms they are not able to express there personality."
"But also maybe students can be from a different country and maybe this can get picked on for what they wear. Also if students do not wear uniforms, some random student can hop the fence of the school and the school will not know if that student is really in the school. Another reason I think students should wear uniforms is because it would take more time picking out something to wear than just going into their closet and pulling out the school uniform. If you agree with me like my reply. If you disagree with my reply. Maybe that will give me a reason students shouldn't wear uniforms and even maybe you can change my mind."
"I don't think school uniforms are necessary. Kids can wear whatever they want but have a simple dress code. It would get old wearing the same thing everyday."
"I don't agree with school uniforms because it is easy to start comparing yourself with other people, and it really hasn't helped with my self-image. I think it would be better for students to be able to wear whatever clothes they want to make them feel confident and secure."
"Student's should not be forced tower uncomfortable clothing that puts restrictions on what we want to wear, as well as makes them feel like they don't stand out as much as they want to."
"I would say NO cause ppl don't wanna wear the same thing everyday, some ppl say yes cause most ppl don't fallow the dress code and wear inappropriate cloths. But also ppl don't get made fun of if ppl get to wear uniforms. Also ppl want to wear the cloths that they have to show their personality. I kinda agree with both....."
"i feel like uniforms are a distraction in students learning. The school i go to, all the teachers do is talk about uniforms during our work time in class than rather teaching. why are the so concerned if they aren't wearing or paying for them. i feel like the uniforms should be taken out!!"
"I think we should not have school uniforms."
"Students should not because how they dress expresses them in the best way, without violence or acting out."
"As many have said, school uniforms will not decrease bullying, or suicide rates. Due to the fact that even if you look the exact same as the bully, the bully will still pick on you for something. I am not saying yes to school uniforms but I can see why people think it's a good idea."
"I really hate wearing uniform makes me feel like a follower and I am a leader. Also for all the people saying that kids wear inappropriate stuff thats why we have ISS or dress code and I just hate wearing uniform it cost to much and when I wake up I can't find my uniform shirt or pants sometimes. #StruggleIsReal"
"I am me. I wear what I want. No one tells me what to wear"
"there till going to be fights going around"
"Students should not have to wear uniforms for school, it's stupid and really kids will just go to loss the uniforms anyway, kids are irresponsible so that's what we should not have uniforms at all."
""No, because wearing uniforms doesn't really makes you feel nice and tidy. Wear other clothes can also look nice and tidy. It also helps you express in another style especially teenagerswhen they want freedoms and rights to wear different kinds to school. School uniforms is also very expensive compare to shirts. So we should have our right to wear other clothes to school !""
"No because it's hard for parents to buy clothes that are in dress code. Why should we have to buy new clothes we already have some they just have strips or words on them"
"Uniform should not be allowed because it violates our rights to express our selves freely"
"you can still express your self like painting your nails or dye your hair"
"it is impossible for me to feel good in many close imagine trying to find close that all the students feel comfortable in, or just make them feel uncomfortable."
"I think that school uniforms are a bad idea people will find away to make fun of other people even if hey are wearing uniforms. also then kids cant express themselves. People don't like when they look like everybody else the want to be an INDIVIDUAL"
"i wear what i feel, and i would hate to have to give that up."
"It doesn't change the way we act in my offense it makes us act worse it only changes the way we look"
"I agree we should'nt have to wear uniforms because people believe it helps the way we act well sorry to break it to you but it only changes the way we look."
""School uniforms suck, because everyone looks the same and you cant look your best and most of all it's freaking expensive"
"I think the shouldn't have to wear uniforms with the fact that someone might be transgender. If someone is biologically a girl but dresses like a boy and hates women's cloths why should they be forced to wear a girls uniform."
"This is true and the fact that most people dont accpt people like that is sad."
"Bruh why should we allow school uniforms when we cant mostl afford the average is 249$ like omg we need freedom"
"No they should not. BECAUSE if I can't afford clothes, then people will make more fun of me. I want to express myself with my Team Rocket T-shirt, but others may be bullied because of their clothing. So school uniforms are better. There is a charity for school uniform, right?"
"uniforms will not show who a person really is,it will also be a chance for someone to get bullied because even i they all look the same"
"they are bad because they take away your life/style."
"you shouldnt wear uniforms because they are a waste of money,are too thick,and as kids,we just don't want them.we just don't."
"no because we are who we are we should be able to decide what we get to wear"
"trust a student school uniforms are stupid"
"no more school uniforms we should have the right to dress what ever we want."
"I love my clothes so just no"
"School uniforms restrict the students' freedom of speech; which is the same as expressing ourselves, so constitutionally, this argument can be upheld with the Constitution. But, then again, it is a matter of the culture we live in and what schools we attend that can change the factors."
"When we ask student councils about the issues of concern to them, this often comes up. It's even more of a concern in mixed schools where, every day, girls see their male classmates come to school in trousers... Some girls really, really hate - absolutely hate - to wear skirts. It is a dated system. In any other walk of life, we wouldn't dream of telling girls that they have to wear a skirt. So why is it acceptable to inflict it on them at school?"
"schools uniforms are bad and should be banned"
"50 50 no we should not because kids will be them selves and not the same as everyone else kids are already wearing the same thing as everyone else maybe if we teach them its ok to be them and not like other people maybe they will start to be themselves"
"I really think kids shouldn't wear uniforms but kids that want to wear them you can but i don't want to !!!!!!!"
"no they have to get washed and they get bullied no matter what they wear"
"We should not have to wear school uniforms we have the freedom to wear whatever we want says the first amendment and so if we want to wear regular clothing then we will and we shall no matter what and the reason for this is because clothing tells people about our personality and who we are as a person. By us having uniforms we are being told that we don't have a freedom of expre