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"I am Doing A debate for my E9 class, And I need to support why school uniforms should be a thing, I have to support my argument and I was wondering if anyone could help on the matter. remember it is a debate and i have to come up with counters"
"Yes, kids should have to wear uniforms. Why? because it makes students feel like no one is better then them, just by looking at them. someone should be able to walk into a room and say, "this room is full of equality". just because a uniform may make you look different, it also has many other purposes. it helps with school field trips. trying to find a bunch of kids in one spot may be hard, but ith uniforms, it will make it easier."
"i get what your saying but think what if your to poor to afford the uniform but is forced to buy it and makes you even more broke??? also just think if you wear uniforms your creativity and individualism will inevitably die out"
"School uniforms have become a necessity especially in this modern world where people have started judging others just by their looks. Uniforms will provide the confidence in the dressing style which a student needs a lot. also, it acts a level of security in many ways. If a child goes missing during a field trip or likes, they could be easily identified. plus, when an intruder enters a school, it can grab other people's attention faster. More importantly, discrimination in the minds of students can be abolished.Due to all these reasons, i strongly support the system of uniforms in schools and other educational institutions...."
"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"
"But you have to clean the outfits quickly for the next day. My school doesn't have school uniforms thank goodness!"
"No I go to a school that we don't have to wear a uniform I don't care who bullies me I want to be able to express myself in my clothing and maybe based on wgat you wear you may get more in fact I think there should not be a dress code either"
"That is what I was thinking."
"I think that school uniform is a good thing because it equalises everyone and people don't feel pressured to buy very expensive brands."
"On game day, we dress up for volleyball and basketball, and on those days, they could dress up. On HS Football days, they would wear school colors. The rest of the week, they would wear the school uniform. If they didn't own school clothes, then they would wear school uniforms. That simple."
"Yes because it decrees the number of bullies because they're all wearing the same thing"
"I'm mostly neutral about this but I think if parents don't want their kids wearing uniforms they shouldn't enroll them in a private school."
"students want to wear their own clothes and no school uniform."
"we should have uniforms because if an intruder comes into the school they will be easier to spot"
"also having kids wear uniforms can stop them from wearing inappropriate stuff"
"Most school shooters were formerly from the school they shot up, they would have a uniform...."
"If they wear uniform they wouldnt get bullied by how broke they are they wouldnt know the pain wearing bad clothes"
"i think you should because it will decrease the rate of getting bullyed"
"We should wear uniforms!"
"" No we shouldn't!""
"YES we should wear uniforms."
"" NO we should not wear uniforms.""
"Listen, if everyone expressed themselves with clothing, it will end up kind of like this. The kids over there wearing the $5 T-shirt is the poor kid, the kid wearing the $100 under armour sweatshirt is the rich kid, the kid wearing the star wars T-shirt is a nerd, and that girl wearing a dress that's not even sold in stores yet is the popular girl. Do you see what I'm saying now? Everyone gets a label just for what their wearing! This leads to so much trouble in schools, that kids commit suicide or stop coming to school. There are 65% of kids each year that are being bullied appearance or what they wear."
"I admit, I DO get jealous of what people wear, but it gives me something that I can wish for, and wishing is all that I need."
"Also, they are NOT expensive. So, which do you think is more expensive? Buying 50 outfits just to look cool in school? Or just buy 4-5 uniforms that you need to wash. It teaches kids how to be independent and responsible. You can wear what ever you want over the weekend and over breaks, you just have to wear a uniform 5 days of the week! Whats so bad about that?"
"You guys also need to take a step back and stop saying we cannot show or express ourselves. Y'all can you just don't want to wear the uniform. Stop making that statement. "We can't be us, so what's the point?" I don't know, oh maybe trying not to get bullied because you can't have the cool s*** like the cool kids. Many high schools are very clique like that. And yes once again you really can you guys act a step if the clothes define you, yet you can express your self pretty easily still. That's like going fishing and catching a good fish but then saying it ha s one scale you don't like so you throw it back out. Weird statement and I know. I wear uniforms yet I express myself just fine. Stop worrying about the clothes, worry about the person. Really worry for the society though, I swear this thing is going to be the thing that killedus all. But of course no one cares about global warming even though it has pretty much raised the global standard temperature by like 20-30 Fahrenheit."
"i heard what you say and thats not all people what about the poor wearing uniforms force them to buy the unnecessary extra uniformed clothes and push them more and more into being broke also thats what the school system wants you to say you've been conform and brainwashed"
"i feel uniforms are a must, me being a student likes to wear uniform because it creates unity between me and my friends, there is no partiality shown between the rich kids and middle class kids. plus early in the morning students dont have to think alot in deciding what to wear."
"I think they should because girls and boys wear inappropriate stuff to school to impress boys and girls"
"Toshiro, this is how many punishments are carried out if one group violates a rule all the groups are punished and this causes everyone else to be irritated with the group that infringed on the rules causing them not to make the same mistake again because on peer pressure. On the topic of dress codes, many dress code policies are not enforced correctly or not enforced at all. Also, why is having to wear a uniform a punishment? There are many slick uniforms out there that I would want to wear if I was able to."
"I agree with this, however having a light dress code can nip this in the bud while still allowing style choices."
"Then, your comment means, that, because of a select group of students, all students should be punished? Besides, almost ALL schools have a policy to punish individuals wearing inappropriate clothes, which is also usually defined by dress code."
"I agree with you"
"If the schools were to pay for it then I would be all for it, school uniforms could help children in low-income families who can't afford more than one set of clothes, also it could help tighten security recently my school had an incident were a mentally ill person broke onto campus and attempted to rape a couple of students this was a couple of days after the Florida shooting and the whole school went into lockdown with no idea of what was going on, our police response time was within five minutes because we were imediatly able to intentifie the adult, but if a teen were to break in the reasponce would be much slower, uniforms could help destinguish between a student and a threat."
"Yes, but typically you can tell the difference between threats and your students."
"Thank you for taking the time to respond, in small school settings you are correct but some schools have student numbers that reach into the thousands of students and that can make it much harder to recognize who is supposed to be there, versus who's not. I know that uniforms could be stolen, and used by nonstudents so a solution could be to also require that students names be visible on their uniforms. But back to your point, the time when you are going through high school is also the time when you are going through puberty and gaining adult physical features, the fact that most seniors look like adults can make it difficult to judge someone's age and call the police. Making students recognizable from nonstudents would take great steps in preventing random people from breaking into campuses unnoticed."
"Nobody likes worrying about your shirt being too see through, or your jeans being unbuttoned. With school uniforms, you never have to worry! Problem solved."
"YES! Thank you"
"My Reason is For Student Safety , Students get Kidnapped sometimes, One time , A 8 year old girl got kidnapped and raped."
"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"
"will it really nowadays the kids will bully about anything and everything type of hair cut book bags shoes i mean if you dont wear the right kind of collard shit you get teased its not about bullying its about the school system conforming kids to be drones of the american workplace in the future"
"I love school uniform"
"they do help us cause what if your on a field trip and you get lost the people there might take you there"
"no body can make fun of your outfit"
"I can make fun of your looks and how you act tho cant i? or how about your name? saying clothing is the only reason for bulling makes no sense"
""that makes literaly no sense i got bullied for my look in dress code from 5th to 6th grade what do you mean they cant make fun of you my look was normal and i was made fun of for wearing pants that looked tight so your wrong buddy""
"I think that students should wear school uniforms because it gives them and the school a sense of unity. A UNIform UNItes and that is the point. It makes everyone feel important.It's a tradition to wear uniforms, and it makes students feel they belong. Uniforms do not stop students from being themselves. Uniforms are more practical than regular clothes and don't have to be expensive.It also affects how they act. When dressed neatly and seriously, students tend to behave seriously, and students feel more confident in the way they look, so they have more confidence in themselves.In conclusion, school uniforms are more than just guidelines that prepare students for the future. They are a way of showing unity, sharing, and feeling like you belong to something bigger than yourself. LET'S UNITE!"
"we can use school uniforms because if you go to your closet you do not know what clothing you can wear so you can use school uniforms to wear it quicker and easy and simple to do."
"yes they should because if they all wear the same thing no one will get made fun of."
"Kids won't be able to wear something inappropriate if they are all wearing the same thing."
"some people have a certain religion that says they have to wear it"
"School uniforms in Australia are an important part of everyone's childhood. In the current scenario, parents enforce strict rules to ensure that their kids are disciplined, imposing dress code in the schools is an important step toward achieving the same. A strain on parents & guardians: Parents with not that affluential background are often worried & stressed about the type of social treatment that their child will receive in school. In many cases, kids are judged on the types of clothes that they wear to school. With uniforms, this problem has been curbed to a great extent. As everyone in the school dresses in school uniforms, there is a sense of equality among all kids. Student conflicts: Clothes are treated as a status symbol in many schools. Many students who cannot dress as per the latest fashion or who cannot afford branded clothing are treated as social outcasts and made fun of. Making school uniforms compulsory puts an end to bullying of every kind."
"I agree with your premise but your closing argument I feel is faulty based on the fact that bullying is not just based on what you wear, the majority of bullying is caused by physical appearance, I will concede such as physical features or mental disorders that cause you to act in a way that is deemed different than the norm, enforcing uniforms would only solve part of the problem but making the claim that school uniforms would solve all school bullying I believe is erroneous."
"School uniforms make students feel like they belong and taking that away they will no longer feel like a team or a school. If they had the choice to where there normal clothing others could have more amp to bully them due to the fact students would have more to judge. like why is she/he wearing kmart shoes they are so lame? not all families can afford to spoil there kids and if they where aloud to wear what they want it could all go wrong."
"school uniforms should be required so kids at school dont need to have trouble"
"i think that students should wear uniforms because students bully off how other people look so why not wear the same thing"
"I honestly think there should be uniform, and teachers would have to wear uniform also like if you agree!"
"i dont mind uniforms tbh but i think that they dont want uniforms cuz they cant wear that cute shirt they wanted"
"omg that shirt is soooo cute but darn those uniforms"
"hahaha, I like your response"
"I think that school uniforms are a great idea. They promote discipline and mature behavior. They also give a student a sense of belonging in his/her school. While many say that a student won't be able to express themselves, I say that they can express themselves through their jewelry such as brooches or necklaces. A hairstyle can also show what they're like. School uniforms would also be much cheaper for parents than regular clothes. Last but not least, bullying and crime rates would go down."
"Honestly, I don't mind at all, I'm cool with pretty much anything, but I'll take both sides! Reply if samePeace out,Irene"
"Uniforms keep people safe and are time-saving, money-saving, and life-saving!"
"Even though bullying would not stop completely it will help because when kids don't have uniforms other kids tend to make fun making people feel like there nothing they are poor or just is nothing"
"School uniforms help you focus on school and your education rather than getting up and taking forever picking out our clothes."
"Uniform are good so people can't feel bad about themselves"
"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."
"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."
"you need more reasoning to support your opinion, so YOU find a better argument next time."
"Yes because nobody can judge a student."
"oh my yes"
"uniforms can deter crime and increase student safety."
"where is your facts for this argument? the type of clothes dosent matter its the type of neighborhood and the living conditions safety has nothing to do with uniforms i mean how just how"
"All of us could show of and we might star to beg our,parents to buy us what they have.They are going to waste all of their moeny for some dumb shoes."
"Should kids be bullied for how poor they are?Should kids have to be raped for what they wear?I feel that having a uniform we not only help stop bullying but it will also help girls have equal rights guys can walk into school with a tan top that has arm holes showing more then what should be shown but the moment a girl takes off her sweatshirt and is wearing a shirt that is showing too much when it can literally be a shoulder they are sent to the office or home their eduation is then at risk with unforms no one needs to change or go home and you can add something to your unform to make you, you."
"Ahh, then the problem isn't solved by uniforms (the problem of 'girls being discriminated clothing-wise'), it's solved by altering dress codes."
"School uniforms are as important now as they'll ever be. Across the globe students are being bullied because of the way they stand out, which is usually clothing. By wearing a uniform, everyone fits in, so there is so much less bullying. Also, the majority of adults agree that school uniforms are the best option. Parents who's kids are bullied, doctors and therapists, and even more. We need to unite and be one.So... who's with me?"
""your wrong i wore the same uniform as everyone at my school and in my classes and i still stood out because of what i wore""
"Watch all of these people be shot who have expensive clothing. If they had school uniforms, this would be prevented."
"School uniforms are very important because it gives schools a sense of unity that can't be broken."
"yes it is important now a day"
"I think that it is good to wear school uniforms because some kids parents do not have money to buy clothes everyday.some kids that have lot of money they are being mean to the other kids that do not have lot of money so it is for for the best.so if everyone wear school uniforms then the other kids will not be mean to the other that do not have lot of money"
"They show school pride"
"people keep talking about expressing yourself but the only thing they do is put on what ever fits also bullies bully people what ever they wear but if you have uniforms you will all be equal"
"Being equal does not seem like it is very fun. Being different makes you unique in your own way."
"I agree with stevan. being equal is all we want, and uniforms give us that opportunity."
"Prevents on-campus violence"
"some kid punched another kid at a private school because he got chocolate milk spilled all over his $100 outfit"
"Kids will stop judging each other on what they are wearing so if you do where uniforms you wont feel insecure about your clothes"
"I think yes we should"
"uniforms are schools safety i don't like uniforms but like if you don't have uniforms you will be bulled by how you dress and how you look."
"You right kimberly"
"yes they should wear uniforms"
"No they shouldn't."
"I think schools should. My school doesn't but, I wish we could. I don't think we have enough money to afford for everyone."
"I would disagree with you, because yes they are expensive, but once you buy two or three they can last you all through the school years."
"I believe that we should have school uniform because it increases school pride and a sense belonging"
"i have been with uniforms all my life so i am pretty used to itand i don't have to worry like you feel soooo guilty that a kid has better clothing"
"and your point is"
"behavior doesn't change with uniforms"
"I think all schools should have School Uniforms, here's why;It could stop/prevent bullying. I have heard of cases where someone gets beat up and bullied for their clothes. In some extreme cases said person could have their clothes, shoes stolen, and said person could have such serious injuries that they die."
"exactly that's what i think"
"yes cause if they go on a field trip and they have no uniform the school might think its someone else"
"becuse people will think that they are cooler"
"and how is that??"
"We should have school uniforms because they are beneficial and we don't have to stress out when we have nothing to wear."
"yes because a lot of schools do not have uniforms."
"i think this situation is crap if people want to wear nice clothes to school then they can"
"That's your reason? It's illegitimate. It implies that if most schools did, you'd be against it. Some schools seem to actually care what their students want however. Uniforms are costly and promote conformity. It would be a good idea to, next time, give a better reason."
"I think yes kids to wear uniforms because then they do not have to look for shorts and pants"
"having school uniforms are better for crime and violence policies. you have less chances of assault and of being bullied."
"i dont completely see why we shouldn't wear school uniforms"
"Secondly some people say that having a uniform restricts their freedom to express yourself but what if the uniform was just a base? It's compulsory but that doesn't mean you can't wear other things with it e.g. earrings, bracelets, necklaces. So you still have some freedom over what you wear and that concludes my second reason. Other's however say that buying the school uniform costs too much money, well then we pass a law making schools sell their uniform at a max of one dollar of profit. As well as giving prize money to the three students with the top scores in each of the basic subjects e.g. Math, English, Science, Social Studies. And removing the Uniform fee's for the top five. And you do this on the entrance exam for first years and end of year exams for the others. This way you reduce the money the parents need to spend and awards the people that are at the stop. And that's my third reason. Don't just say no to the uniforms, if we just add and take some rules then it won't be as bad."
"Children should wear uniforms because1.less bullying2.less laundry3.helps focus"
"There would be alot more laundry than you think."
"We should wear uniforms"
"students should wear a uniform"
"WE should to show our school colors"
"schools should have uniforms"
"Please just give us uniforms"
"yes many can judge others for what they're wearing so if the all were the same thing there is just nothing to judge so for the many other in which may disagree and say they can't have their own taste but...you can still paint your nails style your hair and last but not least you can too anything else and besides its just clothing so i say its a yes statement and that we shouldn't have an argument at all what so ever the type you can see more may disagree but i do hope this changes your minds and that you do agree with me and "Thank you! " for all that do :)"
"Yes uniforms keep kids safe and save parents money."
"How does it keep kids safe?"
"uniforms are good"
"Yes I think that students should wear uniforms because wear I go to school a lot of students get bullied for what they wear and what kind of shoes that they have."
"i think that kids should have uniforms because it helps prevent gangs from forming in front of schools and it helps identify the kids that go to the school"
"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."
"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."
"Yes,why? It decreases people making jokes about how you got your clothes at goodwill."
"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"
"why not show your individuality why be the same when you can be different"
"I think kids should have uniforms because kids wont be bullyed,so kids wont worry about style,and kids will learn more"
"i think uniforms should be required because they stop boys from looking at girls and trying to get in their pants"
"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 student should wear uniform"
"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."
"NO NO NO"
"Point 2 was good"
"Uniforms are the best option for students after reading, you can see how the pros outweigh the cons."
"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!!"
"Who said they have to have designer clothes?"
"(reply to different) I think YOUR the one not thinking out of the box. Maybe at school he gets bullied because he doesn't have good clothes. MAYBE he gets bullied because he likes something others don't like. There's a reason for everything."
"not everything is designer, thats you not thinking out of the box your worried about what everyone else is getting and what your not and that doesnt cause bulling maybe what you do at school in general gets you bullied"
"IT'S TRUE BISCUITS"
"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"
"Yes because it would make your school look good, and have lower chances of being bullied."
"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"
"some people like them but others don't"
"the outfits are terrible they take away the first rule free dress"
"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 mean I think private schools should have uniforms but not public that would be fair right"
"no it wouldn't because not everyone would be treated fairly how is it fair that private has uniforms and public doesn't, think about it"
"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."
"there are other ways for a bully to bully other than what kids wear. My best friend commited suicide because people bullied her at a uniform school"
"In a teacher's perspective, uniforms are a useful things to keep students in dress code. So that they don't come to "accidentally" wearing something inappropriate like booty shorts and a crop top. Most think that all clothes are wearable like the example I just gave. As seeing a teacher from a school with no uniforms, she doesn't have to tell students "don't wear that again.""
"It may decrease the amount of bullying because of what someone wears to school"
"bulling is nothing who cares if your getting bullied cause i dont gosh if you wear school uniform they'll make fun of you"
"Helps stop bullying"
"I do not get it. Why does everyone hate uniforms, you all say they are too unexpressive yet in the society we live in today when you think about we live without freedom of speech, pay to do work, and many other things that shouldn't really be considered good. But we live with them, all the same. Uniforms actually cost the parents less money a lot of times. Some of you say that's people are bullied because of uniforms. That may be true but you can also get bullied for wearing normal clothes it is part of life. No they don't ask the kids if they want uniforms because as you said no kid wants them. But sometimes you have to stop thinking about yourself. It is just easier if no one can bully you at school because of your clothes or no one can "accidentally" wear something they know they shouldn't. You say they lack expressiveness yet all most people do is follow trends set by other people which doesn't give you much individuality last time I checked. And why has no one bothered to talk about highschool students? The comment from Allyson only talks about middle schoolers from 1 or two schools. If I am wrong about that correct me I just do not understand that statement she made.No I'm not saying there should be all uniforms"
"can we please agree to diagree"
"If schools didn't make students wear uniforms, people could get bullied."
"People could get bullied with uniforms too. Just because they wear uniforms doesn't mean they aren't going to get bullied. Ever think of that?"
"Students should wear school uniforms because the students will look cool and will be able to concentrate in class work."
"people without lots of money cannot afford regular clothes, so uniforms help them"
"The uniforms are not free and kids still need to wear clothes even when they aren't in school"
"They have to pay for the uniforms..."
"Yeah for me it costed like 300 dollars"
"Agree with you"
"Its the inside that counts so I say yes to school uniforms."
"yes it will reduce bullying and peer pressure for all students"
"yes because it the right thing to do and look nicer than people that is wearing too skin shown"
"Yes because there is so much less bullying my school used to have it it worked so well I mean there was really no bullying at all."
"I agree and disagree completely my school makes us wear a button down tucked in with a belt and tie so I like we get to choose somewhat but the whole if your dressed nice you work better thing is bs I work the same if not better wearing casual cloths. it does eliminate bullying I do get bullied everyday for my choice of color/pattern combination so, so much for being creative"
"Yet another benefit of uniforms is that they teach students to dress according to guidelines. Some believe that uniforms do not prepare students for the real world in which people wear whatever they want. However, most workplaces have uniforms or dress codes.Also, uniforms increase student safety. They prevent thefts because no one's clothes are more valuable. Moreover, intruders can be easily sighted. It is easier for field-trip chaperones to know for which students they are responsible."
"I think they need to have them it will save students emotionalluy"
"Yes i think that there should be uniforms because uniforms are the best things ever!!! Shoutout to Lucas and Ryan for making it happen in my school"
"I live in a school where uniforms are enforced. Generally, the people who design them are not the most fashion conscious people in the world, but all of the students wear the same outfits, and there is no required shoes. I actually enjoy the uniform because it is a simple outfit where you fit in. Nobody is accused of wearing weird/ugly clothes, it would not make sense because whoever said that would be wearing the exact same outfit. If you guys really all think that uniforms are terrible, you really haven't tried them. Nobody likes them when the idea is introduces, but you gets used to them quick and start to realize how efficient they are."
"Pro Uniform: 1. Costs less (less laundry, less buying clothes, avoids getting bullied for wearing the same clothes--because they all wear the same uniform)2. Does help focus on studying (developing young adults cannot show too much skin or get distracted by seeing too much skin)3. You can express yourself by hairstyle, badges, pins, shoes, or accessories even if you have uniforms.4. White or light colored uniforms teaches responsibility (avoid stains, learning how to iron, remove stains, etc.)5. Uniforms look neat and classy on anybody."
"so what your saying is that instead of getting bullied for my cloths i can get bullied for my hair and everything else about me? cool! look kid bullies will always find a way to bully you cant just take away their ability to bully..."
"Uniforms DO NOT look "neat and classy on anybody." Your clothes are supposed to be flattering on you, and uniforms are applying to that. I look SO SO SO ugly in my uniform, but somehow, I look beautiful in my own clothes."
"Because a lot of people like to make fun of people because of their clothes so it will be better if they all wear the same thing, plus it is wasting money."
"What is wasting money, because last I checked buying another set of clothes to go to school was a waste of money."
"students should wear uniforms because it helps save time and money. Kids don't need a whole wardrobe for school and they won't have to worry about what they wear to school for that day."
"uniforms should be allowed because of many different reasons"
"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.""
"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"
"These uniforms create a safer environment in your schools community"
"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..."
"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"
"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."
"I'm not sure if this even is a yes or a no. But, even without uniforms they could contact someone in that particular place and ask them to contact their school"
"what does this even mean?!??"
"I like u"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"i agree. p.s. i love your name"
"This allows students to not get bullied and they can always add accessories"
"They cannot add accessories or have some hair styles. WE can still get bullied by other schools. School uniforms suck!"
"student should wear uniform"
"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"
"Students should wear school uniforms. Why? Females: other females usually judge you for terrible sense of fashion or you look ugly. But with uniforms, they'd be wearing the same clothes, which means they can't rag on you. School Picture: Uniforms will make it look orderly and nice instead of looking bad. ?"
"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!!!"
"yesbecause you feel welcome and you fit in with everyone elseit is honoring to wear school uniformsits important"
"I think we should so people are not jealous of others clothes"
"It can stop bullying"
"It doesn't stop bullying.The bully will find something else to torment others with"
"Yes there should be school uniforms. And i'm 14 years old i think there should be schools uniforms because i see kids get bullied of what they look like and wear. This would stop if we were to have school uniforms b/c everyone would have the same thing on. More reasons are because some parents cant even afford the money for new clothes so they could just have school uniforms to prevent from kids of wearing the same things over and over again. Also kids do not know how to follow dress code. They wear all kinds of gang related short shorts and non appropriate clothing for school. I think schools uniforms are a very great idea and you really don't hear this coming from a 14 year old teenager. I've been doing some research and have seen multiple good reasons on why we should wear school uniforms. It would also make our schools look professional and responsible. If you read this changer your mind into school uniforms."
"If they can't afford normal clothes then how would they afford school uniforms."
"yey school uniforms are cool me and my friends kinda like them"
"i am also a person"
"Students only care about their outfits not their studies"
"I strongly believe that all schools should have school uniforms. The reason why I think this way is because of the large amounts of good it can do. First it stops bullying. As in many schools without school uniforms the people without new clothes or clothes that fit with the trend is bullied. They are called names and most people won't let them join their groups for assignments or won't help them when they're having trouble because of their clothes or because of the bullies that bully them. But by having every one wear the same clothes you can prevent that, I mean can you say someone's wearing terrible clothes if you are were wearing the same thing? Probably not so that's my first reason."
"What if you get lost"
"I don't know what if we get lost? First like we learned in kindergarten don't run Away. OK. Then us getting lost how is that gonna help in a group of people. let alone if you need to find them in a school if they're dangerous then it takes like how long? Just think about it."
"yes because now people will not get bullied for what they wear because the bully will be bulling himself"
"i think they should because it keeps harm away"
"look im not even out of school and everyone and i mean any one can get bullied last year i wore my uniform pants and i got bullied because they were tight "TIGHT!" they said i wore my sisters pants which isnt possible because my sister is 4 years older than me so they would be more saggy not tight but harm comes no matter what being in dark clothes makes me feel imprisoned sent away from my own free will having no choice in life of what i love to wear and what i hate to wear these clothes are uncomfortable and itchy my clothes are smooth and soft plus people get bullied for anything today for example-Gaming-Shoes_Money-Guchi-Smart/Dumb levels-And those are my examples give a real smart reason next time cause its not like these clothes are going to cure cancer."
"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"
"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."
"we should have school uniforms just beacause"
"Because it saves money"
"It saves no money at all it makes people more broke"
"It really does"
"I think that, well NO And YES!!!"
"Im kinda yes and no as well."
"it could save parents money if the students wear uniforms to school"
"no, they typically actually cost more than regular clothes"
"we should wear uniformes"
"yaasssss! school uniforms are pretty"
"Yes, they can be pretty, but not all the time"
"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."
"uniforms are special"
"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."
"no one would be judged by their clotheing"
"you definitely wear uniforms kids wont get bullied"
"yes they will. p.s. i'm 10 years old. i go to a private school."
"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."
"So true i agree with big wille"
"yes completely true also there are more agreements and comments on the cons"
"Sword Zero good job."
"I have a list of flaws/things I disagree with your argument, as many people have stated they can help against bullying based on people judging them by their clothes, they can provide security by creating a starker contrast between threats and students. Another point is if the schools supply them it can help students in low-income families who can't afford nice/decent clothes, also as many have stated before uniforms inspire a feeling of uniformity and community. To contest your last point many schools take or even read surveys just like these to see if uniforms would be beneficiary or a hindrance to their students, I do not view arguments as acceptable that issue ultimate statements like this about topics with no evidence or supporting arguments. If you are against school uniforms could you please explain why when you share your opinion."
"uniforms do have a use! what if there is a school shooting? it would be so much easier to spot who did it! plus, it helps kids feel more United! so, I think your comment is very incorrect."
"NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!Kids should be free to wear whatever they want. Besides it's to hot in some classrooms for example... MINE."
"My classroom is cold"
"I live in Australia so all the classrooms are hot and also we don't have air conditioning or a fan"
"Lol i love it"
"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 :)"
"its alright my dude"
"My guy I agree"
"Why should we get forced wearing school uniforms when we have our own clothes. plus we feel more comfort wearing our own clothes"
"you are right. They make us wear school uniforms and the teachers get to wear whatever."
"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."
"thay do need some freedomr"
"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."
"Your da best dude, my name is also Kaden WU r da best"
"no because we are who we are we should be able to decide what we get to wear"
"I love my clothes so just no"
"trust a student school uniforms are stupid"
"i saw from the ultraworld some people with uniforms. they looked very- what is the word? bland."
"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?"
"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."
"--Lainey Perkins-- Thank you for your positive and invaluable feedback! =)"
"I think that even though parents and teachers both think that uniforms help keep the students focused on school work and not fashion styles, their missing the main idea. One of the main reasons children like school is because they get to meet new people and see who they like as friends and who they don't like as friends. If every student is wearing the same thing, you won't be able to find a group of friends that you best fit in with.): Also, if school is boring and not colorful, most kids will decide not to continue and most likely drop out. We spend more time at school and not at home, so we would really like to be able to enjoy each moment and not feel like we're being forced to enjoy it no matter what. I also understand what ppl mean by the bullies, but i feel there's gonna be bullies no matter if there is uniforms or not. Also, a lot of clothes have designs or sayings of bands that the person likes. Usually that helps to be able to find ppl who share the same interests, but if you wear uniforms, you wont be able to tell what ppl are really like and what interests them.Over all, I think there's more cons than there are pros"
"hell yes!!!!!!! you are so right.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"There shouldn't be school uniforms because the students have their own style. Some may like long-sleeved and some may like short-sleeved. The students should express their feelings and how they believe they should dress. Also, how will you be able to tell the difference of twins? Students should have the freedom to dress in what's comfortable in their opinion, and the schools should stick with it. I do not care if you do not agree with me, at least I'm sharing what I feel and how I believe schools should treat students with clothes. The teachers aren't our parents and they cannot decide what we should wear. We are a free country, and we should show it by doing what we feel is right, and wearing whatever we'd like to. I also have a PRO comment about uniforms as a counterclaim. The uniforms can decrease the amount of bullying in schools, because how can you bully someone if they look just like you? I am a 50-50 with the uniforms, but I believe that we shouldn't wear the uniforms so we can express our true nature."
"this is the best comment I've experienced in my reading of this site."
"I totally agree!!!????????????"
"excuuse me just no okay"
"I think that kids should not have to wear school uniforms because it cost parents around $249 a year."
"I think not because it is killing student spirit and making teachers more happy then ever. Students also need freedom to do and wear what they want."
"Why is making a teach happy bad"
"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 expression and we have to hide our personalities by wearing clothing that says nothing about us except that we all look the same."
"because some people are poor."
"Yeah, but if your school is like my children's, you get 2 free uniforms each semester."
"yeah your right!!"
"well honestly i think school uniforms should be not allowed because if there are tomboys out there who probably don't like skirts kinda like me and if they are forced to wear it that would not be fun at all because they play sports at play time and you can wear skirts that would drag you down epspecially for boys it is going to get super hot for all to come"
"we should not have to wear school uniform because 1. You need a variety of people in a ecosystem otherwise its quite boring.2. People can not express themselves with there amazing cultural unique clothing.3. This way bullying can stop with kids standing up for other kids and not judging them because everyones unique"
"Kids shouldn't wear school uniforms because they should be able to express the way they are. And everyone should be different in there own way."
"uniforms are just awful everyone would be the same that would be dull and sad"
"I do not believe in school uniforms. Most people say that they are against it because it interferes with "freedom of expression" but I believe the real problem is society itself. Kids are already judged by their looks enough. Having school uniforms eliminates the judgement of the clothes people wear, but creates a big amount of other problems. Being a girl who is overweight, I am very self-conscious and I feel like people are judging me all the time based on my weight. I choose to wear baggier, looser fitting clothing which I also find more comfortable. If I am wearing the same thing as everyone else, it just leaves looks and weight to be judged."
"Creative. That's what teachers want right? So let's give it to them. So how can you be creative when your wearing the same thing as the person who sits beside you."
"It is stupid to have uniforms because they are itchy and can make you sweat ALOT!!!!!!!!"
"YES I WAS SO HOT IN MATH TODAY IT WAS 90 DEGREES OUTSIDE LIKE WHATTT"
"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"
"well duh consider the amount of money you spend on clothes every year... and uniforms are like the cheapest thing out there... i don't even get why people argue that because unless you are majorly in poverty, you are going to buy new clothes every year no matter what."
"I disagree, buying uniforms isn't expensive at all, you can buy three pairs of polos, bottoms, and have them clean everyday. If you wear regular clothes it would be expensive because you are buying new clothes almost every week because you don't want to wear the same exact clothing everyday:)"
"yes because some parents don't like some schools"
"students should not have to wear school uniforms because it takes away thier freedom of expression, the average cost is $249.00, eather way parents have to buy additional clothing, and finally it makes it harder to earn cofidence."
"I think that school uniforms are a bad idea for many reasons. One reason they are a bad idea is they restrict students from freedom and expression with their cloths. In October 2013 students were not allowed to wear pink to support Breast Cancer, so 75 students got in school suspension. Kids can't wear cloths to express there feelings without getting in trouble with the government. Another reason that school uniforms are a bad idea is students oppose school uniforms. 90% of 7 and 8th graders don't like school uniforms. 76% of the students say the uniforms do not reduce fights. 81% of the students say the uniforms do not have then fit in. Finally, school uniforms are a bad idea is Parents should be able to dress their child. Parents can't dress their child with out getting in trouble with the government. The uniforms take away from parental rights, since they can not dress their child. In conclusion school uniforms are a bad idea for the reasons I just gave you. From any where from parents not about to get their child dressed to students not liking uniforms."
"It is very good"
"Dang girl!! That is so true!"
"Stop Being Salty School Uniforms Are TERRIBLE"
"no they're not!"
"i soooooooooo agree with u!"
"NO Uniforms! Uniforms bad for your health"
"how is it bad?"
"there should not be school uniforms!!!!!!!!"
"Uniforms can make kids worry more about fashion than school if the student gets suspended for their uniforms"
"no kids should NOT wear uniforms because kids need to be able to express themselves with their clothes. And you'll still get bullied either way no matter what. The only thing we should have uniforms for is a sport. You can still express yourself when you're out there on the court or field. So no we should not have uniforms because they SUCK!"
"people can express themselves in other ways then clothes, you know!"
"I do not like to wear uniforms because they are just ugly."
"Uniforms are NOT ugly. Imagine what the uniform could be (except for just a shirt with the words "school name here")."
"Students shouldn't have to wear uniforms because students can express themselves, and another one is uniforms are expensive."
"This will not stop bullying"
"they are bad because they take away your life/style."
"no because we would have to wear the same close every day its so lame and dumb and youre parents would be washing the same close all week and their vacations are YOURE vacations and you have to pay.they dont even look very nice. #stop child imagination abuse."
"i think no because if you wear your uniform at like a store a kidnapper will know what school you go to they can get more infomation"
"Who wears school uniforms at the store? I mean, if you got picked up and went to the store right after school... But otherwise, why would you wear your uniform to the store?"
"no because we should be able to wear any thing forget the goverment"
"Booooooo uniforms i hate you!"
"okok why do we think that just because children have uniforms means that children WONT get bullied. like im hella confused. Adults dont know anything anymore. People can bullied about LOTS of things, eliminating uniforms wont affect it at all. Also, ok, i understand why you would like to honor your school but dude, NOBODY CARES. also, what if you have some really stupid, and annoying kids at your school xd people would know your school as that. Guys, please, just remove all uniforms."
"We have been asked our opinion if we should or shouldn't have school uniforms. I think that having school uniforms is a bad idea. One reason is because people need to express theirselves. Did you know that the First Amendment of the US Construction says that all people have the right to express themselves freely? Students should not have to wear a uniform if they have the right to express themselves freely. Should kids be able to support worthy causes? Kids can't support a worthy cause if they have to wear a uniform. 75 students received a in-school suspension for breaking the schools uniform restriction and wore a pink shirt to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Like I said, kids can't support worthy causes if they have to wear a school uniform. But just remember that parents have to pay for the uniforms too. Parents need to need to pay taxes and buy other clothing for children to wear. Buying a uniform is just one more thing a parent needs to worry about. This is why I think children that go to school shouldn't have to wear a school uniform."
"Uniforms make kids feel uncomfortable and less passionate about them self because they are forced to wear something they dont want to wear"
"No way, Kagome!!!"
"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."
"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"
"kids need to show their personality"
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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!!!!! School uniform are Almost always sexist or unfair. They either involve girls wearing skirts or guy with ties (where's the gender equality?) School uniform are also taking away Children's freedom. This is america we believe in freedom of expression, but with uniform are hard earned Freedom is lost."
"Dude, school uniforms may destroy the clothing battle, but there is an even worse battlefield ahead. The body war. Students will treat those students with seemingly perfect bodies like gods, while the students with lesser bodies will be treated like trash. School uniforms can also spark up pervertedness among male students due to most school uniforms for females having skirts. Another thing, if there is a school uniform, then gang members could slip in unnoticed and recruit students to their gang by persuasion or threat. School uniforms are a very bad idea because of the chance to spark pervertedness among male students and gang members could slip in and they can't express themselves through their clothing, like most students do. There are so many reasons as to why school uniforms are not a good idea, but one thing stands out among them all. Students don't enjoy school uniforms because they can still be treated like garbage , it doesn't matter what students wear, it's how they are marked down as a specific thing."
"if they have to wear uniforms people can't express theirselves"
"Just because your church clothes make you look more education it does not mean you actually are"
"Booo! School uniforms are useless and a bad idea. Give me thumbs up if you agree.Thanks because we all know it's true. School uniforms are itchy, scratchy, expensive and what's the point? Oh wait... there is none."
"NO MORE UNIFORMS uniforms are so uncomfortable i think schools should not allow this"
"no because students should be able to show individuality and their own mind expression."
"no because students like to have freedom and live their own life with their clothes and the belongings but also i think yes because they can be in gangs and it can effect students in their parents and wear them out."
"I don't think we should wear school uniform. students/pupils should have the freedom of clothing choice. us students SHOULDN'T be bullied for our clothing choice. I was bullied once and it wasn't nice but my school wears uniform that goes to show that you wont just be bullied for your clothing. I'm not saying that school uniform is a bad thing what I'm saying is it would be nice to have the FREEDOM! I hope this comment is helpful."
"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."
"no more school uniforms we should have the right to dress what ever we want."
"jts, you have an excellent point. I completely agree."
"Thank you!!!!! (And you can press reply)"
"A survey among Nevada students revealed that 90% of youth said they didn't like wearing a uniform at school, and a scholastic survey said that 81% of students across the US don't like uniforms either!"
"school uniforms take away our individuality"
"School Uniforms are TERRIBLE. Who wants to wear them anyway?"
"me i do"
"I think we should live our live why can't we wear what we we want so we should not have uniforms"
"i think because kids should be their selfs"
"Students shouldn't have to be required to wear uniforms even though results show kids improving when wearing uniforms they also can make you waste money on things when you can just dress up on what you want to wear."
"These uniforms may keep them from expressing there feeling's!"
"student should not have to wear school uniform. students wear what ever they want any way so there should be no problem with that.if it will stop everything that is going on in the schools i say let the student wear what ever they want."
"Kids shouldn't have school uniforms, because parents should be able to pick out what their child can wear and what not to wear, plus children can't express who they are, or even their style."
"I don't believe you should be forced to wear clothes because you should be able to express your self"
"No because kids should have some freedom at school"
"I think that students shouldnt have to wear uniforms because is all students wear different clothing, they can express their style, like if they like art they will wear a shirt with paint and paint brushes on and their pants will have a design that has paint spattered on them."
"I think school uniforms should be no more because nobody and i mean nobody likes them"
"no one should have to wear uniforms"
"students should have the right to wear what they want"
"we kids want to wear them"
"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?"
"they increase violence"
"But I think students should like not to wear uniforms to school as I think in China many students also don't wear uniforms to school and I as my classmate they also don't like to wear uniforms to school as I also think wear or not wear uniforms to school will be okay."
"no just no it is the worst idea ever"
"I really think kids shouldn't wear uniforms but kids that want to wear them you can but i don't want to !!!!!!!"
"no we should be able to express ourselves"
"uniforms are horrible"
"And....where's your proof there?"
"i hate uniforms"
"students will not be able to express themselves"
"STUDENTS NEED FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!"
"We have the right to choose what we wear."
"No,because kids should be able to wear what they want to school."
"Do you think that kids should have to wear uniforms to school? I do not. One reason is that their would be no freedom at all for the kids. Kids should be able to pick what they want to wear to school ever day. If they have to wear uniforms they they do not have a choice. The next reason is money. Uniforms cost a lot of money some parents do not have that much money to spend on a school uniform. The last reason is that there is no affect if kids wear uniforms. If you have to wear a uniform their is no affect so if nothing changes then why should the parents have to waist their money in uniforms that do not change anything. In conclusion that is why I think that school uniforms are a bad idea."
"Anybody that thinks school uniforms are good are just stupid, you might think that they are useful but kids will just be more rebellious and try to get their freedom back. Plus most of the bullies in school are the teachers, this is coming from a 7 th grade student so I know how kids feel about these uniforms and I know that if you do have us wear uniforms, they will just keep wearing their own cloths and don't even care what consequence they get."
"I'm sure kids would love a school with no exams as well - anyone who thinks you must do everything a kids ask is even worse than stupid :)"
"i think the uniforms are not worth it they don't show individuality"
"If you think that wearing school uniforms is good because it helps you "get used to wearing one at your job", NOPE. Seriously, you just show up at your job, get the uniform, and wear it. Anyone could do it. School uniforms just make students feel restricted. They need to learn how to express themselves appropriately now, so they don't have that kind of trouble later."
"Taxes and fines also make people feel restricted.Your line - "they need to learn how to express themselves" has a major flaw - Kids ain't at school 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Are you saying kids can't "learn how to express themselves" at other times apart from school period?"
"kids need to be allowed to express their personality and not have to be someone that they dont want to be."
"agree billy bob joe"
"school uniforms are stupid because you can't be you"
"They may change your look, but it doesn't change YOU."
"schools uniforms are bad and should be banned"
"You need ACTUAL reasons supporting this, not just opinions."
"imagine, you wake up and you have to wear the same uniform you wore yesterday. and the day before that.(etc.) BOOOOOORIIIINGG plus, it can be hard to afford. school uniforms can be really expensive, and you still have to buy normal clothes. also, you might feel a little more comfortable wearing your own clothes. everyone has different body shapes, which means different clothes might look better on you. when you are wearing school uniforms, you might compare yourself with other students, this can cause low-self esteem. you should be able to express yourself!! to any schools or teachers that might see this, please take this into consideration. see this from a students perspective!!like if you agree :3"
"plus, as you can see, the CON side to this argument is much larger.(also more evidence)"
"I did once wear a uniform and I hated it. For me It was like a living (heck) kids can't be "free" with what they want to wear and have to follow other peoples rules on what clothes they wear. -wasn't this country made so people could be free?-"
"I had more bullying in the school with uniforms than the school with none"
"Thats such a small situation though. They are just trying to prevent bullying and have kids be in school mode"
"We shouldn't have school uniforms. We can't be us so what is the point?"
"Rather than promote an orderly and disciplined student environment,mandatory uniforms would cause massive student,disobedience and take away valuable instruction."
"Yes, the idea of uniforms stopping bullying is something appealing to parents and the school board but the reality for many students isn't their clothes. Bullies tend to bully their targets on weird, random things like their hair, accent maybe but forcing a school uniform is incredulous although many schools have done so. Choosing what you wear to school helps one in decision making. As funny as this sounds, choosing what you wear to school each day helps you realize all your choices and think rationally. Uniforms can cost a lot and forcing students that might have a low income rat is ridiculous.In school, they teach the kids to express their creativity, to break free of social norms but it's hard to do so with uniforms with the risk of getting in trouble. It's hilarious really. Everyday, there are ads on TV saying to break free, be who you really are then they turn around and force uniforms/uniformity. Uniforms cause students to show their creativity, to stand out in a crowd of people. For schools to make a school uniform would be hypocritical of them."
"Not a lot of people like uniforms. People think uniforms are a lack of individuality because you don`t get to express yourself."
"NO! I have school uniforms, and they're soooo itchy. Plus, I LOOOVVE fashion, though I have two pairs of summer, winter, spring, and fall clothes...I don't have a lot! All because of my stupid school uniform. My parents say, "You already have an outfit for school, you don't need anymore clothes than you already have." Yet I'm getting a new iphone for my birthday next week. A phone over clothes? That's the weirdest thing I've heard my mom do!"
"School uniforms suck. It makes me hate myself. I just want to choose my own outfit for school that isn't made out of khaki"
"i think students should not have to wear uniforms because it can cause people to bully them and not expect them for them selfs"
"students should not have to wear uniforms because kids cant express themselves."
"Getting to pick your on clothes out gives you more creativity instead of having to wear one outfit every day."
"No students should be able to express themselves for what there wearing.You think its good but your wrong schools all around the world together pay 1 billion dollars on uniforms for kids and transgenders cant be there selves anymore because of you oh and people out there love what they wear WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE OURSELF!!!"
"I think that students should not have to wear uniforms because they then don't get to express themselves and let their true colors out meaning that they can't show what they really are or where they come from. Also they can show what they do outside of school meaning like any sports or what they do weekly or even what they do for a living. This can play a part in what kind of school they do."
"no I don't think kids should be forced to wear something that not all people want to wear."
"You have to give a description about why you are on the CON side."
"no suits no suits no suits no suits and i will never wear a uniform"
"no students will have no self rights to them selfs . they will have to suffer in school every day"
"I hate them so much I don't like uniforms"
"I say no because the cost of uniforms are way too much, the prices go up to 249 dollars and little evidence supports the fact that uniforms stop bullying. and aren't school uniforms about the students? if so the students should have a say in the idea."
"Kids schould express there self in there clothes if they wear bright or dark."
"I agree with all the people who say no to uniforms. If the person that is reading thas right now is the principal of a school that has uniforms (I'm mainly directing this at Mills Middle School & Cordova Meadows), you need to inform your students on the next day they have school that uniforms are now not a necessity!"
"DITCH SCHOOL UNIFORMS in my opp i think that school unifors create MORE bullying NOT less. why, you ask? because they block the freedom of expression!!!!"
"Whoever s idea it was to think OH let's just have school uniforms! It's not a good idea. If you look at both sides: having and not having uniforms, you see it doesn't really make a difference, and it causes more problems than it does prevent. To me, there are better problems out there to debate. Here's one thing just don't have uniforms, it adds one more thing to the worry list. To me, this shouldn't even be a debate, just literally don't have uniforms but of course there are others that say we should have uniforms, I bet most of them don't really care either and just say "yes sure whatever" neither do I, but really don't change anything up, leave it. Leave it the way it has always been, everyone wears what they want to, so what, and good thing is that we get to express ourselves a little bit more, it feels good to talk and express yourself, right? This debate should just be over, and to not change anything up, and to leave it the way it has always been. This is pretty unnecessary, tbh, just don't guys, don't, if clothes don't matter, don't change it up, don't do anything, because we don't need to...it doesn't matter!! Besides nobody really gets bullied for what they wear, if they are then that is the bullies problems...sorry!"
"because uniforms are ugly and your kids can't show how colorful they are"
"Why does everyone think that uniforms are "ugly?" You guys are stereotyping clothes."
"I disagree that school uniforms should be placed in schools. I personally don't think this stops bullying or improve a learning environment. In fact, I think this would disrupt a learning environment because everyone would not want to look the same therefore, they would act out in class and misbehave to show their anger towards school uniforms."
"school uniforms are very strict in my school there is a certain color or sock code and stuff like that. I don't even where the color coded socks because who has a lot of white, grey, or black pair of socks? + you have a ton of clothes at home.i have about 1 million clothes at home, no kidding! what do school uniforms do for you? nothing! A lot of people say it stops bullying but a wise man once said bullies just pick something random like your hair. who likes school uniforms?! Uniforms are very costly why have clothes just for school when you can wear it everywhere?! Also Uniforms do not allow kids to express themselves it makes school feel more like a prison. Also kids cannot support things like breast cancer awareness. signing off....."
"MYSTERIES OF THE WORLD:School uniforms are pointless, scratchy, expensive and no one likes to wear them. So why are some schools enforcing them?"
"when we wear uniforms to school is makes it so we can't show people how we are and what our personalities are there really isn't any point in wearing a uniform to school. if it is a private school yes but a public school no, just no."
"In a child's perspective, we just wanna express ourselves and be the person that we are. I think that if we express ourselves that will boost our confidence. Also public schools provide FREE education, we aren't like private schools (with the fancy dorms or the uniforms). Most moms have to deal with buying new uniforms every year and that is wasting money! Most kids have anywhere fancy to go, they would just usually pick one out the night before like I do. You might be saying that most kid are L-A-Z-Y but not really. Most kids are to into their social life to do anything, but kids like me might take that 10 seconds to pick out something to wear to school."
"no just no"
"No they should not because girls might not feel comfortable or boys wearing suits"
"nobody likes school uniforms its like you is wearing the same thing over and over."
"This is why the type of thing isn't the same because something wasn't the problem about it and why is this even bad about it because some times things aren't the same every year even though uniform doesn't mean anything because it don't make sense at all."
"No I think that they would be uncomfortbal to wear during the school day.Some kids can even be allergic to the material that the uniforms are made out of."
"Rewashing the same clothes over and over again is a waste of water and electricity"
"they are uncomfortable and they aren't always easy to cleanthey don't have a use cause they are useless"
"Students should have the freedom to choose there clothing"
"no they have to get washed and they get bullied no matter what they wear"
"no they should not have uniforms"
"No, why would you need to do this when you can have a dress code, not wearing a uniform because its the right thing. You get dress coded and then you have to change. nothing easier than keeping a uniform so nice when kids have bad homes and lose it, it clothes, now you're gonna have to get more junk? NO"
"I think no because if schools keep "forcing" students to wear uniforms then the school is going to get alot of hate increasing behavior problems and wat about the people in poverty they cant afford uniforms. $247 r wasted on school uniforms every year wen they can use that money to put food on the table."
"Noooooooo! We should be able to wear what we want and when we want to wear it."
""uniforms are really useless because if they don't wear what they like and a person will not what they like"."
"I agree with Sword Zero because their is no point in having a uniform unless it was like for sports because that takes away the individuality from children and teenagers."
"no they are horible and hope you agree"
"School uniforms waste money and just spoil the constitution"
"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."
"it does not let us so are creativity!!!, unforms cost more than normal clothes, adult choose their own looks so we should to we will in the real world, some school are like prison on rude stuff please."
"I think it is wrong for the parents to pay money for some uniforms."
"need to show our creativity"
"nay be free"
"the uniforms will take away freedom of the students!"
"student should be creative"
"uniform is outrages because I am a student my self and uniforms are so stupid there's no point because why should I wear a uniform when teachers can wear anything"
"students don't feel good in uniforms"
"Students shouldn't have to wear school uniforms. Some people think uniforms don't allow students to express themselves, others think Uniforms are very costly and not useful. I think uniforms don't allow you to show your inner swagger, also most dress codes already cover the inappropriate clothing, last uniforms are almost always sexist or unfair.Uniforms don't allow you to show your inner swagger. Uniforms are ugly and baggy. Students will do more complaining than needed because of uniforms. Uniforms are plain and created by one person. That person may not be the most "stylish person" not very many people want to wear something plain and ugly especially when there are many wearing the same thing. Uniforms are unfair and shouldn't be used because dress codes can be used instead."
"students shouldn't wear uniforms"
"school uniforms are a terrible idea"
"There are many good reasons to have no school uniforms, if you would like to hear them read on! First, you need to express yourself, when you express your self with your clothing it is a way of confidence and self esteem. You need to express your self with wearing your own unique clothes because if you wear those ( boring plain uniforms ) then you won't have that much self confidence! Next, school uniforms do not improve attendance, people tested on 10 students to see if uniforms improved attendance and academics. After the test was done, the test proved that uniforms do not improve attendance and academic. This happened because people usually stick to their daily schedule and it would not affect them. Lastly uniforms may effect on students self image. Students may feel embarrassed about how the look and other girls/boys could compare if they looks better in the uniform. They feel that way because the uniforms could be to small or the students could not like how they look in the uniforms. So now in the end do you agree with me or disagree? If you read all three reasons then you should agree but it's your discussion. And that is why I think we should have no school uniform."
"Uniforms are rude the children. No expression, the cost I said too much. It's about 300-400 dollars a year for a uniform and if you lose it you pay another 300-400 Dollars"
"Lily is my name"
"i think you should not have to wear school unitorms cause it make it hard to find a certain stundent cause ervybody haves the same cloth on\"
"I believe students should not wear uniforms because it should be their own choice not the teachers or anybody else!!!!"
"I think that uniforms are a waste of our clothing which could be given to the homeless"
"We students should not have to wear uniforms. But, we should limit how much we can show and that stuff. Personally, I've gotten bullied at my school because of how the uniforms fit on me. It's not fun."
"Students should not have to wear school uniforms because they are embarrassing and they make students lose self confidence and they're itchy!"
"Have you ever wore a uniform how do you know they're itchy"
"i believe that school uniforms are very stupid i mean what about all those kids who cant fit into the uniform comfortably or feel uncomfortable. there should not even be an argument on this i mean think of it this way if you were a kid and you had to wear this raggedy old uniform every day and you were not allowed to wear anything else to school would you love it or would you hate it. just keep that in mind when you are thinking about supporting yes students should always have to wear school uniforms"
"because people should show who they are"
"Uniforms can make kids think more about fashion than education"
"no they shouldn't because they should be able to express themselves through style"