Should public schools require students to wear uniforms?

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#1 Posted by jt222_us (1858 posts) -

I would say no because the students already wear the same uniforms, Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle. And the good part about those uniforms is that the tax payers don't pay for it, the students and their parents do.

#2 Posted by Hellraiser3899 (10060 posts) -
I like to laugh at some of the crappy teen styles nowadays as I drive to work, no.
#3 Posted by Luminouslight (6397 posts) -
haha, I don't wear that stuff. As long as they don't wear any obscene, I don't believe uniforms are necesary.
#4 Posted by Disturbed_King (554 posts) -

I hope public schools would never make such a rule. :|

#5 Posted by muppet1010 (5812 posts) -

I would say no because the students already wear the same uniforms, Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle. And the good part about those uniforms is that the tax payers don't pay for it, the students and their parents do.

jt222_us

well my school requires it...(im English). One of the arguements against it is that uniforms can be quite expensive I mean my blazer costs £50 add another £50 for the shoes which only last me 6 months and then theres all teh shirts and trousers etc etc it can get quite costly... this isnt a problem for my family but some families can find this an unnecessary burden.

#6 Posted by Lemon-Demon35 (5792 posts) -
No. I don't want uniforms in my school. It would look really bad and tacky :lol:
#7 Posted by Hey_Jay (7221 posts) -
I don't see any uniforms from those places but either way I say no. I already went to a school with uniforms and I know how much it blows.
#8 Posted by _S0LID_SNAKE_ (802 posts) -
:| no.
#9 Posted by UssjTrunks (10043 posts) -

Maybe. I wouldn't enjoy it but it would be nice not seeing emo styles in the hall every day.

#10 Posted by Articuno76 (19195 posts) -

I'm with the user above...and honestly, it's not that bad. Though my brother had an uncanny habit of destroying his sweater or loosing his tie all the time so he was the only one who had to pay a lot for replacements. My blazer lasted 3 years...

#11 Posted by jodamn (893 posts) -
For private schools, it should be left up to the school. For public schools, no. As it is already mandatory for students to attend the school, making a uniform also mandatory further belittles the freedom of the students.
#12 Posted by strat505 (1252 posts) -

nah, i dont see why they should, as long as people follow the dress code.

#13 Posted by verdugoRE4 (2389 posts) -
I'd rather prefer wearing something I'd know I like than something as dull as a uniform. I say no.
#14 Posted by Def_Jef88 (17441 posts) -
Nope
#15 Posted by smallcaplegend (3083 posts) -
no, i hated uniforms, my elementary, had it, my middle school had it and when I go to high school, there's no drees code. Although now i do like wearing collared shirts just not one solid color, and not tucked in
#16 Posted by stormtrooper32 (2235 posts) -

Maybe. I wouldn't enjoy it but it would be nice not seeing emo styles in the hall every day.

UssjTrunks

lol yay no emos

#17 Posted by Infinite-Zr0 (13284 posts) -
I don't think schools should have uniforms, but defintnly have some kind of dress code
#18 Posted by Def_Jef88 (17441 posts) -
[QUOTE="jt222_us"]

I would say no because the students already wear the same uniforms, Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle. And the good part about those uniforms is that the tax payers don't pay for it, the students and their parents do.

muppet1010

well my school requires it...(im English). One of the arguements against it is that uniforms can be quite expensive I mean my blazer costs £50 add another £50 for the shoes which only last me 6 months and then theres all teh shirts and trousers etc etc it can get quite costly... this isnt a problem for my family but some families can find this an unnecessary burden.

They would just have to kick me out i guess. Ill be damned if im gonna let someone tell me what to wear and then make me pay for it.
#19 Posted by verdugoRE4 (2389 posts) -
Agreed
#20 Posted by strat505 (1252 posts) -
[QUOTE="UssjTrunks"]

Maybe. I wouldn't enjoy it but it would be nice not seeing emo styles in the hall every day.

stormtrooper32

lol yay no emos

tight pants=very no.

#21 Posted by Def_Jef88 (17441 posts) -
[QUOTE="stormtrooper32"][QUOTE="UssjTrunks"]

Maybe. I wouldn't enjoy it but it would be nice not seeing emo styles in the hall every day.

strat505

lol yay no emos

tight pants=very no.

unless theyre hot :P
#22 Posted by Pittfan666 (8543 posts) -

no, i hated uniforms, my elementary, had it, my middle school had it and when I go to high school, there's no drees code. Although now i do like wearing collared shirts just not one solid color, and not tucked insmallcaplegend

Collared shirts like the ones that button down the entire way? Or the polo shirts or whatever with just the 3 buttons at the top of the shirt?

#23 Posted by Bourbons3 (24248 posts) -
Uniforms weren't so bad...
#24 Posted by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -
Blah! I remember wearing uniforms during elementary school. I wasn't a big fan of it.
#25 Posted by danielgilbert (25 posts) -
no, but not every thing should be allowed
#26 Posted by staindcoldlp (15121 posts) -
I think so. Then people won't be made fun of because they were different clothes. Then they'll be made fun of just because they're different.
#27 Posted by yoshi-lnex (5442 posts) -
Yes, I've seen studies that show that students that wear uniforms get better grades. That by itself seems like more than enough reason, but it also keeps the poor kids from being picked on because they cannot afford those $100 articals of clothing the rich kids can, creating a better learning environment.
#28 Posted by TongHua (2929 posts) -
Do P.E. uniforms count?
#29 Posted by Silver_Dragon17 (6205 posts) -
I don't think they should. I don't think it's good for their mental health either, but that's just a theory.
#30 Posted by dhyce (5609 posts) -
Perhaps a much stricter dress code. Though uniforms aren't such a bad idea, good for getting young people adjusted to the uniforms they'll likely have to wear at work anyway.
#31 Posted by deshields538 (8699 posts) -
I live in the UK so I have to wear a uniform. I'm fine with though since my school uniform looks alright but some schools have really bad ones.
#32 Posted by USSJAndrew (5042 posts) -
no thats one of the perks of being in public school. And I never would wear a uniform even if it was strictly enforced.
#33 Posted by Sharvie (8895 posts) -
I have to wear a uniform. It's not that bad though, soon the school are introducing blazers though. :o
#34 Posted by Snomel (1138 posts) -

As another English person, uniforms feel completely normal to me. I found it really weird when I got to college, and was allowed to wear what I wanted - I actually found it irritating having to decide what to wear every day =/ I don't like having to think in the mornings.

But then, my school uniform wasn't that bad. Except we had to wear these heavy black blazers, and had to ask for permission to take them off =/ And I remember, the teacher said we couldn't take them off, because she said it wasn't that hot. But she was wearing a light summer dress, and we were wearing heavy blackblazers.... That was irritating. But mainly, uniforms weren't too bad.

#35 Posted by muppet1010 (5812 posts) -

As another English person, uniforms feel completely normal to me. I found it really weird when I got to college, and was allowed to wear what I wanted - I actually found it irritating having to decide what to wear every day =/ I don't like having to think in the mornings.

But then, my school uniform wasn't that bad. Except we had to wear these heavy black blazers, and had to ask for permission to take them off =/ And I remember, the teacher said we couldn't take them off, because she said it wasn't that hot. But she was wearing a light summer dress, and we were wearing heavy blackblazers.... That was irritating. But mainly, uniforms weren't too bad.

Snomel

I dont really mind my uniform.... but I always make a scene and go off on one if a teacher in casual dress doesnt let us take our blazers off when its hot....

#36 Posted by Sora529 (3754 posts) -
Uniforms aren't that bad. Since I'm not a morning person at all, it takes having to decide what to wear out of the equation, plus our uniforms are pretty casual. Just a navy polo shirt with our logo embroidered on it and khaki pants.
#37 Posted by forgot_it (6756 posts) -
I have no problems with uniforms, if you ahve to pay for them yourselves, they are a tad expensive but I don't mind wearing them at all.
#38 Posted by aliens1234 (2922 posts) -
I quite liked my uniform.
#39 Posted by JayJog (2063 posts) -

I hope public schools would never make such a rule. :|

Disturbed_King

Don't come to England then

#40 Posted by Basez2 (6922 posts) -
Who would want to wear a blazer, shirt tie and trousers to school?
#41 Posted by MagnumPI (9617 posts) -

Uniform is agreat way to teach a person dignity & pride. But the lack of punishment won't make it effective. Humiliation and physical abuse are the best way to mold a person into disciplined individual. Act like a scumbag I will treat you like a scumbag. If you help me I will help you. If you respect me you will earn my respect. UNIFORM and in SINGLE FORM, THE SAME, NO STUDENT IS SPECIAL. NO IDENTITY.

It's hard to discipline people when you are notpermitted to embarrass nor hit them. So that's why I think the uniform thing is not in public school. It's impossible to regiment people without the promise of physical or emotional injury.

#42 Posted by ayanami_rei (17115 posts) -
Honestly, myschool's dress code is so strict, it doesn't matter if we wear uniforms or not. I really wouldn't care if we had uniforms at my school or not. It would make everything fair and the ones who are "favored" by the school wouldn't be going around in mini skirts like they own the damn school. The school never does a damn thing when they see one of the "favorite" ones doing it. Honestly, I wouldn't care.
#43 Posted by Greatgone12 (25469 posts) -
No. I have no reason for being against it, I just am.
#44 Posted by Elraptor (30966 posts) -
No. Uniformity is boring.
#45 Posted by Snomel (1138 posts) -

No. Uniformity is boring. Elraptor

I thought school was meant to be boring anyway... :P

#46 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24991 posts) -

No, but everyone does seem to wear the same clothes, and most people have the same haircut...I stick out like a sore thumb.

#47 Posted by RicanNerd189 (1053 posts) -
I would say yes to uniforms if they gave them to students for free, other than that no.
#48 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -
No.
#49 Posted by CheddarLimbo (3909 posts) -

Many public schools do require uniforms. My school enacted that policy (fortunately two years after I graduated) to some initial controversy. But after a few months, everyone chilled out and it was fine.

The students' families had to buy their own uniforms, too, so no additional burden on the taxpayers.

#50 Posted by soulless4now (41382 posts) -

I don't see any uniforms from those places but either way I say no. I already went to a school with uniforms and I know how much it blows.SaugaGames

Same here. I had to wear uniform from pre-school to 8th grade.