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Should students have to wear uniforms to school?i say no they should not wear uniforms....
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Posted by litteacher8 on September 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM (Answer #2)
you may be right but during your middle and high schol years you really shouldn't wear uniforms
Posted by meice on September 28, 2011 at 12:58 PM (Answer #3)
One problem nowadays is that people do not dress appropriately. Like so many other regulations effected, uniform wearing has been instituted in public schools because students come to school in revealing clothing, or they wear clothing that slides down their posteriors, revealing undergarments. When students do not take responsibility for appropriate, modest clothing, that is not distracting to others, then other measures are taken by the school. As in society, if people do not police themselves, then they are policed.
Those people who have grown up wearing uniforms often remark how they never knew who was rich or not. They also note that they remember the faces of their classmates, but little about how they looked otherwise. Is this bad?
Posted by mwestwood on September 28, 2011 at 2:57 PM (Answer #4)
High School Teacher
I'm honestly a little tired of the argument that students should be able to "express themselves" through their clothes. This is such a cop out to me. Students have ample opportunity to appropriately "express themselves" in the form of discussion, art, essay, music, sports, etc. Clothes, in my opinion, are the laziest form of "self-expression" that exists in high school, and this category of self expression falls just beneath "music preference."
I'm wholeheartedly in favor of a strict dress code, and in a society where everything has become so subjective and people have lost the ability to be confrontational, a rigid standard mode of dress is one of the easiest ways to regulate appropriate attire. As for the question: "Does a dress code actually improve student behavior?" my answer, from many years of experience, is YES, when a dress code is properly enforced, it absolutely improves student behavior.
Posted by clairewait on September 29, 2011 at 3:06 AM (Answer #5)
High School Teacher
Another reason to favor uniforms is that it helps to eliminate the stress on labels, brands and quantity of clothes -- especially in schools where there is a wide diversity of socio-economics. The teen years are so fraught with "what will everyone think if me?" Each morning, some students fear what classmates will think if they notice the shoes came from a discount retailer and that the same jeans have been worn three times this week. Uniforms would help eliminate the competition (to least some degree) -- and perhaps the focus can be on something more academic.
Posted by lmetcalf on September 29, 2011 at 4:10 AM (Answer #6)
Maybe they should, maybe they shouldn't. This is one of those issues that it's best to let individual districts decide based on the desires of the residents. There are enough pros and cons that each side can balance the other. Having a blanket policy where ALL students everywhere should wear them wouldn't make sense. Each community should be allowed to decide.
Personally, I like the idea. If for no other reason, I like the idea that I can quickly tell which kids belong in the school and which are strangers that may present a danger. In a big school where you don't know every face, it's too easy for "outsiders" to wander in...and if you don't already know, when a bunch of kids wander into a school they don't go to it's rarely to attend glee club.
My argument against them, in general, is that if uniforms are such a good idea than why not have adults wear them too? Why not have every profession have a specific uniform, or just create one generic "American" outfit? The logic behind making students wear them can easily apply to adults as well.
Posted by ophelious on September 29, 2011 at 6:12 AM (Answer #7)
The district I worked in has mandated school uniforms in all schools for over a decade now. I do know that without uniforms it could be more evident who is struggling and lviving in poverty; however, some kids are so not well taken of that unfortunately, even with a uniform policy in place you can immediately tell that they are being uncared for, and they still get made fun of.
I do think uniforms have helped to deter inappropriate/overly sexual attire.
Posted by megan-bright on September 29, 2011 at 6:21 AM (Answer #8)
I don't think that uniforms are a bad idea. I think that they help to make students concentrate on their work rather than on how they look or on who has what sorts of clothes. I agree that it can stifle kids' ability to express themselves, but they have plenty of time for that outside of school.
Posted by pohnpei397 on September 29, 2011 at 6:50 AM (Answer #9)
High School Teacher
In public schools, uniform policies are a useful tool to simplify the management of behavior. If you have a lot of students dressing in ways that are sexualized, distracting, offensive, or that in some other way take away from the educational process, you have two choices: either spend a lot of time and manpower dealing with individuals on a case-by-case basis and making dozens of judgement calls, or else just institute a uniform policy that is quite clear, and then punish those who don't conform. Uniforms save a lot of work for the administration, and that makes them a tool that responsible leadership teams should consider.
I personally don't like school uniforms (I wore one for three grades), but I also don't like having to constantly tell boys to pull up their pants, girls to pull their necklines up and their skirts down, and having to read every tee shirt that I see all day to check it for references to drugs, alcohol, or offensive content. I'm a teacher, and I would like to teach. That's all. Students who insist on wearing offensive attire in the name of "self-expression" take away from my work, and consequently from the education of every other student in the room.
Maybe someday tweens and teens will figure this out and just put on clothing that isn't intended to start something. Until then, the uniform debate will be alive and well.
Posted by pacorz on September 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM (Answer #10)
I dont think students should wear uniforms. No one want their children to be like everyone else so why make them wear the same things as everyone else.
Posted by mkmaitla on October 23, 2011 at 12:10 AM (Answer #11)
No student's shouldnt have to wear uniforms cause it ruins their since of stial... I understand not to wear bad clothes like butty shorts and all that stuff... buit really long skirts,plad shirts,knee long socks and no jewelry and white shoes and no makeup just doesnt work for me
Posted by meganp0504 on November 3, 2011 at 5:04 AM (Answer #12)
A student's point of view:
when i was in school i used to wish to wear what ever i chose but now in university i wish that we had a uniform to save me the trouble of matching clothes every morning and to save my eyes from what the clothes they see!
i believe that it is more organized when a school has a uniform because it is more comftorbal to see!
Posted by justaquestion on November 3, 2011 at 5:55 PM (Answer #13)
I haven't always thought so, but as time slowly creeps toward sixth form, and thus choosing my own attire, I have come to realise that yes I do agree with wearing uniform. I feel comfortable and concealed from the critical eye of my peers when clad in my black blazer, v-neck jumper and pleated skirt. Adolescents can be extremely unforgiving when it comes to what brands you wear, what sort of home you live in and what music you listen to. For pupils at school there is no hiding where you come from when you are displaying you wealth through what you wear and own. Admittedly, even in uniform there are students with unruly hair and stained blouses who are noticeably less well off then others and although they can be taunted imagine how much worse it would be for them if they were wearing their own clothing to school. It's important that the local community can identify what school youths attend or indeed if they go to school at all, as they can appear threatening, especially to elders. I understand that some people fight against uniforms because they feel they must express themselves through their clothing, however I find this bizarre as there are many ways to express oneself; wearing a uniform can drive students into expressing themselves both academically and creatively through their work instead if their appearance.
Posted by jasmine-luby on November 4, 2011 at 11:41 PM (Answer #14)
I think that wearing school uniforms is a good idea because that way each student gets treated the same as everyone else. Not every parent can afford designer or brand name clothes and this can often lead to the less fortunate student being treated unfairly by others or alienated by their peers.
Posted by jstone01 on November 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM (Answer #15)
Personally as a student I love wearing my unifrom. I feel a sense of pride for my school. Its like putting on a sports jersey of your favourite team, you wear it with pride and honour. It took me a couple of years in high school to finally realise what a privilage it is.
Posted by flying-solo on November 6, 2011 at 6:36 AM (Answer #16)
I don't think you should have to wear uniforms because then you can't be your self. Though I do think there should be some rules becase not all kids dress as apropriately as they should.
Posted by culinaryarts on November 8, 2011 at 6:26 AM (Answer #17)
It doesn't matter what you dress students in, they will always find a way to pass judgement upon their peers. If it's not based upon the style of clothes worn there are many other superficial ways to judge people and form cliques. Including:
Granted, it will be one less distraction in class. Low cut shirts on the girls so on. There is no place for that in the learning environment. I know I would have concentrated alot harder in school had it not been for things like that.
Posted by brianjvo on November 8, 2011 at 8:10 AM (Answer #18)
If students are allowed to wear their own clothes to school, girls especially may not dress appropriately. Wearing uniform will standardise everyone.
Posted by ngyunshuen on November 9, 2011 at 4:46 PM (Answer #19)
yes they shoul even though it reduces the expression of the student as it removes the factor of a form bullying from wearing certain clothes and also prevents inappropriate clothing to be worn and makes the school look united and respectable which will cause more students to go to that school
Posted by superman13thanikk on November 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM (Answer #20)
I found that, as a parent, I didn't have to worry about what the latest style was. I just bought the uniforms for my children and they knew what they were going to wear. It seems the student body behaved in a more professional manner.
Posted by websitetraffictips on November 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM (Answer #22)
I think that uniforms are a good idea because when children are in the yard in the summer they don't wear jackets. If someone dangerous managed to get in to their yard and cause havoc the person would be spotted because they don't have the same uniform. I think all schools should have different uniforms so that they can be spotted more easily rather than looking for a taller person or a more menacing person.
Posted by hardworker47 on November 12, 2011 at 10:31 PM (Answer #23)
It really depends which school etc...for instance i didn't had to wear it anytime... so that was good for me
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Posted by designmansion on November 13, 2011 at 2:29 AM (Answer #24)
so if you were in my schoole then no, so it think that you should wear if you must...
Posted by designmansion on November 13, 2011 at 2:32 AM (Answer #25)
Sorry i forgot also to tell you people that i don't really approve school uniform and some says that they are good...
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Posted by designmansion on November 13, 2011 at 2:33 AM (Answer #26)
Uniform arent that bad, I wear a uniform and personally it is easy to pick out what you wear in the morning and it prevents people from being judgemental towards students who do not have money to afford nice clothes.
Posted by eloughlin1 on November 13, 2011 at 9:50 AM (Answer #27)
This is horrible even to consider. Look at what we have come to. Children all dressing exactly alike is not American! This is not jail, nor should it be a warmup to jail. You people are horrifying. Look in the mirror and ask yourself how to be a better teacher, not asking if you should let kids use the bathroom or consider mandating uniforms!
Posted by bbm4646 on November 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM (Answer #28)
Yes! It creates order and allows everyone to be the same.
Posted by stuart31em on November 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM (Answer #30)
Though little kids like wearing dresses of their own choice, yet their sould be uniform not to have them inferior or superior opinion about others. I think its a good practice. On the other hand the students of an institution feel united and thus they learn to give respect and love to others as well.
Posted by bhawanipur on November 14, 2011 at 10:35 AM (Answer #33)
Yes this maintains Descipline in student's life and they learn the fact of equality among human beings and This makes them to realise their strength in unity.
Posted by nishasj on November 14, 2011 at 10:50 PM (Answer #35)
I believe that student's shouldn't have to wear uniforms, however there does need to be a dress code.
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Posted by grey47 on November 15, 2011 at 1:33 PM (Answer #38)
I used to wear uniform in my primary school, it gives no additional value rather than spending more money to buy those uniforms. I prefer school give freedom for the students to wear whatever clothes they like, as long as they are proper clothes.
Posted by cisco7962 on November 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM (Answer #39)
Posted by punten on November 16, 2011 at 1:41 PM (Answer #40)
Uniforms are not required.
Posted by nripancard on November 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM (Answer #42)
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Posted by apartmentscolumbia on November 18, 2011 at 7:08 PM (Answer #44)
I think students should wear uniform to back school because it shows that students are the one of the school. It can help students to increase the feelings that they are belong to school.
Posted by poyanstudy on November 19, 2011 at 1:36 AM (Answer #45)
No matter what you wear teenagers will always find a way to judge and exclude their peers. Not all students care about brand names or style types. what about those students that follow the dress code? should they not be allowed to chose what they wear not only as a form of self-expression but as to what they are comfortable wearing? if a girl should want to wear appropriate sweat pants instead of a skirt should she not be able to? What about those students that don't feel comfortable in their own skin whether it be because of weight, height or gender. should they not be allowed to dress in what makes them feel beautiful within certain boundaries?
Posted by vampers on November 19, 2011 at 2:34 AM (Answer #46)
I feel that students should be able to express their-selves and wear what they want. But then again some students tend to choose inappropriate clothing. Also, some kids can't afford "cool" clothes so they get picked on. So in the end I feel that making students wear uniforms would resolve a lot of problems and it would be a lot more efficient.
Posted by lpoollax5 on November 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM (Answer #47)
i diSagree wth every 1. bc0z i thnk student's uniform represent their identity! s0oo itx neccessary to wear uniform! ;)
Posted by k0ol on November 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM (Answer #48)
According to my opinion the uniform from any institution work as an identity. As we see, different nations has their own traditional dress/attire which simply indicates the nationality of the person if he/she wears traditionaly. More than this uniform save the student to be porudy among fellows, as if, a student is rich than he may wear costly dress but what about ordinary or poors.
So from me, the suggestion is, the uniform shoud be there in any school or college to maintian equality and avoid discrimination.(not by school or college but individually)
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Posted by amitsingh11582 on November 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM (Answer #49)
While i would say no, i would also say yes, a school is a place where students come to study and are treated as equals. They must be treated as equals or else the foremost objective of an institue would'nt exist. Let say kids are allowed to wear everything, then in such a place, some kids would wear branded clothes, some would wear cheap. This would of course lead to formation of different groups on the basis of class and money. A place like that wont be of any benefit to kids during their reformative age. So while i agree that kids must be allowed to wear anything, but it must be well regulated regarding what they are really wearinng. There is also the possibility of some kids wearing vulgur or obscene clothes.
Posted by kinghtalexis on November 20, 2011 at 6:32 PM (Answer #50)
they should wear uniform.beacuse if you wear uniform its look's nice and decent...
Posted by bestfriendquotes on November 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM (Answer #52)
Should students have to wear uniforms to school?
i say no they should not wear uniforms. They should be able to wear whatever they want and express themselves.
Students don't need to express themselves through clothing. I
think that uniforms would be ideal, especially in this
economy. Uniforms would help prevent the materialistic
competition of "I have to have the most popular, latest item to be
cool or accepted". Uniforms would help prevent fights over
clothing - stealing an item, etc. Wearing uniforms would
also help alleviate negative feelings in students who couldn't
afford a diverse wardrobe.
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Posted by charkvibl on November 21, 2011 at 11:06 PM (Answer #53)
Its quite difficult to answer should the wear uniforms but in my opinion wearing uniform makes them look equal.
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Posted by opiaxxium on November 22, 2011 at 1:08 AM (Answer #54)
High School Teacher
I have always taught in uniform schools (and wore one myself many years ago). I love uniforms. They're a simple and obvious way to help emphasize themes of inclusion, acceptance, and equality.
Though some people have mentioned that they can be more expensive, ultimately a few pieces of clothing make up the uniform, while many more would be purchased to fill a regular wardrobe. Having a uniform does (or at least should) limit the amount of clothes that a student needs to have in their "everyday" wardrobe.
The one thing that bothers me about uniforms is that they are a frequent source of discipline and struggle in class. Students often try to wear different shoes or a non-uniform sweater and this can lead to teacher/student confrontation. When worn properly though, I think uniforms are great.
If only I still had a uniform. It would definitely save me a lot of time every morning.
Posted by rainbowcrayon on November 23, 2011 at 9:20 AM (Answer #58)
I totally agreed students should have to wear uniforms to school as 3 main reasons below:-
1). Control discipline as they are still in young age.
2). More neatly.
3). Students save time and money to choose the costume to wear
Posted by elsalsa1009 on November 24, 2011 at 10:20 AM (Answer #60)
for me students must were a school uniform. First, we can easily recognize that they are students, discounts in tranportation and student meal. Second, they were a attire that is appropriate or modesty for them. Third, there limit all the bad things they do if they are wearing uniform because there are afraid to dissapoint there school. Fourth,student always respect with others because they are wearing uniform. Fifth, not all students has a lot of dress to wear everyday, sometimes if the dress u wear last day and u wear it again because you dont have any dress sometimes they stare at you and say something.
for me, atleast one day in a week there is a civialian day, wear they want to wear.
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Posted by rosychx on November 25, 2011 at 1:12 AM (Answer #62)
Yes because it avoids the creation of another opportuinity for students to be bullied, in this case on their sense of style
Posted by katiedrax on November 25, 2011 at 8:22 AM (Answer #63)
YES,WHAT IF SOILDERS GO TO WAR WEARING T SHIRTS,,SHORTS,, U NEED SCHOOL DRESS ,,UR NOT GOING TO A FASHION SHOW,,CANT FIND A SOLID REASON WHY SCHOOL DRESS IS IMPORTANT,,HATED SCHOOL DRESS WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL,,
Posted by hist on November 26, 2011 at 12:45 AM (Answer #64)
one must have to wear uniform as a student in a school. nowadays, disciplines are given least importance in most of the countries. lack of discipline in student-life may result in a reckless future thus destroying the last bit of dignity of a nation. students are the future architechct of the upcomig global society.
Posted by a0000 on November 26, 2011 at 3:24 AM (Answer #65)
Elementary School Teacher
Research has shown that students wearing uniforms perform better in the classroom.
Posted by khuffman on November 26, 2011 at 4:08 AM (Answer #66)
I don't think wearing uniforms is a bad idea as it does prepare you for your day. If you were working in an office say, you would have to be dressed smart for the company and wearing a uniform does set you up in time for work when you would have to be dressed in a certain way.
Posted by shellsbells8 on November 26, 2011 at 6:40 AM (Answer #67)
I think students should have to wear uniforms. I feel that if everyone wore uniforms the bullying would be cut down a slight bit. BUT I think High School students should have a choice on what they want to wear. All the teachers say Middle School and High School are preparing you for the "real world". In the real world, some jobs allow you to wear whatever attire you want. With that said, High School students should be allowed to wear whatever they please as long as it's not showing to much skin.
Posted by xobrookxo on November 27, 2011 at 9:13 AM (Answer #68)
I do and do not agree with you. One thing is that young adults or children will dress how they want to dress. They will wear too short of skirts, dresses and tank tops. They will go over board. As a result, there will be a lot of expulsions.
Some kids do dress appropriate. They should be rewarded by not having to wera uniforms.
It does not really matter what they wear, as long as they get an education and be something. Such as, doctor, athelete, actree ect,.
Posted by leh2121999 on April 16, 2012 at 4:25 AM (Answer #69)
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