School uniforms for Clifton?

Apr 9, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Clifton Journal

District officials said the issue of school uniforms is currently in its infancy stages and that any advancement would not occur without first receiving direct input from the public.

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Bre

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Ibelieve kids need to express themselves.I understand it will make life easier but a child needs to express theselves.At least make it optinal.FOr example most childs parents cant keep up with the styes so they have an option to have uniforms.NO TO UNIFORMS!!!
Old School

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Can you type and form sentences in the English language? Reading the above post, it would appear there is little hope for you or your child.
Intelligence never goes out of style.. clothes do.
A sad commentary of today's youth so self absorbed in clothing but not education or their future.
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I work with children from a down that started a dress code for the first time this school year. Last year the public school kids wore shorts up to their butt and their belly rings were showing along with their thongs. The boys had their pants half way down their butt. This year they all look so nice. It's not real strict but they could wear longer uniform shorts, pants, clam diggers, skirts, skorts, and pants in Navy, or Tan. Their shirts must be light or dark blue, white, or tan. There are many different styles to choose from. The teachers and aides also have a dress code this year. Last year the teachers wore jeans and sneakers....Now they have to wear a nice pair of pants or a skirt etc and real shoes. They had a slight problem in the high school last year and the authorities could't tell the teachers apart from the students. So dress code it is.
ELIZA

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Way to waste time and money with uniforms. we need other changes indone to the schools. it's so sad that the board of education is focusing on something that isn't going to help us in life. i understand that students sometimes do not follow the school code but that has nothing to do with learning. Kids need help with life choices and problems that cross our minds. i, myself am a student that goes to clifton high school so i know what im talking about.
Cliftonite

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Maybe we should just have teachers and adminstrators that ENFORCE the present dress code. This business with the pants hanging and low cut tops needs to be stopped. Actually most of the kids follow the rules.
update

Livingston, NJ

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Oct 8, 2009
 
is there an update to this story?
CHS 95

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Oct 8, 2009
 
Dress codes are not a priority in clifton right now, its stupid Clifton's Standardized test Scores are in the way bottom half of the state and they are worried about uniforms? c'mon get real
RCb

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Oct 25, 2009
 
CHS 95 wrote:
Dress codes are not a priority in clifton right now, its stupid Clifton's Standardized test Scores are in the way bottom half of the state and they are worried about uniforms? c'mon get real
yeh, i no, evry time i by sumting in cleften day cant cownt my chang
i olways gets ript off,
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Oct 27, 2009
 
RCb wrote:
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yeh, i no, evry time i by sumting in cleften day cant cownt my chang
i olways gets ript off,
RCb...I hope you didn't get your education in Clifton...???
cliftonite

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Bre wrote:
Ibelieve kids need to express themselves.I understand it will make life easier but a child needs to express theselves.At least make it optinal.FOr example most childs parents cant keep up with the styes so they have an option to have uniforms.NO TO UNIFORMS!!!
Some of the benefits of uniforms far outweigh the arguments against the. Gang colors (and the are everywhere) would be gone. Those who have used them declare that 80% of those schools see a decline in inproper activities in the classroom. Over half of principals surveys nationally agree they have a positive impact.Over 75% of the schools noted a reduction in peer pressure after adopting the uniforms.Former President Clinton in a major address praised the use of uniforms in Long Beach.And no one should get anything for FREE. If it's based on free lunch numbers they are so phoney cause they are not reviewed by anyone. It's a farce that Clifton schools continue to let happen as do other schools. THere sould be 100% review so the Federal government could save money that in turn can be given to the schools to reduce the tax burden that is hurting so many homeowners in New Jersey.Telling families that a certain color shirt/blouse and certain color(s) for slacks will SAVE folks money. Anyone that knows how much school clothes cost today will understand that simple math. Start with K-5 NOW and in six years everyone will be use to the system.
CRG

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Oh yes to UNIFORMS!! Unity all the way! Uniforms would create a sense of equality among the students and a sense that you belong somewhere. This feeling of equality makes the school environment safer, happy and positive.

Student are more concerned with material belongings and the next fashion fad, rather than the importance of schooling & education. You can still have the chance to wear whatever you want on weekends and if you do stuff after school, but don't have to buy as much.

And for parents that say NO to Uniforms maybe. It's desperately much more difficult to implement uniforms in high schools, and even middle schools, for student resistance is much, much higher. But can prevent:
•Decorations (including tattoos) that are symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that convey crude, vulgar, profane, violent, gang-related, sexually explicit or suggestive messages
•Large or baggy clothes (this prohibition can be used to keep students from excessive "sagging")
•Holes in clothes
•Scarves, curlers, bandanas or sweatbands inside of school buildings (exceptions are made for religious attire)
•Visible undergarments
•Strapless garments
•Bare midriffs, immodestly low-cut necklines or bare backs
•Tights, leggings, bike shorts, swim suits or pajamas as outerwear
•Visible piercings, except in the ear
•Dog collars, tongue rings and studs, wallet chains, large hair picks, or chains that connect one part of the body to another
•focus away from appearances over designer jeans, jackets, or sneakers.

And who can't afford, a complete school uniform of top and bottom at Wal-Mart will normally cost around $25.
Uniforms means more to develop as a person and distinguish yourself as an individual that way instead of lamely relying on clothes to be seen as unique/ be accepted by peers.

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The best argument to the uniform policy is that this is America not Nazi Germany or any other communist country. Yes gang are a problem EVERYWHERE by implementing a uniform policy you're not getting rid of the problem your just putting a Band-Aid on the problem during school hours. If your worried about gangs then take your complaint to the police and demand that they actually do their jobs. There's seminars out there given by state troopers on gang identification. Spend my tax dollars sending teachers & staff to these seminars furring the summer vacations. Uniforms are because our teachers, police & city government are lazy and don't want to do their jobs. By implementing uniforms to our children at an early age you getting them accustomed to prison attire and implanting in their mind-set the separation between the government & its people. Clifton has a lot of more pressing problems than school uniforms. One more argument I have is if the students wear uniforms so should the staff starting at the board of education down & for the same reasons they want to implement them on our children.
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<quoted text>Some of the benefits of uniforms far outweigh the arguments against the. Gang colors (and the are everywhere) would be gone. Those who have used them declare that 80% of those schools see a decline in inproper activities in the classroom. Over half of principals surveys nationally agree they have a positive impact.Over 75% of the schools noted a reduction in peer pressure after adopting the uniforms.Former President Clinton in a major address praised the use of uniforms in Long Beach.And no one should get anything for FREE. If it's based on free lunch numbers they are so phoney cause they are not reviewed by anyone. It's a farce that Clifton schools continue to let happen as do other schools. THere sould be 100% review so the Federal government could save money that in turn can be given to the schools to reduce the tax burden that is hurting so many homeowners in New Jersey.Telling families that a certain color shirt/blouse and certain color(s) for slacks will SAVE folks money. Anyone that knows how much school clothes cost today will understand that simple math. Start with K-5 NOW and in six years everyone will be use to the system.
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Don't you people remember that you were once children and we survived. I know for a fact that back when I went to school we(the students) would of stood united and not allowed it(granted I didn't grow up in Clifton and we weren't mindless sheep either). If you're say that students won't be worrying about the latest trend and pay attention to their schoolwork, then you're admitting to being bad parents. Once again we went through that same crap and we made it. We're supposed to make things better for our kids not worse. Involve yourself in your community DEMAND that our police do their jobs. Lets get the teachers to actually help make our students smarter.
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Don't know where you come from but blaming the Police and the City Government and Teachers bla bla bla What about the parents who let their kids dress like this. It's sure not only Clifton as a matter of fact maybe Clifton is a step above many places when it comes to dress--LOOK IN THE MIRROR and judge your attitude about kids growing up in todays society. They need old world schooling and this generation of parents have lost it in general. THINK!
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cliftonsown wrote:
Don't know where you come from but blaming the Police and the City Government and Teachers bla bla bla What about the parents who let their kids dress like this. It's sure not only Clifton as a matter of fact maybe Clifton is a step above many places when it comes to dress--LOOK IN THE MIRROR and judge your attitude about kids growing up in todays society. They need old world schooling and this generation of parents have lost it in general. THINK!
Couldn't agree more. Parents need to step up to the plate and do their job. It's not an easy job just do the best you can. Kids like leadership from the ones that love them the most.YOU!
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Bre wrote:
Ibelieve kids need to express themselves.I understand it will make life easier but a child needs to express theselves.At least make it optinal.FOr example most childs parents cant keep up with the styes so they have an option to have uniforms.NO TO UNIFORMS!!!
Children can express themselves at home and on the weekends. I wore uniforms for 12 years of private school and it was wonderful. No peer pressure of clothing and much much less expense for parents.
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ELIZA wrote:
Way to waste time and money with uniforms. we need other changes indone to the schools. it's so sad that the board of education is focusing on something that isn't going to help us in life. i understand that students sometimes do not follow the school code but that has nothing to do with learning. Kids need help with life choices and problems that cross our minds. i, myself am a student that goes to clifton high school so i know what im talking about.
Uniforms are not a waste of money. They teach children to dress correctly for a learning enviorment. I do not know how they learn now looking at the attire some students wear !
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I agree with the comment above.Kids are being challenged and distracted by fashion most of the time.We need to teach this generation how to dress and maybe the focus will be on the books not on the girls thongs or the boys boxers. I fully agree with the school uniforms. I think it will help everyone emotionally and financially .
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They voted them down -so for now it's over. I hope they enforce the dress code we have now-hope the Principals do their job and make sure it's enforced. Especially at CHS! Proper dress does make a difference especially when people pass and see what kids look like on the way home or to school.

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