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Broward County's uniform rules in elementary, middle schools ma...

There are 95 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 15, 2008, titled Broward County's uniform rules in elementary, middle schools ma.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Some Broward elementary and middle school students could soon find it easier to dress as they wish instead of wearing required uniforms, while parents of high school students may be empowered to mandate ...

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Floriduh

Hollywood, FL

#1 Jan 15, 2008
no child letf behind = lets punish smart kids
Tony A

Miami, FL

#2 Jan 15, 2008
I guess the idiots being the school board are thinking again. Uniform is the way to go.

Oh, I am sorry, that poor johnny and mary should have rights and etc. Low tops, dropped pants.

Oh, wow, lets not offend anybody. Get a freaking life.

The educated board need to get a life. The school system is in trouble.

The YOUNG DON'T KNOW and the OLD FORGET. Thats the parents and board.

If your offended then its YOU.
allahbunchacrap

Deerfield Beach, FL

#3 Jan 15, 2008
why should they force students to wear uniforms??? If they can dress anyway they want it makes it easier for some nut with a gun to get on the campus grounds that much easier and use students and faculty for target practice with their ak-47s. Oh- but the aclu stands up for those people to have their right to bear arms. We need a good massacre on some school campus here in south florida-usually those killers dont wear school uniforms
Digusted

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Jan 16, 2008
Leave it to that whimp Bob Parks to want to skip over this. Not that he would risk his political ass to tackle any significant issues
SOUTH FLORIDA NO MORE

Charlotte, NC

#6 Jan 16, 2008
SOUTH FLORIDA IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. THE LIBERALS HAVE DESTROYED IT. KIDS NEED TO BE IN UNIFORM. UNIFORMS ARE THE FIRST STEP TO STOPPING GANGS FROM INFLUENCING WITH THEIR COLORS. WE GET WHAT WE ASK FOR. UNIFORMS ALSO MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO HIDE AN AK47 OR OTHER ASSAULT RIFFLE. THE LIBERALS, ACLU AND OTHER COMMUNIST GROUPS WILL CONTINUE TO DESTROY THIS ONCE GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. LORD HELP US.
Hillary08

United States

#7 Jan 16, 2008
One of the primary factors in requiring uniforms is that it is a form of discipline.

Its pretty obvious to all but the school board that allowing students to opt out of wearing uniforms defeats the purpose of the requirement.
Ozz

United States

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Instead of uniforms, they should put the little p.ricks into chain gangs for the day!
The Analyst

Lake Worth, FL

#9 Jan 16, 2008
As soon as I saw that the ACLUE was behind this, it all makes sense. This is just another case of whitey tryin to keep a brotha down!
formerahspatriot sfan

Spartanburg, SC

#10 Jan 16, 2008
Oh, I am so glad my kids are in private schools. Put them ALL in uniforms. from k-12. It is neater, they are cheaper, and safer as in teachers/staff can pick out who does not belong. Kids with shirts tucked in are way less likely to hide weapons. The problem is the school board caters to parents. Our kids are guaranteed only a free public education. The Constitution says nothing about the freedom to dress like hookers and thugs. Don't like it? There's always homeschooling. Then little Johnny can have the freedom to wear what he wants.
Here comes the ACLU

Lake Worth, FL

#11 Jan 16, 2008
Alan Ehrlich, an attorney representing the ACLU, said the group supports policy reform. "Schools that want to adopt uniform programs, fine," Ehrlich said. "All we are doing is trying to stand up for the fundamental rights for those families" who oppose mandatory uniforms.

Oh, yeah, here we go...ACLU. They'll fight to keep the 'right' to have your pants hang below your underwear too.
Here comes the ACLU

Lake Worth, FL

#12 Jan 16, 2008
I teach and I will offer you a GUARANTEE that crime in schools and violence WILL increase if you take the religious reasons only stipulation out of the school uniform waiver.
Children have been shot for the simple reason of wearing red or blue (gang colors) or because they wouldn't give up their sneakers. The ACLU is the worst thing to happen for the rights of ALL; they're only for the rights of the few squeaky wheels. They do not speak for the majority; they ARE OPPRESSORS.
only in sofla

Miami Beach, FL

#13 Jan 16, 2008
Mandatory Uniforms: What's the sense, in making it so if you can opt not to wear them.
Parrothead

Lynwood, CA

#14 Jan 16, 2008
Right now in middle school, there is a uniform policy that is striclty enforced by the hardcore disciplinarian teachers (and nobody else) just another weapon in the intimidation arsenal, but the kids are allowed to wear flip flops??? Look, you see my username is "Parrothead," I am all for flip-flops, but they are not appropriate, they are in fact dangerous, in the classroom. We had two parents and a student take their toenails off with a heavy door (same one) and the schools are so overcrowded at passing period that it poses yet another safety issue. Sometimes I think these board members are "dead from the neck up." They've got girls in skin tight polos, belly buttons on display, skirts up to their crack, painted up like a hooker, and boys wearing their khaki uniforms five sizes too big and sagging down to their knees. Good grief!
disgusted

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Jan 16, 2008
You need to keep the uniforms.....it is a security factor, takes the peer pressure off kids, makes the teachers look at the faces of the kids rather than what they wear......I could go on.....don't give in and get rid of them for the minority. Waivers are a "rpa" and tie up at least one person ALL day to process them. What a WASTE of money that would be. Thanks for listening.
Bob

Hollywood, FL

#16 Jan 16, 2008
Our society is doomed. Why the hell do we have schools? I thought kids go to school to also learn the fundamental rules of society that include things like neatness and order. It looks like the liberals and the kids want to make the rules and run the schools. Thats fine with me as long as libs and the kids pay for the schools - instead of my tax money.
NEAT APPEARANCE

Hialeah, FL

#17 Jan 16, 2008
Uniforms are a good choice. At least The kids are not looking like slobs and look presentable.
John Thomas

Jonas Ridge, NC

#18 Jan 16, 2008
Is this a case of "they won't obey the rules so we will change them?"
That's what we do at home isn't it?
Well there will be no need for rules shortly because no one will obey them, then there will be no need for boards, then perhaps we can get some tax relief because their won't be anything to spend our tax dollars on.
That is when they decide they don't want to go to school and the parents won't make them.
It's only a rule.
Joe Small

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Jan 16, 2008
THE SCHOOL BOARD IS WEAK.FIRST CELL PHONES ALLOWED IN SCHOOL,THEN FLIP FLOPS.NOW THE UNIFORM IS TO STRICT.BARTLEMAN GIVE US A BREAK.IF A STUDENT BREAKS THE RULES THAT STUDENT SHOULD BE YANKED FROM CLASS.THE SCHOOL BOARD IS A JOKE 3 HOURS ON THIS.
What a load of crap

Miami, FL

#20 Jan 16, 2008
I have 2 kids in a Broward County Public School. I am so thankfull that they wear uniforms. Its easier to get them dressed in the morning and its easier to buy for. Also, I remember way back when there was no uniforms and if you didnt wear the right this or the right that, you were made fun of alot and uniforms put an end to that crap. There should be no expemption period.

Since: Aug 07

South Florida

#21 Jan 16, 2008
There are many reasons for the uniform policy. One is that if all kids are dressed uniformly there is no room for taunting about the clothing brands of each other.And no gang colors- symbols etc can be snuck around. I have 4 kids and the most importnat reason I see for uniforms is that faculty know when they see a person without uniform that they should not be on campus and they stop and question them. Kids have to learn at some age that there are appropraite dress for certain occasions, school may as well be one of them. Uniforms also make it easier to dress in the mornings, no argument about what to wear- just change the color of the shirt and you're ready to go. I am all for uniform policy. It not only makes my job easier ( in getting them ready ) but it adds to their level of confidence when all classmate sare on the same level. Samantha cannot brag to Oliva that her clothes are more expensive because her mommy shops at Neiman Marcus. Kids do not need to be focused on fashion in school.

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