EDITORIAL: It's time to give up fight against school uniforms

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OK, who isn't tired of this debate? Clearly, it's time to end the period of finger-pointing, name-calling and general hostility.

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your mom

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school uniforms rock
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School uniforms don't help anyone in anyway and just makes the whole school experience worse.
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i think that we should be able to express our selfs
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I think we should be able to express our-selfs through our clothing
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What happened to parental responsibility? What happened to parents setting high standards for acceptable behavior from their children? The problem is that 'parents' are really kids who are bitter about messing up their own lives. They are making the schools and communtities pay for their mistakes by spitting out children they can't support and children to whom they will not teach basic ideas regarding responsibility, respect and honesty. Uniforms will not solve these issues that are at the crux of our problems in schools and beyond.
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my name is kelly, im a student and am writing a paper against school uniforms.
any ideas?
i understand uniforms benfit some, but what about those who live off individuality?
well just comment in responce to this one :).

thanks,
kelly
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The uniforms aren' t the problem.

The schools are the problem.

The incompetent teachers and overpaid unaccountable administraters
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Fashion wrote:
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School uniforms suck
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Good day to everyone. In my point of view, there shouldn't be school uniforms. Uniforms only show that you are a student in a particular school/college/university. If we're talking about security, some say uniforms keep the school safe from outsiders. But, isn't it possible to keep the school safe without uniforms? I mean, it is possible. Just as long as the school has a really strict security system. Especially when it comes to checking I.D. What's important is the I.D not the uniform. If you think of it, an outsider could go in the school easily with a uniform even without an I.D, some would think he/she really goes to school there. Even security wouldn't even bother to check the I.D. On the other hand, going in without uniform but with an I.D, security might check you at first, but, once they see a valid I.D then they are sure that you go to that particular school. If school uniforms are to be banned, security system of schools should be tighter.

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614goon wrote:
The uniforms aren' t the problem.
The schools are the problem.
I agree with you. Schools are the primary problem not the uniforms. This is just a very poor issue to be focused on. Before the students go rallying against school uniforms, why not think of other way to solve school problems, such as administration, student discipline and alike. School uniform is a lame issue to be put on fire.

Thinking it deeply, school uniforms are not just merely about the school earning from it but it is actually a way to discipline students. Students who wear uniform must learn simplicity, humility and respect to authority. Following the school's requirement for school uniform trains the students to be good citizens. Also, wearing school uniforms give pride and identity to the school.

School uniforms on the negative side is a financial burden. The school sometimes give unreasonable price for it.

As a student, I am already in college yet, I am still required to wear uniform. This then, make the uniform issue big for me but I do not bother at alot because what I am more concerned with is the school system and education that I am paying for.

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Uniforms give a sense of unity and support in learning discipline. Just like the military, children must learn to conform to the rules and policies of the institution called "school." Uniforms take the strain off parents that have children who might put more emphsis on what brand their clothes are, than who they are, and where they want to be in their lives when they become adults. Education is a critical factor in determining ones long term potential. Once we get past 1. basic needs, safety, security, food and shelter, 2. Instrinsic needs (feeling loved, and sharing love, feeling worthwhile about myself, belonging etc.) education and learning independence are the most important factors that determine success or failure in life. Uniforms help to reach the real goals, by taking away the distraction (of clothes) in the educational envoronment.
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Good day to everyone. My name is Christian Lao.I am a second year college student at the University of Santo Tomas currently taking up Elementary Education Major in Special Education. In my point of view, there shouldn't be school uniforms. Uniforms only show that you are a student in a particular school/college/university. If we're talking about security, some say uniforms keep the school safe from outsiders. But, isn't it possible to keep the school safe without uniforms? I mean, it is possible. Just as long as the school has a really strict security system. Especially when it comes to checking I.D. What's important is the I.D not the uniform. If you think of it, an outsider could go in the school easily with a uniform even without an I.D, some would think he/she really goes to school there. Even security wouldn't even bother to check the I.D. On the other hand, going in without uniform but with an I.D, security might check you at first, but, once they see a valid I.D then they are sure that you go to that particular school. If school uniforms are to be banned, security system of schools should be tighter.
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Unforms are good in terms of security and it gives unity to the community of the school however it is usually uncomfortable for the students.
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I think that school uniforms are not a good way to stop gangs and violence and teasing. Gangs will still start and teasing will still probably go on. Clothes aren't the only thing you could be teased about. Kids should be allowed to express themselves. What ever happened to freedom?
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I think everyone misses a big point here. My stand point on this issue is it goes against the first amendment. It is illegal to tell people what they have to wear in a public institution. In private schools you are bound within a contract. Further more who is anyone to call clothing a distraction. Clothing is one of the ways my children express whpo they are. That right will never be taken away from them. They can show there creativity through it and LEARN to make decisions on there own. School is not just about scholastic education, its also a place to descover your self and learn how people react to decisions you make. Its a general "grow up" place. My child will not grow up a drone thinking school sucks. They will enjoy it just as I did.

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Anthony wrote:
I think everyone misses a big point here. My stand point on this issue is it goes against the first amendment. It is illegal to tell people what they have to wear in a public institution. In private schools you are bound within a contract. Further more who is anyone to call clothing a distraction.
I am. Clothes become a distraction when kids judge each other by what they wear, or can afford versus WHO they are and what they can do. The have's and the have nots can be an unecessary distraction when children are supposed to be getting an education, not modeling the latest styles. They can do that outside of school.
Anthony wrote:
Clothing is one of the ways my children express who they are. That right will never be taken away from them. They can show there creativity through it and LEARN to make decisions on there own.
I agree with sentence 2 and sentenance 3 above, but sentence one"Clothing is one of the ways my children express who they are' I don't quite agree with. I could look like a slob wearing abercrombie or Fox, just as well as a school uniform. I can be myself and express who I am through my words and my actions. The clothes that I wear are just clothes, things that can be bought. Expression of myself, my character, integrity, loyalty, trustworthiness, friendliness, kindness, courage all come from inside me, and have to be experienced by those whom I come into contact with, not just seen
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School is not just about scholastic education, its also a place to descover your self and learn how people react to decisions you make. Its a general "grow up" place. My child will not grow up a drone thinking school sucks. They will enjoy it just as I did.
If my child would think that school sucks because he/she could not wear her own clothes, I would feel I had failed as a parent.
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hi

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Mar 10, 2010
 
Hi_Man_5000 wrote:
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Very profound post!
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Mar 16, 2010
 
heyya kelly u might not no me but im amy n i am a student at primary school going to high school this year and i am writing a letter forv and against skool uniform n i have loads of ideas for n i just need some ideas for against anyone got any let me no soon as possible plz

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