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

OK, who isn't tired of this debate? Clearly, it's time to end the period of finger-pointing, name-calling and general hostility. Full Story
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Since: Apr 08

Butler, New Jersey

#21 Mar 16, 2010
amy wrote:
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
Does not allow students to be individuals, instead uniforms demand conformity, rather then individualism and creativeness.
NWGuy

Kent, WA

#22 Mar 17, 2010
2008bill wrote:
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Does not allow students to be individuals, instead uniforms demand conformity, rather then individualism and creativeness.

LOL -

I'd add that uniforms restrict the teaching of materialism. And, perhaps even worse, they might even put at risk the elements of total disrespect that are so important to the educational experience.

Since: Apr 08

Butler, New Jersey

#23 Mar 17, 2010
NWGuy wrote:
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LOL -
I'd add that uniforms restrict the teaching of materialism. And, perhaps even worse, they might even put at risk the elements of total disrespect that are so important to the educational experience.
He said that he already had enough negative points NWGuy, I was trying to help with some Pros like he asked. Can't you come up with one postiive thing? Or are you that closed minded? LOL!
NWGuy

Kent, WA

#24 Mar 17, 2010
2008bill wrote:
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He said that he already had enough negative points NWGuy, I was trying to help with some Pros like he asked. Can't you come up with one postiive thing? Or are you that closed minded? LOL!
Hey - I assumed you were being sarcastic. Clothing choice gets used to show group membership, not individuality, doesn't it?

Since: Apr 08

Butler, New Jersey

#25 Mar 17, 2010
NWGuy wrote:
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Hey - I assumed you were being sarcastic. Clothing choice gets used to show group membership, not individuality, doesn't it?
I guess you could say that if everyone wore the same outfit, but wouldn't that be just like wearing uniforms? LOL!
uniformhaterzz

Chicago, IL

#26 May 20, 2010
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE CRAP AND DONT HELP ANYONE AT ALL I THINK SCHOOLZ SHOULD STOP SHITTING AROUND AND LET US WHERE WANT WE WANT! BELIEVE ME IM A TEEN AND IF U DONT CONTROL US BY THE GOOD WAY WERE GOIN TO CONTROL OURSELVES BY THE BAD WAY!!! lolzz kk bii =)

Since: Apr 08

Butler, New Jersey

#27 May 20, 2010
uniformhaterzz wrote:
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE CRAP AND DONT HELP ANYONE AT ALL I THINK SCHOOLZ SHOULD STOP SHITTING AROUND AND LET US WHERE WANT WE WANT! BELIEVE ME IM A TEEN AND IF U DONT CONTROL US BY THE GOOD WAY WERE GOIN TO CONTROL OURSELVES BY THE BAD WAY!!! lolzz kk bii =)
Gee, thanks for the comment, what do you plan on doing "if" you graduate??
Kennedy

Calgary, Canada

#28 Nov 2, 2011
I have been to both a school with a uniform and without - and frankly uniforms are overrated. There is still bullying at any school, and in a way, more at schools that require uniforms. Bullies look harder to find things to make fun of making them more judgemental. The division between schools is enhanced so kids don't mix with students beyond their school doors.
tyler

Sydney, Australia

#29 Jan 24, 2012
kelly wrote:
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
Well, I can't be individual, its just to fund money on the school, I think, we should ATLEAST, meet half way, like mabie high heals can't be past a certain height, I understand that's saftey , though if think about it, uniforms where used by the natsis, and there used by prisoners, I think that we should beable to look how we want, there takeing away our individuality and self identity, allso, I think its a just a way to get more money from the parents, teachers are going over board with the rules, there was a collage study there they hired actors to dress up like cops and prisoners, THE COPS ENED UP BASHING UP THE PRISONERS, its a way of degradeing students, I think insted of degradeing students, they should work with students, obviously there whole degradeing thing isn't working...
the h man

Hollywood, FL

#36 Jan 28, 2012
i hate uniformes i think its a waste of time while others think it makes us "smarter" well i dosent its actually one of the main reasons school is boaring we should be able to exprease ourselves no mater whats the cost i think we should go to the streets and protest whoever is with me go out and do it

“Tell the truth, then run”

Since: Mar 11

New York, NY

#37 Jan 28, 2012
Fact: In life, you must sometimes wear clothing you may not want.
Wearing a school uniform can be seen as preparation for real life.If you're a teenager looking for a job,most of the time it'll be at a place where you'll have to wear a uniform.For example: at a movie theater buying or collecting tickets,or at the concession stand; fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King,etc...; salesperson in places like Target,Wal-mart,Blockbuster, etc...Once out of school, depending on your job, you might have to wear a uniform.Jobs in the business world don't require a uniform per se, but do require a suit to be worn.This is also the case in the field of law.Show up to court in casual street clothes to argue a case and you'll get thrown out. Want to be a doctor?A nurse? EMT?You'll have to wear a uniform.Want to be a Fireman?Policeman?You'll have to wear a uniform.Want to be a pilot? Flight attendant?You'll have to wear a uniform.Even as a janitor, you'll have to wear a uniform.Want to play pro-sports player? That's right,you must wear the uniform.Electricians, plumbers and technicians usually wear uniforms as well.Do I even HAVE to mention the military? Point is, uniforms are a part of life, so kids better get used to them.Rebellious kids will especially have to get used to them,because if they end up in prison, guess what they'll be wearing?

Being against school uniforms because of self expression is a lame excuse, I would even say it's invalid.How do you think people expressed themselves when the fashion industry didn't exist? Did you forget that in the past, people often had perhaps 2 maybe 3 outfits at most?And these outfits looked similar.If kids don't know how to express themselves any other way except through their clothing, you've failed as a parent.And by the way, most kids "expressing" themselves through clothing do so by dressing like everyone else.

Since: Apr 08

Butler, New Jersey

#39 Feb 4, 2012
iamwhoiamm wrote:
Fact: In life, you must sometimes wear clothing you may not want.
Wearing a school uniform can be seen as preparation for real life.If you're a teenager looking for a job,most of the time it'll be at a place where you'll have to wear a uniform.For example: at a movie theater buying or collecting tickets,or at the concession stand; fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King,etc...; salesperson in places like Target,Wal-mart,Blockbuster, etc...Once out of school, depending on your job, you might have to wear a uniform.Jobs in the business world don't require a uniform per se, but do require a suit to be worn.This is also the case in the field of law.Show up to court in casual street clothes to argue a case and you'll get thrown out. Want to be a doctor?A nurse? EMT?You'll have to wear a uniform.Want to be a Fireman?Policeman?You'll have to wear a uniform.Want to be a pilot? Flight attendant?You'll have to wear a uniform.Even as a janitor, you'll have to wear a uniform.Want to play pro-sports player? That's right,you must wear the uniform.Electricians, plumbers and technicians usually wear uniforms as well.Do I even HAVE to mention the military? Point is, uniforms are a part of life, so kids better get used to them.Rebellious kids will especially have to get used to them,because if they end up in prison, guess what they'll be wearing?
Being against school uniforms because of self expression is a lame excuse, I would even say it's invalid.How do you think people expressed themselves when the fashion industry didn't exist? Did you forget that in the past, people often had perhaps 2 maybe 3 outfits at most?And these outfits looked similar.If kids don't know how to express themselves any other way except through their clothing, you've failed as a parent.And by the way, most kids "expressing" themselves through clothing do so by dressing like everyone else.
Very well written and supported explanation. Thanks for sharing.
Bailey

Fort Thomas, KY

#40 Dec 11, 2012
I think that uniforms suck. my school doesnt have one but i walk by a school that does, and every time i go by and there are kids out, they stare at me all funny. i think they might be jealous, and hate uniforms.

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