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Posted 7/27/09
i don't care much about it...i was used to wearing it in the Philippines, then when i got here in U.S. students complain a lot about it . It's not such a bad thing. i still have to wear the army uniform every tuesdays.
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Posted 7/28/09 , edited 7/28/09
no school uniforms here.

It would never get accepted because it would be too much of a rape on our integrity
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Posted 7/30/09
There is nothing bad about wearing uniform. It takes less attention of what people are wearing. I don't think it made much of a difference with the performance of students. I didn't like it at first. I felt like i shouldn't be wearing something that made me stand out so much.

By the time I finished my 4 years in high school I thought "Wow, when I'm going to attend college I'm actually going to have to worry about what clothes I'm wearing!" I loved waking up in the morning and just throwing on my uniform. I didn't need to stand at my closet and figure out "What should I wear?"

If a student doesn't care for themselves like there hygiene and just to put there clothes in the wash so they have clean uniform for the next week your peers will notice.

Cost wise... its not cheap getting uniform. And if your the person that stays with the new tends then you'll be spending a lot. You have to remember your growing which means more expensive uniform.

School befit from students buying the uniform. They get some money out of it.

BUTTTTT in the end I loved the uniform. Made my life easier Those late mornings rushing to school being late... memories haha I'll miss it
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Now that I'm in high school, I really miss uniforms. It was so easy when I didn't have to choose what to wear and accessorize with the next morning.
The only reason I'm not really 100% for them is how awful some of the uniforms codes are. One new school that went up in my district requires that both boys and girls wear khaki pants and polo shirts. In my opinion, khaki pants are not attractive at all. Instead of giving student a nice, organized appearance, one might look even frumpy in a polo/khaki combo -_-
(I know that from experience, lol)
Besides, I like how many uniform skirts allow girls to look distinguished and feminine at the same time =) Nice ironed pants in a dark color with a cotton shirt look nice on any gender, too =D
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I like uniforms for their many pros, including the way the help students to save time in the morning and how organized they make them appear.
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Posted 9/23/09
my school uniform sucks =_=
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Posted 9/27/09

SeraphAlford wrote:
[...]Considering that Japan is a tiny archipelago with a minute population compared to many other nations, and relies on America for military and disaster control, I think this is impressive. I accredit their success to their cultural ethos of discipline. I think we should emulate their sucsess.


Actually, Japan is the eleventh most populous nation (out of over two hundred countries) in the world, and they don'T exactly have a "minute population". They do have their own military - it doesn't work the same as the American military, but they aren't helpless, and do have their own disaster relief organisations as well. They also have their own labs and groups that watch for earthquakes, tsunami, etc.


Getting back on topic, I'm of two minds about school uniforms. Yes, there are good things that come out of them, but they are not always cheaper than buying regular clothes. Where I'm from is fairly low-income; only the private schools have uniforms. Many of my classmates from my (public) high school would not have been able to afford the cost of a uniform at the prices I have seen form them in the region. My family wouldn't have been able to afford them, either.

At the same time, if there had been a uniform requirement, there would have been less bullying going on at my school(s). I don'T know about the improvement or lack thereof of grades, as I have seen studies that say both that grades improve with uniforms, and that grades stay the same with uniforms.
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Posted 9/27/09
I had to wear a school uniform from the age of 10 onwards, and it never bothered me.

IMO school uniforms are a good idea. If nothing else, if everyone is wearing the same clothes no-one is going to get picked on for wearing unfashionable clothes. They also mean that there are no grey areas in what people can and can't wear (eg. if someone turned up in something potentially offensive) which makes life easier for the staff.
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tsukiyuuki wrote:

Actually, Japan is the eleventh most populous nation (out of over two hundred countries) in the world, and they don'T exactly have a "minute population". They do have their own military - it doesn't work the same as the American military, but they aren't helpless, and do have their own disaster relief organisations as well. They also have their own labs and groups that watch for earthquakes, tsunami, etc.


Japan's population IS minute as compared to other nations, like China, India, or the United States. These are the three most populated nations, and I happen to be a denizen of the third. So, as compared to my nation Japan’s population is tiny. Japan does have a military and disaster control but Japan spends less the 1% of its GDP on the defence force. In terms of spending by GDP that means the Japanese military is ranked 150 in the world, according to the CIA World Fact Book.

Japan's population is minute compared to many other nations, and the gap is quantum in proportion. The point is that, Japan's got a smaller population and less land than a lot of nations but it has at the same time it's more productive and has the strongest technological economy in the world, saving the US.



Getting back on topic, I'm of two minds about school uniforms. Yes, there are good things that come out of them, but they are not always cheaper than buying regular clothes. Where I'm from is fairly low-income; only the private schools have uniforms. Many of my classmates from my (public) high school would not have been able to afford the cost of a uniform at the prices I have seen form them in the region. My family wouldn't have been able to afford them, either.

At the same time, if there had been a uniform requirement, there would have been less bullying going on at my school(s). I don'T know about the improvement or lack thereof of grades, as I have seen studies that say both that grades improve with uniforms, and that grades stay the same with uniforms.


I’ve attended both private and public schools in my life and school uniforms are not any more expensive than regular clothes. Actually, they’re cheaper. With regular, daily clothes you have to own a wardrobe. With uniforms nobody worries about what you wear because everybody wears the same thing every day. Given that you’re willing to do laundry every day you only really need ONE uniform, as compared to a different attire everyday in a public school.
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Posted 9/27/09

SeraphAlford wrote:

[...]Japan's population is minute compared to many other nations[...]


As compared to ten other nations only; I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this because I don't consider ten to be all that many.



I’ve attended both private and public schools in my life and school uniforms are not any more expensive than regular clothes. Actually, they’re cheaper. With regular, daily clothes you have to own a wardrobe. With uniforms nobody worries about what you wear because everybody wears the same thing every day. Given that you’re willing to do laundry every day you only really need ONE uniform, as compared to a different attire everyday in a public school.


Maybe where you're from uniforms were cheaper, but they certainly weren't where I'm from, and I tried to make it clear that I was speaking from my own experience/region - perhaps I didn't. Also, if you don't have the time to do laundry every day or can't afford to pay the water/electric bill if you do, then you would need more than one uniform (or if, as I have seen at some private schools, school policy requires you to own more than one uniform). Personally and locally, that sort of thing would have been a concern.

Uniforms also don't entirely negate the need for a wardrobe unless you plan on wearing it all day every day including weekends - which, personally, I have to say I wouldn't be so keen on, especially if it was winter (besides which, skirts/dress pants aren't exactly good winter wear here, haha). Maybe one would need fewer clothes, or maybe one wouldn't - I think it would depend on if someone is "into" clothes and stuff. Personally, I wore pretty much the same thing whether it was a school day or not - I wasn't exactly interested in the in clothes, nor could I have afforded them even if I had been - and the same was true for a lot of people I went to school with.

I hope it isn't coming across as if I'm saying that pro-uniform people are wrong, because that isn't what I'm saying at all. I'm just saying that where I grew up, there are just as many cons as pros for uniforms (especially since several major employers have closed or downsized in the last few years, leaving almost a thousand more people in my county unemployed), perhaps even more cons. I think this is one of those things where the region you're in can make all the difference.
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tsukiyuuki wrote:

As compared to ten other nations only; I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this because I don't consider ten to be all that many.


Yadda-yadda, now you're just toying with semantics.
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Posted 9/27/09
I have to wear a uniform to school everyday...T^T Its actually not that bad, but i would prefer wearing normal clothes to school.
Posted 9/28/09
I've wore uniforms all my school life (kg1 till High school Junior/grade 9 - present) and so have everyone else in this country. It has it's advantages too.
Imagine a student wearing the same clothing 2+ times a week. S/He would probably get bullied at school.
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Posted 9/28/09 , edited 9/28/09
I loph my uniform when i was in school,..at least i didn't neet to stand in front of my cupboard for along times just to think what clothes i should wear today,...huh!!!!
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Posted 10/13/09
..as for me.. school uniform rocks!!!! at least, i don't have some problem in choosing my attire for the day.. and i like its style.. at least it will be fair to everyone wearing it... and it marks the school we're in.. most of all the course we have...
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Posted 10/14/09
Id rather dress in cloths that i like and uniforms arent one of them lol but uniforms can be kind of cute yhey make one look some what mature.
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