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Posted 4/17/10
I had no school uniform in Hungary. After I've come to the UK, I mentioned it to a number of people how ridiculous I find uniforms. I have been told it is to prevent children from comparing clothing and thus to protect those from a poor background. Now, I have to say that this is a remarkable load of rubbish. Children who want to take the piss out of their less fortunate peers will do so and uniforms are not stopping them. Clothes are often not indicative of wealth and this is much more obvious in certain subcultures.
Posted 4/22/10
when i used to live California, in my old elementary school, we had school uniforms.
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Posted 4/23/10
Where I live basically all schools require uniform.
It's expensive and imo a waste of money. x_X
Posted 4/26/10

DerfelCadarn wrote:

I had no school uniform in Hungary. After I've come to the UK, I mentioned it to a number of people how ridiculous I find uniforms. I have been told it is to prevent children from comparing clothing and thus to protect those from a poor background. Now, I have to say that this is a remarkable load of rubbish. Children who want to take the piss out of their less fortunate peers will do so and uniforms are not stopping them. Clothes are often not indicative of wealth and this is much more obvious in certain subcultures.
Indeed, for that would suggest school uniform is just cosmetic; it only covers up the social prejudice among the wealthy and the poor, not to solve it.

Furthermore, it only encourages more status display of wealth among students other than the clothes that they wear.
Posted 4/27/10
To be honest, I don't really care. It's just uniform, I wore them all the time in school.
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Posted 5/5/10
I wore them as a Lad, and I found nothing objectable. School Uniform rid people of unnessary destraction as 'what should I wear this morning', eliminate class distinction base on appearances, and, also, prevents children wasting money following the latest fad.
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Posted 5/5/10
If you want to state you individualism, I am sure you can just do so with your personality and your action, not your clothing.
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Posted 5/8/10
Im in secondary school now but ive always had to wear one.It wouldnt be so bad if it wasent so ridiculously strict about it.I dont see how having black instead of navy should get people into trouble at my school.

In a way i guess their convinient as you dont have to worry about what to wear,but you are screwed if it gets dirty(mines got glue and paint on it that wont wash out).Also uniforms are not cheap,and mine cost 200 euros,and the mandatory school tracksuit i also had to buy was also 200 euros.Its not even a posh school or anything,so thats a downside in a reccesion.

Personally i dont think id do any worse academicly if i didnt wear a uniform.But at least you dont get picked on for what your wearing i suppose.
Posted 5/11/10
We wear school uniforms in our country, and I think it's okay. School uniforms promote equality to the students, and uniforms can distinguish a school from the other school.
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Posted 5/23/10
Back in my day we had plenty of Cuban girls that claimed the where models the skirts were so high just bending gave you a beaver shot. Some wore pantie's some did not, it did get out of control when 200 Lbs wore spadix dress some what gross in my opinion.
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Posted 5/27/10
I had to wear a uniform last year at my old school. it sucked. there was no originality or freedom to express yourself. But i do agree that it prolly does enhance performance and blah blah blah and alot of kids do get jumped cause of the shit they wear, but honestly to me, expressing and being yourself is wayyy more important then a few marks on a test....I mean the whole point of life is to be an individual and make your own path in life....how can you do tht if your forced to dress like everyone else?
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Posted 5/30/10
I completely agree with you. I would go one step farther generally wealth has not much to do with it. Some kids are probably just a mental mess and poor or wealthy, mental problems go across the board and do not discriminate
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Posted 5/30/10 , edited 5/30/10

Lovely-Paradox wrote:

I had to wear a uniform last year at my old school. it sucked. there was no originality or freedom to express yourself. But i do agree that it prolly does enhance performance and blah blah blah and alot of kids do get jumped cause of the shit they wear, but honestly to me, expressing and being yourself is wayyy more important then a few marks on a test....I mean the whole point of life is to be an individual and make your own path in life....how can you do tht if your forced to dress like everyone else?


You must be very superficial if you can only express yourself via following the latest mode of fashion. Back when I was a lad, people had personalities to make them individuals, and if the modern youth lack that, then how is wearing the latest fashion, a uniform in itself, going to make them individuals when they are anything but.
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Posted 5/30/10

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Lovely-Paradox wrote:

I had to wear a uniform last year at my old school. it sucked. there was no originality or freedom to express yourself. But i do agree that it prolly does enhance performance and blah blah blah and alot of kids do get jumped cause of the shit they wear, but honestly to me, expressing and being yourself is wayyy more important then a few marks on a test....I mean the whole point of life is to be an individual and make your own path in life....how can you do tht if your forced to dress like everyone else?


You must be very superficial if you can only express yourself via following the latest mode of fashion. Back when I was a lad, people had personalities to make them individuals, and if the modern youth lack that, then how is wearing the latest fashion, a uniform in itself, going to make them individuals when they are anything but.


I get your point but realy its not just about clothing, its freedom of expression.
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Posted 5/30/10

Lovely-Paradox wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


Lovely-Paradox wrote:

I had to wear a uniform last year at my old school. it sucked. there was no originality or freedom to express yourself. But i do agree that it prolly does enhance performance and blah blah blah and alot of kids do get jumped cause of the shit they wear, but honestly to me, expressing and being yourself is wayyy more important then a few marks on a test....I mean the whole point of life is to be an individual and make your own path in life....how can you do tht if your forced to dress like everyone else?


You must be very superficial if you can only express yourself via following the latest mode of fashion. Back when I was a lad, people had personalities to make them individuals, and if the modern youth lack that, then how is wearing the latest fashion, a uniform in itself, going to make them individuals when they are anything but.


I get your point but realy its not just about clothing, its freedom of expression.


Minors are not entitled to many of the rights, especially the right to free speech, press, and assembly. So, either with or without uniform, they are still not entitled to those rights. If they were, for example, we would be hearing the students curse the teachers out, adhere to more whorish forms of fashion, &c.
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