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Posted 1/12/16 , edited 1/12/16
Been reading up about school uniforms and dress codes for K to 12.

I think schools should have uniforms, or at least a strict dress code.

Back when I was in Taiwan, we were required to wear uniforms and clean up after ourselves. In elementary, we all wore the school's colors (red shirt with brown or black pants, girls could wear blue and white).

In junior high and high school in the states, dress code got much more lax and I saw some pretty odd fashion.

I'm of the opinion that schools are places dedicated to learning and that early discipline sets kids up to be responsible and efficient adults in the workplace. Uniforms/dress codes also take the guesswork out of the morning routine. You get dressed, eat breakfast, and go.

The opposition thinks uniforms stifle creativity and don't allow the expression of individuality. I don't think creativity is stifled by uniforms at all, and individuality may be expressed through more meaningful ways than dress. To me, school isn't the place to be focusing on unique clothing, anyway. School is where you go to learn and follow rules. School should be treated like work or like a military camp.

We all agree that colleges should not mandate such strict dress codes, but that's the only part we agreed on.


Do you think uniforms/dress codes are good for K to 12? How strictly should the rules be enforced?
Posted 1/12/16
School Uniforms arouses me. I wish I wore school uniforms.
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I mean I wouldn't care either way, I have been out of school for a while now. Nonetheless, even when I was in school I thought it would of been okay.
It saves on money, it stops bullying a little.

Some people might say that its stops their individualism, however they aren't nothing but sheep wearing the same thing as other people. Nothing but fakes.
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I am in favor of strict dress codes.

Way too many years in the military, and never once saw uniforms impeding individuality.

I've had children in school systems with a wide array of dress codes: a strict dress code made my life simpler.



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He's not allowed within 1000' of elementary or middle schools.
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I wouldn't mind uniforms. I used to say some nonsense about expression and all that.... but as a parent, I think uniforms would be a bit cheaper in the long run, and my girls (boy if I have one in the future) wouldn't feel in competition for popular clothes quite as much.

As someone else said, I was in the military and uniforms didn't do much to damper individuality. People were judged on character much more than clothing, though.
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Posted 1/12/16
Yes, because Sailor Suits
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NO >.> what am i saying, idc i'm outta school
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I wouldn't mind it, I started getting tired of people trying to show off with their Gucci belts and shit. Like your outfit cost more than some peoples food budget, good for you...
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Posted 1/12/16
I wouldn't mind school uniforms. I went to an elementary school that required the students to wear a school uniform, I got used to it. I didn't have to pick what I am going to wear every single day. Also, I saved, at least my parents did, money because I did not have to buy clothes that much.
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Throughout Primary school (which would be you're K-12) and secondary school (high school 12-16) I had to wear a uniform in the UK, it's personally fine, I didn't mind too much about wearing it, you're all meant to be equal and learn together, you can easily find expressionism outside that finite 6 hour school period.

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Posted 1/12/16
No, never saw the point of uniforms when I had to wear them and still don't see a point in them today.
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Nah, I don't think we need it, but I wouldn't mind it. Though if someone's reason for wanting it is, "I hate people with better looking clothes than me" I'd find it ridiculous. I had to wear uniform in Middle School, for the whole getting ready for work reason, it wasn't too bad though there were definitely times when I wanted to wear something different, and there were times where I did wear what I wanted to wear. All in all it wasn't too bad, and I don't mind it, in fact at some point I started to like the uniform and it's affected what I like recently.

Another thing, I don't see what's wrong with wearing expensive clothing at school, I know people who worked themselves and bought their own clothes so it's pretty stupid to me if they can't wear it because it makes someone else feel insecure. Of course it's different if they're walking around flashing like "Check out my Louis V bruh" "You can't even hope to afford this Balmain life" or some shit like that.
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Posted 1/12/16 , edited 1/12/16
I've spent my entire life in one uniform or another. If it weren't the uniform of the military school I went it was the uniform of my country. Honestly I will never understand this whole hate on the uniform thing. School is not a place of whimsical fun nor is it Disneyland. You are there to become a productive member of society not some dropout deadbeat wearing a rock band hoodie. A uniform I think is the best way to enforce this.
Posted 1/12/16 , edited 1/12/16

Dariamus wrote:

I am in favor of strict dress codes.

Way too many years in the military, and never once saw uniforms impeding individuality.

This.

I've not experienced having to use a uniform in school myself, and I never had any issues regarding fashion, but after years in the military I felt naked, or sort of left out, or as if I was an outsider when I no longer had my uniform. I think only positive things can from uniforms in school, like making kids feel like they belong. In fact, I wonder if maybe uniforms in school could reduce teen suicide rates.
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Posted 1/12/16
No, a lot of jobs in the working world require uniform or certain ways of dressing. I see nothing wrong with allowing a little extra freedom before you get into the more serious phase of your life. Now, I personally wouldn't have minded having a uniform in HS, but being able to express myself via clothing is what I would prefer.

In reply to OP, yes, uniforms don't stifle creativity. But, there are many forms of self-expression; clothing is one of them.
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