School Uniforms for 2011?

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School Uniforms for 2011?
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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 9:33pm

Well, it's that time of year again when the kids trudge off to school. This year my youngest daughter is sending her girls to a school where uniforms are mandatory. (Bulling issues in their previous school.) The youngest GD loves the idea while the oldest isn't sure about the idea. Since I went to a

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 2:15pm

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 7:16pm

I like the idea of uniforms, but our school doesn't have them.

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 7:22am
"You can express yourself on your own time" I definitely agree with this Sue when people say uniforms stiffle creativity. You have all evening, all weekend and long vacations to dress as you want and wear whatever colour you like. I do have friend who went to a private school with a very strict uniform and she refuses to take any job where a uniform is required as an adult!

I'm currently thinking about DD's high school which she will start next August. Do I want her to go to a private one with an expensive, old fashioned uniform that keeps her well covered. Or will she go to the local free school where girls often wear mini skirts and half-tied ties as part of the more flexible uniform along with all sorts of piercings and outlandish hair colours. How much does the uniform really affect the actual education? How much will it affect my own stress levels to have her dressing in a way that we don't like?
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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 1:00pm
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:00am

I hate uniforms.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!