Uniforms in public schools

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Uniforms in public schools
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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 9:06am

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Registered: 09-02-2009
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 9:11am
I would support uniforms in public schools for a variety of reasons. The top two though are that in the middle school/high school level it may alleviate some of the gang related clothing as well as some of the truly inappropriate clothing and secondly when you dress in a uniform it reinforces that you are in a school and not out on the street corner - I think it helps separate some of those behaviors in kids minds.
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 9:20am

We have a few (just a handful) of public schools here that did the uniform route.


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 10:05am
I wore a school uniform, and I still managed to express myself. That said, I went to a parochial school. The issue of gangs wasn't a problem, as any such activity would have meant expulsion. Public schools have other problems in addition to gangs and the ever-changing "colors" designations of gangs. There is a distinct *class-ism* that went on at my sons' high school. My boss's daughter first decided which group of girls she'd try to join, then she bought the clothes that matched the group's unspoken requirement. Since she wasn't into a preppy or jock group, her clothes were quite unstructured and drab - her choice. I do think that the school's dress code seemed ever-changing and the instruction packet/list as to what was not acceptable grew and grew. Basically, with the dress code, I think that school uniforms would have been easier and cheaper. That's just my opinion, but when you've got a two-page "not permitted" list, it just gets overwhelming.

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 10:11am

I am amazed at the growing dress code too :)


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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 10:17am

"It would be less expensive for school clothes and certainly no clothing fights in the mornings too!"


I am totally all for uniforms in public schools.

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 10:20am

I thought private uniforms were more expensive, or the ones that I priced, but the public were cheaper?


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 10:33am
When I went to school, there was a specific uniform. It wasn't a note to have a white blouse/blue skirt/pants. It was a specific product that contained the school logo - a commercially-produced insignia. They were not cheap, but we were able to buy uniforms, because the same store that sold our uniforms also sold used uniforms on consignment. Admittedly this was in the 1960's, but my mom used to catch the first day of consignment (usually a couple of days after summer break started) and stock up. My brothers were "stepping stones," so there was the hand-me-down effect. My parents had six children in seven years, so other than shoes (no hand-me-down shoes), we generally just wore hand-me-downs and consignment sale clothes.

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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 11:00am
We also had uniforms - Catholic school - and had to wear saddle oxfords. So the entire outfit was prescribed right down to the socks. With 7 children I am sure it saved a ton of time in the morning and as we all wore the same uniform at one time or another there were not usually that many to buy in a given year. Generally the oldest got some new uniforms and the rest got hand-me-downs although the sister that followed me lucked out as I was very hard on uniforms with tree climbing and occasionally fighting. :)
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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 11:04am

"I thought private uniforms were more expensive, or the ones that I priced, but the public were cheaper?

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Registered: 04-02-2009
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 11:52am

If it has the approval of that particular town so be it.

 

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