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Title: School uniforms?

Amadán - February 13, 2009 02:56 AM (GMT)
Do you think that introduction of school uniforms would be beneficial in all schools, particularly relating to the problem issue of violence in American schools which has plagued that country in recent years?

Throughout my time in school, the last 12 years, I've had to wear a uniform as is standard in the majority of schools here in Ireland and also in the UK. I found the experience unpleasant and it seemed like a person simply became a number or part of a crowd rather than the individuals that each of us in any given class were.

I'm opposed to school uniforms for a number of reasons, including:
  • Uniforms are expensive and are only used in school
  • Schools are where the next muscians, artists, designers come from yet school uniforms send out the message of conformity, of limits. This destroys creativity and individuals

How do you feel about uniforms? I assume many people here are still in school but thankfully I'm now past that awful part of life :P

emad - February 13, 2009 04:49 AM (GMT)
Lol I used to hate wearing uniforms at my old school but I moved :rolleyes:

starwolf_ftw - February 13, 2009 04:55 AM (GMT)
At my school, we had uniforms. They were actually confortable and customizable. The more money you spent on the uniforms, the more customizations you could do to it, like adding a picture. I just got mine plain because I'm just cheap :P

SLOandro - February 13, 2009 03:47 PM (GMT)
In Slovenia we never saw a uniform :D

craiglock1 - February 13, 2009 04:30 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (SLOandro @ Feb 13 2009, 10:47 AM)
In Slovenia we never saw a uniform :D

Lucky noop.

In my school, we have a Horrible uniform! If you have 1, send a pic of it in, so we can rate how bad it is :P

K Arthur90 - February 13, 2009 05:34 PM (GMT)
On my first years on school, my uniform was quite plain and dull.
However, on the last years, my school went through a "fashion revolution" :P. Before, we had only one kind of shirt (both for men and for women), one kind of pants (again, both for men and women) and two kinds of jackets (hood or hoodless). Now, ppl go shopping for uniforms as they go shopping for real clothes:
Three kinds of shirt (one male only, one baby-look female only, and one dryfit) and a short pant too for women.
Four kinds of pants (nylon, nylon with an option to turn it into a short, a kind of denin, and fit for women)
Four kinds of jackets.
And, if one wanted, one could buy school personalized socks!
But again, they are all extremely expensive :(. Thank god I'm off school now :)

craiglock1 - February 13, 2009 07:02 PM (GMT)
Lol, you lucky noop :D

I refuse to post in this topic again, as I got a week off and don't wish to be reminded about that horrible place called skhool =]

red ring 95 - February 13, 2009 08:18 PM (GMT)
at my college, only the auto students have uniforms.

we use them almost as an incentive. the students have to go through two quarters of basics, then are allowed into "production"(fixing customer cars) and get the uniform. to us, it shows that "i know what im doing" or "i have more knowledge than you"

so i dont know, i guess my situation is different.

in high school though, dumb idea. like the OP said, schools need individuality and creativity.

Amadán - February 13, 2009 09:42 PM (GMT)
Wow I'm not alone in hating uniforms! My school only had two types of uniform, one for Seniors and one for Juniors and the only difference was the colour.

Everyone had the same sweater, charcoal grey pants, and white shirt with blue pinstripes all made by the same company, even the Senior sweater was the same material just different colour!

I found that it robs people of individuality and just makes you like a cog in a machine.

3monightmar3 - February 14, 2009 05:40 AM (GMT)
i agree completely...on monday ill take a pic of me in mine n u can all state ur opinions :D

40 def robin - March 12, 2009 07:20 PM (GMT)
They tried to install that when we where in school... but we basically told em to [BEEP] off lol.

dflame58 - March 12, 2009 08:04 PM (GMT)
uniforms destroy individuality.

uniforms will not stop violence. its what goes on outside of school mostly anyways.

40 def robin - March 12, 2009 08:10 PM (GMT)
just think of those hot jap school girl uniforms tho.. now that would be hot if all the girls had to wear that

aaron pfft 9 - March 12, 2009 09:20 PM (GMT)
i think that there a good but bad idea it's too hard to explain but yeah...

but most off all no school uniform so we don't have to go through the hassle off washing shirts everyday cleaning blazers getting ties on... ect..


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Fivey Is Pwnage - March 12, 2009 09:43 PM (GMT)
Hah i feel sorry for you guys :P:P:P:P we only have to wear uniforms if were wearing like "inappropriate" stuff. Or if we have really weird hair we have to like make it... well... less weird i guess

DookPlunkIdiot - March 12, 2009 10:58 PM (GMT)
well, once, our school made us wear uniforms...we protested by sitting in the halls all day not moving at all with signs and all that...ahhh the good old days of grade 7

Deasthana - April 2, 2009 10:49 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (dflame58 @ Mar 12 2009, 03:04 PM)
uniforms destroy individuality.

I do not agree with that.

I have never had a uniform in my whole schooltime. Yet I think individuality goes far beyond the way you're dressed. It does not matter much if you have to wear a uniform, it won't change your ways of thinking, of acting, of being yourself.

This is a bad argument in my opinion.

I must admit that forcing students to wear a uniform will not lower the violence level though. People who have common tastes will finally meet and create their own little "groups", violence will therefore not be minimized.

For someone like me, it is a pleasure to choose my clothes every morning, so I would really mind wearing a uniform, but for now it is the only reason I could find against it...

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