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rachaelanne
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Zarroette
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Kids Should Wear Uniforms

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/18/2015 Category: Fashion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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rachaelanne

Pro

Kids should wear uniforms because they can't be bullied about what the are wearing. They also won't have to scream and cry in the morning because you can't find something to wear. Finally they won't get picked on if they can only afford one outfit because no one would ever know.
Zarroette

Con

Thank you, rachelanne, for instigating this debate. Since my opponent has instigated with an argument, I feel it fair for me to do so as well.


Counter-arguments


"Kids should wear uniforms because they can't be bullied about what the are wearing."

"Finally they won't get picked on if they can only afford one outfit because no one would ever know."

In the real world (i.e. outside of school), people have the ability to wear whatever they desire. If students are coddled in schools, wherein students are not used to scrutiny and opposing opinion, how will they possibly be able to cope with real world criticism?

In the program Hyper Parents and Coddled Children, a documentary on the effects of parents keeping their children as safe as possible, found that "University psychologists report today's students experience higher levels of anxiety than any generation before them" [1]. The correlation between anxiety and coddling seems logical if you consider that coddled children do not usually have to deal with rejection or set-backs, hence when they enter university they are assaulted with anxiety attacks.

Similar problems were found within Psychology Today's piece that summarised some important recent discoveries. Points of notice include student's increasing inability to self-regulate, due to parents/ the school far too often regulating the student's lives [2]. This corroborates with the anxiety attacks found within Hyper Parents and Coddled Children.

The other major point to be found with Psychology Today's piece is that:

"Trying to instill high self-esteem in kids without ever challenging them is likely to leave these future adults in a 'set' mindset, less able to develop themselves and most importantly, less willing to change negative circumstances that come their way" [2].

Students should be challenged with opposing views of what is desirable to wear to school. Students should be subject to criticism from their peers. This way, they will be better equipped to deal with negative comments and opposing views, and less likely to suffer from anxiety and inability to develop as a human.



"They also won't have to scream and cry in the morning because you can't find something to wear."

I am fairly certain it is obvious enough that students will likely have at least one set of regular clothes to wear for each school day. Even if this is not true, my opponent has the burden of proof to show that it is likely students will not have enough clothes to wear for each day of school.



References

[1] http://www.cbc.ca...
[2] http://www.faithformationlearningexchange.net...
Debate Round No. 1
rachaelanne

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by kdog519 1 year ago
kdog519
No, they shouldn't wear uniforms. They are ridiculous looking. And they might even cause more bullying then wearing normal clothes. I don't think that it is right to make a kid wear a uniform every day, they are ugly, and probably uncomfortable. And besides, they are just kids, what if they lose the uniform?? Then they have to go to school the next day wearing normal clothes. I think it is mean, and stupid and it should not be allowed in schools.
Posted by kdog519 1 year ago
kdog519
No, they shouldn't wear uniforms. They are ridiculous looking. And they might even cause more bullying then wearing normal clothes. I don't think that it is right to make a kid wear a uniform every day, they are ugly, and probably uncomfortable. And besides, they are just kids, what if they lose the uniform?? Then they have to go to school the next day wearing normal clothes. I think it is mean, and stupid and it should not be allowed in schools.
Posted by cerbspanda 1 year ago
cerbspanda
Children will still be bullied in school provided uniforms. Such as how they look in it.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited the entire debate, aside from the 1st round. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar. Pro did have some slight grammar mistakes, but nothing so bad that it'd tip the scale in favor of Con outright. Arguments - Con. Pro failed to maintain the BOP by forfeiting the entire debate. Con was able to not only rebut Pro's opening, and only, argument, but then went on to remain unchallenged for the rest of the debate. For these reasons, Con wins arguments. Sources - Con. Pro did not utilize sources in this debate, whereas Con did. This is a clear win for Con.
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