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Foxtrot_404
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School Uniforms

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/10/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Tira

Con

School districts around the nation should seriously consider keeping an open dress code. School uniforms block students from showing their personality, add additional expenses onto parents, and finally the idea is based too much off of government decisions. School uniforms are a barrier for showing personality because they are all wearing the same shirt, pants, etc. Another reason school districts should consider keeping open dress code is for the money put towards khakis and polo's. The expenses add up quickly. And finally the idea is based off too many of government decisions. The government puts their say into too many families lives. Overall, school uniforms are a bad idea!!!
Foxtrot_404

Pro

A fault in your argument, many pubic schools use school uniforms to protect those with low income. By saying they are expensive is only partially true, those who cannot afford uniform can get discounted or even free shirts and pants from the school. Also, by saying everyone wears the same thing is also not true. Yes you have to follow uniform guidelines, however they are broad with room to have choice. Not everyone wears polos and kakis, dress shirts are acceptable, sweaters, dress pants, and any solid colored straight pants with no cargo pockets. You can also express your personality through your hair and accessories. So to sum up, expensive? No, its a system to protect kids who dont have nice clothes to wear and can't afford the "cool" stuff. However it can be expensive, but only if you make it that way. Expressing yourself? Accessories, watches fancy socks earing's necklaces and so on, hair styles also. Finally, the type of clothes, polo or dress shirt, Reebok shoes or US polo assassin. Heck, you can even wear a tie if you please.
Debate Round No. 1
Tira

Con

Tira forfeited this round.
Foxtrot_404

Pro

So I wish you would have responded so we could have a proper debate but all is well. I have just a few more things to say this round. Dressing nice has a positive impact on peoples day, and through studies this was proven. Dressing up also give more self confidence. So why not have students dress up? It would promote a more positive learning environment and kids would have a better look on their day. In another study 90% of the surveyed teachers agreed with a statement that said uniforms reduce the "fitting in" strugle that some kids have. In the same study 95% of teachers surveyed say that uniforms promoted a positive learning environment. One last statistic shows that 81% of teachers say that classroom distractions and disruptions decreased after uniforms took hold. I could go on with these statistics but I do not want to make this about percentages and statistics, and I do not want to make this boring. So as you can see, uniforms actually aren't a bad idea and they have positive outcomes.
Debate Round No. 2
Tira

Con

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Foxtrot_404

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
Tira

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Pro

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