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Oneika
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School uniforms

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Started: 12/15/2007 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Oneika

Con

School uniforms take away individuality. Schools hold our future inventors,actors,mucicians,doctors,ect. School uniforms to me is away of saying people are afraid of what they don't understand. Not because of violence because there is going to be violence regardless. If not in school your still going to make them a target outside of school
redphalanx

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Nobody likes School Uniforms. But they do serve a purpose. They help put students on a "level playing field", where their looks don't matter, only what they do. In a school with a monetary divide, those with more money will be buying fancier clothes, more elaborate or "in" clothing, and this will work to alienate those who would rather spend their money on nesisities, such as food. Or books, or a tutor.
Debate Round No. 1
Oneika

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redphalanx

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I'm not trying to argue that School Uniforms are "good", but their advantages outway the disadvantages. Schools with uniforms DO have less fights, DO have higher grades, and ARE becoming more common for these reasons.

For those who say that Uniforms stifle creativity, These poeple wore a uniform to school or equivalent:

Mozart
Douglas Adams
Albert Einstein
John Lennon
Debate Round No. 2
Oneika

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redphalanx

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by jwebb893 8 years ago
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We had a dress code at my prep school and I whole-heartedly endorse them. They create an atmosphere where students can get down to the business of learning without distractions and teach a certain discipline which is invaluable to students. And, like others have said, individuality can be expressed through MANY, MANY avenues, including what you wear after school .
Posted by roman.legion 8 years ago
roman.legion
If you can fit your individuality on your T-shirt, you deserve uniforms. Plus, people in a group usually dress pretty similar (like emo people with their tight pants), so I think uniforms cause people to look at you as an individual rather than a member of a certain group.
Posted by I33NJI 8 years ago
I33NJI
I think people who are dependent on clothes to express themselves as an individuals should really reconsider how to express their individuality. I am for having a uniform system. I've been to schools that both require uniforms and schools that do not. In the schools that do not, there were many criticism and isolation to those people who could not afford "hip" clothes. Luckily, I was not one of them but I did feel bad for those who were victims of teenage maturity.
Posted by shlh1514 8 years ago
shlh1514
I HATED THE WAY SCHOOLS HAD US TO WAY UNIFORMS! To me uniforms are for the union groups or Army, Navy, Air Force, etc. NOT FOR SCHOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by shlh1514 8 years ago
shlh1514
I HATED THE WAY SCHOOLS HAD US TO WAY UNIFORMS! To me uniforms are for the union groups or Army, Navy, Air Force, etc. NOT FOR SCHOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by shlh1514 8 years ago
shlh1514
I HATED THE WAY SCHOOLS HAD US TO WAY UNIFORMS! To me uniforms are for the union groups or Army, Navy, Air Force, etc. NOT FOR SCHOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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