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zackzack15
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Angelgirl39
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Schools shouldn't require unifroms

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/9/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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zackzack15

Pro

Schools should not require uniforms because uniforms increase the amount of bullying. Uniforms were created to keep order, stop bullying, and create a sense of unity, but uniforms actually increase chaos behind the scenes, make bullies find more personal things to bully on. The sense of unity? They will look like each other but separate people even more. Students do not like uniforms in the first place so why make them unhappy, and cause even more problems in a school than there already is? What if a student's family can not afford a uniform? They will be forced either into another school, made to wear a run down uniform, or just simply get in trouble everyday for not having one. Uniforms are not like normal cloths. Normal cloths will be worn all day until people go to bed, and sometimes even after. But a uniform will only be worn at school, so when students come home they will change into normal cloths, which is more money out of the pocket of the parents or guardians of the students. Why cause more debt in America? Do people really need that? Also students will need to buy more than one uniform unless they are either going to wash it every night, or wear smelly, dirty cloths around, which will inflict even more bullying.
Angelgirl39

Con

Schools should require school uniforms because they help the learning environment, help improve grades, and help decrease bullying. We all know that teenagers have hormones and that those hormones make our emotions insane. So, when girls wear those tight, low cut shirts, and those short, short shirts, guys stop focusing on their school work, and start focusing on staring at their chests. Of course, even thought they brought it on themselves, the girls get mad, and they too stop focusing on work to yell at the guys. With school uniforms, however, it makes it easier for the boys to focus on what they're supposed to be focusing on. The most common colors for school uniforms are navy blue and tan. The color blue is proven to be calming, and help stimulate brain activity. Now, with the learning environment improved, grades improve too. Again, the color blue helps stimulate brain activity, allowing students to work better. With distractions of attraction mostly out of the way, again people can focus. Another common cause of distraction, however, is jealousy. That ugly, grotesque emotion we feel when we want something that someone else has. Now, with no one wearing designer clothing and people not feeling like a loser for not having that clothing. Now, with everyone on an equal level, people can stop fretting about being the same as everyone else and start focusing on their school work. Now, I understand that school uniforms alone cannot fix grades, but they can help with studying. When you are dressed to impress, you tend to work harder. Jealousy is the number one cause of bullying, jealousy and fear. With no jealousy in clothes, or girls in tight clothing trying to steal they're boyfriend, bullying decreases incredibly. Clothing is also the number one cause of theft and fights, but with everyone in the same clothes, bullying decreases by almost 40%. Uniforms are needed to keep bullying down, and help improve grades with a good learning environment. Why have extreme highs of bullying, and an average of C's with out uniforms, when you could decrease bullying and increase grades?
Debate Round No. 1
zackzack15

Pro

In response to my opponent, schools still should not require uniforms because even when kids wear uniforms, it induces bullying. Kids will find things to bully on other kids. What would schools be like with uniforms? I will answer this question for you, school become much more clean looking from the outside in, but much, much more harsh from the inside out. What would you do if in your school, you were required to wear the same thing everyday, and you were not allowed to express yourself? You were not allowed to wear anything but the one uniform, no extra jacket, no sunglasses, no jewelry nothing but the same skirt, blouse, socks, and shoes every single day that you have school. And the guys wore the same pants, shirt, socks and shoes? Honestly it would be like having no excitement in your life! No trying new things or having fun. New classes would be formed very quickly, between ones who keep the uniforms clean, and not, between ones with multiple suits, and only one. Another reason that we shouldn't have uniforms is that uniforms do not actually exist in the real world, and what is school for? Teaching kids about the real world, a world which doesn't have uniforms. School is supposed to teach, teach about the real world, Science, Math, History, and English, all real world things. The real world Does Not Have Uniforms. Studies have been made to prove that with uniforms will increase bullying within communities, making the classes of school even more distant. When you have uniforms, the only good points about it is the student will look all nice and united, but it is what happens behind the picture is most important. An example would be most people do not know when their friends are having marriage problems, and all of a sudden they are having a divorce or children are being beat at home but they are covering it up very easily, by covering the scars or wearing make up over the bruises. So uniforms just cover up the bad stuff, they do not erase them.
Angelgirl39

Con

I see your reasoning, but it is known that in most cases jewelry, watches, and different buttons (as long as they are appropriate) are allowed. Sunglasses are also allowed, just not during class, which is no different from schools without uniforms. I resent the fact that the real world does not have uniforms. If you were to go to, say, a law firm, you would see mainly nicely tailored suits and professional skirts and blouses. No judge would take you seriously dressed in casual ware, say jeans and a tee shirt. While it is true their always will be cliques, having uniform does help with stopping these from going too far. And, in most cases, the schools give each student two uniforms, so they can wear them in alternation with one another, so you always have them clean. If people were to be having trouble at home, and then bruises did show, this would give the school an opportunity to help them, instead of letting the kids be beaten to the point of death. Uniforms cannot do all the work, I understand that, but every movement starts with the first step, and school uniforms is the first step.
Debate Round No. 2
zackzack15

Pro

Schools today have ways to help kids get out of that situation already, making uniforms will not make a new way out, we don't need one. Safe 2 Tell is a great place where people can anonymously tell someone about their problems. Uniforms only make more and more problems for schools and families, making them buy uniforms, or the schools having to get them to the families, and making sure that a student has a uniform when they go to school, and don't destroy it or tamper with it. Uniforms just make situations worse. Study have been taken to prove that when uniforms are enforce, bullying increases by 10-15%. Even 1% is to much, so why increase bullying instead of finding a way to stop it. Uniforms maybe the first step....The first step back! The future is where you would think to go for the solution for problems, not the past. Uniforms discourage individuality, making everyone the same. Why would you try to take away the creativity of your kids? It just seems so wrong to take something that they were naturally given, like taking away their personality. Who would do such a thing? That is horrible thing to do to a child, some one who isn't fully grown yet, not knowing the world around them and it's requirement, or who they even want to be! Uniforms has been a harm to everything they touch. Kids hate to wear them, parents hate to buy them, and school hate to distribute them. Why enforce something that you don't really want in the first place. The first amendment states clearly that people have a right to freedom to assemble, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of EXPRESSION! What is buying the food you want? EXPRESSION! What is watching television shows that you want? EXPRESSION! What is personality? EXPRESSION! And what is wearing the cloths you want? EXPRESSION! Our founding father got that people should have the right to do what they want, be treated like they want, and wear whatever the heck they want, so why don't schools now get that? What other reason do you need to see that uniforms are wrong? They only lead to more harm!
Angelgirl39

Con

Angelgirl39 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Ragnar 4 years ago
Ragnar
Advice for Pro and Con:
List at least one source for some piece of information (any piece of information). If you have one link, and the other side has zero, you automatically have better sources than your opponent. Better sources is one of the ways victory is measured and voted on.
Posted by po.osullivan 4 years ago
po.osullivan
I'm not seeing how normal use of a uniform leads to bullying, even though it's been asserted in both rounds so far.
Posted by zackzack15 4 years ago
zackzack15
This is true, maybe in my second argument i will
Posted by Ragnar 4 years ago
Ragnar
Specifying private vs public schools may help you as well (much easier to argue about public schools, but still possible if private schools are the target). Probably the biggest danger you're in, is the answer may seem self evident to you, causing you to forget to find and cite sources.
Posted by zackzack15 4 years ago
zackzack15
Ok i will decrease the argument period, and if I lose, then that is good experience
Posted by Ragnar 4 years ago
Ragnar
Kid, are you even prepared for retorts from the other side? Someone could even win this debate arguing that bullying is actually positive for society.

I'm still new here so I could accept this challenege, and argue it from any perspective you'd like, but will only do so if the argument period is decreased (too many new people ragequit once the contender does not agree with them by round two).
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