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FrogLover
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owlswithhalos
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Should kids have to wear school uniforms?

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owlswithhalos
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/26/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 3,894 times Debate No: 31742
Debate Rounds (3)
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FrogLover

Con

They say school uniforms help keep things in order, but is that what we really want I always thought that your clothing was just another way to express yourself, do we really want to take away that privilege?
owlswithhalos

Pro

Though many say clothing is a way to express yourself, there are a lot of problems with letting students chose their outfits. Mostly through grades 5 to 12 children and teachers battle over dress codes. Many students come to school sporting inappropriate clothing. Shorts, offensive slogans and belly shirts are the biggest problems. If the school had uniforms, it would solve that problem.
Debate Round No. 1
FrogLover

Con

Yes there are lots of inappropriate clothing but with a dress code it takes care of that problem and if kids break the dress code there will be consequences. When being able to dress the way you want you can give people a better first impression of who you are with your clothes another major point!
owlswithhalos

Pro

Wearing a uniform will also solve some of the major bullying problem. Many kids are teased because of their clothing, but if they all look the same the bullying rate will go down. We can all admit that bullying is a huge problem and students would have a more positive attitude if it stopped.
Debate Round No. 2
FrogLover

Con

True kids are bullied for what they wear but they can be who they want to be and act how they want to act would you rather be hated for who you are or loved for who you aren't? Kids need this privilege it's something you have to learn in life stand up for what you want and be who you want to be nobody can stop you except yourself! Do we really want to take that away with some silly misunderstood argument!
owlswithhalos

Pro

There are other ways to express yourself than clothing. If you want to impress someone, why not show them your personality. If you can't make a good first impression while wearing the same thing, your not trying. A good friend doesn't care what you wear. Its not the clothes that make the person, it's the person that makes the clothes.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lufz 3 years ago
lufz
no
Posted by Rachelle0705 3 years ago
Rachelle0705
No they shouldn't!!! Dressing hoe you want is a good way to show or express who you are.
Posted by Jessigrad 3 years ago
Jessigrad
School uniforms are a waste of time. What kids wear should be completely up to them, especially to a place where they are forced to go. I would be much more comfortable leaning in yoga pants or running shorts rather then a skirt or pants. If you take away the right to wear whatever you want, you are just taking away another thing that students use to 'express themselves'.
Posted by owlswithhalos 3 years ago
owlswithhalos
We are friends! yeeesh!
Posted by debategirl214 3 years ago
debategirl214
really i think tehy shouldnt have them cause we sitll get bullied anyways
Posted by zezima 3 years ago
zezima
I don't know anyone who has been bullied for wearing something.
I will only agree with uniforms if girls can wear extra short skirts and see through shirts.
Posted by SuperiorArsenal 3 years ago
SuperiorArsenal
They are either the same person, close family members, or friends with nearly identical schedules. Same time online? Both joined only a day ago, yet they are already friends and have participated in multiple debates with each other? Same style of short arguements with approximately the same styles in diction and syntax?

Suspicious if you ask me.
Posted by Smithereens 3 years ago
Smithereens
Furthermore, both of you went offline at the same time and was last updated at the same time..
Posted by Smithereens 3 years ago
Smithereens
Are you two the same person? At the moment I posted this comment, Con joined 13 hours ago and Pro 7 hours ago and this isn't the only debate you two are engaged in together..
Posted by owlswithhalos 3 years ago
owlswithhalos
This is a very interesting debate! please vote, whether your with me or against me!
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Reasons for voting decision: This was too short a debate to really get into the subject. Both sides should have had references. Con did not have a good response to Pro's argument on bullying, so arguments to Pro.
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Reasons for voting decision: This was a REALLY short debate, I barely had anything to go on.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con neglects the bullying matter and simply believes kids should tough it out while claiming freedom of expression comes first. Basically, Con puts offense before defense which contradicts the notion of how rights begin from a defended means before they realize offensive ends.
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Reasons for voting decision: Each argument should cite a few sources. You get a point for that, and it makes for more interesting debate.
Vote Placed by dragonb95 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I liked this short discussion. I side with con. Expressing yourself is good. It should be the wearer's decision what to wear and how to depict themselves.