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Students Should Not Wear Uniforms At Memphis City And Shelby County Schools

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Started: 5/15/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debater_Girl

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Round 1 for acceptance. Round 2,3,4 for debating
bulls26

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I accept but why is this limited to Memphis can it be in general?
Debate Round No. 1
Debater_Girl

Pro

Thank and yes it can be in general. Students should be allowed to express themselves.

Although I am only 12 I have a lot to say.If people wear school uniforms the school will look bold and boring like a prison where every one has to wear the same thing.If children have to where school uniform there style will disappear and there feelings will be more depressed because most school uniforms have dark colours which will make the people inside look sad. We should be able to express are own differences to show individuality and freedom. Most school uniforms look like a suit so we look educational yes mabye we do look like that but we are still children we are not 30 and ready to go to work every morning. Children feel they have nothing really to think about every thing is being told to them like stand straight, tuck in your shirt, this is to colourful, ect. Literally we all look like nerds the only thing that is mising is the glasses. The school uniforms are mostly uncomfortable and bad to play outside in the brake and they make you sweat a lot but if you cant take your sweat shirt of even if you are wearing a shirt and a tie underneath it will become more uncomfortable and if we try to switch it right in class we get told sit still and don't move. If we always get told to wear the same thing we will not know to well in the future if it is appropiate to to wear some things in public. What school may not know the children are divided int different groups and so what if you don't have the latest fashion trend you could just show yor cool personality but if we have school uniform we have only a limited way or no way to express our feelings or style. So I say no school uniform.
bulls26

Con

As a student that is graduating from high school this summer, the question of whether or not uniforms should be permitted in school is one that is asked frequently and over the past twelve years of public education without a requirement with uniforms I feel that it would be best for uniforms in public school.

As our country continues to develop as a nation of equality, there is no reason for there not to be a uniform requirement, in this case it would not be fair for wealthy students to wear more expensive clothes than other students.

In this day and age, we have instant information and we are surrounded by Social Media Sites like facebook and twitter here we instantly get a look at the person we searched for. This is very similar to developing a first impression, when people go to school wearing edgy clothes, it subjects them to bullying from other students and criticsm from teachers.
Debate Round No. 2
Debater_Girl

Pro

kids should be allowed to express themselves in school. If they are not allowed some amount of self expression now it will come out later, usually much more forcefully than had they been allowed some freedom as children. Not everyone person needs to be shoved into the same box. We do not all fit just one mold. We should learn to celebrate the differnces in each other. This is the lesson that should be taught to our children. Not that everyone should be the same. I want my children to be who they are, Not cookie cutters.
wearing uniform is NOT important
wearing uniform is not important because almost all the kids dont like uniform because they could get bullyed for wearing them and by NOT wearing them they could express them self
They are a waste.
What are uniforms for exactly? To keep us safe? Clothing doesn't make you safe. It doesn't change anything from crimes ot theft at school. Uniforms are bland and are just useless! They cost money and for what? Students don't change their behaviour because of what they wear. Well, uniforms has its ups and down but really? Uniforms? What's the use!
i think that we deserve some indivuiality in school.
They are saying that if we wear clothes it changes who we are. The schools thinks that if we have uniforms then we will be better in schooling. Really, as soon as school lets out we will be right back in our designer or play clothes. Teachers and school boards should really worry about education. Are parents are in charge of us, not the school. Who agrees with me, let your voice be heard!
No!
Students should be allowed to express themselves with parental vision. Parents need to be more active in the child's schooling. And should not allow their child to wear offensive clothing. It's not the public schools fault the type of clothing that their students are allowed to wear. Having uniforms will not make everyone equal. It will not stop bullies and gang violence. Uniforms will gives false security. For example, a child with an lower society meets a child with an higher society. The child in the lower society will still feel the same with or without uniforms. And the uniforms may even complicate the child's (lower society) feelings for the child in the higher society. Besides, there are still other ways to ostracize a student by their clothing. Also, in the real world we don't wear uniforms. And that goes for most professions. Then there's also a conflict of who will pay for the students uniforms will it be the school or the parents.
Students should NOT wear school uniforms
Students have a right to be an individual. Our gov officials do not have a right to tell our students what to wear.
NO!
Students should express themselfs and in the Buisness world uniforms arnt really required!
no they are not there style
students should have there own style and not wear uniforms that are so not them they should express there feelings as someone choosing what they should be cause no one should choose for them cause its someone not them and is not fair
no uniforms they feel uncomfotable
uniforms should only be used in work or something like that they are uncomfortable and some r expensive so no school uniforms
Uniforms are rarely need in the Business world
Uniforms are anachronistic compared to the daily live of an average worker. Very few jobs require uniforms. Most jobs that do are low paying service work. We don't want to have kids aim for that. Why should we wear uniform if our main role models-teachers-don't?
Realistic preparation
I do not think students should wear uniforms, cause it gives them a false sense of even opportunities. While that may be the case in school, it would not motivate poorer students to try harder since they won't have the same financial backing with their rich counterparts.
no i think students should not be forced to wear uniforms.
i feel that students wants to express thereself and show off thier own creativity.i also think that students will not feel comfortable in something they don't want to wear because they may think its uguly,or baggy or something like that.
I am against school uniforms, because the stifle creativity and self expression.
I am against school uniforms. I believe children need to be able to express themselves as much as possible as they are trying to figure out who they want to be in this world. Clothing is a big part of self-image and identity and should not be stifled. I think it is a better idea to just ban overly revealing clothing and blatant gang colors and aside from that, let the kids be who they are.
I oppose the school uniform because we are not Nazi Germany; we should not force students to dress the same.
We were born as individuals and should go to school and wear different clothing that represents us as individuals. If everyone wears the same thing, where is the freedom? It will be like a prison where everyone wears orange all the time and cannot question the authority. I will fight school boards who try to do this to children. We are a free country and this should not happen in the United States of America. Each of us is unique and different and that should not be forced to change.
Schools should not require uniforms as they are an unnecessary component of education.
Schools should not require mandatory uniforms for students because the serve no useful purpose within the educational process. The freedom to express oneself is part of the growing and learning process as much as academic lessons, and students need this freedom to discover who they truly are as people. Uniform dress in schools give the message that diversity is a bad thing and to conform is to prosper.
While school uniforms may be a good idea in some schools it should be required in all schools.
Each school should have its own right to determine whether school uniforms are appropriate or not for the school. While there have been some excellent examples of school behavior being enhanced by school uniforms particularly in urban disadvantaged neighborhoods this needs to be a choice of the school. Studies have shown that academics sometimes improve with uniforms and that a competitive element is reduced. Yet to make this a requirement for all schools to do does not take into account different neighborhoods and different school characteristics. For example a high school that may foster the arts would be totally out of line requiring uniforms and could be a damper on the creativity that they are encouraging. In some cases uniforms may also place an economic burden on a family. To conclude each school district needs to determine what is best for the district and the individual schools and uniforms should be a voluntary thing.
I don't think schools should require students to wear a uniform.
I do not think that schools should require their students to wear a school uniform. I do not think it is fair for students to be forced to do something. Students have the right to stand out, if all are wearing the same outfit they can not stand out. Also some families can not afford to by the uniform.
I do not think that uniforms should be a requirement but is should be an option.
If a parent finds it more economical to purchase uniforms in a public school setting then they should have that option. Uniforms are great because students don't feel a sense of competition between other students. If would not matter how much money your. I don't feel there's a need to force a uniform on anyone. I do believe that individuality in dress is important, it breeds creativity. As a child the only thing you really have control of. Is your style , it would be a shame to loose that in a uniform.
Schools should not require students to we
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