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jamesneal
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jh1234l
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schools should not have uniforms

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jh1234l
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/11/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jamesneal

Pro

Schools should not have uniforms because it uniforms don't allow freedom of expression. It would also cost parents a lot of money. they would have to buy new uniforms ever time there kids grow out of them. which could add up depending on how fast your kid grows and how many kids you have. Second of all. it will only cause the school more problems. kids will more then likely disobey the rules to wearing the uniforms. such as not wearing the uniforms at all. Everyone has the right to the freedom of expression.
jh1234l

Con

"Uniforms don't allow the freedom of expression..... Everyone has the right to the freedom of expression"

The U.S. supreme court has ruled that public schools can limit free speech rights as long as there is a valid basis[1]. There are some States that allow strict dress codes. [1] This is because even though you have the freedom of expression, you are not supposed to bully others just because they wear clothing that are different. In this case, uniforms prevent bullying, which is fighting words and is not protected by the first amendment.

"It would also cost parents a lot of money. they would have to buy new uniforms ever time there kids grow out of them. "

Is just buying school uniforms when your children grow cheaper, or is buying tons of different clothes for your children to go to school in cheaper? This argument is flawed in that it does not address the fact that you would still have to buy new clothes regardless of whether or not they are uniforms or normal clothing.

"it will only cause the school more problems. kids will more then likely disobey the rules to wearing the uniforms. such as not wearing the uniforms at all."

This argument is also flawed. Why make murder and theft illegal if people are still doing it after it is made illegal? Why does the UN sign contracts to ban weapons of mass distruction if they are still used? The point is, just because people would do things purposefully just because you made rules against them or violate the rules you made, does not mean you should not make those rules.


[1]http://education-law.lawyers.com...

Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by themohawkninja 4 years ago
themohawkninja
"...you are not supposed to bully others just because they wear clothing that are different."

But you can if you want to. Bullying is still protected.

"This argument is flawed in that it does not address the fact that you would still have to buy new clothes regardless of whether or not they are uniforms or normal clothing. "

I like how neither of you are citing facts for that one.

"Why make murder and theft illegal if people are still doing it after it is made illegal? Why does the UN sign contracts to ban weapons of mass distruction if they are still used?"

Those are blatantly against human rights. Wearing a uniform isn't.
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Vote Placed by Smithereens 4 years ago
Smithereens
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Reasons for voting decision: The only person who provided a semblance of a case in this debate was con. Pro had 1 round of unintelligible mutterings about why he doesn't want to wear a uniform but didn't give much effort to support his case with good, rational arguments. Con put effort into his rebuttal of Pro's statements which left the debate with the resolution falsified.