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RacH3ll3
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bgruber93
Con (against)
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25 Points

school's should not make you wear uniforms

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RacH3ll3
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/23/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RacH3ll3

Pro

First, let me start off by explaining myself( although it is mostly self explanatory):
school: an institution where instruction is given to persons under college age.
uniforms: an outfit or style worn by members of a group, or in this case, students in a school.
First of all, Uniforms are worn at schools so there won't be any gang colors being worn, and also so no one can make fun of you if you wear clothes from Wal-Mart, or a place that isn't "popular" like Hollister, or Aeropostale. But if someone is going to make fun of you because your not rich, they can still make fun of you. Uniforms don't hide how much money you have. And if someone is going to make fun of your clothes, and you have a uniform on, they will find something else to make fun of you for. And gangs can't be stopped just because they have to wear a uniform to school. They can "throw up" gang signs and stuff like that while they are at school, uniforms or not.
It is also not fair to the people who followed the dress code before the school got uniforms. If they had always worn what they were supposed to they shouldn't have to wear a uniform just because alot of other kids at their school didn't follow the dress code. They will feel like if they follow the rules, they still might get punished.
It will also make the kids, and some parents angry at the school. The school will get alot of calls from angry parents, and some of the kids might rebel, and stop doing their schoolwork.
I look forward to whomever I may be debating, no matter if I win or lose, it will be a fun debate.
bgruber93

Con

First look at this site

isn't that an reason enough. there would be less of a threat of guns in school.

If we have school uniforms some of the bad kids wouldn't go to school and there would more learning to the good kids.
Debate Round No. 1
RacH3ll3

Pro

Thank you for debating against me, bgruber93. That was an interesting video. You said,"if we have school uniforms some of the bad kids wouldn't go to school and there would more learning to the good kids." well...not necessarily. If a kid wants to shoot someone bad enough, he will shoot them if he is at school or not. If he is even crazy enough to even think about that, he will do it anywhere. You can also still hide guns and knives in your school uniform. You can hide guns and knives in any kind of clothing. And that won't stop the "bad kids" from going to school.
Another reason why kids shouldn't have a uniform is because it doesn't let them express their individual style. Kids don't like it when they are told what to wear, especially if everyone else in the entire school has to wear it. The punks, preps, and other cliques will all look the same, and no one will like dressing the same way as another group.
According to http://www.geocities.com... uniforms have a negative effect on student academic achievement. Uniforms were thought to be able to bring up grades and attendance record, but they actually have the opposite effect.
bgruber93

Con

If we make the school kids wear school uniforms they will pay less attention to what Susie is wearing and more on the task at hand. Like I showed on that video that kid was carrying like 13 guns if we were to have kids wearing uniforms that risk would cut down a lot
Debate Round No. 2
RacH3ll3

Pro

Actually, kids might be too upset because they have to wear uniforms to even focus. If you go to the link I posted above, it shows that uniforms have a negative effect on kids' school work and attendance. And like I said before, if someone wants to shoot someone bad enough, they will shoot them at another time and place if they can't do it at school.
bgruber93

Con

Kids will also be upset when their friend is dead because the schools WON'T take the time to reduce the chance of another kid bringing in firearms and having a Columbine 2. We have to value life over feelings.

Thank You All
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by lillunchboxbandit 5 years ago
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I don't know why everyone hates uniforms so much. IT DOESN'T MATTER!!! Pro said that he kids want to express themselves and they hate looking like everyone else. He also stated that the cliches want to look the same as each other, but not as other cliches. The whole idea of cliches is stupid. If the kids want to express themselves, then everyone including other kids should stop forcing labels on them. It just keeps them from making new friends outside their own cliche. Movies, magazines, music, and TV have all helped in starting these cliches. You don't have to wear different clothes to express yourselves. There's other ways.
Posted by Epicism 5 years ago
Epicism
IMO people that hate school uniforms just because you cant "express yourself" have social issues, because I hope you can project a personality without the need for big... "HURLEY" logos on your shirt ;) otherwise your projecting that behind those clothes theres no personality, only a... robot?
Posted by FlamingSheep 5 years ago
FlamingSheep
Seeing as how I go to a Catholic School I would've gladly picked up the Con on this topic. I feel that when everyone is wearing the same thing you see one's personality, as opposed to the clothes they wear. Everyone is a conformist idiot and I'm sick of people judging one another based on who has the larger "HURLEY" logo on their sweatshirt instead of who the person is.
Posted by paramore102 5 years ago
paramore102
i think that uniforms take away from the person they should be able to express them self by wearing i feel that they don't have the right to do so if they do wear them. clothing represents who a person is. that is the reason that we have cliques. schools should have make you wear clothing how ever i do think that girl could dress a little more appropriate other then there boobs hanging out or butt hanging out, its self expression u can tell how a person is feeling by what they wear.
Posted by s0m31john 5 years ago
s0m31john
I only support uniforms that require girls to wear skirts. Sailor outfits preferably.
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