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should uniform at schools be illegalized?

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Started: 10/12/2012 Category: Arts
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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toremyrat

Con

Most people think that uniform should be illegalized just because not comfortable or any other minor reasons but ,here are several reason that it shouldn't be illegalized.1 focus on study, 2. discipline, 3.identifying from outsider schools 4.it is respect to school and any other reasons.
RationalMadman

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Despite the epically short round time of 60 minutes I would like to state why, having grown up in schools with the most bullsh*t strict uniform rules, I have developed a huge distaste to the conformity and ridiculousness of such a system.

1) Despite the fact that you would have to conform to wearing the latest brands etc et era, to be 'cool' in a non-uniform school, the way to be cool in most uniform based schools is to wear it informally (shirt untucked, tie short, trousers low, top button undone).. So my first contention is as follows...

C1: You have to conform to a dress code that suits you so minimally in every shape and form and removes and, and all, chances of expressing oneself appearance-wise. Whether poor or rich, a non-uniform school clearly allows one to enjoy childhood and the freedom of not having to wear stuffy suits as most will for their entire adult life, why force upon a child and adolescent a shirt and tie? It neither prepares them for the real world, because most wear with shirt untucked, trousers low and top button undone, nor does it have any substantial purpose in terms of helping one fit in to society since if they wear it properly, as in the working world, they stand out as a geek in most schools.

2) It has minimal disciplinary benefits, compared to a school where there are merely restrictions on what body parts to show, allowing the child to freely select what and what not to wear around those restrictions.

C2: In the real world, unless you work for one of the public sectors (aside form teaching), you will not wear a uniform to work. Instead you will be given guidelines as to what to wear and will have to select your own clothing matching the general guidelines but making yourself appear as sexy as you like in whatever style you want (within reason). Hence, non-uniform schools prepare you better for the real world out there.

3) I am an extreme believer in peace and liberty above all. I hate anything that prevents it because that, simply, is what makes humans different to animals, believe it or not.

C3: Humans are different to other animals in one way, yes only one. We have an inexplicable, intelligible urge to express ourselves to other humans in as many ways as possible without having to fear rejection. It is why we have the arts, invented the written word, have poets and authors and enjoy expressing our ideas to others and receiving admiration for it as much as we can. To ban one's ability to show how they like to dress, is cruel and turns them into no more than a dog with a standardised collar because we assume they don't care for it.
Debate Round No. 1
toremyrat

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Debate Round No. 2
toremyrat

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RationalMadman

Pro

just wanted to point out... you forfeited...
Debate Round No. 3
toremyrat

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RationalMadman

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Uniform = oppression

liberty is bliss.
Debate Round No. 4
toremyrat

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