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    For a twist, is there anyone who thinks that voting should be 100% free (even ID's), but thinks public schools should be able to require a uniform?

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    ITA with everything freddieflouder said. Not a fan of uniforms, forced uniformity, or stifled creative expression. Big fan of free choice and having a sense of personal style. Tiven loves layering things and wearing unmatched socks. Yesterday she wore brown leggings, a brown dress printed with tiny yellow & pink flowers, a short-sleeved shirt with a glittery butterfly over the dress, one pink sock and one yellow sock. She was very cute. We have no arguments about what to wear, partly because I don't buy clothes I won't let her wear to school, and partly because I never make her change. If she wears shorts in the winter, I'll advise her to put some tights underneath, but otherwise I just toss a pair of pants into her backpack for when she comes to her senses. On P.E. day I remind her to wear running shoes, but if she doesn't, it's her problem if she can't run as fast as she wants. She also knows that if she takes too long getting ready in the morning, I'll just leave without her and then Papa has to get himself dressed & Weston dressed and walk her up to school and she'll be really late, and they both hate that with a passion so it's only happened once in three years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    For a twist, is there anyone who thinks that voting should be 100% free (even ID's), but thinks public schools should be able to require a uniform?
    I'm not sure where you're going with this, but in California, public schools that adopt a uniform policy must allow parents to opt out, and the school must provide the uniforms for free to any family that asks. The law used to say that any family that qualified for free lunch would qualify for a free uniform, but it was amended after legal challenge. California law says that any employer that requires a uniform must provide it for free, so it only makes sense that a school that would require a uniform should have to provide it, as well.

    ETA: I looked at the law online and it *was* changed from the "free lunch" language but now it says "economically disadvantaged." However, I've been told by other parents at schools that do have a uniform that the school will provide it to anyone who asks because they can't legally ask you to document your financial status beyond the free lunch form.
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    I never was a fan of uniforms until my oldest started wearing junior sizes. It is kind of hard to find clothes that are appropriate for our family goals. All the tops are fitted and the jeans are way to low cut, not a look we encourage. Plus the girls at her school (which is a private christian school) are looking way to old for 12 year olds. I would love to see them all in uniforms now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I'm not sure where you're going with this, but in California, public schools that adopt a uniform policy must allow parents to opt out, and the school must provide the uniforms for free to any family that asks. The law used to say that any family that qualified for free lunch would qualify for a free uniform, but it was amended after legal challenge. California law says that any employer that requires a uniform must provide it for free, so it only makes sense that a school that would require a uniform should have to provide it, as well.

    ETA: I looked at the law online and it *was* changed from the "free lunch" language but now it says "economically disadvantaged." However, I've been told by other parents at schools that do have a uniform that the school will provide it to anyone who asks because they can't legally ask you to document your financial status beyond the free lunch form.
    Interesting. I was wondering how a public schools could require a uniform that costs more than $40 each. Not all students could afford it. A private school, I can totally see.

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    I agree with Laurie. I wouldn't have wanted to wear a uniform (still wouldn't) and I don't favor them for my child either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    For a twist, is there anyone who thinks that voting should be 100% free (even ID's), but thinks public schools should be able to require a uniform?
    I think it's ok to have length and other restrictions but requiring uniforms might be tough on some families. Some families shop at Goodwill or buy their clothes otherwise gently used. I think it would be tough on them, possibly. So no required uniform unless they are free. Kids can't control their situation and they shouldn't be in a situation where they are compromised.
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    Uniforms are the norm here, I have never come across a school without them. I prefer them, in the mornings it's grab and go, no what to wear today debates, theres your uniform put it on. The shirts are a bit expensive and now the school require you to purchase the bottoms from them whereas back in my day it was make sure it's this colour and meets this criteria and you are good toi go.
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    I wouldn't mind if my kids had to wear uniforms. It would make things easier. One of the public school around here has a dress code... Navy pants with a white, red, or blue polo shirt or blouse (no graphics)... I would totally be on board with something like that.

    I detest how girls dress these days. The super short shorts, bra straps showing, bellies showing over the ultra low cut jeans. They should all wear uniforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris_w View Post
    I wouldn't mind if my kids had to wear uniforms. It would make things easier. One of the public school around here has a dress code... Navy pants with a white, red, or blue polo shirt or blouse (no graphics)... I would totally be on board with something like that.

    I detest how girls dress these days. The super short shorts, bra straps showing, bellies showing over the ultra low cut jeans. They should all wear uniforms.
    I 100% agree I think uniforms should be mandatory in middle and hogh school with the way most females and males dress. Elementary School not so much. Hunter does not have to wear a uniform bu tthey did for the past several years. They just did away with them this year. I would have liked the uniforms.

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