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    Quote Originally Posted by CandyinVB View Post
    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.
    You can have a dress code without uniforms. Its really not that hard.
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    True but half won't follow it and instead of all that trouble if they wear a uniform they don't have to worry about it.When I went to high school they had a dress code too but it was a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris_w View Post
    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.
    See, I disagree with this. If you don't want your daughter wearing short shorts and bra straps hanging out, don't buy it for her, and don't let her out of the house dressed that way. But why should my kid have to wear the exact same clothes as everyone else (again, something I would personally hate) just because someone else doesn't want their daughter to dress a certain way, but apparently also wants the school to be the "bad guy" and mandate it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    See, I disagree with this. If you don't want your daughter wearing short shorts and bra straps hanging out, don't buy it for her, and don't let her out of the house dressed that way. But why should my kid have to wear the exact same clothes as everyone else (again, something I would personally hate) just because someone else doesn't want their daughter to dress a certain way, but apparently also wants the school to be the "bad guy" and mandate it?
    I agree completely. I do agree that there is a problem with girls' fashion and the styles that are available (to the exclusion of others), but the answer isn't to make everybody wear the same thing. And you can have a dress code at school that gets enforced, too, it's all about how the school handles it. If you make it a problem for the parents when the kids come dressed inappropriately, the parents will take care of it.

    But yeah, if you have issues with the way your kid is dressing, it's not the school's job to address it. And if you have a problem with the way other people's kids are dressing, then you're out of luck, but the answer isn't to make ALL the kids dress the same. I just hate that.

    I mean, I see all kinds of horrible outfits all day long, but I don't think adults should have to wear uniforms just to spare me their poor taste.
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    For the anti uniform...I see what point you're trying to make but I don't think it is necessarily true. When I was in Catholic school we wore uniforms and to this day I didn't feel like I wasn't an individual. We just wore the same dresses/sweater/pants etc. Your own shoes (school colors) and you could do your hair/jewelry as you wanted. It was so easy in the morning even when I was a kid. Then I went to public school and I hated having to pick out an outfit and not being as cool as someone else. It was awful.

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    We do have a strict code of what our girls will wear, but the older DD1 gets the more I find it hard to buy stuff that fits her body and our standards. The shorts this year were either so short her butt litteraly hung out or they were all the way to her knees. We finally found some stuff but I imagine when she moves into junior sizes we will be struggling more
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    My kids have uniforms and I am a convert. I would not have agreed with uniforms in school, but I would have been the ideal candidate. I was sort of an outsider, flitting between one group and the next. I wouldn't have had to change my clothes based on who I was hanging out with at the time.

    I spend much much less on my kids' clothes when they have a uniform. Yes, they are expensive, and yes, it's about $40 for a blazer/polo/shorts or skirt set. But the quality is much better, we use them for about 3 years each. We save time in the mornings, and I actually made money this year because I overbought Gymbo stuff last year on sale and then sold it new for about twice the price. Thanks!

    As my kids get older and the streetwear available becomes more and more unattractive, I am more thankful for uniforms.

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    I do think there's a huge problem with so much of what's available for girls. Separate issue, and I don't think uniforms are the answer, but I hear it all the time from parents with girls and I totally agree that it's terrible.

    But I grew up without uniforms and sure I had some insecurities but I'm still glad I never had to wear a uniform. All those issues will still come up outside of school, after school, into teenagerhood, etc. I think it's really hard to avoid the issues of trying to feel cool or be as cool as others no matter what people are wearing.

    It's just not for me, and I'm very happy it's not for my kids either. We don't want 'em!

    But I'm hoping the clothing styles improve before Juliet gets to that age.
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    Hi, I'm a lurker on the debate board, hope you don't mind me posting.

    Just wanted to comment that the public school I went to had a dress code but not uniforms. If a child showed up to school violating the dress code they got one warning. The next time the parent was called and the student had to leave school for the day. It was a simple and effective policy. Never heard of a student that ever was sent home more than once.

    My employer also does the same thing - send an employee home if their clothing is inappropriate to the work place. I've seen one person sent home for baring too much skin (everyone was in horror over her outfit it was so bad).
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    But I grew up without uniforms and sure I had some insecurities but I'm still glad I never had to wear a uniform. All those issues will still come up outside of school, after school, into teenagerhood, etc. I think it's really hard to avoid the issues of trying to feel cool or be as cool as others no matter what people are wearing.
    I agree with this. I almost think that uniforms reinforce the idea that we all have to be the same or else it's not fair, someone is more cool, et cetera. But the truth is that life isn't like that, and you have to learn to deal with it. As an adult, your neighbor may drive a cooler car, your cousin may have a bigger house, your best friend may have the job you wish you had. The solution isn't to make sure that everyone drives the same car, and has the same house, et cetera. We have to learn to appreciate what we have, and not worry so much about what other people have. I think allowing diversity actually helps us practice that.
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