I was going to add that street clothes can cause issues for parents. The school my DH teaches at is a very low socio economic school, the girls wear the same clothes all the time. A couple years ago one of the male teachers sent a girl to the office for way to short of shorts, when she got there she told the principal that the teacher was staring at her butt. Now all the male teachers have to find a female teacher and have her approach the girl and then send her to the female admin assistant. Not sure it would ever happen again, but they had to put in safeguards to protect themselves. It is really a struggle for them, they know these kids have very limited wardrobes and when their parents to buy stuff that is inappropriate for school they feel bad for the kids
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They offer financial help for the uniforms too.
One lovely thing our friend does is that every year on his own birthday, he buys a uniform for one of the lowest-income students. He always has to talk the parents into it and make them feel good about it, but he does. He's a wonderful, gentle soul and he explains that it's his tradition and it means a great deal to him to do it.
Uniform is more ok for me they should learn which are the proper rules.
I lived in Italy and the schools are not a good think.
An Italian friend of mine went arguing with a teacher because of a bad note to the kid...so think of
I love uniforms and wanted to wear them since I was in elementary school. I even wrote speeches and essays in middle/high school as to why I was for uniforms... I think we even debated too! All the people I have spoken to about their uniforms liked wearing them. In Turkey, it's the norm for both public and private schools. I was always jealous.
My girls attend a charter school and their uniforms must be purchased from a specific company. They are a little pricey, according to my standards, but I will admit that they are good quality. Alana is on her 3rd year with the same set and they still look fine. I'm fine with the uniform policy and I don't feel that it inhibits their uniqueness in any way. A person's personality is so much more than their outward appearance and clothes they choose to wear. Besides, the purpose of school is to educate - not a venue to stand out and be "an individual." There is plenty of time for that after school and on the weekends.
I disagree about school not being the place to be an individual. I went to public school my whole life, and thrived in it, and much of that was very much due to the fact that I was a unique individual, did things differently, pursued things on my own, etc. Teachers responded to me because of it, and I did well because of it.
At work my individuality is also what makes me good at my job.
In CA, you can opt out of the uniforms for just about any reason. In TX, it's a bit more difficult but you can still do it.
I have mixed feelings on uniforms. Even though most parents support it, since they can opt out, it can fall apart. I thought a lot about the unifom issue. What in the adult world requires uniform and what is the purpose? Well, fast food workers, cops, firefighters, military...are those the careers we are preparing students for? It's more the blue-collar or public service careers. Then I thought some more. Who else wears uniforms? People on teams. In fact, fans pay big money to vicariously be a part of them. That makes sense to me: at school we are all part of the same team. To take it further, there hasn't been an issue of "individuality" on sports teams.
Overall, I think I am against them.