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School uniforms would save parents money.



School uniforms would save parents time. Kids in the morning would not have to make up their minds on what to wear.



Kids who's parents would not or could not buy them the newest fad, would not be embarrassed or harassed because of their cloths. 



Kids social standing would be based more on individual character and less their economic status.



Lots of gangs use cloths to identify themselves and other gangs.


CON 5.1

Why not simply remove the gang members from the schools and place them in an alternative learning environment like a boot camp?



Some kids use baggy cloths to hid weapons and drugs.



School Uniforms are expensive and have no use out side of school.



School uniforms will do nothing but cut down on a students individuality. A uniform is not the way to cut down on school violence. the only thing that will cut down on school violence is if parents would pay attention to their children and keep their children out of trouble and give them consequences when they disobey and not to let them run wild. Submitted by Danyelle C. Swain


It is my opinion that school is in the 'business' of learning. School is the place where the next lawyers, bankers, CPA's and Doctors are given the fundamentals of working in this economy. One of the basics of our culture in the working world is conservative dressing, dress code, or even uniforms. What is wrong with sending our kids the message that they are in 'the business of learning' by enforcing dress codes, or even ascribing a uniform?


CON 9.1

School is also the place where the next actors, writers, artists, politicians, inventors, designers and and musicians are trained.  School uniforms send a clear early-life message to students that conformity is
important and creativity is not, that authority is allowed to abuse it's power and constrain our constitutional right to free speech and expression.  Students learn from uniforms that their individuality,
political opinions and religious rights are unimportant, as is their education:  students are regularly suspended for non compliance to the uniform code even if their school work is excellent.  If
uniform-requiring schools were actually in 'the business of learning' this would not occur.
----Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer/Associate Professor Chair of the Theatre Department of University of Alaska Fairbanks Website: "The Costumer's Manifesto" at

PRO 10

Uniforms make it easy to identify kids who belong in the school and those that don't.


CON 11

Not everyone should be punished for other peoples crimes!  Submitted by



CON 12

I am totally AGAINST school uniforms! One reason, of many, is Safety of the Students. For example: During a natural disaster (God Forbid) Earthquake, Tornado, etc,...  How would a Parent I.D. their child?  By the clothes that they were wearing, when they left home. What if a Senior decided to attack a 9th -or- 10th grade student.  How would the victim describe the attacker?  Let's see, Khaki Pants - Navy Blue Shirt - Brown Shoes.  You get the picture. This was, is, and will ALWAYS BE a VERY BAD idea. Submitted by Randy






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