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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-12-05 08:27 PM
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18. Our schools do
and since they've been in force (almost 10 years now) the numbers of fights and thefts of things like expensive sneakers, jackets, etc, has markedly decreased.

Since the uniform for all the schools is either navy pants (or skirt if a girl wants to wear one) and a white or light blue collared shirt for elementary; khaki pants/skirt and white or red collared shirt for middle and high schools, it's not hard to find what you need even in the thrift stores and hand-me-downs are no longer out of the question. No brand name sneakers or hats or jackets or sunglasses allowed. Generic everything for everybody.

I was dead set against the idea when I first heard about it but have to admit that it's had good effects and taken a lot of pressure off parents.

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  -Should *Public* Schools Require Student Uniforms? arwalden  Sep-12-05 06:51 PM   #0 
  - I voted no  LeftyMom   Sep-12-05 07:06 PM   #1 
  - NO! ('Course, I just graduated from one)  ZombieNixon   Sep-12-05 07:42 PM   #2 
  - Thats true  LeftyMom   Sep-12-05 07:45 PM   #4 
  - Individualism? HA!  Endangered Specie   Sep-12-05 07:45 PM   #3 
  - No way  BamaGirl   Sep-12-05 07:47 PM   #5 
  - I vote yes.  youthere   Sep-12-05 07:48 PM   #6 
  - no uniforms cost money  pitohui   Sep-12-05 07:48 PM   #7 
  - That's not true about uniforms  LynneSin   Sep-12-05 08:03 PM   #13 
  - I voted yes because I am the mom of a 10th grade girl  Midlodemocrat   Sep-12-05 07:48 PM   #8 
  - Sounds Like My Sister...  arwalden   Sep-12-05 09:34 PM   #22 
  - As a youngin', I say no.  Graf Orlok   Sep-12-05 07:50 PM   #9 
  - I have no children so  johnnie   Sep-12-05 07:56 PM   #10 
  - Catholic school graduate here  Liberalynn   Sep-12-05 07:58 PM   #11 
  - ditto  sniffa   Sep-12-05 08:33 PM   #21 
  - yes = why not, listen to zappa's answer to a fellow...  bridgit   Sep-12-05 08:00 PM   #12 
  - I voted yes. I have a middle schooler who goes to a magnet school....  Debbi801   Sep-12-05 08:04 PM   #14 
  - I love the idea of uniforms, but force, no. Uniforms rock.  tjdee   Sep-12-05 08:08 PM   #15 
  - As a Catholic HS graduate, I'd say that it is a convenience...  deadparrot   Sep-12-05 08:08 PM   #16 
  - Teacher here! Taught in both public and private.  Kerrytravelers   Sep-12-05 08:13 PM   #17 
  - Our schools do  China_cat   Sep-12-05 08:27 PM   #18 
  - My son prefers khakis and sweaters anyway. He may as well wear  blondeatlast   Sep-12-05 08:30 PM   #19 
  - The craziest kids I knew in HS went to a uniformed Catholic school  jpgray   Sep-12-05 08:31 PM   #20 
  - I say no. Public schools are already so institutionalized,  blonndee   Sep-12-05 09:37 PM   #23 
  - Absolutely not.  antiwarwarrior   Sep-12-05 09:44 PM   #24 

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