Casual clothes or uniforms at school?

school uniform - Casual clothes or uniforms at school?
@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
December 3, 2008 10:39am CST
Our student school council came up with the idea of a casual day as a fund raising activity to help an organisation that helps people with special needs. Students were allowed to wear casual clothes instead of their uniform on this occasion. However in my opinion the students seemed more laid back and the level of disruption was a bit higher than usual. Do you agree with casual wear or uniforms for students at school?© ronaldinu 2008
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38 responses
@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 08
For normal days, I think it's good for students to wear uniforms in school. It looks more proper and neat. Many youngsters are not self-disciplined, even they are required to wear uniforms, you can always see they are trying to make themselves special and unique from others. I can't imagine if they are allowed to have casual wear, what will the school look like.
@BubblyIan (751)
3 Dec 08
I believe that in today's world. school uniforms are very important for the following reasons: 1) If the school do not impose a strict uniform policy, then the children will feel obliged to follow 'fashion'. This changes weekly or monthly and will be very expensive to keep up with. All the kids will still wear largely the same things and anyone who fails to do so will be likely to be marked out and bullied. 2) Children should be judged by their academic creativity not what they wear. Uniform policies take away the problems associated with how rich/poor people are and focus on what the kids are saying. This is why they are at school not as a fashion contest. 3) Kids need rules. This is probably why the discipline difficulties were worse at your school on a non-uniform day. The kids felt that the rules did not apply. That is the main problem with most parents (and schools) discipline difficulties - erratic and inconsistent policies, enforcement and punishments. The kids keep challenging the rules to see if they apply. With consistent and fair teachers this does not happen.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
I agree with you BybblyIan. Kids need rules. If not, there will be anarchy, and I'm not talking about a political form. Kids must be taught that in life you have to respect some rules. We didn't had uniforms when we were in school, so every one used to dress how they pleased. But it's not cool at all. You couldn't part a hooker from a student. Sadly :(
• United States
24 Dec 08
Let me first say that I am in America wear the national dress is T-shirts and Jeans. Here you can go to a restaurants and order steaks in a t-shirt and jeans.And I , personally hate wearing a dress. So I am opposed to any uniform for school or anywhere else. I got to wear t-shirts and jeans all through my schooling. I think I would have hated going to school if it meant that I Had to wear a dress.I Know it would have made it soo much easier to ditch class. All you have to do is wear the wrong thing and you are out of class.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
When I was in High school, we have to wear uniforms all the time. We don't have wash up day on where we can wear casual outfit. That is fine with me but when I went to college, our college doesn't have any uniforms at all. At first, I was not comfortable but then I get used to it. Happy Mylotting! and Happy Holidays! Cheers!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Dec 08
We don't have school uniforms here, at least not in the public schools. I'm not against the idea, less of the snob kids rubbing their Abercrombies in the other kids faces, etc. But as far as schools that do have uniforms, I doubt that the occasional casual day is going to ruin anybody's education
• India
5 Dec 08
i prefer schools uniforms because i shows dicipline and equality among the students wearing causual clothes dosent give a nice look
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
5 Dec 08
i agree for a change.even in my country Philippines they can wear casual during wednesday and we call it "wash day".
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
i still prefer wearing uniform at school.. if schools would allow casual clothes then students would likely to wear inappropriate clothes... it's always been good to wear something appropriate, something that would make students look dignified..
@lou_66 (909)
4 Dec 08
we also used to raise money for charity in this way but we called 'muffty day'. i loved wearing my school uniform. we wore black trousers or skirts, a white shirt and a black jumper with the schools logo on it. we also had to wear a tie which was red unless we were in the last year and then we wore red and black stripey ties. of course i used to vary my uniform a bit just so i was rebelling the rules slightly. i used to make my tie really short and wear cardigans instead of the school jumpers lol. happy mylotting
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Dec 08
haha.. This had happened in singapore for the past few yrs.. And that's what we called, Be yourself day.. Whereby students are allowed to wear whatever they like, or dress in their favourite costume to school.. However not all schools are joining this, Be yourself day, yet.. Also, it does not have a special date, thus schools are free to choose when they wanna have it.. I think it's good in a way, because it's so boring to be in school uniform.. A change once in a while is good as it allows the students to be creative.. hehe
• India
4 Dec 08
According to me all students can wear casual if they do not cross their limit. If they cross their limit. It means they are misusing their freedom. To avoid the difference only uniforms were introduced. But, it is not necessary if we are good even in casuals also. So, its up to us whether we need to continue with the uniform or change ourselves to wear casuals also.
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
4 Dec 08
I went to a catholic school that had uniforms, and we lived for our dressdown days! Its the only days where people dont just blend in with eachother and actually stand out. We are only allowed a few a year, because the schools have contracts with the unfirom companies about how many days the uniforms HAVE to be worn. But it was 2 bucks, and all the money went to the DC kids in our school (meaning the mentally challenged kids that have their own classes and stuff) wed raise atleasdt 500 everytime and we all loved it!. I dont find that it made us any mor disruptive, probably a bit excited though. When you walk around school and see people with all the same clothes, you all just kind of blend in. When you wear your own clothes, people start noticing the real you more. I think it was probably just excitement in the classes.
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
4 Dec 08
i think if you are in private school then uniforms are ok as you are paying to be set apart from the rest and probably want to look different as well. i personally went to catholic school and hated wearing uniforms because i loved clothes and felt like we all looked alike and had no individuality. last year my son's school voted to have them wear uniforms to school and he is in public school. i voted against it because i do not see any good reason for it. also if they start telling us how and what to dress our kids in what is next?
@FreeM1 (27)
• Sweden
4 Dec 08
I'm new in Mylot and i don't know if i'm doing this right :| Anyway...i think that all kind of schools should wear uniforms. It looks sweet and all have the same clothes so the pupils can't laugh at each other about the clothes.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Actually I think that uniforms would make things alot easier. There wouldn't be the competition between students to each have better clothes then the other, there wouldn't be anyone feeling bad b/c they can't afford the top of the line clothes and it would make it easy to pinpoint ppl/kids in the school that don't belong there. It would also cut way down on the dress code violations that seem to happen all the time. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
@Zezlol (409)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Dec 08
In a world where competition seems to sprout up out of nowhere, clothing seems to just add another reason for students to separate themselves from one another. Those who don't have to coolest pair of skinny jeans are shunned, while those that may have been considered cool last week are now ridiculed for a fashion mismatch this week. The truth is, having a standard shirt and pants set aside for school saves teens that stress factor of trying to gain peers' fashion approvals. Instead of having to rummage through the closet for an hour before leaving the house, they can simply grab their uniforms and save all that worry for after school (if they'd like..). Let's be realistic here; free dress has been an incentive for theft among peers in certain countries. If a classmate has a stylish jacket that isn't exactly affordable to all students, it's not exactly unusual for threats to be made and that simple garment taken by a jealous bully. There have been countless cases of shoplifting, bullying, and even knifing for something so minuscule. Not to mention that students take advantage of free dress to wear the most ridiculous attire. Uniforms would distinguish these trends almost completely. For those that may argue about cost: although the price of uniforms can be pretty hefty, the amount the normal teenager spends on their school wardrobe most definitely exceeds it. I have met many parents who've commented on their children's back-to-school shopping sprees to be a waste of both time and money. While it's nice to have a few new shirts and jeans before the start of classes, my question is; is all the fuss really necessary? Closets have been split into two separate categories with students shopping for "school clothes" and "after school clothes", not just attire in general. Uniforms save parents this unnecessary salary waste. Overall, free dress doesn't appeal to me because it seems that many teens simply can't handle it. Maturity is needed for such privilege and although there are many well-behaved individuals in high schools, those that aren't ready for such responsibility truly ruin it for all. Treating others differently for their fashion taste is disgusting and should be discouraged - uniforms enable this lesson to be taught. The fact that people try to get to know others on a more personal level when they're all dressed the same has proven the reliability of this idea. In my opinion, while uniformity may be seen as stifling the different personalities between students, the overall effect is well worth it.
@Anne18 (11036)
4 Dec 08
I think children should all wear school uniform, it looks smarter and there is no comption with the up to date fashions. My three younger children wear uniform and it saves on clothes etc. Our eldest never wore an uniform at primary school and it was a job with clothes
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
4 Dec 08
I think school uniforms are very sexist. Why do girls have to wear skirts? I never wore a skirt in my life and I wouldnt appreciate it if someone would try to force me into it. But nevertheless I think school uniforms arent a bad idea, but not the way they are now. Thats just plain stupid, I mean show me one teenager that would wanna wear that. The uniforms should be much more fasionable. Those are kids not some office emloyees. I would remodel those clothes and then I'll be all for the uniforms :)
@shonali (1286)
• India
4 Dec 08
this might sound weird but our school never had a uniform. our school was only upto the 10th and so we had to get into another school for our 11th and 12th grade. unfortunately for us students.... till the 10th grade we never wore any uniform other than the sports uniform and then when we had grown up and took admission in the 11th into another school that school had uniforms....so for two years we had to do with uniforms and it took us almost half a year to get used to wearing one dress only everyday to school...though we did have another sports uniform too but it used to feel so weird to wear that uniform.... so according to me all the schools should either stick to the rule of the iniform or all the schools should take off the rule of the uniform.... it feels nice to see lots of children in colorful dresses in school rather than all of them in one single colour
@mkmoney (468)
4 Dec 08
i think that if perment uniform was set then very thing will stay the same like collij. but for funrising they can wear funky colths. this might help