School Uniforms--Do they violate the students rights?

@lena2000 (2392)
Belgium
February 14, 2007 1:21am CST
I have a topic i would like debated, if you don't mind to. It is comming up more and more in schools across America. Should school uniforms be instituted in order to decrease violence and increase academic achievement? I simply do not have a good enough background information to debate the subject. Sure there are papers and books decated to the subject, but i would like some input from the general populus. Please tell me what you think on the issue.
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@nzinky (822)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think uniforms in school is a good Idea...It save money cause you don't have to buy a lot of the most fashionable things for a child to wear....They have done it in private schools for years and the kids weren't worried about what they are going to wear cause they already knew....If everyone is dressed alike then no one feels better than the next person......In gym classes they have to wear the same uniform and it doesn't bother the kids..... Sure they may make a big deal of it but after awhile they will enjoy wearing......Also it has cut down on the gangs in some places....
@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
14 Feb 07
Thanks,for your nice opinion to this topic,you get just to the point.....greeetttzzz....and good luck
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I say its better to have uniforms because I know personally of 3 instances where youths attacked another to steal a designer shirt, famous sports starter jacket and tennis shoes! Uniforms equalize students and nore focus would be on their school work than looking around to see who is wearing what and (possibly) contemplate a crime. Parents rage that they "cant afford them". Shoot! I say if you can buy your kid $100.00+ tennis shoes, a $125.00 starter jacket and a $75.00 designer shirt - that total alone is 4 sets of uniforms!
@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I don't think they would violate anything? Most schools in the world have a uniform code and that didn't affect the students. In my school we had a dress code and the only reason I see if it's a disadvantage is that if the school isn't a primary school. The capability of the parents to pay for the uniform is a more important factor for me. Also wearing a uniform can make the school and it's student be easily recognized by other schools. It's also a form of security unlike schools where you can just go in wearing civilian clothes. I did that and got into my friend's school even if I wasn't a student there.