I am pro - uniform .. I think it takes the stress out of what to wear each day .. and in the words of my mother "its a place for learning, its not a fashion parade" .. lol
My DS goes to a school where the uniforms are affordable .. I bought three shirts, three shorts and a hat for $150 ..
I do think some schools take it too far .. there is one local school where you MUST wear the correct socks .. and they are $7 a PAIR .. insane ..