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    I'm fine with uniforms, as it means she ruins them, not her everyday clothes, and there's no, "having to be cool," with clothes either.

    I would, however, be much happier if there was a more casual approach to uniforms. Next year, DD's public school in a low socio-economic area, is making stupid changes to their uniform policy. For example, right now you're allowed to wear joggers in black or white (or other black school shoes), but they can have a little bit of other colour on them too. Next year, it's BLACK ONLY. There can be no branding visible. It can even't be a black shoe with a slight bit of grey on the soles... that's banned and will end in suspension for repeat offenders apparently.

    The "no branding," thing can go to hell, because I only buy DD decent brands because they last longer and are better for her feet. ALL sports brands will label their shoes as such, so branding will be obvious. I will just explain my reasons to them, and they better understand or I'll take it further. I'm not buying K-Mart shoes just because of their ridiculous rules.

    I think for public schools, a more appropriate approach is to give uniform guidelines, rather than strict rules that limits people so much. We live in a poor area, yet they're charging $35 per shirt, and you can't just go get a cheap polo from Best and Less because the shirts are weird and contain patterns and numerous shades of green and white.

    I'd rather the uniforms be basic. They might think a fancier top looks better, but the thing is, I'm not going to replace them until they're way too small or completely destroyed... so right now, her tops look like crap because they're stained and one has a little tear in it that I've repaired... if they were just cheap polos (or I COULD get cheap polos if I wanted), then her uniform would look much nicer as I could afford to replace it more often.

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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    Our school doesn't have a uniform, and as a mother it is SO annoying!

    I swear my life would be easier if there was a school uniform.

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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    Oh and while we don't have a uniform, there are strict rules about what can't be worn.

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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    I went to 8 different schools, one of which was an international American school where there was no uniform but there was a dress code (eg no tshirts). If you wore a tshirt to school you were sent to the vice principal who had a collection of more appropriate shirts and you had to wear one of those for the rest of the day. It was such a pain, my mum had to make all my clothes so I complied with the dress code (it was a city in SE Asia so hard to buy suitable stuff) honestly a uniform would have been a million times easier. I was thrilled when I returned to my private school in Australia and its strict uniform.
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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    Yes, I do agree with schools having compulsory uniforms....I just wish they weren't so expensive!!

    DS has stained his proper school jumper, and to replace it will cost $50!!!

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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    I think school colours and a basic code would do tbh.

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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    I agree with having uniforms because it means everyone is dressed the same or similar and less teasing happens because of fashion etc.

    However I am not keen on strict uniform. The school my cousins went to (all private schools). Had the works with uniforms, including suit jackets. All compulsory.

    The school I went to was great. You could buy a jumper, poloshirt or business style shirt. All branded and school colours. However you could wear the shoes you liked (within reason) and the pants/skirt you liked as long as it was a certain length and one of a certain number of colours. They did sell school branded pants but you didn't need them.

    Also if you couldn't afford school branded stuff you could go to the clothing shops and buy the same clothes as the uniform, without the logo and same colour. And that was fine too.

    Everyone had a bit of freedom regarding uniform but all similar enough that there was never any teasing.

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    Default "spin off" do you think kids should wear school uniforms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I think school colours and a basic code would do tbh.
    Agreed. This was the case at my high school. The only item on the pricey side was the checked bottoms in the junior girls summer uniform. You were allowed any style of bottoms in the checked fabric (skirt, shorts) and in winter any bottle green bottoms were acceptable (including green jeans).

    Whilst some kids may have pushed the boundaries at times (myself included) it still allowed for a bit of your own creative style to shine through if you chose. There were no restrictions concerning hair/make-up/jewellery either.

    I like school uniforms but think schools should ensure they aren't ridiculously expensive for parents.

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    I believe children should wear school uniforms.
    I'd also happily enforce a strict uniform policy.
    As long as the children are comfortable, I see nothing wrong with a school setting a 'professional' standard of dress for students.
    A child's individuality and sense of creativity can be expressed via their accomplishments and friendships and during the many hours they are not attending school.

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    Yes! So much easier to organise, then having to figure out a different outfit to wear everyday!

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