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Keeping up appearances? Review with images

AdvantagesMay reduce bullying, helps children to feel part of the school,

Disadvantagesstifles individuality - particularly in older kids

"...the Head insisted that clothing should be smart and professional, which basically meant no more T-shirts and jeans. 6th form students resented being told what to wear and saw this as an attack on their independence, arguing that because they had chosen voluntarily to continue their education, they should be viewed as mature enough to make their own decisions about what to wear. They felt as if their freedom of expression was being attacked. Online ..." Read review
07.09.2011

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Look Smart and be Respected. Review with images

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"...practical and purposeful any more? Should school uniforms be abolished? My simple and short answer is... No, they shouldn't be. Why? Well, I will explain with the following three discussions, one drawing information from my own days as a schoolboy, the second from my day job as a bus driver in the London and the third, as a father to two girls yet to start full time school. ==Back in my Day...== I'm not jumping back to the days of the cane and flying ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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Should school uniforms be abolished or not? Review with images

AdvantagesUnity. equality. Less crime. More attentive students. Group dynamic.

DisadvantagesCost. Target for other schools.

"== Should School Uniforms Be Abolished? == In my humble opinion, the answer is no. Before I get into specifics about my opinion on this I would like to look at both sides of the argument in order to ascertain whether or not in general, people think that they should be abolished or not. == The argument FOR uniforms being abolished == Most children will tell you that they do not like school uniforms and that they would rather wear their own clothes ..." Read review
08.09.2011

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Tuck your shirt in and straighten your tie

AdvantagesCan prevent bullying and other problems

DisadvantagesThe cost and quality of the uniforms

"...usually with children saying it should be abolished and most parents being for wearing a uniform. There are of course many different things to consider. Does uniform take away the children’s identity? Does it bring everyone together by making them more equal? Does it stop bullying? As much as I always hated the school uniform I don't believe it should be abolished, although I do think some uniforms should be improved. ==When I was at school== School ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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The Adult's are in Charge, so No!

Advantagesbetter for learning, less bullying,

Disadvantagesthe sheer cost, the strictness of conformity at some schools

"...wear away from school too should not be quite so strictly enforced. After all, they take this off when they get there with no impact on learning. From my own experience too. Some teachers are more strict than others about using the school rules. The amount of kids who would adjust uniform and remove jewellery before entering my room made me laugh, as they knew I had envelopes at the ready and would confiscate it. Also, sometimes school's do not acknowledge ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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Making my child as good, but no better than their counterparts! Review with images

AdvantagesUniformed sameness, give s a school an identity.

DisadvantagesOnly the price.

"Should school uniforms be abolished? I will fill in the background from my point of view. I have two beautiful children aged 10 and 6, and they both attend the same school, which is the only first and middle school combined in my local area, with this have reasonably strict dress code. My children’s school uniform consists of black trousers/skirt, black jumpers/cardigans and white blouse/shirt or green polo shirt (which up until last year ..." Read review
06.09.2011

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Super school uniforms.

AdvantagesSmart, cheap.

DisadvantagesLack of individual expression.

"Should school uniforms be abolished? I am on the No team right from the start. School uniforms are a good thing. Speaking as a parent having to buy two lots of uniform each year I think its brilliant. It takes the worry out of what my children need to wear each morning, They can just open the wardrobe and pop on the exactly what every other kid at school is going to be wearing, there is no need to spend ages picking clothes out. I also find ..." Read review
14.09.2011

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Unity in Uniforms

AdvantagesCommunity

Disadvantagesnone

"Personally I will always opt for uniforms in schools , The reasoning for me is very personal , as a child I was bought up in a series of children's & Foster homes moving frequently from one set of foster parents to the other , also moving from school to school . I never felt more settled than the times I was in school. Uniforms to me represented my inclusion , if I was wearing the same as everyone else , then I looked like everyone else , no one ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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Community Level 1TheFallout...

TheFalloutDude

A uniformed approach

AdvantagesUniformed appearance; Durability; Sense of belonging

DisadvantagesExcessive cost in recession

"Should school uniforms be abolished? In short: no. It is an issue of contempt among children and parents as to whether schools should have uniforms or not, I never had an issue with wearing a uniform when I was at school, looking back I am glad I wore one. Uniforms provide a number of functions, the main is to provide a sense of identity and belonging to a school. If schools were to abolish the uniform, it would give students free reign to wear ..." Read review
04.09.2011

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Community Level 1salma_1

salma_1

No, they help us identify schools and create unity and rules

Advantageskeeps the school united, a form of identity, able to recognise school logo,

Disadvantagestoo expensive, some schools go over the top, a hassel to wear so many items,

"I don't think uniforms should be abolished, uniforms for schools are a good idea it helps us recognise the school's colours and logo's and help children belong to the school and be apart of it. The whole reason for uniforms is so that it unites all the members together and shows the pubic what school the pupil belongs to. It also helps set a boundary and rules and regulations in a form of discipline for the children so they can continue and get used ..." Read review
10.09.2011

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Community Level 1superdroog

superdroog

Should School Uniforms be abolished- The answer in my opinion no

AdvantagesNone that I can see in abolishing uniforms

DisadvantagesSocial dissadvantages impacting both in school and the wider community

"...of schools, which I feel should be replicated with teachers. In my opinion the issue is bigger than just a uniform aspect. I feel the whole system needs to modernise. I feel that the time of one rule for teachers and another set of rules for pupils need to be addressed, we are after all preparing children for adulthood, It makes more sense to me to make that experience more closely matched. I recommend that the system can look at whether pupils wear ..." Read review
05.09.2011

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