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Speak Out 2/4/11

Friday, February 4, 2011

No to uniforms

I don't think school uniforms would change anything. Kids should be allowed to wear what they want as long as it does not go against the dress code. It's their freedom of choice and expression to wear different clothes and express themselves. How could making a child wear a uniform help them learn any differently? I don't see the need for school uniforms.

School stop signs

JEFFERSON Elementary needs to put its stop signs up when it's time. The other evening I was driving down Minnesota Avenue at 9:30 p.m. and the stop signs were still out. Come on Jefferson, get with the program.

Uniforms won't help

IN response to the school uniforms, I don't think uniforms are going to help anything. Even if schools have uniforms, students are going to manipulate their uniforms. Children can still make their shirts low-cut, especially if they are button-up shirts. Girls can just unbutton their shirts down a few buttons and then they would have their low-cut shirts. You can also make uniform pants baggy. Uniforms are not going to help anything.


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Rick, you just hit the nail on the head! And that's why schools want uniforms.

-- Posted by concerned4all on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 7:33 AM

I wonder how many folks out there that don't like the idea of school uniforms have to wear one for work?

-- Posted by popper on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 8:01 AM

Rick

I remember those mini's. Even the teachers wore them. My English teacher definitely had the boys attention.

The kids must be running the show. Now they want to ban Ronald McDonald.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 11:22 AM

There has always been dress codes and there always will be. Early 1970's when Jackson females were allowed to wear slacks to school.

-- Posted by peacock111 on Fri, Feb 4, 2011, at 7:01 PM

Just be happy to get students to go to school dressed at all, let alone "suitably" dressed.

-- Posted by voyager on Sat, Feb 5, 2011, at 11:57 AM

Uniforms or not, if the teachers and administration don't enforce the dress codes - why bother.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Feb 5, 2011, at 12:13 PM


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