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Old 05-14-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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Angry No school uniforms in granite city!!!!!

I am so disgusted right now I could just... UGH! The school board just had a meeting where they were trying to fly in under the radar a proposal to mandate school uniforms in the public schools. Granite City is not a town that has a high incidence of school violence, nor is there a large socio-economic rift here. There is already a pretty strict dress code in place, and it's enforced for the most part. What is the point????

Maybe I'm really having extra issues with this because it will be my daughter's senior year. She's not a fashion diva, nor does she dress in an outlandish fashion. Most of the high school kids dress normally, in a respectful casual manner. What is to be gained with this?

A lot of these kids will end up having to wear some kind of uniform for work the rest of their lives... Why on Earth do this at a public school??? What's the point???

A HUGE part of the reason I was sold on Granite City when we moved here a year ago was that it was one of the few school districts here that does not have uniforms.

I'd be open to opinions, or suggestions on how to get some attention to stop this, because of the 12 people who spoke to the school board Tuesday night, exactly 0 were in favor of this!

~D
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Wow, most metro east schools have uniforms? That sucks.

I've never believed in uniforms -- God forbid we teach our kids to have some sense of individuality.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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Tell me about it. We moved from central IL, and none of the schools there had unis. I actually didn't know public schools anywhere still had them, until we moved here. I agree with you, individuality is a good thing.

Just one more step towards the Socialst States of America.

~D
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Just one more step towards the Socialst States of America.

~D
Wow
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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Wow, most metro east schools have uniforms? That sucks.

I've never believed in uniforms -- God forbid we teach our kids to have some sense of individuality.
No, its not most districts.

The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Cahokia, Belleville, and Madison currently require uniforms.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: St. Louis Metro East
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East Alton-Wood River does, too, I believe.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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East Alton-Wood River does, too, I believe.
Yes, forgot about those.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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I don't have an across the board sweeping opinion on this. I respect others rights to disagree.

I know first hand that school uniforms have had a tremendous, positive, valuable impact especially in underperforming low socioeconomic grade schools, middle schools, and junior highs. It has eliminated a lot of distractions from school work productivity as well as eliminated distractions from other things that can interfere with positive youth development. In short, in some cases, it works, and it works big time. I've seen it. It is a factor in raising self-esteem, and teamwork and it puts a lot of kids on a level playing field when that might not otherwise be so.

It may not be best for all situations, but in some cases it is a very viable choice.

I am not a Socialist, I am not a Conservative, and I am not a liberal either. I'm a problem solver.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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i know first hand that school uniforms have had a tremendous, positive, valuable impact especially in underperforming low socioeconomic grade schools, middle schools, and junior highs. It has eliminated a lot of distractions from school work productivity as well as eliminated distractions from other things that can interfere with positive youth development. In short, in some cases, it works, and it works big time. I've seen it. It is a factor in raising self-esteem, and teamwork and it puts a lot of kids on a level playing field when that might not otherwise be so.

It may not be best for all situations, but in some cases it is a very viable choice.

I am not a socialist, i am not a conservative, and i am not a liberal either. I'm a problem solver.

+1
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Yes
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Public school uniforms are nothing. Try being raised in a Church-run high school.

Those darn Christian uber-socialists!
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