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Old 01-13-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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This is something the City was planning on doing a couple of years back that I wish they would still proceed. I for one, think its a GREAT idea that has NO NEGATIVE effects on no one.

Putting every student in uniforms makes EVERYONE EQUAL and puts every student on an EQUAL PLAYING field.

Nowadays, you have kids (especially high schoolers) that dress very inappropiate in order to look cool or fit in. You got kids now trying to look like rock stars with sun glasses, wallet chains, skinny jeans sagging to the point you see their butt crack, etc. They put so much effort into looking "cute" and less effort on the task at hand...getting an education without worrying about "how do I look?" All that is a a distraction.

What does everyone think?
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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I agree...I do not understand why the uniforms for Public school students is not happening? What is the problem? It is a win-win for everyone...poor parents/families don't have to spend a fortune outfitting their kids with the latest $100 Air Michael Vick Pumas, $75 Mecca Jeans and $40 Sean Jean oversized XXXXXL T-shirt, the kids will all be seen as equals, and will not worry about who is wearing what and actually concentrate on school POSSIBLY!
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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It sort of addresses an issue but not really. I remember with the Catholic School kids it then became about how expensive your tie was or your shoes.

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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Thats not true NYer...I went to Catholic School and the last thing people concerned themselves with was who was wearing a Gucci brown tie. Maybe the girls did that..but not the boys. I disliked the uniforms, not because of what they were, but because they made me a target since only catholic school kids wore them..so it was annoying on the trains, going home, etc.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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I agree...I do not understand why the uniforms for Public school students is not happening? What is the problem? It is a win-win for everyone...poor parents/families don't have to spend a fortune outfitting their kids with the latest $100 Air Michael Vick Pumas, $75 Mecca Jeans and $40 Sean Jean oversized XXXXXL T-shirt, the kids will all be seen as equals, and will not worry about who is wearing what and actually concentrate on school POSSIBLY!

Exactly. The problem is that you have these VERY LIBERAL people who are totally against it because the whole "freedom to wear whatever mentality" and this is AMERICA bs as way to justify their cause...its all political on not focused on the good it will bring.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I do think the whole peer pressure over clothing issue has gotten worse though over the years. You have this whole generation of kids who were brought up by parents (a lot of times not much older than the kids themselves) who sort of bought into it, and spoiled their kids rotten. It's a little ridiculous when your outfit is worth 4 digits but your education can barely get you a minimum wage job at White Castles.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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It's a little ridiculous when your outfit is worth 4 digits but your education can barely get you a minimum wage job at White Castles.

LOL...so true!
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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well said NY...you are on a roll. But from what I can tell..they are training these public school kids for nothing more than working at McDonald's...after all.somebody has to work there.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Becoming a parent, I'm now agreeing that the fashion stuff is over the top, and that some form of dress/business code should be in order. I've never been a big fan of uniforms, though!

A dress code, however, is one of many steps (and I mean MANY) that have to be taken to get these kids to excel in school!
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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Some dress code is okay, but uniforms no way. Unlike what they are teaching in schools these days we are still a nation of individuals!

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