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    Do your kids have them. Do you agree with them? Have you ever fought against them? Should the kids have the right to disreguard them if they don't "think it fair"?

    I'm involved in a discussion and this topic came up. What do you think about it?

  • #2
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    If They're Still Like They Were When I Was In School, They Don't Enforce Them. Boy's Were Not Suppose To Have Any Facial Hair, Now They All Have Mustaches/goatees, Hair Not Suppose To Be Past The Collar, Not Many Above Now A Days, No Tank Tops Or Short Shorts, Those Are Worn All The Time.

    I'm For Uniforms, Some Parents Don't Have The Money To Get Their Kids Name Brand Stuff And The Kids Are Ridiculed, Or Just Made Fun Of Because Of The Way They Dress.

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    • #3
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      I don't have kids in school anymore, just granddaughters in HS, so my thinking is probably so different from younger people.
      My own kids went to private school from Kindergarten - 5th grade and they wore uniforms. I loved the uniforms, every kid wore them, and none of this I have to have such and such outfit.
      When my kids were in HS there was a dress code and it was enforced. But I am sure it was a much different dress code from what we have now in schools.
      Yes, I believe in dress codes, as a parent / grandparent and as a former employee in the public school system. But the dress code needs to be enforced by the administration, otherwise why have it.
      And no I don't think that the kids have a right to fight against the dress code if they don't like it. They need to realize that later in life when they actually have a job, there most likely will be a dress code also. Get used to it.

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      • #4
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        I wish DD had them in high school. WOW!! low cut tops & short skirts, boys with jeans falling off them, tired of looking at their underware. Kids judged other kids if they couldn't afford to buy the lastest trends. So glad those days are over. Many talk to the school & they could send out flyers just for the parents to vote what they would like.

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        • #5
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          Did you see what Goliad, Texas is going to do this year? They are going to have navy blue jumpsuits (made by prisoners) for the students who do not follow the dress code. If they wear something that is not allowed, they will have to put that jumpsuit over the offending clothes and wear it for the rest of the day. It is causing a huge uproar with the parents of the students that consistantly break the rules.

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          • #6
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            I hate to sound like a stick in the mud. I agree with a dress code, kids are going to school for an education, not to fashion statement. And things that they are allowed to wear, major distraction from what they are in school for.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by AllieK View Post
              Did you see what Goliad, Texas is going to do this year? They are going to have navy blue jumpsuits (made by prisoners) for the students who do not follow the dress code. If they wear something that is not allowed, they will have to put that jumpsuit over the offending clothes and wear it for the rest of the day. It is causing a huge uproar with the parents of the students that consistantly break the rules.
              THAT MAY BE, IS A LITTLE EXTREME! MAYBE IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION TO AN OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION FOR REPEAT OFFENSES. KIDS HAVE TO LEARN THERE ARE RULES, LIKE THEM OR NOT.

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              • #8
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                I am with Nu on this one.
                Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by AllieK View Post
                  Did you see what Goliad, Texas is going to do this year? They are going to have navy blue jumpsuits (made by prisoners) for the students who do not follow the dress code. If they wear something that is not allowed, they will have to put that jumpsuit over the offending clothes and wear it for the rest of the day. It is causing a huge uproar with the parents of the students that consistantly break the rules.
                  No, I have not heard about that. Maybe the parents should encourage, i.e. demand that their kids follow the dress code. I don't see what the problem is. Your child doesn't follow the rules, the child will take the consequence ( sp ?), if that means wearing a lousy looking jumpsuit, so be it.

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                  • #10
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                    I'll bet the jumpsuit would get their attention and the ridicule of their friends. I think it would be a good lesson for them.

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                    • #11
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                      Our school district has a VERY strict dress code. It is enforced everyday. Sometimes I feel that it is extreme (esp. in the elementary) but when I had kids in HS I was very happy to have it.
                      A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.

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                      • #12
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                        I agree with dress codes and make a point to know what they are so that my boys are not out of code. A normal part of a child's moral development is accepting and following rules(usually by Jr high age) and understanding the whys of and following the rules(by high school age). Our school enforces the rules and we have clothes for them to change into if their parents can't or won't bring anything up for them.

                        After doing a class paper on school uniforms I'm all for them, not only does it put kiddos on an equal playing field it have been proven that grades and morale go up and discipline and drop outs go down.
                        ""Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.""

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                        • #13
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                          Thinking About It, What The Difference Of Me Having A Dress Code At Work. I'm Suppose To Wear Scrubs. If I Don't Want To, I Find A New Job, Easy As That. The Kids Have To Follow The Rules, Like I Said, But That's Jmho!

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                          • #14
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                            I am definitely for dress codes, and the stricter the better. There are so few rules that kids need to adhere to in school, and it only gets more lax as time goes on. Everything is so geared towards "individual expression" and "student rights" that students don't develop any sense of personal responsibility and respect for others. I've tried to teach my kids that you can look decent and presentable without spending megabucks for designer labels that end up looking trashy and out of style overnight. They wanted to try and dress with the "in" clothes in high school (I didn't give in very often!) but now that they are in their twenties, they choose to dress conservatively--thank goodness!

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                            • #15
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                              I agree...abide by the rules! Around here, the majority of county schools have gone to the uniforms, and the private schools do half and half. You should hear the mothers getting so bent out of shape because their little darlings have to wear those "tacky" uniforms, instead of the designer clothes. And these are elementary kids.

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