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Poll From: 07/12/2013

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Did you or your kids ever have to wear a uniform to school? Submitted By at8086, NC
Yes, I did.
Yes, we both did.
Yes, my kids did, but not me.
No, I never had to and I have not had any school age kids.
No, neither me nor my kids had to.
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rm21
on 07/17/13
HopefulGJL23 and 2 others liked this  
Homeschool wins!!! No uniforms, no peer pressure for the wardrobe. Mom didn't allow us to wear pajamas; we had to get dressed in the morning. But that kind of makes sense. Pajamas make you feel lazy anyway. (Or at least, they make me feel lazy)
Gader1
on 04/27/14
I was homeschooled
CornPicknDogLvr
on 07/20/13
Gaderseven liked this  
Homeschooling is the best thing ever!
Gaderseven
on 10/18/13
Go HOMESCHOOLING
greatness41
on 07/24/13
don't have kids
sammy0354
on 07/17/13
I had to for one year in middle school. I never followed the rules lol. Never wore a belt or tucked in my shirt. Such a bad kid hahaha
NewImageSM
on 07/15/13
I had to wear uniforms when I was going to a catholic school.
Joscelin
on 07/13/13
I never did.. and I don't have kids. Hard for me to choose a button since they ALL involve kids.
Bournefort17
on 07/14/13
False
TheMadam
on 07/13/13
Bournefort17 liked this  
There is an answer for that, as I am in that same situation. It's the 2nd to last answer from the bottom.
lino2004
on 07/13/13
I HATE IT USING THE UNIFORM WHITE SHIRT BLUE PANTS BLUE TIE
Nany2
on 07/13/13
it is right the uniforms help to keep regular clothing better for kids but not so great how much u spent in them...
MamaSandy
on 07/13/13
Uniforms are great
SimonisSwag43
on 07/12/13
Even though i dont wear one, its ridiculous of how ppl be a jerk of what you were in public schools, i say maybe wearing a uniform is sort of better, one thing less to worry in school.
hinachan
on 07/12/13
Ilovesparky13 liked this  
That's something kids should be worried about. Learning how to dress within a dress code is the first step toward kids becoming young adults who know how to dress at the workplace. It's no coincidence that employers are complaining about how millennials dress, when that was the first generation in recent times to be forced to wear uniforms at public schools.

Uniforms are stupid. They're an extra, unnecessary expense (who's going to wear them, outside of school?), and they deprive kids of the opportunity to learn how to dress appropriately.
Joscelin
on 07/13/13
" they deprive kids of the opportunity to learn how to dress appropriately."

I DO appreciate the line of thinking you have going in the remainder of your posts, but as I sad before, the pressure of keeping up with your peers in terms of clothing does NOTHING to 'teach' how to dress appropriately. Do you find bare midriffs and exposed underwear appropriate? There is also a difference in terms of uniform. Many schools now just use black, blue or khaki pants and white shirts as uniforms- not sailor suits or checkered jumpers.
memorybooks
on 07/12/13
kerbouche and 1 others liked this  
Although I never had to wear uniforms when I went to school, I taught at a school that required uniforms. I just brought the same colored shirts and pants for myself. No brainer getting dressed in the morning.
hinachan
on 07/12/13
kerbouche liked this  
"No brainer" is nothing to be proud of. The whole point of school is to challenge kids and teens to use their brains. Learning how to dress appropriately is a valuable life lesson.
Joscelin
on 07/13/13
Choosing a wardrobe based on peer pressure, or what the 'popular kids' are wearing does not encourage thinking. It also does not teach them how to dress appropriately. It is also a slap in the face to kids in families who cannot afford the 'latest style' (or fad).
I'd rather have a child NOT have to think about what to wear so they can spend more time thinking about what is being presented to them in school.
MrYumYum835
on 07/13/13
Uniform policy in my school is that there must be at least 3 inches of midriff showing.
Kingsley5532
on 07/13/13
I had to wear uniforms in middle school
Travieza13
on 07/13/13
I had to wear uniform when I was in Sokol n also my kid
Rayneenigh
on 07/13/13
None of my children had to wear uniforms nor did I when I was in school; hwr, when my birth mother & her late husband adopted his grandson, 2 yrs later at the middle school they had a uniform code that included polo style shirts, khaki pants w/belt & no backsides or underwear showing (!); girls were the same. They had the option of wearing dress slacks or skirts but the skirts had to be at least as long as the tip of their finger when it was at their side normally; if it was shorter, they had to go home to change or have a parent bring a change of clothes. Camis and dressy tanks were ok but they had to have a cover like a shag shawl that covers the top of the shoulders and down the shoulder-blade area. Their white, no logo sneakers was a blow-up in their face b/c even the cheaper white shoes all had logos so that was tossed out. I wish all schools had a belt around the waist of pants so there's no underwear shining from the upper buttocks to the mid-thigh!
tightlacedboots
on 07/12/13
hinachan liked this  
My high school required uniforms my junior year. Many people thought uniforms would save families money, but in my case I had to buy a whole new wardrobe in the middle of high school. I hated it.
char19481
on 07/13/13
They really don't save money it's a second set of cloths that i have to buy. Plus they have to have white shirts which are impossible to keep clean with little ones and have to replace throughout the year. The problem is how kids are dressing that they feel the need to implement a uniform policy.
morimunda
on 07/12/13
I liked wearing a uniform because I didn't have to pick out clothes everyday, just my personal opinion. Only thing I disliked about it is my sixth grade teacher forced all of the girls in my class to wear skirts where the other teachers allowed the kids to dress how they wanted as long as they were wearing the uniform & it was clean & pressed. I like skirts but they're not for me for an embarrassing amount of reasons & she made my life Hell that year just through clothes.
pinklassy1966
on 07/12/13
Kind of a wierd question
123ronaldo123
on 07/12/13
nice!
Tigrera
on 07/12/13
PokeDanny10 and 5 others liked this  
I always love reading the comments on daily polls. People get so riled up about the littlest things!
dmridley51
on 07/12/13
kerbouche liked this  
I lived out in the country,and my siblings and I attended a two room school and a one room school, k-6th grades, 7th-12th we were bused in to town to attend the bigger schools. Finally, in the late 1950's they built a nice elementary school out in the country.
LeastBlue
on 07/12/13
kerbouche and 4 others liked this  
And whoever wrote these questions obviously did not go to school enough, as evidenced by improper grammar. No juvenile goats ever went to my school, in uniforms or not. Although slang may be acceptable in some cases, using "me" as in "Neither me nor my kids" and "but not me" is never proper.
silentstarelly
on 07/12/13
morimunda and 2 others liked this  
Doesn't really help that most American schools barely teach grammar. I think I learned more about English grammar from my Spanish class than my English one.
jayden11805
on 07/12/13
MrYumYum835 and 8 others liked this  
Who cares?
prattmama
on 07/12/13
kerbouche and 3 others liked this  
You should care. Employeers care. Judges care (in case you ever end up in front of one). intellegent people care.
schezo
on 07/12/13
kerbouche liked this  
Employers not Employeers. And seriously they don't care outside of your resume/job application when it comes to the real job unless you are a clerk, a secretary, or something that requires spelling.
KatieKat
on 07/12/13
MrYumYum835 and 4 others liked this  
I question the intelligence of people who get worked up over the grammar in a swagbucks poll.

Also, you spelled intelligent wrong which is absolutely hilarious considering the context of your response.
hMa12810
on 07/12/13
kerbouche liked this  
I went to a public school and they do not require you to wear a uniform!
doobsbananas
on 07/12/13
TheMadam and 1 others liked this  
Some of them do.
tightlacedboots
on 07/12/13
kerbouche liked this  
Where I went to school they instituted a uniform in many of the schools shortly before I graduated. They were all public schools. Which is why I was shocked.
Hburt006
on 07/12/13
I homeschool my kids so our uniform is usually our pjs....j/k But since we are home most days we do tend to wear more comfy clothes then anything else.
SWAGKU123
on 07/12/13
Life is so difficult sometimes..
1CASH
on 07/12/13
hinachan liked this  
I am so happy that my mother respected my choice not to wear a uniform to school, so she never sent me to a uniform school. You know the world is messed up when the children/students don't have a voice when it come to uniforms. I always believed that everyone is an individual and they should be able to express that. On top of that uniforms don't make the student or make the student act right during school, as every TRUE SMART PERSON knows "THE PREACHER'S KIDS ARE ALWAYS THE WILDEST!"
BringOnzeWafflez
on 07/12/13
I am here helping a friend get his/her cash not saying any names but i am and they have millions right now
BringOnzeWafflez
on 07/12/13
actually that theory is wrong. outdated and not even factual. we are not sons and daughters of preachers' (not including the people that are) but we barely know what that word is when we're that age therefore i proved you factually wrong that uniforms are what make students better learners more able to succeed in life and do other great things. btw what do you do for a living? why are you on swagbucks? oh yeah cuz you need money. BOOM!!!
Jasmine4s
on 07/12/13
My uniform looks very cool~~ Miss those days~~
kidd2424
on 07/12/13
yup, my kid & I
MegaQueenBee
on 07/12/13
thank goodness i never wore a uniform to school i would have hated it but i guess i do understand why they have children wear them to level the playing field ( so to speak )
yadhu321
on 07/12/13
Joscelin and 2 others liked this  
uniforms make a uniformity and also unique thinking.....

we know that, union is strength...

so wear uruniform and make strength in ur mind...
Swagerwagon18
on 07/12/13
Hburt006 and 1 others liked this  
I'm home schooled. I can wear whatever I wantt.
picassosghost
on 07/12/13
Yes, at my public elementary school. That was 15 years ago. They make great nostalgic items now.
RedBaron96
on 07/12/13
Hburt006 liked this  
I hate uniforms for kids, except for things like Scouts. I do believe schools should have a dress code. That being said, our kids can wear PJs to school if they want, since we do an online public school and love it :D
BambiBabi
on 07/12/13
TheQueenKasey liked this  
They say it's to keep kids from getting picked on cause they don't wear brand names but it doesn't work because some people wear like ralph lauren polo and then some wear old navy and get picked on.
joseph001
on 07/12/13
Wicked1 liked this  
I hated uniforms but they saved money.
BambiBabi
on 07/12/13
I have to wear a uniform
twins05
on 07/12/13
I love having little girls to buy clothes for. Plus I think its a great way for them to express their personality. I would never want my kids to wear uniforms.
tmorsesb
on 07/12/13
I went to all public schools, but I did have a uniform during 8th grade. The middle school I went to was pretty notorious for really bad students, and the administration tried all kinds of things to get people to straighten up. Finally, they decided to try uniforms: navy or khaki bottoms and white tops. Not surprisingly, the uniforms failed to improve behavior at the school, and the school dropped the uniform requirement during the second semester. Such a waste of time and money, in my opinion.
MissMarnew
on 07/12/13
I have no problem with a uniform but my child's last school argued with me about whether a pair of pants were really khaki. Really? I don't have time for that.
tippcork
on 07/12/13
Tigergal and 1 others liked this  
I loved my uniform. No thinking needed early in the morning.
justnotsure60
on 07/12/13
justducky450 liked this  
I went to public school and we did not have uniforms but had a stick dress code.
Dbivs1991
on 07/12/13
I never wore uniforms to school becuase I went to a public school but my future child will because he or she will be going to a private school for better education and disipline
blacko184
on 07/12/13
Tigergal and 1 others liked this  
I had to wear uniforms and the only reason they were really there was to keep kids from getting picked on because of what they wore and their social standing.
mmmthasgood
on 07/12/13
Yes I had to wear uniforms and I hated it.
LizzieK
on 07/12/13
gpach027 and 1 others liked this  
Never had to, my daughter's too young for school but if she is made to wear uniforms, I'll pull her from school and homeschool her. They're unnecessary
demonictalent
on 07/12/13
Joscelin and 1 others liked this  
Well, thats a crazy reason to pull a kid out of school. And homeschool her? well thats fine but just FYI, public/private schools are better than homeschooling. they get recess (exercise), they make friends, they are taught by professionals (or people that actually studied to teach), they learn more about how people act in the real world and better understand it. if you homeschool your child, i wish you luck at being as knowledgeable on the topic you have to teach, i hope you hire someone to at least pick on your daughter that way she wont go out into the world thinking everyone is nice, and i hope you introduce her to people so she has some friends to speak to, and make her run around outside so she gets all the exercise she needs.

I dont support bullying (beating up, stealing, etc.) but i think its ok for people to tease others every now and then just to show human nature, and teach those being teased how to handle those situations.
KatieKat
on 07/12/13
Suggesting that someone hire a person to pick on their child is a whole lot crazier than pulling them out of school because of uniforms.
vbassh
on 07/12/13
Depends on who is doing the home schooling. I was living with my aunt during my home schooling. We had a strict schedule that we followed. We woke up ate got dressed went for a walk then did classes. As for being around other kids i had cousins, kids at church, kids in the neighborhood. I had fun...
TheChaosTheory
on 07/12/13
Hburt006 liked this  
While I agree that it is a crazy reason to homeschool a kid (unless freedom of expression is that important to a parent), I disagree with your point that homeschooling is inferior to public/private schools.

Statistically, homeschooled kids test significantly better. They also do as well or better at interacting with others, particularly across age groups. Whatever source I give could be discounted (such is the way things go online and in person), but here's one: http://www.nheri.org/research/research-facts-on-homeschooling.html It is by a well-respected professor and Doctor of Science Education.

Personally, I was homeschooled all twelve years. I have done very well. So far in college, I have maintained a 4.0 and I have received an Associate of Arts. Like the rest of my homeschooled friends, I played outside a lot. I also had time to read on my own - a lot. I never did sports (didn't want to), but many of my homeschooled friends did, some of them very succe
TheChaosTheory
on 07/12/13
Hburt006 liked this  
My public-schooled friends always wished they could be homeschooled too. Even after they discovered that homeschoolers have just as much (and sometimes more) homework!

And as for parents not being "professionals" and teachers being so great... I think we have all been burned by a professional who has the degree but not the skill or motivation. Moreover, even the greatest teacher still has to deal with 30 kids in the classroom.

The homeschool parent must be willing to put in the work to be successful. Yet if a parent is lacking in some way (such as being horrible at science, perhaps), there are many resources out there to help with that such as great curriculum, co-ops, and - gasp - the internet. Plus, if a child is particularly talented, that might be the time and place for directed independent learning!

Homeschooling is great. The parent just has to be willing to put in the work.
prattmama
on 07/12/13
PokeDanny10 and 6 others liked this  
you would pull her out of school just because of uniforms?
sebreilly
on 07/12/13
If a parent highly values freedom of self-expression, I can see why he or she would want another option for his or her child.
Pepin909
on 07/12/13
WalterWhite23 and 1 others liked this  
I loved wearing a uniform to school. I'm not a morning person and it made getting ready much quicker! My son starts kindergarten in the fall and his school has uniforms too. I'm not loving the expense of it, but other than that, I'm glad they do.
prattmama
on 07/12/13
I never had to buy uniforms for my children but I thought they would be cheaper. 5 outfits and you are done. But... I have no experience so it was just thoughts in my head.
adriennel
on 07/12/13
Plus the uniforms (at least here) aren't cheap! The school by us has tee-shirts and polos with their name on them so it's not even like you can buy them some other place (although they also facilitate a resale to help parents out a little)
lizbethbear
on 07/12/13
not cheaper, because you still have to buy them other clothes to wear on the weekends and during breaks and such.
lizbethbear
on 07/12/13
CptDrProfesor and 1 others liked this  
I would have loved to go to a school with those plaid skirt uniforms. I was all about that look when I was in high school lol
aishwag88
on 07/12/13
Oh yes, good old school uniforms! I always tried to customize mine, though. I thought I was such a non conformist lol.
AwyerSkies
on 07/12/13
Nope
kbbear
on 07/12/13
Joscelin and 4 others liked this  
I wore a uniform (religious school.) I actually liked it. We were poor, and couldn't really afford many clothes. I had 2 uniforms; 1 to wear and 1 to wash. What I really liked was that the poor kids dressed exactly the same as the richer kids. The uniforms seemed to steer us away from material, external things. We were all sisters and brothers at that school- a beautiful, loving place to learn.
Kittenese
on 07/12/13
I wore a uniform in kindergarten, and then my parents started home schooling me, so uniforms weren't really an issue. :)

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