Anna Gregoline | July 27, 2004
Should high school students be required to wear uniforms?

Jackie Mason | July 27, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | July 27, 2004
I said NO in high school too, but there would have been advantages. No picking out clothes in the morning! (Something I hate). And the school wouldn't have had to work as hard to keep gang members from showing colors, etc.

Melissa Erin | July 27, 2004
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Jackie Mason | July 28, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | July 28, 2004
Thongs are evil. I know more than several people who have converted, but I've tried and I don't get the appeal. It'll always be briefs or bikinis for me, thank you.

Scott Hardie | July 28, 2004
The functional appeal is that it gets rid of the visible pantyline. The real appeal is that it's a fad, of course. =)

Anna Gregoline | July 28, 2004
I thrill to see a woman's visible panty line these days. Any indication that the women around me are wearing normal underwear makes me feel good.

Anna Gregoline | July 28, 2004
P.S. Thongs cause tons of urinary tract infections and yeast infections too - health reason not to wear them as well!

Lori Lancaster | July 28, 2004
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Scott Horowitz | July 28, 2004
I haven't commented on this topic yet, because I had to think about it. I understand the issue of what is appropriate to wear in schools, but there is more at stake here than just "appropriate school clothing". Say (for a guy) a uniform consisted of black pants, and a white polo shirt. Simple enough, also the rule that men were not allowed to wear hats. What if an observant Jewish Student attended that school? He keeps his head covered all the time, and wears the fringes out of his shirt (like he is supposed to). By doing this, he is violating the school dress code, because it is limiting his right to practice his religion.

I don't think a dress code or uniform is the right solution. Maybe guidelines such as girls must either wear pants or skirts that go past the knee. Gentlemen must wear shirts with sleeves. Undergarments (on either sex) are not to be visible at any times. etc.

Any thoughts?

Anna Gregoline | July 28, 2004
Scott, most schools have dress codes. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a school that didn't find it necessary to have some rules on the subject.

I also don't think a school would have a problem with an outfit if it was truly for religious purposes, but I could be wrong. That kid might get hassled in some places.

I do think that uniforms, if not provided by the school, would make it difficult for poorer students to obtain them. So they still wouldn't fit in.

Scott Horowitz | July 28, 2004
The only type of dress code I ever had in school was in junior high, we weren't allowed to wear hats (because too many were getting stolen). Aside from that, not my school nor any other public school in the area had a required dress code. And as far as I know now, I may be wrong about this, but they still don't. School uniforms may be centered around your area of the country. More midwest areas enforce them, while the eastern don't? I really don't know. And about dress codes, I have one final thing to say, Donna Martin Graduates!

Anna Gregoline | July 28, 2004
We weren't allowed to wear hats in high school because of gang affiliations.

I don't really know what regions of the U.S. have more uniforms than others - that would be interesting to find out.

Melissa Erin | July 28, 2004
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Jackie Mason | July 29, 2004
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Melissa Erin | July 29, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | July 29, 2004
I didn't get that one - weird story. Is it possible that there is a rule we don't know about, such as no slogans on shirts at all?


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