Top 10 Reasons School Uniforms Should Be Banned

Top 10 Reasons School Uniforms Should be Banned.
Top 10 Reasons School Uniforms Should be Banned.

10 Reasons School Uniforms Are a Bad Idea and School Uniforms Should Be Banned

In the past few years, more and more schools have been requiring their students to wear uniforms. As many as one in eight American public schools have been implementing this policy. While there are many advocates for the continuous usage of school uniforms, there is another side that rallies against it. Why? You’ll find out in the list below.

First, a Brief History of Uniforms

Although the uniform requirement has just been recently imposed, uniforms have been in existence for several centuries now. The first documented usage of a ‘standard’ garment in education was in 1222, where students were required to wear a “cappa clausa” or a robe-like outfit.

Fast forward to 16th century England, students of the Christ Hospital Boarding School became the fathers of the ‘modern school uniform.’ These children wore blue cassocks and yellow stockings, to mirror the look of the clergymen who looked after them. Up to now, this uniform is still in use, making it the ‘oldest uniform in history.’

School Uniforms in the United States

While the English have long been using uniforms, the United States was quite loose with the uniform system. Only the students of private and parochial schools were first required to wear uniforms – at least until 1987. Maryland and Washington DC were the first states to implement uniforms in public schools. Later on, other states followed suit.

Despite such changes, all states are not compelled to require uniforms. However, more and more school districts are going against this ruling. If your school directors are thinking of doing so, then make sure to let them read these top 10 reasons why school uniforms are a bad idea.

10Uniforms Only Fuel Commercial Interests

School uniforms are too spendy and simply line the pockets of corporate fat cats.

Sad as it might seem, uniforms are only stimulating commercial interests. They are not solving the concerns that they are geared for. In fact, numerous companies treat the uniform system as a major source of revenue. After all, Americans shell out a whopping $1 billion dollars every year!

Because of the limitless profits that go with uniforms, it comes as no surprise why more and more corporations are lobbying for the requirement of these homogenized outfits. Institutions such as Lands’ End are funding marketing efforts specifically targeted towards public schools. Similar institutions are also subsidizing studies that advocate the effectiveness of uniforms. So if you read an article that says uniforms are beneficial, there is a huge probability that it is biased.

With that being said, it’s fair to say that such institutions are supporting studies on uniforms not because of concern, but because of the impact it has on their businesses. It can be said that they are selling their uniforms not because the students need it, but because they can earn lots from it. Why rally behind a cause that will not really benefit you or your child, for that matter?

While revenues that come from uniforms stimulate the American economy, they don’t support it the right way. Consumers – sadly, the low-income ones – suffer a lot because of these commercial interests. You wouldn’t want the poor to get the poorer, and the rich to get richer – especially if it’s the wrong, selfish way. Although it isn’t obvious, uniforms do fuel wicked commercial interests, and they should be stopped before more hard-wasted money is lost.

9Uniforms can be Detrimental to Adult Development

Imposing a school uniform requirement is degrades development

The path to adult development is honed throughout the duration of early schooling. However, your transition towards adulthood can be hindered with uniforms. Since it is mandatory, you are not given the chance to decide for yourself, which is one of the hallmarks of adulthood.

You know you are an adult when you are given the freedom to choose – whether you like this or that. When you were young, you know you are not an adult yet because your parents (aka the ‘adults’) made the decision for you.

However, when you are restricted to wearing uniforms in school, you are denied the opportunity to make decisions for yourself. After all, you do not have a choice because the others have already made it for you.

Although this issue might be seen as a simple one, it can have a huge toll in a child’s transition to adulthood. Because he was not able to make choices when he was young, he will most likely be unprepared for the rigors of the adult world.

This dilemma is rightly reflected in Erik Erikson’s stages of psycho-social development. The stage of adolescence is seen as a crucial one, for in this phase the person asks who he is and what he can be. Most importantly, he can either develop identity or role confusion.

Clothing is considered as one of the means of building an identity, and without the freedom to choose, the development of such – as well as his transition to adulthood – can be severely dampened.

8Uniforms can affect one’s Self-Image

Beauty standards are stressful. Imagine trying to keep up while wearing an ugly uniform. School Uniforms should be banned

Uniforms aim to give everybody a homogeneous look, right? Instead of improving a student’s self-image because he looks just like the others, it actually does the opposite. Students have different weights, body types and heights. Whenever one looks at himself in the mirror, he depreciates his self-image because he feels like he doesn’t look his best.

Unfortunately, this case is often seen in girls, who feel ‘embarrassed’ when they go to school in uniforms. According to development psychologists, ladies have the huge tendency to compare how they look in uniforms. This is especially the case when the student sees herself to have a curvy or plus-size body. This also happens to girls who deem themselves very short or very tall.

I can go on and on about how uniforms affect self-image, but the most concrete evidence proves to be the results of a study conducted by researchers from the Arizona State University. The paper, entitled “Public School Uniforms: Effect on Perceptions of Gang Presence, School Climate, and Student Self-Perceptions,” shows that students who are not required to wear school uniforms demonstrated higher self-perception scores. That means these students have better views of self-image, compared to those who have to suffer the pains of wearing uniforms to school.

7Uniforms Actually Attract Bullies

School Uniforms Can Actually Cause an Increase in Bullying and they should be Banned.

If you thought that requiring all students to wear uniforms can lessen the chances of bullying, you are dead wrong! In fact, it can actually increase the incidence of bullying, especially in school districts where violence rates are soaring.

A 1999 study conducted by experts from Texas Southern University showed that bullying incidents increased by as much as 12%, after the implementation of mandatory uniform wearing.

Echoing this sentiment is a 2007 study published in the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice. According to the research, assaults increased by as much as 14 incidences yearly, right after the introduction of school uniforms.

A similar finding was discovered by the Office of Education, Evaluation, and Management of the Miami-Dade County. Violence, especially in the middle schools, increased by a hundred fold after the students were required to wear uniforms.

Simply put, research shows that uniforms do not actually stop bullying. People think that these can stop the violence, but they actually don’t. Even when everybody’s wearing the same thing, a student’s distinct personality will still stand out.

Although clothes serve as a primary basis for violence and bullying, bullies eventually find another way to show their status – that they are still better than their contemporaries.

According to academician Tony Volk, an expert on bullying, “There is no evidence in bullying literature that supports a reduction in violence due to school uniforms.” Even minus the uniform, he adds that bullies can come up with other reasons that can justify violence and aggression towards their fellow students.

6Uniforms are Boring!

School Uniforms are so boring They should be banned and eliminated for good.

Whatever way you look at it, homogeneity is definitely boring. Seeing the same thing over and over again can be a ghastly sight for most. The fact that uniforms are boring is a definite reason why requiring it in schools is a bad idea.

There are many reasons why uniforms boring, and I could go on and on. But I’m not writing a novel, so I’ll make my reasons short and sweet.

First, uniforms are boring because of their colors. More often than not, uniforms come in the most tedious of colors. It’s always navy blue, green, khaki, black and other dull colors. Pro-uniforms say these clothes help prepare the children for their future occupations. The last I checked I was allowed to wear lively clothes at work (as long as they are respectable-looking, of course.)

Another reason why uniforms suck is the patterns. It’s always checkered or plaid, if you are lucky enough that your uniform does not come in a single block color.

And to further add insult to injury, you have to wear the same, boring day every freaking school day. Could I get an amen on this?

School can be boring at times – so why require students to wear uniforms that are just as (if not more than) boring? If we want our kids to enjoy school – no matter how hard the lessons might be – a great start would be to let them wear clothes that they’ll be happy in.

5Uniforms can be Uncomfortable

School Uniforms Should be Banned Because they’re uncomfortable.

There are so many reasons why uniforms are a bad idea, and one that most of us could relate to is the fact that it can be so darn uncomfortable. I can hardly find a uniform-wearer who says that she feels cozy and snug in her boring attire.

Short skirts can sometimes be too short, that a gust of wind can easily expose your underpants. Some uniforms are made from unpleasant fabrics that will make you itch from the first class to the last class. Some are so badly-designed that they can make the wearer look bigger or pudgier. Yes, there are so many things that can make uniforms so horrendously uncomfortable.

Perhaps the worst thing about uncomfortable uniforms is the fact that it can actually get in the way of learning. You focus more on your uniform, instead of what you need to learn at school. Let me give you a scenario.

Say you have a short skirt. More often than not, you will end up tugging your skirt so that your privates are not revealed for the world to see. This is especially the case when you are sitting down. Since you are more concerned about your uniform, you will not be able to absorb the things that the teacher has just said. Instead of helping you out, your uniform can actually get in the way of learning. So if you ask me about, it shouldn’t be mandatory.

4Uniforms can be Costly

School Uniforms are spendy. You should probably put that money elsewhere

Those who are in favor of uniforms believe that they are cheaper alternatives, because the students have to wear them every day. That is actually a point of contention, as uniforms are very costly too! In fact, Americans spend about $249 on uniforms yearly. When you compound all the people that have to buy school uniforms, it totals to $1 billion annually. That’s the cost of the Chicago Cubs, LA Lakers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs (each team, of course.) Heck, you can buy the Solomon Islands for $1 billion.

Sadly, the spending does not stop there. The kids are continuously growing, so that means they could outgrow their uniforms anytime soon. In some institutions, the uniforms are changed when students transition to middle school, junior high or senior high. So that’s $249 (even more) every time there’s a need to change uniforms or buy bigger ones.

Although the cost is viewed reasonable by middle-class or well-to-do families, the cost can be a burden for the lower-class families. This is especially the case for those who turn to public schools for free education. They thought that they can provide their kids with free education, but it turns out they have to spend some anyway. The additional costs are on the rise now, since more and more public school districts are now requiring their students to wear uniforms.

With that being said, uniforms are sometimes costlier than civilian clothing. In the midst of recession, every penny counts. So instead of buying expensive uniform, why not let the children wear what they already have?

3Uniforms Encourage Conformity – instead of Personality

School Uniforms Should be Eliminated because too much conformity is a bad thing.

Children are always taught to break free and stand out. But with uniforms, the schools are actually lobbying for the opposite. Uniforms actually force students to kowtow to the rules of conformity. After all, a pupil needs to wear something that is prescribed for everybody, not something that expresses his individuality.

People who are for uniforms say that it promotes social conformity, so the less-to-do don’t have to be pressured to keep up with their well-off contemporaries. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. They still are forced to spend because the school requires their children to wear costly uniforms.

They might also say that students can express their personalities in other ways, by way of accessories, purses, or a new hairstyle. News Flash: some institutions prohibit it too. And for those who don’t, such can create disparity. In an effort to express individuality, students will struggle to wear the newest trends, which are often expensive. Again, it is a massive blow to the family’s finances.

But there are more problems with conformity than just the economic burden. The homogeneity that uniforms promote can dampen the students’ creativity and artistic growth. Someone who is used to looking like the others will have no drive to express his personality. As such, the student might end up just ‘blending’ with the society, instead of making his mark in the world.

Uniforms create conformists, not insightful minds and intuitive thinkers. Think of all the brilliant ideas we stand to lose in the future.

2Uniforms Violate the First Amendment of the US Constitution

School Uniforms should be banned because they violate students First Amendment Right to free expression

The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees one the freedom of religion, assembly, and right to petition. Most importantly, it assures a citizen’s freedom to expression. Unfortunately, this is inherently violated by requiring the students to wear uniforms.

Freedom of expression is not just about saying what you want to say, it’s also about seeking and imparting ideas, regardless of limits and boundaries. Expressing your ideologies, beliefs and philosophies, unfortunately, are hindered by school uniforms. That’s because you are forced to wear something you don’t believe in. You are no longer given a chance to express your ideas, which you can impart simply by choosing the clothes you like to wear.

As far as I know, we live in a free world – in a free country (unless you’re in North Korea, of course. And if you are, I’m happy that you were able to access the internet!) We have the right to voice our preferences and beliefs. If wearing a unique brand of clothing is one way for us to do so, then why should the authorities hamper us from expressing ourselves individually?

People don’t take this seriously, that uniforms violate the Constitution. But if this happens on another platform, it would be immediately tagged as a clear and direct violation of the First Amendment.

As the “Star-Spangled Banner” says, this is the land of the free. If students are deprived of freedom of expression by requiring them to wear uniforms – then the United States no longer proves to be the land of the free anymore.

1Simply Put, Uniforms are Generally Disliked!

School Uniforms Should Be Banned Because Kids Hate Them. I mean this poor guy has a headache this big because of his uniform

If only Facebook had a dislike button, mandatory uniforms would receive the thumbs down from students all over the globe. That’s because no student likes uniforms! You can search every corner in the world and no pupil would say that he loves his uniform.

There have been numerous polls made to determine the acceptance of school uniforms, and most of them show that students are against them. Take the case of the Harford County Public School students, wherein 87.9% are in strong disfavor of the mandatory uniform system.

The parents of school children feel the same way as well. According to the Rasmussen Reports, 47% of parents are against school uniforms, compared to the 41% who are in favor of school dresses. 12% still remain undecided on the issue.

So why are uniforms despised by learners and their parents as well? There are many reasons why, and we have enumerated most of them. Let me repeat it again for those who still don’t get the drift that school uniforms are a terrible idea.

Uniforms fuel commercial interests, and they are detrimental to adult development. They affect self-image, and even attract bullying and violence.

In terms are usage, uniforms prove to be uncomfortable and costly. They can be very boring to wear and look at as well. Apart from being generally disliked, uniforms are a direct violation to the first amendment of the US Constitution. I can go on and on, but these do sum up the reasons why school uniforms are a bad idea.

Final Words

While some studies show that school uniforms have numerous benefits, there are just as many reasons why requiring students to wear them is a bad idea.

For one, it only fuels commercial interests. Companies that will benefit from the profits are actually spending a lot on marketing campaigns, as well as researches that prove uniforms to be advantageous.

Secondly, uniforms can be detrimental to adult development. Impeding one’s freedom to choose can take a toll on his transition to adult life.

Thirdly, uniforms can negatively affect a student’s self-image. Uniforms fit people differently. As in the case of girls, who think of themselves badly because their uniforms don’t fit them well.

Fourthly, uniforms actually attract bullies! The staggering results of numerous researches show that they do little to curb violence in school.

In terms of personal style, uniforms are a bad idea because they are boring. Imagine wearing the same thing over and over again – until you graduate.

Apart from being boring, uniforms are highly uncomfortable as well. Ugly fabrics and predetermined lengths can make the wearer feel uneasy, and in the end he might focus on his uniform rather than the lesson at hand.

The high cost is another reason why uniforms should be banned. Instead of simply getting free public school education, parents are forced to spend as much as $249 every year.

In terms of personal development, uniforms promote conformity rather than individuality. The homogeneity that results in this can get in the way of the student’s creativity and artistic freedom.

Most importantly, the ruling on uniforms violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution. It disregards the person’s freedom of expression, because he is not able to show his ideologies, and philosophies concerning clothing.

Last but not the least, school uniforms are a bad idea because they are generally disliked. If the students don’t like them, why should we force them to wear these garments anyway?

What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below.

And check out the opposing view here on List Land: Top 10 Reasons School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory.

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  • sarina

    there is a typo in #4 that says “Those who are in favor of uniforms believe that they are cheaper alternatives, because the students have to wear every day.” you missed the word them in “…. the students have to wear every day….”

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    So on your list “Why School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory” wouldn’t numbers 4,6, and 7 just make the “facts” listed in the mandatory list counter intuitive?

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      • AzinKoro

        My mistake. I meant they are contradicting each other.

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  • Kim Eojin

    You have a pretty biased view of school uniforms, putting them in an unfair light by using such words as “They’re just boring” “They should be banned!” , etc, etc.
    When i read the “uniforms actually increase bullying” one, I was intrigued, then shocked to find out that you guys posted nothing but “It increased so-and-so percent”. There is absolutely no significant evidence that the uniforms caused that (false cause), except for the percentages of course. Maybe the bullies did find another thing to bully them about, and that’s why it increased!
    And the first amendment violation one? Bull-poop. Basically anything a parent says to do to a child (etc: “eat your veggies”, “clean your room”) should be counted as a violation of that. That rule only counts towards serious things such as communism, where a person’s freedom is CLEARLY supressed.

    • dwadaddawdawdawdawdwd

      they also made a list why uniforms should be mandetory

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  • Rooster

    I once attended a school that required the students to wear uniforms. My family, at the beginning went to a pace where they sold overgrown shirts as well. Our family wasn’t really poor, so we bought new ones. Unfortunately they started to wear out in the middle of the year. There was only one place to obtain new ones because I attended a school that sold its own shirts. I was once in a public school, in the same area, that sold shirt or four dollars. The charter school however, sold shirts that were almost thirteen dollars. The funny part, my old uniforms for the public school lasted three years and my brother, in sixth grade, has yet to wear them out. I don’t understand why the charter schools shirts cost more money. I have gone through three of my shirts and one is starting to fall apart. The mornings are hard, trying to find a shirt. According to the principal “If you want to wear it, it has to have a logo.” I was fine with the requirements until there was a new rule where you “may not wear a jacket that does not have the logo on it. The school board made the rule in the middle of of the day, in the midst of winter. Children, at the time I was in eighth grade, was forced to take off there jacket during recess. The eighth graders have recess with the sixth graders. At the time I felt bad for the siblings, most of the eighth graders had siblings in sixth.

    Uniforms could possibly linked to bullying and low self esteem. When I went to school, one could say I was definitely not a size zero. The uniforms were designed for slimmer girls, and I tried everything I could to appear slim. If the main goal of those uniforms was to stop obesity in children, they would certainly win some kind of award. Now I know what you are thinking, “this is super biased” and “this is probably just one school”. This happened to me in multiple schools, the sizes always brought down my self esteem.

    There are some perks to a school uniform and people may disagree with my protest against them. I can not truthfully say that I am not biased. I have had, multiple, extremely horrible experiences with them.

  • nobody

    i hate uniforms

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  • john miller

    yeah i hate uniforms to.

    • John

      Stop complaining

  • john miller

    hey girl

    • Darby the Meme

      There’s a reply button. If you notice it, feel free to use it! That way, there arent a ton of comments that seem addressed to random people!

    • Ted


  • jay

    good job with the pictures

  • jay

    uniforms really attract bulies

    • Darby the Meme

      Please use the reply button.

  • cumslinger92

    I feel like this is totally biased.

  • Ellie

    Right now in my class we are doing a against and for thing there are many against and for thing and I am doing why shouldn’t we wear uniforms so and I also hate school uniforms plz give me some tips about why we shouldn’t wear uniforms in the comment plz!!!!

  • Ellie

    Give me some more tips than this plz

  • Ashlee

    my school used have uniforms they were unconfortable!

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  • I had to go to a school with uniforms for 5 years. What I learned from that experience is that school uniforms may seem like a big, cool thing in all, but you actually do get bullied more in a uniform school vs a normal public school. More kids than at the school I went after the uniform school killed them selves from bullies than the new school I went to. I remember one girl was small, and wasn’t very good looking, so many made fun of her and laughed. She was very hurt and many could see it. I moved and I called my friend and he said that she killed her self 2 weeks after I moved. 5 other people committed suicide within a space of 7 months at the school. Even I remember being bullied. In fact, everyone got bullied at my school, except for all the cool kids and stuff. I don’t want people to pity me, I’m just saying that if you are excited about school uniforms, maybe check twice.

  • Deadsoccer

    deadpool is cool

  • Bob

    Han solo dies

  • karina

    this is about uniforms not about other cool stuff



  • Katie Baker

    They are uncomfortable, most likely disliked by 99% of most of the schools. No one wants to look alike that would be embarrassing for yound children in middle school and high school even in elementary

  • thy old farm

    umm… I really don’t like them because there unlikeable

  • thy old farm

    well I disagree with thy old farm I love them so much!!!!!

  • thy old farm hater

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  • thy old farm hater hater

    listen can you plee stop even though were the same person you need to stop commenting like this!!!

  • thy old farm hater

    ok I am so so so sorry

  • thy old farm

    oh yes sorry

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    i suck penis in thy old farm hater hater mouth

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    The comments are a joke.

  • Val ride

    My best friend went to private school…we’ve been friends since high school and are almost 30 now…she is attracted to rebellion possibly because her parents were strict….the biggest issue with her and “rebellion” is she’s hanging out with extremely trashy people….she can’t tell the difference between an artistically, intelligent, interesting rebel vs straight up white trash. I think this is due to the uniforms. I sound incredibly snobby saying this but she’s not hanging around nice people who came from poor families. These people are IDIOTS. And they are gross, miserable and dumb. She’s the prettiest girl I know and its obvious she comes from a family of educated classy people. She told me I’m not ” real” lol because of my snobbishness lately. I don’t think she knows what she means by “real” we are 30. It’s not cool to be gross. We are from New England. The “hillbillies” here are usually white kids who wanted to be black in high school. It’s very trashy especially when their wearing faded FUBU or PACO jeans 15 years later. She’s not hanging around the laid back faded Levi’s blue collar guy…she’s hanging around gross ppl! It’s annoying. She’s engaged to the white trash ghetto guy. I call them “white trash ghetto”. I would never be able to explain this to her. It’s just hard to watch. Clothes are very important! You can easily tell the difference between an intelligent person who isn’t materialistic and one whose just straight up trash or bad taste because they are dumb. My friend who wore uniforms doesn’t know the difference.

  • LaDiva

    I’ve been wearing uniforms my entire life ( I’m only in high school) and from my experience I’ve found that people get bullied a lot more than when they wear their own clothes. I’m a black belt in karate and it’s really helped me when it comes to people who ever try to bully me or my best friends. I’ll literally FIGHT for my friend and my mom.

    • gilles777

      wow thug life

  • Emily

    That is true

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  • Triogoddesses

    we hate uniform I prefer regular clothes to school but my mom put me in a school with uni

  • V

    For your 3rd point, you said that uniforms prevent self-expression. But point #7 says that “Even when everybody’s wearing the same thing, a student’s distinct personality will still stand out.”. Also, a student can express his or herself in ways besides clothing.

  • A, B , C & D

    This is certainly true thanks for the homework help!

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      • Anastasia

        Thanks for this site

  • stubby

    i definitely agree with you! i have uniforms and i HATE it.

  • juan

    You can ask Trump to ban uniforms at public and private schools .that would not be an issue to him. Actually, speaking about education,MR Donald seems to be interested in banning education itself to those most in need.

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  • jiang brendon

    it is helpful for homework

  • Patrick

    im doing this for homework but god might not

  • Patrick

    i am doing this for homework but god might not

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  • Anonymous

    Just to be clear, the burqa is not a uniform. ? And attempting to ban it is hardly popular these days.

  • Kerry VanHage

    it was VERY helpful.

  • Majana22

    You should not ware uniform because one day you can fit the uniforms then the next day you can not your mom and dad have to pay for a new uniforms and want if your mom and dad do not have a lot of money for your uniform

  • Ariel Wilkerson

    These are so true!!!!

  • Danlee2311

    Some of these points need more back up with evidence.
    Some are also quite stupid in general, indeed quite childish coming from an actual writer.

    • Emily Pineda

      These Are Not Stupid Reasons all Of These are true i see all of them happen at my school especially The self image part mostly////Every child labels them as something
      To Short/To Fat/To Tall/To Skinny Kids look at people wearing the same clothes as they are and they look different so they feel different and that can make them feel more worthless than the other kids. Some kids react different////some kids get depressed over this and that can lead to anxiety witch in some cases can be suicide So These are not Stupid in Any Way

  • Just Say N

    My kids hate uniforms. They feel like inmates wearing prison garments.

    Not to mention, most stores only sell them seasonally. So if you want to buy one after October it’s H-E double hockey sticks to

  • Catherine Lawson

    Who likes irony? I’m writing this for a school project.

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  • Jassa Burmi

    i really hate Uniforms they are real dumb and stupid

  • kelly

    why deal with them when you dont have to there just stupid

  • Luke Helprin

    Im doing a school project on this it helped me a lot! Sooooooo yah… Thx