3rd Block Discussion #1 – FALL 2016

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44 thoughts on “3rd Block Discussion #1 – FALL 2016

  1. George Washington high school should not require students to wear uniforms. Some students express how they feel in their clothing. These students are in high school therefor, they are old enough to decide what they wear. Students shouldn’t be punished because other students don’t know what is appropriate to wear and what isn’t. The dress code should stay how it is now without any interference from the school board.
    Some students express how they feel in their clothing. For example, if a student always wear clothes that are very colorful they are most likely a lively person. If George Washington high school makes students wear uniforms it will take away how some students express themselves. For some students, it’s the only way they are a to show their feelings. Making them wear uniforms would smother their imagination when it comes to their style of clothes. This is why George Washington high school should not require students to wear uniforms.

  2. George Washington High School should not wear uniforms. Students may say that “we are not in elementary or middle school anymore”. So why are we required to wear a uniform. If George Washington students was required to wear a uniform students would probability have to pay for the uniforms. Some students may not be able to afford to buy a uniform and that’s going to make them feel some type of way. That’s why George Washington students should not be required to wear a uniform.

  3. Students shouldn’t have to wear unifrorms. Students are different in the own way and everyone looking the same you really cant express the way you carry yourself.Being different makes others look at you in the way you dress.For example people become friends with the way you express yourself if you look like everyone else you wont see the difference.Its high school and almost a adult, so expresses your personality in high school helps you see how you wanna be and look in life.

    • Hi Tamaira, I strongly agree with your response to this question. High school students greatest most successful year is in highschool. Student should be able to wear clothes that express them as a person. Also, students are maturing and seeing all diffrent types of cultures and new people with different styles. Being around this environment will make more students want to be more different and be theirselves. With school uniforms you are not able to be unique and different yu are the same as everyone else.

      • I agree with your comment Tamaira. Students are different in their own way and uniforms don’t let them express themselves. When wearing school uniforms you can’t be yourself and you cant express yourself. Uniforms put a restriction on expressing yourself and expressing your feelings.

  4. Should GWHS require students to wear a schol unifom? Students should be able to express their personality through their clothes. Students shouldn’t be bound to wear the same clothes as everyone else. Students shouldn’t have to all be dressed the same for school because some students may not be finacallly stable enough to buy a school uniform. Students should be able to wear what they want and mean it how they want as long as it is school appropriate. High school students are still children, but should be treated as young adults.

    • De’Caria I honestly agree with your statement. Clothes are used as a way to express your personalities. You can tell a lot about a person by how the way they dress. Having school uniforms limits a student’s ability to be able to find themselves. High school can be a diffcult time for some people. You want to fit in so bad, but how can you fit in if everybody wears the same clothes as you do ? Wearing school uniforms should not be allowed at George Washington High School.

    • I agree with you Decaria , students should be able to express themselves freely without feeling like they have to look like the next person .

    • I strongly agree with your comment De’Caria. Students shouldn’t be forced to wear the same clothes as everyone else. Students should be able to wear what they want without any interference.

  5. George Washington High School students should not be required to wear a school uniform. Students should be able to express themselves by wearing their own clothes. Also, if the students were required to wear a school uniform, then it should be provided because some of the students may not be able to afford the clothes. If some of the students could not afford the clothes for the uniform, then they would be punished at school for not wearing right clothes. If the students that could not afford the school uniforms were being punished for not wearing the right clothes, that would not be fair to them. These are all reasons why George Washington High School students should not be required to wear school uniforms.

    • I agree with you, Spencer. Uniforms for many schools are very expensive, and if George Washington High introduced them in Danville’s economy, many families would not be able to provide the money needed for one, which would result in the student’s punishment. GWHS should simply keep the dress code it has now to ensure all students can dress affordably and appropriately.

    • I agree Spencer, having to buy an uniform is wasting money and that students should be able to stand out and be different.

    • I strongly agree with you, that the uniforms are a bad idea, because someone being punished for not wearing the uniform because they cant afford it is wrong which is a reason why GWHS should not require uniforms

  6. George Washington High School Students should not be required to wear a school uniform because it is unfair, bland, and in a way, imprisoning. Students at George Washington High have many ways to express themselves, but of course, the way they dress is the most effective as well as the most noticeable. Students should have the option to express themselves, especially during this time period in their life. High-school is probably the most vital season in one’s life due to the high amount of social development as well as maturity. When students are forced into uniforms, it drains them of that opportunity to develop into outgoing citizens. Uniforms also make a school look very bland. When one thinks of a healthy school, they think of students who are excited about their school; students that take pride in their education system. When uniforms are introduced, that takes away everyone’s “school spirit”. Lastly, uniforms seem imprisoning, and although it seems far-fetched, that is the reality. When every student is made to dress in a uniform, there is no individuality, which gives students a sense of imprisonment and dryness. George Washington High will be a lot better off keeping the dress code the way it is, and allowing students to express themselves.

    • I strongly believe that what Max has said is true. Students should not be forced to wear a uniform because I will make them feel imprisoned. They should be able to express their feeling and show off their style.

    • I strongly agree with your statement Max. Requiring students to wear a school uniform robs them of their individuality and forces them into conformity.

      Edit: Removed full last name 10/7/16

  7. George Washing High School shouldn’t require students to wear uniforms. Requiring students to wear uniforms takes away their right to express themselves. Some students don’t have money to go out and buy uniforms every year. In addition to buying uniforms, students will grow out of their clothes through out the year. School authorities think that giving schools dress codes will stop dress code violations, but it will only make it worse. The reasoning for this is that if students can’t afford to get what is needed, they will,get dress code violations. This is why George Washington High School shouldn’t require students to wear uniforms.

  8. Students at George Washington High School should not be able to wear uniforms to school. Wearing uniforms limits a student’s ability to be able to express him or herself. The students or the student’s parents at George Washington High School should have a choice on what they should wear on their own bodies. The superintendent of schools should not allow students to wear school uniforms. Buying clothes in a specific color or style is hard to find sometimes. We shouldn’t just think about the students, but also the parents’ of the students. Some parents don’t have enough money in their finances to buy their children clothes in a specific color or style. Some parents need to pay bills, and most of the time they don’t have money to buy school uniforms.Students won’t be able to find their true self if they dress like everybody else. School uniforms limit a student’s ability to be unique. Despite the benefits it may bring in having a school uniform it can also serve as a disadvantage to students.

  9. George Washington should not require students to wear school uniforms. It violates the 1st amendment, which talks about freedom of speech. Students should be able to wear whatever they want without being limited or persicuted. If students want to misuse this privilege then they are effecting students around them from learning. Students should be able to wear something that makes them feel unique and one of a kind. Having a dress code would make everyone look the same and no one would stand out. Also, Students should not be penalized for what others choose to wear. GWHS students are old and mature enough to know what is right and wrong.

  10. George Washington High School students should not be required to wear a school uniform . Students should be able to wear what they please , how they please . Some teachers might disagree , but it’s not about them because they do not have to wear it . High school are the most important school years of a students life , nobody wants to look like everybody else . I do not agree because it’s expensive , it’s boring , & it’s controlling .

  11. Should GW high have a dress code? I strongly believe we should not have a dress code. I say this because many people love to express themselves with their clothes. Also, different students have different styles. You should be forced to wear the same things as all the other students. Students should be able to dress freely as long as its school appropriate. If a student likes to dress up and wear a dress or church clothes then they should be allowed to. Or if a student would rather wear jogging pants and a sweat shirt they should be allowed to without getting in trouble.

    • I strongly agree with you. Not only should the students get to wear their own clothes because everyone has their own styles, but they should be able to wear what they feel is comfortable. All kids learn differently, and depending on the student they may feel more comfortable wearing something fancy instead of comfortable or vise versa.

  12. George Washington High School is an educational facility that allows their children to wear what they please, to an extent. This should not be changed by forcing the kids to wear a school uniform. These children will be going into the real world soon. They will need to be able to decide whom they are as a person, and how they want to dress and act. What somebody wears can foreshadow whom they are. They need to be able to test styles and go through changes to help them to decide who they want to be later in life. This would be very difficult if they were to be forced to wear a uniform. The outfits that a child wears can help them express themselves and feel as if to fit in. Although it seems that being able to dress as they want only effects their personal life and feelings, it also can effect their education. Uniforms require a certain dress, which can be uncomfortable in the way it fits or feels. This can distract them and cause their grades to drop due to their lack of attention in class. These are all reasons why George Washington High School should not be required to have uniforms.

  13. George Washington High should not require students to wear a school uniform because it is very unfair. Students should be able to express their feelings and their style. They should not have to wear the same clothes and not be able to be different. If George Washington High does give us a school uniform then students would feel like they are being punished, this will then make them not enjoy school. As one can see, George Washington High should not require a school dress code because it would be very unfair and students would be very upset and depressed to come to school.

    • I agree with you, Lamiaa. The school uniform idea is very unfair and the students wouldn’t be able to enjoy school, neither.

    • I agree with you Lamiaa our school should not have a dress code because it can get stressful and depressing for the students with everyone wearing the same thing makes the school seem dull and not exciting .

    • I very much agree with you Lamiaa. Students should be able to express their feelings and I also agree with you that it would be like a punishment.

  14. Students at George Washington High School shouldn’t wear uniforms. The children that attend that school wouldn’t be able to express themselves because of the boring clothes they’re “required” to wear! No one wants to look like everyone else around them. Taking away someone’s privilege to dress the way they want to dress is removing their freedom. That is not fair to the kids that attend the school and want to have a chance to be themselves. Adults may think that having uniforms will save money, but that’s not the case because buying uniforms every year will be a big waste by going and purchasing the same type of clothing for four years until they graduate. It would be an even bigger waste if a child had to go through a tough uniform process in middle school. That student will never get a chance to step out of a system they’re forced to follow! Children are unique, and none of them would be able to show it if it’s being hidden.

  15. GWHS should not have a dress code. Most people think a dress code is the answer to behavior problems in the school , but their wrong. If we do have a dress code students will not have the freedom to express themselves. All those years we have been in middle school we had to wear a uniform high school should be different. Adults say we cant handle a dress code because of the behavior, behavior has nothing to do with the clothes on our back. As young adults I feel like we can carry ourselves in a appropriate way.

  16. What do you think about school uniforms? I believe that it should be left in middle school. Kids wear uniforms all their middle school years and I don’t think it should be carried to high school. This is because kids look forward to getting out of those school uniforms after their 8th grade year. I don’t think that GW should have school uniforms it’s unnecessary and agitating.

    • Your right Tyqwon kids do look forward to getting out of uniform after 8th grade and it is also unnecessary for high schoolers!

  17. George Washington high school should not need a uniform. GW students should be able to wear and express how they feel through their clothes. Students should be able to have their own style and show it. If GW high school enforced a uniform it would cause more trouble and issues. It would make students miss behave and act very disrespectful. This is why students should not be required to wear a uniform.

    • I agree with your statement but some students would act the same. also some are already disrespectful but others al alright

  18. George Washington High School should not require students to wear a uniform. Infringing upon a students right to dress how they want will not improve their behavior, in fact, it could do the exact opposite. G.W. is known to have quite a few fights, further agitating students may make fights more frequent. School uniforms are just a way for schools to avoid coming up with legitimate solutions to their issues.

    Edit: Removed full last name 10/7/16

  19. Gw should not require students to wear uniforms because it takes away freedom of expression, its boring, and makes school so much more like a prison. It takes away from that freedom because we cant dress how we want. some people dress to express themselves. Next wearing a uniform is boring. there’s no choice in having to wear a uniform. Also having to wear a uniform makes school like a prison. School to some people is already like a prison. They make prisoners wear uniforms in jail. Therefor students shouldn’t have to wear uniforms at Gw

  20. GWHS should not have a uniform. To start off, if they are in high school, they should be able to pick their own clothes. Secondly, they should be able to express themselves through their clothing if they feel. Lastly, if they have a uniform, it could make kids have to go to ISS for something they forgot like a belt; then, that keeps them learning in class. This is why GWHS should not have a uniform!

  21. George Washington High School should not require students to wear uniforms because people express themselves that way , it will cause chaos , and lastly is because its boring and plain. If GW makes students wear uniforms it would be unfair to all the freshmens especially , because they looked forward to wearing anything they wanted to. Students wouldn’t want to come to school and they would be so mad a dress code or uniform came out of nowhere they would not want to learn . Nobody in this world is the same so making students that are not the same wear the exact same thing is not right in any way or form. What u wear can express what u feel and who really are , the clothes you buy will tell someone who you are without moving your lips. When you go to school as a teacher you want to see bright beautiful smiles and students happy to learn and adding a uniform for George Washington High School will not do that. Uniforms at GWHS Will not have any positive effects so we should not have them.

  22. George Washington High School should not require their students to wear a school uniform. Requiring a school uniform for students would strip away the first amendment right, freedom of speech, which includes what someone wears. A religion or any other specific reason that makes someone wear some type of dress in school is another reason GWHS should not require their students to wear a uniform, the school uniform could go against the religion someone practices. A student could be wearing certain clothes that make them physically or socially comfortable. Wearing the uniform could make a student feel uncomfortable, maybe by the way it fits or because they just dont like it. GWHS sgould not require a student to wear a uniform because a students deals with seven or more years of preschooling before highschool, and they should have a little freedom and get to choose what they wear at school

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