I'm 50 50, of course I want to wear my awesome clothes to school, BUT people in my school get bullied because they don't have the RIGHT clothes. People kill themselves because they get bullied, I think that is awful. What about you?
Let me put to you this way: Mechanics must wear uniforms of some type. Mail persons must wear them. Police officers must wear them. Doctors and nurses have to wear them while in the office. Even firefighters have to wear them, along with protective equipment. The way I see it, it helps with the real world. It's hard for students in high school to learn what the real world is like.
Uniforms are good since people get made fun of for the clothing and shoes they wear and plus you won't have to spend a lot of time in the morning worrying about what you're going to wear. My school Principal said that if people keep on breaking the Dress Code that he's going to assign uniforms for each student in the school.
As someone who always tries to look at the glass half full, I would think it would save on your budget. I'm a former teacher, and my experience in the classroom made it obvious that all students--and their parents--could not afford to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Save the money you would spend on clothes for other things! :)
I like uniforms...hate dress codes...a true Uniform makes it easier to comply with the rules that the school expects you to follow, where a dress code allows your teachers (or worse yet an under-educated monitor) to decide what is "too short" or "too long"....if your teacher hates you they can write you up under a dress code for your shorts being too short, or your earrings being too long or the wrong color...it should be an easy rule to follow. My old school thought they had a uniform, but it was actually just a strict dress code (you could buy your clothes at Wal-Mart, Gap, etc as long as it was color X)....saw students get written up because their pants were the wrong color but it actually had just faded after their mom washed it with OxiClean...WTF!