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The FOS Bamberg should introduce a dress code for the next year!?

In the United States and the United Kingdom dress codes are pretty common at schools and even school uniforms are not unusual. Imagine our German school wants to introduce a dress code. What are (dis-)advantages for the different school members?

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A school uniform would help making the students more equal, or at least their outfits. Students all wearing the same clothes regardless of their parents wealth might be a good idea, but even then, there would be differences in, for example, watches or shoes.

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I like your point of view and i also think the same way, but you are completly right there would be differences at jewelry or shoes.

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In case of introducing school uniforms there won't be any pressure in the morning when dressing up because of the simple fact, that you are wearing the same literally every single day.

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One advantage of introducing a dress code at school is, that no one is able to get a higher value in society because of expensive or brand clothing. Nowadays young teenagers care a lot about their appearance and the worth of their clothing. Many of them prefer therefore “high end” clothing because it expresses prosperity. In their minds people, that don’t wear clothes like this are maybe less worth or poor. Because of this reason many students are bullied by those who think only expensive clothing makes a person to a good person. By introducing a dress code the bullies can be stopped because everyone is wearing the same.

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If there is a school uniform then everyone wears the same and they are equal now. So people who can´t afford expensive clothes or which are in the trend could not get bullied anymore for their attire.

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An advantage of a dresscode is that no one can wear clothes with offensive prints on it. There could be students who show up in t-shirts or hoodies with racist slogans on it. In my opinion school is a place where racism should‘nt exist. Also there could be students with another religion or foreigners which could feel offended by offensive slogans. Just a rule wouldn‘t solve that problem because it is in the eye of the beholder what is racist or offensive. So there have to be stricter measures like an uniform.

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Nowadays many teenagers attache importance to have clothes with a special brand like Nike to show that they are able to afford expensive attires. If you aren't wearing a "high end" outfit, you get excluded from your classmates.So I think it's a good idea to introduce a dress code at school, because if everyone has the same pieces to wear, nobody is able to laugh or abuse a classmate.

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Everyone have good points for introducing school uniforms and interesting points for not introducing. But what is, when school uniforms united pupils together. So you cant see the jerks or the sport team on the first sight. There are all from one school. And now you can see it directly. On the other side you cant identify a nerd from his outfit, when everyone is wearing the same. I think bullying of other pupils because of their outfits dont exist anymore.

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Introducing school uniform has some advantages. You don't have to think about what to wear and you wouldn't have the pressure to think that the people could expose of you because all of them would wear the same.

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you can't be judged by your clothing. Nobody can say "Ahh... Look at him/her clothes. He/she is not wearing Adidas. She/He is poor..." Also you don't have to pick a new outfit every day. That would save you a lot of time in the morning so you can get up later or you don't miss the bus.

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Introducing a dress code could have important advantages. With a dress code people couldn’t be bullied because of their clothing. Everybody wears the same, so that no one could be insulted because of the facts that their clothes are too cheaply and ugly or that the clothing is not up to date in that time. Moreover there won’t be the splitting in classes of rich and poor. And maybe in the end the feeling of a community will be improved because of wearing and looking equally.

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Yes you’re absolutely right. I think in general no one has the right to judge about your clothing. If you have your own style, wear it! No matter how cheap or expensive the clothes are, if you like it you can wear it.

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Yesterday my sister called me up from college. Her class has a month before giving presentations. They are instructed to dress in business casual, or in the words of the professor, "a step up from jeans".

Everyone lost their fucking minds.

Apparently it's completely unreasonable to expect a 21 year old in college to be an adult. You go to college to learn to be industrious and obtain a marketable skill set. It's an investment you expect to make a return off of. Otherwise, you're throwing away 45,000 dollars a year in tuition. And these fucking kids can't be bothered to obtain clothes worthy of wearing to a job interview?

And speaking of that tuition money, most of these kids are typing away on $1,200 Macbooks and Iphones. Half of them are spending $60+ a month on caffeine and alcohol. A good number of them spent three hundred on the clothes they're wearing right now, because it's "cute".

To put that in perspective, I had a pair of khaki pants and a button down shirt in my bag when I was younger than they are and SLEEPING UNDER A FUCKING BRIDGE IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC.

These kids have a month. To go to Goodwill. And obtain something that's a "step up from jeans" for a cost comparable to the fucking STARBUCKS ON THEIR DESK. If this is an earth shattering problem for you, you need more problems. And you have no excuse by your 20s not to have, or at least be able to expeditiously procure, something to wear to a job interview. Not even a three piece suit, just a button down shirt, khakis and maybe a tie.

So yeah. That happened yesterday. And it's the strongest argument for school uniforms I've ever heard. Actually, I'd take it a step farther and line up every kid and every parent of that kid for a corrective bitch slap, but that's why they won't let me teach college courses.

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JohnnySins(3) Disputed
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Please no swear words, this is a purely christian conversation.

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Yesterday my sister called me up from college. Her class has a month before giving presentations. They are instructed to dress in business casual, or in the words of the professor, "a step up from jeans".

Everyone lost their fucking minds.

Apparently it's completely unreasonable to expect a 21 year old in college to be an adult. You go to college to learn to be industrious and obtain a marketable skill set. It's an investment you expect to make a return off of. Otherwise, you're throwing away 45,000 dollars a year in tuition. And these fucking kids can't be bothered to obtain clothes worthy of wearing to a job interview?

And speaking of that tuition money, most of these kids are typing away on $1,200 Macbooks and Iphones. Half of them are spending $60+ a month on caffeine and alcohol. A good number of them spent three hundred on the clothes they're wearing right now, because it's "cute".

To put that in perspective, I had a pair of khaki pants and a button down shirt in my bag when I was younger than they are and SLEEPING UNDER A FUCKING BRIDGE IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC.

These kids have a month. To go to Goodwill. And obtain something that's a "step up from jeans" for a cost comparable to the fucking STARBUCKS ON THEIR DESK. If this is an earth shattering problem for you, you need more problems. And you have no excuse by your 20s not to have, or at least be able to expeditiously procure, something to wear to a job interview. Not even a three piece suit, just a button down shirt, khakis and maybe a tie.

So yeah. That happened yesterday. And it's the strongest argument for school uniforms I've ever heard. Actually, I'd take it a step farther and line up every kid and every parent of that kid for a corrective bitch slap, but that's why they won't let me teach college courses.

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Sasuke(33) Disputed
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Everyone lost their fucking minds.

Profanity will not be tolerated young man. Five points from gryffindor.

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I think a dress code could have lots of advantages. First, the corporate feeling in class should get better, as everyone is wearing equal cloths. Second, nobody is getting bullied because of his or her appearance. Everyone wants to be respected and nobody should be suspend by his/her classmates.

Furthermore, school uniforms save time in the morning. You haven't the decision what to wear, you must wear the school clothing.

Another aspect for a dress code in school could be that the students are working more concentrated, because no one is wearing inappropriate shirts or for instance too short skirts/shorts, which normally could deflect.

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Uniform can help us to grow close to our school/class. When a whole school wears the same outfit it can appeal more like a community. With all kinds of people it could be hard to find common ground, especially on a big school like the FOS Bamberg, and a uniform would give us a sense of camaraderie and a common denominator. (even if it is just the hatred for a uniform)

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An argument for school uniforms is that students may be encouraged to pay more attention and focuse more on their education than their appearance. Due to wearing the same clothes, no one will really care about their outfit anymore. Some people simply love to express themselves with their style and their clothing in general but what we forget is that planning such an unimportant factor actually takes a lot of time. If there were uniforms, students would have more time to learn or just do other educational tasks as the planning of your „super stylish“ and „iconic“ outfit eliminates. Not to forget, a nice side effect is that you can sleep longer and therefore aren’t as tired. This adds up for you being more efficient and attentive in your lessons.

In short, the Fis Bamberg should introduce school uniforms because it can increase your performance at school.

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I think if you are wearing the same clothes as everyone else at the school you might feel less of an individual and without beeing able to express yourself through your clothes it restricts the creativity of students.

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A dress-code in school would limit the students freedom of wearing what they want. There are people who love dressing up and more comfortable wearing certain clothes with cuts and designs that fit their body build. If school dress-codes prevent them from wearing these types of clothing, this might affect their performance in school. So I think children should be allowed to be in clothes they are comfortable with.

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I don´t think it would have a negative effect on the school performance, but I can see your point. I really don´t want somebody to tell me what to wear or what to not wear. I also couldn´t wear things that make me stand out anymore, which I´d find awful.

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Theres_a(1) Disputed
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I agree when you say that a uniform limits the students freedom. Especially as I love dressing up myself.

However, I don’t get why it would affect their performance in a negative way at school when they’re not allowed to wear their own clothes ?

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I think, even though it is very obvious, your personality and individuality will decrease. Every Student expresses a part of his personality by wearing certain clothing, for example of religious reasons or the affiliation to a certain group or association. Even though a dress code doesn‘t restrict all of Fashion, I won‘t be a Big Fan of a dresscode at Public schools. The onliest Kind of a dresscode that I would Support is a conclusion that the responsible teacher of the class tells the class that everybody should create a own „dresscode“ for him-/Herself by him/her. Of course you shouldn‘t be forced to wear a suit or dress, but I hope every student should be able to recognize that a hot pants (that is WAY too Short) Maybe might Not be the piece of clothing that fits for going into class. However, I guess that telling students to create a suitable dresscode by themselves is way more better than forcing them to Wear something „Special“.

To put it all in a nutshell:

Of Course there might be the Risk of bullying because of clothing but at this school there are Students from sixteen years-old to adults. So I guess they are all mature enough to Not bully anybody. Every Student Should recognize by himself which clothing is suitable for school and can wear what he wants.

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I have the same opinion on the bullying topic. We won't change barely anything with a dress code, because is not about you wear when you get harassed (of course it can be part) but you rather appear weak to a group/someone and they want to appear strong by bullying you.

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I think the exact same way as you. Everyone should be allowed to wear what he/she wants to wear, as long as the way he/she dresses doesn't offend anyone by reffering to the skin of their color in a bad way or something like that. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure that the students at our school are mature enough to NOT judge people for the way they dress. Additionally, the truth is that I've never experienced such an antisocial behavior like people judging people for the way they dress before, not even a single time, and that undoubtedly is a good thing. As a conclusion, I would say that everybody can wear what the hell he/she wants to wear, as long as their style doesn't offend anyone or shows too much skin.

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In my opinion the FOS Bamberg should not introduce a dress code for the next year. Every student at this school has its own personality that is also reflected by their individual style. If everyone at school is forced to wear something that corresponds to a strict ruled dress code, no one can express their individuality and everyone looks the same.

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You’re absolutely right. Clothing is also an important point that makes a person different from others.

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Exactly, their creativity and individuality would just mix up to a boring mess when they all wear the same clothes.

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A dress code would only complicate things. A dress code would allow the idiots in your staff a chance to get students in trouble for things which are benign, but which offend them. For example if someone walks in with a pentagram on their shirt miss Christy Mcthumpington doesn't like it. The last thing we need in this world is more people turning their subjective opinions into law. Keep it simple and stick to the "don't show up naked" rule.

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I don't think a school uniform / dress code is a good idea, because it restricts the students from expressing themselves through their clothing. It just makes them feel less individual, (or maybe it's just me). Also I don't want people to tell me how to dress. Besides that, people getting bullied because of their clothing is not an issue I have ever been witness to.

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I strongly agree with your argument Johnny. Keep it up my guy!

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Hootie(535) Disputed
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I don't think a school uniform / dress code is a good idea, because it restricts the students from expressing themselves through their clothing. It just makes them feel less individual, (or maybe it's just me).

This is interesting. I agree with the premise, but I believe you are making it under the false assumption that we live in a society which nurtures individuality in the first place. The general purpose of school is to indoctrinate children with the principle of conformity, because it is something they are expected to spend their entire lives doing. The leaders of society do not want to nurture individualism. Rather, they set the parameters of acceptable discourse and/or expression and call everything within those parameters "individualism". School is perhaps the only honest representation of the reality of that system.

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Thanks Johnny, your view is exactly the same as mine.👏

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Nowadays everybody has got their own type of style and this would restrict you to only one outfit at school. Freedom is very important in our life, because of that people should be able to represent their feeling by wearing the clothes they like. Personally i also don´t like it if someone would tell me how i should dress myself.

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A dress code at school has a few advantages, as we can see on the other side of this argument, but there are also quite a lot of issues.

First and foremost, having to wear certain types of clothing restricts the students, their creativity and their freedom of expression. For instance, they won't be able to wear the shirt of their favourite band, game or movie that they want to support or show that they are a fan of.

Another reason, which speaks against a dress code, is the unnecessary work that would appear whenever someone breaks these rules.

After these few examples, it should be obvious that if someone really wanted to establish a dress code at school, they need to think about how the students would react to it.

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Introducing a dress code could have disadvantages, too. In my opinion many school members do not want a specific type of clothing. Pupils could feel less pleased with the school uniform because of the fact that it doesn’t fit to someone. In addition some people prefer clothes that are appropriate to their body structures, which is way more difficult with a school uniform. Or people compare themselves for example who looks better in it. All in all school uniforms could have an big influence of people’s self-esteem and could risk a negative feeling of going to school.

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A Uniform will decrease our Freedom and will influence our way we express ourselves. The way we dress is basically a statement about us. I would even say it is a way of conversation. If you look at someone with brand clothing, you will understand that this person is self aware about his way he/she is dressing. Someone wears the Shirt of a band and will know that this Person likes the band. So why should we ban something from our school with a dress code?

Also I think the argument that you won't get bullied or harassed because of your clothes is wrong. Fashion is a big part in our to days society. Just to dress everybody the same during a few ours a day won't get us rid of it. Perhaps it won't be so obvious anymore but it still will be a topic.

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dress-codes are cutting peoples freedom of expressing theirselves. The FOS in Bamberg is a school for nearly grown-up people, so bullying because of not having expensive clothes isn‘t a threat anymore, so school uniforms wouldn‘t make sense for that case. And wearing the same clothes everyday and see your school- and classmates wearing the same everday could be a little depressing sight, because the daily school life would feel a bit more serious and i think it would lose a bit of its fun. So.. NO to school uniforms, YES to freedom of wearing what you want.

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I think you're right. Clothes aren't the only reasons for bulling today. I mean for me it isn't important want my classmates wear. Everyone has its own personality and should wear want they wanted to wear.

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School uniforms are said to be able to create a certain unity between pupils and may sometimes avoid arguments or even bullying. Since all students are literally wearing the same clothes, no one can express their distaste for certain pieces of clothing or certain brands.

However, all of the above seems a bit far-fetched to me. I don’t really think that a piece of clothing can prevent all students from getting bullied by itself. Bullying isn’t only about clothes, it‘s more about the person itself and their distinction to the „ideal teenager/ human“. Surely, clothes can contribute to that but even if we would all wear the same things, we‘re definitely not dumb; we know who has other interests, is affluent or doesn’t have as much money. In addition, bullying doesn’t only happen at schools, it happens extracurricular as well. Therefore, it would be a lot more beneficial to get pupils to realize that harassment is not okay apart from whatever the reason is rather than introducing uncomfortable clothes that don’t leave much space for personal taste or creativity.

In conlusion, my opinion is that the fos Bamberg should keep school uniforms at bay as they’re not the main point of bullying and they wouldn’t be efficient enough.

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A lot of students show their personalities with the help of their clothing. In addition the students find other pupils with the same interest by looking at their clothes. For example when you wear a t-shirt of your favourite band maybe someone likes it, too. But with a code it will be more difficult than without one.

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In my opinion it´s not the best solution to indtroduce a dress code at school because pupils should have the opportunity to live their life in the way they want even though they are in school. If they introduce one way to dress, the children would not be pleased about the dessicion and we would not find different types of people and characters anymore in school. Young people partly will develop and find theirselves most during the years in school. Maybe they won´t be influenced positively if they can´t do what they like to do and to wear.

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I suppose a school dress isn't good for every ones personality and could restrict the pupils. Moreover, I think the FOS Bamberg should not introduce an equal uniform, as probably the status symbols aren't than the cloths anymore, however instead of this maybe smartphones. What is more, I assume that suits and skirts, which you wear the whole day, will get very uncomfortable at all and perhaps the students feel more restricted.

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If you have a dress code at school there surely no classmates who laugh at somebody due to his clothes because he or she is wearing the same but I think if everyone looks similar you are not really able to show your one style and differentiate you from your classmates. For me it's very essential to have my one style. I don't buy things because of their prize like 'oh that's expensive I have to purchase it then I am cool' no, if a piece looks nice I buy it and I don't care about others mind because I have to like it and no one else.

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