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Before I started reading the articles, my opinion on having to wear uniforms in public schools has changed. I came from a school where I had to wear a uniform. But it was something basic where we had to wear khaki pants with a blue polo shirt. We didn’t have to wear khaki pants all the time, but when we went on field trips it was mandatory that we wore them. On a regular day of school, we could wear a regular pair of jeans with no holes in them. But we always had to be wearing a blue polo shirt. But on the first day of each month we had a dress down day. Dress down day didn’t mean that we could wear whatever we wanted, it just meant that we could wear what we wanted as long as it wasn’t trashy or slutty looking. There were some days when I really wanted to wear what I wanted to that day, but I wasn’t able to. It was things like that, which I really didn’t like about uniforms. But, when you really think about having to wear a uniform in public schools, it isn’t that bad.

Wearing a uniform in schools doesn’t mean that the uniform has to be a professional style. Public schools could make the uniforms more casual. Casual could mean just khaki or black pants with a certain colored shirt, or if some schools chose to wear their colors, they could wear simple pants with the colors of their school for their shirts. Such as if your school colors were blue and white, they could wear a pair of jeans with a plain blue or white shirt. Uniforms don’t have to be something over dramatic.

Another reason uniforms wouldn’t be that bad in public schools are because of how others like to dress to impress. Girls, for example would wear something really short and/or a really revealing top. The guy would take it the wrong way, and that would make the girl seem like a trashy person. Also, for guys, wearing a uniform would keep you out of having the need to be cooler than another



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