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    Khakis, polos to be uniform fashion at 2 Des Moines middle schools | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register


    Love it. Wish it were more than just 2 schools though.

    One tool parent says "They are trying to take away kids' rights and have an excuse for why the kids aren't as successful as kids in other schools."

    "kids' rights"....really? THEY'RE KIDS. I sound old saying this--kids never dressed in my day the way they do now. I'm shocked at what I see at the mall or if I drive by a school. Thug looking fools, girls who look like hookers.....I think school uniforms are a good idea. School should be about learning, not about social networking. I wish when I was younger my parents and my school would have forced me to pay more attention to my studies and less attention on the things that just do not matter.


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    Re: school uniforms

    My kids' school has had this type of uniform for years. We love it.


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    Now if we can just get the schools to require red I State polos we'd really have something.


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    Re: school uniforms

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Khakis, polos to be uniform fashion at 2 Des Moines middle schools | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register


    Love it. Wish it were more than just 2 schools though.

    One tool parent says "They are trying to take away kids' rights and have an excuse for why the kids aren't as successful as kids in other schools."

    "kids' rights"....really? THEY'RE KIDS. I sound old saying this--kids never dressed in my day the way they do now. I'm shocked at what I see at the mall or if I drive by a school. Thug looking fools, girls who look like hookers.....I think school uniforms are a good idea. School should be about learning, not about social networking. I wish when I was younger my parents and my school would have forced me to pay more attention to my studies and less attention on the things that just do not matter.
    I think every older generation has had the same feelings towards the younger generation's dress that you do. Those damn kids with their hula hoops, pac man video games, and zima.



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    Oh man, all the high school kids on here are going to be after you.

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Khakis, polos to be uniform fashion at 2 Des Moines middle schools | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register


    Love it. Wish it were more than just 2 schools though.

    One tool parent says "They are trying to take away kids' rights and have an excuse for why the kids aren't as successful as kids in other schools."

    "kids' rights"....really? THEY'RE KIDS. I sound old saying this--kids never dressed in my day the way they do now. I'm shocked at what I see at the mall or if I drive by a school. Thug looking fools, girls who look like hookers.....I think school uniforms are a good idea. School should be about learning, not about social networking. I wish when I was younger my parents and my school would have forced me to pay more attention to my studies and less attention on the things that just do not matter.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clone5 View Post
    I think every older generation has had the same feelings towards the younger generation's dress that you do. Those damn kids with their hula hoops, pac man video games, and zima.
    I know they do, and that's what makes it hard to say outloud. But really, I'm only 35......and I'm just amazed at how kids dress these days..the girls especially.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Oh man, all the high school kids on here are going to be after you.
    Cycofan1 and Cyismydog are going to want to egg my house......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clone5 View Post
    I think every older generation has had the same feelings towards the younger generation's dress that you do. Those damn kids with their hula hoops, pac man video games, and zima.
    I somewhat agree with this but what the girls wear these days is just ridiculous. Dressing weird is one thing, not covering body parts is another. Young boys don't need any more temptation.



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    Re: school uniforms

    It's funny, there was talk about going to this back when I was in 8th grade I want to say and there was this big uproar from the students. About 10 years later I don't really see what the big deal would have been.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I somewhat agree with this but what the girls wear these days is just ridiculous. Dressing weird is one thing, not covering body parts is another. Young boys don't need any more temptation.
    this. I wore tight rolled jeans. Girls teased their hair to the moon. We all wore stupid ugly Billy Cosby type sweaters.

    Today, girls barely cover their nipples and guys can't walk normal because 3/4 of their *** crack will show. Not the same thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I somewhat agree with this but what the girls wear these days is just ridiculous. Dressing weird is one thing, not covering body parts is another. Young boys don't need any more temptation.
    Or their fathers, their teachers, etc.


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    Or their fathers, their teachers, etc.

    sad but true.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycloin View Post
    Now if we can just get the schools to require red I State polos we'd really have something.
    Yeah, that'd be called like Taliban or something... :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    Yeah, that'd be called like Taliban or something... :)
    O.K. O.K. They could choose between red or gold.


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    Re: school uniforms

    I can speak from experience here as I went to Hiatt & East HS, but this is long overdue. The new principal at Hiatt is a breath of fresh air in the DMPS. He made his position well-known the day he arrived at that school, and he hasn't budged since, despite parent/teacher criticism stating he has "unrealistic expectations". Is it unrealistic to expect kids to behave and to study and dress properly? No. Hiatt's test scores are still below par, but they have improved steadily since he arrived and discipline issues have dropped dramatically.

    When I attended Hiatt, it was virtually impossible to go a single period without having one of my fellow classmates sent to the office for one reason or another. Also, I don't think I ever went a week at that school without seeing a fight of some kind. I knew a lot of my classmates came from low income or broken families and I didn't realize until I was older that some of these kids just didn't have any support structure whatsoever.

    I certainly hope that Hiatt and Harding can get things turned around, as there are a lot of great kids that come out of these two schools, but there are still more that need an extra push.



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