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Yes there are many good points to having a school uniform but uniforms are a bad idea. They don't always ensure equality with students, it may cause rivalries to become worse by marking students like two different teams. Some schools may have more fancy uniforms compared to schools with lower quality uniforms and it may cause bullying from one school to the other because the other school's uniforms are not as good as others. And as for uniforms costing less, this is not true. Some families may be struggling as it already. Now they have to buy the uniform and a few of them because you wouldn't wear the same one every day. And on top of having to buy uniforms the parents will still have to buy clothes for students outside of school settings.

Supporting Evidence: Uniforms (www.sd71.bc.ca)
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Rachelle has made some good points that even if we don't exactly like doing homework in the end it is supposed to help the student learn/understand what they learned in class that day. Having homework in school teaches responsibility characteristics in students. By getting homework it prepares students for the future for either going to college, where you will receive quit a bit of homework, or to go into the work force. While having a job you much be responsible for what you are there for, like students and school you're here to learn and better yourself. Another argument that you could make is not having time for sports. It is the students choice to go out for sports, if they can't having homework and participation they need to take it into their own hands and either try harder in school and use their time more wise or not do sports.

Supporting Evidence: Homework (www.sedl.org)
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I agree that tougher laws need to be passed in order to have safer roads. 10% of all drivers under the age of 20 were involved in fatal crashes were said to be the cause of distracted driving, this age group has the biggest proportion of drivers who were distracted. Getting distracted while driving is something that can easily happen. Texting while driving? You think it'll only take a few seconds. Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while sending that text. While traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.

Supporting Evidence: Driving while distracted (www.distraction.gov)
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I think that paying a child for having good grades is a bad idea. Yes it may push them to work harder for better grades but in the end they will get tired of putting in that extra effort and most likely end up cheating or going back to slacking in their classes. Even though school is our job for right now, we may not be getting paid is cold, hard cash but our payoff will be when we graduate and are able to go to college or get a job. Another example of payment benefit of being in school in a classroom with other students learning, having the opportunity to learn and have a quality education. Giving a child this incentive will teach them that money is all that really matters, it's the goal for everything. If the child were to start doing bad in school again how would the student be punished? Take away driving privileges? Friend time? Or just threaten to stop paying them? Is the threat of money enough to get students to buckle down in school and really take it seriously?

Supporting Evidence: Paying kids for grades (www.moneycrashers.com)
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I agree completely with Rachelle on the points that she has made. The point that she made about a child not being able to find who he/she is because of wearing a school uniform instead of being able to choose what they want to wear what they want could be very true but also, your clothes should not be something that should have to identify you. By these kids in school wearing school uniforms according to greatschools.com kids have more of a sense of belonging in their schools, along with attendance increases. I disagree with both of these statements. Just by having these kids clothes changed it won't make them want to come to school more often, if it were me, I would want to come to school even less so I wouldn't have to wear them. Another point that Rachelle has made in her post is about inappropriate clothing choices. I think this should be handled by the parents or guardians of the child to teach them what is appropriate to wear, not the schools.

Supporting Evidence: School Uniforms (www.greatschools.org)
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Even though cheating is wrong students have done it, are doing it, and will continue to cheat. The main source to cheating is just forgetfulness or just flat out laziness from students. Other reasons for cheating may be that students think that the lesson is pointless or they don't believe that it is important. In privateschool.about.com they believe that cheating is a survival instinct or "saving face" which can mean a desire to save oneself from angry assault from a parent or teacher; it means avoiding embarrassment; economic survival or a perceived pressure be it self-inflicted or by an external force. Another reason students cheat is because it offers an easy way out. Why do your own hard work when you can use someone else's work? I don't think that any of these excuses are good enough to not be doing your own work. In the long run it's going to affect the one cheating in a negative way.

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Even though cheating is wrong students have done it, are doing it, and will continue to cheat. The main source to cheating is just forgetfulness or just flat out laziness from students. Other reasons for cheating may be that students think that the lesson is pointless or they don't believe that it is important. In privateschool.about.com they believe that cheating is a survival instinct or "saving face" which can mean a desire to save oneself from angry assault from a parent or teacher; it means avoiding embarrassment; economic survival or a perceived pressure be it self-inflicted or by an external force. Another reason students cheat is because it offers an easy way out. Why do your own hard work when you can use someone else's work? I don't think that any of these excuses are good enough to not be doing your own work. In the long run it's going to affect the one cheating in a negative way.

Supporting Evidence: Cheating (privateschool.about.com)
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I believe that making a child wear a school uniform is unnecessary. There are good points to both sides of this debate but I think that by making somebody wear something that they don't want to wear will cause more problems for the superintendent and school faculty. Having to constantly worry about what qualifies as the correct way to wear these uniforms or for students who will rebel and refuse to wear them in general. Greatschools.org states that by enforcing this on public schools it's simply a band-aid to the violence that it happening and I agree. Just because you put a child in different clothes, yes they may not be judging them as harshly as they would if there weren't uniforms but kids will find something else to bully these kids about. Bullying in school does not just happen because of clothing, there are many sources of bullying. But I do agree that would be a lot easier to identify a school intruder. And as for it being cheaper for students to wear uniforms, I disagree. Simply because you will have to purchase a few of these uniforms but also the parents will still have to buy these kids clothes to wear outside of school. These kids are not going to want to wear a uniform when they are not in school.

Supporting Evidence: School Uniforms (www.greatschools.org)
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I agree that children should have the right to read what they please. Either way if someone wants to read a book bad enough they will go out and find a book. There are books that I agree that shouldn't be available to students that contain too much sexual content, too much swearing, etc. But either way that child is going to be exposed to whatever was in that book. Like having Harry Potter banned in some Catholic schools because the pastors thought that it's their job to protect the weak and temptations. They deemed the sorcery-heavy story lines are inappropriate.

Supporting Evidence: Harry Potter (theweek.com)
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