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30th Dec '15 10:50:54 PM Kid
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[[AC:{{Literature}}]] * Averted with the Eric Walters book ''Branded'', where school uniforms are announced early in the year after the bureaucracy has already decided on them and are phased in over a couple of months.
30th Dec '15 10:42:40 PM Kid
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In RealLife, if a school is planning a major change of DressCode, particularly if they're going all the way from [[NoDressCode "no shirt, no shoes, no service"]] to a strict uniform policy, they will announce it well in advance, seeking consultation from parents, teachers, the community at large if it's a public school, and often students, with any changes to take effect at the start of the following school year. (This applies to most other major policy changes, too. Schools are run by bureaucracies, and bureaucracy tends to move ponderously).
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In RealLife, if a school is planning a major change of DressCode, particularly if they're going all the way from [[NoDressCode "no shirt, no shoes, no service"]] to a strict uniform policy, they will announce it well in advance, seeking consultation from parents, teachers, the community at large if it's a public school, and often students, with any changes to take effect at the start of the following school year. (This applies to most other major policy changes, too. Schools are run by bureaucracies, and bureaucracy tends to move ponderously). ponderously.)
7th Oct '15 9:53:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''RanmaOneHalf'' had something similar with principal Kuno introducing a mandatory hairstyle (or trying to) in addition to the existing uniforms.
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* ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' had something similar with principal Kuno introducing a mandatory hairstyle (or trying to) in addition to the existing uniforms.

* ''LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' did this when Mrs. Oleson took over the school. It's possibly the [[UnbuiltTrope earliest example]] and memorable because the school board ignored a '''glaring''' conflict of interest in the part-owner of the only clothing and dry-goods store in town, forcing parents to buy additional clothing.
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* ''LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' did this when Mrs. Oleson took over the school. It's possibly the [[UnbuiltTrope earliest example]] and memorable because the school board ignored a '''glaring''' conflict of interest in the part-owner of the only clothing and dry-goods store in town, forcing parents to buy additional clothing.

* ''ShakeItUp'', "Protest it Up". [=CeCe=] lets out a BigNo in response, but Gunther and Tinka have great amounts of extra time and energy when they're not planning out over-the-top outfits on a daily basis...
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* ''ShakeItUp'', ''Series/ShakeItUp'', "Protest it Up". [=CeCe=] lets out a BigNo in response, but Gunther and Tinka have great amounts of extra time and energy when they're not planning out over-the-top outfits on a daily basis...

* In ''HowToRock'' the principal does this in response to Kacey and Molly's attempts to out-over-the-top each other leading to his being physically injured by [[NiceHat their hats]]. He specifically called out Kacey and Molly for bringing it down on the whole school and when he relents at the end of the episode [[spoiler: the two of them still have to wear it.]] * In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' this happens as an act of enforced discipline that was misdirected. * ThatsSoRaven had an episode. Raven organizes a protest (everyone is supposed to technically wear the uniform, but in a highly personalized way), but everyone backs out except the mean clique. The plot of the episode is more about Raven accidentally falling in with them, but it does follow the trope.
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* In ''HowToRock'' ''Series/HowToRock'' the principal does this in response to Kacey and Molly's attempts to out-over-the-top each other leading to his being physically injured by [[NiceHat their hats]]. He specifically called out Kacey and Molly for bringing it down on the whole school and when he relents at the end of the episode [[spoiler: the two of them still have to wear it.]] * In ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' this happens as an act of enforced discipline that was misdirected. * ThatsSoRaven ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' had an episode. Raven organizes a protest (everyone is supposed to technically wear the uniform, but in a highly personalized way), but everyone backs out except the mean clique. The plot of the episode is more about Raven accidentally falling in with them, but it does follow the trope.

* ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' had the episode "Uniformity", where Charles Darwin Middle School instates a prep-school uniform that causes everyone to act uncharacteristically genteel and proper (read: boring), in stark contrast to the students' usual antics. The uniform was instated in about a week and later revoked in less than a day. * PepperAnn once deconstructed this. While the school ends up relenting the uniforms at the end of the episode, the students think the uniforms are cute, and still wear them casually in the end.
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* ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' had the episode "Uniformity", where Charles Darwin Middle School instates a prep-school uniform that causes everyone to act uncharacteristically genteel and proper (read: boring), in stark contrast to the students' usual antics. The uniform was instated in about a week and later revoked in less than a day. * PepperAnn ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' once deconstructed this. While the school ends up relenting the uniforms at the end of the episode, the students think the uniforms are cute, and still wear them casually in the end.

* Averted in Disney's ''{{Doug}}''. The plan is announced at the beginning of the episode. Over the course of the episode, the student body collects signatures on a petition, forms an interest group, sets up protests, and eventually splits based on difference of opinion. By the end of the episode, the student body has accepted the imposition of school uniforms, but because the adults can't decide on a design, the plan is put on hold indefinitely.
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* Averted in Disney's ''{{Doug}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. The plan is announced at the beginning of the episode. Over the course of the episode, the student body collects signatures on a petition, forms an interest group, sets up protests, and eventually splits based on difference of opinion. By the end of the episode, the student body has accepted the imposition of school uniforms, but because the adults can't decide on a design, the plan is put on hold indefinitely.
26th Aug '15 1:36:57 PM DeisTheAlcano
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--> Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer, ''ShakeItUp''
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--> Gunther -->-- '''Gunther and Tinka Hessenheffer, ''ShakeItUp'' Hessenheffer''', ''Series/ShakeItUp''
27th May '15 7:08:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[ICarly iCarly]]'' had this when Principal Franklin was kicked out.
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* ''[[ICarly iCarly]]'' ''Series/ICarly'' had this when Principal Franklin was kicked out.
28th Feb '15 2:40:19 PM Duffan
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* ThatsSoRaven had an episode. Raven organizes a protest (everyone is supposed to technically wear the uniform, but in a highly personalized way), but everyone backs out except the mean clique. The plot of the episode is more about Raven accidentally falling in with them, but it does follow the trope.
29th Jan '15 11:27:42 AM TheUnsquished
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* Not a "school" uniform as such, but the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Chain of Command" has got this trope in all other ways. A new guy comes in and replaces Picard as the captain of the Enterprise, and one of the things he changes immediately is in ordering Counsellor Troi to start wearing her duty uniform (Troi had spent the previous six years wearing a variety of informal style leotards and dresses). It's one of a number of things designed to show us that the new captain is a very different guy to Picard.
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* Not a "school" uniform as such, but the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Chain of Command" has got this trope in all other ways. A new guy comes in and replaces Picard as the captain of the Enterprise, and one of the things he changes immediately is in ordering Counsellor Troi to start wearing her duty uniform (Troi had spent the previous six years wearing a variety of informal style leotards and dresses). It's one of a number of things designed to show us that the new captain is a very different guy to Picard.
1st Dec '14 11:55:06 AM Julia1984
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wrong trope
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, the newly elected mayor, makes this a rule at the local high school, specifically to annoy PerkyGoth Sam, since she's a close friend/sidekick to Vlad's EnemyMine, Danny.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, the newly elected mayor, makes this a rule at the local high school, specifically to annoy PerkyGoth Sam, since she's a close friend/sidekick to Vlad's EnemyMine, ArchEnemy, Danny.
25th Jul '14 5:48:40 PM Lance
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* Not a "school" uniform as such, but the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Chain of Command" has got this trope in all other ways. A new guy comes in and replaces Picard as the captain of the Enterprise, and one of the things he changes immediately is in ordering Counsellor Troi to start wearing her duty uniform (Troi had spent the previous six years wearing a variety of informal style leotards and dresses). It's one of a number of things designed to show us that the new captain is a very different guy to Picard.
16th May '14 5:51:25 PM Crinias
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Effective Immediately isn't a trope.
Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs on the one hand a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. SubTrope of DressCode, and also of EffectiveImmediately. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.
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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs on the one hand a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. SubTrope of DressCode, and also of EffectiveImmediately.DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.
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