I don't think dress codes prevent kids from being picked on for what they wear, or lessen the pressure to have expensive clothes. For uniforms, maybe, but not dress codes. Dress codes make sure that girls don't dress too scantily, basically. In my school, we're also not allowed hats, not really sure why that really matters. And I think we're banned from wearing sleepwear and coats. Coats so as to not to hide a weapon, people say, but we're allowed to carry around our backpacks, so if you really wanted to bring a weapon, put it in there. Sleepwear, just because they want us to look somewhat decent, I guess. People still break the dress code, not many enforce it.I don't really know what it's like, cause we don't have uniforms or dress codes in Norway, but I've always pictured it to be kinda fun... And then children can't get picked on or bullied for what they wear either. No pressure to buy expensive clothes.
Oh, we allow that, though. Hijabs, turbans; if it's for religious reasons anything goes. Like gym is required for everyone, our school isn't too bad about it, but other schools make you do a swim test to graduate. We don't do that, but swimming is a major component for both required segments of gym. But my friend didn't have to do any of the swimming; bathing suits are against her religion.And if you allow hats, you must allow hijabs as well. Not that I have anything against hijabs, I really don't, I just don't think they have anything to do in schools, since they are a religiouse symbole you know.
I'm actually quite astounded. You don't think praying should be allowed in school? What about students who have to pray five times a day (not sure what the exact number is), do they just have to abandon their religion because their school is unsympathetic. A library isn't a religious place, neither is the street or the local pub or the gym, does that mean you can't wear hjijabs or crucifixes? Religion is an important part in people's lives and they should be able to express that or follow it's rules, especially when it comes to something as trivial as clothing or symbols.But I don't think that crucifixes should be allowed either, just like praying in schools. It's not a religiouse place, it's a place for science. And children in Norway are allowed to wear whatever they want in the schools, but I think that this could lead to bulling because you don't have the newest outfits, and I think that a lot of parents will force their children to wear a hjijab in school. I'm not saying everyone, but some might, and if children gets bullied for that I don't think it's worth it. I say go school uniforms.
But it's not "your" school, it's everyones' school so therefore everyone should be entitled to represent their beliefs on their person. In certain religions, you have to wear a headscarf, so should they be forced to take that off just because you decide they don't have a place in a school.No, I really don't think religion has anything to do in schools. It's a place of science and facts. You wouldn't bring christianity in to a budist temple, nor play football in the library, and you would not bring the evoultion theory into the church. "Don't pray in my school, and I won't think in your church." Seriously though, I don't have anything against religiouse people, if they belive, I respect that, just as they, hopefully, respect that I don't. But the schools are for science and facts, and the church, etc, is for faith. Children can learn about religions in schools of course, but that should be it.
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