Childhood is a totalitarian regime, and schools are the mental concentration camps. Education is described by the mis-educated as real-life preparation; in actuality, schools train people to accept a society where the government and other institutions tell us what to think and do.
If school attendance were voluntary, schools would have to reform themselves to meet student’s needs, because if students could leave on a whim, schools would suddenly have to prove their worth.
I have the privilege of going to school over 120 years old, however I have also had the great displeasure of complying with rules and regulations that are over 120 years old. Jeppe’s imprudent rules tend to be substantiated by its rich history but unfortunately do not aid in the academic or ethical development of its students.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is difficult to believe that a “school boy” haircut will improve a student’s academic ability progressively. It is for this reason that I find it morally unacceptable to deprive a learner of almost half of the allocated time on his final exam due to a minor hair infringement.
People think too historically: they are always living half in a cemetery. School uniforms may instigate unity and equality but at the same time identical uniforms teach children that in order to get along everyone must conform to the same standards.
I’m not preaching chaos; all schools need rules as young people actually learn better when school boundaries or expectations for how they should act are clear and consistent. I am simply contesting the extent or intensity at which these rules are enforced: our boundaries should have boundaries.