Changes to school uniform regulations

Proposer
Autumn-Leah
State

Rejected

Vote Score

1

Age

1352 days


@Autumn-Leah edited education.md - over 3 years ago

Funding for Sure Start children's centres is to be restored, and any closed children's centres are to be reopened.

Education should be freely available to all to first degree level or equivalent. Tuition fees for university students should be abolished, as university education is of general benefit to society, and should be covered by general taxation.

Education should be freely available to all to first degree level or equivalent. Tuition fees for university students should be abolished, as university education is of general benefit to society, and should be covered by general taxation.

School Uniform

We will de-segregate school uniforms in an official and legal capacity. Though schools must not discriminate based on gender identity under the Equality Act 2010, and there have been initiatives by the Department of Education to promote the gender-neutralisation of uniform, this has not been mandated, and thus, has not been implemented in many schools. We would require schools to allow any accepted set of uniform to be worn by someone of any gender identity or sex and would disallow discrimination based on this.

We will make it illegal or otherwise prohibited for schools to set uniform regulations on hair length, piercings, hair accessories, other forms of bodily accessory (such as watches or bracelets), and hair colour. Though this may be a concern for many parents, in practice, students care less about the haircut, hair bow, hair colour, or nose ring of the kid sat next to them, and more about what game they're going to play after school, the football match the previous night, or, for example, the impending doom of their respective exams. Caveats will be made to ensure practicality in the classroom.

In line with the above policy, expressions of morphological freedom will be protected, including imitations of such changes, though caveats will be added for practicality. For example, if a student were to enter the class wearing cat ears attached to their hair, this would be protected, however they may then be required to sit at the back or side of a classroom, to ensure that said ears do not interfere with the classes view of a whiteboard.

Secular Schools

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - over 3 years ago

The only intent of most of my policies is to increase freedom both individually and collectively, I think this policy does this successfully.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

I'm going to abstain on this, as I know my experience of what helps kids learn is absolutely zero, so I can't say whether this is a good thing or not. I'm all for freedom and individual expression of course, but I'm just not an expert here.

Autumn-Leah

@Autumn-Leah - over 3 years ago

That's fair, I just hope this passes because individual expression and equality was the goal of this policy, whilst maintaining classroom order, for obvious reasons.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 3 years ago

You've managed to take something about which I get very passionate, apparently read my mind, but then actually articulate it in a way that isn't a shouty rant. Kudos :)

Vote: ✅

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

I think I can now properly abstain...

Vote: 🤐

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@openpolitics-bot - over 3 years ago

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