How can you guys support this?
As the story has been passed on to me, there was a rumor that at Bertrand Russell's experimental school the children ran around with nothing on. A reporter went to the school, and the door was answered by a nude young boy. "My God," said the reporter, "it's true!" To which the boy answered brightly, "There is no God!"
How can we support it? Quite bloody easily, SweetNightmares. You go to school to LEARN, not to be a fucking fashion statement and show off your booty to your friends. You wear what they tell you to wear, nobody wants to see your ass through a skirt so short it'd barely cover an ant up. Once you're done with school, you wear what you want. Until then, dress because you need to, not because you want to look like a freaking christmas tree.
I absolutely agree with BarkingFish, over here in South Africa the trend is the same, young people dressing like hooligans and then think its cool. My 18 year old daughter's boyfriend came to visit for the first time, sporting a red mohawk, black make-me-look-fierce armbands and baggy pants hanging almost below his bumcheeks. I told him to go home, get neatly dressed, get rid of all the shit and come back when he looks like a decent young man.18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I'll have to disagree with BarkingFish here.
Considering That Florida is in the US, that this applies to public schools, and that our Constitution applies in public schools, I'll have to ask for proof that this sort of clothing and fashion statement is a legitimate distraction before I could agree with this widespread ban. After all, youth are citizens, too.
And if we can ban whatever we don't like, then the First Amendment doesn't exist, and neither would the Constitution. I hope someone challenges this in court.