Religion Vs Schools

school.gif This week you may have read about a Sikh girl that was excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle. I can understand that wearing all that Mr. T-esque bling to school would be completely over the top, but surely this is different?. So where is a line to be drawn when it comes to religious artefacts and stamping out individualism?

There's always someone taking it one step further and I found this story from the US, where a pupil is given detention for hugging a friend.
The schools policy as set out in their handbook reads:

“Displays of affection should not occur on the school campus at any time. It is in poor taste, reflects poor judgment, and brings discredit to the school and to the persons involved.”

It's poor taste to have friends! You should be a loner and live in a virtual bubble avoiding all human contact.

Makes you wonder what a culture like that will do to the children in the long run, oh wait, maybe it's this, this or this.

Both of these stories are great examples of society gone mad while trying to iron out imperfections with our youth.