Dear Readers, Please check out our new Opinion Poll on the effects of being connected to technology all the time, and cast your vote by the end of February 2015. As you know …

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Our January 2015 poll was about whether schools should relax strict hairstyle and uniform rules:

Schools should relax strict hairstyle and uniform rules and focus on more important things such as educating children well and helping them reach their full potential.

• I agree. When schools enforce strict hairstyle and uniform rules, they create negative energy, teach children to dislike the system and waste valuable teaching and learning time. (55%, 22 Votes)

• I disagree. Dress codes are an important part of the workforce that students will be part of one day. A strict uniform policy will help them understand this. (45%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

The result of this opinion poll was neck and neck. The majority (55%) of those who responded to this poll felt that when schools enforce strict hairstyles and uniform rules, children end up disliking the system and end up wasting valuable time. These respondents feel that this generally creates negative energy in schools. On the other hand, a significant minority (45%) of respondents feel that strict uniform and hairstyle rules are a way to introduce children to dress codes which will be important once they enter the workforce.