School, shorts and tank tops banned, 1 student out of 2 is subject to “summer” ban on clothing

Prohibition of nudity in institutions, schools is at war and the majority of students must adhere to ad hoc rules for the hot season regarding clothing. But not everyone does it reluctantly. Many, however, break the prohibitions. For 60% of students in school shorts, miniskirts, bermuda shorts and shorts are prohibited. Stop to peaks and tank peaks for 51%. Nearly 70% could not wear slippers or flip flops. The news of recent days, with the conflict between students and school leaders at the center over the most suitable clothing to wear to school, is only the tip of the iceberg of a very frequent phenomenon at our institutes: the issue of circulars to which they impose a dress code “appropriate “to the school environment, despite the typical warmth of the last weeks of teaching.

The investigation

It shows a survey conducted by among 1,500 middle and high school students. Overall, at least more than half of the girls and boys have to submit to some form of “ban” on the part of the school against summer clothes. As for shorts, miniskirts, Bermuda shorts and shorts, the “stop” for the legs invests in ordinary vision as much as 60%. Institutes, on the other hand, are a little more lenient in terms of tops, tank tops and all the garment that leaves the upper part of the body uncovered, although this category is also “forbidden” for 1 in 2. Not even exposed feet are tolerated among desks: almost 70% of the students could not wear casual footwear at all. The conditional is a must. Because then there is someone who deliberately breaks the rules. As for shoulders, stomach and back, about 1 in 5 discover them regardless of circulars and prescriptions. More than 1 in 10 break the rules for shorts and skirts and show up in class as they see fit. Far fewer (6%) risk sandals, flip-flops or beach slippers. To these must be added those who are fortunately free of rules: 15% calmly show their legs in class, precisely because nothing prevents them; For the same reason, 29% calmly wear tops and tank tops, 4% often and preferably keep their lower extremities in beachwear.

The reactions

An eternal struggle, the one that deals with the more or less appropriate clothing to keep inside the school (but also outside), which for generations has seen young people and adults stand against each other. But he often sees bad examples lately. If students are actually asked if the professors, thanks to the high temperatures, go to school wearing too “cheap” clothes, almost half (47%) answer in the affirmative: 28% say that only a few teachers show up with clothes showing a little too much, 19% point the finger at the majority of teachers.

Unwelcome impositions

The fact is that the introduction of an appropriate dress code at school is something indigestible for the students. But not so sharp: only 13% are absolutely against it. Many more (35%), while taking sides against the bans, are asking their comrades to “cooperate” to avoid sanctions and intervention from above. While 40% agree with a minimum of regulation, but at the same time would like there to be some flexibility on the part of teachers and school leaders, especially when it is very hot. And there are also those who, contrary to the trend, consider it sacred that the school imposes restrictions: To think so is 12% of the students interviewed. “The stories of the last days are striking, where students are pitted against teachers and school leaders in the name of freedom of clothing and survival of the latest, almost summery heat wave. But this is not the case everywhere: there are also institutes that have not imposed any dress code, and students who, although they could, have not reduced the area covered by clothing. “School belongs to everyone, and perhaps the virtue lies in the middle: it is right to expect a minimum of calm, but to give everyone the opportunity to express themselves in clothes, especially at an age where this is a value that is considered fundamental.” , he comments on Daniele Grassucci, director of

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