is it right?
June 17, 2009 9:43am CST
my friend's son has joined the 11th std recently. he has shifted to a new school which is nearer his home. although he rides two wheelers comfortably, the new school has this policy that students are not allowed to commute to school by electric/motor vehicles on their own. they can use a bycicle though. but my friend feels that this is a ridiculous policy and feels that the school should not complain as long as the boy doesn't enter the school compound with his scooter. he is infact encouraging his son to travel to school by scooter and park it in a nearby friend's house during the school hours. i feel that it is against ethics and is equivalent to breaking the rule. the boy may even grow up thinking that it is ok to break rules in future too. what do you think? should such behaviour among children be encouraged???
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17 Jun 09
I guess you are from India.Yeap India it happens a lot.And its safer to disallow that if the distance is not great.Some students in INdia have to go to a lot of classes and tuitions and they feel tired and the end the day and they can't even study but if thats not the case,this should not be encouraged not only because he will cultivate a wrong habit but also keeping in mind the dangers on the road!
• Hong Kong
17 Jun 09
I think if there is a rule, it is better followed it no matter how ridiculous it sounds. We following rules not necessarily because we believe that those rules are indeed correct. We follow rules because we want to uphold the system of rules: everyone follows it so most of us are doing things under the same sets of rules. If we can break the rules for whatever reason we think correct, then there is only one rule left: Don't follow any rules.
17 Jun 09
The school is probably encouraging fitness and environmentally friendly transport by allowing pupils to come to school by push bike. They might be concerned about the safety of electric or motor vehicles. Such vehicles might attract thieves to the school. I am a primary school teacher. At a job interview the head teacher said she wouldn't want me to ride my bike to the school. She would prefer it if I walked. I took the job and respected her wishes. I found out that the road was dangerous just outside the school. One person had been killed on that road in the past. She didn't want that to happen to me. I think your friend's son should respect the school rules. Parking it at a friend's house is side stepping the rules. It might encourage him to not keep to rules in the future. I know a man that says " I am going to do it just because". He has his own moral code and gets stuff out of charity bins. He says the charity shop wouldn't want the item. I say it has been donated to the charity shop so they items belong to them not him.