Sadly, with a little more than a month left in Summer, this seems to be on everyone’s mind, including mine. To me, School can sort of feel like a prison sometimes. There are some good things but mostly it just seems like rules, restrictions, and regulations. It’s like they’re trying to separate us from the rest of the world, only to force it upon us after we graduate, leaving us to figure out how to operate in it. Here are some rules that the school has in place that I don’t think apply when it comes to the ‘real world’:
For instance the no cell phone or electronics rule. People who have jobs are going to have their cell phones on them and turned on. Some will maybe even have radios and
Ipods to listen to, but, mostly on their breaks, in other words, our passing and lunch times. With this rule, I feel like that the school is trying to mislead us in what the actual world is like. However, I do realize that having cell phones on, increases the temptation to cheat, so, that being said, the school should allow us to have our cell phones on, but, only during certain times during the day, compromising. But, I highly doubt that listening to whatever music we listen to, will cause us to cheat.
Also, a rule is no eating during class, however, some teachers let us do it. I know people who when sitting at their desk at work, eat. Even when there is a computer nearby. Computer teachers do not tolerate eating in their classroom, but, why? We’re high school students for crying out loud! We’re about to go into the real world! let us pay for our mistakes. Let us eat near computers, and if we spill or whatever, have us pay to replace it! It might actually teach us, or give you (the teacher) a chance to teach us, a life lesson-being careful and fixing our mistakes.
All in all, I agree with most of the school rules and regulations (get in a fight-you get suspended.), but, this just seem a little ludicrous to me.