Top 10 Dumbest Things Schools Have

Because there are problems with the school system that can be improved on. This is not to insult, but rather constructive criticism.

The Top Ten

1 School uniforms School uniforms

First, they are a Waste of money. Can't the schools at least just give them to students for free? I sorely wish that was the case. You continue the chain of disadvantages - SpectralOwl

I feel bad for the poor ones who have to do this on a consistent basics. - htoutlaws2012

Glad my school doesn't do this. It makes your parents have to do the laundry all the time. - 445956

Worthless Uniforms!

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2 Homework Homework

Besides, Home and work are opposites. Since when did someone think it was okay to combine them in a compound word? - SpectralOwl

Even though it sucks it does work, and there is a reason this hasn't died out like other things have. - htoutlaws2012

To be fair at least it’s practice for the real world - Randomator

3 The "the clock doesn't excuse you, I do" rule

Impatience is almost guaranteed in any class to be fair people just wanna get on with the day is all it is. - htoutlaws2012

So are bells just hourly unexpectednesses? - SpectralOwl

Then you will be late to your next class

*clock turns 2:01* (the time I leave school)
*bell rings and everyone tries to go*
Teacher: Don’t leave yet kids I haven’t dismissed you! The clock doesn’t excuse you, I do!
Me: So if the clock/bell doesn’t excuse us, therefore, the clock doesn’t tell us when to come to school.

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4 Lazy substitute teachers

I'm sorry but I like lazy substitutes and the ones that don't know what there doing so it's like a day off in the classroom and everyone is goofing off and stuff - BreakFastBeast2005

This is a mix of both good, and bad depending on the situation. Yet strangely enough they do what the please while I sit, and laugh at you're delusional games. - htoutlaws2012

I like some substitute teachers. My problem is that I have to sit through these obnoxious kids bullying the substitute. - 445956

Well they are just subs, they’re just doing what they need to do. They don’t really care, and besides it makes the day a free day

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5 Rules against allowing headwear

Lemme wear my beanie geez - EliHbk

To honor the flag? Really? - SpectralOwl

Or you can just take the hat off and put it back on again. I would think they would have this rule because of lice. - RoseRedFlower

Why couldn’t we just take it off for the pledge of allegiance then put it back on - Randomator

6 The rule where the whole class gets in trouble just because one person did something wrong The rule where the whole class gets in trouble just because one person did something wrong

That is seriously unfair and downright evil. Quite often the only thing to come out of this is the entire class brutally ganging up on the one kid who broke the rules - bullying is a big enough problem in schools as is! - Entranced98

No wonder so many kids hate their teachers/class

Ehh... I think we can all relate with this one at some point in our life. - htoutlaws2012

It does suck, but it’s hard for them to find out who it really was if there’s lots of kids and they didn’t witness it. So yes it does suck a lot, but you can’t really blame the teacher it’s hard enough for them

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7 Final exams Final exams

After you studied so hard and you have forgotten those answers to the questions to the test, guess what? You're toast. Teacher will expect you and the students to do the best not to get an A plus. You have to pass the test if you want to get this over with.

I can kinda get where you're coming from with this since in school at worst you get marked down 10%, but in college this is a must ace. - htoutlaws2012

Yeah, I loathe this. English exam in 6th grade was easy as heck, but my Math and Swedish exams were super hard and confusing! - darthvadern

It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t worth like half the points in the class. It’s basically an all or nothing scenario. - Randomator

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8 English class after elementary school

Yes, I know and highly acknowledge how important it is to read and write, but why is it a required class even after elementary school? Its not like we lived in the country and still can't even communicate in the native language, because it's now just an excuse to make the authors famous. I like theatre, though. - SpectralOwl

Its literally required to take 4 years of an English class the final year not being too bad if you wanna make it easy on yourself well that's how it was for me. Unless you mean a certain reading period... then yeah that was totally unnecessary in elementary nevertheless. - htoutlaws2012

This isn't dumb.. you know there's more to english than verbs, nouns, and punctuation. - EliHbk

9 Physical Education

The worst subject in school! All the other subjects at least tests your brain, this subject though, is nothing but sport! Um, hello Mr. School? Do you know not everyone likes sport? Especially not me. - darthvadern

It is really important, not useless at all. It makes us do exercise, which lowers the risk of heart disease and doesn’t make us rollable bowling balls LOL. But anyway, it is important. Do you want to get fat?

I mean I see why it’s required but it’s not that bad. As long as you at least put some kind of effort into it you should be fine - Randomator

10 Fire drills Fire drills

With all these gun shootings in school recently I would say that this would be need to be rewritten as Run, and cover drills am I right? - htoutlaws2012

This happened to me at camp once. While I was in the bathroom! - 445956

Maybe one per 3 months or something - Randomator

Its every single month, they scare the heck out of me! Why do they even exist... all the way though high school too! When we just did it 10000000000 times

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The Contenders

11 Handwritten assignments and tests Handwritten assignments and tests

I heavily prefer typing over handwriting, due to it having less pain for your hands, easier to erase mistakes, faster to complete, and neater when getting stuff out and putting away. However, english classes sometimes emphasize handwriting and that it helps you "Remember better". Honestly, that sounds like a myth - SpectralOwl

I can't even read my OWN letters + I'm left handed so my hands get all grey after writing, but I am an expert at typing on a computer! - darthvadern

My hands hurt when I write a lot

Amazing how much technology evolves I clearly prefer typing then to turn in crude handwriting of mind that's almost ''guitar like.'' - htoutlaws2012

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12 Pep assemblies

Absolutely, skipped every single one during my high school tenure. - htoutlaws2012

13 Strict rules and painful punishments

Once I had Gym class outside in the late Summer, and the instructor literally said no water, no bathroom, and even no shade. Luckily, another instructor let me talk to the vice principal. THANK GOD. - 445956

Most schools are stricted but it went too far as most schools like Texas (known for paddling) and other schools with harsh/painful/humiliating punishments.

In high school my special ed teacher forced the class to follow extremely dumb and stupid rules such as it's required to drink plain milk even if you don't like the taste of it, you can't draw the hanging body when playing hangman, and no unlimited snacks during class holiday parties and in 1st grade my teachers force any misbehaving kid to stand of a rug with duct tape on it while facing the back of the classroom. SO STUPID! >:(

14 Free speech zones

This is more of a college issue than a K-12 school issue, but it's still a major issue that exists in the United States. For anyone that knows the constitution, you know that congress not writing a law that goes against the people who peacefully petition against the government is the most important piece of it. Free speech zones are a complete departure of that, as they restrict protestors into a singular spot. Specifically, a spot where they're far less likely to be reported by the mass media than supporters. In case this isn't obvious enough, free speech zones is far more akin to an Orwellian government than a democracy. Not only are they outdated (Most college professors don't even know when they were constructed, but they're believed to be constructed around the civil rights age, making them decades out of date) but they go against everything that makes America a prosperous country. If you want to get rid of violence in the nation, go after groups like Antifa or let the police do ...more - nerffan8000

15 Pledge of Allegiance

I hate having to stand up and say pointless words.

No one even follows the pledge anyway

16 Warm-ups
17 Lining Up

In my junior school, when the bell rung for end of lunch or break, we had to line up, in alphabetical order, in silence. Then the teachers waited 5 minutes until we were silent. Then we walked indoors in single file and entered the classroom. Naturally, everyone started talking again, and the whole exercise was pointless.

18 Time limit for lunch and long lines in the cafeteria

There's usually a 40 minute time limit for lunch. In high school, when I line up to buy lunch I spent about 20-25 minutes in line and only 10-15 minutes eating. I usually have to shove food into my mouth. Then when time is up and students are still eating they have to throw out their food because you can't bring food out of the cafeteria. It's a waste and since I don't want to waste any food, I chug my chocolate milk really fast and sometimes end up choking on my milk or spilling it all over myself.

Schools really need to set up their food buffet style and extend their lunch periods.

19 Tiny lockers
20 Slow computers

And even slower internet

21 Heavy textbooks
22 Mean teachers
23 "No bathroom" policy
24 Special Ed
25 Standardized testing
26 Slow internet
27 Air conditioning during the winter

During winter it's already cold WITHOUT any heating, but why do schools have to turn the AC on so it's DOUBLE FREEZING? Also along with the no jackets rule, kids are constantly out sick.

28 3+ page essays
29 "no rolling backpacks" rule

Teachers give us 30+ lbs of textbooks plus all our supplies, then force us to carry them all on our backs. No wonder we have poor posture.

30 Early start time
31 4 minute passing time
32 Bathroom passes
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