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

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

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

Why don't your wear your outfit. Remind me of my elementary school years

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

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

That is so true especially when the bell rings and the teacher tells us to sit down when the bell rings like what? Is the bell just a suggestion or something?

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

So are bells just hourly unexpectednesses?

Then you will be late to your next class

Rules against allowing headwear

So you want kids to get sunburned during the summer?

Lemme wear my beanie geez

To honor the flag? Really?

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.

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


I get why some people think it's useful, but we could seriously do without homework. When we're at school, that's when we're suppose to work and learn. School is the only place where I actually feel like working, because I am able to concentrate. I would prefer if school was one hour longer, at least we would be able to relax once we're home and parents wouldn't be on their kids' backs all the time.

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

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

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

Lazy substitute teachers

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.

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

It can be bad because of kids messing with them but they end up being chill and pretty fun.

They just give you a random assignment totally unrelated to the unit just to keep students busy. what?!

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!

Yeah, this rule sucks. No wonder we never play Kahoot anymore at my school, because of a bunch of pervents in my class!

And don't get me started on the ones who put Lenny faces as their screen names!

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.

Tiny lockers
Slow internet

Who cares! Learn to live without the internet. Plus school isn't the time or place to have your face stuck in front of a screen like a cocaine addict with his face stuck on a table.

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.

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

School poster "Don't stress, do your best! "
Me: Who put this up? Someone who skipped class during those damn exams?

Slow computers

What do you expect, to play games at school?

And even slower internet

The Contenders

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.

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.

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

Standardized testing
"No bathroom" policy
Strict rules and painful 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! >:(

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.

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.

It is just wrong in so many levels

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.

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?

Not doing exercise doesn't make you fat. Eating a LOT of food makes you 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

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?

I'm lucky our school haven't had it in at least a half year, btu I remember last year there were like three! And they are like 130 decibel!

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

The worst part is when these happen when it's cold outside.

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.

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

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!

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

This is the year 2018. Can we move into the 21st century and eliminate paper and pencil so we can save trees?

Strict teachers

Mrs Kane_terrehorste

Pep assemblies

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

Pledge of Allegiance

To the people who say this is pointless: If you can't take 20 seconds out of your day to say that you are loyal to this country, please leave and go to China. You'll have rights there.

Whoever put this here is extremely disrespectful.

I hate having to stand up and say pointless words.

No one even follows the pledge anyway

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.

Special Ed

Mrs Roffers Ms roe Mrs Jensen and Mrs cheeseboro

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

This is just Jim Crow propoganda! We should have all of america be free speech!

Free speech doesn't exist in schools.

Air conditioning during the winter

My highschool did that. Not only that, but during the summer, the air conditioning was always at room temperature. We we're all literally dying on those classrooms. Makes the final exams even harder to go through as well.

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.

@RogerMcBaloney-I would rather have the A/C on in the classrooms during the summer than the winter

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