Top 10 Dumbest Things Schools Have

SpectralOwl
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

Uniform are useless

Worthless 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

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

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2 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. - htoutlaws2012

So are bells just hourly unexpectednesses? - SpectralOwl

Then you will be late to your next class

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3 Homework Homework

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. - RogerMcBaloney

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

4 Rules against allowing headwear

So you want kids to get sunburned during the summer?

They just treat it like headwear is offensive - ToddHoward

Lemme wear my hat I’m cold!

Lemme wear my beanie geez - EliHbk

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5 Lazy substitute teachers

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

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

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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

Mrs Holt

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

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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

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

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8 Tiny lockers
9 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. - RogerMcBaloney

10 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

The Newcomers

? Semester Bathroom Limits

The Contenders

11 Fire drills Fire drills

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

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

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12 Slow computers

And even slower internet

13 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

14 Standardized testing
15 Handwritten assignments and tests Handwritten assignments and tests

We don't even have to study from it.

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

My hands hurt when I write a lot

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

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16 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

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! >:(

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.

17 "No bathroom" policy
18 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.

19 Strict teachers

My high school special ed teacher

Mrs Kane_terrehorste

20 Pep assemblies

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

21 Pledge of Allegiance

Lol I'm not a yank

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. - Stalin

I hate having to stand up and say pointless words.

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22 Special Ed

Mrs Webber

Mrs Roffers Ms roe Mrs Jensen and Mrs cheeseboro

23 Free speech zones

Free speech doesn't exist in schools.

This is just Jim Crow propoganda! We should have all of america be free speech! - Maddox121

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

24 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. - RogerMcBaloney

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

25 Website restrictions

Just block inappropriate content, not educational YouTube videos!

26 Warm-ups
27 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.

28 Heavy textbooks
29 Mean teachers
30 3+ page essays
31 "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.

32 Early start time
33 4 minute passing time
34 Bathroom passes
35 Make up days
36 Exit tickets
37 Lunch shaming
38 Locks on the bathrooms

My high school locked up the bathrooms after the found kids smoking in them

39 Mascots

Each school picks an animal that they force the students to worship. What if the students don’t like that particular animal?

40 Cleaning supplies on school supply lists

I had to bring Lysol wipes and tissues to school several tines!

41 Punished for bringing "unhealthy" lunches
42 Assemblies about drugs every single year

Yeah, we know, drugs are bad, no need for you to repeat it over and over agin!

43 “No Eating in Class” Rule
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