Top Ten Most Pointless Rules In School
The Top Ten Most Pointless Rules In School
Holy crap I feel bad for those kids who go to schools where they have to wear uniforms...
I'm lucky I don't go to a uniform school, because I like to express myself, I like to wear hoodies, jeans, pants, etc. and I DO NOT like to wear skirts (poor girls who have to wear skirts because it's part of their uniform...), also, I only wear dresses when it's a special occasion. School uniforms limit self expression. You can't really express yourself with school uniforms, and in some schools, even if you modify a teeny-tiny bit of your uniform, the teachers will yell at you for not "dressing properly". Oh yeah, also, I heard some schools only limit their students to wearing 3 colors only. That just sucks because I have a LOT of colorful clothes in my closet, and like I said, I like to express myself. I agree, school uniforms are pointless and limit self expression.
We have to wear uniforms at my school and they suck, the girls aren't allowed to wear shorts after 5th grade because it is "distracting" to the boys, we have to wear dress-type pants and we can only wear three colors of school pants: black, navy, or blue. We have to wear full-color polo shirts, but we are not allowed to wear royal blue or red because they are considered "gang colors". we are not allowed to wear hoodies, or sweaters with words of them... we are not allowed to have unnatural hair colors, facial piercings, or showing tattoos. We are also not allowed to wear open-toed shoes. The only exception to our uniform is if a student has a leg injury and cannot wear school pants, or if you are a part of a sport and you are going to practice. We must also wear ID's all day, every day, and if you lost yours or forgot it, you can pay $1 for a temporary paper ID or you can spend $20 on a brand new ID. Side note: (we are not allowed to have our phones out except for lunch, or if the ...more
Stupidly pointless. My school has the worst uniform especially the belt. They are overpriced and made in such poor quality.
My teacher said that the reasons we have uniforms is that in case a student gets lost on a field trip people will be able to identify the student's school. But this a stupid reason because:
A. We don't go field trips every day.
B. What student doesn't know the name of the school he goes to almost everyday?
This wasn't fun rule I have had a time I had to go and I was told no - trains45
Once I had to endure 2 hours worth of a needing to go. BADLY.
The teacher said "why didn't you go at lunch:?" I would've said I didn't need it then but this was one of my less nice teachers :(
This isn't under a catogory so I just chose one... Literally 20 buses were late this morning for somewhat reason and the school didn't let us know the buses were gonna be late! When we drove halfway up the hill our bus turned onto our street. They need to have a tracker or at least let us know that their late if literally almost the whole bus garage is late! --P-O District, Pa
Student: Can I use the bathroom?
Teacher: (Correcting him) May I use the bathroom?
Student: Of course you can, Sir, why are you asking me?
I heard about this stupid school in a newspaper. The story was a 10 year old kid or something came up to a smaller kid and pushed him to the ground and hit him. So the little kid said don't push me and kicked the bully. Then the idiot teachers made him apologize to the bully and they both stayed after school. Then they told the mom that her son was in a fight and when she found out what actually happened she was really mad. It's just so stupid that some schools tell you to tell a teacher or roll up into a ball or something dumb. What if you're cornered by like 3 kids. You can't exactly tell a teacher then. My grandpa said that he was bullied by a kid in school so he just punched the kid and he didn't bother him anymore. I wish you were allowed to do that now it's the best way to stop bullying. - SammySpore
why do they want us to make a fool of our self and make us look dumb and weak so we would just get picked on more
Apparently "sharing your feelings" is going to make the bullies feel more confident to bully you.
A couple weeks ago they gave us a pep talk on how to deal with bullies. They said that you can't defend yourself at all. You can't touch him. And I'm like, What? Are you supposed to just stand there and wait politely for him to hit you? Everyone booed the teacher when she said that. There was practically a public outcry that day. It was insane. The next week some kid I know got cornered by six 8th graders. He did all the stupid stuff they told him to do- tell them to stop, call for a teacher, don't resist at all. The guys just laughed at him and beat him black and blue. The teachers didn't even do anything. I saw the whole thing. It was crazy. Several students were suspended in the days afterward for speaking out against the stupid role, and a schoolwide riot/protest eventually ensued that took half the school day to shut down. Absolutely unbelievable.
One time they made a rule at my school that you could not use your phone before school/after school while you're on "school campus"
I can't even look at my phone for the time I think no electronics is dumb
This one time in class I was wearing my Fitbit Versa! Because it looks so much like an apple watch, that's what the teacher thought it was. Anyway, the teacher had broken her foot so she couldn't move to the whiteboard, so we all assembled around her desk. I and a few other kids were shoved to the back. The teacher was explaining something and I tapped my watch to see the time. Unfortunately, the teacher looked up at this specific moment. She seen me "playing" (her words not mine) on my watch and she confiscated it. I didn't get it back till Friday (it was Tuesday) and she told me never to wear it to school again. I did, by the way! Stuff the rules! All I wanted was the time! - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior
So the teachers get to use their phones but we can't? It doesn't make sense! Why can't we use it at free time? What if someone can't read a clock but has their phone to check the time? - MasterHand
In my elementary school If you didn't have money for lunch they would just give you a plate of vegetables which is just as bad as getting nothing to eat - UnicornWerewolf
Okay that's just cruel. What if that student's family doesn't have enough money?
what happens if they are poor and they don't have money like why do you want them to starve
This happened to me, and the school is wondering why I have anorexia
I am a school teacher, AND I agree with y'all. Now, this is not a rule per say usually but more of a policy. For example, teachers must have so many homework grades per six weeks. I always like for my students to complete their work in class if possible however, so I can target appropriate interventions. And when it comes to projects, I want to make certain students are actually completing their own, not the parent. Plus, I more than well aware of the plethora of things that exist beyond the school doors, and I don't like to magnify my own stress level either. Life is just too short. On the rare occasions that I assign "homework" it may be to simply study for a spelling test, or maybe just a short reflection paragraph or something of that nature. Ultimately, I believe in in-class time and maximizing it. This is better for student and teacher mindsets.
There will always be homework happy teachers, though, I am afraid... lol... - Listlover77
See teachers that do this piss me off. There is no reason for you to stand there and lecture and go off on tangents for a hour then do a hour of work just to be handed a ass ton of homework. It makes no sense. Luckily most homework at my school is just unfinished work to be done at home and not work assigned for home. However there is a few teachers who think that school is a lifestyle not just 7 hours five days a week. There was one teacher who gave us a project over Christmas that pissed me off. - Dannny828283
lets us have some free time because we have to go to bed in like 5 or 6 hours
SirSheep so feel you there. I have probably been forced to do more hours of work both in school and at home than the number of hours I've spent doing things I actually enjoy in my entire life. Full time student is probably one of the most psychologically demanding things you go through in your lifetime. What's more, my school is considering eliminating electives altogether and having the school day simply consist of 3 2-hour long core classes (humanities, science + math) and the only respite we would have would be lunch. Does so much more harm than good.
I get that people might stick gum on your seat and it may get stuck to your pants but there's a simple solution without banning gum. No sticking gum on seats! I chew gum in class basically every day and the teachers get SUPER mad when you get busted! I've always seen this rule as completely pointless because gum not only gives you fresh breath but can also act a stress reliever and you're at school, so, your gonna need a stress reliever. - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior
I get it people are nasty and stuck it weird places because their too lazy to spit it out I. The trash can. - Dannny828283
It's so stupid. But even if students put gum under the seats not all students with gum will put gum on seats ffs
Well, this rule actually has a purpose. When I would enter class every morning, there would always be chewed gum stuck to my chair. And the worst part is I'd never notice and I sit down a gum would stick to my pants.
In my school P.E is an elective and it is not mandatory. Personally I am not the athletic kid, so I don't like it. I am trying to switch out of P.E right now. I did not choose to do P.E, I had to because I'm in quarter three, and my old class changed to P.E. With my luck I'm most likely going to have to stay in P.E.
It is amazing as to how ignorant the world is in regards to their health. I also feel bad because apparently PE teachers are not doing their job in demonstrating why it is so important. The sad part is, all the people commenting about how pointless P.E. is...will only learn its importance when it is too late for them. I also feel sorry for the people whose P.E. class was only sports and nothing more. That is not P.E., that is recess. For those of you who believe PE is a waste of time...Good luck to you!
I hated pe because its embarrassing. I wasnt strong, athletic, or good at sports and everyone bullied me for it
I have vision problems, so there's no point in me taking gym because the teacher won't let let me play sports with balls( which is practically all of them, by the way).
let us sit by friends so we could share answers and get better grades
If I am in a well behaved class and the teacher makes rules like this it pisses me off. - Dannny828283
In some classes, I'm forced to sit by people who scream in my ear! why can't I change that?!
I think this is to true. I'm a girl but a lot of my friends are boys because I don't like girl drama, and I'm always seated next to those loud "popular" girls... when they spray their perfume it smells like S##T! If your a girl in school, don't spray perfume, it smells like s##t...
I like wearing hats and beanies because I like to express myself. It's part of my style.
And teachers say that wearing a hat is disrespectful? Okay, just because I'm wearing a hat, am I insulting you?
I can understand if it's a really tall hat or a giant sun hat, but just a baseball cap or a beanie? Is a simple black baseball cap that distracting?
Are they worried it will block my view or make me hard to identify? You can tell who I am just fine when I wear a hat! At least there are some days where you can pay to wear a hat and not get in trouble.
most of the classes are cold but like if I have my hoodie on I tend to focus a lot better even with my HDHD
This is one of the worst rules ever. Why can't we wear hats? It's just a simple fun thing to put on your head! And they say it is "Disrespectful". So wearing something that will make your head warm is the worst thing you could ever do? - MasterHand
my school has this rule and yet, when you want to go outside, they don't even check if you ate it all like my elementary school did, this just causes wasting food if you don't like all the things! - myusernameisthis
My old bus driver didn't even let us eat either but the new one does, thank god. My math teacher said it's only because of allergies. THEN WHY DO WE HAVE LUNCH - myusernameisthis
I actually ate during maths with my friends and we didn't get caught for the whole year of yr4 so I do it in yr5 now during maths and they still don't notice!
I have sneaked snacks in class in high school and I NEVER got caught!
Look seriously we get ONE lunch break. The lunch portions are not very big and we are growing. If where not leaving messes then there is no reason we can’t have something to eat it is also a sensory thing. - Dannny828283
Wait, this sounds wrong... I meant hard footballs. - DapperPickle
So, boners are banned?
This had me laughing hard - GamerQuinn
Yes Cop This One Right Here - Thethingman
What if you're really shy and you get up and don't say anything. And then everyone makes fun of you and it's all the teachers fault. - SammySpore
Nah it is optional for me, and I have a big interest in drama so I wouldn't mind. - XxembermasterxX
I'm not gonna participate in any more plays.
I always participate in sports but not in dancing and singing - Sugarcubecorner
We're allowed to have it, but as long as it is not all of the hair (ex: streaks, half dyes etc). - XxembermasterxX
I have blue hair and my school is fine with that.
Because it's "distracting." #TeacherLogic
Freedom of expression - GleamingShadow
At least my typing teacher lets us talk while we're doing our work. - myusernameisthis
Then how are you supposed to plan out when to play Terraria with your friends?
Just, why. I can do the Assignment while talking and get it done!
Some teachers man just think that we have to be bored and miserable for 8 hours, 5 days a week, for 13 years. - Dannny828283
See if they played more county instead of the BS they play people would like it more. - Dannny828283
I literally have never watched or participated in a school play that was remotely entertaining.
Hokey pokey more like hokey pokey all your eyeballs out - Ihateschool
Teachers can play the hokey pokey and cause everyone to quit the play.
I have long legs and a skinny waist so large is to big around my waist and medium is to short
Um, what if you have arms that go past any and all shorts that you can afford or somethin'?
What if you don't own anything arm length genius. - human1234
What if you have really short arms?
And no going within 4 inches of each other. In a small school with 1,000 students and over 40 kids per class. How? - SirSheep
Why is this even a rule? - Datguyisweird666
No one listens so why bother
Unless you're 5, this rule is pointless, throwing snow doesn't hurt at all.
No, I see the logic in this one. Once I was having a mini snowball fight (boys against girls) and this kid in grade 1 or 2 came up and wanted to join we said no. I finally cornered one of the boys and the same kid hit me in the nose with a ball of ice. - human1234
Just in case...JUST in case...one of the kids hides a loaded pistol, a grenade, five ninja stars and a jar of cyanide in one. - Entranced98
At my school everyone builds a fort. And everyone steals snow. So how do you defend your fort? YOU DON'T. IT'S CRAP.
In my high school this rule only applies to people in chorus, choir, and jazz ensemble bands.
Ours have to be completely black with no patterns. Guess what? I'm wearing my new shoes (with leopard print) to school tomorrow. Who cares?
In my school, you can wear any shoe except steel toed boots and anything that exposes your toe. And I always wear black shoes, so this wouldn't affect me. Doesn't mean I agree with it. - LordDovahkiin
Who cares people stopped caring about light-up shoes when they passed elementary. - XxembermasterxX
Who cares? Teletubbies is for babies. - 3DG20
Is this for nursery school?
You want a scary preschool character check out Rainbow series 1 1972
Schools With No Teletubbies That Very Thought Is A Sin - Thethingman
If you don’t follow this and all the others exactly then this tape becomes the property of the Horowitz knuckle heads!
My friend dyed her hair permanently lilac and teacher was fine, I temp dye mine red and get suspended for 2 weeks?!?!
Apparently any color that is "unnatural" and "a distraction" or something like that. I don't know about anyone else but for me weird hair is as much as a distraction as the posters on the walls.
I hate it, I came to school after halloween with purple hair and got suspended
My current school only allows us to dye our hair with natural hair colors, while the high schools don't give a flip about what color you dye your hair. - Pegasister12
I luckily never had this issue. Maybe they think people over five is a gang even if it is the Christian church kids like me. - Dannny828283
Who the HELL invented this rule? People with an IQ of -768457?
I'v been going through this list and I'm hoping,I'm really,really hoping that it doesn't get dummer than this rule.
Narrator:Little did she know that she will eat those words as soon as she reads the 25th rule.
I think that's a stupid rule - Kangaroo1145
I bring coffee to school in my water bottle and the PE teachers gets mad at me , like What.
Get a water bottle, drink it or spill all the water out, put Sprite, 7Up or any sodas that are see-through and put one of the sodas in the empty water bottle
Not even in water fountains? - NuMetalManiak
it means the only drink you can put in a water bottle is water, not only drink water from one - myusernameisthis
I put lemonade in mine!
The no bikinis rule is completely understandable. This is school, not a beach. - 3DG20
So you want boys getting distracted? - B1ueNew
Bikinis is acceptable
No crop tops or bikinis on non uniform day(some of people in my school don't follow this rule(
Girl bye all my hair is natural and I'm still growing it y'all really tripping
Never been a problem but even though I don’t have long hair this would piss me off. - Dannny828283
This is a rule at some places? Oh no! My hair almost goes down my whole back and I would never cut it, I would just get detention! Yay!
I don't have long hair, but if I did I would never cut it for some stupid rule. - XxembermasterxX
Never had this problem. However anything over a quick kiss will get you detention. - Dannny828283
You can probably get suspended, or at least a detention in my school - SirSheep
Good I don't like it when people kiss in front of me. - XxembermasterxX
I'm fine with a short one on the cheek, but it's weird when people do it long and in a sexual way. - XxembermasterxX
This is a good thing, no one cares about your boyfriend, go do whatever you want with him outside - B1ueNew
In my school they were considered "weapons" even though high heels are allowed.
You can only wear closed toe shoes - SirSheep
Make to much noise
I think teachers and students are afraid to be stared at - Kangaroo1145
The teachers stare at the students all the time!
Wadafak is this rule? So ridiculous!
The teacher: O_O - 0w0uwu
Fidget spinners are for mental six year olds with roblox account trying to get free robux all the time and getting their account scamed then trying to use credit cards that will end the human race.
This isn't a stupid rule, in my opinion
Fidget spinners are cancerous!
Whoever said they are cancer should get aids
Okay so me and a group of my friends made this squad. There were like 20 people in it, we had a notebook and we wanted everyone to feel included. If you weren't part of the squad it didn't matter, nothing is different. And these girls were being so rude to us and put us on their enemy list and everything and we got blamed because we were having a meeting about how to deal with them! I still hate them and I'm bringing the squad back next school year.
So you would let your bully or worst enemy in your club? What great people! (Obvious sarcasm) - MasterHand
Yeah teachers school isn't a mlp episode where after stopping the villan one commercial break later there reformed and good
There is still this in middle school. I started a club with my friends and we got detention for not letting the 4 bullies join.
You can't talk about politics, actual historical events that aren't twisted to sound better, anything controversial, or anything that makes the school or curriculum look bad - SirSheep
@TeamRocket747-to my high school special ed teacher it is considered a swear.
1st admeendment cough cough
In my special ed class in high school:
Students: "horse", "Disneyland" and "old" are not swear words so they can be said in school
Teacher: Those words are not appropriate to say in school
This is very understandable and should be a very strict rule if it is not a butter knife. - 3DG20
Jeff The Killer hates this rule... - Pony
I can only see one way this is pointless: Knives are pointy, it is saying no knives. #LOGIK
How is this pointless? With all the nutcases running around state schools these days, this rule helps to save lives. - Entranced98
one time at my school I saw some kids doing tackle football and while I was just passing through them to get to my friends, I got hurt! So yeah, it's now useless. - myusernameisthis
Its banned probably because they are afraid that someone will get hurt - Datguyisweird666
Some people went to the hospital from being tackled - Kangaroo1145
Why? Tackle football is fun!
Schools discourage taking too much time getting to class but also discourage running, how else am I supposed to get to class? besides, even If I almost run into someone, I can stop in time.
This is one of the worst. What if we're in a rush? Oh we gotta slow down because it's "dangerous"! What if we're late for class and don't have any time to walk? - MasterHand
What if we need to get somewhere fast? Then don't blame us for being late!
If you do that, then you get sent to detention for 15 seconds, just enough time for a madman to kill you!
If you tried to hide something in a hoodie while sitting down it will either fall out or be unreachable so teachers should just shut up.
In my old school, we couldn't wear hoodies, only school hoodies like what
Believe it or not, this is a much needed rule. Too many things can be hidden inside hoodies. If you're ever on the other side of that desk, your perspective will change. - Listlover77
The dumbest rule in our schools
Unless you are told they should be for going to and from school
My school had this rule. It was completely pointless! - SammySpore
And you have to walk it off campus. Then you can ride it - SirSheep
At our school we’re not even allowed to ride bikes on campus, because one time there was this boy who was riding his bike to school,so he kept riding it on campus, Until a stupid obese man in a “special white golf cart” screamed “GET OFF THE BIKE AND WALK IT”
I sneak food in class all the time in high school and I NEVER got caught.
This is bull because the PRINCIPAL keeps a bowl of chocolate and candy in his office- and I've heard rumours he steals and eats candy. Nobody, including me, follows this rule. It is TOO DUMB to follow.
This one is dumb. Kids get hungry in school and a lot of the time lunch starts earlier than 12:00, so we have to starve for like 6 hours, sometimes longer if your parents or guardian is late.
Can't learn on an empty stomach. Why did they even remove snack time past third grade? - MrLoser
I am not allergic to anything but cat fur also I am sure that they would ask if it had what they are allergic to in
I try to give my friend a snack when he doesn't have one and everyone else gets in trouble just because they're being generous. Do the people at the school want people to starve to death? - MasterHand
This is actually a good rule. Food allergies are real.
It’s annoying and dumb-AnimalsRule
Lol, back when Frozen came out we watched it in kindergarden and Frozen is PG.
Our school has this rule and seriuosly, WHAT IS BAD ABOUT A PG MOVIE!? - GamerXS
Our school has a rule where all movies have to be pg unless we have permission slips. - GamerXS
My high school special ed teacher would not allow the class to watch PG-13 movies! >:(
Neither did the other special ed classes.
The other classes were allowed to watch R rated movies.
Well in Year 11, we watched a 15 movie.
Wait till you're older.
Why even have a dress code if nobody follows it or any other rules
In my school you have to have t shirts that go at least 3-5 inches down your arm because shoulders are now distracting apparently - SirSheep
This actually kind of makes sense.
Crop tops are the wave
My school has this and the schools woolen jumper is like you're wearing the embodiment of a snowman, it is so stuffy. I don't need my stomach to be more warm during winter; I'm already wearing stockings, shirt, skirt and jacket do you want me to die?
Bad rule - Kangaroo1145
My high school didn’t allow jackets
They had this rule at my elementary school. By the second week my teacher stopped enforcing it. I loved that teacher.
Well, if all else fails, you can still pack some other clear drink like vodka. - 3DG20
This is pretty much coupled up with the 'water only in water bottles' rule. Otherwise, it'd be laughably easy to take sips of Dr. Pepper to power through lessons (yup, guilty of that, as my school thankfully never had this rule) - Entranced98
Long sleeve shirts? If you can't afford, most schools will provide assistance. I know from time to time I've purchased some just to have on hand for students needing them. No excuses. I remove my cardigan or coat to model for students and expect the same. Do some people naturally have a lower body temperature than others? Of course, but excuse land needs to be left behind in Kindergarten. I am not saying there would never be an extenuating circumstance, specifically during testing or if you live in an area (state or country with a polar climate.) The problem: once so many exceptions are employed, the waters become murky. When you say jacket (hoodie or anything with multiple pockets= NO! ); however, if it were a simple jacket with no pockets, no hood, and the zipper left open that's more reasonable. You must follow whatever the school policy dictates, however. - Listlover77
-infinity degrees cold inside building
Kid: can I have my jacket please
If it was -infinity degrees then I bet we wouldn't even go to school
Once when I was in high school it was like 10 degrees in the morning and the high was like only 20 degrees. the school also turned their A/C on, yet they won't let us wear jackets in class, and they told us that they have no control over the A/C and that we have to deal with the extreme cold.
Do you want us students to get sick? What if it goes to the point that we get a cold, then pneumonia, the DIE FROM IT? This is absolutely unacceptable!
Ok ill freeze to death if you want me to
Students are missing a good opportunity to make profit, have an experience, have fun, get their hands on business, have learning experience and practising entrepreneurship.
Banning selling does not really help to catch junior drug dealers anyway.
It makes sense. A girls (One I hate) was selling fake airpods for $20 each.
It's stupid because there are tons of people in school and what if you live out in the country where hardly anyone walks by to sell to. - SammySpore
Not everyone is a drug dealer, teachers! - Scr3aM
Me: Raises hand for 1000 years
*No one answers*
Me: Stands up for two seconds
Dean: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING DETENTION - 0w0uwu
My old school got me in so much detentions because I simply stood up during lunch.
Like, I don't have this rule at my school but every single person in my school chews with their mouth open and I'm like the only person chewing with their mouth closed. Its super annoying!
So basically, no chewing like an animal? Then this is completely understandable as you should’ve learned to chew with your mouth closed when at maybe 2 at the oldest. - 3DG20
Not really pointless. I've never fancied eyefuls of chewed up bread and other people's gullets. - Entranced98
I can attest to the feasibility of this during passing period; however, during normal times, I believe common sense should just be employed. - Listlover77
My high school special ed teacher made us do this, even if the left side WAS COMPLETELY EMPTY
In mine state you can walk on every side
If my school had this I would have told on those 2 kids for doing it to me over and over. But it didn't
Pokemaster8956 (Ignore this because that is how I know I wrote it)
I bet this is enforced in your school because kids are blackmailing teachers and other kids.
Well, this one is right! - Sugarcubecorner
Can get you banned
Every single school has this now, thank god they're not strict on it at my school now
Police officer: You are under arrest for first degree battery - 0w0uwu
Some schools have this dumb rule - SammySpore
At my old school we weren't even allowed to play touch football