Education Rant

This is my response to 6-year-old barred from school over haircut – Metro – cleveland.com.

Private schools are businesses. They can make their own rules. Unfortunately, public schools have the same ‘127 page student handbooks’ with some fascist rules in them. At my school, hats are allowed thankfully, and teachers are starting to become apathetic with cellphones. Still, the code disallows cellphones, and calls headbands gang-related. Oh, and my school has a “No public displays of affection allowed rule”, because you know, it will distract people from learning. Why not put the responsibility of what is distracting in the hands of the teachers? You are not really learning in hallways, so they should not be blocking events in hallways unless they are disruptive to motion, to standing in the middle (not sides) of busy hallways. No, can’t do that! We have to stop those people in the empty hallway from kissing! On a different note, my homework assignment in one class was to write out the Key Terms and then answer 10 questions at the end of the chapter. It is the same assignment, and question 2 asked for the definitions of three of the eight key terms. Even though it was already written above, the teacher said to write them again..that just strikes me as strange, and it is not going to help me learn it any more. If repetition is needed, do not make it for a part of the full material….grr….I like ranting…

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