WARNING: May contain some criticism and whining. You guys may not agree with this, but I think School discipline has gotten a little harsh. I'll explain why: 1. Corporal Punishment: This is the discipline where a teacher or staff member spanks or hurts a student for violating the rules. This is a big form of child abuse and it needs to go. Schools that do this really need some counseling because no child, for any reason, should be hurt and abused except by the parent or guardian. Yes, it will be helpful if the school got permission by the parent to punish a student in such a way but otherwise, it doesn't make the school any safer. 2. Dress Code: Who in the world gets suspended JUST for wearing blue pants and colored shoe strings? And why isn't there a dress code for teachers? Wait, I forgot the teachers are the special people so they can wear anything they want. I'm not saying that everyone at school have to wear the same thing. I'm saying that teachers should have the same dress code as students. So if we can't wear colored shoe strings, teachers can't neither. 3. Bathroom Policies: I understand that students shouldn't use the bathroom during class time. But this rule is so strict that students will have to hold in their pee until the end of the day or during lunch. Then, we have teachers saying that we should use the bathroom during lunch. Okay, you guys do realize that by the time our food digests it will be way after lunch right? I'm not saying that students should use the bathroom anytime they want. I'm saying that students should get only 1 bathroom break per week. My algebra teacher used to have some "record" policy where students can only get 3 bathroom breaks in one semester. This kind of thing would be better than denying the use of the bathroom. 4. "Agenda" Policy: What's the difference between a school handbook/agenda and a piece of paper? They're the same thing. So why can't we use a piece of paper for a pass? I am so sick of seeing students be denied to go to the nurse, restroom, locker, office, etc because they don't have a handbook because of a policy that shouldn't be there. So can someone tell me why these things happen? Thank you.