If you're a Rate My Teachers mod, you basically get to scan the comments on the new reviews and go through and look at the old. This is so that bogus teachers aren't created (if someone made a Miss Appleby who taught science and she wasn't a teacher at my school I'd delete her) and so that offensive ratings aren't posted as per RMT's guidelines (for example, I could not leave one that said "Mr. Smith is a fat tub of lard").
It seemed like everything was banned in school. The one I most remember is no hats. Elementary school seemed so care free but once you hit middle school we had a dress code for physical education and I'm sure other restrictions.
Sadly it doesn't end with school. Most job have stupid rules too. My company doesn't allow cell phones at our desk. Not even to browse the web when its slow. The worry is someone will use the camera or texting to capture credit card and social security info. They also banned tennis shoes, hoodies and blankets because it looks ghetto to visitors.
As far as school pagers were banned and so were baggy pants. Both were very popular at the time and most did it anyway. The same with walkmens, playing card, dice and dominoes. Luckily they didn't enforce these things too much. Probably because they had bigger issues to worry about.
While kids do tend to abuse freedom the main reasons for these stupid rules is control. The administrators feel that any freedom will cause them to lose control over their students. Unfortunately this often times suppresses free thinking and creativity. As we know many of the worlds greatest inventors and entrepreneurs were not model students. This leads some to question the whole concept of school.
Game Boys were banned at my middle school, but I brought it anyway. I was playing Pokemon Red and I wasn't gonna let anything stand between me and beating Gary to achieve the glory! Except for the principal who took my Game Boy away.
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