The Importance Of School Rules In School

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School. Most people shudder at that thought. Crowded hallways, obnoxious yelling, stubborn students, waking up early, seven hours of classes, and homework. Though school has classes like World History and there is homework and teachers who play favorites, I do have my band family and my friends. Plus, a structure so I don’t waste the day away. There’s always a bright side to everything, even school, like yin and yang. Everyone has likes and dislikes about school- the rules, the classes, and just in general- especially a very opinionated person like me. To begin with, the school rules are both likeable and sometimes… not. The rules keep people in line, even if people don’t want to be kept there. This stops people from harming each other. Bullying …show more content…
Along with keeping people in line, school rules create a structure. A structure makes it easier for me to concentrate, knowing what I can and can’t do and a general how to do certain stuff. Having a structure in place also keeps the school from being a crazy hellhole. Everything is run orderly, not willy-nilly. Rules in school, however, can be dislikable, especially when teachers don’t enforce them or enforce them past the extreme. I’ve been in classes where the teachers play favorites. They let lots of kids slide on important rules. Often times I see students call out fellow students who are breaking the rules, and the teacher completely ignores it. This destroys the idea of the rules originally creating a level ground for all students. Then there are the teachers who are crazy about the rules, and enforce them too strictly. They end up creating new rules to suit themselves, extending further than a personal interpretation of school rules. They also won’t admit when a student proves their new rules don’t exist. The teacher punishes the student, creating more dislike of the school rules. In all, the school rules are both likable, for more than just its level playing ground, and dislikable when enforced incorrectly. …show more content…
Everyone asks about a student’s favorite and least favorite subjects. My answer is always the same. I love taking English and Band classes. English is the class I get to express my creative side through reading and writing, which are my two favorite pastimes. I like learning the background to stories, playwrights, and sonnets, or the history behind their authors, as well. Through Night I learned more about WWII than I ever could in a boring history class. Now Wind Ensemble is almost the same; I get to express myself and make something beautiful through notes on a page. From turning popular songs into pep tunes and Christmas classics into well instrumented chorales, the band is just beautiful. They are my family. We know each other a little too well, we bicker, and we make great memories together. We care about each other and make everyone feel important. We’ve always been one big family since the sixth grade, when we first met Mr. Pasko, AKA, the mother ship, and continued into freshman year when we merged with the upperclassmen under the direction of Ms. Kaal. Those two are another reason I like band so much. They care about all the students as individuals, and Kaal is always there when I need an adult to talk to. Conversely, classes I find tedious or uninteresting do not make school enjoyable. Any history class, civics to world history, is boring to me. I know history is important in

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