Students and classroom rules

By Samuel Vargas, Class of 2015

As soon as you step into any classroom, there are rules you have to respect.  However, at George Washington High School, those rules are often broken. From the people that sleep in class, to the use of phones and ipods during class, students break every single rule in the book.

For students, it is a dream come true, where students get to do anything they want when they are in class. I haven seen everything happening in this high school, and I just started here, but what I have seen  is off the scale. 

I have seen students sleeping in almost all of my classes; students listen to music at a very loud volume; students talk on their phones during class; students interrupt in the middle of the lesson; I can go on forever.  What really grinds my gears is that the teachers see the students breaking the rules, but all she/he say is “stop” or “put it down,” she/he is not actually doing anything about it to stop the behavior.   The students just keep doing the same thing. 

What I’m trying to say is that this high school needs someone to tell the students not to break the classroom rules or there will be consequences. When I was in Florida, schools had the same rules and the same disciplinary actions, but the students were scared of breaking the rules because they knew the consequences of breaking them.  In Florida,  you will not see students using a phone or an ipod, nor will you see anyone sleeping during class.  Here, students seem to have no fear of breaking the rules or getting punished for it, which apperantly never happens.

So what is George Washington High School going to do about this problem?


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