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Should schools let their students leave campus?
Students are not allowed to leave school?
Think to when you were in high school. Were you allowed to go outside? I know I was. But schools these days are not allowing their students to leave the school, even to just go outside.
Students are punished for leaving campus?
Students who go to any Fairfield public school will all tell you the same thing if you ask them if they can leave campus. Leaving campus is punishable by a Saturday detention. Yes, you have to drive your child to school at 7:30 in the morning so they can sit there until 12:00 doing work. And for what? Leaving school to get Starbucks, or a decent lunch. Schools are responsible for their children, yet students should be allowed to cross the street to go to Starbucks or drive to get food during their own lunch time.
Why are the students punished?
The administration claims that students are their responsibly during the day. But who's? The teachers? The deans? It's not clear at all. Teachers do not have responsibility over their students outside of the classroom. Even with a note from the students parent, they are still not allowed to leave. This is ridiculous. The school claims they own responsibility over your child during the day because if you need to contact them, they will know where you are. Well, students have cell phones in need of contact and even if a student is in the school, it doesn't mean that a teacher will be able to fund them.
Schools are trying to be stress free zones. But how does that help when your sitting in a classroom all day? No fresh air and nowhere to get up and walk around. Does doing work all day really relive stress?