Teachers should not be immune from school rules

Jacey Hancock
Staff Writer

Students are constantly told to follow the rules. “Don’t wear winter coats in class,” “Don’t have your phone out,” “No food or drink in any class unless it’s lunch.” Yes, these are the rules … But they aren’t fair.

If a student were to bring a drink other than water into their fourth period (which is the longest period), they would be told to throw it away or have the option to put it in their locker. But if a teacher had a drink (for example coffee), than they could drink that till the last drop right in front of the kids.

If a student had some fruit snacks or they had a small bag of Cheez-itz, they’d get told to put them or throw them away or  into your locker. It’s taking away from your class time. If a teacher had any kind of food (like pretzels) they’d eat them one by one while teaching, taunting the kids. And believe me, it does taunt us students, it makes us more hungry and irritated.

Earlier in the school year, I wrote an article about cell phone policy. This can connect to that. If students get their phones taken for having them out in school, teachers should too. They shouldn’t be allowed to be on their phone. Even if it’s an emergency, they still shouldn’t. If students have an out of school emergency but aren’t allowed to use their cell-phones, then teachers shouldn’t be able to either.

I’m not saying this to complain. But I am saying this because I want rules to be fair in the school. You want this to be a fun and comfortable environment for us students. Well we want those things plus one more… We want it to be fair.

I’m not saying that every teacher does this, but there is a good amount of teachers who do do this.

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4 Comments on “Teachers should not be immune from school rules”

  1. Susan Huth-Beckley December 2, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    Jacey…get used to it. Unless you become your own boss and have no other higher up than you it will continue. Any job that you have this will happen. This is a good lesson to see how you adjust now to prepare for your future. There will always be rules and they are there for a reason. How many teachers had to skip a lunch period and have no choice but to eat or drink in the classroom? Are they diabetic or suffer from some other medical reason that they have to have a snack? You should interview those teachers that do eat or drink in the classroom and get their perspective on this. Make it fair and let the teachers have their say.
    Sue Beckley

    • jaceyhancock December 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

      My opinion is my opinion, I respect yours. Please respect mine.

      • Susan Huth-Beckley December 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

        I never said that I didn’t respect your opinion I just felt that the teachers have the right to defend themselves.

      • jaceyhancock December 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

        And they do.

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