Rules have to be in place in schools so that order is maintained. But some places just go overboard in their creation of rules and standards. Here are 10 unbelievable school rules from around the world! You won’t believe how strict or how open-minded some countries might be with their children.
School rules are there for safety, but even in the name of safety, things can sometimes get a little weird. “My primary school only allowed two types of break time snack: an apple and a carrot. I still don’t really know why.” – A student declared.
Japan is known for having some of the strictest school rules in the world, and their students are more disciplined than in other countries. It seems that Japan´s spiritual beliefs and superstitions merge into their school rules. In the fact that students are not allowed to wear more than one good luck bracelet.
Any more than one is considered to be a form of cheating! It seems like a silly rule, but it's enforced and people take it seriously.
In France, Ketchup is illegal in school cafeterias. This is due to French teenagers using so much ketchup in their school lunches. They compromise the integrity of traditional French cuisine, rendering it “too American”. The law was put into place by Christopher Hebert, the president of the national association of municipal catering managers.
However, if someone does order a side of fries, they can have a small serving of ketchup. But that serving is not to be used in any other way.
In Nebraska, Lincoln public schools decided to no longer use terms like “boy” and “girl” to make transgender students feel more included, as they do not conform with these terms. This means that teachers and students can't use gender-specific terms but they use names or neutral terms like “campers”, “students”, and “kids”, etc. instead.
Some conservative parents were not thrilled with the rule, saying that it was policing social interaction rather than educating students. What do you think?