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Open campus or closed?

So who here can leave school for lunch and who is stuck in the building? When I was in high school, everyone could leave, no questions asked, as long as they came back. When I was a senior, they changed it so only the tenth graders and up could go out and the year after I'd graduated, only upperclassmen could go.

I think it's very stupid that students aren't even trusted to be on their own for 45 minutes nowadays. This is the infantalization of young people that I rant about. What will be next, prohibiting students from walking to and from school on their own?

10-23-2007 11:57 PM
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Open campus or closed? - OmegaWolf747 - 10-23-2007 11:57 PM
[] - HeartofShadows - 10-24-2007, 12:25 AM
[] - OmegaWolf747 - 10-24-2007, 12:34 AM
[] - The Wadekarl - 10-24-2007, 06:10 AM
[] - Vatman - 10-24-2007, 06:32 AM
[] - Alucard483 - 10-24-2007, 06:46 AM
[] - OmegaWolf747 - 10-24-2007, 06:47 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 10-24-2007, 06:52 AM
[] - OmegaWolf747 - 10-24-2007, 06:56 AM
[] - Freak - 10-24-2007, 07:08 AM
[] - OmegaWolf747 - 10-24-2007, 07:17 AM
[] - arthasmenethil - 10-24-2007, 07:32 AM
[] - OmegaWolf747 - 10-24-2007, 07:38 AM
[] - arthasmenethil - 10-24-2007, 07:51 AM
[] - Eidolon - 10-24-2007, 10:53 AM
[] - Towncommoner - 10-24-2007, 10:57 AM
[] - OmegaWolf747 - 10-24-2007, 10:57 AM

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