25 Most Ridiculous Things You Won’t Believe Are Banned In Schools

Posted by , Updated on June 21, 2017

When you have kids from different cultures, home situations, parenting styles, and religions all crammed together for 6-8 hours a day, somebody’s going to be offended, and probably also hurt, and bullied, and maybe pregnant. It seems that schools try to combat this by banning things in an effort to keep some semblance of order. What does and does not get banned can get a little weird and is sometimes not well thought out, so here are 25 Most Ridiculous Things You Won’t Believe Are Banned In Schools.

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Remember those games that were banned because they were too dangerous? Playing alone and doing fun things that could possibly get your body moving are also dangerous, it seems, which is why one Australian school has banned cartwheels and handstands.

CartwheelSource: http://www.latimes.com

School Bake Sales were banned by NYC in 2009, for much the same reasons as big gulps were banned for the general populace in NYC - too many fat people. The NYC Education Department wanted to strictly control how much sugar and fat students consumed while under their care, so bake sales were out.

bakesaleSource: http://www.nytimes.com

Braids and Bows. No, really, a British school has a dress code that requires all bows to be dark blue or black to match uniforms and braids or beads now be worn. So they banned a sweet little FOUR YEAR OLD from her school picture because her dad made her a Lady Gaga style hairbow. The entire POINT of school pictures is to look back at your hair and laugh!

girl with bowSource: http://www.whattoexpect.com Image Source: pixabay (public domain)

A school in Kansas banned kids from wearing hoodies because they were using the front pockets to hide their cell phones and text without looking at the keyboard. They didn't ban all clothing with pockets, just hoodies. No word on why cell phones weren't banned.

hoodieSource: https://www.babble.com Image Source: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

Valedictorians. One school in North Carolina voted to ban the practice of having Valedictorians because it encouraged unhealthy competition, and students were taking classes to increase their GPA instead of what interested them. While noble in thought, honestly, this is a parenting issue. Being Valedictorian is cool, but you know what else is cool? Being your own person, doing what you want, not peaking in high school, and learning the invaluable lesson that you can do everything right and still lose (so you should probably have just enjoyed yourself).

valedictorianSource: https://www.babble.com

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