The adage goes that if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, so some local schools are issuing back to school lists for their students that might defy conventional wisdom. Students have long tried to get away with as much as they can, and when they are reprimanded, parents often step in and claim their child has the right to use that for which the child has been punished.

Cell phones are the best example of this, with many schools trying to impose bans on phones, mainly because they are used to text others during class. However, parents insist that cell phones should be allowed for safety’s sake, and schools must abide by the will of the parents. Also, since students are being trained to be the working masses, they should be allowed the same opportunities to avoid work that they will utilize while working someday.

Here are some of the items and rationale for those items on back to school lists:

  1. Cell phones—safety is an issue in schools. Besides, students should learn how to multitask, and someone who is not able to carry on a text conversation and take notes in history class is lacking a very important skill set.

There are ten more surprising items here:

 

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If Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, he must also give up his role as both a United States Senator from Illinois and his role as Moe in the wildly popular Canadian kids show “The Doodlebops.” The rules that govern America state that nobody can hold two offices or a role in a foreign television program while president.
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On the heels of the successful “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” television series, the Fox Network is banking on another teenage superhero drama to help their beleaguered fall lineup. Wonder Woman will be returning to the airwaves this fall with a brand new attitude. In fact, kind of a bad attitude.

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