It's good to try to fix these problems, but for a lot of students also almost useless. When I was in high school, my backpack weighed about 25 pounds, being only the books I had to take home for my homework. I mean, I had 7 classes a day! I could totally lighten my backpack, but then I'd be missing homework.
In law school, it was insane. A typical day I'd need to carry three or four MASSIVE textbooks. My backpack was full plus I'd usually have another in my hands. I had to carry a bag for my laptop as well. And then I had to add a purse/bag, because you have to have money, lunch and sometimes dinner, feminine supplies, etc. I'm sure most days I was lugging over 50 pounds, sometimes much more.
Bottom line, safety precautions are great, but nothing will change as long as students' lifestyles must be the way they are.
- 4/1/2011 12:36:17 PM