Pros And Cons Of Open Campus

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While I was looking for a topic for my hot topic, this one caught my eye. At first, I didn’t know what a closed campus meant, but after doing some research I found out exactly what it means. A closed campus means that the students must stay on campus until the end of the school day, an open campus means that the students are free to leave campus during the school day. I honestly had no idea that a high school could have be open or closed. My high school was open the whole time I was there, and it still is now. I only know that it is an open campus because of the research I’ve done. My opinion on this topic is that schools should not be closed during the day. My junior and senior years of high school, I had the opportunity to leave during my flex period and lunch. I couldn’t do this every day, just three days out of the week. Being able to go home or go get something to eat instead of eating at the cafeteria was amazing to me, and it also helped my family out financially because I wasn’t spending as much money at the cafeteria as I was when I couldn’t go home during the day. I was eating the food that my mom bought for me to eat from the…show more content…
The article “9 Primary Pros and Cons of Open Campus Lunch” states that students could be “physically assaulted [or] … hit by a vehicle” (2015). If a student was going home during lunch and they got in a bad wreck, they may lose the ability to think on their own, which would affect them cognitively. They would not be able to do any of their school work, and someone else may even have to think for them. Physically, they could get a broken bone, or they could even be paralyzed. If that’s the case, then they would need someone to complete even the smallest tasks for them. Emotionally, they may not be able to communicate well to anyone after a bad wreck, so they would lose friends and be by themselves or with their parents most of the
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