27 Normal Things Every '80s Kid Did in School That Would Never Fly Today

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When any parents walk into their child's school, there are probably a few things that seem familiar -- desks, books, teachers -- but there are probably even more things that make a parent feel like an overgrown fish out of water (smartboards?!). That's not necessarily a bad thing, though; in fact, some of the practices modern-day schools have ditched in the name of educational progress (or just individual safety) definitely won't be missed!


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It's true: Many of the things we used to consider commonplace at school are now thought of as completely outrageous ... and often with good reason! Memories of dodgeball, hall monitors, or even the way that teachers used to punish misbehaving children are enough to make even the steeliest parent shudder. Most of these policies and practices changing were good things -- they made schools safer and a little more fun. But every once in a while it's interesting to take a walk down memory lane and remember the things -- both good and bad -- that made us who we are from going to school in the '80s. Take a look at our list of the craziest things '80s kids did in school that are no longer allowed in schools today, and see if any of them bring back memories!  

Take a look at #10, it's wild! 


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