Should pets be allowed in school?

Pets Vs School

Pets should not be allowed in school because having pets in school distracts both teachers and the students. The students will not concentrate on their studies and would learn nothing.  The teachers would lose interest in teaching most important the janitors would have to be given a higher pay, or else they would quit their job. The schools in America must not be turned into zoos. However, some schools are considering allowing pets in school. Proponents are of the opinion that this proposal will benefit the students more than causing them harm. Opponents contend change say that it will not benefit the students in any way. Schools should not allow students to bring their pets to school. 

Advocates are of the view that it would give students a sense of responsibility because they would be forced to look after their pet. However, these people do not realize that the pets would cause a distraction and would interfere with the students’ learning the lesson. Students would have to look after their pets and pay attention to the teacher, which is something that cannot be easily done. If a student had brought in a pet dog, the dog would be barking, scratching, and running around all day. This type of distraction is not helpful to the other students in school. The owner of the pet and the students around him/her would be very distracted, and it would just become an unproductive day for both the students and teachers.

Another argument that the proponents of having pets in school would add is that the students will be free for worrying about their pets being lonely at their houses. What these people don’t understand that some pets will be all over the school, which and the students will waste time in looking after them. The pets would require their owners to clean up after them, and some pets would require regular walks or change of environment. Students cannot just leave class so as take care of their pets. This would cause them to miss lessons, and with students frequently leaving the classroom, the teacher would lose interest in teaching the class anymore. With teachers having little or no interest in teaching the class, the school would start to lose its academic credibility, which could mean that the school would have a lower reputation.

Opponents of the proposal would contend  that teachers would have more students losing assignments and more students claiming that their pet ate their assignment. If a student brings a pet dog to school, that dog would be tempted to eat the students’ as well as their friends’ assignments and even the teacher’s papers, which would mean that none of the students would be able concentrate on learning which is the reason that they come to school.

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