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What's Something That Was Normalized In School But Is Actually Really Toxic?

Too. Much. Standardized. Testing.

While education is very important, I think we can all agree that the school system has plenty of flaws.

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Lots of things that are "normalized" in school are actually pretty messed up.

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For starters, the way many schools choose to implement and enforce dress codes is highly problematic. Sending young girls home for wearing tank tops in August is disturbing and disruptive.

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The tremendous emphasis placed on test-taking is also pretty awful. It's an unfair assessment of intelligence and doesn't accurately measure or capture how smart students really are.

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Additionally, the practice of sending students home with hours of homework per class is ridiculous. It discourages them from going outside, socializing, or participating in extracurriculars.

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What's something that's regarded as "normal" in school, but is actually pretty messed up? Tell us in the comments. The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!