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63- depending on the size of the school and the length of time between classes not everyone can make it to their locker and get to their next class on time.

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Most schools don't have lockers in Australia :( I know I've definitely stuffed up my spine carrying my textbooks, it's ridiculous that we have to carry around that much weight

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Isn't one of the first rules of driving the fact that you ought not put anything in the passenger seat that could go flying and cause a distraction? I guess your car safety alarm was trying to save your life! :)

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63 is partially right. In my high school we had 4 classes in a day, 2 in the AM and 2 after lunch. So it was possible to just carry the 2 sets I needed at a time, which thinking back was quite relieving. However some schools have 6-7? classes in a day... yeah F their lives!!

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I was left with a hunched back after high school and had to wear a back brace and do rubber exercises to strengthen my back to fix it. Only until last year, after college, could I finally stand/sit up straight.

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I seriously think it's getting to the point where most schools should have the students get either an iPad or a laptop and maybe like 1 or 2 notebooks, I'd rather pay for those than a hospital bill when my back breaks.

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In my freshman year of high school, it took a week for my school to find me a locker. Meanwhile, my 102 pound body carried over 80 pounds of books to avoid detention for coming to class unprepared. One fine day, I got lightheaded trying to make it to class on time and fell backwards down the stairs. Thank goodness I had a figure skaters balance and reflexes to avoid breaking my neck as well as the necks of the students behind me. I'm lucky I only got badly bruised and didn't fall on someone. Backpacks and books DO get too heavy for some people to carry without risk. I down voted you because you are, in fact, an idiot :) Have a nice day!

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51- what school did you go to? And if you were exaggerating that is one hell of a hyperbole. I'm a sophomore in high school and the heaviest I've carried is 30lbs.

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I left my books in my locker all day, just carried my papers with me. Then at the end of the day I would head to my locker and pick up the books I needed for homework. This way I didn't have to carry a heavy backpack all day. I know this is not feasible for every student. When my kids have to start carting around 30-40lb bags and of there's no lockers available I will tell the school nope. My child won't have back issues unless the school is willing to pay for the medical expenses.

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I disagree with the common use of ipads these days it will be only a couple of years till no one carries real books anymore. In my university you dont use any real books they are all electronic. Not saying that I like it (personally I love real books)

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Actually, they're already testing out iPads on the students in my AP classes. They say in about five years (If everything goes right) we should be rid of textbooks completely. The problem is, things never go right with school systems...

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There's too much money to be made to digitize. In my senior year, an artists' company made 25 mil to include more visible minorities in the diagrams in biology texts. Texts on subjects like history and sociology are revised every few years to keep the subject matter politically correct.

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If the book bag is large enough to carry that much weight, it might not fit between the seat and the dash. I know that's the problem I always have, but I drive a small car (Yaris).

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