Should Gum Be Allowed In School?

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I think gum should be aloud in schools because . Someone made a point about it going into the water fountain  and under desks well this wouldnt happen if we were aloud this happens because we don't want to get caught or in trouble . When really gum helps kids concentrate on work or tests and if we were aloud we would not pop bubbles or spit it out , kids do that too make the teacher mad and too prove a point , teacher should realise that kids actually keep more quit when chewing gum!
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Kids should be aloud ti chew gum in school because it keeps Them more focused on there work and also ,Should gum chewing be allowed in school? Well I think so! Do you know that kids who chew gum during tests do 26% to 36% better! Well what about the mess under chairs and tables? Well I think if students didnt have to hide gum chewing they wouldnt stick it under desks and chairs and will dispose of it properly! Plus it makes your memory better! Sign this petition if you would like to chew gum in school. (It's Random)
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Yes because of the following facts:
· Research shows that gum helps people remember things
· Studies show that students that chew gum do 26% to 36% better on tests.
· Gum can help those who have medical issues (such as ear itching, dry mouth, ADHD etc)
· Gum can help to relieve stress
· Chewing gum increases metabolism, which would keep the kids from being too tired after recess. This would help the students pay attention in class
· Gum helps strengthen teeth
· teachers are allowed to (and usually do) chew gum, but students aren’t. That is not very fair
· Peppermint is proven to help people stay awake, incase a student is veery tired during the day.
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Well gum of any kind improves memory and helps you focus... Lets say in class you are really tired and can't focus on what the teacher is telling them...gum helps them focus. Some people will sit through class trying to learn the lesson but the next will have no idea how to do it... Gum helps them remember too. Since gum helps test scores and gets you better grades... Why would a teacher hold you back from that??? Do they want you to fail??? Chewing gum can change your future since you get better grades... You can get better colleges and job offers... Why would a teacher Not let you have that opprutunity????
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Yes It Should. If People Just Stop To Think. Kids Know They Can Get Introuble For Chewing Gum They Put It Under A Chair Or Desk After They Are Finished. But If Students Didnt Get Introuble For Having Gum They WOULD Put In The Right Spot. If They Knew They Wouldnt Have A Problem With Getting Detenction Or Something. Thankss For Listininggg.
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Yes, gum should be allowed at school. It helps kids concentrate, chewing gum during tests do 26-36% better...It is proven, chew gum during tests do 26-36% better. Makes your memory better, and allows subconscious something to do while focusing on work.
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I'm doing a project on it and we should allow it
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Yes.  People say that gum chewing would result in gum being stuck under tables/ desks.  However, if students did not have to hide their gum, they would just get up to throw it away
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Yea it should because I no how kids feel, school gets boring and they start to lose focus.
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Yes, I believe gum should be aloud in school because when I'm chewing gum while I'm taking a test, I feel more focused on the test. Studies show that students who chew gum on tests are more likely to get a better score. Also right now I am doing an essay on why students should be aloud to chew gum on a test and this website is helping me find other students opinions on this question. So I would like to thanks to the website owner, you have helped me so much.
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Yes, it should! There are proven facts that gum helps your concentrate and that results in better test grades. Also, there are proven facts that say if students chew SUGAR FREE gum it can help strengthen your teeth and wash all bacteria! In that case, people will not get sick as often. Also, chewing gum sends more oxygen to the brain which helps the brain function properly!

But on the other hand, it releases insulin, and increases heart rates.
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I personaly think that gum chewing should be aloud in school. Yeah techers get anoyed with the snapping and bubbles but like it helps me concentrate. I'm in the 8th grade and me and my friends love chewing gum but arent aloud to...some teachers alow it but most of them don't. But I don't see why we can't..yah theres gum under desks but whateva because we wouldnt evn put it under there because we would want to kep it in our mouths and not spit it out so obviously we should be able to chew gum likee duhhduhhduhh!!
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YES!!!
The reason y is that it may make people smart,
it freshens your breath,
helps you stay alert n awake,
helps students focus,
and its a stress reliever 
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Karen answered
I chew sugarless gum all day. But the problem with Gum is Not gum. It is the Chewer. People are not considerate and most folks are just plum ill mannered or just don't know that they are smacking. Maybe they are deaf. Who knows? The other issue is that people CANNOT dispose of it correctly and then the school has damaged desks or wherever the chewer decides to stick it. Also many chewers will put it in the peers hair and this is NOT funny. Also people litter when they unwrap the gum. If people would just be considerate and ACT like they have some upbringing, MANY issues would be solved. Idiots have ruined things and thus, rules have to be made.
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Yes gum should be permitted in classrooms because it gets you focused and helps you recsit starvation.:)
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Hells yes. I don't get why they can't have gum at school, I mean I guess they don't want to deal with the gum on tables/chairs and on the floor, cause it slightly is revolting.. But. I mean chewing gum is pro. But then there will be the kids who are left out, cause they can't afford it, and it wont be the brand of clothes it will be who has the best gum LOL. And gum is essentially bad for you if you would like to no how it is, ill be happy to explain it. Add me :D
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Well people stick gum under desk's and on lockers and floors and one girl in my class experienced that . And scientists believe that mint gum can help you focus and concentrate on a test so I say yes and no!
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Cathy answered
I would like it!!!!! But it probably distracts kids. Also the storage for the gum is iffy.
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Duh! Gum stimulates the part of the brain that helps shortterm memory, keeps breath fresher, and helps ensure kids wont develope other habits such as smoking or biting their pencils. Smokers even use gum to help themselves quit!
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kelly-lynn answered
Chewing  gum  is ok unless  it is being disruptive to the like blowing bubbles stretching and pulling it of there mouth and playing then it should go in the garbage. Some chew gum to keep their mouth wet  may be do to medication. Each case is different. It should be left up to the teacher
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Teachers need to get over themselves kids chew it to stay awake during their boring lessons.
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Gum should be allowed because it can help on test. It helps keep people focused and wake.
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No and yes because one people have to pick it up if you leave under desks and on the floor on on lockers. Yes because really smart people said that mint gum helps the brain work and keep you on task.
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Duh. I always chew gum in class. It helps me concentrate and stay awake in boring classes.
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Hello I'm Ashley and I'm in 7th grade,
I'm also doing some research on chewing gum in school too.
Would any of you guys like to share some facts with me ? I would really like it if you do.
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Hell y gum should be allowed man it helps kids pay more attention (I know it sounds werid but its true) and if we didnt have to hide it it wouldnt end up under desks....
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Gum should be aloud cause it could help you do better on tests, whitens teeth, burn calorie, help relax, and it is true that almost every teacher chew gum in school!  So it is not fair to have students not being able to chew gum!
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Yes because it helps students concetrate and because it is fun to chew gum students should be allowed to chew gum when ever they feel like chewing gum.
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I think that students sould be alowed because they chew it any way so why not let them. It is not going to e a big deal if they do or not its just they should earn it. Also if they do thre should rules
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Yes!! If kids were allowed and didn't have to hid it then they would probably throw it away correctly. It also helps with tests!!!! :)
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Gum should be able to chew gum because it helps kids think and can make some teens read faster!
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I think gum should be allowed in in school because it helps you focus on things and let you focus on the teacher.
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I think it should be aloud in school but only for tests and assignments , not just because you feel like it !
Anonymous Profile
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Yes I think it should be allowed because it helps ppl with mental problems to concentrate
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Yes I think gum should be allowed in school because the kids will listen more to the teacher and answer more questions and not have to worry about getting caught
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Anonymous answered
No all it does is keep kids from doing there homework.
So remember no gum chewing in school
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Jenny Kim answered
YES!!!
The reason y is that it may make people smart,
it freshens your breath,
helps you stay alert n awake,
and helps students focus.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It helps you focus! We aren't allowed to chew gum but think abut it the students would have better test grades
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I think it should because it keeps you carm  and you seem to be more concentrated
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I think it should be allowed in school because it helps the students concentrate because they are doing some sort of activity. Not just sitting there doing absolutly nothing
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FOR SURE! Gum helps you concenrate....itz proven!!!!plus it helps ppl with bad breath :/the only reason ppl put it under desks is to make teachers mad and prove a point...
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Yes  I think it should  be al llowed because it has a be-etter chance of getting there average in school higher and doing better of geting a 3.0 average
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No I think gums should not be allowed in school. In my school kids put their  gum in the water fountain and plus they stick  it under desks. No I don't think they should be allowed. Plus it can distract classes too. I think they  should not be allowed...
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I personally do not see a reason to not allow it, but kids are silly and gum snapping and bubble blowing can be a distraction, not to mention where they dispose of it when they are finished chewing it. For some reason kids think the bottom of a desk is a good storage place for used bubble gum..lol
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Yes Gum should be aloud in school because it helps concentrate and do well on tests. Gum is a nervous reliever it calms some people down and helps them pay more attention.. Gum should be aloud in school and scince it isn't kids try to hide it and put it places that make it not aloud in schools.
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According to petition spot.com, gum actually improves your memory and helps you do 26% to 36% better during a test. In fact, in the military they use chewing gum to help them concentrate and get rid of extra stress. Also, chewing gum helps improve grades due to the fact that people need the extra sugar dose in the morning to keep them awake.
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I say no and then yes...I say no because other students stick it at the weirdest places at my school. But then I say yes because ......it does help you concentrate during tests and such. So it has its good times and bad times, you no
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I disaggree because (I say yes 2 chewing gum!) to some ppl (like me) it gum helps save you from starvation!
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No, because it can be very distracting and say you were taking a test and the person next to you  is chomping on gum. You can't concentrate because the person next to you is chomping on gum so now you get a low grade!! So I say no!!
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Yes and no it should because lil kids breath can smell.     it should not be allowed cause it can get messy

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