Gum for good grades

How can something so helpful, which contributes to everyday learning, be so harmful in the eyes of school faculty, that it is prohib
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

How can something so helpful, which contributes to everyday learning, be so harmful in the eyes of school faculty, that it is prohibited from school? We could easily benefit from the use of gum, mints and water from water bottles, however, we refuse to use them and all the benefits that come from these products.

Did you know that gum alone significantly improves your memory and concentration? When you let the juices of the gum flow, your heart race increases. This sends more oxygen to the brain so it will work more efficient.

Water is also key to your overall well-being. It not only quenches the thirst that students vigorously work up, but also prevents dehydration, dry, itchy and flaky skin, constipation, a need to eat more food and it is a scarce refreshment you can easily reach during class.

Mints as well can benefit you by putting stress, anxiety and pressure off with relaxation of smooth taste while you're taking a big test.

These are just some of the few inexpensive ways to improve your overall academics and help control how well you do in school.

With all of the other advantages aside like clean teeth, fresh breath and a healthier body, these advantages mentioned previously should be appreciated enough as to a point where school faculty should allow the use of them in school. In my opinion, gum, mints and water bottles should be allowed in school because there are more advantages than disadvantages.

These intelligence enhancers should be accepted and encouraged in schools across America to help boost students up and not tear them down.

Zack Davis

Milan