A while back, i had a thread about good schools bags. I kinda figured out what has been wrecking my bags all this time. those frikin binders that every single teacher at my school wants me to buy. not only are they more expensive than normal folders but also tear up the synthetic material inside my bag. i just got a new swiss gear bag for my junior year of high school. i have yet to have a single bag last more than 1 yr.Why are my teachers overly obsessed with organization and binders??? i manage just fine with folders.My school is also requiring EVERY class to take notes in the cornell format. i never had to turn in my NOTES. Apparently it helps studying and crap like that. i got straight As before the stupid notes method was invented and i am sure ill be just fine without it now. i think the school's reasoning is that stupid students might do better if they had more organization but seriously, what about those that were getting As before... THIS IS NOT COMMUNISM!!!* ARGH feel free to post your school related rants here. *no it is not sparta either.