I CNANT STOP LAUGHIGN AT THHS GIF BECUAUSE OF THE PERSON CHANGING NATIONALITIES IN THE BAKCKGROUND
ONE TIME I RAN SO FAST I TURNED BLACK
a track star is born
are watching a documentary on Westboro Baptist Church. I think I’ll go dunk my head in sulfuric acid now, if just to get his creepy ass voice out of my ears.
we just ordered my new telescope and a dragon tarot deck………these next few days are going to be so painful.
sorry if i’m off the mark here but i’m tired of both people who act really immature about not liking school and people who see those people and act really pretentious and awful because they think they have some sort of godly wisdom in saying “suck it up you spineless baby” when really things shouldn’t have to be this way they really shouldn’t
(also in case anyone mentions it: i’m a low average high school student who generally gets by on really high test scores and has been thinking about ways the school system could improve mostly by watching their friends and observing their problems)
What this doesn’t take into account, though, is that a lot of the criticisms that sound immature really aren’t … the American public school system, at least, was designed by its creator to do something very specific, and that something specific has nothing to do with actual learning.
Suggested reading: John Taylor Gatto’s “The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher,” or go straight to the source and look up John Dewey and his legacy.
Not to mention that in most (if not all) high schools, you’re expected to do all of your homework, study for your tests, participate in sports and/or club activities, do the chores and things your parents want you to, AND be well-rested and have time for a social life outside of school. And most high schools don’t teach you skills that you need to be prepared for the “real world”. Skills like doing your taxes, managing a budget, how to rent an apartment for the first time, how to manage credit cards and debt.
I can honestly tell you that the majority of what I’ve learned that has actually applied to my life has come from elementary school, middle school (to some degree), and college. I spent a majority of my high school classes reading or drawing because I had little to no interest in the class. I almost never studied, but it was rare that I failed a test. The only times I actually finished and turned in my homework was when it was the more artsy stuff (like making a mini-comic of a chapter out of Of Mice and Men) because that was what actually held my attention. Most of the tests I had were memorize something, write it down, forget about it. And multiple choice are honestly pointless. If you’re a good guesser, you can usually do really good. They rarely actually test what you do know. They just test your ability to memorize info, regurgitate that info, and guessing the correct answer.
Add: Would someone like to teach me how to correctly draft a resume, go to a job interview or behave in a business setting? because I don’t know how to do any of these things. Can we start teaching formal social skills to students because I’m seriously at a lack here.
No really, can someone teach me some these skills? I lack a lot of the knowledge needed to suffice life in the real world.
it’s called home economics, retards. maybe if most of you were more focused on getting ready for the real world…you wouldn’t be so lost when you got here. oh but no…that would require you to take responsibility for your own life and actions instead of passing the blame off to whomever you can.