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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Texas school system, ankle bracelets and jumpsuits?
Post: Texas school system, ankle bracelets and jumpsuits...

http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080823...ng_truants GPS ankle bracelets for truant students. http://www.local6.com/education/17035594/detail.html Jumpsuits for students that don't follow dress code...
croush Youth Rights 33 11,647 08-24-2008, 03:12 PM
  Thread: How do I resist without the support of my peers?
Post: Re: How do I resist without the support of my peer...

dreamer... Wrote:"Owning yourself"? :laugh: Didn't Kipling write "The White Man's Burden"? Haaha. Yes, he did. He did have a reputation of writing satirically though, perhaps a satirical view of im...
croush Youth Rights 12 2,873 08-21-2008, 06:42 AM
  Thread: How do I resist without the support of my peers?
Post: Re: How do I resist without the support of my peer...

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no p...
croush Youth Rights 12 2,873 08-20-2008, 09:16 AM
  Thread: The Education of Free Men vs. That of the Slave
Post: The Education of Free Men vs. That of the Slave

I was reading something by Gene Edward Veith today.- “…Veith notes that the ancient Greeks and Romans employed two different types of education: one for slaves and one for free citizens. ‘Th...
croush Youth Rights 1 1,128 08-20-2008, 07:19 AM
  Thread: Tasers in Schools?
Post: Re: Tasers in Schools?

Puchiko Wrote:I just read the article Taser safety issues on Wikipedia. Here are some quotes that caught my eye. How about the 16 year old boy who fell off a bridge and broke his heel and back, when ...
croush Youth Rights 20 5,148 08-12-2008, 06:45 AM
  Thread: Some Ideas for New U.S. Education System
Post: Re: Some Ideas for New U.S. Education System

Yeah, I like the voucher idea. With the privatization of schools, there would be a demand system that would turn education into a competitive business encouraging better schools. I don't know how good...
croush Youth Rights 5 2,478 08-12-2008, 06:42 AM
  Thread: Tasers in Schools?
Post: Tasers in Schools?

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleyin...81794.html This came through my RSS reader this morning. What do you all think of this? I think they have no place in schools, and perhaps only a very rest...
croush Youth Rights 20 5,148 08-11-2008, 10:35 AM
  Thread: School, Satisfy My Desire for Adventure Or I shall Revolt
Post: Re: School, Satisfy My Desire for Adventure Or I s...

Something_Spacey Wrote:I've felt it a couple times. I always saw them as opportunities to put to use things I've learned in my own time. Good, everyone should feel it. Unfortunately many people don't...
croush Youth Rights 5 1,642 08-04-2008, 03:08 PM
  Thread: School, Satisfy My Desire for Adventure Or I shall Revolt
Post: Re: School, Satisfy My Desire for Adventure Or I s...

An unstable life is rewarding - to a point. Certain periods of my life have been very unstable, "adventurous" or whatever, and it was rewarding because I depended on myself and only myself since not...
croush Youth Rights 5 1,642 08-03-2008, 09:51 AM
  Thread: Language Limitations
Post: Re: Language Limitations

Stratovarius Wrote:Check out the philosopher Wittgenstein, much of his work is based around his opinion that philosophical problems arise from language problems. He said that metaphysical debate is m...
croush Best of School Survival 7 8,213 08-02-2008, 03:50 AM
  Thread: Why do many private schools resemble public schools?
Post: Re: Why do many private schools resemble public sc...

These private schools will churn out obedient workers just at public schools do, only these workers will wear Italian leather shoes instead of Payless and have a little better education. ;] Every exe...
croush Youth Rights 5 3,318 08-01-2008, 03:01 PM
  Thread: Language Limitations
Post: Re: Language Limitations

Happy Camper Wrote:But maybe there was an undercurrent of something… Oh, definitely. I have friends from South America who only understand a quarter of what I'm saying and I only understand half of w...
croush Best of School Survival 7 8,213 08-01-2008, 08:55 AM
  Thread: Why people do things they don't like.
Post: Re: Why people do things they don't like.

We do things we don't necessarily like because we're very animalistic in our herd, or mass, mentality. There is a primitive and instinctual part of us that tends to take the path of the least amount o...
croush Best of School Survival 27 20,170 08-01-2008, 08:38 AM

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