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At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was Wrong ?
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Like I said, I didn't really question the concept of school till I was 16 or so, but I never really *respected* the teachers like my classmates seemed to. I basically did whatever the fuck I wanted all the time; it was just that I liked school when I was little, so what I wanted to do often (but not always) coincided with what the teacher wanted me to do. And I was considered "smart", so I was given a lot of leeway, too.

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batboy138 Wrote:1st grade. Miss Olen was abitch!
This. Jenny was a fucking bitch too.

apparently nearer to the other hemisphere all teachers don't have "miss", "mister" or "mistress" as their first name, also

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- Started to Question weather all the work actually meant anything.
- Started to feel as if I was stuck in a Prison.
- Started to question the Structure of the School System.
- Started to HATE the Social system of School.
- Started to hate school.
- Found this Site.

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Again, I agree with you. School does teach you things. And once again, you are missing the point entirely. It's not that I disagree with school's mission or the things it teaches. What I object to is that the students are deprived of any choice in the matter. As benign as the intentions may be, any system that forces people into an environment where they have no say in their lives is a situation ripe for abuse of power.

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Beginning doubts in 6th grade, 7th grade I found this site and I joined during 8th grade I think.

Why did I begin to hate it? Probably because we got homework overloaded and we basically had all day lectures.

Such was the day when the teachers were too attentive to fall asleep in their class. Oh that was bad.

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K-4:Still new and kind of alright, never really wanted to go but at this point I always thought that teachers and adults are automatically always in the right
5-6/7:Around this time I had a lot of fun with friends, the education wasn't my first choice of things to do but I didn't have any strong feelings at the time.
8:2 weeks before it started I googled "school sucks" and came across this site, got super sick of it all, had trouble keeping up with math and spent hours everynight staring at work I did'nt understand.
9:WAY better, high school was awesome compared to middle school, got As and Bs easy as pie because the work was so easy to fill out, got boring near the end of the year but nothing too bad.
10:Sick of this shit again, bored everyday, nobody at school is interesting :-(, hate the place. Around this time I realize that because the schools are compulsory and control people to such a degree, the quality hits rock bottom, become disgusted with the school system and the way people accept it so openly without recognizing how wrong it all is.

In 3 weeks I get to see if 11th will be any more bearable :-/
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Blobthe15 Wrote:
pilotguy182 Wrote:Became a faggot at 0!
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Wow this was one of my older posts , i guess someone bumped it and it took off , thanks for all your input guys would love to hear more. Biggrin

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I started hating school in 5th grade
1. I learned to idolize knowledge and information in 4th grade regardless of relevance to my life in 4th grade.
2. I stopped getting any new knowledge in 5th grade.
3. I questioned the meaning of my life concluding that school was pointless.
4. I found this site. (6th grade)
5.????? (7th grade)
6. PROFIT!
7. It turns out it my parents get the money. (8th grade)
8. Refer back to step 3.
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pilotguy182 Wrote:You two will be punished by God!

I thought you'd go for a Hitler-Resurrection thing where he smites all the non-believers. Oh wait...

"Ask them no more questions, never hear them lying"

People say the problem with me is I have psychotic tendencies and care not about other human beings I don't like and or know. So?
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I've hated it as long as I can remember. I don't do good with being restrained, and school was the worst restraint yet.
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Anaire Wrote:I've hated it as long as I can remember. I don't do good with being restrained, and school was the worst restraint yet.

You will do well here.

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People say the problem with me is I have psychotic tendencies and care not about other human beings I don't like and or know. So?
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I was in my mother's womb already dreading my future imprisonment in school.

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|55555| Wrote:I was in my mother's womb already dreading my future imprisonment in school.
I realized school was bad in my past life as a Spartan Helot.

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I realized school was wrong some time in 2010-2011 (I'm in 8th grade now). I got interested in PC gaming, realized how stupidly overprotective my mom was, started making friends on the internet, and realizing that I learn more just randomly clicking around the interwebs than I do in school. I got sick near the end of September 2010, and was constantly feeling like shit until December, and I had to transfer to a different school in the middle of the year, because I was so far behind. I still go to that school, and I'm pretty much stuck going to school, with no real alternatives because my mom won't really listen.
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when I realized that MIT opencourseware taught me more regarding quantum physics and calculus more than my ageist, retarded math/physics teacher ever could dream of.
10-18-2011 08:35 AM
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(10-18-2011 08:35 AM)hipplzzz Wrote:  when I realized that MIT opencourseware taught me more regarding quantum physics and calculus more than my ageist, retarded math/physics teacher ever could dream of.

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khanacademy.edu also has some OK video resources
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I started questioning everything at around age nine. I think in fifth grade I learned more from watching Mythbusters than I did in class, but this is probably true for most fans.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Wrote:In our system, state-operated schools may not be enclaves of totalitarianism. School officials do not possess absolute authority over their students. Students in school as well as out of school are "persons" under our Constitution."
Rebelnerd Wrote:Human rights are being violated by US law enforcement. This is what the media is here for, you're supposed to be the watchdogs! You're supposed to stand up for the downtrodden, not belittle them as though all their problems amount to nothing more than some angry glares toward parents and sabotaging their computers.
I've seen so much shit done to youth and for some reason, this has made me angrier than I've felt in years. Abuse and oppression happens all over the world. It's a terrible reality of modern society, but we've all accepted that it happens and we're doing what we can to fight it and build a better world.
But this...this mindless, condescending disrespect toward people who have no legal voice with which to defend themselves, this reduction of parents' betrayal into a cheap crack about kids being computer-savvy...it's like watching a surgeon joke about life insurance while his patient bleeds to death on the operating table. The media's job is to protect society from oppression and they've drawn a clear line between the people worth protecting and the people that don't matter. How can they people sleep at night?

You're a journalist. DO. YOUR. FUCKING. JOB.

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(12-03-2011 07:40 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Solution to all these problems: don't fuck people you can't negotiate with in a civilized manner.
(02-09-2012 02:14 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  The only solution is democratic self-paced education where students can excel in what they are good at and work on what their not if necessary, AT THEIR OWN DAMN PACE IN THEIR OWN DAMN WAY.



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School was enjoyable until Middle School. Then I went to this underfunded hellhole that was the strictest I've ever seen, except for Derchin's. Now I'm in 8th grade and about to get punished for stupid shit.
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My early "education" consisted of reading really easy books and watching those kid shows before age 5. It was fun because I got to do that whenever I felt like it, and I wanted to learn that way forever (progressively advancing from children's material, of course). When I got thrown into kindergarten and realized I didn't have any of my old freedom, I cried my eyes out and threw a tantrum.

That way of thinking was supposedly a mental problem, so my parents beat me up and I got a bunch of youth workers sent after me. When you're 5 or 6-years-old and you get treated like a mental patient, you break. So I actually forced myself to be a top student until 8th or 9th grade. That was when I saw how depressed some of my peers were and realized that school was what caused grief for students and their families. And I was crazy for instinctively hating it in kindergarten?

So I guess I hated school when I was 5, then pretended to like it till was 13, then loathed it tenfold since then.

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hated school since the 5th grade.
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Meh, I just remember comparing it to a totalitarian government when I was pretty damn young. I obviously didn't like school at all, ever, in my country in South America, but I though it was gonna be great for a while because of what everyone told me... it seemed to be better, but still, I cried when I learned, on the day that my mom signed me up for 7th grade, that the school had uniforms. I still pretended to like it a bit until 8th grade when I just got pissed and found this site.
(04-15-2011 01:52 PM)Mondasin Wrote:  I only really had issues with school at about 4th grade when teachers started telling me I couldn't use basic algebra in our work. Up till then the work was carefree, I read a lot, was able to spend my days chatting with friends.

There were days where it was total shit, like the 3 detentions I got from grade 2 to the end of grade 3.
That's super-fucking lame, I hate it when teachers or whatever do that, thinking you must always fit a certain fucking mold.

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The day when my mum told me it was time to go to school for the first time.
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4th grade. My grades were always good and that year I just completely failed math for some reason and it eventually started carrying over to other classes.
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Compare all these people i started thinking school was wrong around THIS month Lol i know im pretty late. All i gotta say FUCK SCHOOL.
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First grade
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At about the age of 10. I failed the entrance exam to the "higher" school (called "Gymnasium") at 1/2 point. And I was sick at the day I was writing it, pumped up with strong medicine because those a...holes didn't allow you to take the test later. Retards. Had to go a year onto the lowest ("Hauptschule") so I could try again next year, which finally worked. I mean, come on, if they'd just had said "Well yeah you are half of a point off - you pass though it was reaaaaally a bit over the edge - but its less trouble for both of us" I would have had a very, very different and way more motivated school carrier.

Being so demotivational on small children, its a pity. I hate how they try to manipulate everybody.
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Hated school from the beginning, but really started realizing how wrong it was in the seventh grade when I began to have a true sense of selfhood.

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Ive always hated school, first day of kindergarden i walked home haha.

Ive gone through phases kind of school kind of.

K-4: I actually enjoyed school. I dont think ALL school is pointless, because most of us do use to some extent, basic math and reading.

4-6: "ughhh school is so boring, I hate this"

6-8: I was a little prick in these years. I absolutely HATED school durring these years. I would walk out of class, ditch, swear at teachers, etc. I was a 13-14 year old cock head.

8 to highschool: I still hate school to this day, but for more "mature" reasons. Ive started do do just enough of my work to get by, and still make it very clear to the teachers/staff I hate every minute of it.


So basically I always kind of hated school, but I do ocassionally enjoy it when I, you know, learn something.
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I hated school from day one. I couldn't figure out why I have to sit in a scary place and do things I don't care about instead of play. I also had a very stupid teacher who thought I was weird and loved the popular mean girl who bullied me. Bitch.
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