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I'm Xguy

Hello. I'm Xguy. I believe that school is important but bad. I'm saying this because the school system today has big flaws that make it bad.

What are these "flaws"? One of these flaws are the "factory model" schools use today. The factory model means that kids in one classroom are taught exactly the same thing at exactly the same time. In fact, these children are expected to "graduate" to another grade at exactly the same time. Another is the exploitation of the school system such as today's U.S. school system is exploited by training kids to be obedient and respectful to all United Statesians. A third one is the way most teachers are not open-minded enough to truly respect their students.

I'm not sure if there are more flaws than that, but those are just the basics. A way to solve the "Teachers not being open-minded problem" is for students to start an entirely-student based system that can help relieve tensions that happen in the classroom.
05-27-2008 05:19 AM
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Welcome.

I'm basically against the system being compulsory.
05-27-2008 05:29 AM
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Hi there. You sound interesting, welcome Smile

I believe that learning is important, but that school is really good at ruining it for people.

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Welcome

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
05-27-2008 08:12 AM
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Hey, welcome to SS, I'm sure you'll fit in great. Smile
05-27-2008 11:38 AM
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SoulRiser Wrote:I believe that learning is important, but that school is really good at ruining it for people.

LOL
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Uh... nice bump there.

Welcome back all the same.

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I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

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Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
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Xguy Wrote:
SoulRiser Wrote:I believe that learning is important, but that school is really good at ruining it for people.

LOL
What's so funny? It's the truth, there's a lot about it in here.

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Is this guy a goddamn time traveler?

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Lunatic Wrote:
Xguy Wrote:
SoulRiser Wrote:I believe that learning is important, but that school is really good at ruining it for people.

LOL
What's so funny? It's the truth, there's a lot about it in here.

Of course it's funny. It's the truth as well.
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Quote:Tue May 27, 2008
Is this guy a goddamn time traveler?
Welcome to 2010, we have a black president and new orleans won the superbowl. Not that anyone cares about either of those things. Oh and welcome to the forum.

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