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finally, some people actually interested in change!

Hi, my name begins with the same letter of my SN, but thats as far as i'm going for now.

I'm really exited, most of the other 'students' in my 'school' intensely dislike the institution itself, the teachers, and the ideology and random inapplicable factoids they force feed us on a daily basis with our parents tax dollars (and actually, my school is a semi private lab school, so our parents pay them a couple hundred dollars directly as well). Though my peers harbor the same animosity towards the system, they do not have the desire, or believe they are capable of achieving wide scale change, or even act defiant as individuals. I'll probably post a full rant somewhere else, but it's sweet to find a group of people who acknowledge and desire the need for change.

I believe strongly in finishing what i

one of the most interesting differences between school and prison, is that prior entering the second, you are read your rights. The less you know the better.

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I like your sig.

I have a short at
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Welcome, by the way. Smile
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youvebeenthunderstruck Wrote:I like your sig.

I have a short at
Lulz.

Welcome

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Welcome to



and in other news, there was a



*snaps out of it*

Hi Smile
Your fellow students sound interesting. You planning to try to motivate them to do something?

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thank you much.

i was in my highly efficient, large word, mode last night. i could probably right legal documents eh?

but i don't want to.

anyways, thanks for the welcomes.

i would love to spread the word about your site, is it alright if i borrow some of your articles and post them on my locker (who knows how long they'll stay there before they get taken down)?

motivating people is difficult, and right now, my main focus is exiting the system into homeschooling by the beginning of the next school year. Unschooling looks magnificent, but i doubt my parents would go that far.

I believe strongly in finishing what i

one of the most interesting differences between school and prison, is that prior entering the second, you are read your rights. The less you know the better.

'Why is it that every time you open your mouth, you say something to annoy me?'
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Quote:i would love to spread the word about your site, is it alright if i borrow some of your articles and post them on my locker

http://www.school-survival.net/support.php

From that page Wrote:Suggested articles to link to:
(You don't have to use these, you can use anything, these are just the ones I think would be most effective)

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Quote:i could probably right legal documents eh?

but i don't want to.

I don't blame you, that sounds incredibly boring Razz

Quote:i would love to spread the word about your site, is it alright if i borrow some of your articles and post them on my locker (who knows how long they'll stay there before they get taken down)?

Please do! Smile
Do that thing darthmat posted. ... It's in my signature too. hehe. I kinda forgot it was there.

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Laugh


Oh crap, that is a bad sign. I knew it was in your sig when you forgot.... addiction!!!! Uhoh

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Re: finally, some people actually interested in change!

Welcome, have fun and dont forget to throw somthing at vatman

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Laugh

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I think most people are like that; it's hard to get them to make that last jump. This poster is still a draft, but you may post it if you want.
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I'm working on 'Thirty things that are wrong with the school system' which details how schools breach students' humans' rights.

The quote showing up is:

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." - Dale Carnegie

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stupid article
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I'm a human communist intrested in change. I'm new here plese help me out

(not a castro one)

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Whilst communism is a flawed idea I full heartedly respect the idea of it. Welcome

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Holy Shit. This was my first post. Inb4 nostalgia

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I don't think I ever saw this.

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