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Translation to Bahasa Indonesia
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Hey guys, I`m a chinese who happen to born in Indonesia, I have learned Bahasa Indonesia for several years and currently i`m translating the school survival front page into “Bahasa Indonesia”. Here is the translation :

Site Purpose:

Tujuan dari Website ini:

This is a support site for students who can't stand being forced to go to school. We are not telling you to drop out, rebel or do anything in particular. What you do is your decision and yours alone, we can just provide support and information for whatever choice you may make. What works for one person won't necessarily work for everyone. The point is: the choice is yours to make. And if, for whatever reason, other people refuse to let you make that choice, you will always find someone here willing to listen to you.

Ini tempat bagi anda, para pelajar yang tidak betah di paksa ke sekolah. Kami tidak meminta anda untuk berhenti (DO), berunjuk rasa atau hal semacamnya. Apapun yang anda lakukan adalah keputusan anda dan hanya milik anda, kami hanya menyediakan bantuan dan informasi bagi pilihan yang anda buat. Apa yang bermanfaat bagi seseorang, belum tentu bermanfaat bagi semua orang. Intinya : Pilihan ada di tangan anda. Dan jika, entah karena alasan apa, orang-orang tidak membiarkan anda untuk membuat keputusan, anda akan selalu menemukan seseorang disini yang akan selalu mendengarkan anda.

It's okay to hate school:
Membenci sekolah adalah hal yang wajar :

There is nothing wrong with you.
Tidak ada yang salah pada diri anda.

If you hate school, parents and teachers may be quick to label you as 'troubled' or 'defiant' or diagnose you with a bunch of disorders. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Jika anda membenci sekolah, orang tua dan guru anda akan langsung melabel anda sebagai anak yang “bermasalah” , “kelainan” atau diagnosis lainnya.

There is nothing wrong with hating school, there is nothing wrong with hating being forced to go someplace you don't want to and being "taught" things that don't interest you in ways that would kill you if boredom were lethal.

Tidak ada yang salah dengan membenci sekolah, tidak ada yang salah jika anda benci dipaksa untuk pergi ke tempat yang tidak anda ingin anda kunjungi dan diajari hal-hal yang tidak menarik bagi anda yang dapat membahayakan nyawa anda bila kebosanan adalah lethal.

You're not worthless if you don't get good grades, and you're not mentally ill if the mere thought of school scares you.

Anda bukan seorang pecundang jika anda tidak mendapat peringkat yang tinggi, dan anda bukan seseorang yang memiliki keterbelakangan mental jika sekolah membuat anda takut.

In fact, you're probably perfectly sane.
Justru sebaliknya, anda sangat waras

They say school is for learning? Well, being bored is hardly any way to learn anything! No wonder hardly anyone remembers what they were forced to memorize at school. School isn't about learning, it's about training people to be obedient to those with authority over them.

Orang bilang sekolah tempat untuk belajar. Well, menjadi bosan adalah cara yang susah untuk mempelajari apapun! Tidak heran kalau kebanyakan orang tidak ingat apa yang mereka pelajari di sekolah. Sekolah bukan tentang belajar, sekolah adalah tempat orang-orang dilatih untuk menjadi patuh kepada mereka yang memiliki kuasa.

Don't trust school to 'educate' you - only you can be trusted with that!

Jangan percayakan sekolah untuk mengedukasi anda! hanya anda yang dapat mengedukasi diri anda sendiri

This psychologist has a message for kids who hate school:

Ini pesan dari seorang Psikologis kepada anda yang membenci sekolah:

I, as an adult and a psychologist, want to say to any children out there who hate school: you are not alone. Most people hate it too, but usually they don't feel entitled to say so, and many can't bear to think about it so they hardly even know how they feel. You are not mad – you don't have a Deep Psychological Problem (though you might develop one if you stay in school against your will!); and you are not bad for wanting to live your life the way you choose, doing what you think right – that is what everyone should be doing. You are not the problem: coercion is the problem. Being forced to go to school is the problem. (read the rest of this article)

Saya, sebagai orang dewasa dan seorang psikologis, ingin mengatakan kepada setiap pemuda diluar sana yang membenci sekolah: anda tidak sendirian. Kebanyakan orang juga membenci itu, tapi biasanya mereka tidak merasa nyaman untuk mengatakannya, dan kebanyakan dari mereka bahkan tidak paham apa yang mereka rasakan. Anda tidak gila – anda tidak memiliki gangguan psikologis (anda mungkin akan memilikinya bila anda terus berada disekolah!), dan anda tidak salah bila anda ingin menjalankan hidup anda sesuai keputusan anda, melakukan apa yang anda anggap benar – itu adalah sesuatu yang harus dilakukan semua orang. Anda tidak bermasalah, pemaksaanlah masalahnya. Dipaksa ke sekolah adalah masalahnya (Baca lebih lanjung artikel ini)

But kids need an education!
Tapi anak-anak butuh pendidikan!

If you think kids would not learn anything if it were not for school, you might not be aware that there are alternatives to school. You can even take classes online.

Jika anda pikir anak-anak tidak akan mempelajari apapun tanpa sekolah, anda mungkin tidak sadar bahwa ada banyak pendidikan alternatif selain sekolah. Anda bahkan dapat mengambil kursus online.

Alternatives to school:
Alternatif dari sekolah:

Online Schooling
Sekolah Online:

Dropping out / getting a GED
Dropping Out / Mengambil GED

Charter schools

Sekolah Charter


Dan sebagainya…

And if your parents won't let you try any of the alternatives, you can stay in school to spread the word. If school is driving you insane, here's a guide on how to survive if you hate school. But whatever you do, don't break stuff or hurt anyone, because that will just feed the stereotype that kids need to be kept under control. This site's design is dark and gloomy for one reason only - 'cause it looks cool that way Razz

Dan jika orangtua anda tidak mengizinkan anda mengambil alternative lain selain sekolah, anda dapat tetap berada di sekolah untuk menyebarkan propaganda ini. Jika sekolah membuat anda gila, ini adalah petunjuk untuk tetap bertahan hidup di sekolah walau anda membencinya. Tapi apapun yang anda lakukan, jangan rusak perabotan atau melukai siapa saja, karena itu hanya akan menguatkan stereotype bahwa anak-anak harus terus di control. Site ini di design gelap dan suram hanya karena satu alas an – “karena itu tampak keren Razz

If you have a website, please link to us! Here are some other ways you can help, too.

Kalau anda mempunyai website, tolong me-Link website anda kepada kami! Berikut adalah beberapa cara anda dapat membantu.

By the way, "anti-school" doesn't mean "anti-education".

Ngomong-ngomong, “anti-sekolah” tidak berarti “anti-pendidikan”

Want to talk to some like-minded people who will understand your feelings about school? Come join the forums. Smile

Ingin berkomunikasi dengan orang yang sependapat dan yang memahami perasaan anda tentang sekolah? Bergabunglah dengan forum kami. 

PS: I need to deliberately change the “word” and the “meaning” of some of the word in the front page to make the translation more “readable”.

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