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Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?
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Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?

I see class as a way to learn stuff -- sure. But I see everything as a way to learn something. There is nothing so special about school to entice me into going as opposed to doing the latter. I'm unable to drop-out for quite a few reasons, however... one of them, the way I envision myself being in the future; basically, as having enough money for independency and choice, eh.

It's just... I feel like, if the fun -- option, debate, conversation -- is detracted away from what is being taught in schools and how it is... it's harder, for me anyway, to focus. I'm "there". I jot notes, I understand what is being said to me. I just don't care for what is. And maybe I would if bleh blah bleh, blah bleh bleh...

But I don't, because real life doesn't consist of "ifs" -- nobody's interested in those. Real life consists of simply, "get in line to kiss my ass"es. No pun intended here, but that truly does Censored suck.

I'm rambling. My point is: I've got stacks of homework I'm expected to robotically reject my feelings in order to complete, and I'm unsure of how exactly I'm going to cope with this being the case everyday for the rest of my life. Any advice on how to get the results I want (i.e. straight As as I have been so far) without losing my mind? I go to online school, by the way, which costs £200 a month, adding the pressure not to screw up anything like due dates way heavier.

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05-16-2012 03:52 AM
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RE: Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?

Do what I did and start failing out of all your classes. If you plan is to drop out, all it does is reduce your levels of stress. And I find it hilarious when teachers are pissed at me.

Eventually I realized my future was kind of important, and switched schools. Look for some alternative program.

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05-16-2012 03:57 AM
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RE: Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?

Find ways to do legitimate learning on your own time, or a more relaxed related program.

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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.

(04-28-2010 08:17 AM)Liquid Wrote:  Laws never seem to help people fight School. Laws only matter if the students are braking them...

(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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05-16-2012 06:31 AM
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RE: Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?

What kind of homework? Essays? Any chance you can copypasta from the internet and re-arrange the words/sentences to make it look original?

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RE: Motivation for those with no other choice at all but to go to school?

(05-17-2012 05:23 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  What kind of homework? Essays? Any chance you can copypasta from the internet and re-arrange the words/sentences to make it look original?

That's a good idea, I'll give it a go.

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