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Why school should be compulsory

It's shit, but making it choice is stupid.
a 5 year old would be like 'I wanna play building blocks'.

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i'm beginning to find these posts meaningless...the titles don't even help me try to find meaning

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

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It should be changed. If you wanna learn more, than it's choice.
You don't do loads of math when you're not gonna use it, it's pointless.
Everyone should have good knowledge of these subjects, but if you wanna learn specialist stuff, it should be choice.

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Building blocks are educational.

Hell, playing in general is educational. How else did kids learn before compulsory school was invented?

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School already is compulsory... That is the whole point of this forum, to fight compulsory education!
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(10-19-2012 03:13 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Building blocks are educational.

Hell, playing in general is educational. How else did kids learn before compulsory school was invented?

Yes, we were fine without school! Sxhool was probally invented for dumbass parents to put their kids when they get sick of them. COMPULSORY EDUCATION SUCKS BALLS!
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>Mfw you guys don't realize this is a troll

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^ what do you mean
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>My face when you don't understand what this means

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Do you mean that poo is a troll?
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YESSS

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Poop

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Yeah, poo has always seemed kinda trollish. Is he the one who was trying to get soulriser to delete the interview thread? Or was that a different troll? And a name like poo does sound like a troll!
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Whoa, poo got a new name.
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Yeah, same guy.

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Lol, you guys over reacted. It was just a joke when I put my name as Poo. [no trolling]

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(10-20-2012 01:35 PM)araby Wrote:  Lol, you guys over reacted. It was just a joke when I put my name as Poo. [no trolling]
please die you fucking moron
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lol newfafs. If only you guys had seen pre-May Araby, he was a right laugh.

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Hey oldfaf, still eating your meds cause you don't have over 700 post like DoA? I will beat you because you have only been here for a year unlike the other people who have been here since 2007.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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^ wat is this I don't even

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(10-21-2012 11:50 AM)EmpathyLover Wrote:  Hey oldfaf, still eating your meds cause you don't have over 700 post like DoA? I will beat you because you have only been here for a year unlike the other people who have been here since 2007.

Because posts > experience. I browse this forum a lot more than I post.

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EmpathyLover you fucking nigger soon a new hitler will be born and he'll gas your shit out, I'll be watching you how you suffer in the gas chamber because of your inferiority

I hate all niggers, you're slaves.
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My turn, you white people are yellow and pink as well as inferior to Asians. -Cleverbot

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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Eh I've kinda stopped giving much of a shit. Looking back on it school wasn't that bad. Sure it's not like high school taught me much but elementary school definitely serves it's purpose. If school was made non-compulsory it would probably only be an option for high schoolers, and that's kinda already the case seeing as you can drop out.
It would only handicap those who decide to quit. The only people who drop out in high school are deadbeat assholes, stoners, and people who don't give a shit.
Does the public school system need serious change? YES. God yes.
There are so many things we can do to improve schools and education in the U.S.
Will it ever happen? Doubtful.
Education is the last thing Politicians give a fuck about. People like Rommeny and Obama have their own agendas and I guarantee you education is at the bottom of that list. The senate committee on education is titled "Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions". Nobody gives a fuck about us. We might get thrown a bone occasionally when someones vying for reelection but nothing big will ever happen.
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(10-23-2012 07:30 AM)EmpathyLover Wrote:  My turn, you white people are yellow and pink as well as inferior to Asians. -Cleverbot

Call me 'master', you nigger slave
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(10-23-2012 07:10 AM)bulgarianlion Wrote:  EmpathyLover you fucking nigger soon a new hitler will be born and he'll gas your shit out, I'll be watching you how you suffer in the gas chamber because of your inferiority

I hate all niggers, you're slaves.

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Wow, bulgarian lion! I think you are as troll like as fagix!
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Wow, the king of trolls!
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bulgar we know you don't have that thing,just admitted.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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