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SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"
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Rainbow SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"

School is over.

I've been out for nearly a month. My last school day began with me walking up to the bus stop. I waited as usual and then I sort of... drifted off - my common, wavy thoughts became highjacked by a very real, strong urge.

That was it. I just moved on, walking away, and back to my home where I should've been in the first place for the last 11 years. Feelings of optimism, adrenaline, content, and excitement all carried my pace. I did not feel confused at all, however.

So, what now? Well, I've been trying to "build" myself, I suppose - a reboot of sorts. I'm doing what school seemingly did it's best to try and stop, and that was creating a good, wholesome man. Now that it's out of the way I can completely focus.

Why did I post this? It's School Survival. I felt like I should post this here.
11-16-2012 08:58 PM
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RE: SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"

Congradulations! Just make sure the principle isnt on your case. But sonce you say you have been out for a month and didnt mention tge principle, I think you are fine!
11-16-2012 10:25 PM
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SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"

Well done, sir! Smile

Are you basically unschooling now?

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RE: SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"

+Kudos, man

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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'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.

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(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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RE: SCHOOL: 2001 - 2012 "good fukken riddyance"

(11-16-2012 11:54 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Well done, sir! Smile

Are you basically unschooling now?
Yeah, I guess I am actually.

It feels great to want to learn again, to have the freedom to learn at all. I've been going to my local library and reading, and taking a little notebook with me where I write down pearls of wisdom that I feel like I need.

I've been struggling with a lot of anxiety, mind-related issues (cheers school) and now I'm doing my best to get my shit sorted.
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