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Why don't we all... Just not go to school
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Why don't we all... Just not go to school

we have a huge ratio over administrators. So what could they actually do if we all just decided to .. not go to schooL?

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Too many people would pussy out, plus you've got all the brainwashed kids who actually like school
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(06-29-2013 05:13 AM)Dead Wrote:  Too many people would pussy out, plus you've got all the brainwashed kids who actually like school

^ Pretty much that.
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(06-29-2013 05:54 AM)AnimeLuxray25 Wrote:  
(06-29-2013 05:13 AM)Dead Wrote:  Too many people would pussy out, plus you've got all the brainwashed kids who actually like school

^ Pretty much that.

Exactly. This is what would usually happen. Maybe it would turn out different it you executed it right, but apathy is the most likely outcome.

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Yeah, pretty much all of the above. My school is implementing terrible uniforms next year. We plan on coming with no uniforms on and get sent home but I feel like everyones gonna bitch out. Basically the same principle.

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Quote:you've got all the brainwashed kids who actually like school
It's likely that even the most enthusiastic students don't wake up jumping with joy every day. I haven't met anyone over the age of 9 who wanted to go to school for anything other than a field trip or the social aspect.

As for why skipping out doesn't work, most of it can be summed up with 3 simple reasons:

1. Parents won't allow it.
2. They will force you to go anyway. If everybody skipped out, school would be locked down tighter and they would be even harsher on the students (some dumb lecture about the whole ordeal is also likely, as well as much punishment). If somebody managed to stay out for a longer time, worse will come when they get caught.
3. The lack of a high school diploma will cripple you regardless of how knowledgeable you actually are.
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Anyone participating would have their life at home ruined. I promise you this is THE reason why it's so difficult to rebel against the school system. If minors were somehow able to support themselves before the age of 18, and not live with their parents or something... then it would be feasible.

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You'll encounter the not-really-brainwashed-yet-pathetically-stupid students who agree with your ideas but find it easier to conform and just "live with it like everyone else".

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It's terrible, really. They've basically won. It would take years and years of preparation and rebellion to get the ball rolling. I would say that society needs a complete change in mindset in order for a strike to be possible. Even then, it probably wouldn't actually do anything.

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I'm not sure. Personally, I'd just wait for all of those students to come crawling back. It might be possible to convince a certain amount of students to stay home for a day or two, but beyond that? A lot of students would back out. Even more after the first week, let alone the first month. There is no certainty that you'd even succeed in getting the necessary attention from the media- meaning worldwide.Besides, why would you risk it? It wouldn't solve the problem with modern education, unless you think the administrators would suddenly decide to change it all? Rest assured, they would not.

This is also very dependent on what kind of problems you are facing with your current school. If your school has decided to implement new uniforms (like Thade_Chan's), and most of the students ánd parents are against that, then you might have an actual shot. If you're one of those fools that wants to go on a strike because you don't like doing your homework, learning algebra or want to carry firearms to school.. No, not much chance of any changes there. x']

(06-29-2013 02:17 PM)Desu Wrote:  If minors were somehow able to support themselves before the age of 18, and not live with their parents or something... then it would be feasible.

Hm, wouldn't that only work in theory? Not all minors are capable of taking care of themselves or even want to do so. Others might be too troublesome to be left on their own. Of course, there are those that would thrive in such a free society, but there aren't many of those. And you can't test something like that, either. Besides, not all students/children have terrible parents that don't stand up for their child's rights.
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(06-29-2013 02:48 PM)SubCulture Wrote:  It's terrible, really. They've basically won. It would take years and years of preparation and rebellion to get the ball rolling. I would say that society needs a complete change in mindset in order for a strike to be possible. Even then, it probably wouldn't actually do anything.
I like that analogy. But the last sentence should have been something like, "Even then, it likely would end up as a gutter ball."

To which I would reply with, "It's okay, we still have one more ball to roll!" Biggrin

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We could do like John Galt, convince all the talented and aware kids to quit and disappear to a special gulch in the middle of nowhere with sci-fi cloaking technology to keep the government out.

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(06-30-2013 06:22 AM)Wes Wrote:  We could do like John Galt, convince all the talented and aware kids to quit and disappear to a special gulch in the middle of nowhere with sci-fi cloaking technology to keep the government out.

Unfortunately we will not be able to hide in a valley by cloaking ourselves with a device powered by a generator that harnesses energy from the atmosphere...

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Fuck that, let's disappear to an underground bunker in Antarctica

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(06-30-2013 02:09 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(06-30-2013 06:22 AM)Wes Wrote:  We could do like John Galt, convince all the talented and aware kids to quit and disappear to a special gulch in the middle of nowhere with sci-fi cloaking technology to keep the government out.

Unfortunately we will not be able to hide in a valley by cloaking ourselves with a device powered by a generator that harnesses energy from the atmosphere...

But.. but... AYN RAND BASED EVERYTHING ON THE REALITY PRINCIPLE.

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Then there was that Rearden Steel and that machine thing that used sound as a weapon but ended up imploding on itself when a man spilled his coffee over the control panel...wait, that's not how it happened. Oh well, it still imploded.

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(06-30-2013 03:06 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Fuck that, let's disappear to an underground bunker in Antarctica

I'm down for that.

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