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What High School Didn't Teach Me: A Recent Graduate's Perspective on How High School
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What High School Didn't Teach Me: A Recent Graduate's Perspective on How High School

Rajat Bhageria wrote in Dialogue on Education:

"I am a freshman college student and after being forced to memorize facts throughout high school, I quickly realized that our education system was broken. Rather than being inspired to pursue projects that interests me, and being taught practical skills, I was forced to memorize facts that I would never need again. As a result, I wrote a book called "What High School Didn't Teach Me: A Recent Graduate's Perspective on How High School is Killing Creativity." What do you think?"

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Seems like a very interesting book.

I'm just glad to be on SS, because unlike most people in my school, I discovered the things that interested me, especially having all my energy getting beaten out of my pulp for so many years. I just can't help but feel everyone in my school is told to stay on the highway.

Fuck that, I'm taking the exit.

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hah...highway.

They actually mean barely-maintained path.

The "real world" outside of the school bubble is the highway. Highspeed and no mercy(pit stops are exclusions)

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