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What is a "School-Averse" Student? Crowd sourcing a FAQ

Here is my idea: I ask a FAQ question and hopefully get 2-3 replies. Then I'll generate a related question, and wait for 2-3 answers, then go on, and so forth.

First question: What does it mean to be school-averse?

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Well I dont understand the term school-averse.

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(01-09-2015 10:22 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  First question: What does it mean to be school-averse?

To strongly dislike school

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Yeah, just means a person who, like, is emotionally, intellectually, socially allergic to school (or one of the above)

But I'd like to hear other people's answers!

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It means to be evasive of a tribal environment with an irrational hierarchy based on immature perceptions reinforced by the ignorance of the adult overseers. The disgust at an institution that milks your mind for better test scores for the greedy betterment of the school and its reputation rather than the common wellbeing of the pupils.

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The definitions of the underlying word help:

averse - "having a strong dislike of or opposition to something"

aversion - "a strong dislike or disinclination"

Origin: late 16th century (originally denoting the action of turning away or averting one's eyes): from Latin aversio(n-), from avertere ‘turn away from’

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Inventing more terms for "people who hate school and would prefer to learn in an environment of their own choosing" is not gonna help, IMO. I know that we need a label that defines us properly, but what sticks won't always be what we wanted to stick.

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I'm not looking for labels, but trying to dig into their meaning. Bear with me. Xcriteria, I just realized this is a little like the plan I had for Question Education (an idea I had for an online course).

Next question: Why do you think more kids are not "school-averse?"

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They hide it or excuse the feelings with something else*cough*stress*cough*

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(01-10-2015 04:27 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  They hide it or excuse the feelings with something else*cough*stress*cough*

So other kids are feeling it but not showing it?

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Yes, or they can't identify it(or won't) and pin the feeling on something else. Most likely due to the perception that being anti-school is abnormal as preached by parents and teachers.

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Agree with what Brainiac said.
It should also be noted that the system by nature isn't meant to be for everyone. Therefore, some will actually like it, but many others will despise it.

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Some people like the structure, and the predictability. "If I do X, I will get Y" - kind of thing.

Also some people who actually have friends and a social life at school may like it for that reason.

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Are there downsides to liking school/NOT being "school-averse?"

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(01-11-2015 12:03 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  Are there downsides to liking school/NOT being "school-averse?"

That you lost your brain

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(01-11-2015 12:03 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  Are there downsides to liking school/NOT being "school-averse?"

That you lost your brain

How did that loss take place?

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Eduneurotic Parasitism of brain matter.

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hah!

So do you think it's a defect that makes some kids like school and do well? Sorta the opposite of the way school looks at it?

Also:

what would you advise younger students to do in order to survive school and not go crazy?

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(01-11-2015 05:49 AM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  what would you advise younger students to do in order to survive school and not go crazy?

Don't make your parents the bad guys. They just listen to what the gov't told them. They are taught to believe that school leads to success, and since they aren't living in their parents' basement, therefore that must be true. They want the best for you, but they are under gov't deception that school is the best for you.

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So what should a student do when they are stuck between the rock of school and the hard place of their parents' expectations?

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(01-11-2015 12:27 PM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  So what should a student do when they are stuck between the rock of school and the hard place of their parents' expectations?

Like me?

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(01-11-2015 12:27 PM)lisafromjackson Wrote:  So what should a student do when they are stuck between the rock of school and the hard place of their parents' expectations?

Like me?

It's a very familiar position -- I can't think of very many students here who aren't in that situation. Maybe we can come up with a few strategies.

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My grades would be considered good by most parents.
But I get grounded for 6 weeks if I get a 83 or lower on a report card.
Considering that my report card comes in Wendsday and I already know that I have a 81 in Spanish, you may not see me on this site for a month and a half

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Taking away devices seems to be the default consequence for grades that don't meet parents' expectations.

Here's another question for the FAQ: What would you tell your parents about school if you felt you could?

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"Why don't you take my place you imbeciles?!"

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"Because I've done school and now it's your turn. It's your job now to get serious and learn."

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Give me common core question and enjoy my superior education. "If John has 5 apples and he gives bob 3, how many oranges does John have?"

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Sorry for the intrusion, but lisafromjackson has disabled her PM. I wanted to give my permission for the quote.

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I didn't realize my PM was disabled :( Sorry...still learning how to get around here. Don't forget, I'm old.

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