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A Long Rant About School
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A Long Rant About School

Warning! It is a long post this time around!

I'll discuss my history about school and how all the lies kept increasing and even homework as well. When I was young I lived in Florida and the school there was not as bad, had pretty good friends I hung out with and all. But once I moved into Kentucky it was god awful in 2nd Grade, which is when I entered third grade a lot of older bullies made my days like hell in school and after school. I did not know how to fix this and all the faculty just does not do anything AT ALL. So let's discuss fourth grade, it wasn't that bad, the after school thing made me think I should've gone out with going on the bus, because I could get home without any consequences. Fifth and sixth grades had all the homework in the time of my childhood, it felt like it was completely and utterly useless. A math teacher assigned a 100 page packet to a fucking fifth grader, now. I was like, why this? I thought no tiny fifth grader could finish this and get a good grade at all. Sixth grade overall seemed to be more busy work and tests all year.

My middle school years were ok, but I still feel that my academic rewards mean that they are totally fucking useless. I had made some new friends that go through high school currently and this was the time I began to be very silent. I didn't try much at all just like elementary, but it taugh me nothing useful to the real world.

9th Grade:
This was the easiest year I had ever done, I thought mostly of bullies and how'd I have to deal with them, but it didn't happen. I also found a nerdy friend who enjoys computers and games as much as I can describe it. There were some assholes who were in the "Popular Group", then again I just ignore the hell out of them. The only problem was with Spanish, it was hard to learn. You only learn how to introduce yourself through describing some things, but I managed to pass with a D.

10th Grade:
In my opinion. This was the most frustrating goddamn year of them all, because of Chemistry. All memorization of formulas and tiny little facts that no one will remember. I took summer school, and in those two weeks I learned a lot more than a four month class. Now, that says tutoring yourself is the way for me to go.

Currently in 11th Grade:
Well first semester wasn't that bad, Zoology we did a lot of experiments on animals, but the packets were most annoying. This was the time I found School Survival and read some interesting threads on here. And I read anything on here just to gain knowledge on computer topics and see how other schools are broken, honestly. The second semester has way too much work in English III, everyone is getting stressed, and could not bear to see anyone like that, including the popular kids which I have almost no sympathy for. Although I have been emotionally depressed each and every single day. I don't normally cry, but it was hard to bear anything for the sympathy of teachers and parents. I just wonder how much good my Senior year will be, all I want is to just get out of this prisionment of a 12 or 13 year sentence. I did go back a year sadly, because my mom moved to KY due to me having a stepdad.
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(03-16-2016 11:47 AM)JakeAE86 Wrote:  I'll discuss my history about school and how all the lies kept increasing and even homework as well. When I was young I lived in Florida and the school there was not as bad, had pretty good friends I hung out with and all. But once I moved into Kentucky it was god awful in 2nd Grade, which is when I entered third grade a lot of older bullies made my days like hell in school and after school. I did not know how to fix this and all the faculty just does not do anything AT ALL. So let's discuss fourth grade, it wasn't that bad, the after school thing made me think I should've gone out with going on the bus, because I could get home without any consequences. Fifth and sixth grades had all the homework in the time of my childhood, it felt like it was completely and utterly useless. A math teacher assigned a 100 page packet to a fucking fifth grader, now. I was like, why this? I thought no tiny fifth grader could finish this and get a good grade at all. Sixth grade overall seemed to be more busy work and tests all year.
Reminds me of the days I was going through in middle school. I had to go to a new school district because my family had moved out to a new district, so basically I lost all my friends and my life went completely haywire at that point. It's horrible because you feel you can't improve, things could only get worse.

I still remember getting some long ass packets in elementary school though. Thank you Bush and Obama for shoving up NCLBA and Common Core up our assholes.

It feels like you've lost these years, and you feel slightly mournful that it all went wrong. The question to ask is: how do I get it all back? Finding personal interests is a good thing, sooner or later you'll notice them.

(03-16-2016 11:47 AM)JakeAE86 Wrote:  My middle school years were ok, but I still feel that my academic rewards mean that they are totally fucking useless. I had made some new friends that go through high school currently and this was the time I began to be very silent. I didn't try much at all just like elementary, but it taugh me nothing useful to the real world.
This pretty much sums up 10th-12th grade for me. I pretty much winged it at that point and knew I just wanted that stupid diploma.

As satisfying as that mentality sounds though I wouldn't bother. Honestly I found it more useful to try to make things enjoyable during my incarceration. I used to get high after school, go around shopping for things, cooking as a hobby, etc. I don't recommend you do things that are stupid, but you get my idea.

(03-16-2016 11:47 AM)JakeAE86 Wrote:  9th Grade:
This was the easiest year I had ever done, I thought mostly of bullies and how'd I have to deal with them, but it didn't happen. I also found a nerdy friend who enjoys computers and games as much as I can describe it. There were some assholes who were in the "Popular Group", then again I just ignore the hell out of them. The only problem was with Spanish, it was hard to learn. You only learn how to introduce yourself through describing some things, but I managed to pass with a D.
I got lucky I avoided bullies for the most part in 9th grade. 9th grade was pretty cool, everyone was all right, I had some fun, though I wish I'd known what I knew now.

Popular kids are a serious pain in the ass, and I dealt with them in 2015, they can be pretty nasty. My strategy was to pretty much side with the kids that hated them. It worked for me but I can't guarantee success.

And foreign languages can be a bitch. Spanish wasn't so hard but it was boring. And I had a class where everyone could be an asshole. Not fun times.

(03-16-2016 11:47 AM)JakeAE86 Wrote:  10th Grade:
In my opinion. This was the most frustrating goddamn year of them all, because of Chemistry. All memorization of formulas and tiny little facts that no one will remember. I took summer school, and in those two weeks I learned a lot more than a four month class. Now, that says tutoring yourself is the way for me to go
Pretty much the same here, though with biology. I got my grades up enough that I avoided summer school though. Also the era of browsing the web until 1 reading mostly pointless articles.

(03-16-2016 11:47 AM)JakeAE86 Wrote:  Currently in 11th Grade:
Well first semester wasn't that bad, Zoology we did a lot of experiments on animals, but the packets were most annoying. This was the time I found School Survival and read some interesting threads on here. And I read anything on here just to gain knowledge on computer topics and see how other schools are broken, honestly. The second semester has way too much work in English III, everyone is getting stressed, and could not bear to see anyone like that, including the popular kids which I have almost no sympathy for. Although I have been emotionally depressed each and every single day. I don't normally cry, but it was hard to bear anything for the sympathy of teachers and parents. I just wonder how much good my Senior year will be, all I want is to just get out of this prisionment of a 12 or 13 year sentence. I did go back a year sadly, because my mom moved to KY due to me having a stepdad.
Sounds like you're having a pretty rough time. This is a good step in the right direction though. It's good that you've found a place to express "deep" thoughts, like here on School Survival. I think better understanding my deep emotions helped me in the abyss that was 2013. For a brief time I felt liberated, then it came horribly crashing down, which started a roller coaster ride for me.

Do you feel overly nostalgic? Do you feel there's some huge void? Do you feel you've been through enough at this point?

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