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Jeff Andrade Duncan explains why school is bullshit
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Jeff Andrade Duncan explains why school is bullshit



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I don't know if this has been posted on here. xcriteria might've posted this on here, I don't know, but, here we go.

Just watch the video above. To sum it up:

The public education system, by design, is meant to waste your time and fuck with you, and this isn't a joke. There is a reason that schools are the way they are; it's not just the fact that they're modeled after 19th century Prussia, but the funding is what makes them bullshit.

Schools usually aren't funded at federal level, and state funding tends to be more or less minimal. Instead, schools are funded by individual counties, usually by guess what: your taxes (plus property value). If anyone's taken basic sociology, one would understand that typically low-income areas don't have a lot in tax revenue, so these schools continue to be perpetually under funded. It goes around too; state test scores tend to affect property value as well as potential funding.

To say the least: if you go to a pretty crappy school, or you flat out hate it, you're fucked; but the system is designed by nature that way. Schools still run on 19th century social Darwinism philosophy. But who controls this?

This opens up a very complex sociological quagmire. The tax funding alone ensures that your school is fucked, but the state tests enforce it. Kids in crappy schools will do jack shit on these tests, whereas higher schools needn't worry. It's like strapping a donkey a carrot; it'll try to chase it but inevitably it can't get it. Of course, those that are on top (and have the most power) won't try to change it; they're fine enough, why worry about everyone else?

In the end, the system is designed to fuck you over. It's designed to fail your community, or, fail specifically yourself. You might be better off dropping out and pursuing your own goals than taking on an underfunded school. You're doomed to fail.

Take it from someone who's seen shitty schools and people forced in shitty situations. Empower yourself with your education.

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