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I've Left School For Now, But I Might Have to Return in a Few Days
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I've Left School For Now, But I Might Have to Return in a Few Days

Well this is scary. I've had reoccurring nightmares about being in school for two weeks, the amount of time that I've been out of school for summer break. I go to Berlin every summer, and there is school there too. They have a shorter summer break, but they have more breaks than I do. Let me vent for a second... I JUST FUCKING GOT OUT OF GODDAMN SCHOOL THAT HAS ABUSED ME FOR ONE LONG YEAR AND NOW I HAVE TO FUCKING GO BACK TO THIS DAMN PLACE!!!!! GIVE UP ALL OF MY FREEDOM, CONFORM, STAY IN A HORRIBLE CLASSROOM, MY WORST FUCKING NIGHTMARE THAT HAS BEEN A REALITY LAST YEAR IS COMING BACK!!!! I'M FUCKING PISSED, I CAN TELL YOU THAT FUCKING MUCH!!!

I HATE my school. I'd rather die than go to school for another 6 years.Fu
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oh and also No one has any rights. We're free, rights create invisible restrictions. But we live in a society where the majority accepts rights to be true.
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Is there any possibility of negotiating an alternative to at least school-in-summer?

Homeschooling is illegal in Germany, though of course as a visitor you aren't legally bound to go to school. But it's interesting to note that some families still homechool/unschool even though it's technically illegal.

You might find it interesting to explore and perhaps get involved with https://schulfrei-community.de/en/ -- a site for people in Germany who are choosing alternatives to school.

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(06-10-2017 02:05 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  Is there any possibility of negotiating an alternative to at least school-in-summer?

Homeschooling is illegal in Germany, though of course as a visitor you aren't legally bound to go to school. But it's interesting to note that some families still homechool/unschool even though it's technically illegal.

You might find it interesting to explore and perhaps get involved with https://schulfrei-community.de/en/ -- a site for people in Germany who are choosing alternatives to school.
Well you see I would rather just do something like khan academy to get the basic school material and then start unschooling. I just literally don't know where to start with that program.

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(06-10-2017 02:05 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  Is there any possibility of negotiating an alternative to at least school-in-summer?

Homeschooling is illegal in Germany, though of course as a visitor you aren't legally bound to go to school. But it's interesting to note that some families still homechool/unschool even though it's technically illegal.

You might find it interesting to explore and perhaps get involved with https://schulfrei-community.de/en/ -- a site for people in Germany who are choosing alternatives to school.

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their pee should hv been shot out like a ki blast breaking the rocks

oh and also No one has any rights. We're free, rights create invisible restrictions. But we live in a society where the majority accepts rights to be true.
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Sprichst du denn Deutsch?

Why do you have to go to school while in Berlin? If it's only for the summer why don't you just go back to school when you get back home?

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(06-11-2017 03:42 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  Sprichst du denn Deutsch?

Why do you have to go to school while in Berlin? If it's only for the summer why don't you just go back to school when you get back home?
I really don't know. Und ya ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch speichen, but it's difficult to type up sentences in German because of the spelling. My goal is to leave school in America, and I think that my parents want me to go to school in Berlin because it's a different culture. Like xcriteria said, I'm not legally forced to go to school here, but I might lose some things if I don't go.

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every moment is an opportunity to learn. unfortunately we frequently dont have choice over the moment

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No I have to return school tomorrow Sad Sad Sad No I'm gonna to die!!!!

I HATE my school. I'd rather die than go to school for another 6 years.Fu
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