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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Hat Rebellion
Post: Hat Rebellion

Nice! These sorts of bans are the perfect example of how so much about school is just a power-grab by people completely detached from the real world. What difference does it make if you wear a hat? "...
Zeta School Talk 11 3,203 02-16-2017, 02:30 PM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: RE: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of E...

(02-14-2017 12:45 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  If you are a reform minded teacher No Child Left Behind can really make life hard on you. Plus it's interesting to see the circular thinking that having s...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-16-2017, 03:00 AM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: RE: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of E...

So, who's contacted their representative? :pirate: I'll add the names of everyone who has to the first post! :grouphug:
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-14-2017, 08:53 AM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: RE: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of E...

(02-10-2017 03:35 PM)Geicosuave Wrote:  This forum is to help people get through school by discussing with like-minded individuals, and to vent and complain about it There are all sorts of plac...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-10-2017, 06:15 PM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: RE: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of E...

(02-10-2017 05:32 AM)Geicosuave Wrote:  And I'm saying that the current school system is at least better than nothing. And what if I want an education, and they dissolve public schools? If that...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-10-2017, 01:27 PM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: RE: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of E...

(02-09-2017 03:23 PM)Geicosuave Wrote:  you missed the point. The person proposing the bill does. Even if it were written by a full-on 14/88 "Hitler did nothing wrong" Nazi, what difference wou...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-09-2017, 04:22 PM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: RE: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of E...

Quote:And I see you neglected to acknowledge the ACTUAL CHILD LABOR that she is in favor of. Tell me, what would rather do? Go to school, or work in a coal mine? That - as should be instantly obvious...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-09-2017, 02:29 PM
  Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Educa...

Quote: I refuse to support anything sponsored by the GOP Quote:Betsy DeVos, who now runs the Dept. of Education, is notorious for her fight against marriage equality I'm starting to really dislike t...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-09-2017, 11:50 AM
Rainbow Thread: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Education!
Post: Bill introduced to abolish the Department of Educa...

http://www.kcci.com/article/kentucky-law...on/8690313 This is it guys! We need to get all hands on deck to support this in any way we can and make sure it gets through! We might see our greatest enem...
Zeta School Talk 44 10,818 02-09-2017, 09:42 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

(01-24-2017 08:37 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  I have 4 kids that I intend to homeschool/unschool. Which is excellent! That's an amazing thing and you should genuinely be proud for doing so. That a...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-27-2017, 11:44 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

(01-21-2017 02:51 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  I don't think vouchers can be used for homeschools or Sudbury schools. Nah they can - Betsy DeVos is a strong supporter of homeschooling especially. Y...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-24-2017, 05:09 PM
  Thread: HELP NEEDED AND OPINIONS
Post: RE: HELP NEEDED AND OPINIONS

(01-13-2017 11:01 AM)isho Wrote:  Last year I just entered high school and finished grade 9 with 95% in ***I really want to become an accountant when I grow up, but I'm doing very bad in math e...
Zeta School Talk 6 1,991 01-18-2017, 11:57 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

(01-16-2017 09:21 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  This cause does not overshadow all others, either. There are a lot of things wrong with the world, and school is far from the worst The major difference b...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-17-2017, 03:16 PM
  Thread: I never knew a place like this existed.
Post: I never knew a place like this existed.

I know! I felt the same - its amazing to finally be somewhere where everyone feels the same about this! At this point I feel like good grades = poor planning for the future. My grades don't matter on...
Zeta Welcome! 11 3,761 01-16-2017, 03:08 PM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

(01-16-2017 07:08 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  It's really not hard to find with a simple internet search. That's a colossal number of claims to go over - let's take it down to size. Out of all of thos...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-16-2017, 10:11 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

(01-10-2017 01:43 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  which is sort of vaguely maybe possibly useful to people who hate school He wants to dismantle the DoE, and the Secretary of Education that he's appointed...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-15-2017, 10:23 AM
  Thread: So glad I found a forum like this!
Post: RE: So glad I found a forum like this!

(01-07-2017 08:21 PM)Aureate Wrote:  I'm completely on board with moving in increments, but is abolishing the DoE even a step in the right direction? Trump's agenda--and the conservative agenda ...
Zeta Welcome! 6 2,790 01-08-2017, 05:57 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: Trump won

Quote: Let people be afraid of a person who's compared to Hitler sometimes. He's compared to Hitler by the exact same people who put you in the chains of the education system - why would you believ...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-08-2017, 05:26 AM
  Thread: So glad I found a forum like this!
Post: RE: So glad I found a forum like this!

(01-07-2017 04:50 PM)Aureate Wrote:  If the public system didn't exist, my parents would just have sent me to a private school instead. Ah but nothing happens all at once: almost all advancemen...
Zeta Welcome! 6 2,790 01-07-2017, 06:07 PM
  Thread: 7th grader told his Star Wars shirt isn't allowed in school
Post: 7th grader told his Star Wars shirt isn't allowed ...

I wonder if sometimes they do these things just to feel the power of being in control of someone else.
Zeta News 13 4,316 01-07-2017, 04:38 PM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: Trump won

I find it odd that anyone on this forum could be sad that Trump won - he will be the only president since Regan to even support weakening the education system. What political issue could be a greater...
Zeta Philosophy, Politics & History 71 20,196 01-07-2017, 04:04 PM
  Thread: So glad I found a forum like this!
Post: So glad I found a forum like this!

Hey guys! I've known my entire life that my days in school were nothing but a complete waste. I'm so glad to find a forum of like-minded people! I started putting my thoughts into action this past y...
Zeta Welcome! 6 2,790 01-07-2017, 03:54 PM

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