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Ranting and Raving.
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Ranting and Raving.

Some rants I posted on another forum that I feel like sharing with ya'll.


*Now, I think the grading system is also stupid and pointless.

Pointless because you can just do the minimum required and still pass. You still won't have enough time to do what you want, seeing how school wastes so much damned time, but still.

And stupid because they grade you based on how much work you do correctly. Their work is based on crap you're probably never going to use again EVER.

In fact, here's a math question for ya.

Question: What is a the difference between a one sided, and double sided worksheet?

Answer:The double sided one is a complete waste of paper!

Now, you've probably learned more than you'll learn in a 6 hour day of school, provided you where paying complete attention the whole time.


There is also an insane amount of pressure involved with grades, because if you don't get good enough grades, you have to go to school over the summer, or spend the next year doing the SAME SHIT ALL OVER AGAIN.

The also think they can determine your intelligence based on grades.

BULLSHIT.

The idea that people who don't even know me can accurately tell you how smart I am is bad enough, but basing that on how much random trivia I can remember?

Grades don't determine intelligence, in fact they don't determine ANYTHING. Hell, they might as well grade you based on how long you spend in the toilet. Then they would literally be judging you based on crap.




*School=Pointless.

I spend Gym just sitting for 90 minutes. Yet, I can't even go to the bathroom, cuz I'd be "unsupervised." What a load of BS.

Every time I think about the fact that I had to waste the last 11 years of my life for stupid crap like this it makes me sick.

I mean, no wonder some people in other countries say "Americans are stupid." Look at our education(if you can call it that) system!

The government forces all the kids to be in a freaking prison at only 5 years old, keept hem there for 14 years, AND force them into a horrible situation where they have to either memorize pointless crap, or be scorned by their parents, and generally treated like a piece of crap.

Not to mention that by the time you're done with Elementary school, you've pretty much learned everything they give you that's actually WORTH learning.

It's sickening.
04-23-2007 11:40 AM
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Ranting and Raving. - Cosbydaf - 04-23-2007 11:40 AM
[] - Eidolon - 04-23-2007, 12:32 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-23-2007, 12:42 PM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 04-23-2007, 12:45 PM
[] - Eidolon - 04-23-2007, 01:21 PM
[] - Guest - 04-23-2007, 02:07 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-23-2007, 02:13 PM
Re: Ranting and Raving. - SoulRiser - 04-24-2007, 01:29 AM
[] - Eidolon - 04-24-2007, 09:04 AM
[] - Guest - 04-24-2007, 10:18 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 04-24-2007, 10:19 AM
[] - Guest - 04-24-2007, 10:23 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 04-24-2007, 10:24 AM
[] - Guest - 04-24-2007, 10:27 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 04-24-2007, 10:28 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-24-2007, 12:46 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-24-2007, 01:01 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-24-2007, 01:02 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-24-2007, 01:08 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-24-2007, 01:09 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-24-2007, 01:13 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-24-2007, 01:19 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 04-25-2007, 12:49 AM
[] - Eidolon - 04-25-2007, 06:17 AM
[] - SoulRiser - 04-25-2007, 08:47 AM
[] - Eidolon - 04-25-2007, 08:51 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-26-2007, 11:17 AM
[] - Guest - 04-26-2007, 01:21 PM
[] - Psionicsavior - 04-28-2007, 10:39 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-28-2007, 12:49 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-28-2007, 02:23 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-30-2007, 12:12 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 04-30-2007, 12:18 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 04-30-2007, 12:20 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 05-01-2007, 01:15 AM
[] - Cilaos - 05-01-2007, 02:05 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-01-2007, 11:10 AM
[] - Cosbydaf - 05-01-2007, 11:36 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-02-2007, 11:43 AM
[] - Cosbydaf - 05-02-2007, 12:20 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-02-2007, 12:25 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 05-02-2007, 12:34 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-02-2007, 12:36 PM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 05-02-2007, 12:39 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-02-2007, 12:50 PM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 05-02-2007, 12:55 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-02-2007, 01:01 PM
[] - Cosbydaf - 05-02-2007, 01:09 PM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-03-2007, 12:09 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 05-04-2007, 01:38 AM
[] - Dark Soul X - 05-04-2007, 11:05 AM

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