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17 / F / Basketball Court
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Posted 2/6/12
I know school is boring but I wouldn't quit it.

If i did quit school, I would become a dumbass hobo living on the street,someones basement etc etc and if I didn't quit school, I would become a successful person. see the difference?

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I'm not really in school to learn something. I'm just staying there to have a good degree, a good job, and earn a lot of money.
Most of the things we studied in school, I forgot halfway anyways.
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I struggle in school. I cant handle the teachers that just don't know what they're doing. If they mess up on something, we, the students, have to make up for it otherwise we might fail. Its pretty pathetic how the course ones life, more specifically, of an entire class is dependant on one person who THINKS they know what they're doing. Schools now adays are just one big whopping failure. And the author is right, it is boring and it is turning us into servants.
Posted 2/6/12
Hm... Well in a way education is good, but sometimes I think that it can be- overrated I guess you could say. I mean after school, it seems like you're forced to go into college- I know I was pressured a lot by my teachers, and by other people on whether or not I should go, but no one really gave me a good enough reason other than it helps you get a better job. What about those people that do go and then find out that it was a waste of time and rather go into another course? Even some people go to post secondary, and they don't use the degree(s) that they did earn when they get out into the real world. I don't know even when you don't go, it's hard to find a job- so in a way are we forced into going post secondary? And what about the financial end of it? I mean going to college or university can be expensive, and then if you drop out cause a certain course wasn't for you, it's like wasting money is it not? So in a way are governments using post- secondary like a "cash-grab" sort of thing? Another one of those damned if you do, and damned if you don't sort of topics, I suppose.
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25 / M / Canada
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Don't drop out of high school; you would honestly have to be borderline retarded to not be able to finish something so easy. Don't do post secondary unless you have an absolute solid plan for yourself in life that involves or requires some sort of degree. That is probably hypocritical coming from someone who has a degree and only has less than a year and a half in a Masters program left, but honestly, 99% of the people that attempt post secondary just fuck around. More than 75% of those people aren't even cut out for menial tasks to begin with, yet somehow they have the money to blow on a year or two of college.

I wish more people would go into technical college. You're in and out in 2 years, you have practical work experience, and most jobs offered in technical college are actually jobs that are needed.
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School can even kill creativity =|
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Posted 2/7/12

Anneid wrote:

Against Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

How public education cripples our kids, and why



Source: http://www.wesjones.com/gatto1.htm

I myself have given up on school and have pursued on educating myself by homeschooling/unschooling. Being a straight-A student, many were shocked that someone like me would turn my back on traditional high schools.A lot of factors made me change my outlook on how education is supposed to be.

To those interested in learning more, I recommend reading this book: http://www.amazon.com/Teenage-Liberation-Handbook-School-Education/dp/0962959170 & also books by John Taylor Gatto.

So, what are your opinions regarding this?

Would you really quit school?


eh, i quit school. when i graduated. Never looked back and will never go back. If public school is too much, try private school, or online highschool, or get a GED. This isnt the 1980s, there r many ways to get an education that doesn't have to come from the government. No, they r not free, but kids in private schools tend to do better than those from public. peace over war
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I didn't know what I wanted to do so they told me to take theoretical classes since that would help and open the most doors. So I took lots of theoretical classes, which was the most stupid decision I ever made. Now I'm stuck in a continuous loop of not being accepted to anything because I have no practical experience at life.

I have issues that make it hard for me to handle everyday life. So back in school I could only study things that I found interesting everything else fell apart and I couldn’t care less...
I was Straight A:s at the subjects I found interesting like philosophy, history, psychology and lit but subjects that didn’t stir my interest were abandoned before I even started. Back then I didn't know why I couldn't bring myself to care one second about anything that didn't happen to be about something I found interesting, but today I do...
unfortunately that doesn't help my destroyed education.
Posted 2/7/12 , edited 2/7/12
I go to an IB school, and although it's extremely challenging, it's probably one of the best high school system out there.
We have three main tasks we're supposed to complete, along with the other 6 subject we've chosen separately.
The Extended Essay, CAS (creativity, action, and service), and TOK. Google it.
Although the sleep is almost non-existent in IB, it still makes you feel in control, without going to wild.

P.S. I'm surprised that nobody even bothered mentioning about passion.
Posted 2/7/12
I believe quitting school is a bad thing. You sell yourself short in life and in society. Often you will be overlooked because you do not require the education level a job may mandate.
Posted 8/16/12
I quit college around half a year ago. I understand it's importance in career but if you haven't noticed you're living your life like a machine.
Born - Nursery -Home - Primary School - Home - Secondary School - Home - College - Home - University - Home - Job - Home. (England)
For me, i'm not mainstream. I know I could have aced all the way through to Uni but I don't want to live my life like that. I want a thrilling difference even if it's hard.
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Posted 8/16/12
I kind of agree with the article, because our public schooling is a joke compared to most foreign nations. I'm about to be a senior in high school and I still don't feel ready for the real world
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Posted 8/16/12
Why would you quit something so easy?
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Posted 8/16/12
stay in school... much jobs now a days requires college degree
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Interesting and insightful. I read the beginning and did not want to drudge on to the end of the rant. Valid points have definitely been made on how to educate society. I respect their idea on boredom. It's a very insightful philosophy. A day is wasted is you don't learn something new. Doesn't matter how small it is, knowledge is wisdom no matter how small and trivial it may seem.
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