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What's your opinion on school?
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A. School is where creativity and innovation go to die. Justification: class is generally taught in a one way fashion and those that buck the system are usually nailed for doing so. B. School (and accurate knowledge) are critical for society. Justification: The United States lost 8 years of time for stem cell research due to a ban on federal funding by our president at the time due to ethical concerns regarding the destruction of embryos. Since the ban was lifted, we have made strides and continue to make strides in a field where the implication may eventually be a reduced need for human tissue donors and where more diseases may be effectively treated and cured. C. More people going through higher levels of school can actually be bad, it means the demand for bachelors degrees is down, and so it is entirely possible the BCMB bachelor might end up working as a Walmart cashier. B gets a little off topic, but ignorance has wide spread implications for a society. Overall opinion, school is good, but it is overused and it is fairly restrictive in what it teaches.
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Personally, as a 14 year old boy, I enjoy school. There is much things about it I dislike, such as waking up early, some of my classes and people in them but that is trivial in comparison to what I like. Most of my passions have come out of that school, PC Gaming being one of them. I have managed to socialise with a very broad range of people, such as people who would be considered nerdy and people who would be considered sporty etc. My teachers are all very supportive and some I can even speak to like a friend.

To me, school has been pretty good thus far.
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Posted 7/25/14
Go to school so you can get a good job
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I enjoy college (mainly for all the people I've met and just the experience itself), but it's stressful and a lot of work, not to mention expensive. Everyone knows that though.
Posted 7/25/14
-puts hand up-

a place of worship! ^^
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Its ok, I dont hate but I dont like it either. I dont mind it because it does give me an education and without it i'd have no future. However the grading system is bad. Everything is based off on grades and grades dont really show how smart a person really is. There are certain teachers in my school who would give good grades and you wouldnt have to do much in their class and certain teachers that are hard graders.

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Instead of the idea of school itself, I would rather give my opinion on educators. It is the teacher's job to instruct students. The manner in which they carry out their lessons either make me want to enjoy being in class or hate being in class. I like school only because of the learning and socializing experience.
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Posted 7/25/14

darkfire9o9 wrote:

Go to school so you can get a good job


I wish it worked like that.
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I went to music schools my whole life, but all were just boring until high school. I don't love or hate school, but high school was lots of fun.
My school in particular was split into general education and arts, and my girlfriend's was similar but the sciences were also part of the arts.

I loved it because it was a great learning experience. My caretakers forced me to live on my own my second year, so along with school, I learned to take care of myself.

Right now, I'm studying in America and I'm closer to the "hate it" side lol.
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jenivix wrote:

We guessed you'd be 15/16 with a question like that.

I'm finishing my masters at the moment - 'nough said. lol


Dude I'm 24. And what kind of Masters are you doing?
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I hated school. All my life I have hated school, and even now in college I dont really like school. The only times I have enjoyed school was when I had a teacher that treated me as an equal, and not as someone lower than him. And that teacher also taught me life lessons outside the classroom, the the lessons outlined in a book. And that has only happened twice in my life. Its also the reason why I want to become a teacher, in order to affect kids in a positive manner and give them something to look forward to in life instead of the test thats in 2 weeks.
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Its only good to meet people so basically it's only good to get laid,party,make "friendships" . As far as it being a necessity to be successful I call bs. Society has now proven that all you need to earn millions are connections and some luck. I don't hate school it helped me out with getting a lot of freebies from friends and a couple of job opportunity's in the past but that's pretty much it.


Basically, you've said it all. The people you meet along the way it's the more important and useful thing! Totally agree when you say to be successful you just need some good connections and luck.

I know people who didn't go to college, which i can have an interesting and intellectual conversation with. And some guys with a degree which i can't really have a conversation like that. Imo, it's just a paper saying you're smarter than others but, actually, you just spend too much money and you may end up with a shitty job and debts.
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Posted 7/25/14 , edited 7/25/14

DesuMaiden wrote:


jenivix wrote:

We guessed you'd be 15/16 with a question like that.

I'm finishing my masters at the moment - 'nough said. lol


Dude I'm 24. And what kind of Masters are you doing?



Yeah, I can see you're 24, but I thought that a younger person would be asking the question!

I'm finishing an MA in Celtic Studies. I'm writing my thesis at the moment, it's focus is a comparison on a piece of Medieval Welsh lit and a piece of Middle English. I also have a degree in English lit and Welsh Studies.

I used to work at the uni for a few years, taking notes for a whole range of subjects - it was so much fun. I got to attend courses in Chinese, Classics, Theology, English classes I didn't take, Media Studies - things I wouldn't have had the chance to attend.

I work at an accountants for the moment though, and through that I also take night classes in typing skills, such as speed keying, document formatting, legal etc.

I'm looking forward to finishing my MA so I can try and pick up a couple of other languages.



And hopefully I'll be getting a new job next year... ^^;


Also kids - school sucks. I know, but get through high school and it gets better. Uni isn't for everyone, other people are better suited to vocational qualifications, others may be better going straight into the work place. But the best thing about school is that it teaches you how to think, and you'll meet people that you otherwise wouldn't have a chance of meeting.

I was bullied from the very start of high school to the very end, it's horrible, but it gets better.
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There are several Things You Have To Do to be a productive member of society. The economy and job market being what it is now, school is one of them. It opens a lot of doors towards that goal.

Suck it up and bear with it until you can get into college.
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Well for my High School the education is crap since the teachers didn't really teach us anything.
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