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Corruption(?) in schools.
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Posted 10/14/14 , edited 10/14/14
Hey guys and girls, I decided to bring up a topic which I've spoken about before but only to people I know. I'm assuming 'corrupt' is the word I'm looking for here but I could be wrong. Maybe unethical is better... Anyway, what I wondered is did you ever experience any sort of corrupt behaviour or generally messed up shit from staff at any of your schools? I only ask because I did on a few occasions:

One time when we did a practice maths exam, after we received our marks the teacher started to rip up the papers while we got on with the rest of our work. When someone asked why she was ripping them up she straight up came out and said 'So there's no evidence'. I don't know exactly why she didn't want evidence of our marks, but apparently she didn't.

I remember another time we received a survey we had to fill out in our tutor period, we often received them and they were mainly for feedback on our lives or the school. These weren't made by the school they were made somewhere else and I'd assume sent to schools all over the country. For one question it asked 'How many students do you feel misbehave?' to which the answers were very imprecise. They were all word answers like 'very few' 'a few' 'some' etc. Anyway, I chose the answer 'a lot' because I did see what I deemed 'a lot' of students misbehaving, after all.
The next morning in tutor, I and another girl whom I was friends with are called to the assembly hall, and when we get there, in total there are about 30 of us... and all of us had chosen 'a lot' on that question. Our head of year then scolded us claiming that 'a lot' meant over 120 students, and unless we could come to her with the names of 120 misbehaving students on 2 sides of A4 paper, they had changed our answers and weren't going to change them back. Shady, am I right? Not only did she not present us with evidence that 'a lot' meant that many students, but I bet she was changing the answers so the school looked better.

Another time, despite how it technically benefitted the students grade-wise, I remember in my History GCSE-level controlled assessment, the teacher gave us more help than we were actually allowed via papers with helpful information on them, then proceeded to destroy the evidence of said info sheets when the exam was done. We were also told what one of the sections of the exam papers would entail, which I'd assume is illegal or at least teachers can lose their jobs over.

Another thing I found to be admittedly more bullshit than corruption was the Ofsted inspections; these are essentially inspections in which an official body would come in and inspect the state of the school, child behaviour, etc. My school was often only ever given a 'satisfactory' rating, and I'm pretty sure I recall the head saying he wanted to bump that rating up. However, given the schools are notified in advance, the teachers would pretty much tell us in an assembly when they were coming and to be on our best behaviour i.e. lying about how the students would actually normally act. Now of course the students should behave, but there are always those who don't, and on these inspection days they'd often behave just fine, thus meaning the school was telling kids to put on an act so the school could gain some brownie points.

I can keep going. I remember in one year of school in my I.T. lessons we'd apparently been taught to do nearly all of the work that year incorrectly, so not the next year but the year after we spent it correcting that entire years' worth of work into something actually mark-able. It wasn't even just my class either; my best friend's class underwent the exact same thing.

Again, I don't even know if this is illegal or not, but I remember the kid I sat next to in English one year was chewing on his pen, it exploded and the ink went in his mouth. The teacher told him to go to the school nurse so she could look at him. He came back a few minutes after and said she'd refused to help him, that he was too late since lunchtime was over. After being told to try again and failing another 3 times the teacher had to go with him.

So yeah, do you recall any shady stuff happening at your school either now or when you went? I only really bring this up now because I'm done with school and after deciding to reflect I thought 'Wow, that's quite a lot of shit. It'd probably be a waste to stay quiet about it.'
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yeah, here is a perfect example, a reclussive girl from my class recieved a leadership scholarship for college (awarded by the school), i was like WHAT THE FUCK?! she doesn't even talk! then again she was the daughter of the principal
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Siawo wrote:

yeah, here is a perfect example, a reclussive girl from my class recieved a leadership scholarship for college (awarded by the school), i was like WHAT THE FUCK?! she doesn't even talk! then again she was the daughter of the principal


Mabe if you spoke to her she would say she studied really hard.
and you need to stop being jealous.
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In my Junior year of high-school, I was "forcibly withdrawn" since I exceeded the max absent limit ( missing 1/4 of the school year). The school knew that this was due to me going through numerous issues with my health, and said that there was no possible way I could catch up with other students, which is why they removed me.

There was also a huge incident in the school where one of the teachers was arrested for Solicitation of Murder. Here is the article:

http://archive.wtsp.com/news/article/275829/8/Bloomingdale-teacher-James-Pepe-dials-M-for-murder

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The swedish private schools is like a bank. Just get people to the school give them good grades the word will spread and a lot of people are gonna want to go there and the money is just poruing in.

The goverment should ban shit like this but oh well...
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When I was in elementary school apparently I failed out of 1st grade. Skipped 2nd grade and then failed again in 3rd grade because apparently there was no room for me in the next grade. My parents knew it was total bs.
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I remember that in my junior year I had the worst (and the best for some) teacher ever. I took the IT class because I wanted to have credit for College since I was planning on taking Computer science as my major but the teacher was sooooooo lazy!!! all we ever did in the class was: 1.watch movies (not even related to the class) 2. talk and talk (not related to the class) 3. Eat pizza (all Fridays she would order pizza). For the tests, she would give us the answers....

There were only 6 of us in the class, 4 boys and 2 girls. The teacher was female so she looooved spending time with the boys. I think I was the only one who went to the principal's office to submit a complain because they never did anything against her and I couldn't change classes anymore.

Next year, however, we had a REAL teacher for ITII and I had the same classmates (of course we all passed). We didn't know anything and the teacher was pissed off! he had to teach us everything from last year, he even tried to get the lazy-bum fired but for some reason, nothing was done to her.


Oh this one happened when I was in my third grade of primary school, I had a lot of problems with math back then (probably because I never studied or paid attention)...and I would have repeated the year if it wasn't because my math teacher liked me she was very nice and she tried to help me a lot. I remember that she would tell me the answers for the tests.
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jordancharacter wrote:

In my Junior year of high-school, I was "forcibly withdrawn" since I exceeded the max absent limit ( missing 1/4 of the school year). The school knew that this was due to me going through numerous issues with my health, and said that there was no possible way I could catch up with other students, which is why they removed me.



This almost happened to me during my sophomore year. My high school decided to put me in a mixed learning type-thing (online + offline), and it's helped a lot.

For a few weeks, though, I was pretty sure I was getting kicked out.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


Siawo wrote:

yeah, here is a perfect example, a reclussive girl from my class recieved a leadership scholarship for college (awarded by the school), i was like WHAT THE FUCK?! she doesn't even talk! then again she was the daughter of the principal


Mabe if you spoke to her she would say she studied really hard.
and you need to stop being jealous.


you do know the leadership scholarship was awarded to the student that showed leader traits and the one people followed, it was not something proven by an exam, or something you can study, it was a scholarship the school gave to the student they thought showed those traits in the years we were in school..... how can a girl that talked to nobody win that?

and im not jealous lol
Posted 10/14/14
All my teachers were drunks. Literally drinking while teaching so...


I aspire to better when I have my own class one day.
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I don't remember shady stuff happening in my school other then the drug dealers but it sucks that schools can be corrupt -__-
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Posted 10/14/14
The high schools around here are obsessed with football, so football players can do whatever they want.
The rules state that a student can't play if he has a failing grade in a class, so sometimes that "F" becomes a "D". If your're really good, it might go up to a "C".
The rules also state that a student can't play if he is constantly late to class but the football players can get away with it.
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Damn you guys went to ass schools. Only thing I could think up of was lazy teachers.
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jordancharacter wrote:

In my Junior year of high-school, I was "forcibly withdrawn" since I exceeded the max absent limit ( missing 1/4 of the school year). The school knew that this was due to me going through numerous issues with my health, and said that there was no possible way I could catch up with other students, which is why they removed me.

There was also a huge incident in the school where one of the teachers was arrested for Solicitation of Murder. Here is the article:

http://archive.wtsp.com/news/article/275829/8/Bloomingdale-teacher-James-Pepe-dials-M-for-murder



I had a similar story except I was above the grade average and there was no way some of he other students could catch up with me.
But still got kicked.
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Yes this exist. I've known about some stuff but don't think it's best to say so on a forum
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