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Posted 5/20/15
I agree with a lot of people on here, PE needs to be replaced, because I never really enjoyed it. Plus I just stood there most of the time... only thing I ever liked was playing badminton. I would want to learn archery or sword fighting (I will eventually lol)... maybe a fencing class would be cool. But since that's not mandatory in college whatsoever, I could care less
Posted 5/20/15
Subjects that should always be required, imo, is
- PE
- English
- Math (but only basic math, honestly)
- Sex Ed
- Health
- Government

Required subjects that should actually be electives
- History (it's incredibly inaccurate or doesn't go into much detail at all to actually "prevent making the same mistakes from the past" as everyone claims it will do)
- Science
- Learning another language (if it should be required, starting at much earlier age would be more effective, its way too late to start in like High School)

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Posted 5/20/15
ADD more language classes. There's a lot of benefits that can come from learning languages. And replace P.E. It's important to learn how to be physical, but maybe something else physical but something that doesn't suck?
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Posted 5/20/15

byClear wrote:

My school has Archery in Jr High and used to in High school, until someone stole the Bows and Arrows. But, it was a unit in PE, not stand alone. I agree that schools should have a wide variety of subjects so, if anything, we should add classes and keep the current ones also.

If you need Kendo and Archery, then that sounds more of an after school sports program, not an actual class in my opinion.


I think those could be actual classes or thing you could do during PE, students would learn about other cultures, might make them less ignorant.
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Posted 5/21/15

Avvocato wrote:

Add personal finances plz. Kids need to understand what they're doing before getting tons of student loan debt.
That did exist when I was in high school.It was a wonderful course that included how to fill out taxes and how to use the stock market.Oh by the way ,I was 53 when my student loans were repaid.
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Posted 5/21/15
4 years of American propaganda disguised as American History should be the first to go.Get rid of PE. It's time to bury JFK.There should be a more universal approach at a national level towards curriculum.Teachers should be paid much more, but most school systems where I have lived simply don't have the political will or the money to accomplish this. Schools funded by property tax is one reason.Textbooks and curriculum shouldn't be decided by what someone thinks is the least offensive to the most extreme elements of society.
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Posted 5/21/15
I disliked subjects like music, drama and food technology but I wouldn't remove them because there should be a variety since people have different skills and talents.

However, I definitely would change certain aspects of classes. PE, okay yes we probably need it to stay fit. But making people pick the teams so you isolate the unpopular kids even more? Games like dodge ball where the aim of the game is basically to hit someone in the face with a ball? Running outside through woodland whilst in gym shorts? Really?! Isn't peadophilia a big enough problem without you making young teens run through woods in their pants?!

I'd also change Religious Studies so rather than only learning about one or two religions, a larger variety are covered. And include atheism as well. Otherwise it just seems incredibly biased.
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Posted 5/21/15

Avvocato wrote:

Add personal finances plz. Kids need to understand what they're doing before getting tons of student loan debt.


That was a required class at my high school.
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Posted 5/21/15
Civics needs to be taught along with social responsibility something most folks don't even begin to grasp.
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Posted 5/21/15
My school has Foundations of Technology and Pinnacle of Engineering. PoE is about learning practical applications of physics, how certain machine parts work, and construction. In FoT, instead of learning, you just get handed papers you don't know how to do and get screamed at by a fat lady for not getting 100% on tests.

There is also a computer class department. It has programming, software applications, and typing. Programming is where the teacher just gives you a textbook and says to follow the instructions for the projects, but she's a friendly and helpful teacher. Software applications is where a teacher gives you a textbook and never tells you what to do (the instructions--if ever given--are usually written in horrible cursive) while listlessly lecturing about how the class "prepares you for the real world." Typing is where you get a D for not having your feet flat on the floor.

There is Spanish, Latin, German, and Chinese. The first three classes are hard, but you will learn something. Chinese is where the teacher can barely speak English. Even worse when everything is out of 100.

Classes generally comes in standard, honors, or AP. Standard is a joke. They hardly try to teach anything new, and if they do, the students go out of their way to prevent that. Honors is pretty much what standard should be. You do learn stuff, but they teach poorly. AP is where you die from overwork.
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Posted 5/21/15
Nothing needs to be removed. Rather, things need to be improved, period. First, we could ditch standardized testing, especially the accelerated rates that No Child Left Behind started under Bush Jr and then Obama expanded. The rest, well, it's a complex issue here, stemming from environment, to economic situations, to simple differences between human beings and how they learn, so all of this should be thoroughly researched and schools should be thoroughly improved based on the findings, but considering what's happened so far, it's hard to say some of this is not wishful thinking.

Still a problem, though.
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Posted 5/21/15

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Fucking extend the goddamn budget for fucking schools. Cut out the dumb politicians meddling in the shit and give the teachers more power to teach there students. Cut out standardized test and restructure the schools to nurture talents and skills in kids rather than producing more fucking carbon copy workers.


So true, but unfortunately they don't care what the students are good at, they just want them all to be the same.
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PurpleDjango wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

Fucking extend the goddamn budget for fucking schools. Cut out the dumb politicians meddling in the shit and give the teachers more power to teach there students. Cut out standardized test and restructure the schools to nurture talents and skills in kids rather than producing more fucking carbon copy workers.


So true, but unfortunately they don't care what the students are good at, they just want them all to be the same.


Yeah they dont even hide that shit anymore.
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Posted 5/21/15
Im in my first year of high school and the education system is really bad imo. A few months back, had a lesson about mean/median (3rd grade stuff) and in english we studied fairy tales....

I wished I could go to a specialized high school but there aren't many so they're really hard to get in. What im looking for is psychology but it would be impossible to find a high school that specialize that from where im in.

I don't want to be limited by the general education system and I think school should allow you to take certain classes if you meet the criteria for it. They should be forced to take math and english (for where i live) depending on a level because that's important here.
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Posted 5/21/15

piratequeen369 wrote:


byClear wrote:

My school has Archery in Jr High and used to in High school, until someone stole the Bows and Arrows. But, it was a unit in PE, not stand alone. I agree that schools should have a wide variety of subjects so, if anything, we should add classes and keep the current ones also.

If you need Kendo and Archery, then that sounds more of an after school sports program, not an actual class in my opinion.


I think those could be actual classes or thing you could do during PE, students would learn about other cultures, might make them less ignorant.


True, students should learn more about other cultures to open their minds up more. I was saying to have them be PE units and not stand alone classes. And have after school programs for the 2 sports instead of having an actual year long class for the 1 subject.

Do you get what im saying?
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