I Am Frustated About the Current Educational System

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    I Dropped Out Of High School Because It Was A Prison

    I wet to a private high school for most of my years, but in my junior year I got expelled and was forced to go to the public high schools in my area. The first time I set foot on the new campus to enroll, someone was tackled by a cop and arrested outside the front door as I was...
    fallingsohard fallingsohard
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2011

    Do Our Schools Need Guns Or Guidance Counselors To Stop Violence?

    Just a few words on this--more like a few thought provoking questions: What has happened to our schools? I went to school in the 60s when there was virtually no violence--certainly no gun violence in 99% of US schools. Why is DISCIPLINE such a taboo word in education? We...
    Southpaugh Southpaugh
    Jan 24, 2013

    sometimes i wonder if the education system

    thinks memory equals intelligence and if they can realize that there are different types of intelligences and they are only focusing on one portion.
    lilypxrk lilypxrk
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    Twisted College Experience

    I hate to say it but its true , my college experience has been the worst in an academic sense. I have had teachers disrespecting me and my friends for no apparent reason other than , not caring about teaching , being a total pasionless slob that just sits there and suck the money...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2009

    One Voice Charter

    The origin of your frustration. I put the One Voice Charter on a question and answer site and received back these criticisms. I thought you might be interested. The Question:  Read the One Voice Charter, then ask yourself what does it mean?  Did I really...
    a1234poem a1234poem
    41-45, M
    Jul 20, 2010

    40 Years Of Racing To The Bottom: Our Education 'industry' Gets Richer While Our Students Get Stupider

    From City Journal: Spring 2012. Marcus A. Winters Better Schools, Fewer Dollars http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_2_public-education-spending.html#cform The essence of the article is that we don't need to spend more money on our K12 system; we need to spend the money we have...
    Southpaugh Southpaugh
    1 Response Jun 1, 2012

    On The Other Side...

    I hear your complaints and I empathize. I am also coming from the other side with frustrations. I teach 11-12 year olds and see some of the same frustrations of which you speak. It matters not how much time I spend tutoring, buying supplies, working with the kids-administration...
    trishod123 trishod123
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2010

    I don't understand how it's

    even allowed for teachers to treat kids with such disrespect. Then they want us to respect them back. Yeah that's soooo logical. My teacher wouldn't let my friend go to the bathroom, a basic human right, when she gave up her pride and told him she was actually going to pee her...
    katiebuggg katiebuggg
    18-21, F
    Feb 12
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    Sep 5, 2015

    I am a teacher and believe in education

    as a way to give our pupils the materials to make them responsible adults and better persons. We supply them the bricks and mortar, they have to provide the personal effort to build their homes of wisdom and principles. However, I cannot help but rejecting how education is today...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015
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