I See the Education System Leaving People Behind

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    All Education Before College Is Useless In Real Life

    -It's true. Other than knowing basic maths, and reading/writing and other similarly basic skills, everything else is useless unless you go to college. The best way to describe to you why this is the case is to tell you a story of what happened to me during middle-school. Back...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    Mar 18, 2013

    The Education System Failed My Child In Math

    I chose to send my child to a charter school for elementary, and an optional school for High School and Junior High. She spent 4th and 5th grade at a Montessori school. The Montessori School was probably the biggest mistake I made in her education. We chose a smaller environment...
    swtcheeks swtcheeks
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2011

    My Story

    WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG. ARE YOU READY TO READ MY FRUSTRATIONS? Nobody needs to know Pythagoras' theorem. Instead children need to cultivate in an environment that will teach & allow them to expel skill. The whole damn world's curriculum is shady take out all of those usual...
    Ethereal26 Ethereal26
    18-21, M
    4 Responses May 31, 2011

    Northern Virginia

    Is there a person out there who can explain the way public education works in northern Virginia?  I would love to hear your take.  My understanding is this.  The rest of the citizens largely dink around, toying at getting their children good educations...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2010

    English Lessons

    I have put together a blog on education I didn't think this would become so popular so fast. I get about 200 visitors a day from all over the world and they keep coming back because I collaborate with my own students to write articles on their own text books. I have developed my...
    SKwrites SKwrites
    41-45, M
    Jun 8, 2013

    A Second Language Is For Everyone

    One of the things that isolated kids, kids in rough neighborhoods and dyslexic kids don't get. and others do, is a chance to shine in foreign language education. A new, excellent and affordable resource called "Talking to the Whole Wide World" enables non-specialist...
    penivos penivos
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

    What Future?

     I teach emotional and behaviorally disturbed students.  I am really afraid for the future of this country.  It is amazing what kinds of standards these kids run by.  My world contains kids that think it is natural to tell an adult to f off, I'm not doing that...
    cassidyrose cassidyrose
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2008

    How Times Change

    yesterday i was talking to a friend who has a teenage daughter and son in the choral program of the local high school, some of the things said to me concerned me vastly since i went to the school some years ago and choir was a real positive experience for me. Instead of doing the...
    tamikay tamikay
    31-35, F
    Mar 22, 2013

    So, I'm Screwed Out Of A Year.

    It all started in my Freshman year of highschool. I hated the normal school setting and wanted to try something else after freshman year so I looked into online highschool for my Sophomore year. I liked it at first But quickly realized that I just couldn't continue on doing it...
    Soulas Soulas
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Poor Education Threat To US National Security

    I am an American university professor working outside of the country, and I have grave concerns about the downward trend in education in the US. A 2008 report by the National Defense Industrial Association on a 2007 study reported that higher education in the US had become...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 18, 2013

    I See This, But Education Is A Two Way Street

    (I posted this in another group first, but I would have posted it here, if I had known this group existed. The kids and their families must want and appreciate education for it to be of any use.  And I don't just mean that "You go get the di-ploma, Junior" sense that so...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel
    51-55, M
    32 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    I see this all the time

    and it frustrates me. Some kids really dont understand and yet the teacher moves on to the next subject? However i am on the opposite end of the pole. The education system is holding me back. I have a 4.0 and im taking all enriched or dual credit classes. However, since our...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 4, 2015

    Bullshit Agendas

    I have heard so many stories on how people are left to hang in the cold after they worked their ***** off and wasted their youthful time to gain nothing from the educational system!They do not care nor do they give anyone the time of day to help further their true potential!Only...
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2012

    One of the biggest problems in society is

    education. You don't need a qualification to educate people and credentials don't necessarily make you a better educator.
    Kyleinfj Kyleinfj
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    I've met and heard from my older

    friends/relatives about so many teachers that don't give a cent on the students (I am talking especially about university). They just make me feel that they don't care about our education,our future,our abilities. All they see is the money they get from students who are buying...
    Xyronna Xyronna
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    "No Child Left Behind"? Are you kidding?

    I do consulting and contract programming for various technology-intensive industries around the country, so I'm continurally being inserted into their software development groups for one reason or another. These folks are really sharp, but schedules can slip anywhere, and...
    dorcsssc dorcsssc
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2012

    my teacher got mad at me becouse I can't see

    orange well. He called out my disability in front of the class. I did not talk to him the hole class . He new he felt bad for saying that to Me. but I would not make eye contact with him. I was that inbarissed. He's a teacher that teaches kids with learning disabilities and he...
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015
    GoingForwardInReverse GoingForwardInReverse
    22-25, M
    Jun 4, 2015

    It pains me every time I hear about a disabled

    child being treated poorly by the American education system. I never want another disabled child to be treated the way I was.
    magicalenby magicalenby
    18-21, T
    Jan 19, 2015

    Education has become a biased institution

    which makes Wisdom hold Obscurity . Why are we awarded marks based on what the Memorandum says? Why do we have to learn whats only in the text book and not change it to fit our knowledge and our modern lives. Knowledge should be based on confirmation and reasoning not on 1 thing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    Dag Nabbit, You Aren't Just Leaving Behind The "lost Souls".

    Tutorial. Wasting hours of life in my high school since the beginning of this school year. Fail the practice ACT test, and you are doomed to a wasted hour a day for the rest of your high school life. Theres no way out. Trust me, Ive written letters. I never started thinking...
    Psychosquid Psychosquid
    16-17
    Jan 9, 2013

    Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku: America's Secret Weapon

    Studies in the last 6 years have shown that while in the average IQ score on the Stanford-Binet test is 100 in America and Europe, it is 105 in East Asia (Wang, 2011). Let’s look at China. It has a population of 1.34 billion. With a mean score of 105, that means there is 1...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 23, 2013

    How To Find A Job When There Are None

    This might help! Many people rely on "Help Wanted" advertisements to find employment. Don't! Look beyond that. There's an enormous iceberg of jobs under the surface in the U.S. economy. You can't see them because they go unfilled and other employees take up the slack... Read more...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday
    56-60
    Sep 3, 2012

    There are so so so many people

    who are lost one day and they never understand anything from then on and it hurts. The teachers only care about the smart students and they lose all hope if your not one of the smartest kids. It sucks
    mickey123xp mickey123xp
    16-17, F
    Sep 28, 2015

    Well, I wouldn't class myself

    as left behind, but i experienced something similar. So, I joined college in September. I was placed into a course based on what I wanted to do at the time. Since we were fifteen, we were forced into having a knowledge about what we wanted to do. We wasn't allowed to have fun...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 18, 2015

    Money Is Not the Answer.....

            Unless We Act Now, Our Schools Are Doomed To Failure…             When my son was in the third grade, my wife got a call from the school nurse telling her that everything was all...
    mewold mewold
    66-70, M
    22 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    I don't believe it's just the Education

    System-parents need to be willing to back up the administrators and teachers and instill respect as well. A student that interferes with the education of others should not be allowed to continue doing so. And unless In School Suspension becomes a consequence instead of an...
    lovehonestly lovehonestly
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Childhood Depression And Education

    Hello, i am a 22 year old man from britain and i am a product of the education wasteland.i have always liked school, i love to lean new thing even to this day but i found it extremely stressful to go there, not because i was bullied or anything like that but for reasons unknown...
    delemere delemere
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2010

    The System

    "Why cant you make an a?" "Why can you make a b?" "Why cant you make a c?" "Why cant you make a d atleast?" "Why are you failing now?" There's a box where we all fit. Lets call this box our "standard" box. In this standard box is everyone, from the minimum wage latino's to the...
    pumpkin890 pumpkin890
    18-21
    1 Response Feb 25, 2013

    Childhood Depression And Education

    Hello, i am a 22 year old man from britain and i am a product of the education wasteland.i have always liked school, i love to lean new thing even to this day but i found it extremely stressful to go there, not because i was bullied or anything like that but for reasons unknown...
    delemere delemere
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2010

    In General

    I didn't much like school when I was still in it, and here's why. I've always loved learning( still do), but it was hard to pay attention to the lesson when half the kids I graduated with could barely read at a 4th or 5th grade level and could barely multiply or devise, much less...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Sep 3, 2011

    We don't need no education We don't need no

    thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone Hey teacher leave them kids alone All in all it's just another brick in the wall All in all you're just another brick in the wall Pink Floyd said it better than me
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    Why Do Americans-liberals And Conservatives Alike-hate Education Passively?

    In the United States, if we-both liberals and conservative-can't abandon the passive hatred against education, American education will never reform; neither increasing salaries for teachers nor charter schools will help. It will continue to be the battleground of the pointless...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2012

    On other planets they all dance in the

    workplace. They don't even call it the workplace, they call it the funplace. The boss is given the job of promoting as much excitement knowing that the employees produce more when happiest and under less stress. There's not even pressure to have anything done within a fixed time...
    Kyleinfj Kyleinfj
    26-30, M
    Nov 24, 2015

    My friend ran away from his mean father in

    Detroit to come to Grand Rapids. He left school after 8th grade was over, whichj means he completed it. He is now 17 and wants to go to school. What can he do? He's never been to high school but does not want to start in 9th grade at 17. What can he do?
    originalsheree originalsheree
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    Electricity

    The age of science has change the status of the universe.We are part of the earth as well as the universe.Now electricity has cut off .bye
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11, 2012

    The Education System Left Me Behind:

    At this point, I'm not ready to reveal my identity just yet due to the content I've shared. However, I have even been interviewed about it, and this webpage with my story has been embedded into the history of the internet- which I gave the go-ahead to, but I can't say I feel 110...
    loveisdeadly loveisdeadly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2010

    My Son Was One

    The school labeled my son with so many learning disabilities that I can not remember all of their names. Public school was a struggle for him. After a lot of research I found that all of the labels they were putting on my son possibly belonged under one label: Dyslexia. So, I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 18, 2011
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