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  • Parents should teach children.

    Children can learn everything they need to know for a happy life from their parents, and the Bible. School teaches children to be ungodly, and puts them on the path to sin and immorality. Children were not forced to go to school in Jesus time, and they should not be made to know either.

  • There is a difference between education and school

    You can be very intelligent without school. The problem is kids love learning until they are put into the systematic factory of creating workers we call school. Kids should be able to choose what they want to learn so they continue to be enthusiastic about learning. If kids hate learning they will never truly absorb the info. On top of that what kids are learning is completely pointless and will not ever help them. The real use of school is to teach kids to sit down and deal with things they hate (what you will have to do in most jobs).

  • Waste of time

    Kids need something to tell their kids right? Kids want to play. Not be locked up in a classroom all day fored to listen to a series of mumbles and old books. I want to be an architect when I grow up and my school has taught nothing about it. Kids need hands on experience and go out into the real world. Let the kids go outside not stare at the clock and being surrounded with smelly little brats.

  • The school system is flawed in so many ways.

    You learn the essentials in elementary and some of middle school. However, when it come to late middle school (8th grade+) it is complete non sense. If a child has a career option in mind, then the best way to prepare him/her is to give them real world, hands on experience where they can be prepared to make money and support themselves, when was the last time you used algebra in your job?

  • You Learn Nothing

    School teaches students nothing-I don't even remember the stuff I learned from last semester. If anything, school tests your memory and your ability to totally B.S. Your way in life, not your intelligence.
    I hate it. Knowing that everything I "learn" is a complete and utter waste. Who needs to know the midpoint formula when you're 37? It's messed up.

  • It teaches you things that dont relate to your future job

    I want to be a video game creator when I grow up. I have been in school for 9 years and I did not learn anything that relates to the job I want. I even asked my teacher if a video game designer job is good. The teaches said that kind of job is "stupid" and that I should choose another job that relates to what you were taught in school. It is a waste of time to learn stuff that you will not need in the future. I have to do a research paper on something stupid and boring and I had no choice. I cant even work on my game which I plan to release next year. School is a big waste of time.

  • Abstract Point System that Teaches Nothing to Contribute to Society

    The schools base kids on how "smart" they are through their GPA or grades in the class. Colleges reflect on these and choose the "smartest". I have taught myself three foreign languages, cause and effects of human activity on the environment, and study international politics and relations every day, all of these on my own, yet because I don't care about math class, english class, or the same American history I have been learning since second grade, my GPA is low, inferring that I am not as smart as others. The high GPA and Grade kids just memorize facts from books and forget about it after. Then they go into college and life to contribute absolutely nothing to a society that needs change. We need people to be taught about the environment and not heavy math, international relations and cultural studies and not the American Revolution and the Civil War over and over again, and lastly to show that life isn't about the points, money, or useless material objects society deems important and successful. School's arbitrary point system leaves the brightest minds of individuals out and puts people who just want points ahead of everyone else. This is from an American high school junior.

  • School is a waste of time!

    You learn nothing in school. You do need to learn English and Math. (Some math topics are pointless though but some are essential. Like the person's comment on top. His/Her exact words were, "Why do you think Fredrick Douglass escaped slavery when he got smart? Not only does an education help you in every way of life, it also teaches you things to make life easier." I was like What?! Knowing how Frederick Douglas got smart and escaped slavery does NOT make your life easier or even help you in life! School teaches you pointless things!

  • Not everyone is going to be rich when they grow up because of school.......

    You can have a nice job and become "rich" without going to school. I do YouTube videos for a living and make money off of that. I get about $20 per video I upload on average. You can probably tell that $20 isn't enough so you can probably assume how many videos I upload...... I do it because it is fun. I like to do it and school didn't teach me anything that has to do with it. That is my argument, enjoy! www.youtube.com/mrnoeggs7

  • Some students are too intelligent to be placed into a cookie-cutter system. Also, some are already ready for a career/know what they want to do.

    Many students are too intelligent for a cookie-cutter system. They cannot be placed into the same exact system as their peers. For some kids, they are simply not capable of ever becoming a member of high-society, so they are completely wasting their tim in college, and arguably high school as well (they should just go to trade school and minimize their debt and wasted years aka earning potential).

  • We don't learn anything useful for later life

    Admittedly, school generally teaches us right from wrong, but we would learn that sooner or later in life anyway. The lessons... It feels like the teachers/schools just make the lesson more and more confusing rather than useful, and certainly as I have gone up through school, it seems as though they care less, like they are there purely for their pay check, not to actually teach us.
    I couldn't care less about Pythagorean triplets and all this rubbish, I want to learn things that will be useful for me in life, how to pay the bills, how to buy houses, and apply for jobs. The lessons are also taught to us in a dull way. We have to do the same stuff lesson in, lesson out, copying off the board, and it just feels a massive waste of time, not only this, but the teachers see us as dumb, it is patronising, and it feels as though they are talking at us, rather than trying to teach us and care about our later lives. Only once in my whole school life have I learnt anything I feel to be useful, and that was a lesson on how to write a CV. School should prepare us for life. I feel as though I have learnt more from my friends and family than I have from any teacher. My friends teach me new things every time I see them, about the social aspects of life, and what do the teachers do...Teach us about quadratics...Thanks so much, I'm sure I'll use that later in life. You probably just see this as another ranting teen, and well, that's what it is, but this is a subject I feel strongly about. In my opinion, the school system needs to be changed, so the following generations feel like they had a full, useful 12 or so years at school and then all the others on top of that, spent at college etc. I don't want my future children to feel the same way I do about their school career. Charlie, 15 year old school boy.

  • “...If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

    I really like this quote and believe it is true. Not every kid is not the same, and they will not learn in the same way. I feel like schools are trying too hard to force kids to all learn the same things and take the same classes. If someone isn't learning the information very well, (and if we won't even use it anyway) why is that being taught to us? Let the kids choose which classes they want in order to help them in the future. A lot of the information we learn from elementary school is what we need, because that's the foundation that we build off of. When we begin getting into high school, we should start figuring out what we want to do for a career. I think we should be able to start choosing classes that are going to help us. Some of this stuff that we learn at school we're not even going to use. Even certain math subjects, the only people who will use that information is those who want to be math teachers! I also think that we should be taught useful subjects. I heard this kid at school one time say that they thought the Philippines were in Central America. A lot of us don't know where certain countries are, and maybe I'm wrong, but I think we should be taught useful subjects. I just don't get why we're taught Pythagorean theorems when we should be learning geography, how to balance a checkbook, or how to begin a business.

  • Could do this at home in half the time.

    My pal Eli and I realized that we could easily accomplish equal learning and more, simply on our own time at home, instead of attending meaningless classes with unintelligent and poorly motivated students. Often, we find ourselves in classes with no application to our daily lives, or even to the curriculum.

  • School is a waste of time

    School is a waste of time because it makes kids feel like their failures, it cost extra money, and it makes kids get less sleep. They are up later doing homework which means they get less sleep, less time to be a kid and get out or relax and spend time with family, thay cant even do that because homework makes them too stressed up !

  • School trains you to be a sheep.

    School, to me, seemed to have a liberal bias. I feel like I was taught to think the way they wanted me to think, and not to think for myself. They did not encourage any form of debate, and many of our rights are violated by teachers with the threat of a detention. Not only that, but with 8 hours of school and two or more hours of homework, it almost completely occupies your day, leaving you no time to enjoy yourself. They wonder why kids are obese, but school drains you of 90% of your energy, and homework drains the other 10%. In school, self defense is punished, free speech is punished, questioning logic is punished. It's babying the kids of this generation so much that we wind up with people who have nothing better to do than criticize the NFL for being too violent. It teaches you to obey authority under any and every circumstance, and that's just wrong.

  • School trains you to be a sheep.

    School, to me, seemed to have a liberal bias. I feel like I was taught to think the way they wanted me to think, and not to think for myself. They did not encourage any form of debate, and many of our rights are violated by teachers with the threat of a detention. Not only that, but with 8 hours of school and two or more hours of homework, it almost completely occupies your day, leaving you no time to enjoy yourself. They wonder why kids are obese, but school drains you of 90% of your energy, and homework drains the other 10%. In school, self defense is punished, free speech is punished, questioning logic is punished. It's babying the kids of this generation so much that we wind up with people who have nothing better to do than criticize the NFL for being too violent. It teaches you to obey authority under any and every circumstance, and that's just wrong.

  • It doesn't teach you anything.

    Why would you force someone to learn if you know they don't want to. If they don't want to then don't go around trying to force people to go to school. Also school doesn't teach anything useful for instance if I go to a job interview and they ask me if I can weld and I say no, but I do know there atoms living inside of everything I also do know how to find the square root of something. People open your eyes!!!!! School is just a bid daycare for people.

  • Brings kids down

    Tests having very high expectations and make kids feel like they're not good enough for the real world. And they don't teach anything related to your future career. Coming from a high school student myself... How can schools bring tests upon kids and require them to score the highest score because if not they're not good enough? That isn't fair in my opinion. We don't even have activities in school, we don't even have fun anymore. Teachers barely have time to explain other things other than what they're told to. It sucks.

  • As clear as day that school is a waste of time

    1. Around 80% of a human's brain is fully developed by the age of 2-3. In other words, school doesn't make you smarter. Most of your potential is already established before you even go to kinder.

    2. School is mostly general ed. Even at the college level, nearly half of the bachelors degree is just general eds. Even for just an associates degree, you have to take about 39 units of general ed. A typical associates degree can be about 42~48 units in total.

    You could have gotten a second associates in that time basically.

    3. General eds are not applicable. This is a dog eat dog system we have in the U.S. People should be trained to do jobs so they don't flop in the market.

    The problem:
    Elementary school -> nothing wrong. The basics are obviously essential.

    Middle school-> debetable

    Highschool -> waste of time. Basically a repeat of middle school. Gen eds in college are at the level any middle schooler should be able to handle.

    Solution:
    Get an AA-T, AAS, etc. BEFORE graduating highschool.

    Ap tests = WAAAAY harder than actual college classes. Ap tests only have about a 50% pass rate. They are so slow too. A year for one intro level class.

    I've taken 28 units at once before. I wasn't "smarter" than my highschool self when in did that. Read 1.

    More custom programs are needed. 16 weeks is too long for some. 5-8 week classes should be offered throughout the semester,not just in the winter/summer.

    Elimimate general education after middle school. Highschools shouldn't exist and people should only have to take classes related to their major ONLY. As for "go to a vocational school if you want a job", that is illogical.
    The reason is due to how most employers won't pay you as much for an associates as they would for someone with a bachelors.

    Stop shoving gen eds down our throats. This is especially a pain because of the trash economy.
    This is what ges do:
    1. Clog the system at the college (lower graduation rate. 6 years is now the norm).

    2. Might cause higher dropout rates (statistics show that the longer someone spends in school, the higher the chance of them dropping out. Easy to find the stats online).
    Look at the stats pertaining to underemployment and debt.


    Look at suicides and males. This economy emasculates males and the longer a male goes without a career oriented job, the more likely it is they will commit suicide. Ges are one of the indirect factors that causes people who struggle economically to commit suicide.

    It may also result in less people going for associates and bachelors degrees and only focusing on certifications which usually leads to low paying jobs.

  • I say yes school is

    Beacause a student should be able to choose what they want to learn and the parents teach them it but school has driven people to go crazy but staying home you can be happy and turn the education fun an dschool should just be a place to socialize and have fun. But today schools are full of bullies hard work that you might not understand.

  • Not Effective, Executed Poorly

    My contention regarding school is not that it is pointless, but rather that it is not teaching anything of substance. An organized program of classes to educate the youth is in fact a very good thing, but is being executed very poorly. Students--I, being one of them--are taught a myriad about things we will most likely never use again. The other day, a teacher was recalling the moment she had a nervous breakdown when she was a high school student. The source of anxiety was over a biology test in which she had to remember the species of 136 birds as her final. The last time I can remember being taught actual grammar was in elementary school. The system is dysfunctional.

  • School is a huge waste of time

    Most of the stuff we learn at school is completely pointless, and won't help in later life. I could learn more about what I'm actually intetested in by myself, and not waste a large portion of my life going to school. I can't even think of anything I've learnt this term. The part that annoys me the most is that I'm forced to go to school.

  • School is a huge waste of time

    Most of the stuff we learn at school is completely pointless, and won't help in later life. I could learn more about what I'm actually intetested in by myself, and not waste a large portion of my life going to school. I can't even think of anything I've learnt this term. The part that annoys me the most is that I'm forced to go to school.

  • School is Pointless

    It's pointless. We're forced into a school system from as young as 3, until we're at least 16. When you're younger, like 3-9 you actually learn creative arts like painting and going outside and learning your social skills and sports. Soon as you hit 11, your life turns to shit. Tell me when I need to use Algebra as a graphic designer and magazine editor (jobs I wanna do either or). We're forced to sit down and deal with pointless shit. Wasting hours of our lives sat in a seat staring at your table. I forget shit I learnt last lesson. If you dare speak up you're instantly an outcast or a failure. Why can't we have more lessons in art, music, sports, social skills, politics? You know, shit we actually need to live a fulfilling life? Instead I'm sat wasting an hour listening to a boring middle aged woman moan about how we have no meaning in life if we don't pass our exams. Well thanks school for wasting 18 years of my life. When did I learn to pay my taxes, or a mortgage? When did I learn how to overcome anxiety? Where did I learn how to register to vote? When did I learn how to date and make friends and be happy? I'd love school if only we learnt about decent stuff. In the end we all end up in an endless system of workers sat at a desk, not exploring, ending up married and with 4 kids by the time were 30.

  • We don't use most of the stuff they teach us

    I want to be a nurse. When is munich boss gonna hand me a Romeo and Juliet book and ask me to write a 6 page essay on it unless i was an english professor or something? Or use factoring? Or ask me when WW1 was? Or ask me what a d# is? Kids should have the choice to take classes that woild help them with the careers they want to do. And kids only get to learn about finance and economics for one year. I learned it in my freshman year and i'm a junior now and i don't remember it at all... It doesn't teach us about things we need to know in life. School is just about passing now a days. Not learning.

  • Why i agree

    Im a student, and my school is more or less teach them the same thing for three goddamn years. Half the time everyone is a dirtbag, and teachers are the biggest hypocrites i know. Again, coming from an eighth grade kid. School is terrible. I could probably learn more from youtub to be honest, mostly because what from school are we really going to use in life? School should actually prepare us for life ahead of us, not who discovered utah, as i think we already know who it is.

  • Unnecessary Subjects for Kids With Careers.

    I'm a Freshman in highschool and I have already chosen music as my primary career choice. It doesn't make sense and is a waste of time for me to have to take Biology or Chemistry. I have an IQ of 145 and every class is painfully easy and I ace every test but I'm arbitrarily "Failing" because I don't homework.

  • Doesn't prepare me for the real world, and mainly teaches me things I could care less about.

    I am a High School student and have made great success throughout my education so far, however more recently, I acquired a job and I have begun to put more effort into my job than into school. I don't plan on going to college anymore as I want to go straight to work after High School. As a matter of fact, it was a class in my High School that made me oppose the whole education system. My school offers a welding class, and I am extremely fortunate to have it. My teacher has gotten my attention of the industry and the money to be made. I love doing manual work, and getting my hands dirty. Sitting in an Algebra class wondering what the hell the teacher is talking about and what all those numbers even mean in a real world situation. I haven't really taken much out of my education my past couple years. I study hard the night or two before a big test and usually forget most of it come test time. What is the point to know all this information for a test everyone will forget about? If I can't remember something for a test in 2 days there's no way I will take anything away from it. The real world has really opened my eyes to what I want to do with my life. Oh yeah, also going to College is sort of the same thing I believe. Go to some place to party and drink for four years? Everyone is getting screwed over with our education system, hence my my strong opinion on YES, school is a waste of time.

  • Its a waste of time

    Why? You may ask. Most topics they teach you are pointless since they have nothing to do with your future job. Some kids know what they are going to want to have for a job, therefor school is pointless. Some kids are also too smart to be put in this place. They teach you pointless subjects like algebra.

  • Yes it is a waste of time

    Why? You may ask. Most topics they teach you are pointless since they have nothing to do with your future job. Some kids know what they are going to want to have for a job, therefor school is pointless. Some kids are also too smart to be put in this place. They teach you pointless subjects like algebra.

  • Its a waste of time

    School teaches you things harder than they should be. You could have learned everything you learned on the internet by better teachers!
    And school doesn't teach you ANYTHING related to your job. If you get your education on the internet, You can learn about your job! And its 7 hours, 7 hours wasted on unnecessary "learning".

  • Completely useless and a waste of time

    For me personally school is one of the biggest wastes of times I have ever encountered. As a training theorist and scientist having to waste 7+ hours a day sitting in a room learning stuff that is completely useless for any area that I might pursue is disgustingly annoying. With the implementation of tests to demonstrate how much useless knowledge I can retainit is so inexorably frustrating .

  • Completely useless and a waste of time

    For me personally school is one of the biggest wastes of times I have ever encountered. As a training theorist and scientist having to waste 7+ hours a day sitting in a room learning stuff that is completely useless for any area that I might pursue is disgustingly annoying. With the implementation of tests to demonstrate how much useless knowledge I can retainit is so inexorably frustrating .

  • Many topics learnt are useless

    Topics like Algebra are normally not useful in real life, yet we are forced to learn them. Its screwed up, really. We should be able to chose which subjects we want to learn and not lets some nutjob ministry decide for us. Its also very stressful for the students to have to wake up early, constantly do homework, revise for exams, and repeat. This horrible system needs to change

  • Many topics learnt are useless

    Topics like Algebra are normally not useful in real life, yet we are forced to learn them. Its screwed up, really. We should be able to chose which subjects we want to learn and not lets some nutjob ministry decide for us. Its also very stressful for the students to have to wake up early, constantly do homework, revise for exams, and repeat. This horrible system needs to change

  • Waste of time. Teaching wtong things.

    While writing this im learning about wave lengths ... You know cause one day ima be on a date and be like frequency is the amount of waves passing a point in a second. Like seriously cant i learn something important, like to start a buisness. Cause that can actually help me in life.

  • It is better to read chapters at home for 6 hours rather than wasting 9 hours in school

    If am at home for full day and school is off then i will study mathematics for 2 hours as it is tought in schools for half an hour only and 2 hours for physics 1 hour for chemistry and 1 hour for biology will be given by me it will make me genius in maths physics chemistry and biology which are the most important interesting and useful subjects we only study six hours 4 hours in morning and 2 hours in evening .We will read chapters thoroughly .Other waste subjects will be given time on a particular day in a week

  • Prevents Students From Discovering Their Skills

    However this only applies to students who already know what they want to do and don't need the aid of teachers .
    First of all , the education system as a huge flaw. Capable students are held back . Incompetent students stay incompetent as teachers are unable to educate them(could also be the students fault) .
    Secondly , the amount of free period is just stupid .
    Third, the only reason students still go to school is to make friends.(School's goal is to educate student)

  • At least High School is.

    Kids should focus on what they are interested in (within reason) and not waste time memorizing random facts and formulas they will never need, by doing this the kids will have a better understanding of what they want to do in college and will have less major changes. Overall this will make school more productive, less stressful, and more fun.

  • At least High School is.

    Kids should focus on what they are interested in (within reason) and not waste time memorizing random facts and formulas they will never need, by doing this the kids will have a better understanding of what they want to do in college and will have less major changes. Overall this will make school more productive, less stressful, and more fun.

  • Know your path and you don't need school

    I really don't get why people are still doing stuff at school where they learn things that they're not even going to use in life. Go and find what you want to do in life and go for it, don't waste 10 years + of your life listening to things that you don't even care.

  • You do not learn what you need to know.

    After middle school, everyone knows their strengths. For example i am good at math, so my job is going to be related to math, but i am bad at history, so i am NOT going to have a job involving histoy. If i already know that, and the TEACHERS know that, why would I learn something that is never going to be used in my life? Instead i should be learning more about the topics that i am good at, cause they are the things that are going to be related to my job. And even if i love math, i do not neet advanced crap. They are expecific information that is used for very few jobs. So what I should learn only what is necessary for my adult lilfe so that i can get out of school as soon as possible to get a job and start a carrer as soon as possible.

  • I just sleep in class

    All i do is sleep in class, there is nothing i would do if i woke up, I don't learn I just wait 6 hours a day, I don't say school is bad I say it needs to be changed for kids to learn what they want to learn not all this random stuff i forget in 2 weeks.

  • No it is not

    If you do not go to school then you will not live in a nice big house and you will be off the streets like a homeless person. So even if you do not like school you still have to work for a good life a head of you .

  • No it is not

    If you do not go to school then you will not live in a nice big house and you will be off the streets like a homeless person. So even if you do not like school you still have to work for a good life a head of you .

  • School is a stressful environment

    School causes students to feel stressed out due to overwhelming tests and projects. The people around them may not even be people they like. Often students will just give up after failing. The fact that there is multiple teachers giving homework (or one teacher giving multiple assignments) is counter productive and gives students no free time at home. Also the fact that 93% of people agree school is a waste of time. Sorry.

  • Hours upon hours of wasted time

    School takes up so much of our childhood and free time that we could be using to work on our talents and spend time with family, the way childhood should be. Instead we're stuck in this over flawed system of BS education that teaches us nothing that we need to know, we are forced to learn things we will never use. We spend 15% of our life in school, so many hours of time wasted all for a piece of paper that says "CONGRATULATIONS!"

  • School sucks D

    So, for the last 2 years I've been thinking to myself a lot about the subject school and if it's important or not. In those 2 years the only thing that comesin my mind is that we're doing so many things we'll never probably do in the future. As for some kids they know what they'd like to do in their future so is it for me. Since I was a kid I've been intresting in cars and in school I learn nothing about it. All the years I've been in school has been going to waste it feels like. I understand that some subjects in school are needed but then we got subjects like history which is something we'll never need in our lifes.

    With that said, I completly agree that school is waste of time.

  • Standardized school teaches many things that are just not relevant in day to day life.

    Obviously everyone needs to know basic language and math skills. What about the rest of the curriculum? It is not that I think all of school is pointless and useless, but instead that it is wildly inept at teaching actual skills needed on the day to day. It also doesn't encourage students who are dead set on a career at learning the intricacies of their desired job field. I honestly think that homeschooling in theory could be much more efficient at teaching students basic life skills whilst allowing them to prepare for a career in a private setting aided by their parents. The value of schooling diminishes greatly when students are forced into constant busywork that they are able to easily understand the concept behind, and students that are unable to easily understand the material are swept up in due dates of the year round schedule that forces them to pass up actually "learning" the lesson in favor of passing a test. School can teach you important things, but the amount of time it wastes in-between these are far too great.

  • School should exist, but the system is completely wrong

    Once you reach high school, they are just cramming useless information down you're throat. I want to learn how to live a successful life and contribute to society, not spend hours learning about glaciation, algebra, parabolas and poetry. Also, its unnecessary stress placed on teenagers, when they are dealing with finding a job and there social life. If they want us to learn, give us hands on experience instead of having us spend multiple hours a day teaching pointless shit

  • Waste Of Time

    We sit in school learning some irrelevant things that have to do with life for half our life I know we need to be educated and all but we don't need to know what X= how does that help us in life huge waste of time cant wait till i graduate bull shit ass system

  • School doesn't teach important life skills.

    School is supposed to teach kids and overall be good for their health. However it is highly stressful and has negative effects on the true thirst to learn. Humans are hardwired to learn through exploration and curiousness in their own time and is a great experience, however at school students are forbidden to do this and instead have to sit and listen to a teacher. School also tests people on their memory skills instead on actual overall intelligence. As a result many smart students do not do as well in school due to poor memory or lack of interest in the topic they are learning. Finally school does not teach students how to live in the real world. Most content learnt at school is useless trivia to the average person (most people will leave school and have an everyday job).

  • Nothing useful is taught

    When it comes to life, you need to know just these things: how to pay bills and taxes, how to fill out job applications, how to do the job you want to do, religion(my favorite thing to talk about), how to defend yourself against wrong, and how to act towards other people. School does NOT teach ANY of those things. All it does is teach you how to fit in a system of conformity and useless rules.

  • Pointless Things They Teach You

    They teach you so many stupid things! Like the knowledge that the reason plants are green, is because of a thing named clorophyll. WHY do i know this? It is never going to help me! But if i want to know how to pay my taxes or get a job, Haven't got a single clue.

  • Most of the time school is a waste of time

    There is little in school that is actually useful to your real life, little you actually remember. So many times there is so much emphasis on grades and tests that it is more of a test of memorization skills that actual knowledge. Unless someone is actually interested in the topic it is not likely they will remember most of what is taught in classes except that which is useful like basic math and English. I find in school most everything has to do about grades not learning and expanding your knowledge. Also sitting in a classroom is definitely not the best way to truly learn- true wisdom comes from experience, not from learning a bunch of facts. Also it is stupid that every high schooler is encouraged to pursue a higher education when half the time it is a waste of money and you end up with a degree you'll never need with your future job. There are plenty of jobs out there that require real skill and no college degree an often give better pay then some jobs requiring college degrees and it is really only hard workers that are willing to go into those jobs while many others opt for the easy road and do what everyone else does by going to college even if they have no idea what career they want to go in.

  • What's the Point?

    There is no point in school. Sure, they say it helps u in life, but it fails on every level. School isn't about the knowledge/intelligence, its about teaching kids useless facts for some big standard test so the teachers can finally get a decent wage. Also homework. It's useless too.

  • It's useless, and stressful

    First of all, school's is useful... Up until 3rd or 4th grade. This is because only the first few years teach you about basic math skills that relate to life, English actually teaches you how to speak the language and write, then we have science and history which if a person wants to learn, they will learn it by themselves. I say students should ditch the whole school system, discover the world yourself without years of school telling you about a fake world full of quadratic equations, the boring literature books nobody would read if they got a choice. I did this, but I didn't leave school. When I would go to school, I would just screw what we are learning in class, and I would take out a book teaching me a useful skill, or something I'm interested in.

  • Its prison .

    Its poison minds teaches children useless stuff and school uniforms are expensive and worst of all homework and bully's and teachers. Sometimes school teaches religion and that's terrible its fake history . List ion people school is a a waste of god knows time . . . . . .

  • Send help now

    Donald trump has fake hair and he has a small dick he also doesn't like Mexicans that's why he is building a wall because they smell of spicy food and when they farm it stink of shit btw school is bad Humphry davy school (Prison) help me please send help

  • Modern Education is not Ideal

    As a high school student who is currently enrolled in the public school system, I can say that not only is it a waste of time, but it is detrimental to the progression of educating young people, for a multitude of reasons. For starters, a school will teach subjects such as Chemistry, French, Algebra, Economics, and Psychology. However, they won't teach them, they will require students to pass them, and if the class is not passed, they will be required to take the class again, and pass. This cycle will continue until the student passes, or flunks out of high school.

    On top of all this, the few subjects that are useful to learn, are not taught in a way that divulges the useful information - Biology for example. We learn about plant cells, Amoeba, and parasites, instead of learning about the human body, and it's inner workings. Beyond Biology, there are foreign language classes (Chinese, French, and Spanish at my school). Learning a foreign language can be useful, but only if the language is taught in the way that a language is typically learned - immersion, and exposure. In a high school Spanish class, you're not taught practical Spanish, you're taught grammar rules, and conjugations - you are not taught how to speak the language, you are taught to compose a basic sentence that may be very nonsensical, or even offensive to somebody who's native tongue is Spanish (the word 'Vosotros', for instance).

    Very few of the subjects taught in public schools are useful, and the ones that would be useful for people interested in those subjects are then foisted upon those who have no interest in them (Chemistry being required for someone with no interest in sciences). Put it this way - I want to be a political science major, but I will be required to take Chemistry, Algebra, three years of Spanish, and computer classes that teach me how to use Microsoft Office (something that most people can figure out how to use on our own).

    My other interest is music; the only classes that would really help me pursue that career field are Band, Orchestra, Choir, Music Theory, and Musicianship. But I won't have the time to take most of these classes because I will be required to know to balance Chemical Equations, and conjugate verbs.

    Looking past the stupidity of requiring students to take classes that will not help them advance along their chosen career path, you get the presence of the other students.

    I understand that schools are typically a public institution, and therefore open to all; but some people don't understand that their actions can be detrimental to the education of other students (For example - one of the other students in my class decided to start a fight right in the middle of the classroom a few moments ago [I'm in one of the pointless computer classes. I've already passed it for the year])

    In short: Public School Doesn't Work. At All.

  • Waste of time

    It is a waste of time 15 years wasted. The basic 123 multiply this divide that is all. And ABC general punctuation are all you need the rest goes in one ear out the other #wasteoftime. All the other course work is rememberd but no one remembers how to find the area of a circle. Or knows all the different language features

  • School is a waste of time and here's why...

    I personally think that school is a waste of time because whilst they do have supposedly "trained professional teachers who went and graduated university," and the schools are giving you the chance and encouraging you to meet new people and be active, not everyone learns like that. Not everyone gets on with people, not everyone is or wants to be confident and meet or talk to people.

    I can't learn in a class full of people because there's always noise and I can't concentrate at all. I was once home-schooled for a year and that was great. I could learn things at my own pace without been interrupted once AND I had university graduated tutors I could email if and when I needed too.

    All my work was available to me at once. Admittedly, I don't have any siblings who could have bothered me at any time and the only person I lived with was usually at work.

    Homeschooling still required and taught self and time management as you had to push YOURSELF to get the work done WITHIN THE TIME FRAME. Everything was up to you, the learning was almost entirely up to you (except for help from the tutors if needed.) The other great thing was that you could work during the weekends and holidays.

    As for social interaction, I am socially awkward and very shy I might as well be classified as having anxiety or something, so that was not a problem for me... Might be for others but there'd be a solution to it I'm sure like creating groups anyone can join but outside of school just like there was for homeschooling all round the country. I dislike group work, especially if it's worth credits, because then it's not an individual thing and you might end up failing because the group didn't pull through and that's annoying.

  • Very much so

    I'm not saying college is useless but high school and middle school are, elementary is teaching basic stuff that will be actually be useful later on (except most science) such as multiplication and addition subtraction division but everything after that is completely useless and I've never used it, college is training for a job so it isn't completely useless but you could definitely say that sometimes they make you take very incredibly irrelevant courses such as calc and precalc when the job you plan to do has nothing at all to do with any sort of math but anyway in general school is a complete waste of time that just crams kids heads and stresses people out I've even known a couple people that have taken their life from all the pointless stress in high school and I must say it needs to be stopped and only teach applicable things that you won't forget in a month

  • Very much so

    I'm not saying college is useless but high school and middle school are, elementary is teaching basic stuff that will be actually be useful later on (except most science) such as multiplication and addition subtraction division but everything after that is completely useless and I've never used it, college is training for a job so it isn't completely useless but you could definitely say that sometimes they make you take very incredibly irrelevant courses such as calc and precalc when the job you plan to do has nothing at all to do with any sort of math but anyway in general school is a complete waste of time that just crams kids heads and stresses people out I've even known a couple people that have taken their life from all the pointless stress in high school and I must say it needs to be stopped and only teach applicable things that you won't forget in a month

  • School is stupid

    School is a big waste of time. It's never gonna be useful. Any of the stuff we learn. We won't remember any of this stuff in a year or two. School is very similar to prison, so the children are in jail now because of humans. School is stupid. I hate school.

  • Education can be taught in a much better way.

    School consists of teachers who are underpaid and have a poor understanding of how to teach and care for children.
    Half of the children are impertinent and don't give a care about what they are being taught.
    School is also too much stress for both staff and pupils. If people weren't put under so much pressure then the children would learn more and the staff would have a much happier time.
    Although pupils learn, it can be done is a much easy and stress free way.

  • Education can be taught in a much better way.

    School consists of teachers who are underpaid and have a poor understanding of how to teach and care for children.
    Half of the children are impertinent and don't give a care about what they are being taught.
    School is also too much stress for both staff and pupils. If people weren't put under so much pressure then the children would learn more and the staff would have a much happier time.
    Although pupils learn, it can be done is a much easy and stress free way.

  • School sucks don't even try to argue

    Society doesn't need well rounded people. As in, why should it matter if a theoretical physicist also has a vast command of grammatical knowledge? That's not what we need, so why should so mjuch of his life be dedicated to pointless crap like that? In any case, school is also full of jerks and people who don't care at all. They bring down everyone else to their level thanks to school.

  • Home School is an Option

    Kids are allowed to be home schooled so why not just be home schooled there is no bullying so kids will be happy still be home with parents so little ones don't get scared on there first day of school and you can get water anytime and go to the bathroom anytime because teachers sometimes don't let kids go to the bathroom and kids have to wait and that's not good for their bladder.

  • School isn't that great.

    Look up "school makes me" or something similar and you''ll see suggestions like "school makes me cry", "school makes me depressed", and other depressing searches. While it doesn't prove school is a "waste of time", it proves there are problems with school. Plus, most kids fake through school, so how much are they really learning?

  • It is pointless

    It is mostly full of useless facts and topics in which we are forced to learn but could have learnt on our own time anyway. If even Albert Einstein, a well-regarded genius who came up with the idea of relativity says "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. " We have no hope of finding anything useful in school with the way it is now. The teachers also look down at the students and distance themselves form the students. Most places of bullying occurs in schools as well, so what is the point of getting emotionally and physically hurt just to learn useless facts that have no applications in the job industry whatsoever. Look at the comment sections in media platforms such as YouTube, you would mostly see comments that are nonsensical, sickening and idiotic. It would make no difference at all if we went to school or not since the comments can be so idiotic that even if it is form children I would have a hard time believing that they went to school.

  • It is pointless

    It is mostly full of useless facts and topics in which we are forced to learn but could have learnt on our own time anyway. If even Albert Einstein, a well-regarded genius who came up with the idea of relativity says "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. " We have no hope of finding anything useful in school with the way it is now. The teachers also look down at the students and distance themselves form the students. Most places of bullying occurs in schools as well, so what is the point of getting emotionally and physically hurt just to learn useless facts that have no applications in the job industry whatsoever. Look at the comment sections in media platforms such as YouTube, you would mostly see comments that are nonsensical, sickening and idiotic. It would make no difference at all if we went to school or not since the comments can be so idiotic that even if it is form children I would have a hard time believing that they went to school.

  • It is pointless

    It is mostly full of useless facts and topics in which we are forced to learn but could have learnt on our own time anyway. If even Albert Einstein, a well-regarded genius who came up with the idea of relativity says "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. " We have no hope of finding anything useful in school with the way it is now. The teachers also look down at the students and distance themselves form the students. Most places of bullying occurs in schools as well, so what is the point of getting emotionally and physically hurt just to learn useless facts that have no applications in the job industry whatsoever. Look at the comment sections in media platforms such as YouTube, you would mostly see comments that are nonsensical, sickening and idiotic. It would make no difference at all if we went to school or not since the comments can be so idiotic that even if it is form children I would have a hard time believing that they went to school.

  • The whole education system only looks good on paper

    The rating and marking system that determines what a student is capable of is either an overestimate or an underestimate. This system doesn't apply well when it comes to normal people. We're forced to learn useless facts which we are rigorously tested for afterwards. There were also times when exams had unnecessary questions which had nothing to do with the topic we do. We're going to forget what we have learnt from school anyway when we get employed, so what's the point of having it in the first place? Cramming unnecessary information into our heads just to be able to have a living is a ridiculous concept. I would rather work as a child instead of wasting over two decades of my life learning pointless crap that amounts to nothing

  • School is a waste of time because...

    ....We as students hate school and all the stuff we're told goes in one ear and out the other. We don't go to school because we want to, we go to school because we have to in order to have a somewhat good "future". If kids no longer had to go to school you can bet about 99% of the kids will be gone the second you say that. Is it really worth the time to force kids to not learn by making us go to school? Or should we rather be taught the essentials by our parents and get a job at an earlier age and learn all the same things as well as have a future set up already? I would say the second one if I could choose. Yet everyday we sit in the same hard chairs, listen to the same speeches, take the same tests, "learn" the same stuff, and fail everything like usual. Whats the point of that besides making us all feel like a piece of crap?

  • Be A Doer

    High School is a ridiculous waste of time when students could be actually making a difference in the world. Why learn the spanish language when I could be starting a business and creating jobs? Why learn about Chemistry when I could be helping the poor people living in the street? Why don't we just do what we're good at now and stop wasting time?

  • It's important but it lasts too long

    School is important to a certain point. I think that it should only be required up to eighth grade, and then the parents decide whether or not to continue it after that. Because everything you learn after that is so pointless. In fact, you don't even need most of the stuff you learn in middle school. School should not last six or seven hours, that is way too long and it robs the students of family time. School should only be three hours long. The extra hours really aren't necessary when you consider how long you're actually learning something important in that time.

  • Of course school is a complete waste of time.

    You can learn EVERYTHING you learn from school 10 times faster using free online sources like Khan Academy and AoPS. The spare time can be used to spend time with family and friends. All you need is motivation. There are even more reasons why going to school is dumb. For example, like I said previously you can learn everything from the internet without getting bullied by savage bullies forced to go to school by their parents. Even I think that college is important, but not necessary.

  • No one really uses it after you get out of school

    If you went to collage, you went through a bunch of math that seems useless because it is. The only people who use it are scientist but most people don't get in. They never teach how to get a job, to pay bills, or anything important. Then when you ask your parents, they expect you to know and call you stupid (or just for me...).

  • No one really uses it after you get out of school

    If you went to collage, you went through a bunch of math that seems useless because it is. The only people who use it are scientist but most people don't get in. They never teach how to get a job, to pay bills, or anything important. Then when you ask your parents, they expect you to know and call you stupid (or just for me...).

  • No one really uses it after you get out of school

    If you went to collage, you went through a bunch of math that seems useless because it is. The only people who use it are scientist but most people don't get in. They never teach how to get a job, to pay bills, or anything important. Then when you ask your parents, they expect you to know and call you stupid (or just for me...).

  • Most subjects in school aren't needed

    Firstly, I am here to say that some subjects in school are completely pointless, but some are not. Subjects such as Biology are not needed unless you want to become a scientist or a biologist. I am learning about complex cells and am 100% sure I will never use them in life. I asked my mother and she does not even remember the last time she used the word cells. We are taught about the Pythagorean Theorem, yet, we are not taught about taxes or mortgages. We are taught about human cells, yet we are not taught on how to deal if you are financially unstable. We are taught about algebra, yet this is the 21st century and we all carry around phones with calculators. Secondly, you can be very intelligent without school. Most schools are based on the GPA system, which is stupid. I am very bright, I taught myself Thai, and read about psychology however I am failing Math and Science. You can be very intelligent without schooling. Finally, we aren't taught necessary things for our lives. (Eg taxes, mortgages, how to parent, how to get a job, how to vote). This is why most subjects in school are a waste of time.

  • It makes kids go crazy from stress and too much work

    School only causes stress for students and parents, students have to constantly try super hard to get good grades so their parents don't get mad at them. It causes so much stress to build up in them that it drives them crazy. Most teachers give too much work thinking that students will be able to keep up with it. I agree that school keeps you from being dumb, but homework, classwork,and some tests are just completely unnecessary. Plus the fact that in middle school through high school you have to pass every single class you have, that means if you fail even one class, you will either repeat the grade or go to summer school. Please take in consideration of what i said.

  • Yep it is.

    My High School experience felt like a monumental trash bag getting filled with trash very slowly
    my freshman year to senior year. The teachers were going way to fast, relying more on moving the "loud" kids to different desks in the classroom more than lecturing the ones trying to learn. They also teach subjects you will never need in life. For example, "Oklahoma History" or "*insert state you are currently living in* history." Now I understand Language classes, science, but how will you need a descriptive semester based in leaning your state's history? Now, I got straight A's in that class with doing work, but not studying EVER. Another example is the popularity, allowing PE as a elective or must to show kids that you could become a professional player "probably not". Letting kids skip a 90 minute long period to play a sport. The kids who were treated better were the good looking football players; The kids who played video games were treated like dilapidated debris in this hellhole they call "Teenage Education." Yet, (in my experience) they didn't teach a single bit of writing, conversational skills, spelling, or entrepreneur structuring classes. Something so lacking in my high school experience was conversational skills. Many of the kids didn't know how to hold a proper adult appropriate conversation together.

  • Yep it is.

    My High School experience felt like a monumental trash bag getting filled with trash very slowly
    my freshman year to senior year. The teachers were going way to fast, relying more on moving the "loud" kids to different desks in the classroom more than lecturing the ones trying to learn. They also teach subjects you will never need in life. For example, "Oklahoma History" or "*insert state you are currently living in* history." Now I understand Language classes, science, but how will you need a descriptive semester based in leaning your state's history? Now, I got straight A's in that class with doing work, but not studying EVER. Another example is the popularity, allowing PE as a elective or must to show kids that you could become a professional player "probably not". Letting kids skip a 90 minute long period to play a sport. The kids who were treated better were the good looking football players; The kids who played video games were treated like dilapidated debris in this hellhole they call "Teenage Education." Yet, (in my experience) they didn't teach a single bit of writing, conversational skills, spelling, or entrepreneur structuring classes. Something so lacking in my high school experience was conversational skills. Many of the kids didn't know how to hold a proper adult appropriate conversation together.

  • Children can be doing better things

    Half the subjects that children and teenagers learn at school don't even need to be learned. Even during my GCSEs we spend an hour every week learning about trampolining. It's ridiculous. We could be catching up on our sleep or just resting our minds instead of sports. Also, we are forced to do R.E. What's the point of that to a non - religious person? Sure, school is useful but it's stressful and we learn about useless subjects. All I want is to spend my time more usefully.

  • School is slavery

    We are slave in schools and learn what the books and teachers say . The teachers influence the students to study study . What study it is just a memory test how much you can remember. Every person has a talent beneath him . Don't judge me with a sheet of paper .

  • School is slavery

    We are slave in schools and learn what the books and teachers say . The teachers influence the students to study study . What study it is just a memory test how much you can remember. Every person has a talent beneath him . Don't judge me with a sheet of paper .

  • School is slavery

    We are slave in schools and learn what the books and teachers say . The teachers influence the students to study study . What study it is just a memory test how much you can remember. Every person has a talent beneath him . Don't judge me with a sheet of paper .

  • School is slavery

    We are slave in schools and learn what the books and teachers say . The teachers influence the students to study study . What study it is just a memory test how much you can remember. Every person has a talent beneath him . Don't judge me with a sheet of paper .

  • Is it too long then homework

    So I'm in y9 but I don't have opportunities to do what I want to do after school like programming and youtubeing because home work so should school be shortened to fit home work and other activity's in to 24 hour days and still get enough sleep to go to school the new day

  • Students shouldn't be forced to take unnecessary classes.

    Don't get me wrong, if a student is unsure of what they want to do or become then they should go through the school system we have now. But if the student already has an idea of what they want to be, they should have the right to drop all other classes that aren't helpful towards their career and take the classes that will help. So basically, if a student knows where they want to go in life, they shouldn't be herded in a general crowd with all the other students, but get hands-on experience in their field.

  • I think school is a waste of time. People won't grow up to do great things because of school.

    Even if Bill Gates never went to Harvard and graduated, he would probably go on to do something impactful, and if not him, someone else. People learn things from experience and through creative processes, not through mindless hours of studying and classes. It makes no sense to do something and forget.

  • It takes awqay your childhood

    Like when your a kid you should have fun and nt worry about much but school just throws work at you and all it does is pile up and make life stressfull yes you need to learn things but what is the point of learning things that will just waist my time all it doese is keep my true potental in because the world wanst us to be these perfect squares and they dont really want us to be original they say that but dont mean it and they teach us that we have to ask to do anything and why we should be free to go to the restroom if we want we shiuldent have to ask not everyting we learn we use so yes school is a big waste of time.

  • Not compatible to human biology

    I am not sure if this is a joke but... We are using the same education system since 200 years. I mean, 200 years ago, people didn't have neurology, they didn't have pedagogy, they didn't know things we know today. And as it turns out, school is killing the curiosity and ability to learn, it blinds some abilities that everyone needs.
    You can't teach anyone, anything by forcing them.

  • Waste Of Time!

    We are forced to stay in a school for around 6+ hours a day, and we do not learn anything that will help us in our later lives, for example, when are we ever going to need to know how to find the area of a triangle and find out what "X" is, instead of finding out how to mortgage and tax. Yes, thank you for wasting my time. It is only until around year 10 and 11 we learn sexual education which is also a bad choice.

  • School holds students back

    Remember the old saying what do you want to be when you grow up? School doesn't help you achieve take goal. It only holds you back. For example I wish to be a programer when I get out of high school and all school is doing is wasting my time in other unnecessary classes. So instead of learning java , I have to waste my time learning about William Shakespeare. I could have used that time to learn the skills I needed. So unless you wish to waste time in useless classes. Say no to schooling and say yes to independent study.

  • School has no meaning

    If you were to walk out into the real world the last thing you'd need to know is how Andrew Jackson discriminated of Native Americans. Simple everyday math and language arts are an essential but everything else won't help you out in the long run. Like in Japan, children start learning about they're careers in around middle school making them more skilled. It's not just school but it's what we learn and the loads of homework we get. If schools started later for teens, had no homework, and actually learned useful things, that would help and we wouldn't mind as much, right? The government doesn't understand or notice that everyday all you hear from everyone at school is, "I'm going to kill myself" or people are failing classes due to exhaustion. This isn't ok

  • School has no meaning

    If you were to walk out into the real world the last thing you'd need to know is how Andrew Jackson discriminated of Native Americans. Simple everyday math and language arts are an essential but everything else won't help you out in the long run. Like in Japan, children start learning about they're careers in around middle school making them more skilled. It's not just school but it's what we learn and the loads of homework we get. If schools started later for teens, had no homework, and actually learned useful things, that would help and we wouldn't mind as much, right? The government doesn't understand or notice that everyday all you hear from everyone at school is, "I'm going to kill myself" or people are failing classes due to exhaustion. This isn't ok

  • School is pointless

    Yes, school is useless, but even if kids HAVE to endure it, another thing is that school is VERY umplleasant. There are biased and horrible teachers and kids with ADHD or naturally hyper get discriminated against. School should change. Right now it is completely ridiculous how school is. Just go right to college if you actually want to learn something important

  • Boring me to death

    I want to learn how to sew and cook for my future families not graph a parabola or find the area of a triangle like wtf man. I want to pay taxes and get a good job but i dont want to learn how much slope there is or memorize the freaking periodic table i want to work with animals not inserting fucking semi colons or proper sentence writing skills fuck all that annoying shit i mean like come on boring waste of time

  • Boring me to death

    I want to learn how to sew and cook for my future families not graph a parabola or find the area of a triangle like wtf man. I want to pay taxes and get a good job but i dont want to learn how much slope there is or memorize the freaking periodic table i want to work with animals not inserting fucking semi colons or proper sentence writing skills fuck all that annoying shit i mean like come on boring waste of time

  • Boring me to death

    I want to learn how to sew and cook for my future families not graph a parabola or find the area of a triangle like wtf man. I want to pay taxes and get a good job but i dont want to learn how much slope there is or memorize the freaking periodic table i want to work with animals not inserting fucking semi colons or proper sentence writing skills fuck all that annoying shit i mean like come on boring waste of time

  • It is fucking dumb.

    School waste time on shit that you do not actually use in the workforce. Most people that have jobs tend to be pretty shitty at their jobs to begin with. I would say school tends to waste time teaching difficult topics unrelated to what you will be doing when you grow up. Such as knowing in full detail how caches work to get a job in C.S. Barely anyone needs to know this yet they teach it anyway. Honestly school is ran mostly by a bunch of old, and stupid people.

  • It will never help you.

    You go all your life trying to succeed and be the best you can be and thats exactly what school tries to build you up for so they can have a stronger more stable economy in the future but at the end of time when God makes his calling everyone will eventually die and what you have done will be tossed away for nothing and it will have made no difference wether or not you were successful or not because your actions will have made no difference anymore and no one will care if they did or if they didn't because everyone will be dead.

  • School is dumb.

    My headline is my argument, now who checking me? EXACTLY. School is basically prison.. Except you haven't committed a crime. The only crime being committed is forcing children to go through classes that are not needed in the real world. If you're going to have school, and force children to attend, why not make it useful instead of a waste of time?

  • School beyond the 2nd grade will teach you nothing useful

    Think about it this way: You're a freshman, and you have 2 options -- A) Not go to school, and never get under 100% B) Go to school (To "learn"), and waste 6 hours of your day, and never get over a 0%. If you were like most, you would choose option A. If you think that you will "learn" anything and go with option B, then I'm awfully sure your parents would tell you to go with option A. School is pointless. Once you finish school, you will immediately forget bulls*** things you learned, like Algebra. If you think that I'm dumb or anything for saying that, then take a look at this: You don't need school to be successful. Nowadays, you can do just about anything and be rich and successful. All you have to do is released a s***** music track, and you'll be the richest man in your family, or release clickbait videos on YouTube, and you'll get thousands of views from it, along with tons of cash. Did you notice how my grammar has so far been perfect? Guess what -- I didn't learn grammar from school. I learned grammar on my own, using the internet and TV shows like Dora (Note: This was back when I was a little kid). English isn't even my first language.

  • Waste of time

    School is a waste, I want to be a optometrist and if I can't spell the word Hippopotamus it's not the end of the world. Schools teach irrelevant subjects, what if you wanted to be an artist? At my school there is nothing to do with art it is all maths and sciences. It's just absolutely rubbish

  • It's fucking stupid dude

    They make you go to public school, and then they never let you talk and you can"t do anything that is useful for the real world. They just progressively make English harder and harder and there is no point in it at all. They force you to do non necessary things and teach you entirely to the test rather than teaching you important things.

  • School is hell.

    Honestly, I am wasting my fucking time. I want to die. School is ridiculous and is purely hell. Some teachers are ridiculous, the rules are idiotic and the work is painful. School is torture and I always feel like dying. Why would anyone even like school? Also, we don't have to learn. We know a lot, why go to retarded school when you can be enjoying life.

  • School is military now!

    Schools have been so uptight now a days. Especially gym. If we didn't have school, we would be able t relax and have more free time on our hands. I, myself, fing myself night by night under the yoke of usless and pathetic homework. It makes me - as well as others, feel depressed. If school wasn't inforced, we'd be happier.

  • High school beats the qurosity out of children and lets book smart people get away with all the goodies instead of awarding the streetsmart people.

    School waters down the minds of kids as a full time job 8 months a year 24/7. Teaching underlings useless info that they will have no practical application within the current state of the establishment. We learn the world through a textbook, absorbing and regurgitating information, taught not to think any different, told not to make a difference. We are tested and graded as variables in an experiment. The American education system lets the books art people get away with the strait A's across the board, but all critical thinking and questioning authority are never rewarded; thus what Americans regard so dear as education Is indoctrination. There is an attention deficit; we are teaching kids boring stuff at schools Andrew they Have a pleat hire a of easy and interesting stimuli to create a dopamine loop in their physche, this is unbalanced. We are undermining the self-esteem of the youth with a narrow bract of labeled letters on a document (grades) which does not accurately represent intellect. The American education system was not designed to make peopele that will question authority; but ones who are just smart enough to seldom do their job but not question why.

  • In its current format

    In its current format school does not encourage learning it encourages memorization and uniform thinking. Learning is important and schools can help facilitate a great deal of learning but most stifle curiosity by focusing on pedantic pointless practices. In addition it is not uncommon for a teacher to not have a full understanding of a topic. For example in chemistry many problems can be solved using calculus but my high school chemistry teacher was unable to tell me how to solve the formula or what the variables stood for.

  • School is a waste of time and space

    We have all been in school and it has either been fun or horrid for us but we got through it, right. Anyways, My argument is that most of the schooling should be done at home because even though they won't be certified they will want what's best for you and will work on those things. Also, school's have been known for a place that teaches social skills but that is social media's job, public schools will also give you jobs you want a career because your children depend on you. Most schools after you learn the basics you get to learn the not necessary things such as calculus I remember asking my mom has she ever used calculus in her life she said "No". If I stopped school after learning necessities I could've been an indie game developer, but now the chances of that happening are slim because of school. In conclusion I believe we are killing youth through school that is all.

  • It is waste of time.

    Ok, the math people who think 30x(20) + 10 - 30 is useful, then you need to see a doctor. What will I need that for? Im not gonna be a person who sits in a classroom that teaches kids that. Im not gonna be a builder who needs that. My future has nothing to do with that. English, why use grammar when now a day people dont even use it(Yo wat is goin on) Science(... I think its good for now) gym(as long as we dont need to do what a teacher says, Im cool with it.) School Bus(Ok, like I wanna sit on the filthiest ride in the world every week day...)

  • It is waste of time.

    Ok, the math people who think 30x(20) + 10 - 30 is useful, then you need to see a doctor. What will I need that for? Im not gonna be a person who sits in a classroom that teaches kids that. Im not gonna be a builder who needs that. My future has nothing to do with that. English, why use grammar when now a day people dont even use it(Yo wat is goin on) Science(... I think its good for now) gym(as long as we dont need to do what a teacher says, Im cool with it.) School Bus(Ok, like I wanna sit on the filthiest ride in the world every week day...)

  • It's Monotony for Monotony's sake

    There's near nothing I've retained from school that I needed later on, particularly in the mathematics and science fields. There was next to nothing my teachers did to make the learning experience fun or engaging. For those who believe school is indeed worthwhile, most fixate on the fact that it brings children together, however this is something that can happen outside of the school environment. Additionally, many successful individuals state that they dropped out of school to peruse their own independent studies, thus school is largely useless.

  • A waste of my time

    School is a place for retarded people who cant think about the future, they cannot see anything but number. Numbers mean nothing, all the matters is that you are passionate about what you do and that you have real life experience. For example, I love computers, but the school just makes computer courses into the most stupid thing ever. Now because of school I lost my passion into computers.

  • Pointless high school

    Who needs to know history in 99% of jobs that exist?
    How about calculus?
    How anout religious culture when you are not religious?
    Therefore, high school and part of middle school is completely pointless, acting as a waste of time.

    P.S. 75% of diseases parents catch come originally from school, transmitted via their children at high school!

  • Why is it not?

    Because hello YouTube is not a phrase for people forgetting that the team of the most is gone? Why is there no belief more hello YouTube because I think people with sneaky employees said school was like hello YouTube. And there is only a majority of hello YouTube out there.

  • Why is it not?

    Because hello YouTube is not a phrase for people forgetting that the team of the most is gone? Why is there no belief more hello YouTube because I think people with sneaky employees said school was like hello YouTube. And there is only a majority of hello YouTube out there.

  • School is pointless

    School is not fun. I don't feel the need to learn about every single even in history or learning math and science that I won't use. Learning basic math, basic science, basic English, and basic history (to not repeat the same mistakes from the past) is something I can agree to. The adults I have asked different questions about what they have learned about in school don't remember most history, don't remember math for anything (except basics). If adults don't remember math, what is the point of learning it now?

  • School is pointless

    School is not fun. I don't try to learn or attempt it. Sure, learning that events in history shouldn't be repeated is important and so is learning basic mathematics. But learning about every person in history and every way to do math is not important. All adults I have asked have said they haven't used most of the math that they have learned or they don't remember most of the things they learned (in history, math, science).

  • It doesn't teach what we REALLY need

    Although school is a good place to learn, the system is very messed up. In grades JK-8, if one person is below average, they willingly drag down what everyone learns, which is unnecessary bs 95% of the time. Honestly, the best outcome would be to let children pick their own courses starting in grade 1, and have no pre-reqs to graduate. Many school systems have children done school 4+ years faster than the retarded american and Canadian school systems. I believe school is necessary, but not the bull shit north america is being taught.

  • You learn crap you don't need

    I believe that school beyond elementary and middle school is complete nonsense and I learned nothing relevant to my job. I wanted to be a welder and school has taught me absolutely nothing. All I remember is Shakespeare and quadratic formulas which is completely useless knowledge. You do not gain any employability skills in school

  • Maybe not everything but the school system makes it a waist of time

    I am still in school and when I really think of it all this stressful work is not worth it. When will I need French in my life, when will I need to know what the 10 element on the periodic table is. When I tell other people about this they always say "well maybe it's not going to be that useful when you grow up but it's to train your brain!" If it's to train your brain to work well then school is even more of a waist because this training of our brain could instead of just eaisting out time they could "train" our brain by making stuff interesting and make you feel good when you go to school instead of regretting it.

  • Its soo pointless

    I want to be a game designer when i grow up but the school that i go to teaches nothing about it, they just teach me lots of stuff that i wont ever use in my life, i could be learning how to do advanced level design by now but right now im just learning how do simple square roots.

  • It is an utter waste

    Really, all you need are the fundamental building blocks in order to survive in this world. Essentially, the only years of school to be considered significant is all the way up to eighth grade. From then on out it is a waste of time, inasmuch that if you think; about a fifth of your life is dictated by an unnecessary controller. Only half of it has worth, that is nearly a decade of wasted life. You can argue that: "It gives you areas of different fields that you may become interested to invent new theories." Honestly it serves no meaning. On my own time I have learned about programming, video games, and a lot of other stuff on my own. If I can learn this stuff on my own (granted it does take the knowledge of the fundamental building blocks that are provided), then why do we need to learn the rest? Other than the information provided by schools of the basics to surviving, all of the rest should be considered superfluous information that we can learn on our own time of our own interest.

    -Thanks

  • It is an utter waste

    Really, all you need are the fundamental building blocks in order to survive in this world. Essentially, the only years of school to be considered significant is all the way up to eighth grade. From then on out it is a waste of time, inasmuch that if you think; about a fifth of your life is dictated by an unnecessary controller. Only half of it has worth, that is nearly a decade of wasted life. You can argue that: "It gives you areas of different fields that you may become interested to invent new theories." Honestly it serves no meaning. On my own time I have learned about programming, video games, and a lot of other stuff on my own. If I can learn this stuff on my own (granted it does take the knowledge of the fundamental building blocks that are provided), then why do we need to learn the rest? Other than the information provided by schools of the basics to surviving, all of the rest should be considered superfluous information that we can learn on our own time of our own interest.

    -Thanks

  • School is insufficient

    School teaches students nothing-I don't even remember the stuff I learned from last semester. If anything, school tests your memory and your ability to totally B.S. Your way in life, not your intelligence.
    I hate it. Knowing that everything I "learn" is a complete and utter waste. Who needs to know the midpoint formula when you're 37? It's messed up.

  • School is insufficient

    School teaches students nothing-I don't even remember the stuff I learned from last semester. If anything, school tests your memory and your ability to totally B.S. Your way in life, not your intelligence.
    I hate it. Knowing that everything I "learn" is a complete and utter waste. Who needs to know the midpoint formula when you're 37? It's messed up.

  • School IS a waste of time.

    School is a waste of time, now don't get me wrong I am definitely not against education as every human on the earth needs education in order to survive! Now why is school NOT important when it educated you?
    Long and useless information...
    I am a 14 year old young teenager who will rather like to socialise and be more active than sit at a desk all day... I definitely do study and sit at a desk for 9 hours a day(only school ours) and come home to do more work! Before I started high school the relationship I had with my family was much better, I laughed with my family, watched movies after I came from school and then went up to my room to complete works I have to for 1 hour and slept. Now, I literally have NO time to eat and I sit at a desk for the whole day. I hear my family laughing and cheering watching the arsenal match and have a high sensation of urge to trash my work into the bin!
    I want to have more fun out of school, my wish is to travel the world. I do achieve good levels for my assignments and exams, so it is worth the struggle...But is it? Why do I need to know about Pythagoras Theorem when I would not have to use it till the end of my life... Why do I have to learn about covalent bonds when I don't want my profession to be in the field of science? Am I going to be working out the covalent bond between the oxygen and hydrogen molecules in my death bed?
    All of this plain, useless information definitely eats your brain!
    I WANT TO HAVE A LIFE AND BE OUT OF THIS PRISON OF EDUCATION!
    When a highly educated man can be a racist man can be racist and an educated less fortunate man be wise and fully respected... What is the point of school?
    We should be educated and inspired by manners, the environment, modernising politics, English, maths and science but what is the point of learning what x+x is when you will never come across it again?
    You answer me, why?

  • We all have different Dreams

    We all do not aim for the same goal/career/dream. School educates you and acts as if we all want to be the same thing. What happens to the dreamers who want to be actors, singers, dancers, Thinkers , etc...
    The point is, school picks out careers for students and they kill creativity. Books teach you more about life than school will ever. Students are judges based on grades, and school is not really more about learning but more about passing. " Grades don't determine intelligence, they determine obedience." RT

  • Is School a Waste of Time

    School is a waste of time. We don't learn anything for later life. We should shut down all schools. You rarely see your children. The only time you see them is when they come home or during summer vacations. The most we ever got to see them was from the time they were born to the time they were in preschool. So please stop schools and have us home school our children.

  • Wake up times , homework the stress do I need to say more

    I'm struggling to pass cause of this highschool's 23 credits and I have no time to myself to do stuff I love to do no time to spend time with my family , I'm always stressed, the wake up times are ridiculous 8:30 to be at school is awful I'm tired by lunchtime i feel sluggish and lost , I get too much homework paper I can't keep up with the papers it's madness it's annoying and it sucks , teachers and administrators make up stupid rules all the time , and 180 days In school then to top it off its I have 3 big test a year that I have no time to study for school is a waste of time , money , and sanity

  • After 10th grade school is pointless

    School should be centered toward what you want to do as an actual career not just give bs classes if you want to be a mathematician or something that does math type stuff then freaking let you get the option to take those classes not just give it to us

  • They don't teach us how to live.

    In school, we are teached things like the quadradic formula, the revolutionary war, genetics, peoms, and many more. But not once have we been taught the rules of the countries we are in, or our human rights, or how to start a business, or how to pay taxes and get a job. All of this vital things were never taught to us, instead we have to learn it ourselves. Also, when we do figure these things out, we choose what area of education to work in. If I were to pick math, everything i learned in reading, history, and science would be almost a complete waste. School is a waste of time, but if it changes how it teaches kids to actually live, then it because important

  • Its A Waste Of TIme

    Half of the stuff we learn in school we will never use in life and it is a complete waste of my time when i could be playing video games . So therefore i think we should not go to school we should all just play video games the end

  • School is a waste of time

    I think school is a waste of time because like me i want to be a barber and i don't need to know anything that i'm learning right now i don't care about Benjamin Franklin , i'm not gonna be doing some scientific stuff to make my client look fresh, i'm not gonna be reading to people and ask them questions or that ill do that for myself, i mean math would be part of it cause of the numbers but its not like i'm gonna be multiplying dividing or to look for an x. All the clients do is ask for a number and how they want it and done

  • School is a waste of time

    I think school is a waste of time because like me i want to be a barber and i don't need to know anything that i'm learning right now i don't care about Benjamin Franklin , i'm not gonna be doing some scientific stuff to make my client look fresh, i'm not gonna be reading to people and ask them questions or that ill do that for myself, i mean math would be part of it cause of the numbers but its not like i'm gonna be multiplying dividing or to look for an x. All the clients do is ask for a number and how they want it and done

  • School should not have existed

    Exams are desiged to judge humans, all it does is involve crammig, reading, answering questions.
    People view you lowly or highly based on your grades. If you wrote down a new theory or ideaon paper and it is not in the mark scheme, the examiner wont award any marks which is against creativity. Even Einstein himself skipped class just because he disliked his teacher and class.

    In school,
    Students are spoon fed 'knowledge' that educators deemed as useful .
    But are these even necessary, I dont need knowledge to stay alive in life, I dont need to know advanced maths, science, english in order to stay alive , all i need is my needs which only includes food , water and a healthy body.

    It felt that these so called education system are not really education, they are the art of copying and pasting repeated informations into the human minds, its a cycle that keeps going on and on, whether you fail or pass your exams, in the end, graduation is the only way to get out of these cycles . Teachers are stuck in schools forever until they retire or their contract is over, there is no point in socialisinbg with other students and teachers because we're all gona part ways anyway after graduation, it doesn't matter of anyone's opinion about you if in the end, all you do is communicate using social media. If schooling only takes 1-2 years then, we wouldn't have to waste 20 years for

    Getting good grades and reputation in school does not guarantee a successful life.

  • School should not have existed

    Exams are desiged to judge humans, all it does is involve crammig, reading, answering questions.
    People view you lowly or highly based on your grades. If you wrote down a new theory or ideaon paper and it is not in the mark scheme, the examiner wont award any marks which is against creativity. Even Einstein himself skipped class just because he disliked his teacher and class.

    In school,
    Students are spoon fed 'knowledge' that educators deemed as useful .
    But are these even necessary, I dont need knowledge to stay alive in life, I dont need to know advanced maths, science, english in order to stay alive , all i need is my needs which only includes food , water and a healthy body.

    It felt that these so called education system are not really education, they are the art of copying and pasting repeated informations into the human minds, its a cycle that keeps going on and on, whether you fail or pass your exams, in the end, graduation is the only way to get out of these cycles . Teachers are stuck in schools forever until they retire or their contract is over, there is no point in socialisinbg with other students and teachers because we're all gona part ways anyway after graduation, it doesn't matter of anyone's opinion about you if in the end, all you do is communicate using social media. If schooling only takes 1-2 years then, we wouldn't have to waste 20 years for

    Getting good grades and reputation in school does not guarantee a successful life.

  • School is something tht. Should ever have existed By nwy

    Exams are desiged to judge humans, all it does is involve crammig, reading, answering questions.
    People view you lowly or highly based on your grades. If you wrote down a new theory or ideaon paper and it is not in the mark scheme, the examiner wont award any marks which is against creativity. Even Einstein himself skipped class just because he disliked his teacher and class.

    In school,
    Students are spoon fed 'knowledge' that educators deemed as useful .
    But are these even necessary, I dont need knowledge to stay alive in life, I dont need to know advanced maths, science, english in order to stay alive , all i need is my needs which only includes food , water and a healthy body.

    It felt that these so called education system are not really education, they are the art of copying and pasting repeated informations into the human minds, its a cycle that keeps going on and on, whether you fail or pass your exams, in the end, graduation is the only way to get out of these cycles . Teachers are stuck in schools forever until they retire or their contract is over, there is no point in socialisinbg with other students and teachers because we're all gona part ways anyway after graduation, it doesn't matter of anyone's opinion about you if in the end, all you do is communicate using social media. If schooling only takes 1-2 years then, we wouldn't have to waste 20 years doing nothing

    Getting good grades and reputation in school does not guarantee a successful life.

  • School doesn't teach you what you need for your future job.

    I wanna be a Video game creator or directing a minor show (like on youtube) And school isn't teaching me how to run a business, how to voice act, how to pay taxes... What do you want to be? How does the same thing someone else is learning, help me as a individual?

  • No life skills learned

    In school the students dont learn any life skills such as cooking or how to take care of you're self. Not to mention outdoor skills. All I want is for students to learn life skills that dont depend on computers or technology that woul ldd be nice. Also to make it more entertaining not turn to chapter 5 section 3 and read the copy of tomas Jeffersons speach then wright about it and blah blah blah. Please dont bore or kids t death.

  • It is boring, and there are much funner ways to get education

    It is so boring that nobody pays attention or learn anything. Parents should teach children because they could teach them in an enriching way. Parents know what their child is like and what it will take for them to learn and grow. They can set them on the right path for their future unlike school. The way school teaches things are so boring that it is in no way going to help kids. School needs to be more personalized and enriched or else school will continue to go down hill.

  • It's stupid like crazy

    It's freakin stupid it's freakin stupid it's freakin stupid ............ It's stupid as we spend most of our childhood doing work sleeping and school and then grow up to raise kids and MORE WORK so life is stupid at its finest I rlly hate school and homework though Cuz my parents keep saying DO HOMEWORK

  • Most of it is Just Practice, Way Too Early

    Our teachers like about once a week give us a topic. Throughout the week they give us worksheets to better understand it. A month later boom, you forget about what you ever did. I'm there spending most of my days just waiting, I find it a bad habit and boring for me. Then again I am forced to go, but it's just too early. Sometimes I get very little sleep I can't catch up. I take a nap arriving home, but in return it runs my routinely schedule. Sometimes I don't want to get up, I'm so damn tired.

  • It just is

    All School after the 7th grade is point less considering the fact the after that grade you learn things you will never use and instead of teaching us this useless stuff we should be learning about cooking and navigation or just how to take care of ourselves in general knowing who to multiply big numbers is not going to help someone survive in a lot of situations and that's why i think school is a waste of time

  • School forces u to learn shit u don't wanna learn

    I had to stay because i had an F in guitar class.... I understand math... But guitar?!? We should be able to choose if we wanna learn or not. But instead we are forced to learn about shit we will never need to know.. No explanation,, modern schools = waste of time

  • School is aids

    School is cancer, aids, and ebola rapped into one place. You sit in a chair for 7 hours, go home, do homework for 3 hours, eat supper, than study. By that time its midnight than you have to sleep. You get 6 hours of sleep than its the same old thing over and over.

  • School is irrelevant to the real world

    School has made me memorise useless facts in a stressful way, that in a short time I've forgotten. The only skills I've learned from school were maths & language. They don't teach about careers or any life skills, which should be the whole point of going to school. The style of teaching is also terrible, terribly boring. Kids are all about play, they are designed to learn through games. Teaching should be made fun with games and challenges, NOT dull, boring, reading straight out of a mind numbing textbook. I will always remember school as one long, torturously boring, horrible day where I learned nothing and was forced to be institutionalised. I never learnt what my likes or skills are and no idea what career to go into after school. WASTE OF TIME

  • Kids should be taught at their own pace and focus on their future.

    Schools don't normally teach kids for specific jobs, so usually it is a waste of time. Kids need to think about their future job! Back in the George Washington times, some people did not go to school, and did some people invent stuff that we use today? Yes. You only live once. I mean seriously, that is like almost a quarter of of your life wasted!

  • Is that even a question?

    Yes it is a waste of time, Public Schools want to teach you Mitochondria, Pythagorean Theorems, French Revolution etc. But it doesn't teach you how to think for yourself, or live a life independently. It teaches you how to be a submissive slave to the government. Think about it governments don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking, they want Obedient Workers, "People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, but too stupid to passively accept their situation." -George Carlin. Not only that but grades are just a bunch of letters to me anyway, It really symbolizes how well your able to memorize and regurgitate what your told and obey authority. Really school teachers don't give a f*ck about you or your next classmate, If they are polite they are only conditioning you. One last thing is, how are we going to have this education system and they're not even teaching us who's behind the scenes in it: Like who founded it, funded it etc. Who's currently running it. They don't teach us any of that. But i'm just a angsty teen so what do I know, LOL

  • I know I'm pulling a Trump here, but the school system is incredibly rigged.

    I'm not going to say much, but here is my reasoning. I have horrible grades and most people in my school(especially my friends) have really good grades like all As and it makes me feel bad about myself. Think about it, is school really teaching you what you need to know or is it just stressing you out? My teachers and parents say, "oh yeah, all you need to do is study more." I study, more than a lot of the people who are getting better grades in school. In these VERY common cases, it comes down to talent, or as I like to call it, luck. For example, if you grab Einstein(or someone his intelligence and curiousity my age,) and he studies less than me, who's going to get better grades? Ironically, he might not do as well as you think he might. Einstein had a very creative and openminded mentality. His papers are gong to be original, honest, creative, and brilliant. School will go "fuck you, wrong format". Cuz he wasn't successful in life.
    -Stressed 12 year old

  • I want Agriculture

    A reason why I think school is a waste of time is because even three of my four siblings have told me that almost everything they have learned from school they have not used. My sister has been graduated for five years now and my brothers two. Not to mention the fact that I don't even want to have a job that uses this stuff, but I want to have a job that is in the Agriculture field.

  • Waste of time

    Were taught to be brainless robots and everything we "learn" is forgotten and half the things we "learn" is worthless to our life. More than 13 years of our life and childhood are taken up in a classroom, even some teachers say "this next lesson is worthless" 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to learn what? Everything above basic knowledge is worthless, school is run by the rich business people who don't want us to get too intelligent so they can stay on top

  • Writing assignments (to name just one,) are pointless.

    Recently I had to write a paper on animal intelligence. Will I need that info later in life?? NO! I want to work for Nintendo, and I will not need to tell them which animal is the smartest. There are other jobs that will not need you to write papers for, or give info about stupid stuff that schools make you write about. If I had the option to skip school completely, I would have stopped after first grade. I did not go to kindergarten, and I have perfectly fine manners. Do I get made fun of for not going to kindergarten? YES! Some people I have met have told me that just because I did not go to kindergarten, I am rude and have no manners. If I had the option to re-live my life and do something correctly, it would not be to go to kindergarten, it would be to not go to school at all.

  • School you screwed it up

    School a depression and sadness filled place now why is that is it because for the first 18 years of life you are stuck in school a place in which you do the same things every day and it feels like your in Groundhog Day, is it because school teaches you little to no real world skills like doing your taxes, buying a car, applying for a loan, and anything to do with getting a job, is it because besides high school credit there is litterally no reason to try what so ever, is it because school just seems like a giant waste of time with no point. I think we as a society need to think about how we educate are children if we are to have a good future

  • School doesn't help some people in the career they want.

    I want to be a music producer, and I'm doing it on my own. The only problem that I really have is buying the equipment that I need. If it were legal to have a full-time job at age 15 I could've bought some of the equipment I need, but I am stuck with my cell phone and stereo. Which puts me a year behind work, a year behind something I could've learned, or bought by now. School is putting me behind on what I want to do for my future.

  • Teachers well most of them teach you useless information.

    Sure learning to write and read and basic math is useful but then there is the useless stuff like cursive and history. When you learn cursive you use while you're learning it but after that you don't use it. History is pointless as well "Learn history so you don't repeat it!" if I don't learn what happened in the civil war are you saying then the civil war would happen again? I say that we should be teaching how buy houses and pay taxes not what the square root of 72 is.

  • Some of histories greatest minds did terribly in school, and look where they ended up

    Thomas Edison, for example dropped put as a child, and went on to revolutionize the world.
    Albert Einstein was kicked out simply for being inquisitive, and he went on to create a scientific theory
    For the one who said without Bill Gates getting an education, there wouldn't be Microsoft. Note that he left Harvard to start Microsoft, so say he hadn't, and Microsoft may not be the giant it is today, at least not as big.

  • Some of histories greatest minds did terribly in school, and look where they ended up

    Thomas Edison, for example dropped put as a child, and went on to revolutionize the world.
    Albert Einstein was kicked out simply for being inquisitive, and he went on to create a scientific theory
    For the one who said without Bill Gates getting an education, there wouldn't be Microsoft. Note that he left Harvard to start Microsoft, so say he hadn't, and Microsoft may not be the giant it is today, at least not as big.

  • Schools need reform

    I am in the 8th grade and I have been showing symptoms of "senioritus" already. The curriculum that is being taught in schools is incredibly useless. Why do I need to learn how to graph a linear equation or evaluate an expository text? These are the things schools need to consider before forcing children to sit down for six to eight hours and be taught.

  • School is a waste of time due to lack of actual knowledge children actually need to know!

    School has been focusing on science, history, geography and many more. But there are subjects more useful we will use in life such as mortgages and taxes. I remember learning different types of rocks as a kid, I never used that area of my knowledge after getting out of school, I can go many rounds of what else I never used! Why don't they actually put subjects useful financially and mentally instead of knowing different types of layers in the earth for a whole term; they're just making you prepared for a test (a test is meant to test your knowledge right?) but the children easily forget the knowledge 1 year later! School must be changed into something more fun and easy for children, a stressed childhood isn't a good start.

  • School is a waste of time due to lack of actual knowledge children actually need to know!

    School has been focusing on science, history, geography and many more. But there are subjects more useful we will use in life such as mortgages and taxes. I remember learning different types of rocks as a kid, I never used that area of my knowledge after getting out of school, I can go many rounds of what else I never used! Why don't they actually put subjects useful financially and mentally instead of knowing different types of layers in the earth for a whole term; they're just making you prepared for a test (a test is meant to test your knowledge right?) but the children easily forget the knowledge 1 year later! School must be changed into something more fun and easy for children, a stressed childhood isn't a good start.

  • School is another system of control.

    School is another system of control design to dumb down people through indoctrination. At the same time makes allot of money on the backs of students putting them in financial debt. School does not respect your freedom it is a prison of the mind. The rich and powerful do not want intelligent citizens.

  • School is another system of control.

    School is another system of control design to dumb down people through indoctrination. At the same time makes allot of money on the backs of students putting them in financial debt. School does not respect your freedom it is a prison of the mind. The rich and powerful do not want intelligent citizens.

  • School is another system of control.

    School is another system of control design to dumb down people through indoctrination. At the same time makes allot of money on the backs of students putting them in financial debt. School does not respect your freedom it is a prison of the mind. The rich and powerful do not want intelligent citizens.

  • School is another system of control.

    School is another system of control design to dumb down people through indoctrination. At the same time makes allot of money on the backs of students putting them in financial debt. School does not respect your freedom it is a prison of the mind. The rich and powerful do not want intelligent citizens.

  • School is a waste of time.

    I'm a senior is high school about to "graduate" early. Graduation is just saying that you've finally transferred into being a mindless cubical and/or factory worker (Congrates! Right?) Not only is school a waste of time, it doesn't help you at all when trying to get into the fields you want to be in. Learning a second language just to graduate high school doesn't help me, what are we gonna do? Talk to our professors in college using another language? No, so then why do we do it? It's because the government wants us to be used to factory jobs or mindless work because they want the control, they need it. If school decided to teach different field topics then kids and teens, even adults, would have fun going and actually learn individual thinking, creativity, reality, and how the world really works. The GPA system is just B.S. All it does it just show how "smart" you are at being a mindless, replaceable, person. I've been blatantly lying my way through school just to get out of here. But is it really going to help me? Not at all, hell I even got diagnosed with ADHD just cause I didn't follow the teachers "orders." All of the things schools teach us is just how to sit down for long hours and listen to the teacher, if you don't well guess what? You either get written up, sent to detention, suspended, sent to an alternative school (Which doesn't help you either, just makes things worse), and worse of them all you'd get expelled. There really is no point at all in going to school if you're just going to be bored out of your mind and not remember jack when you get to your next grade or school. This is coming from a 17-year-old, really?!, a 17-year-old is smart enough to realize the importance the school tries teaching us is just utterly a sack of crap, but not some adults or students, come on it's literally directly in your face. How can you not see it? Well it's because we were taught that way to see lies directly in front of us. Schools block our creativity and intelligence from the real world, it's depressing how many years this has been happening.

  • It destroys a mans life....

    So you need school for a career? My grandfather didnt go to school or college he has a damn job that pays higher the average job. You waste 14 years of your life going to school everyday and coming back home just to do your homework. Children do not even have time to spend with their families. Me as a student in year 10 cannot even go out to breath fresh air. I spend 8 hours of my day in school (including travel time) sitting on a chair and listening to the stupid things the professor has to talk about. We cannot even choose what we want to learn. I am forced to learn french when i don't live in a french country and i am forced to study about the human body when i don't even wanna be a doctor since i faint on sight of blood. Now when i go home i have to do homework which will take 4 hours and that is already 12 hours of my day. So what happens to the other 12 hours? Sleeping... You can't leave sleep aside. I sleep for 10 hours which is in total 22 hours of the day used. What am i supposed to do with the remaining 2 hours? Personal hygiene and studying for exams.. You see at no point i have time to do what i want to do and actually learn how work by helping my dad instead pf reading some stupid book about how plants breath. Elderly people actually make fun of us by saying things like "back in my day..." they clearly had a better and more successful life than us just by exploring their world and learning from their mistakes. Meanwhile school just absoluteky destroys self confidence with the waves of stress inducing tasks and stupid examinations which destroy your morale by teachers telling you how you are stupid because you do not know what the contents of an atomic bomb are... All this stupid useless stuff they teach in school is what causes violence. They tell kids what is deadly, radioactive and kills people silently, but they do not tell him how to use them for good... Me as a student have all the necessary information to make a bomb, but did school tell me i am not supposed to do that? Why would they teach you what will cause chaos and violence... My cousin started school few years ago and guess what.. He knows how plants make food, but he doesn't know how to make his own damn food.. Enough said...

  • In some ways

    School can be a waste of time. Example maths. Lots of stuff in maths i have NEVER used. But people should know their history and other things like science because thats how things are being invented. I know that we only live once so why not live it to the fullest. Sadly we have no choice besides if people wearn't educated there probably be alot more wars because would be fight and wouldnt be civilised. Personally i feel that we should have less school and do things that are useful to use.

  • School is useless

    I am a student in high school and am the most realistic person in my high school. School is useless due to the sole fact that they only teach us that if we spew out what we already know that we'll succeed in life. But school descent actually give us the tools we need to be. I sit in school and I listen to my teachers drone on and on about something that do not and will not ever use, and not even including my philosophical side of the argument. If you think about time, time is infinite. Time is forever, it wont stop. Infinity means forever right? So thinking about this in this kind of way you'll see that there is so much time in all of that our lives are pointless. If time really goes on forever that means a billion years isn't even a spec of dust on the big of forever. And on the of a billion years, our lives aren't even a spec of dust. So if time goes on for ever and ever our lives aren't even a relative feature in the grand scheme of the universe. Being said, if you take these words typed on this type thing to heart, you will be broken from now on. Our lives are short and pointless, and our impact on the fabric of the universe is beyond the smallest amount. But whatever being that made us, call it God, call it the universe, or call it our guardian spirits. They saw it fit to give us short lives to enjoy what we can on our small inconsequential planet. They gave us the gift of life to enjoy freely, to enjoy the way we want to. I only have over a little than one hundred years to live, and do not want to spend nearly half of it going to school in a based on money and ran by people who only see me as a worker to give them more profit. I want to love free, but I am wishing upon a dream

  • School is Dumb

    School is pointless! Of course there are some things that are needed in life, but why learn complicated formulas before you have a calculator? Who needs to know how to use compound interest without a calculator? Even if you work at a bank, you don't have to write out the math problem. I have to go 40 hours per week and most of my time is spent waiting for other kids to finish getting yelled at or waiting for them to pick up on a concept. Online school or homeschooling would be much more useful because you can work at your own pace and you have much more free time, especially for me because I am a gymnast and practice about 15 hours per week. Homework is also stupid. Teachers should be able to take the time in 8 hours to let you do that work in class, and teachers are not at all sympathetic about my gymnastics hours.

  • In Some Ways

    I can say graphing or the learning of triangles would never truly help me in life but they are preparing those who might would choose the career path. Personally, I believe learning should be somewhat career based. Also, schools don't exactly relate things to real life. I can ask my mother, "How do you file taxes?", and if she doesn't know, then who is going to teach me? School isn't exactly pointless like simple math and spelling but I'm never going to truly use all of the excess they teach just to waste time.

  • Uncle Sam's future taxpayers.

    Life is a bitch, we all have to go through it, but that doesnt mean that mommy and daddy have to put little jacob in a dumpster camp like school for 8 hours, and waste 12 years of his beutiful short 100 year life, and go with it for fucking 10 of those years before little jacob, now much older realizes his mistake for putting up with the horseshit school teaches you.JUST SO I CAN BE THE GOVERNMENTS BITCH!!! Fuck that!

  • School is a real waste of your life

    Because school is the worst place to have rules. And first off most of school knowlegde is really just frickin lies. If I saw a school burn down I would yell "You frickin deserved it school." We need to make school listen so they don't frick up.
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  • You can learn without school

    Anyone can do anything in this world. The problem is, YOU need to pursuit what you want to do. When a child is forced to learn things that he or she doesn't like or isn't interested in, than the child will grow up hating to learn. I'm in high school right now and the thing I hate the most is that fact that I have to do pointless work that I will forget anyway, and that their is a huge world out there, but I'm trapped in a classroom learning useless terminology. Teens have no freedom. I thought people were supposed to be free and learn the things they actually want to learn on their own time and not have some bureaucratic teachers shove useless information from textbooks into your skull!

  • School wastes TIME!!

    It is a waste if time because it takes away from real life. You could be traveling around the world and be curious, but no! You have to go to school because it is "required" for life. You should be able to test and create things. School is for those who want to go, Trump should make school optional. Common core and Arts Integration are the worst combos ever. Follow your dreams, not the government's dreams.

  • Uh, we dont use 95% of the stuff

    I dont like it bc it goes into my sleep and i like sleep and i get sad when i dont get sleep and then if i dont get sleep im really sad and dont feel like doing stuff because i love sleep. We should stop school so i can get sleep

  • School is the wrost

    School is pointless because why do we need to know this crap I will never ever in my life say school is good it is just a waste of time in the life's on mainly teens I know I will never ever use algabra because it is completely useless SCHOOL SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

  • Today's system is now ancient and irrelevant

    Very young kids can access everything and find the answer to anything in seconds. The internet and the affordability of portable computing devices literally gives them the world in the palm of their hands. They can't stand sitting through hours of lessons per day when really they just want to use their devices to quickly and correctly solve a problem, or just look up info that interests them. In school we try to still make all the kids the same, but sadly they are not the same. By grade 6 most kids know what they like or don't like and they should not be forced to take something that will ultimately be useless to them. To quote Warhol, people should not be forced to do something they were never meant to do.

  • Today's system is now ancient and irrelevant

    Very young kids can access everything and find the answer to anything in seconds. The internet and the affordability of portable computing devices literally gives them the world in the palm of their hands. They can't stand sitting through hours of lessons per day when really they just want to use their devices to quickly and correctly solve a problem, or just look up info that interests them. In school we try to still make all the kids the same, but sadly they are not the same. By grade 6 most kids know what they like or don't like and they should not be forced to take something that will ultimately be useless to them. To quote Warhol, people should not be forced to do something they were never meant to do.

  • They limit our abilities

    They limit our abilities by judging our academic performances but not our true IQ . They dont let us do what is gd for us but all those stuff that does not even suit our capabilities . People are not dumb if they cannot do well for Exams . But the freakin school thought that way. :(

  • Since when did you use this in your life?

    So this is school a place where you can learn about the world around you and what you need to get a job and live, at least that's what I used to think tell me when is the last time you were asked what gender penguin carries the eggs while the other collects food? Never? Me to, it's not like your going to be driving and get pulled over by a cop asking you to do calculus, all of this is pointless! Would you want a school that teaches you the size of a whale or one that teaches you about your life in the future to help you from living in your moms basement at 37. I thought this poll would be 100 percent to 0 but I guess some people think knowing the difference between verbs and nouns are important.

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  • It could be really useful to kids! But...

    Our schools are failing us. It is as simple as that! When will I ever need to understand the quadratic equation? Or when will I ever need to dissect a dead frog or piglet? So far I haven't learned much from school. Sadly, I've learned most of the things I know from educating myself on the internet and in the real world instead of the place I'm forced to spend hours in doing tedious work. After school I'm sent home to do hours of more work that does nothing for me but gives me stress and eventually a diploma. If it weren't for the fact that most decent jobs require a diploma I'm sure many would drop out of school simply because it wastes their time. The only class that really taught me all useful information is debate and speech, which is an elective where we learn useful communication skills whereas classes where we are forced to sit through boring lectures of facts we often forget after we take the test on it are core classes. It's rather tragic that millions of student have to go through this crappy education system to be considered "successful". I know many kids who think they are Albert Einstein because they are in advanced math yet if you ask me they seem like uneducated, uncultured people who are considered smart because they are good at memorizing info then spitting it back out onto a page during exams. Many kids don't learn basic things such as personal finance yet they have to learn about differentiating between dinosaurs..

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  • Delaying the inevitable

    None of the education or knowledge we receive will be used in the future, and the only efficient purpose seems to be to memorize and regurgitate. It is also to obey orders, and is supposively training you for college, and then then the corporate world. Most kids discard the information they learned in the summer and other breaks. School is a prison to make you a functioning robot in this matrix society instead a fluctuating person. They use F to show your a failure, and yet they teach you about people who received Fs in school such as Einstein and Newton. How ironic?

  • School is stupid

    School is useless!!!! We need to be taught how taxes work and ways to find jobs, know most or some things we will use in life. Will I use algebra in my life? Will knowing the slope formula help me get a job? We need to know how to protect the environment not learn the mass and weight of a ball lol. Learning how society works and how to cope in is very important but instead we are taught about the French revolution.School should also focus more on teaching about keeping yourself healthy and overall important topics. Yeah I learned about the civil war and took a test on it and guess what after that test I forget it and won't ever need to know it again so why do they teach us this?

  • Not important at all

    Will someone come up to me and offer me 3 million dollars if I could tell them when bacons rebellion was? NO FRIKIN WAY! "Why do I need math in real life mom" you can use it if your shopping." That's why we have calculators on are phones. Cars have changed over the last 100 years. Phones have changed over the last 100 years. Has school changed? NO it's exactly the way it was the last 100 years

  • Waste of Time

    You don't even learn anything. All you do is study and then forget it all later. And no one cares about math. We should be learning about how to do the career we want. School is a waste of time and people put too much effort into work and homework.

  • School Is A Waste Of Time

    Don't get me wrong, I love reading, and I love learning, but I hate reading for a grade, just as much as I hate learning for a grade. School is pretty much just another stress on kids, as it sets expectations, which makes kids feel stupid when they don't meet them. The majority of teachers I've met, don't want to be in a classroom seven hours a day just as much as the students don't. Kids get bullied, they fail tests, and they start feeling lowly about themselves when this happens. Depression sometimes will result from school as well, being downgraded by piers, failing classes. I mean, math and English is important, but kids just aren't interested in doing it for a grade.

  • I haven't learned anything useful since 7th grade. Maybe even since before then.

    The only thing school has done for me since then is that it's given me a tedious and boring task of walking this fine-line of utter shit and boring-ness for the past 5 years. Look, yes, *you should go through Highschool and into college, if your career will involve any of the shit they're shoving down your throat*. HOWEVER, it should be a choice once one has the basic and needed education. One might argue that that's how the system works already, yet I'd like to argue that with a "think again". I constantly ask myself why I've learned calculus and advanced algebra instead of how to trap and build shelter. "We've evolved past that," you might say. Well, not all of us have. I could go on, but can't, because class is about to start. I'm sorry for anyone who reads this and has a few years left. School is society's smiled-upon prison system. No, it's not as bad or sad as prison, but it's required by the Federal and State governments we must attend. School is awful, in my opinion. And school can go fuck itself, pardon my language. I find no need for these past few years of school, but, to each their own ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Godspeed to those still sentenced. -A Senior in High School 12 Weeks From Graduating

  • Humans have the capability of self-learning by experience!

    We being humans, have the capability of learning by watching examples around us and by experience. We can learn the laws of physics just by observing the world around us! We don't need some idiotic text-book throwing useless shit into our heads! And we DEFINITELY don't need teachers who are willing to tell us more than what is required! They call it 'teaching', we just call it 'useless crap' and a 'pure waste of time'!

  • School is a big waste of time

    1 i taught myself how to read 2 ive learned more from books audio books and seminars then ive learned in the whole 12 years i went to school.

    Teachers teach you have a be average so that you can fit into society get an okay job get a raise my wife have kids then die
    Thats it
    And its funny that the ones that teach never did any thing that they've tought. Smh umm.
    Reminds me of rich dad poor dad..

  • Usless time waster

    What you learn in school is completely different from real life situations s o s c h o o l d o s e n t h e l p y o u o t h e r t h a n t o a c h I v e a p I e c e o f p a p e r c a l l e d a d e g r e e t h a t s h o u l d n o t be r e q u I r e d

  • Its MOSTLY useless plz read all before replying

    You can still be rich and creative without an education,for example:grammer and simple math reading ect. Can be tought to u by your parents,it creates stress and stress kills dem brain cells,more chances for people to pick on you and some kids nowdays cant fight worth a sh*t, and the main reason is it teaches you not to use trial-and-error which kills your ability to {a word metric people hate} IMPROVISE on things / through 7-8 grade you will spend about 600,000 {if I had even 1 dollar and hour for all that time I would be a lot happier} hours in school stuff not including homework,sports and stuff just think of all the more productive stuff that could have went to,i saw a problem on a homework sheet once saying if mark drew a marble out of a bag and put it back if there were 3 blue 2yellow and 5red what would he probably choose BUT why dafuq would e care what he choose that's his "problem" that he randomly wants 1 marble then puts it back WTF why should we care SIMPLY PUT IF SCHOOL WAS MADE SO IT AINT MANDATORY LIFE WOLD BE A WHOLE LOT MORE SIMPLIFIED it teaches you to take tests {breaking news} test don't prove sh*t bc it asks you about a small amount of 1 subject while the student can google it or just guess without caring to read it besides school scheduall can be unhealthy as kids cant have much of a PERSONAL LIFE if thay do thay only get like 45 min of sleep because thay were getting a life outside of school, it needs to stop teaching chemical dhfkg4i5n3u5hn and start teaching COMMON SENSE,SOMETHING USEFULL A LOT OF PEOPLE DONT NATURALLY HAVE things like don't play pokemon go off a cliff or don't punch yourself in the face bc u want to,thay could care less about sulfer dioxide + ..... And learn stuff that helps everyday life

  • I could learn so much more on my own.

    Honestly school is just getting in the way of things I want to do. I'm very passionate about math and I dare say I have enough discipline to teach myself everyday. School is extremely inefficient (in America) because it tries to teach everyone everything when people could start specializing in particular subjects and we'd be better off as a whole. Also, school is very detrimental to brain development in teenagers due to its early start times. The sleep-deprived students are then forced to sit through many classes that (seem) purposefully taught in the most boring way possible.

    This is just a small tidbit of what I could say about school.

  • Why do teachers always complain about how much stuff they have to grade and why people are getting overweight?

    School is deffently a waste of time. I hear teachers talk about all the time how we get so overweight because we never go out to play. Well guess what? School is the leading cause of this! We sit through boring lectures everyday and remember nothing about it when the test comes. Those 8 hours of school 5 days a week could be instead switched out with exercise and physical activity. They give us loads of homework to do every day and weekend and then complain on how much they have to grade. The ONLY subjects I think we need is math and reading. Yes, you still need to know how to count and read but someone please tell me when I'm going to need to know what 5 to the third power is when I grow older? You see all these people from history becoming billionaires and they didn't even go to school! I think school is waste of my time and your time. When I grow up, I'm creating a school that doesn't involve us sitting down all day and learning useless things.

  • Step away from the norm

    Follow your hearts kids..... Get outside explore and be free because life is short so follow your passions!!!!!! Talk to your parents and make them think outside the norm and let you have a say so in how and what you learn and broaden your horizons so much further then what society tries to do for u. Time to change .........:)

  • Let parents decide how to educate their kids!

    I could not agree more and actually offered my kids the chance to homeschool versus public school and they chose homeschool. It has been a way better learning experience and real world experiences by far. I think we are so used to following what we think is the "norm" and what we know only. I think it's time to change and think outside of the box and take control of our kids education. With the internet now and all the unlimited resources kids don't need to sit at a school for almost 9 hours a day in such a lame, strict and old school atmosphere. I have seen both my kids grow into amazing, cultured, well rounded teenagers due to our travels and real life hands on experiences versus a boring 4 walled classroom. I am so happy I made the decision I did with my children even though my son was quarterback on the football team and an amazing athlete it's like what will he do with that after HS, nothing. I have seen him find his own journeys like mountain biking, kayaking things he can do anywhere and life long. It's been the best thing I could have ever done for them!

  • Let parents decide how to educate their kids!

    I could not agree more and actually offered my kids the chance to homeschool versus public school and they chose homeschool. It has been a way better learning experience and real world experiences by far. I think we are so used to following what we think is the "norm" and what we know only. I think it's time to change and think outside of the box and take control of our kids education. With the internet now and all the unlimited resources kids don't need to sit at a school for almost 9 hours a day in such a lame, strict and old school atmosphere. I have seen both my kids grow into amazing, cultured, well rounded teenagers due to our travels and real life hands on experiences versus a boring 4 walled classroom. I am so happy I made the decision I did with my children even though my son was quarterback on the football team and an amazing athlete it's like what will he do with that after HS, nothing. I have seen him find his own journeys like mountain biking, kayaking things he can do anywhere and life long. It's been the best thing I could have ever done for them!

  • Children should be able to decide what they want to learn

    When children are forced to sit in class and learn info that they don't want to, they won't retain it nearly as well as if they were learning something that that wanted to. Kids should be out getting hands on experience. Not reading out of textbooks or learning useless formulas that are only needed for a single test.

  • Yes school is a waste of time

    There are things that we should be learning not how to solve a angle when your going to be in the military also who needs history in life? It's interesting to hear about the past but who needs it? They teach many things that are ether situational or completely useless thus why school is completely useless

  • School Is A Waste Of Time!

    Math and English need to be learned, yes, but with how often teachers have to stop to get other students in line, you only learn about four hours of the seven hours you are forced to be there. And in my experience I've noticed that the teachers aren't too happy to be there either.
    In fact, my English teacher had a sign that read 'S.C.H.O.O.L, Seven Crappy Hours Of Our Lives'.
    School doesn't teach you the things you necessarily want to learn. My best friend for example. She told teachers she wanted to learn astronomy, because she wanted to be an astronaut. They told her to shoot for a lower goal. I was told becoming an Author wasn't for someone of my 'abilities'. Surprise surprise, I'm no J. K. Rowling, nor am I Lili St. Crow.
    My point is, kids aren't really being encouraged, nor are they learning, so yes,
    I think school is a waste of time.

  • School is a waste to a large extent!

    I understand completely that what we truly learn in school is how to learn. The critical and logical thinking we gain from school is essential to later life. However, the way in which the school system operates forcing you into selected subjects is entirely flawed. Further, the focus and emphasis on grades and GPA is contradictory to the goals many academic institutions contain. Simply stated, modern day school is a breeding ground for future corporate employees. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE!!!

  • Waste of time

    You spend nearly all your time doing useless lessons and most teachers cant even teach properly so you end up just sitting in a classroom for an hour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • We can differ, you know.

    School is just a place where you waste your valuable youth being rooted into an average, boring life: graduate high school, graduate college, get a job, buy a house, settle down with someone, have kids and repeat. Life is not infinite ! Children, although young, SHOULD have a little more choice when it comes to education. I know that our ancestors fought and were enslaved, just to learn to read, but what if we don't want to do it... What if we want to experience life.... Our own way. Its not fair... And then there comes bad workspaces, and environments. It's discouraging and draining. I demand choice !!!

  • Yes it is

    Am I ever going to need to know music in real life unless I'm a musician and when am I ever going to need to know the square root of 54, it teaches me no useful skills I will use in my later life. That is why I think school is a waste a time

  • Yes Of Course

    School is a where to lose 20 years of your life
    that means third of your life you will spend in school
    nothing you learn from school you use in your job or future
    a lot of success people doesn't gone to school
    school is such a waste of a lot of time

  • Teacher credibility is waived. Listen to anyone with a masters.

    Schooling tells you to sit down, shut up, and listen to anything I say. I took an entrepreneurship class. Guess what... My professor never owned any businesses... Then who am I learning from? I'd rather learn from YouTube or make connections with successful businessmen and learn second-hand than sitting in a class learning how to do something that I'll never attempt or use. Sort of like algebra or chemistry.

  • History repeats it's self

    Albert einstein yes pass school but he hated it and said it was a waste of time he heis one of the smartest men in history and for now bill gates drop out of collgle and made microsoft then created windows what i'm saying is history can repeat it self eaisly

  • School is a waste of time

    People think that school is all about learning and that. The thing is kids are not prepared when they leave school. Because all up what have kids really learned to survive in life? They dont know anything about insurance and banking but its ok they always have algebra and creative writing, because that will get them far in life. Not.
    There is so much crap that the board of studies teaches kids, that will not help them in the future, kids need to learn more about real life and what happenes to survive. Schools are pathetic with the education, they need to step up their game and actually teach things that kids will need in life.

  • It's yes and no

    I am yet to meet a man who hasn't lived their entire life without school. And I would like to meet at least one person like that thought my lifetime. People aren't willing to risk their children's whole lives by not sending them to school because they know that everyone successful has been to school for some point in their life. We need an outlier, someone who doesn't attend a school, but comes out more successful than all those who have. That will prove whether or not school is a waste of time.

  • Schools make money

    A schools primary objective is to make money not to teach children. This is why there are uniforms so parents give extra money. This makes schools corrupt and money grabbing this creates things like school programs which teachers encourage, not because its worth anything but to make money for the school. If you want to pursue anything other than a desk job than you should just leave.

  • Learn more about Jobs

    When your a student learning all the bullshit things you don't need to know, teachers should be teaching them about different Jobs and there advantages. I wished that more people would become electricians because its a fantastic Job and no students are going for it, start off right out of high school making 20-30 an hour, then later on making 50-70 which is crazy. But thats my opinion

  • It holds back kids true potential.

    I'm in highschool and like most highschoolers I worry about two things. Social life and homework. I feel often as if school tries to teach students by repeatedly hammering them with a subject until they understand. When on summer break I learn far more than I do at school. I know more about politics, economics, capitalism, communism, etc., than many adults will ever know. When I can learn about things I enjoy learning about without worrying about anything else I become more and more "educated" on the subject im interested in. Thus becoming more beneficial than school.

  • School is pointless!

    My school (in the US), I have to wake up at like 6:00, to make sure I catch the bus... I want to be a marine after high school... WHY DO I NEED TO LEARN STUPID, AND POINTLESS SUBJECTS! They don't help me in anyway. I want to be a marine, not a damn scientist. School sucks, and needs reformed majorly!

  • It has come to the point where I want to die.

    Ever since 8th grade, I haven't been caring about my grade. Why you may ask. Because it's a big waste of my life. I honestly hate school more than anything in the world. You may be saying something like why can't you drop out. I can't because of my dad. He is forcing my to go. One last thing. My dream job won't have to do all of this graphing crap or lining or crap like that. All I need is english, addition and subtraction, and grammer.

  • 95% of what is taught is best forgotten

    While somethings are important in school (addition, subtraction, learning proper grammar etc). The rest is useless, example. The pythagerom therom, I want to be a director, so how does the pythagerom therom help with a movie, because as far as I know, guys like Steven Spielberg, Jame Cameron haven't had to use it to make movies like Jurassic Park and Avater. I feel like school should teach you the basics in elementary school and then in 6-7th grade teach things like PEMDAS until 8th grade then introduce the kind of jobs in the world and then teach what is related to them.

  • Yes It Is

    Just trust me on this, okay? I won't need any of that shit in my life. Yikes, why do we have to give reasoning for the yes/no? School is just a fucking waste of time. There is nothing more to it!

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  • School is nothing more than a waste at this point

    School is no longer a place of learning it I fact has just become a place for courprate America to sell their shit! They give you these standardized testings and the teachers spend the entire school year trying to get you to pass these tests INSTED of teaching you things that might be useful! Not only that but it is a major trap! If your ENTIRE school gets good grades on this then here is a sticker nothing ever gets better!! They just keep making you take the same test over and over and most of them don't even let the teachers see the tests so they have no idea what to teach in class to ACATUALY HELP their students! And if you fail then that is another chance for them to sell you another test and program that dose nothing to help you! Not only this but they are just trying to break down teacher unions who are the people who are ACATUALY caring about our grades!! AND MIND YOU THIS IS COMING FROM A STUDENT!!!!!! It makes the students feel stressed and stupid! Not only are we just a pay check to most of our teachers we have just been made somebody who can be sold out to cooperations too! We spend our entire school day stressing over regular tests and so many other things most of us don't even have time away from school because we get home so late!!! I am forced to do my homework on the bleachers in the morning because all I have time to do most nights is eat shower and sleep!! And there have been studies showing that homework dose nothing to help you! So in my eyes school is nothing more than an idea that was once good but now it has become a stressful wasteland full of numbers that make you feel like garbage, worthless, and retarded!

  • School is nothing more than a waste at this point

    School is no longer a place of learning it I fact has just become a place for courprate America to sell their shit! They give you these standardized testings and the teachers spend the entire school year trying to get you to pass these tests INSTED of teaching you things that might be useful! Not only that but it is a major trap! If your ENTIRE school gets good grades on this then here is a sticker nothing ever gets better!! They just keep making you take the same test over and over and most of them don't even let the teachers see the tests so they have no idea what to teach in class to ACATUALY HELP their students! And if you fail then that is another chance for them to sell you another test and program that dose nothing to help you! Not only this but they are just trying to break down teacher unions who are the people who are ACATUALY caring about our grades!! AND MIND YOU THIS IS COMING FROM A STUDENT!!!!!! It makes the students feel stressed and stupid! Not only are we just a pay check to most of our teachers we have just been made somebody who can be sold out to cooperations too! We spend our entire school day stressing over regular tests and so many other things most of us don't even have time away from school because we get home so late!!! I am forced to do my homework on the bleachers in the morning because all I have time to do most nights is eat shower and sleep!! And there have been studies showing that homework dose nothing to help you! So in my eyes school is nothing more than an idea that was once good but now it has become a stressful wasteland full of numbers that make you feel like garbage, worthless, and retarded!

  • School taught me nothing

    School taught me nothing when I was in school last year I already knew every single thing they tried teaching me all me did in history was learn about the same subject the whole year and in math class just because I didn't raise my hand the teacher tried putting me with the special kids when I was the smartest one in the room he even split the room into two groups a and b the a side got different treatment then the b side when someone on the a side got something wrong the teacher just laughed and helped them but when someone on the b side got something wrong they were forced to the intervention teacher or always go to there class room after that if out a choice

  • There is a difference between school and education

    Education is what keeps this world going. It helps us everyday, but education isn't just sitting down in a classroom all day and reading about some boring event that happened a thousand years ago that you will never need in life. As a student myself I find school useless because it doesn't teach us things that matter. It isn't interesting and summarising text book pages all day isn't interesting. We need more hands on activities that teach you about life skills and not how to hit a triangle. Education is important but it needs to be taught differently because school is not interesting and doesn't teach you much about anything useful.

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  • School is a recipe for anxiety and self esteem issues

    In our day and age, everything is electronic and there has been an uprising of social media. Kids in schools can be horrible to their fellow peers and bully them. This does not stop at home as social media and the internet also act as a way to bully. And that's not all, schools have no consideration for anxiety, a rising issue with adolescences since they are told how to act and what to be like via social media and celebrity's. School is pointless, we need to be taught life skills.

  • They start too early and they take up about 70% of the day

    School is 7 or 8 hours a day. It wastes time that could be spent with family and friends. Spending time with family and friends is important too. I feel like that school starts at the crack of dawn because I have to wake up at 5:30 a.M. To get ready for school. School stresses people out because there is so much work, bullies, fake friends, homework, summer reading and math packits, summer school, school lunches that don't even taste like real food, and there are many other things that are wrong with school. Lets just say everything is wrong with school!

  • Why school is a waste of time

    First off,school is 7 or more hours a day and u have to wake up at 6 in the morning and get off at 4.Imagine what u could do in those 8 hours.School teaches useless materials that dont even help student help them in the future and is pointless.And the worst of all is homework,i mean what the fuck we have to do work at school and home.And lastly u could be doing things that actually helps u instead of sitting in a classroom doing boring shit

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  • School doesn't teach life

    What's The point of cramming 2 years of work into a 2 hour paper ? Which decided whether we can get a specific job or not. We have been getting taught the same way for more than 50 years now, the world has changed now so does our teaching government.

  • Starting at A Computer

    This whole senior year I have spent more days playing computer games than doing work. My class is always given too much time to do essays and other assignments. I finish early, and get an A. Please tell me why I still show up to school so I can sit and do nothing for seven hours.

  • Why do we have to spend the first 20 years of our life being treated like test subjects being taught nothing and graded.

    Most people ignore my opinion because I am 13. I know that school is a waste. I understand how we might use somethings in our future that we learn in school which I could have learned all by myself. Instead my parents pay taxes and I sit in a class for 7 hours

  • It. Is. Boring. And wASTFUL TO MY BODY

    This weekend I attended a swim instructor course where I was in the pool most of the day for 3 days from 9-6:30 and it was the best time of my life! Waking up early to exercise was the best thing I did and could never wish for anything more but here I am in school today with a wer face from my tears. Why cant we choose to be athletic or intelligent? Why do I even go to school

  • Don't relay teach anything.

    School is for learning right? No. You have tests every day! That's not learning its not cool. It can make stress. And stress is not cool if your
    trying to learn! So that's why i think school it a wast of time! Need note proof go to a school and you will find them doing tests every day.

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  • High School's not teaching the way life is correctly worked. Its not teaching the jobs you really want.

    You see High School is supposed to be preparing you for life/college. It prepares you for College.. But where does life teachings come in. Oh thats right it. Comes in after graduation. High School is the one you should be learning about your job not about who jumped over the red dog. Hell even getting experience for a job is worth it. Not some school to prepare you for another one.

  • School is made to be slow.

    The school system is made to be slow. Think about it. Did you really need 3 months to learn about algebra? No, most of us didn't. Imagine if you could use all those hours, instead of getting new "work" all the time, but were allowed to use the time to learn what you wanted to. Of course, some people would mis-use this time, but I (13 years old) use most of my free time to learn outside school, and to do experiments and tests. I think that all the "smart students" that are really smart , would use this time wisely, and acctually learn. I am in school, and i know that all this time, we are getting taught things I learned almost 2 years before by studying at my free time. (Sorry for bad english, it's my 3:rd language)

  • Being forced to listen to things im not interested in

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  • Conveyor belt system of trained monkeys.

    School teaches you how to function in a workplace for a commercial/capitalist system. It is designed to give an individual the 'tools' required to cope with the modern society that we have constructed. It teaches you to accept and conform. It does not teach or promote intelligence, creativity and critical thought.

  • Here's why imo

    You have to do GE in highschool in order to get to college. You have to do GE in college in order to get transfer credits. You have to pay out your tushy to do GE. You have to let others program you into thinking in their own ways. Individuality is non existent.

  • School has taught me nothing!

    My name is Alex, and I'm a grade 11 student currently attending Notre Dame high school. In my 3 years here i have learned nothing except that its a waste of time. My parents could teach me the proper tools for life once a day for an hour a day. Why? Because they are adults living in the real world, and they understand what is important for young adults to learn, not all this triangle bullshit. I need to learn how to pay taxes and support a family not how to calculate all 3 sides of a shape. I could be learning for and hour a day about what i really need to know and then work at my job, that is real life, unlike sitting in school wanting to get out as soon as i can. Some kids arnt good at school, and I'm one of them so i understand why its so boring.

  • Kids only learn things through out elamentry school

    After elamentry school kids are just sick and tired of the same old things being drilled into there heads. Half of the stuff they learn is just a waste of time. For example why do kids now a days need to know the moon fhases or who napoleons wife was. It's a waste of time and money. The only time you would ever use those worthless facts is if you had a career in those subjects. But isnt that what collage is for?? Learnig about your career?? It's so stupid and all jumbled up. They need to change this because all, there doing is teaching kids how to not like learning. It's just one big calamity.

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  • Schools aren't teaching practical knowledge.

    Just pointless trivia. And math you will never ever use unless your going to be a mathematician.

    The only thing that benefits you is your diploma, for select jobs.
    Is that's worth 12 years of pure hell?
    School is completely broken. And worse, its mandatory.
    Schools are just used to feed kids government propaganda know anyway.

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  • School is useless

    Albert einstein said " education is what happens after one has forgotten about school." When the smartest person to ever live on the planet says something like that, it is fucked up. People are sometimes suicidal about school. It is just unnecessary stress on the students and teachers. We dont need it at all. It sounds better on paper than in real life.

  • It is a waste of time after eighth grade.

    This question was brought to me as I have sat through seven class periods through out the past two days and have yet to do anything productive. It has been this way almost for the past 3 years of high school and I would say I have not learned anything significantly new since eighth grade. Plus by the time that you are done with eighth grade, you have all the basic math, language, and history skills you need for the rest of your life. This is why school is a waste of time after eighth grade.

  • Schools not for smart people.

    School is simply not for smart people. In my grade 7 HUM. Class, we are debating if school is pointless; and to be honest it is. I would-of dropped out of school a long time ago, like for example I'm 4 years above my math level, (grade 11 math), and I didn't learn it from school. It dose not teach you anything that will help you in life. Ex. If we learn so much science and we want to be a book righter: (learning righting), then whats the point. I want to be an architect, when I grow up so its ok to be so advanced in math and science. I rest my case!

  • The lack of stuff we learn for life is just outrageous. The negative effects out-way any positive.

    I know more about rocks then I do how to buy a house or car, or pay bills or taxes. I don't know how to get a credit card or take out a loan or make a bank account. Yet I'm expected to master geometric and algebraic formulas and so many pointless and not even necessarily true theories or "facts" in biology or any other form of science. I have no clue what I want to do for a career which will last the rest of my life and I have developed no unique/special skills that will help me stand out in such a challenging and competitive world. I am required to know Shakespeare even though I have absolutely no passion or motive to read any of his pieces of work. I am stuck with hours of homework almost everyday day and am forced to lesson my time for other activities and social gathering which I honestly believe is leading many young men and women to depression. All that matters in school is that you get a good grade even though teachers preach that "learning is the most important thin." I have seen student who are very bright and have loads of potential do terrible in school and be hindered by the forced work and tight restrictions. I have also seen stupid kids do great through having money and having lots of friends to cheat with and do work for them. School is not a proper way to test someone's intelligence it really means nothing.

  • I'm a sixteen year old in highschool now

    So honestly, until you know what you want to do in life, so can be a great way to find you career choice, but it shouldn't be mandated that we need to learn about a load of crap that we will never use in our future lives, it's a huge waste of local goverment money.

  • Trapped In A Box

    The phrase Think Outside The box means to think creatively. The school system does the exact opposite of attracting young minds to learning. Students are forced to think inside the box. They are not able to let their minds roam free to new things and new ideas. Learners are forced to take classes and standardized tests which turn MOST of them off of learning. Learning is suppose to be exciting and intriguing to a disciple but is reduced to Notes, Standardized tests, and ridiculous assessments. Thinking inside of a box (Classroom) substitutes creativity and originality with common and ordinary thinking .

  • Trapped In A Box

    The phrase Think Outside The box means to think creatively. The school system does the exact opposite of attracting young minds to learning. Students are forced to think inside the box. They are not able to let their minds roam free to new things and new ideas. Learners are forced to take classes and standardized tests which turn MOST of them off of learning. Learning is suppose to be exciting and intriguing to a disciple but is reduced to Notes, Standardized tests, and ridiculous assessments. Thinking inside of a box (Classroom) substitutes creativity and originality with common and ordinary thinking .

  • Fuck evry school

    Because fuck school dats why. Fuck school. Fuck school. Fuck school. All my teachers can suck fat cocks. Fuck every school in the world. Shoot me. School has a small dick. Intelligence isn't measured by letters a-f. Fuck all yall mutha-fuckas who like school. Suck my big dick you sons-o-bitches.

  • School wasted so much of my time

    Im a 12 years old this year 2016. School teaches me nothing about my future. I wanted to be a cosplayer when I grown up. I was thinking...Why school need to forces us to buy UGLY UNIFORMS ? Why am I forced to waste my money on that shit? I can just save my money and buy costume for my cosplay . School treats us like a piece of shit . It teaches us nothing but being dumb . Seriously,I went for school like 8 hours,I can't even remember a single thing I've learned when I'm back from school. Going school is wasting your time! School is a jail! School always give us stupid home works . You really expect me to do the home works? Ha,no . I wont ever do it. School doesn't even teach us how to earn money . Well let me tell u. I prefer going to work than going to school! I want to be free! I don't want to be locked up in the classroom for hours! I want to do cosplay!

  • Burn all the schools down unedited

    Everything you need to know you can get from books, other people excetra. School dosent teach you what the meaning of life is how to build good relationships with people because in the end of life thats what matters no one is gonna give ashit if you got an A on your test espacialy yourself when your at the final stage of your life

  • School forces a person to be disrespected and right violated.

    Why is school Pointless?, for my personally (School is Pointlesss for these Reasons: 1. Force out of freedom, 2. Rights violations - [even if it seems not so ], 3. Forced to learn pointless info/context, 4. Force to wear or do non-choice decisions (examples: subjects: Math, Geometry, Life Science, History (any era), and parts of English (mostly poetry). (Clothing: Inchy or Uncomfortable Shirts - T-Shirts, Pants, Jeans, etc...)
    5. Strict rules and regulations, 6. Requires to go to school daily - General, 7. The spawn ground of rumors, Bullies, Pre-Gangs, Racist statements unnoticed, and cyberbullying, 8. Brutal Schools, Rule Karma, False Leaderships in Schools, Braggers, The top thing people/students, selfish people, people abused emotionally due to stress of homework, Class, Classmates, School harassment or false punishments of those who never did anything to begin with, and also Abusive Teachers or Brutal Schools, 9. No Free choice, False sense of ((best school in state/county)), 10. School in general forces right violations, abuse, disrespect, untrustabity, second class slavery, no freedom of speech unless in need, strict or unnecessary rules/regulations, too many assignments and waste of ink, paper, water, etc... , generally students are in modern day slavery.

  • They aren't teaching the right things

    There not teaching us the things we need to know. I'm in the 11th grade I have never been taught the U.S. laws, Human Right, etc. We've always been taught things that won't help us in the long run. We've never been taught about money, taxes, how to talk/negotiate with people, how to get a job, we were never taught any of it. School is a HUGE waste of time.

  • School Is Crap

    Stop whining about School being a very important step in our lives. WHY DO WE NEED MITOCHONDRIA? WHY DO WE NEED P.E? WHY?
    AND CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD GET PUNISHED FOR USELESS THINGS? WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? CHILD ABUSE? AND PARENTS THINK THIS IS A GOOD THING? FUCK SCHOOL

  • Schools are uninteresting, don't appeal to students and doesn't teach the correct things

    Schools are at flaw due to the fact that they do not engage students. They only interest those nerdy kids essentially. If they actually want to teach children things they must make it more engaging. The subjects taught don't appeal to students they should let students choose their classes and they should be flipped. By the classes should be flipped is I think kids should choose their classes and subjects like math, science, history, and language arts should be electives because if children want to learn these things and get a decent job they will be interested in theses subjects and volunteer themselves i to these subjects.

  • School is boring

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  • I hate school

    Well I can explain why I hate school. First of all I am learning about the structure of a atom. Who said I was going to be a scientist. I have too many tests and boring essays to write. Unless you want to count lunch there is no free time. School is plain boring. Finally im a level B student but these foolish teachers want to push me into level A work. Doesn't B mean pass?

  • School is a waste of time

    I'm in seventh grade and school is the worst thing ever.
    Core classes aren't important except for some math and English. History is restarted because know one needs when they are grown up and have a job. Science is a waste of time also for the same reason. Electives don't matter

  • It takes so much time to teach so little and at times some of the stuff you are taught is quite irrelevant in the future

    Personally I am into financial markets and what someone that wants to get into that world should be taught is math,business and maybe abit of science.I went through school being taught irrelevant stuff like Essays and Agriculture which to be honest i cannot remember much of what i 'learnt' since i had no interest at all and i crammed to pass my exams.So I think the school system is quite biased towards bookworms and leaves no place for honing skills like art or business.

  • Waste of Life

    School is fine for some people. For others, however, it causes unneeded stress. It causes many students to feel like they're wasting their lives on something that doesn't pertain to how they want to spend their lives. Also, what is taught in school does not often apply to what they plan to do with their lives. Plus, most people forget a lot of information they learn in school. If students are forced to attend school, maybe it should be more catered to their individual skills, interests, and way of learning.

  • Waste of time

    You could be outside playing football or chilling whit ur friends but no, you are locked in a classroom listening ur mad teacher yelling at u about everything. And wtf we even learn in school? We could be actually trying to achieve something like going to the gym or trying to be better at football, but nope we have to go to school and waste our time..Shit

  • Schools are useless

    I'm a 12 year old that speaks 4 languages fluently. Danish, German, English and Russian. Did school teach me this? No. I have learnt those 4 languages by travelling around the world and meeting new people. Another thing is that some subjects in school are completely useless e.g. Drama. Please tell me how Drama will help me in my future life.

  • School is teaching some nonsense

    We was brain-washed, every parent say "school is place to get job" if your parent said that they maybe was brain-washed. We was see, the school will never guarantee you about your future!, am i right?. The school just teaching maybe 10 % of you talent, i learn many talent not from school but from youtube. I had a bad memory when i was child, i was bullied almost every day, now i won't remember that again. And the teacher is not think you're a human, think again is teacher always give you homework, is teacher only love smart child,is they hate dumb child, its all almost true. And school just burn your money, You must pay the book or anything, what about youtube, you just have to prepare a passion and small amount of money and time. School is like walking without an objective. And are you feel freedom?,maybe not cause YOU JUST SIT IN A CHAIR FOR 8 HOURS TO SEE THE TEACHER TEACHING NONSENSE.

  • Pointless info bro

    Why do we have to learn about history or letters in math and so on. It's useless and it will never come in handy. All we need
    To know are multiplications divisions addition and subtraction and English. It really does suck and why 18 years. 6 is just enough. What a waste

  • Do we really need algebra

    Over 3 quarters of the stuff is stupid do we really need to know the missing variable if we're buying something or do we need to know that Vasco Da Gama was the first person to sail to india. Why not teach us how to manage money or get a job. Just shut school down

  • Too much high expectations

    Nowadays students are upset, depressed and way to stressed because of school. This pressure isn't needed for students. In school they teach very useless information that will not help you with anything in the future, school is a place where we are meant to learn and gain knowledge so it could help us in the future. Learning about a Rainforest will honestly get you no where in life unless your future job has something to do with it than fair enough ( this is just an example ) students should know what they want in the future and just focus on learning about the things that would require in their future occupation. Studying for hours for results that won't even matter in the future is the biggest waste of time honestly. What is the point of life if we spend thirteen years learning about things we don't even need to learn about plus university which will require a few more years, once you get the job you do nothing but work all the time! Children are waking up at around 6-8 o'clock spending approximately 6 hours learning about things they don't even need to know about. If school was providing students with good education I would not have made a complaint but schools are just so useless!

  • It never helps you with your job

    Elementary school is good to learn the basics then until 7th grade but after you should be taught how to good at the job you want. I want to be a director but I've learned nothing related to making a five star movie, no, I've learned about all this useless math, English, science and history. Non of those help me make a good movie like an Unstoppable 2 😑😡😑

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  • Parents can teach us

    This is all we need, our parents can teach us and then once we are parent we teach them what we got taught from our parents. Also in school, why do you need to know EVERYTHING and EVERY little detail? That wastes even more time which causes a lot of stress.

  • We need nothing in school that we are taught

    Preschool through at least third grade is useful yes but the rest I guess they were just thought it would be awkward to just let us off there but school is like the most useless thing and we don't need shit from it and it's one of the biggest reasons why kids are killing themselves

  • Wasted school time

    I remember when i was in kindergarden and i dind't really want to go and be surrounded be different people and their personalities and i was right i have gotten in to fights because of it being stuck in a class all day dealing with those clowns. Also it is a waste nbecause we're not going to use any of this in the real world and this is all because of that moron horace mann who shoulved education down are thoughts for centuries. It is better to have common/street sense from real life experiences rather than book sense being taught something out of a book which is useless because it want prepare you for the real world.

  • School is prison

    Parents waste tax payer money just for you to go to school I mean why is school even a thing? Gamers make more money than any work can pay and mostly school gets us nowhere and we end up working at the local mc Donald's anyway it is pointless. And they just get to boss you around and shoot down your opinion

  • School is worthless

    We have Google and apps to help us we should be able to eat sleep pee and study when we want. If we are curious about it then we will take our own time to do it not teachers take our time that is so wrong on so many levels. History they are all dead any way. Art tutorials are on YouTube. We already know how to use technology. Science were not going to grow up to be a scientist nor wear a stupid lab coat. Math has calculators, Google, and apps. We can exercise when we want. English every thing is shortened any way (brb gtg ttyl) and we speak English. Language there is Rosetta Stone. There for school is use less when we can do it all ourselfs.

  • It is really boring

    Yes it is. You don't learn anything you just sit there all day until you have a headache and when you get up in the morning it ruins your sleep cycle and that leads to a chance of living shorter than you normally would. We should just all learn education at home.

  • It is really boring

    Yes it is. You don't learn anything you just sit there all day until you have a headache and when you get up in the morning it ruins your sleep cycle and that leads to a chance of living shorter than you normally would. We should just all learn education at home.

  • It is really boring

    Yes it is. You don't learn anything you just sit there all day until you have a headache and when you get up in the morning it ruins your sleep cycle and that leads to a chance of living shorter than you normally would. We should just all learn education at home.

  • It is really boring

    Yes it is. You don't learn anything you just sit there all day until you have a headache and when you get up in the morning it ruins your sleep cycle and that leads to a chance of living shorter than you normally would. We should just all learn education at home.

  • Schol is a waste of time

    Why do we want to know about the pointless things in life. For instance, Algebra. How in the world does that get us anywherein life. Don't get me wrong, some things in math are important, but most are just a waste of time! We should be out enjoying our time while we can not spending some of the best tyimes of our lifes stuck in a room whith a teacher babling on.

  • Schol is a waste of time

    Why do we want to know about the pointless things in life. For instance, Algebra. How in the world does that get us anywherein life. Don't get me wrong, some things in math are important, but most are just a waste of time! We should be out enjoying our time while we can not spending some of the best tyimes of our lifes stuck in a room whith a teacher babling on.

  • School is a waste of your time.

    I feel like I'm wasting my life in school. I just want to dropout and do something with my life. I feel like I can't do anything until I get out of high school because I'm trapped there. You shouldn't be forced to go to school because it doesn't help you.

  • 15 years in school=Mcdonalds waitress

    We spend way too much in time in school and when we get home we got even more boring homeworks to do(boo). What we learn there parents can teach us and where it takes us is either to Mc or some other place.And people say gaming is bad,we earn more money on gaming than working.

  • School Is Stupid!

    It Wastes time!I Don't Learn Anything!I Have to stay at Woodbine Elementary School!Every day,All I get Is Learning,Learning,And Learning!I Hate School.School Wastes your brain!!!It Always overwhelms you.Do not go to my School!It Is too Complicated!Please like me,I have only Three friends!Click yes or this could be you!Do Not click no!

  • School Is Stupid!

    It Wastes time!I Don't Learn Anything!I Have to stay at Woodbine Elementary School!Every day,All I get Is Learning,Learning,And Learning!I Hate School.School Wastes your brain!!!It Always overwhelms you.Do not go to my School!It Is too Complicated!Please like me,I have only Three friends!Click yes or this could be you!Do Not click no!

  • School Is Stupid!

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  • School Is Stupid!

    It Wastes time!I Don't Learn Anything!I Have to stay at Woodbine Elementary School!Every day,All I get Is Learning,Learning,And Learning!I Hate School.School Wastes your brain!!!It Always overwhelms you.Do not go to my School!It Is too Complicated!Please like me,I have only Three friends!Click yes or this could be you!Do Not click no!

  • School Is A Waste!

    We spend 7 hours at school! By the end of the day we kids are so stressed out, that we have trouble going to sleep. This is sleep deprivation, which leads to health problems. Middle School is a prison, we don't get recess AT ALL! We spend all day sitting at a desk, waiting for the bell to ring. I am at school while writing this. IT IS HORRIBLE GET ME OUT OF HERE!

  • No no no

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  • The real reason school was made

    School was made for people without jobs ,children getting shouted just because they don't listen , but really teachers shout because they want to take the pain on children, and they say they love us,but really if they did they would work for free or low salary but instead they earn a lot of money for 6 hours maybe less and school holidays and most famous people like Ronaldo,Messi and Eminem were poor and uneducated yet there rich and you know why cause they worked hard to try feed there family and people who are educated get jobs like accounting which is probably the best an average person gets that salary

  • Why schools is such a waste of time

    School is the biggest waste of time because all you do is just get talked to for eight hours a day about things that are pointless and stupid i'm currently in eighth grade and I hate school because every time I wake up I dread the moment I arrive to the moment I leave.

  • Why schools is such a waste of time

    School is the biggest waste of time because all you do is just get talked to for eight hours a day about things that are pointless and stupid i'm currently in eighth grade and I hate school because every time I wake up I dread the moment I arrive to the moment I leave.

  • Not everyone wants to be a doctor or a lawyer!

    I want to be a programmer, this is the type of knowledge that is easily accessible through a book or a computer. Sure there is math involved but as I said; school isn't the only place to learn it. I want to learn this at my own pace and not worry about cramming all of this information before a test. There are many programmers out there who are self taught and don't even have a degree. In some careers employers only worry about your portfolio and don't care about where or how you actually learnt your stuff.

  • Not everyone wants to be a doctor or a lawyer!

    I want to be a programmer, this is the type of knowledge that is easily accessible through a book or a computer. Sure there is math involved but as I said; school isn't the only place to learn it. I want to learn this at my own pace and not worry about cramming all of this information before a test. There are many programmers out there who are self taught and don't even have a degree. In some careers employers only worry about your portfolio and don't care about where or how you actually learnt your stuff.

  • Everything in the school!

    Weak funding equals poor schooling conditions. Teachers are a pain and half of the time are complete rude. Homework is something no one has the time to do freely without struggling. Also the fact you have to wake up in the morning Tired not feeling rested. This is also another big topic s the fact that you have to deal with kids who are bad.

  • Everything in the school!

    Weak funding equals poor schooling conditions. Teachers are a pain and half of the time are complete rude. Homework is something no one has the time to do freely without struggling. Also the fact you have to wake up in the morning Tired not feeling rested. This is also another big topic s the fact that you have to deal with kids who are bad.

  • Ahem. It's completely pointless.

    Parents argue that school is necessary because it'll "Teach you what you need to know to prosper. If there's no school, children wouldn't learn about the past or get interested in other things and jobs." - my parents.
    Well, if that's the case, another education system needs to be created. Teach us about things we'll actually need in life, like the environmental issues that are RIGHT UP IN OUR FACES, but are dismissed casually.
    Apparently we need to learn about the PAST to keep our historical heroes alive in our minds, but when we should be worried about the FUTURE.
    School teaches you to sit down and shovel nonsense into your brain that you forget in a month, then ranks you with tests and grades. The sad thing is, that's what many people end up doing for the rest of their life, miserably working in an office that offers no joy.
    The other thing is, if you don't go to school and college because you think like this, you will be looked down on by everyone, and your parents will be deeply disappointed. That's unfair.
    I know how to read and write, and I know plenty of math. I know the necessities. If I want to get into a work field, i'd rather just learn about that. Why is it looked down upon when people want to do what they love, instead of a high-paying job that sucks the life out of you?
    Besides, this is just life. It's honestly not that serious, others' opinions essentially don't matter.
    Let kids decide what the want to do with their lives.
    Face reality, government.
    This is my point of view!
    - an American high schooler, thanks for reading! <3

  • Ahaha Making Me Miserable

    To be honest, I'm just an unhappy and slightly moody student with an intense hatred for the hell known as high school.
    Like pretty much everyone else who answered yes, I feel like what I'm "learning" is pointless. I get it, if you want to be an engineer, you'll probably need advanced math. If you dream of being a doctor, health is a must.
    But what if the classes I'm forced to take have nothing to do with the career I've chosen? Sure, I should know the basics of math and language and whatever but that's been covered numerous times through middle and even elementary school.
    But at the same time, I know I've enjoyed many a pointless class, and therein lies the real problem I have with school.
    I'm against how school is set up, not the education itself. I hate how 70% of information is conveyed through sleep-inducing lectures and the rest through textbook outlining at 3 AM.
    The class I've enjoyed the most was headed by an awesome teacher. Instead of pure outlining grinds, we had projects as well. But instead of being those dreaded 10 page essays or trifold presentations, they looked like revamped kindergarten ones. Write a journal from the POV of trade merchandise. Post historical memes on a cork board. Create a game based on ancient civilizations. It was the one class I looked forward to everyday, and I still remember what I learned.
    What I mean to say is this, the current school system is there to make you look good, get you a job, and possibly scar you for life. The goal isn't to to teach. That's the fatal flaw.

  • Education! Not conduct!

    Every teacher in my school does not care about the education. They just care about getting kids in trouble. Fuck fuzkcncn dj djd cjd cjx cbcx d. D d d d d d c c d d d c c f c f f f f f f f f f

  • The practicality of the School system

    The school system is so ineffective that it is pointless, also there is such a waste of time and not to mention that there is such wide spread immorality. The socialization factor could easily be taken care of by people actually talking and not doing mountains of homework. A quote that suits this is "When education ends, Learning begins."

  • They don't teach you how to make money.

    Okay so let me start out by saying neither of my parents finished college. Yet they're making 6 times what my friends parents with masters and even DOCTORATE degrees are making. I started my first business when I was 13 and well it failed miserably. Yet i learned more from that one experience then i had all through elementary and middle school. I am now 19 and have a business with over 1.2 million in yearly sales. While all my friends from highscool are racking up 10k plus a year in student debt learning how to pass a test instead of learning how to actually make money. College was needed in the old days because information was so hard to come by; but now with the internet you can literally watch lectures from Yale for FREE!

  • Do we really NEED school to survive?

    Over tens of thousands of years humans have been evolving and learning things independently on their own, now that we live in a modern society, school invades our lives and makes us learn absolutely 100% pointless things that couldn't contribute less to our future at all. If we were smart enough to make it all the way up the food chain and not get wiped out by now, I think we're smart enough to keep that loop going WITHOUT school. School is literally teaching us things we do not need to know so we can be "smarter" in everyday society. When exactly does school help you in daily life and independent knowledge doesn't? You learn everything you need to learn throughout your whole life naturally. Everything you wouldn't learn naturally shouldn't be learned period. When did "school" teach us basic survival skills? Never, easy answer. And today, we learn things throughout our lives that we need to learn to live, such as how to open a door, use a microwave, drive a car, use keys to UNLOCK your door, eat McDonalds need I go on. Everything else that we learn in school doesn't apply to those basic daily things, which means you will never use them and therefore you have wasted 12 years of your life in a living hell with no benefits to you or your knowledge whatsoever. School is the worst thing to EVER have been invented in the HISTORY of mankind HANDS DOWN. Not even the invention of the atomic bomb is as bad as school has been throughout all the decades it has existed and nobody will ever be able to change my mind about that.

  • Do we really NEED school to survive?

    Over tens of thousands of years humans have been evolving and learning things independently on their own, now that we live in a modern society, school invades our lives and makes us learn absolutely 100% pointless things that couldn't contribute less to our future at all. If we were smart enough to make it all the way up the food chain and not get wiped out by now, I think we're smart enough to keep that loop going WITHOUT school. School is literally teaching us things we do not need to know so we can be "smarter" in everyday society. When exactly does school help you in daily life and independent knowledge doesn't? You learn everything you need to learn throughout your whole life naturally. Everything you wouldn't learn naturally shouldn't be learned period. When did "school" teach us basic survival skills? Never, easy answer. And today, we learn things throughout our lives that we need to learn to live, such as how to open a door, use a microwave, drive a car, use keys to UNLOCK your door, eat McDonalds need I go on. Everything else that we learn in school doesn't apply to those basic daily things, which means you will never use them and therefore you have wasted 12 years of your life in a living hell with no benefits to you or your knowledge whatsoever. School is the worst thing to EVER have been invented in the HISTORY of mankind HANDS DOWN. Not even the invention of the atomic bomb is as bad as school has been throughout all the decades it has existed and nobody will ever be able to change my mind about that.

  • They teach pointless things.

    I am almost garunteed that most of the people that go to school think that school is boring and pointless. The reason that is, is because they are teaching things that aren't even relevant to most of the kids futures, if they have planned it out already. I honestly believe that once you pass 8th grade, school should be done. In high school, I was forced to take calculus, algebra, geometry, and some other pointless classes. I am now a designer for a few companies and earn enough to support myself, yet I have NEVER used calculus and all of that other shit out of school. Even though we have all of these arguements, the school system will never change.

  • It definitely IS

    Primary School, or Elementary School is far more important than secondary, or high school.
    School should be optional as if this was the case your own life would be in your own hands. Schools today cram so much useless information into your head that you learn more about ten digit numbers divided by other ones than basic times tables. I believe school should be the child's choice as you really learn more outside of school, and it's the only thing that interferes with my education. You learn from experience.

  • Complete and total waste

    School is still a waste. I mean, if someone wanted a babysitter for their kids that bad, they would at least get one that wouldn't rot their brains. You're always told that TV is what really destroys your mind. If that's the case, what does school do? You see, children actually love to learn up until the moment that they are stuck in the systematic way the government provides. There is a MAJOR difference between education and school. Education is learning. School is a public babysitter where "teachers" are paid to make sure 20 or so kids at a time are locked in a room for an hour or even more. All you are learning and/or have already learned is how to follow the system with no questions asked. Is this really how you want your kids growing up? Following orders no matter what. What if the order they're given destroys them physically or even mentally? There are students who go home every day, not including myself, just to cry about how much work they have to get done or how many people made fun of them throughout the day. Anyway, just thought I'd share my 2 cents. Feel free to respond to this how you please. Bye now

  • School is boring and it sucks

    School makes kids less imaginative and is very stressful, and its not fair to take 6 hours (plus homework) of every kids day, 5 days a week. And some kids need to get up very early in the morning to get to school. Think about it, the first 2 decades of every childrens life is boring stuff and in the end, its not really that worth it.

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  • The school system is horrible...

    First of all School was to keep kids out of the streets. The school system is horrible. 18 years of education to again go back to school and for what become something you don't. No kid comes home from school excited that he she went to school today. Yes education is good, we need to educate our people. But educate them in a way that will make them learn, not memorize for tests. And second of all tests DO NOT DEFINE how intelligent you are. Teachers are suppose to grade our minds not our papers. Not everyone has the same mindset. Kids are no longer willing to go to school. Teenagers are dropping out of how hard school is. Example: private school, why should people with money get a better education than those who do not. Not everyone's rich. I think school should be free and that the people making up the system changes. I'm in hs right now and I tell you. More than 80% of what I'm using my time for in school will not guarantee me a good job. PERIOD. In the end of the day, jobs aren't looking for the people with all A's because simply that person doesn't have the skills, they're looking for.

  • School sucks d***

    School is retarted I waste my time on this dumb stuff and dont have no time for free time. Fuck school nigga i rather work at mcdonalds. Ioejf eifjeoifj fosjfdof jod djf f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f fuck school

  • School sucks d***

    School is retarted I waste my time on this dumb stuff and dont have no time for free time. Fuck school nigga i rather work at mcdonalds. Ioejf eifjeoifj fosjfdof jod djf f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f f fuck school

  • School sucks d***

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  • School Is Horrible

    School teachers might not be teaching what the students actually wants to learn. If it is important and inappropriate of course. Plus, students think that what they are learning in school is not "appealing" to them and they want to learn something that is actually "fun" to their little minds.

  • Your basic human rights are drastically taken away.

    The worst thing about school is the teachers' lack of understanding: they don't even try to connect with you on a human level. If you need to go to the toilet, they ask: 'why didn't you go at break?' You're tempted to say: 'because I didn't need to go at fucking break!' But, if you do, they cascade you for speaking back.

    And it's also the pressure they put on you for lessons you, honestly, couldn't give a toss about. I'm still searching for a teacher that respects I'm not interested in the subject, but can still say: 'okay, just try your best'.

  • I'm in 9th grade and I hate it....

    Its all true. I want to learn the stuff I need to know like buying a house and paying tax. I understand that your father or mother should teach you that, but alot of people dont even have mothers or fathers. I know I need to know some math, but what they teach you in 9th grade, nobody uses it. I asked my sister if she needs it in her day to day life. She forgot how to do most of the math they teach you. I want to learn, how to not be in det with money. I want to have the school teaching system changed a bet and have a class to teach you about life things.

  • 31 Hours of Busywork

    I use to be homeschooled for 4 hours a week. I now attend high school for 35 hours a week. I learned much more in homeschooling, and that extra 31 hours is wasted on busywork, lunch, gym classes, etc. Instead of assessing prior knowledge of kids, schools stick to an unchallenging curriculum that re-teaches things we already know. Knowledge is important, but does not have to take a long time.

  • Waste of time and money

    Why? We learn to do stuff on our own, like talk and walk and write and other things that i don't feel like typing about. If we can do those then we can adapt to everything else like learning on our own and doing math. We can just learn things as we go and if people should have a choice to go to school or not if they're under high school level. School is also a good way to meet people you don't like and after you graduate you'll think everyone is a bad guy. Stop it, school is a waste of time and rots your brain. Also most of the people smell like shit and piss, take a shower or don't come like jesus christ.

  • It so boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is a waste of time. I wake up at 7:00 A.M. So tired and now I need to go to this dumb place where you "learn" . People that have never went to school say they wish they could because they have never went through all the terrible torture!!!!!!👺👺👺👺

  • It's all about the grades

    And I think that it deters from the very idea of learning. I "learn" to receive a high number on a piece of paper, and yet I forget what I "learned" soon after the material I "learned" stops being tested. Learning should be a wonderful experience without and boundaries or restrictions, but unfortunately the schooling system places the boundaries and restrictions on learning. Unfortunately, this is probably the way it will be for a long time because I don't see a feasible way of changing school without changing the world.

  • Time waster and more

    First of all lightspeed blocks do much stuff. That's B.S. It forces us to wake up way early. That's Annoying. My school doesn't allow us to play games. And finally my school does espark even though I don't need that any more what so ever the end of this thing.

  • The education system has no logic

    There are only 24 hours in a day. Okay so let's do the math btw I ain't that great cause I spent all my math classes learning the quadratic formula and trigonometry. 1hour to get ready in the mourning and have breakfast. 23. 6hours at school. 17. Recommended 2 hours homework each night. 15. 1 hours to prepare and eat dinner. 14. At least 1 hour of revision of each topic. 13. Additional after school extra curricular activities for around 2 hours. 12.Plus hygenie stuff (shower,etc) around 1 hour. 11. Also if you have family things going on (I.E relative in hospital) 2hours. 9. Being organised for the next day around 1 hour (e.G make lunch and pack bag).8. Help our family with chores,etc about 2 hours.7. Socialise with friends for 1 hours or so.6. And a minimum of 9 hours sleep. -2.
    Let's not forget extra time to revise in case of exam or you might have a competition coming up for football and training has now been extended to 3 hours. Or maybe you have had a tough day and want some extra time to watch an episode of teen wolf.
    I think the people in charge of the schooling systems should really go back to school because the obviously can't count the number of hours in a day.

  • School system is a waste, but learning isn't.

    School is just memorizing answers to a test and then forgetting them. Honestly for most professions we won't use most of the things we learned in math, science, etc. We need to learn but school isn't teaching us the best way it can. Also, a lot of successful people didn't even go to college.

  • School Needs Change!

    Yes, I think school is necessary. BUT, I think it needs some changes. What about the kids who already understand the subject, the kids who simply sit in class listening to the teacher explain a subject and daydream? They are wasting their time on a subject they've been taught several times already. What if you advanced through the school system based on tests of your knowledge rather than age? I think that this would be a far better system. Kids who learned quickly wouldn't be stuck in a class listening to their classmates struggle through material they completed in seconds. I believe this would greatly improve public schools.
    11-year-old girl

  • Jesus Christ, Yes

    School is a big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big waste of time.

  • Bright kids are motivated to acquire knowledge. Dull kids just resist and waste everyone's time.

    I'm not talking about raw intelligence. Bright kids I think are naturally curious and want to understand more, until school sucks the life out of learning. Dull kids have to be pushed and coddled so much that it takes teacher time and school resources away from natural learners. I think dull kids should be put in some kind of labor day-camp setting so they can just be productive and get paid right away, and if the experience leads them to want more out of life, maybe they will become motivated to learn when they are older. School should not be about jobs, work today is so varied that it might be better to have pre-employment crash courses specific to the particular industry and job.

  • You have no freedom

    As a child you need to be able to choose what you want to learn. So that you can get abjob that fits you. Learning is creating, doing, exploring, etc. Not a book full of exercises that lowers your motivation. Just throwing every kid in the world in to a prison where they are told what to do all day and what to learn and have no free choice and can't make their dreams come true is not a good thing.

  • Yes its a waste of time

    This info is pointless and not useful in anything. It teaches you how to hate stuff not to learn. Some of the smartest people in the world never went to school because it's useless. I don't need to learn about the past unless I want to it's done and over with why should I care?

  • School is stupid

    I'm in 3rd grade and I've HATED school since first grade and I've learned nothing over these years.The curriculum only says "get rich,make kids mad,teach nothing but crap and useless things. I learn plenty of things without school. With school: 9x3=36.Without school: e=mc2 means energy and mass are two forms of the same time.

  • School Sucks Follow youre passion and love god

    You know Im 13 years old I got to say School is the mind torure where you are put to be a cow for the teachers earning more money and they are removing youre truts with God so that more people would become atheus, they dont let you follow youre passion or have any true feelings at all, they dont inform us about corruption today with the world and that money is not the key for life is respect and love but not obedience and money.

  • School Sucks Follow youre passion and love god

    You know Im 13 years old I got to say School is the mind torure where you are put to be a cow for the teachers earning more money and they are removing youre truts with God so that more people would become atheus, they dont let you follow youre passion or have any true feelings at all, they dont inform us about corruption today with the world and that money is not the key for life is respect and love but not obedience and money.

  • School Sucks Follow youre passion and love god

    You know Im 13 years old I got to say School is the mind torure where you are put to be a cow for the teachers earning more money and they are removing youre truts with God so that more people would become atheus, they dont let you follow youre passion or have any true feelings at all, they dont inform us about corruption today with the world and that money is not the key for life is respect and love but not obedience and money.

  • It is wasting time

    People can sleep and it doesn't have anyone liking it ever and the teachers don't know what there saying and half the time people don't know what there saying so school shouldn't have ever been ever like seriously it is a waste of time school is a waste of time im telling you

  • School is hopless

    I heard that you can learn the amount of work in 2 hours when your individually taught then compared to a full day at school. So instead of wasting our childhood and dreading how weekdays, we should have 2 hour work at home and the rest at school learning about how to be socia.

  • School is BORING

    That don't teach you anything that you would use in real life. School is the biggest waste of my 14 years. Can't wait till its over and then i'll never ever one back. They make you stay there all day . And you have to wake up early. What a waste. I could be sleeping and wake up later and play NHL 16

  • The number one cause of stress.

    Teenagers have to wake up early in the morning, 7 hours of school expected to finish homework and other stuff in 4 hours of our time. Most of the stuff we learned has nothing to do with real life. All the work and physically thinking makes teenagers get stress then end up getting sick. School really doesnt make you smarter but violent from school fights or lazy because they sit hours in one chair wasting time in some thing that is not necessary.

  • Waste of time

    It is a waste of time (besides the fact that you get to actually have education) because kids like me never have time to socialize outside of school, except on weekends, holidays, and over the summer. It's hard to explain what I'm trying to say, but, it's a waste of time.

  • How can you not see it?

    I agree with the idea of school, however it's so systematic! Students (like me) are going to school for 6 or more hours to learn stuff they either don't want to learn or don't even need to be taught. Apparently we must learn to find x instead of balancing a check because it will be "more beneficial to us". I happen to enjoy learning but the way public schools are doing it make me want to burn every school I see.The fact that they even add homework after 6 hours of school is ridiculous. I come from school only to do more school work when I should be relaxing after. School is literally eating up the lives of children!

  • Standardized schooling like high school and college don't properly prepare teens for the real world.

    High school and college do not teach critical thinking, how to balance a checkbook, how to write a great resume', how to budget your money, and religion is completely pushed out of the equation. Secular Humanism is taught under the guise of "truth" and all religions especially Christianity are hated.

  • Its boring and stressful

    They give you tests to test you're "knowledge" on a subject that is very boring. Then after 6 hours they give you more Hw. If people don't want to go to school they shouldn't be forced to. They want you to "grow" but we can't if were stuck in a classroom for 6 hours. Learning what they want us to learn. Not what we want to learn.

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  • Read argument please.

    School and learning at school aren't as good as people think. One of the reasons is that learning basic stuff they teach in school can not even come up in the real world i think if they want people to learn the best way is hands on. Not reading a book about math and other stupid crap that we "have to know' as one of my teachers have said to me

  • Read argument please.

    School and learning at school aren't as good as people think. One of the reasons is that learning basic stuff they teach in school can not even come up in the real world i think if they want people to learn the best way is hands on. Not reading a book about math and other stupid crap that we "have to know' as one of my teachers have said to me

  • Waste of Time

    Why should I be required to take chemistry if I'm not going to become a chemist? Why do I need biology if I'm not planning on becoming a biologist? What about english? I speak it well enough to the point where I can read and write it fluently, so why should I be required to take 4 years of a language I've been speaking since my first words? My intentions for my future are to become an engineer and invent great things, so I really only need to take geometry and physics, IF that! You only really learn what you need to know in order to be successful in your career in college, which is extremely hard to get in to if your GPA isn't above 4.5!

  • School is a satanic and communist prison camp.

    They force upon us when we are very young, almost as young as we cn talk, thta we need school as if it were a need like oxygen. But it turns out that we actually dont even need school. The information in school you will never need again. School also teaches that you should do what ever you want even if it is wrong. This forces people to do what is wrong and defile their own connceince. This is something sataniists are very fond of because they want you to serve your own lusts so you will never have any true purpose or joy or anything good but the destruction of your own soul.

  • Its a waste

    The teachers dont care, they just ewant us to pass so they can get a pay raise. They test us and give assignments before showing us a lesson. Or they will show us a lesson once and expect us to memorize that. They don't help. If we don't understand..."Its not their problem." I've had a teacher say this. I live in Wisconsin. In a small town of Trempealeau. Then school here has a specific teacher. She shows us a video, once. And makes us take notes, then gives us a test and let's us use our notes. Its cool because we pass, but it doesn't teach is. I mean who is gonna study if we can use the notes? No one. We don't learn anything and they don't care. They just want their paychecks and higher pay. Its bullshit. School is a definite waste.

  • Its a waste

    The teachers dont care, they just ewant us to pass so they can get a pay raise. They test us and give assignments before showing us a lesson. Or they will show us a lesson once and expect us to memorize that. They don't help. If we don't understand..."Its not their problem." I've had a teacher say this. I live in Wisconsin. In a small town of Trempealeau. Then school here has a specific teacher. She shows us a video, once. And makes us take notes, then gives us a test and let's us use our notes. Its cool because we pass, but it doesn't teach is. I mean who is gonna study if we can use the notes? No one. We don't learn anything and they don't care. They just want their paychecks and higher pay. Its bullshit. School is a definite waste.

  • I should be able to leave early and take my exams/test

    I have 2 years left and I have anxiety and "teenage depression" I am always happy when I'm away from school, but when I go back... BOOM I get back into the routine of crying myself to sleep and feeling sorry for myself, then people say "It's about learning to learn" yeah that totally takes my childhood and my adolescence, humans evolved to learn, we are curious, we already know how to learn
    I think school should end after 3 hours when you're in your in your 9th year of education and can take care of yourself, you should just be able to take a test at the place of employment,
    SERIOUSLY!? WHEN AM I EVER, EVER GOING TO NEED TO KNOW HOW TO ASSESS A POEM!?

  • School does not help unleash the talent with in students.

    I truly believe school is the biggest waste of time as it never helps the intelligent kids show their talent, nor does it help the average improve, nor does it aid the low achievers. School is certain to teach one thing and it is extreme hate in many students, they start to hate learning, people, and adults (as there are very nasty horrible, future demolishing teachers out there). If school was truly amazing then why aren't there genesis walking around our countries everywhere. If school determines what we would be in the future(or how successful we can be) then why have so many failed in subjects at school and became top known successful entrepreneurs ,whom include, mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs,Bill Gates and Einstein (he was not bad at school but however wasn't good at every subject) . It has been statistically proven that our school systems are actually not efficient ways of learning, young private schools have developed their own methods of teaching and styles of learning and results have shown greatly. In some European countries such as Germany and Finland I believe pay students come to school, and teachers have to be very qualified as if they are medicine students, teaching degrees can not be obtained in less than 5 years, there are no examinations or tests at all unless reaching age of 18 and even then it is not compulsory the student gets to choose, (this creates reverse psychology where it makes students want to study hard and take exams as a challenge rather than a mere chore that is routines, research has demonstrated that these countries have the highest rate of smarter and more educated students outperforming all countries in universities. Schools are nothing but government buildings that are designed to raise enslaved citizens who only know how to obey rules and memories but can't think for themselves.

  • What you learn won't help you in life

    I want to be a hockey player but at my school they don't teach kids how to play sports at all not even popular sports like football baseball or basketball because they think isn't an important think because learning the the 13 colonies is important for life and I know hockey isn't popular in the U.S but I know players who are from the U.S who are popular in the NHL who are paid thousands and thousands of dollars a year

  • Everything past grade 3 I learned nothing at all

    If you do the math for one school year at least 200 years of time are just throne out the window in Calgary thar are at least 10 schools and that adds up a lot to 2000 years of bull crap That's alot of time wasted from doing boring things that I already know

  • No we need education not school.

    I wake up every morning and I travel to a place that I and every other alike peer my age hates. If school were a business catering to its customers, it would have been out of business a long time ago. And don't agrue "of course because all teens are lazy and hate learning" because that is such an absurd and incorrect statement.

    When we are young we love learning. If we weren't, the human race would still be sitting in caves. We are not lazy. We explore, create, and have always been progressing as a race. When children get older they are subjected to the harshness of factory-like schooling meant to make them indifferent. We stick a label on it, call it "learning" and voila! Kids hate everything assosiated with school including those subjects! This includes math, sciences, English, all of those things were taught? But somehow they can still love music or some other form activity that they didn't take up in school that they discovered on there own. School should be free. Kids should be in a great environment from day one that allows them to explore the world. They need good parenting that supports a good climate in the house to always be curious and learning more. Forget all this stress with life, learning, and feeling like they are useful. Awards they get out in school, sometimes I wonder if the kids even achieved anything and so do they. They never seem proud of these awards. Here's an idea, how about they are actually worth something instead of making them feel like they're worth something? Quit dumbing down the curriculum, but that doesn't mean make it more rigorous, that means allow them to discover something might like and let them sky be the limit for them. THEY will feel the accomplishments. They don't need someone to tell them they did it they just know! Stop this schooling madness and let's guide our children correctly!

  • It is, but also isn't

    Admit it, some of the things you learn are pretty stupid like for example... "Find the height of the lamppost using its shadow" okay... Really? It's called you get out a tape measure and measure the darn thing! And when are you going to need to know the slope of a line!? You know why kids are failing in school? They want to do what they wish to do in life! Although schools do teach us things we need to learn... But we also need to incorporate life skills as well! As of right now I'm clueless of what will happen once I'm out in the real world... Some help would be nice

  • School=Boring, all negative, you name it

    Guys, school is literally the WORST ok. FOR THOSE PEOPLE ON THE SCHOOL IS NOT A WASTE, then you are so wrong. First of all, Windows is not an operating system, it is an operating environment, Windows NT is the operating system. Okay, teachers give you a mountain of homework, a mountain of tests, and a mountain of everything bad.

  • School=Boring, all negative, you name it

    Guys, school is literally the WORST ok. FOR THOSE PEOPLE ON THE SCHOOL IS NOT A WASTE, then you are so wrong. First of all, Windows is not an operating system, it is an operating environment, Windows NT is the operating system. Okay, teachers give you a mountain of homework, a mountain of tests, and a mountain of everything bad.

  • Summer school and vacations don't mix.

    I just don't know how to put this. Somehow all is well for the first half of my vacation, and then suddenly... BAM! You're smack dab in school for the middle of the second half. School is a complete waste of my lifestyle, and I say... Blame the parents, not me.

  • Teaching useless things

    As far as getting into college and recieving a job, school academics are next to useless. Why do they have to teach useless contents in school, when they can clearly teach skill? How many adults these days remember their prefixes and suffixes from biology class? How many adults and graduates today can speak spanish? These things should be taught to biologists or people who wanted to visit the country of spain for actual use, not to schools where everything gets learned and then thrown out of the mind after college.

  • Schools teach the wrong things, the wrong way, for the wrongest time.

    The only things I personally think that schools should be teaching (besides simple shapes, numbers, letters) are:
    MATH: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals
    ENGLISH/READING: How to read and write (obviously), make proper sentences, what nouns/pronouns, verbs/adverbs, and adjectives are, and devices like periods, commas, apostrophes, etc.
    That is all. They should NOT be cramming all this other crud down these innocent young peoples' throats, let them decide what they think will aid them in the future, and if you do, they'll most likely be more successful and motivated at what they want to do and will do.
    Not only that, the way they teach is atrocious. Grading them simply isn't the way to do it. It makes them stressed, which is something that they shouldn't feel when learning something, and it only makes them want to do good to get over with it. And talk about HOMEWORK! Don't give them that! It reduces their social life, darn it! And you know what else? They have to put up with this garbage for years REPEATEDLY, bashing any childhood they still have in them. Just make 'em go for maybe 1-3 years at the most, and I'm pretty sure it'll get the job done.
    The verdict: school simply isn't as effective as it's made out to be. Make school year round, my @$$.

  • Yes and no

    I dont think school is completely useless i just think that there are many things we have all been forced to learn that are completely irrelevant to us when we look back ,,i also have a major issue with the ammount of time it takes to be educated formally .Just think about it nowadays you need atleast a second degree or masters in order to get a well deserved job and that takes almost 35 percent of time from the average humal life expectancy ,you school,school,school and by the time you actually achieve any thing of significance you will be old and unable to even enjoy life .
    Some how this babylonian ways are derailing us from the true meaning of life ,ive even heard suicide levels are growing in exponential levels as things are going aury throughout the world,youth have a sense of insignificance and lost the motive of living under this modern slavery regime where majority labour with their fruits of labour being consumed by few .

  • Schools don't teach what people need in their jobs.

    Alright since when did you have to do algebra in a job. School doesn't teach politics or better ways to get money. They give you tests and make you memorize facts from books and cram their students with homework and lots of tests but do the tests say anything about making money or getting a job?

  • More Yes than No

    I think school has its benefits and drawbacks. But in general, I say its more wasteful than not.

    I think schools are beneficial for learning the basics (reading, writing, understanding the concept of science). It is also very useful for providing kids with social interactions with their peers.

    However, when you factor in the cost of an education in schools, the output related to the specified field of study and the required input in a real life job scenario. Then schools are useless.

  • It is boring and pointless

    All that matters in this country is how much money is in your bank account. Nobody cares about what your grades where. Or how great you were at football. It's just things nobody cares about pointless classes. And in the end you get a diploma that's basicely worthless you have to go to college to be considered serioulsley . You just sit in school waiting for it to end. It's like being a jail cell. Everybody wants out.

  • Schools are the cause of children dearth

    Teachers just concentrate on finishing their portion fast. They dont see whether the child is getting the point or not. Majority of the children fail in exams and suicide. Even after studying so hard, they dont pass because they dont understand. Why dont they? Teachers dont teach properly. They do not understand a child's mind. Exams after exams. Student cant take this pressure anymore!

  • It sucks so much

    It is really frustrating and it almost never teaches us anything new and the only fun things in school are P.E and woodwork and metalwork and yeah school just sucks so badly i just hate it so much except for friends and socializing and P.E and cool electives and the teachers are always so angry and always gives homework which makes us stress.

  • My honest answer

    School so far has been nothing to me but a giant social experiment. Learning what/who you like and what/who you don't. To add to it there are added some teachers to through papers at you and tell you how important there class is when its clearly not. Its like in 3rd grade when you first learn cursive and they say once your in high school that's all your going to be able to write in.

    To those people who say tests are needed I say this "the one and only reasons these tests are necessary is because of school." that's like saying your an answer to a problem you created.

  • The current school system is flawed

    Elementary schools should be used for the purpose of teaching you how to speak English, basic math, and maybe some history.

    Middle schools should get you ready to select a career choice for that later point in your life.

    High school should specifically focus on your career choice and things you actually need to know (i.E: finances, buying a house, etc.)

    Colleges should all be optional and not be needed to prove that you can perform a task.

  • College especially is a waste

    After high school, which you wasted 13 years of your life to get a piece of paper that NO employer will ask to see, you are sometimes, not always, give the student the opportunity to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and waste more of their time to get another worthless piece of paper

  • Schools were not created to educate, but to dumb down

    Schools are most certainly a waste of time. At least with the current educational system, and here is why:
    1. Schools were never created to educate, they were created to dumb down people and create obedient workers for the growing needs of the industrial age. Research it. Check John Taylor Gatto!
    2. Everything else is details - for example, a total lack of practice in schools, only harsh theory, which is ridiculous.
    3. Too much time spend in schools - no wonder kids get bored and loose interest to study, quality is needed, not quantity of 6-7 hours a day in a dusty room with people you might not like, and on top of that, you get homework and you get barely any free time.
    4. Not much of what we learn in schools can be actually used in real life.
    5. Important knowledge like first aid, financial advices, motivating you on a daily basis and other are totally missing from schools.
    6. You are not allowed to think, and learn how to think, but are being taught what to think. Governments need stupid people to control them, they do not need intelligent people.
    7. Many people in life have succeeded without a high school diploma. Famous and rich people. In school, they make you to think that the diploma is everything. Clearly, it is not.
    The list can go on and on...A drastic change is needed in the school system, one based on freedom, also democratic schools and other alternatives are needed. The world needs good people and educated people to go forward, not people who only know how to take tests. Think about it and research it if you desire. And try to "wake up" as many people as possible.

  • Schools were not created to educate, but to dumb down

    Schools are most certainly a waste of time. At least with the current educational system, and here is why:
    1. Schools were never created to educate, they were created to dumb down people and create obedient workers for the growing needs of the industrial age. Research it. Check John Taylor Gatto!
    2. Everything else is details - for example, a total lack of practice in schools, only harsh theory, which is ridiculous.
    3. Too much time spend in schools - no wonder kids get bored and loose interest to study, quality is needed, not quantity of 6-7 hours a day in a dusty room with people you might not like, and on top of that, you get homework and you get barely any free time.
    4. Not much of what we learn in schools can be actually used in real life.
    5. Important knowledge like first aid, financial advices, motivating you on a daily basis and other are totally missing from schools.
    6. You are not allowed to think, and learn how to think, but are being taught what to think. Governments need stupid people to control them, they do not need intelligent people.
    7. Many people in life have succeeded without a high school diploma. Famous and rich people. In school, they make you to think that the diploma is everything. Clearly, it is not.
    The list can go on and on...A drastic change is needed in the school system, one based on freedom, also democratic schools and other alternatives are needed. The world needs good people and educated people to go forward, not people who only know how to take tests. Think about it and research it if you desire. And try to "wake up" as many people as possible.

  • School prevents natural development!

    After spending over a decade in the education system and now in my final year, I have come to realise that I am incredibly emotionally and mentally unprepared for life's real challenges. I truly believe that I am wasting my time by attending school. Yes I can write an essay in under an hour, yes I can recall the first 20 elements on the periodic table. But the painful thing I cannot do is name a personal passion or direction in my inexperienced life. Maybe if the young generations of today were left to be develop as children and then with the guidance of family and community gradually taught the values of a mature and well adapted adult then they would plunge into the big scary world with enthusiasm and confidence. Although it seems that millions of other youth like myself are struggling to find our own direction in a society that encourages us to follow the herd. I only hope that I can reclaim the years lost to sitting in a class room. I want to strive for spiritual growth rather than a grade average!

  • School is a waste of time

    Most people don't use most of the stuff they learn in highschool later in life. For me, highschool was getting in the way of other things I did that would actually help my future, like learning languages and learning about the world by interacting with it, not by going to school.

  • You learn by LEARNING

    Can you learn in school? Sure. Can you learn outside of school? Considering I taught myself how to program from the internet alone and now I am currently a Software engineer; yes. Going to school does not equate to learning meaningful things.

    I couldn't agree more that school is a system of mostly regurgitation. The internet brings a wealth of free or cheap information that allows you to explore and learn whatever you need/want. Teach children to continually learn on a specific track that highly interests them. You will get the most motivation, excitement, gratification, and genuine long term results when someone is learning things that are directly applicable to a goal they have in mind.

    Sure there are benefits to spreading yourself thin and learning a lot of things that won't be every directly applied in your life. My question is, can you really afford to spend that much time on arguably trivial knowledge? I wish I could have started doing what I really WANTED to do when I was 12 until now instead of only doing it in my spare time. That is precious time to waste on things like learning Roman Numerals.

    If the argument is learning for learning's sake....Why not allow the child to learn for learning's sake on the path that's interesting or relevant. It is just such a stronger argument to pursue knowledge in person by person relevant areas.

  • Takes up to much time, and is about memorization and regurgitation

    I want to be a advanced computer programmer, music writer, artist, animation writer, and story writer. But I certainly can't do that when all my time is taken up by school. Sure, I have the weekend, and 4-5 hours every night. But that is NOWHERE near enough time, especially when you add the homework and studying. Oh look, now I have 2-3 hours. And I want to take a break from that stuff sometimes! I want to see my friends, play games, etc. And the weekends, same thing. 2 days a week isn't enough time to learn all of what I listed.

  • I learned chemistry from breaking bad more than i ever did in school

    In school you learn to hate knowledge you learn to hate reading you don't get educated it gets you bullied and more than anything else it teaches you to hate yourself i believe in self education where you dont have to study from one book that you have to agree with how am i supposed to think outside the box?When you give me an X if i didn't answer the answer that you want. You read out of curiosity and wanting to know how 1+1=2
    so yea i believe that it is a huuuuuge waste of time and life

  • It really depends, but for the most part school is a waste of time.

    I'm currently a high school student. It feels as though I have wasted 12 years of my life being talked at and forced to do things I don't want to do. Of course there are some exceptions. Say a kid wants to be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a therapist, then it would make sense for them to go to school. What about the kids that want to have a creative future? Kids that want to live their lives and explore the world a bit. That is what I feel we are lacking by dropping kids in schools. It is like if I took you and said, "I'm going to teach you how to build a bench", and then you said, "Well I don't want to build benches, I want to fly planes or be a race car driver." Then I go, "Well you don't actually have a choice, I'm teaching you anyways, and you have to sit here and listen for 6 hours every day for 12 years." That is just unfair, right? So think of it like that. If a kid enjoys school, then good! It is cool if a kid wants to learn all of that information, but if a kid has no interest for any of the information whatsoever, then what is the point? It just wastes time for the student and the school. That is just my opinion, so do with it what you will. I just feel that kids should have a right to choose what they will be learning or experiencing for 12 years, you know? No matter what side you're on, I'm sure you agree on that 100%. Sure I can't change it, sure the debate does nothing for anyone, but I hope that people read this and understand that school just holds a lot of kids back in life.

  • School IS a waste of time

    School prevents children from learning what they want to learn. A couple of researchers found out that children actually learn more easily without peer pressure from being taught by a teacher. Parents may get real mad at their children because they're failing classes and they think that they just don't want to learn. That's true, because they're receiving too much pressure from school.

  • Programmers (Especially young ones)

    I am 13 years old, and I work for one of the biggest Minecraft servers in the world - soon for money. School has helped me in no ways whatsoever in the things that I need to be able to develop plugins. I learnt so much of Java on my own, and I'm doing well with my MC server work. Why should I have to be interrupted? This is real life! I need experience, and more of such will mean better chances of more jobs in that area. There is no logic in scool.

  • School's too boring

    Clearly, school is just a waste of time, giving out an annoying amount of homework which you could just spend time on playing , hanging out with family members or relax. Not only that, why do students need to care about going to school?? They could learn stuff on the Internet for free!!! Instead of wasting at least $400 for UGLY-LOOKING school uniforms and some additional $100 just for USELESS EDUCATION!! I am a student myself in my second year of high school and I know what i am talking about. To be honest WHY DO STUDENTS HAVE TO GET DETENTION FOR NOT DOING THEIR HOMEWORK?? ITS PATHETIC!! ITS ONLY A PIECE OF PAPER, SO WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL??? THAT'S WHY SCHOOL IS A WASTE OF TIME

  • Yes school is a waste of time

    I believe school is a waste of time not education first off. I believe you learn by going out into the world not behind a desk. Most of the stuff you learn in school is useless in the real world. School prepares you to be some one elses worker thats why its a waste of time

  • Yes school is a waste of time

    I believe school is a waste of time not education first off. I believe you learn by going out into the world not behind a desk. Most of the stuff you learn in school is useless in the real world. School prepares you to be some one elses worker thats why its a waste of time

  • Yes, school is not good

    School is just a bunch of people telling you what to think. There has to be another way than that. They won't let you talk about your beliefs or haritage because they say it may "offend" others. They add on extra stress of homework, essays, and tests. Not to forget about the social pressure too. Yes, it is a huge waste of time!

  • Our poverty rates would go down if we learn what is needed and what we want.

    The reason there are many poor people is because of jobs with minimum wage, minimum wage is just like "Oh I see you are new to working here so we'll give you some money to try and see if you like it," however, many people work for minimum wage for years, or even their life until they retire. You may ask "Why does this prove school is a waste of time?" This is because of school, yes, school teaches use stuff that is not used in every day life, such as history, do you ever go up to a friend and have a conversation about the revolutionary war? 'course you do! Why? Because you would either be studying for a test or doing homework with a buddy, but you won't have the revolutionary war as a topic for a conversation in college and in life outside of school. Now, why would the poverty rates go down if we learn what is needed, such as some parts of algebra, at least one language (specifically Spanish, being one of the most commonly spoken language, English is good too) because, say you get a job in another country that speaks a different language or if you have a job that requires travel, and practically everything in science? Well, those subjects ARE USED in every day life, for well-paying jobs especially. Now, "What about the stuff you wanna learn," well you should CHOOSE to take classes like history and algebra if you want because, well they aren't used all the time but some people might enjoy learning about the U.S. history or algebra, history is taught so people won't ask why's this why's that, even "Where we came from." well we should learn some history so we wont ask those questions, but we should take history until you've learned about the revolutionary war, then choose if you want to continue history or not. I hope that this helped you.

  • It's a load of BS

    Not only do the kids not learn what they need to, but they're shut up in a building all day with limited time to "develop" social skills. Not to mention that the school system is SO flawed. It's ridiculous! I've never used algebra, trig, or anything else I learned while I was a student. Not to mention that they want to extend school times because ACT scores, another useless test that will make or break you. Maybe they wouldn't be so low if you taught them how it work and gave them the tools to pass the test. They need to start teaching these kids the essentials. Cursive, how to cook a meal, take care of a child, etc. Because what they're doing now, isn't helping the children at all. It's actually setting them up for failure. Knowing size of a triangle won't change a child's diaper or pay a light bill. Just saying.

  • We need change.

    School limits kids. It pressures kids into picking a career that they really are not interested in. In our world today the only way to be "successful" is to go to school, get a degree and get a stable job. It makes kids bow down to authority, not take risks, do everything the "correct" way. It doesn't allow room for creativity, people to explore their interests, people to take risks and invent the next big thing. It just brainwashes kids into thinking there is only one way in life. We need change, and we need to teach kids that there is more than just school. You can gain knowledge thousands of ways outside of school. Go explore what you're interested in, not what society wants you to be interested in. Who knows, you may be the next Steve Jobs.

  • We need change.

    School limits kids. It pressures kids into picking a career that they really are not interested in. In our world today the only way to be "successful" is to go to school, get a degree and get a stable job. It makes kids bow down to authority, not take risks, do everything the "correct" way. It doesn't allow room for creativity, people to explore their interests, people to take risks and invent the next big thing. It just brainwashes kids into thinking there is only one way in life. We need change, and we need to teach kids that there is more than just school. You can gain knowledge thousands of ways outside of school. Go explore what you're interested in, not what society wants you to be interested in. Who knows, you may be the next Steve Jobs.

  • When Will We Use The Subjects We Learn?

    I am a 14 year old high school student and I believe that the things I am learning right now are pointless. When I grow up I would like to be an English (and possibly French) teacher in Japan. Can someone please tell me why I should waste my time studying Pythagoras' Theorem right now? When am I ever going to use Trigonometry? When will I ever need to know how a plant cell functions? When will I ever have to know about how Queen Mary Of Scots became the queen?

    Personally, I think that young people who have some idea of what they want to do with their lives should have the freedom to learn what they need to know. Teachers should help students realise what they need to be learning to get where they want t