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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.

  • 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?

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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.

  • It is an absolute wast of time and money

    Im 14 and i have allready got $56,434.65 you want to know why cauuse i spent most of my time at home in 2010 and i invested in bitcoin
    its so easy but they make work sound like pain in the ass but it so more fun than it seems

  • I have learned more useful information outside of school than inside it

    I plan on going into real estate and I have learned more abt myself, life and how the real world works in the one year I had a gap year than in all the years I had at school. A school does not teach you abt the realities of life or anything like that it doesn't prepare you for what is outside the building you are in yet I don't regret going as I met the love of my life at the school I went to

  • You learn NOTHING useful.

    Everything that happens in school is utter garbage. You learn random bull crap you'll forget about in 2 months anyway. If we are trying to make our kids think harder, than why are we forcing them into a small room all day, not being able to choose what they learn about. I want to be a lawyer when I'm through college. Nothing that I've learned all through school has helped me with that. If we allowed students more choice in their education, children wouldn't become so disinterested. They'd feel like their more in control. I used to want to be a scientist or computer programmer. But the was math and science were taught was so irritatingly boring. Why do we have to learn about the quadratic equation? Lawyers don't use the quadratic equation. Most people don't. However, more people would use it if it was shoved down all of our throats.

  • We don't learn anything.

    We don't learn anything useful for the real world. The only useful classes are languages, English, and health. WE don't need Physical "education" or EARTH SCIENCE. We don't learn how to buy a home, survive police encounters, learn to raise a family, or make money. We don't learn anything and we learn nothing. Why do we need to know about how the seasons are made? Why do we need math? Classes like those should be taught in a different place. In my view, we should learn things for the jobs that we want to have. IF we wanna be an author, we learn english, writing, and art. We don't have to learn anything but basics in other subjects like maths and science and language.

  • Waste of time

    Im now in grade 10 for a while 9 months and i havnt learned anything. I would just cram info in my head fir a test and by time the test was over that info would be forgotten.The education system is so fucking broken and there should never have been school in the first place it is kne bug fat fucking waste of time

  • I want to live my own life!

    Why the heck do we go to school it is wasting valuable life time like cutting 1/4 of our lives out! I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY WE GO TO SCHOOL THERE ARE MEAN TEACHERS AND I AM HATED! School feels like jail to me, there are no differences at all. I feel bad for all the people that use uniforms because we should be free to wear what we want. And some school banned best friends and they shouldn't be the ones to tell us who we can be friends with.

  • I want to live my own life!

    Why the heck do we go to school it is wasting valuable life time like cutting 1/4 of our lives out! I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY WE GO TO SCHOOL THERE ARE MEAN TEACHERS AND I AM HATED! School feels like jail to me, there are no differences at all. I feel bad for all the people that use uniforms because we should be free to wear what we want. And some school banned best friends and they shouldn't be the ones to tell us who we can be friends with.

  • School isn't worthless, what we require them to learn, is.

    High school curriculum in the USA is useless for most students. We are the only country that forces all students to adhere to the same graduation requirements, despite them all having different goals! School should focus on reading, writing, communication and practical math! Everything else is extra. Students wanting to get into careers that require a college/university training should be able to take upper level academic classes, and they should NOT have to sit next to a student who does not want to be there, and barely has the skills to be successful in that class. We have students in 11th and 12th grade literature, math and science courses who only read at an 8th grade level! How much could they possibly be learning? They should be focused on reading! Kids who aren't going to college should be able to leave school after 9th or 10th grade to get job skills/apprenticeships and we should not judge them for that. If they decide they want to go to college later in life, they should be able to take those upper level academics through Adult Education schools. That's how they do it in Europe.

  • We don't need half of the things we learn in school.

    Where are we going to use poetry? And all the stupid music and gym and art and all those stupid math equations that have nothing to do with life. I know what a triangle and a square and a rectangle is and what the differences are, it's just common sense.

  • Waste of time

    Why am I learning about things that me myself will not need for my career path I should be learning what I going to need to know not what x equals. I am not learning real life problems either so what is the point. That is just my opinion but feel free to tell me why it is important.

  • Some of the the education you don't need.

    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.

  • Public schools raise average students.

    Public schools today are not geared to produce the next generation of productive individuals. They are here to create average people who will go on to live average lives.

    This isn't even the individual's fault. It's because the school system makes it REQUIRED for people who aren't going into Social Sciences to take advanced History and Geography, or people who aren't going into Mathematics to take advanced mathematics. Of course the basic level of history is required, and definitely math. However, if I don't want to become a History why MUST I take AP World History? The answer is I don't. I don't have to take an Advanced Placement class, but then why are people that take AP classes given more opportunities for college? Why do you have to do things you don't even like, for the sake of getting into a top 25 college? Students are forced into a vicious cycle to be the best, and those who fall back or just keep up, are average. The sad part is that everyone is average because everyone is drowning under schoolwork. People should be able to use their time for things that they ACTUALLY like so that they can be above average in things they like.

    Again, it depends on your version of average. I believe a white Pickett fence house, two kids, a family dog, hefty taxes, and a boring 95k job is very average.

    My final point is that the hefty load of schoolwork makes people be average at all of that bull-crap work, instead of being above average in things they may truly like. A) because school pressurizes students to get A's in these sorts of advanced unnecessary classes. So students shed blood, sweat, and tears over this and B) because it's hard to break away from the cycle and choose a path that isn't outlined as feasible by the school and college system.

  • School is ;p

    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.

  • Schools bad smh

    No wonder teens are killing them selves because of school.No wonder teens are killing them selves because of school.No wonder teens are killing them selves because of school.No wonder teens are killing them selves because of school.No wonder teens are killing them selves because of school.No wonder teens are killing them selves because of school.

  • School teaches nothing.

    School focuses on academics. Academics will not actually help you in life. These days, high schoolers work their butt off to get good test scores and get into a good college. They stay up all night, studying, and missing out on the fun parts of life. Honestly, half of what you learn in school is completely irrelevant later on. Sure it's helpful to know how to read and write, count, and the basics, but can you tell me how useful knowing the tangent ratio is going to be later on in life? I want to be a concert violinist when I grow up, and here I am, in high school, trying to successfully read Shakespeare's Othello and pass Biology. For some, school is simply obstructing their dream. Learning mathematical theorems and postulates will not help you in life. Memorizing the Periodic Table of Elements will not help you in life. You can be smart without memorizing these things. You can be smart without a 4.0 GPA. School is also where labels and low self esteem are born. Kids feel inferior to some of their peers, because of their low test scores. Parental pressure also stressed students out, because they feel the need to please people with their perfect GPA, test scores, and everything else. My mom was watching a live stream of a guy talking about how to get perfect SAT scores, and get into an Ivy League college with a scholarship, yesterday. Is this really our priority? To push the students in to all of this? Why go through all of the stress, of studying all night and everything, just to forget everything, and to struggle to figure out what to do with your life? Why? Thanks for reading.

  • Let's say I want to be a chef.

    Then do I have to learn about history, things that happened like 700 years ago, and Swedish is one of our subjects. Everything we do is write a story about a letter or a boy or like something boring. The teachers are boring because they don't let us eat or do anything our school it feels like. I think it's a waste of time.

  • Let's say I want to be a chef.

    Then do I have to learn about history, things that happened like 700 years ago, and Swedish is one of our subjects. Everything we do is write a story about a letter or a boy or like something boring. The teachers are boring because they don't let us eat or do anything our school it feels like. I think it's a waste of time.

  • Emotionally kills you

    School stresses me out by trying to be the best student in any class. The stress that comes with it is horrible. I am now so emotionally unstable that I just give up on assignments because of how much it irritates me, writing essays about people and subjects, tests, and homework. Most of the time I give up because I try so much to be the best I can but I can never get the good grades I want. Sometimes you just want to end it because of how much your parents and teachers want you to succeed and go to some top college that at the end, would put you in large amounts of debt.

  • The beginning is important, the majority of the rest is irrelevant.

    In the primary grades (K-3), and even in some of the other grades (3&4), the information is necessary for a solid understanding of how to do basic functions. After that, it's almost completely irrelevant. In language arts, they teach you diagramming sentences and all that mumbo jumbo and how to write a good story. The thing is though, #1 the only two jobs where diagramming is needed is an editor and an english teacher. And even with an editor it is very rarely used. And secondly, a singular person should be left to decide if you have a good story or not. Every writer has a different style. No two writers are the same. Language arts is a terrible idea beyond 5th grade, and should in my opinion completely eliminated. Now let's move on, shall we? Social studies. This one's a simple one. The early grades teach you basic exploration and navigation. I personally think this is a great skill to teach. But when it goes into history, this is where the train needs to stop. What has been done in the past is done, there is no way to change history. Now to math... Ah, I hate math. This one could be a bit biased if you don't mind. I currently take CPM courses. I think it is the dumbest thing to be around. It is basically group learning where thee students do everything and the teachers do shit. The majority is fine, until you get to the individual test when you realize you thought you had it but you were only propped up by that one asian kid in your group. (no offense.) Anyways, back on course. Now I realize that math is used in a lot of skills. But the majority of math I learn is only used in fucking rocket science. And even then, who knows if they even use all the methods they were taught in school. The only thing I've learned that is relevant to the real world is fucking compound and simple interest. That's for me at least, though. I'm just a dumbshit on the internet. Anyways, let's move onto our final main topic. Science! Now I'm gonna be a bit biased here as well, because I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE. Specifically space. But anyways, science actually contains knowledge you need to know. Such as convection currents and weather to explain why the fuck that fence moved and broke over time or why the fuck tornadoes form and how to predict them. This is some useful shit! I like science though mostly because it only bases things off fact and they apply to every little fucking thing around you. Except for mosquitoes. Fuck mosquitoes. Finally let's move onto the grand finale. The different kinds of smarts! School may teach you how to be a fucking nasa scientist doctor from space. Finally, school only teaches you booksmarts, not streetsmarts. This is limited so this is all I can write left. Bye.

  • Waste of time

    You really understand the concepts at home. Teachers just read the books lines even in physics. During exams you are told to mug up 50 questions out of which 30 you have to attend on paper even in maths. You get no practical knowledge just become dull and more dull.

  • School is a complete waste of time!

    The educational system was invented around the Industrial Revolution and has not changed a bit over the past century. Most of the rules in school are created by lawmaker who's never served and taught any one in their life. We waste 12 years of our life on school from elementary to high school, that doesn't even include college. The way teaches its students is not efficient because everyone is unique and different. But school continues to teaches everyone the same way ignoring every individual's talent.

  • Yes school is a waste of time

    School doesn't need to be here if it's not going to help us there is absolutely no room for talent or passion one kids like space some kids like art some kids like sports but school doesn't teach us that and it doesn't help that they don't teach us anything useful swell!

  • School kills kids creativity

    When I was in elementary school I was told I could be anything I wanted but now that I'm in high school I'm told that anything that doesn't involve every little thing that I was taught isn't a real job and that I have to be in this certain area of being "socially acceptable" and basically I'm not aloud to be the person I am cause of my thoughts and beliefs what they do is basically tell you "you have to be this way or you won't suceed" and it makes us kids feel that we can't be who we want or go into the career path we want

  • School does not teach important things

    Schools teach so may things but all that you really need to know economics, math, health and nutrition, and physical education. This is because these are the essential skills that you’r going to use throughout your life, I have to learn French at school and it doesn’t help me in anything. It’s all just a waste of precious time that you could use to learn more important things.

  • School does not teach important things

    Schools teach so may things but all that you really need to know economics, math, health and nutrition, and physical education. This is because these are the essential skills that you’r going to use throughout your life, I have to learn French at school and it doesn’t help me in anything. It’s all just a waste of precious time that you could use to learn more important things.

  • Do you want kids to die young?

    I am a 8th grader, always tired, living of of cafeen. Throuut the day students only get one break, lunch. We also have to stand outside in colarado for about 30 minitus at the beginig of the day. Bus service costs 15.00$ a ride. Sometimes are teachers ask us to do imposible asinments due to school firewalls. It sucks

  • School barely teaches anything you need for life

    Lots of the things that are taught at school are completely unnecessary to life when you get out of school. They don't really teach kids about the job they want which isn't very useful. It wouldn't be a waste of time if they actually tried to help kids with the career they want to pursue but they don't. English and Math are essential in life but going to a place for hours that claims to help kids with their future (when in actuality it doesn't) is a complete waste of time. The students are stressed, have sleeping problems, get into drama, and are exposed to many bad things when they go to school. I should know I'm a student and I haven't been able to sleep normally in forever because I'm too stressed with which causes me to have headaches and that makes me not able to sleep. I want to become a cosmetic chemist and I have yet to learn anything that would help me become that. School doesn't teach kids skills they need in life and I think that it is a complete waste of time.

  • School is pointless

    I have gotten A's all throughout school until this semester because it doesn't have any point now. I'm in middle school and if I haven't learned everything I'm going to need in life by now then something is wrong with the school system. You never use most of what you learn in school anyway so it needs to be changed.

  • School is useless

    School just creates stress and sometimes even suicied... And if you didnt know, most bullying cases are caused in school.. Im in school right now and its stressing me out because i have so much useless stuff i have to worry about, life isnt about being stressed everyday its about living the way you want and have no worrys

  • School the Way It Is (In the US at least) Is a Waste of Time Unless

    I am currently in a US public middle school, in 7th grade, and studying education in my free time. I tend to approach new situations with the hope that everyone knows what they're doing, and I act accordingly unless something happens to prove me wrong... Which it did with school. In the US, we students get electives, but the options are limited. Why is that a problem? You ask. We have the Internet. We have Google. We have primary and secondary sources at our fingertips (literally). Almost every classroom in my school has a full CART of Chromebooks or iPads to use, yet we do not utilize them to learn about literally ANYTHING for elective courses. The dress code does not prepare us for real life dress codes, and it is also sexist, but that's a whole other kettle of fish. The dress code does not prepare us for real life because once we graduate high school/college then someone says "Dress business casual," the graduate is all like "Whaaaaa?" My last point is that it's very competitive. It's like tgis: I go to a magnet school. I'm in the magnet program. I notice how we magnet kids get offered so many opportunities that non magnet kids do not have, including in classroom quality. Magnet classes are better, because the teachers are really passionate about their subject. Some non magnet teachers are too, but you just have to hope you're lucky and end up with a teacher that really knows their stuff. And they either praise you for everything or they berate you for everything (THEY being teachers and administrative staff).

  • School is not enjoyable.

    Children require lots of different needs, different needs between different people. But if the schools teach children the same, and usually only letting children socialize with people in their same age group, you can't get the learning to help themselves in life. Socializing is a big role when you become an adult. You will need to be able to socialize and have people to trust when in risky moments. And people will have different jobs with different interests, requiring different ways of learning. It frustrates children with the amount of time they spend in school at the current moment anyway. If people aren't enjoying what they are learning, they aren't engaged and focused on the assignment, making them struggle with homework and tests. But it won't be the child's fault, just the way they learn the information, and what they learn. Also, children spend MANY HOURS in classrooms, usually 5 days a week. And they aren't enjoying what they are doing, and it also effects their real lives. When people get home, they want to relax. Not sit around, do homework, have to study for a test you don't want to do, and go to bed. It is frustrating and fills children with stress. Also, children are able to learn out of school. People learn all the time! I learned a lot of vocabulary just from reading books and watching television! And with the reading, I read the books I'M interested in, not the school. So people need to understand the things children have to do. And History classes are boring. Memorizing the names of all the presidents, states, and memorizing and singing the Preamble. And why do I know the properties of a plant cell memorized. How does this help me!?

  • School is not enjoyable.

    Children require lots of different needs, different needs between different people. But if the schools teach children the same, and usually only letting children socialize with people in their same age group, you can't get the learning to help themselves in life. Socializing is a big role when you become an adult. You will need to be able to socialize and have people to trust when in risky moments. And people will have different jobs with different interests, requiring different ways of learning. It frustrates children with the amount of time they spend in school at the current moment anyway. If people aren't enjoying what they are learning, they aren't engaged and focused on the assignment, making them struggle with homework and tests. But it won't be the child's fault, just the way they learn the information, and what they learn. Also, children spend MANY HOURS in classrooms, usually 5 days a week. And they aren't enjoying what they are doing, and it also effects their real lives. When people get home, they want to relax. Not sit around, do homework, have to study for a test you don't want to do, and go to bed. It is frustrating and fills children with stress. Also, children are able to learn out of school. People learn all the time! I learned a lot of vocabulary just from reading books and watching television! And with the reading, I read the books I'M interested in, not the school. So people need to understand the things children have to do. And History classes are boring. Memorizing the names of all the presidents, states, and memorizing and singing the Preamble. And why do I know the properties of a plant cell memorized. How does this help me!?

  • No, we don't need school in order to get jobs

    First of all, school is just a waste of time and money u don't need school in order to get a good job all in school u learn English and math etc. But it doesn't pay off in the future since you will just forget all of the things you learned in school since you get old and start forgetting things when you get in high school so school is just a waste of time and money plus school gives out homework which stresses students to the limit. Many students say that homework makes them so stressed were they can't sleep all of their homework staying up until morning so school is just useless.

  • Waste Of Time

    You don't use 97.3% of the shit you learn in class the whole science curriculum is a fucking joke who the fuck wants to be a scientist. Same with the social curriculum what job requires you to use anything you learned in social. That's why I think school is a big waste of my time

  • When youre in school you don’t have time to figure out who you are

    I’m a freshman in your adverse highschool, a crap load of homework and after school sports that take up 3/4 of your free time. With out your time at home you nevere truly have time to figure out who you are. Without knowing who you are that can lead to depression or possibly even suicide. I say that we make school computerized and only have to do a subject a day for only an hour so you can learn who you are.

  • Yes it is!!!!!!!!

    School is the biggest waste of time ever! 1. Schools take up too much time. They take away your childhood. 2. Schools teach you lots of useless things. Hence, a lot of the time you spent in school is wasted. 3.School ruins learning. In school, learning is all about memorizing things, answering questions, and writing loads of crap on topics you don't care about. And more but i have run out of space!

  • Yes it is!!!!!!!!

    School is the biggest waste of time ever! 1. Schools take up too much time. They take away your childhood. 2. Schools teach you lots of useless things. Hence, a lot of the time you spent in school is wasted. 3.School ruins learning. In school, learning is all about memorizing things, answering questions, and writing loads of crap on topics you don't care about. And more but i have run out of space!

  • Why?! Why do we need this?!

    I am a kid in 8th grade leaning 9th grade math. All I’ve learned from this is that the world is a cruel unforgiving place that’s all work and no fun where you do useless bullshit until you die. Why would kids stick around? I actually picked up a knife this morning. Is this what you want for your kids? Does it make you happy that we’re learning a butload of garbage that just about nobody in the history of anybody has ever applied? Why do you think so many recent shootings are at school? Simple. Kids want to get out their rage at the place that made them suffer in the name of nothing useful. After 7th grade, nothing has ever been useful for anything except homework. Then, they throw a curveball at me and ask me something that wasn’t in the textbook!!!
    Is this the future you want your kids to have? When they’re told that they’re special and can make a change, then get tossed into middle school and basically told “f*** you. You do nothing but study useless crap and do pointless work until you die. Have fun.”

  • In all honesty, I'm afraid of school.

    I'm your average 7th grade shy girl:Introvert, never speaks, and never has a partner/group. I'm not sure why, but going to school makes me feel like someone is kidnapping me and throwing me into a forest. Plus, I always tell myself and my parents, "What is the point of school, anyway?" I even call school Hell, because of how awful it is! School probably has to be the best punishment for children from parents.

  • What do we even use from School after 4th grade?

    Can you remember the last time you had to decipher a stupidly convoluted poem during your adult life? Do you remember the last legitimate time you ever used variables and inequalities? How about the genetic structure of a fish hmm? If you answered "no" to any of these questions then I and several other people are not surprised.

  • Save the earth!

    I actually learned a lot out of school since iv'e been home schooled. Not much we learn at school is important like climate change. We learn what it is, but not how to stop it. We learn about wars, but not how to prevent them. We learn about diseases, but instead of killing the disease or getting healthier, we find cures which is just running away from the cause, not stopping the problem. My first weeks in middle school were terrible. I threw up about every week, have terrible anxiety, depression, headaches, stress. We don't get a real education from school. This is why people are building higher streets because of global warming, not stopping the cause. All humans are doing is killing all life on earth. Taking apart trees for you to learn through a textbook. We are killing all animals, not to mention the poor nutrition in schools. It's not natural to domesticate animals. All of this is because school never changed in the last 100 years. This is why Greenland has melted 30 feet in the last 5 years. One of the biggest causes it because of school. If we learn about being nice to others, doesn't that mean we should be nice the earth and the life on it?

  • Save the earth!

    I actually learned a lot out of school since iv'e been home schooled. Not much we learn at school is important like climate change. We learn what it is, but not how to stop it. We learn about wars, but not how to prevent them. We learn about diseases, but instead of killing the disease or getting healthier, we find cures which is just running away from the cause, not stopping the problem. My first weeks in middle school were terrible. I threw up about every week, have terrible anxiety, depression, headaches, stress. We don't get a real education from school. This is why people are building higher streets because of global warming, not stopping the cause. All humans are doing is killing all life on earth. Taking apart trees for you to learn through a textbook. We are killing all animals, not to mention the poor nutrition in schools. It's not natural to domesticate animals. All of this is because school never changed in the last 100 years. This is why Greenland has melted 30 feet in the last 5 years. One of the biggest causes it because of school. If we learn about being nice to others, doesn't that mean we should be nice the earth and the life on it?

  • Save the earth!

    I actually learned a lot out of school since iv'e been home schooled. Not much we learn at school is important like climate change. We learn what it is, but not how to stop it. We learn about wars, but not how to prevent them. We learn about diseases, but instead of killing the disease or getting healthier, we find cures which is just running away from the cause, not stopping the problem. My first weeks in middle school were terrible. I threw up about every week, have terrible anxiety, depression, headaches, stress. We don't get a real education from school. This is why people are building higher streets because of global warming, not stopping the cause. All humans are doing is killing all life on earth. Taking apart trees for you to learn through a textbook. We are killing all animals, not to mention the poor nutrition in schools. It's not natural to domesticate animals. All of this is because school never changed in the last 100 years. This is why Greenland has melted 30 feet in the last 5 years. One of the biggest causes it because of school. If we learn about being nice to others, doesn't that mean we should be nice the earth and the life on it?

  • Fuck da teacher. Oops i meant police

    I think school after the 5th grade is a complete waste of childhood. Is it really nesicsarry to take 18 years of life away from kids?. Its not even interesting. Test homework. Work. Its all pointless. We have 2 months of no school but thats not enough. All were doing in school is trying to program kids into being one way, to get good grades and that is life. And for the people that are that way i feel sorry for them. Grades are not life. And that does not difie us. I know smart people who get bad grades.

  • I Think it's a waste of time throughout our childhood.

    I think this because most adults say that to use your childhood wisely, and have fun. The schools assigned to us though, stops the time. Yes, we make friends in school, but that's easy. We can make friends online, and not worry about the school at all. How do we learn exactly? By our mistakes and our general knowledge. We will learn by our parents. But even though if the parents don't go to school, they have built a little bit of knowledge to share to the kids. And that's why in my opinion, school IS a waste of time.

  • School is an utter waste of precious time...

    School does not actually teach children anything but to read and write. This makes school a complete joke. Being an oncologist I can say that I have not needed any of the information that teachers "pushed into my one ear just to let it escape out the other" in my entire college or working career ...

  • It is. Yep

    The fact that school teaches you things you need in the job you want to be is wrong. Very little that you learn from school you will use in your job. And if you want a nice job you dont HAVE to go to school. People have gotten crazy rich with no education. You can be a logical human being without school. Your parents can teach you. The raise you after all. Kids can develop their interests by trying a lot of things and see what they like. SCHOOL IS A WASTE OF TIME!

  • School is ruining kid's lust for discovery

    School isn't all bad, it has good points like: social studies(from experience social studies teachers are generally cool in talking about how the school system really isn't great, among other things), gym/recess(for some kids this may be the only time a day they can get exercise), and certain parts of science. Other than that school is just a government implanted system for "teaching" kids what is "needed" for your life, when actually it's favoring kids who follow directions without question or any basis of discovery, kids are put into a class for up to 8 hours a day to learn thing that may have no use to them later in their life, certain schools are better, in having kids actually discover for themselves the material but even then that may not even be enough, most of the time they'll be "discovering" from a textbook. School should also focus on creativity and what YOU want to do later in life, rather than do what they say you should do. School should be about actually bettering yourself in arts(in my opinion no art teacher should ever tell you what to do considering art is personal expression, I won't get into that though) and academics, having teachers there for assistance and to make sure you don't kill yourself or anyone. The entire school system should rely on the kids helping each other like in real life, for instance if a kid where to discover something in middle school science class, the other classmates should work with him to see if what he did is actually fact or if it was a fluke.

  • It teaches us for the 1% of jobs

    It is teaching you for a job yes but its only the 1% of jobs which some people don´t have the capability of doing and if every single person is attempting to get to the 1% of jobs allot of people will end up homeless and those other 99% of jobs well people dont have the skill for them and those jobs dont get filled and the mathematics we will probably never use those

  • It sucks its borning

    Nobody likes it it cuases more anxiety in children its borning and it dont teach you nothing and its a cuase of bullying school should not be here and strict teachers need to be fired cuz they scare the children sqrew school and it ahould be banned evreywhere in the world

  • Useless information for future.

    Most us won’t remember 98% of things we’ve learned in school, now everything is on the Internet. If we want to make schools better we should make it where the student gets to choose what they learn and not forced them into learning something they don’t like. We also should not use grades to determine if we pass or fail, it’s stupid in my opinion and very ineffective, someone’s grade doesn’t reflect on how smart someone is.

  • School is a waste of time

    I can teach myself the things that I want to know without going to school. Right now I can be working a job instead of going to school for no pay. If I didn't have to go to school I would get so much more stuff done and I wouldn't have as much stress. So that's why I think school is a waste of time.

  • It's a waste of children's energy in this world.

    Most of the children today are having their free time and individual activities ripped at the hands, yes you guessed it, schools. This a big problem now, because there are kids that bring their guns to school, kill themselves, and bully each other. Schools restrict their access from the real world and make it seem like they are the same as everyone else. They need to be their own person sometimes, and the first thing that's usually given to underdeveloped children is a piece of paper to write answers on. They are tricked into the system at an early age, so they can be forced to do what the teachers bid them to.

  • Cant stand it anymore...

    I love learning but I HATE school
    Because lm a hand-on leaner I learn by messing with things
    I useley can tell how something works by just looking at it



    Witch is very annoying to me becaues I CANT pay attention the light are bugging me then I started thinking about the lights..And then miss everything the teacher was talking about that period

    In elementary school we did some hand on stuff
    But higeschool .....

    The teachers are very very strict
    Since I’m a hand on learner I hath to fidget all the time but I’m forded to sit down for a long time witch is one out of million thing that sresses me out it

    I have No friends witch makes me fell drepress as hell

    The teachers are sooo dull and annoying

    Like we need teachers that like what there teaching than teacher think it’s ALLLL about the pssa

    The only class I was get descent grades and enjoy were my eretreaves but those idiots took them away from me now I got freacking pssa prep bs

    I’m sooo done with school


    If you can’t tell I’m very bad at typing and spelling and making proper sentences that is an nightmare for me in

    Language arts........

    Help

    And we hath to wirght a essay every day....

    THIS TOOK ME 20 min to type all of this down

    A bunch of reasons way school is a total waste of time for me

  • Waist Of Time

    School takes up one third of your life, not including travel time, sleep also takes a third, that leaves you only a third left. Then, half of that third is spent working, and the other is your own time. That only leaves you one sixth of your life that you have a chance to live your life how you like it.

  • Waist Of Time

    School takes up one third of your life, not including travel time, sleep also takes a third, that leaves you only a third left. Then, half of that third is spent working, and the other is your own time. That only leaves you one sixth of your life that you have a chance to live your life how you like it.

  • Waist Of Time

    School takes up one third of your life, not including travel time, sleep also takes a third, that leaves you only a third left. Then, half of that third is spent working, and the other is your own time. That only leaves you one sixth of your life that you have a chance to live your life how you like it.

  • Waist Of Time

    School takes up one third of your life, not including travel time, sleep also takes a third, that leaves you only a third left. Then, half of that third is spent working, and the other is your own time. That only leaves you one sixth of your life that you have a chance to live your life how you like it.

  • Waist Of Time

    School takes up one third of your life, not including travel time, sleep also takes a third, that leaves you only a third left. Then, half of that third is spent working, and the other is your own time. That only leaves you one sixth of your life that you have a chance to live your life how you like it.

  • Its just fucking stupid

    Why the hell would any one waste there life at something like school it get you no where its just the government forcing children to realize they cant be anything, why do you think there so many McDonald's working. Im being serous why do so many people have these sucky job and in japan robots have taken them over but not here. Do what you want not what they want.

  • Learning things over again

    Kids are learning the same thing over and over again why would they need to know about rock layers. I'm in school right now and we are learning about rock layers we really don't need to learn about and kids don't get enough sleep for them and they struggle a lot when they don't understand the topic

  • Public Education is Indoctrination and Is Making Our Children Ignorant

    The public Schools teach nothing outside of the basics in reading and writing to become successful in life. These basic things can be taught to kids before the age of 4 years old. After that the rest of school is a complete waste unless it's a specialization like becoming a doctor or vet. Even then one still has to waste time taking irrelevant classes.

    Success in life comes down to setting goals, having beneficial habits to reach these goals, and the self imposed discipline to adhere to these habits always. School teaches us nothing about being successful in sales, finances, real life business, real history (not written only by the winners) and even nutrition is a lie in schools as we know know humans should be eating only plants and no animal products. School doesn't teach us how to be a great speaker, great at developing business relationships. School is inept in every in nearly every single category because the teachers in our society are not the one's who accomplished anything. They just regurgitate the same archaic garbage that's been passed down for decades.

  • Sleep Deprivation is totally entertaining and will help you learn.

    I don't know about the people who are saying "No school helps kids and opens a new path to knowledge!" well i disagree, i find nothing useful out of finding personifications in sentences, learning about fresh and salt water and how it freezes slower. This is not going to get you a nice paying job. You need to think of a career, and study about it for a chance to get a job as a mechanic, doctor, or the other hundreds of jobs out there.

  • University is a research institution, not a preparation for jobs.

    Kids are taught to learn in elementary school, middle school, and high school to prepare for university, to prepare for the workforce. But university does not prepare for the workforce! It prepares students to become researchers. The majority of kids get a bachelors degree, and get out (and our society requires that they get into the workforce). So why are the majority of kids "preparing" for a PHD?

  • Useless unimportant subjects

    Things that you learn in school like cursive 95% of algebra 50% of the things you learn in social studies 75% of the things you learn in science and 90% of the things in math, yet you never learn important things like, how to do you taxes how to sign up for jobs. Parents teach you those things.

  • School is Boring and is Considered Kidnapping

    School can be considered Kidnapping.Adults are bringing kids/teens to school to Teach them but It can be considered Kidnapping.And if its consider kiddnaping Why can't our Parents teach us.I honestly dont understand why they dont.Cause if they Do Would save them alot of time.And plus we can just learn Stuff at home.

  • You learn nothing valuable

    You don't learn about laws, taxes, how to buy a car/house, insurance, nutrition, or anything you actually need.
    Recently i was getting my first job and during the process i had to know what a I-9 form was, what a paycard was, what a W-document was, etc. And i has NO IDEA.
    I talked to my mom and asked her why school isnt teaching me this. She said "That's for me to teach you"
    ...Then what is school for?? Wasting my time, thats what

  • Waste of time

    School is a waste of time because there is a thing called google. They're telling us we need to go to school to be knowledgeable and that will help us get a job which = money which = food which = keeping us alive which = not dying BUT as humanity are slowly but very quickly creating robots to do work for us, by the time most of todays generation are in their 30's - 40's there will be no point as robots are already doing the work for us. And school isnt about learning anymore its just about memorising which is actually quite depressing. We need to spend more time with our family & friends and socialise more rather than wasting 41 weeks every year at school (in the UK at least) like this is ridiculous.

  • The amount of homework that has been given to me throughout the years.

    My dream was to work on every tech job for example, engineering, tv shows, video games. But the school hands me lots of homework. 5 social studies handouts, 5 science handouts, 10 pages of math, and more per day. I have had no time to work on my future careers and my tv show ideas. I was forced to do the extra state test textbooks in march and april wasting 2 extra hours.

  • Abcd controll c and v

    Games can be genuinely educational Video games have two potential functions, in my opinion. Some are for entertainment purposes only (what my dad is convinced is a complete waste of time). These games, like halo, some say minecraft (though I personally disagree), destiny, skyrim, and the endless supply of internet games seem to tend to be popular. Some are for educational purposes. These are usually the 'boring' games that tend to be more rare. But I think the best kind include both these purposes. While there are others who claim that most every game made includes both, I believe that this isn't quite true. The games I would put in this category specifically both entertain and teach some skill that you will need in real life. This is where I'd put Minecraft. Not only does it entertain, but also teaches a life skill: survival. Another game I would add to this category is Kerbal Space Program. This game targets the nerds. It entertains in that it's cool to go to other planets, but it teaches orbital mechanics and astronavigation. Another way to make games cooler and more educational are mods, which I'm sure everyone knows. For example, Kerbal Space Program sponsors numerous crowd sourced mods, among which are many weapons mods and some that contain nuclear bombs. Other mods include realism overhauls that make the game harder, more realistic, and educational. I'm afraid that I don't know much about Minecraft mods, but I believe something similar is the case. One downside: Games like these that teach are usually huge time sucks, so I'm not sure how that will fit in with a school schedule

  • Bitch ass teachers

    Asshole teachers be giving my math homework and shit they can eat my ass for all I care to fuck you bitch ass teachers with yo stupid ass school work stupid fucking working I hate these damn teachers yelling at me to do shit in class fucking head ass niggas thinking I need math to cook meth

  • Not important at all

    You can learn what you want to, school doesn't provide that. For example what are you going to do with those weird math formulas when you grow up? You've probably forgotten them all already. Humans have made resources such as Google and calculators and what not. We need to change the school system.

  • School is a waste of time, kinda

    My argument to this is that, while school teaches us many things that we will use, such as basic math, how to write a essay, or even just how to work with people. But, others say that we would have no technology if we didn't have school, we would have no scientists, we wouldn't have anything. This is largely written by adults who underestimate kids curiosity of the world around them. These adults are underestimating how curious we can be. Also, I don't want to take school away entirely, I just want to take away some pointless topics that we learn about, like square roots.

  • Its a wasted

    Everyone says you need it but in reality your dream job has nothing to do with math, social studies, or science(expect you know for people who want boring jobs like teaching and being science its based on how much unnecessary knowledge you have but intill then the goverment is forcing us to go or our parents go to jail.

  • Irrelevant and sucky

    To figure out why the system needs to change simply type in "school makes me want to" into google. You'll see why it's hurting so many souls, and why we as a society owe those who have been morally and spiritually wasted by the system the legacy of being the last to suffer. As one who feels soul drained and to quote supernatural "vessel scarred" i can tell you the system is wrong and those who are suffering need your help to rally against the wicked behemoth of evil that is the American school system

  • Completely utterly and yes

    Everything about school after elementary school is to quote the bible vanity and striving after wind. They take something like science(the concept of which is based around curiosity) and brutally strip any worth from it. Google has the answers to anything you could want to know, so science math and english are leveled by it. English is reduced from learning to read and write(important) to slamming back giant archaic "classics" and pure grammar Nazism. Math is reduced from doable to theoretical at best(nothing you can even actually do. You can add 2 plus 2, you can't add square roots in reality). They then after tormenting anyone smart enough to question it for 12 years push everyone towards the cluster that is college, college debt, and a job market saturated with minimum wage jobs and inundated by basic college degrees(that they can then demand everyone have one for something completely irrelevant to schooling). There's over a trillion dollars hanging over the people of america, and it's ready to explode. Fun fact about it: you can't use bankruptcy on student loan debt. That means everyone with is is chained to it forever. Back to why school is useless and best and corrupt at worst though. The internet makes 95% of it moot, and things like algebra are useless to invention(going to be needed more and more in the future). Keep this in mind: abraham lincoln had less than 1 year of school and did what he did for history. The wright brothers had no algebra, they tinkered until it worked and were based on curiosity. School and learning are infinitely different.

  • It doesn't have to be a waste.

    I feel that schooling at this time has been a great waste for myself. I totally agree that what we learn in math, science, and english is greatly important, but I don't believe that to learn these essentials it has to be for our entire day. I want fresh air and sunshine and I only have it two days a week. I'm not allowed to go outside and even though I'm 18 I'm treated like a child and disrespected by some teachers. The school system needs to be changed, not abolished.

  • Waste of precious time

    School is a waste of time because i mean the basics nope but the rest yes because its very useless and why would you need it when you are an adult by then you would forget it by now and kids should be free not locked up in a classroom like just why being locked in a classroom is like being in a place where you have too look at the clock and you have to hear all the mumbling its just bad and a waste of time and your life

  • School is a waste of time

    When we go to school, we learn about 3d cubes and stuff. When am I going to need to know the surface area of a triangle when I apply for a job? I want to be an actor and I already know I will forget all the stuff I learned. I don't know why we spend money on wasted learning. School boards should see what kids want before making a waste of tax dollars.

  • I learn NOTHING

    I believe that elementary school is important for learning basic, basic skills, but at middle school it starts to get more useless. I don't remember anything from JR. High, and I still have decent grades in hs. High school should be a place for students to learn actual life skills. School doesn't teach students moral values, their rights, how to buy a car or house, how to be successful in their career, how to act in a disaster, survive being kidnapped, etc. Honestly, most of the content in core classes could be learned from a 5-minute YouTube video - In fact school could be replaced with YouTube! The days are stretched out so long (6-9 hours depending on what school you go to) that teachers have to make up more lessons just to fill in the time so they don't get fired - not that they get paid much anyway. If the days were shorter than it would force them to only teach the most important parts of the class. What good comes out of waking kids up at six in the morning, giving them 2 hours of homework a night, and then scolding them for not getting enough sleep? I wish that students would have their voices heard but until then improvements will never be made. We have had the same school system since the early 1900s! Seriously?

  • School doesn't teach you what you need to know in the real world

    I want to be a surgical tech when I get out of high school, but the stuff I am learning right now teaching me nothing I need to know, such as operating room procedures, sterile techniques, learning how to manage surgical equipment, i mean i will need to use basic math but I already learned that a while ago, and i learned to write and type on my own, i mean, when am i going to need to write an essay on some stupid topic, use advanced equations, know the history of WWII to be a surgical tech?

  • Waste of time

    I think that in the first 4 years of school you should do all the subjects because i think your a little to young to know what you whant to be when your older and then the last years of school you should do english and maths because there important in later life and not studying the history of art , history , tecnology ecc because there not usfel in life and i think you should chouse the things that you want to do and not so much homework .. Kids dont want to be stuck in the bedroom studying alla the time , they want to be with friends

  • Waste of time

    I think that in the first 4 years of school you should do all the subjects because i think your a little to young to know what you whant to be when your older and then the last years of school you should do english and maths because there important in later life and not studying the history of art , history , tecnology ecc because there not usfel in life and i think you should chouse the things that you want to do and not so much homework .. Kids dont want to be stuck in the bedroom studying alla the time , they want to be with friends

  • Radical Change in Schooling Required

    93% say yes!
    And I agree wholeheartedly with the rest of the commentators.

    Most countries follow the western education system. This is particularly the case with countries that have been under a colonial rule in the past such as Pakistan.

    The trouble with the current education system is that there is too much emphasis on memorizing stuff. I, fortunately, had a good memory so naturally, I had aced all the exams with no difficulty.

    But at this stage of my life (35), I have come to realize that I did not gain anything of value while studying at school. The course content was irrelevant and exceedingly simple.

    The content was irrelevant in the sense that it did not teach me anything that would be useful later in life. Maybe I am a cynic, but I believe that if something doesn't offer any value, it's a complete waste of money and time.

    The method of teaching was extremely ineffective as well. I personally found teachers courses to be dry and boring.

    In my opinion, there needs to be a radical shift in the education system. We need to teach kids about civic sense and responsibility, about empathy and sharing. The teaching should be more practical and less theoretical. There needs to be more emphasis on strategic thinking and less on rote learning. Also, the courses should cater to the likes and dislikes of the children. Children should be allowed to choose courses or career much earlier (3rd or 4th grade). In this way, they will passionately learn about topics that they are interested in and that would be helpful to them in later life. The only subjects that taught me anything of value were math and English. The rest were just a pure waste of time, effort, and mind.

  • School is absolutely pointless. Especially IB.

    All that school and IB tell you are things that you can already do, but they just make them harder. Going to school sucks the energetic soul out of the human body, especially children. In high school, the new kid is always judged and picked on, enforcing sadness and suicide. Middle schools make their students wear uniforms, removing expression creativity, and the IB school, with all of it's high school work in middle school, just stresses out it's students, and they don't even know it. So therefore, why does school even exist in the first place? It just stresses out the students, and drives them to the point of voluntary death. Not murder, suicide. So, maybe the government should remove school all together. It would make me happy.

  • School is absolutely pointless. Especially IB.

    All that school and IB tell you are things that you can already do, but they just make them harder. Going to school sucks the energetic soul out of the human body, especially children. In high school, the new kid is always judged and picked on, enforcing sadness and suicide. Middle schools make their students wear uniforms, removing expression creativity, and the IB school, with all of it's high school work in middle school, just stresses out it's students, and they don't even know it. So therefore, why does school even exist in the first place? It just stresses out the students, and drives them to the point of voluntary death. Not murder, suicide. So, maybe the government should remove school all together. It would make me happy.

  • Why go to school if you can swim in a pool?

    School is waste time. I do not like. No friends. Bad grades. Go home every night and cry. I lay in my bed thinking that I will never be successful in life. My parents both hate me and want me to die. This is my explanation of why we should not go to school.

  • Fuck THIS SHIT WE CALL SCHOOL

    I'm in school and it sucks. So much homework for no reason of stuff i already know. It messes p my coordination and sucks dick. School should be restricted. The teachers take my shit because i don't give a crap what they're saying. I learn more by teaching myself than by being at school.

  • Most things we do are unnecessary

    I could be working right now, without going to college i can get a job that in 10 years could pay over a 100k. Which a lot of highschool is prep for college, who needs 4 years of English. I would much rather be working two jobs, and saving up to start my actual real life. My own house of apartment, a family, and whatever else. I have a life to live but im stuck by law at this waste of time school.

  • The system needs a rehaul.

    Now, the current school system has many issues, heck, I had to delete 2/3 of this essay to get it to fit. But anyway, the main issue in my opinion is this:

    The current school system is stubborn and resistant to change. Nearly all school’s in the USA are resistant to changes. For example, homework. Homework is something that schools give out to “Cement the students idea of a concept.” But, studies have shown that homework is actually ineffective. And is only minimally effective in math. But, what studies have shown is that “Interactive Learning” is over 90% more effective at teaching than Homework is. Yet, schools in the USA continue to ignore these results, and give more and more Homework. Up to the point where the 5th grader can have up to 3 HOURS OF HOMEWORK.

    And not only is Homework not changing, but the overall methods of teaching aren’t either. School teaches through lectures and textbooks. They teach how to learn in libraries and old books, but they avoid computers and technology. Most schools say to avoid looking things up online because “The internet is rarely true.” But, there are so many things that can be learned with just a few clicks, that this barely seems to hold a candle. What is taught at school in 2+ Hours can be learned online in 10 minutes. What is crammed into heads through homework can be taught through technology in a way that makes learning fun. School’s stubbornly hold on to old techniques that should have died off with the age of Industrial America.

    School needs to be rehauled. It is outdated, strenuous, and stubborn.

    School teaches that learning is something only to be done when necessary, that it should be rushed for a quiz, and then disregarded afterwards.

    School needs to be modernized with computers, technology, and creative freedom. Students should be able to learn what they wish, and should be taught that learning is a fun and amazing thing.

    Students shouldn’t be given constant quizzes and homework to cram information. They shouldn’t be taught that learning is a fickle thing to be used for a quiz and discarded. They shouldn’t be creatively stunted and told that thier dreams are not “real” enough. They shouldn’t be tested in order to boost their school’s success rate.


    If schools were to be rehauled like so, students, and the USA system would flourish. But, until the people who stubbornly refuse to change it aren’t convinced, it seems like this is an impossibility.

    Notes: Also, I do believe that things like Math, Science. And English should be taught up to 6th or 5th grade, but they shouldn’t be shoved down our throats. Children need creative freedom, not a teacher who yells at kids who ask questions.

  • School sux because it's bad

    SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE. IT WASTES MY TIME ON DOING THINGS THAT ARE ACTUALLY FUN AND ISN'T BORING. School is probably the worst thing to ever be invented. It has caused misery and boredom to kids everywhere and should be razed. It's propose was to help kids learn, but instead, it causes boredom.

  • School teaches you things that you might not need in your life

    Sure, learning complex math and physics might be good to some degree, but after a certain point students should be allowed to branch out towards what they enjoy doing. The current system only tests how well you can remember pointless details so you can pass the class. The system is designed for you to be a mindless, obedient machine, that were in high demand during the Industrial Revolution. We don't need this many human robots to work for our companies, we need more thinkers to help come up with solutions to our problems as well as invent new appliances. We need to encourage kids to be innovative, instead of sucking their souls out with deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.

  • Students are not interested in the irrelevant crap they teach

    If a student does not want to be a rocket engineer, they are not going to enjoy math or really care about it. If students doesn't care really like what they are learning they are going to have no reason to remember it, and it will shortly be gone out of their memory in no time. All school does is make kids worry about grades and how high they are. Schools are teaching kids how to momorize content rather than understand it.

  • Do you remember anything?

    Name one thing you learned from schools that applies now that isn't something you could have easily learned yourself or isn't useless knowledge you happen to still retain. Education is great, I like learning new things, but i don't like standardized testing or the "cram, dump, cram, dump." nature of school that I'm currently forced to take part in.

  • School's force kids to lead what they don't want to lead and do things that are mostly useless in life

    I always wanted to be a mechanic do you think I can become one by learning maths or English. School is a law that many kids don't want because school is useless when trying to follow dreams plus all we do is sit down and write pretty much all days and if you say school is good think about how much kids didn't get to be what they want because school didn't teach them.

  • School does not relate to real life

    School never relates to everyday life. Why? Okay, first I am a 7th grade student and I honestly have no idea why I have to learn Algebra, or Biology, or Chemistry, or Physics, or Earth Science (in our country, in science, we have to know all concepts of ALL branches of science). Math: We have phones in our pockets, and who needs "just in case" math in our everyday life? I am learning how to factorize linear expressions lately, and why do we need to estimate the conversion rate from US dollar to Canadian dollar when we can just Google it? We don't need estimation too, and we don't need to know sin cos tan, they are just so pointless. Science: Who needs to know E =mc2? We don't need to calculate the speed when we can just look at the speedometer. Who needs to know that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell? Who needs to know the Periodic Table when no one wants to become a chemist? Social Studies: Why do we need to know those dates and people when they are all dead? Why do we need to know about the American civil war? English: We speak English, that is 20% of the world's population. Why do we need to know what verbs are? Why do we need to know about Shakespeare (poetry is useless and boring, believe me)? Music: Why do we need to know the indigenous people's instruments? Why do we need to know notes when we can just watch YouTube music and Spotify and Pandora Radio? PE: Why do we need to know how to be flexible, when it will break our bones and kill ourselves?

    To be honest, in Math, we must learn how to pay taxes. In Science, we must learn how to recover from depressions and other mental illnesses, and also what medicine should we take. In English, we must learn how to write resumes, and not lengthy essays. In Social Studies, we must learn about our current issues that face our federal country. In PE, we need to know how to lose weight.

    In real life, you are a real human while in school, you are a slave and a programmed robot.

  • YES school is pointless!!!

    After middle school you don't learn anything worth carrying around and using the rest of your life. My math teacher told us she had to take so many classes in college that she never uses. So why are we here learning math that is not gonna help, like really when will I have to memorize proves and find out how XUY=ABE.

  • It’s a waste of time.

    Your forced to do crap you don’t want to like write a 13 page paper on why one thing is better than another when you can barely fill up one. How about math, it sucks, what are we learning, math or the alphabet. Make up your mind. Science is fine, except when you light something on fire. History is awesome. The definition of school is” an institution for educating children”. We need something useful, like how to do taxes or how to cook a meal or how to fix a car. That’s what education needs to be, not a ton of crap. Simple math is fine, simple writing is fine, but teach stuff we would actually benefit from.

  • Im brooklyn miller^3^ i go to scott county middle and i think the dress code is stupid

    We cant have holes only holes that are covered up and i mostly get away with holes but i did not and my hole was covered up but they still said it was not suitable so i had to go to the office and borrow some stupid,ugly pants i hated it !!! :(

  • You learn things you will never use.

    You learn complicated math that you will never use in your life. I think that sitting an learning is just making people fat till gym class comes around again. I don't think siting around listening to people in school helps people it makes them lazy. That is my final decision.

  • Out of Date

    Our school systems today are preparing our kids to work in the industrializing. Everyday, kids have to follow directions, do work, and be a "good" student. This is exactly like factory work. However, now when we don't need many more people to work industrially, we still train our kids to. They are not prepared to do real creative and intellectual work by being taught to do what they are told. Instead, it is more logical to have them go to school and learn about how to live life in the more advanced, technological and creative age.

  • Out of Date

    Our school systems today are preparing our kids to work in the industrializing. Everyday, kids have to follow directions, do work, and be a "good" student. This is exactly like factory work. However, now when we don't need many more people to work industrially, we still train our kids to. They are not prepared to do real creative and intellectual work by being taught to do what they are told. Instead, it is more logical to have them go to school and learn about how to live life in the more advanced, technological and creative age.

  • Yes it is

    I'm currently in high school right now and i forgot everything this year, we pretty much copied everything down from a textbook/ computer onto a piece of paper, everything is kinda jumbled up in a mix of math, socials, English and science, i don't understand most of it, the only thing school has done for me is pushed me into a state of severe depression and anxiety, everything kind of went through one ear end out the other.

  • Yes it is

    I said it before, I'll say it again: Metro, or whatever you want to call it, may make an OK tablet interface, but it's ugly and useless on the desktop. It requires users to forget everything they ever learned about Windows and learn an entirely new way of doing things for no real reason. To quote a popularly held opinion, Metro is "awful."

    True, you can use a more traditional Windows interface, but you know what would have been a lot better? If Microsoft had just kept the Windows 7 Aero interface for the desktop version of Windows 8 and give up this idea that the Metro touch-friendly interface is for every device.

  • Yes it is

    I said it before, I'll say it again: Metro, or whatever you want to call it, may make an OK tablet interface, but it's ugly and useless on the desktop. It requires users to forget everything they ever learned about Windows and learn an entirely new way of doing things for no real reason. To quote a popularly held opinion, Metro is "awful."

    True, you can use a more traditional Windows interface, but you know what would have been a lot better? If Microsoft had just kept the Windows 7 Aero interface for the desktop version of Windows 8 and give up this idea that the Metro touch-friendly interface is for every device.

  • The school system is designed around the average but what if you got dyslexia and or adhd

    The hole school system is just designed around passing a exam its stupid because is all about how well you can write some thing down. Like students with dyslexia and adhd are just as smart or smarter than your average student but do terribly. And the can restricted them from further education. The school system is just stupid.

  • We did it to ourselves

    We start off life learning fast and developing simple skills to help us live. As we grow we learn language, simple behavioral skills and manners, and theory of mind. Once we know this we learn important mathematical principles to assist our cognitive thinking processes, and soon it's into High School. At this point, we are institutionalized into a system where we learn about processes of algebra so advanced and pointless it's a mystery why it's required. Why must I spend a year of my life learning the complex sentence structures of the English language? Being forced to spend so much time learning these degrading processes instead of learning more about the functions of life and living within it is a crime. I believe if we spent more time learning culture, space, the brain, and the world in itself, many of the Earth's big questions could have already been answered. We'd have students wanting to explore the world, and even what lies beyond, instead of becoming another accountant, or another desk job. Instead of living my dream exploring the treacherous mountains of New Zealand, I sit here typing this, stalling my cubic binomial homework even longer.

  • Height hearthrug the

    The at in and like so i dint even care so what is the point no one even cares about super supper we are best live life retarded people treat us like you bad good sun son mom dad father mother yell me you i just love treat kind mean

  • Waste of time

    The stuff that they teach in school or middle school at least is completely pointless. When am I ever gonna need to know that stuff in the real. All you do is sit down all day and do pointless stuff that you hate. Its BS. We should pick what we want to do so we enjoy it.

  • Because it sucks

    School is horrible and people only become depressed and look at all the uneducated famous people out there! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! !! ! ! ! ! ! !!

  • Just a waste of time,money,and effort

    All school does is just cramming a bunch of useless information that you will forgot after the final test, if you want proof just ask some question you learn at school to your parents at least 80% off the time they cant even answer it,I would rather have school if it actually give something useful

  • What do u get?

    School is bad. U don’t get money. U just get tests. Can’t enjoy life. Elders say “A kid’s job is to play” but the teachers just torchers the students. So school should be gone. Especially if u live Canada. The income tax is 50% now and only cops come to school every week. So school is bad okay.

  • Waste of time

    Firstly im in highschool right now and its literal hell for me and the way teachers say "oh you're going to use this in your everyday life" and to me learning biology algebra engilsh history i will never use these in my life and i want to do animation for my future job but i wanna pratice but school is always in the way of saying your grades matter i cant even do the stuff i enjoy like my ps4 or xbox and cant even play beucase their's always a test coming every week and teachers putting useless crap in our head to remeber and forget everything you learned and didnt learn anything. School isnt about learning its about remembering every thing.

  • School never relates to your future job

    I kept on asking my teacher this question, "How does this lesson apply in real-life situations?" I honestly want to become a lawyer in the future, but I have no idea why I have to learn the Pythagorean Theorem and stuff like that. Who needs calculus in real life? Who needs algebra in real life? Do you know who needs it? Teachers. Teachers teach pointless stuff at school, and that is why I daydream in class. Successful people always get average grades in tests. After every semester, I forget the lessons school taught me.

  • Wasting Childhood With Useless Knowledge

    We don't need to learn things like science or be an expert at math, these things can be learned in college. I can see being taught things like how to count or how to read and maybe do basic math. But that can be taught by our parents, we shouldn't have a childhood be wasted on something that doesn't prove to be very useful in the future. Not only that but all this wasted time isn't used to teach us skills we'll need in the future like paying bills or taxes. Everything we need to know can be taught by our parents, we don't need to go to school to learn these basic things.

  • You don't learn anything valuable

    Maths is completely useless to those who don't want a career that has anything to do with maths. We have calculators on our phones. This is also relevant for many other subjects. We have the internet. We need to be taught more things of value like how to be a good person. It would have saved me a lot of time.

  • Because schools teach people stupid things that they dont need in life AT ALL!!!!!!!

    School is pointless and a waste of time because middle school and high school have to wake up at 6:00 in the morning just to go to school for like 6 or 7 hours and most people have to deal with the stupid teachers that waste others time with pop quizes and pointless commencore and last but not least THE TEACHERS GIVING THEIR WORST AND STUPIDEST AND MEANEST OPINION TO THE PORE STUDENT THAT IS DOING THE BEST THAT THEY CAN AND THE TEACHERS PUNISHING THEM FOR NO GOOD REASON TEACHERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY ARE CAUSING SO MANY PEOPLE TO BRAKE DOWN AND JUST CRY TILL THEY FALL ASLEEP THIS GOES FOR ALL THE TEACHERS IN THE UNIVERSE SCHOOL SUCKS AND PEOPLE SHOULD BE HOME SCHOOLED BY THEIR PARENTS SO THEY DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH ALL THE STRESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

  • Boring stupid meme

    Because no one doesn't care or give a crap about me at Orchard stem School Miss Francis took are recess away and she is nothing to me and all it is in my class is just boring and I don't like it when I'm getting light on for no reason

  • School prepares you for factory life

    Instead of teaching kids the information they need for the occupation that they have chosen, we have a systematic system where students are trained for 9 to 5 jobs and to work in factories, Students suffer from depression because of school. We need a better schooling system to rid the one we have today.

  • School prepares you for factory life

    Instead of teaching kids the information they need for the occupation that they have chosen, we have a systematic system where students are trained for 9 to 5 jobs and to work in factories, Students suffer from depression because of school. We need a better schooling system to rid the one we have today.

  • It won't help you in life.

    90% of what you learn at school are useless and won't be needed in real life, such as History and Algebra. In the case of History, there are no real life jobs that use History other than Historian and History teacher. We can already understand our present, without the need of knowing what happened in the past. In Literature, we don't need it, because we already know how to read. We don't need to know about Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth. In Chemistry, we don't need to memorise the periodic table. In Math, we use these "just in case" stuff, when we already have phones in our pockets to calculate stuff.

    School will just make you fail at life. All you can do is to listen to your parents instead. A+ students will fail in life, whereas C students will succeed, and also B and D students. Almost everything in school is useless. Instead we should be taught how to write a resume, how to pay taxes, how to apply for life insurance, how to pass job interviews, how to save money.

  • We need to learn what we are really gonna use in everyday life

    The teachers always say that we are gonna use like science in our everyday life and some do but if you don't really want anything to do with science you have no need to take that class because it is only taking up space in the class rooms so there is my point

  • School is not useful

    We forget every thing in school when we get older like it was a waste of time whitch it was plus school is so long were wasting our lives listing to a teacher and were nor even listing to the teacher school is ruining out child hood its 8 hours of the day thats is way to long

  • School is useless

    I live in the country which the education in here is full of bullshit. I have to go to school from 6.45 am until 5pm, listening to something that i don't want to learn, i don't even want to remember it. And what i learn doesn't have a connection with what I want to do in my future. I have to study 16 subjects, and i have to do homework which is useless. School is useless, I hope in future school is full of happiness.

  • School is useless

    I live in the country which the education in here is full of bullshit. I have to go to school from 6.45 am until 5pm, listening to something that i don't want to learn, i don't even want to remember it. And what i learn doesn't have a connection with what I want to do in my future. I have to study 16 subjects, and i have to do homework which is useless. School is useless, I hope in future school is full of happiness.

  • School is useless

    I live in the country which the education in here is full of bullshit. I have to go to school from 6.45 am until 5pm, listening to something that i don't want to learn, i don't even want to remember it. And what i learn doesn't have a connection with what I want to do in my future. I have to study 16 subjects, and i have to do homework which is useless. School is useless, I hope in future school is full of happiness.

  • School is useless

    I live in the country which the education in here is full of bullshit. I have to go to school from 6.45 am until 5pm, listening to something that i don't want to learn, i don't even want to remember it. And what i learn doesn't have a connection with what I want to do in my future. I have to study 16 subjects, and i have to do homework which is useless. School is useless, I hope in future school is full of happiness.

  • School is useless

    I live in the country which the education in here is full of bullshit. I have to go to school from 6.45 am until 5pm, listening to something that i don't want to learn, i don't even want to remember it. And what i learn doesn't have a connection with what I want to do in my future. I have to study 16 subjects, and i have to do homework which is useless. School is useless, I hope in future school is full of happiness.

  • Most of the stuff we learn is not related to our real world

    Come on who wants to calculate a fucking weird shape out of nowhere, 'your smart, you know how to calculate and object,' yes it is useful for construction and that, but when maths goes too far such as the formula u don't even apply to your daily life, What the hell are you suppose to do. And also it makes students suffer and is one of the causes of stress and anxiety against students,

  • Most of the stuff we learn is not related to our real world

    Come on who wants to calculate a fucking weird shape out of nowhere, 'your smart, you know how to calculate and object,' yes it is useful for construction and that, but when maths goes too far such as the formula u don't even apply to your daily life, What the hell are you suppose to do. And also it makes students suffer and is one of the causes of stress and anxiety against students,

  • Most of the stuff we learn is not related to our real world

    Come on who wants to calculate a fucking weird shape out of nowhere, 'your smart, you know how to calculate and object,' yes it is useful for construction and that, but when maths goes too far such as the formula u don't even apply to your daily life, What the hell are you suppose to do. And also it makes students suffer and is one of the causes of stress and anxiety against students,

  • Yes it is

    I believe that kids should learn the essentials to life. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, counting money, and reading. All things you actually need to grow. But the rest of it beyond all that, is pointless. There's nothing wrong with kids wanting to learn, and some do. If they want to engage in those certain subjects, then they can. But for those who don't need to because of their future career's, then there is no reason to practice it. I know some jobs require math skills, but not all do. I work at a movie theater. Only math i need to know is adding and subtracting money to work the counter. Hardly any of the stuff i learned has ever had a use in my life. As i said, education is important, but should only require what you actually need. The rest is pointless, unless your need it for you specific job in the future. Getting a job is after all the main reason you go to school. Why not learn about what is necessary for you career, instead of stuff you will never actually use?

  • Yes it is

    I believe that kids should learn the essentials to life. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, counting money, and reading. All things you actually need to grow. But the rest of it beyond all that, is pointless. There's nothing wrong with kids wanting to learn, and some do. If they want to engage in those certain subjects, then they can. But for those who don't need to because of their future career's, then there is no reason to practice it. I know some jobs require math skills, but not all do. I work at a movie theater. Only math i need to know is adding and subtracting money to work the counter. Hardly any of the stuff i learned has ever had a use in my life. As i said, education is important, but should only require what you actually need. The rest is pointless, unless your need it for you specific job in the future. Getting a job is after all the main reason you go to school. Why not learn about what is necessary for you career, instead of stuff you will never actually use?

  • It’s literally a place meant to create factory workers

    All school is, is a place to create factory workers. All it teaches you about is how to follow a bunch of instructions. 90% of the things you learn in school will be completely useless for your dream that you want to achieve. What I want to achieve is to become a game developer, and to make a smart horror game that commentates on life. But the school won’t let a dumb little 12 year old girl like me do that, will they? They just want everyone to become a cog in the wheel of America’s monopoly.

  • It's TOTAL bullshit

    You wake up without eating in the morning to rush to a place where they don't care about your personal life and well-being. You sit in a class and learn about things that you will most likely forget when you graduate. (if you graduate) you have to deal with foolish people who you don't like. You have to deal with teachers who act like they know so much when they really don't know a damn thing. You're pressured to be the best and do the best at all times. SLEEP is something you will not be receiving. Gray hair is your new hair color hun thanks to the stress that is put on your shoulders.

  • Why School is not a place for people!

    School is a very unimportant place to be in! Some could say that it helps the mind grow but I say not! People only learn this stuff to pass a test or to ace a grade then they go off and forget about it for sometime! This is why you don't see people using decimals or fractions or restating stuff! But if you don't go to school you can express your self in anyway you want! In conclusion, I could go on and on but I decided that to be up to you!

  • Anything beyond the essentials should be optional

    Everyone should learn to read, write, and do basic math. Once that’s done, school should become optional and targeted to a student’s interests. I have an 8th grade son right now who is so bright and creative, but the A’s he’s getting in school aren’t because he’s learning anything, it’s because he’s learned how to work the system. You memorize the stuff you’ll be tested on, ace the test, and then never think of that stuff again. Pointless. He wants a career in tech. At this point he should be able to just take classes that train him for that career, instead of trudging through book reports on boring books he hates, “showing his work” on math problems, etc. It’s like I’m sending him to prison 5 days a week. You can’t even just go use the restroom when you need to! My other son is in second grade and was held back in kindergarten for being “immature.” Kindergarten!! He had only been a human for 5 years at that point, how mature could he be?? He as since moved to a Cyber Charter School so that his maturity isn’t an issue, and guess what? He’s never suffered academically due to this “immaturity.” Sooooo? I’ve offered this online option for my 8th grader but he likes the social aspects of school so he’s staying in for now. Bottom line: anything you learn past the basics should be optional, school is like prison, and no one’s actually learning anything past the basics.

  • No real life relations

    School doesn't teach us anything about the world or the problems we will face. I am a sophomore in high school and I listen to older and wiser people. They always fill me in with their life experiences and they always say how school didn't teach them real life problems like survival, how to write a check, and even pay bills.

  • School teaches only what the government wants to teach

    The school system is flawed because of the government. You know what the government is the most afraid of? Someone with INTELLIGENCE. The school system is indirectly run by the government; they teach you what they want you to learn, and nothing more. That is why they don't teach anything useful and worth learning. It is also set up in a way that makes most learn nothing in the long run, and the government is fine with that for the same reason they only teach useless information that you will most likely never use in life.

  • The high school level is the worst even though its the most critical timeframe

    The fact that teenagers are trying to find themselves and that everybody is different goes against the generic school system motive of “this is the only way”. It brainwashes students to be just like their peers but in the real world, you need all different types of personalities and skiils to maintain a prosperous society.

  • Everything they taught you would come to waste.

    My parents say that if I study hard, I am going to be very wise and I used to believe it but when I began to realize that everything that I was learning was utterly pointless. They taught me useless stuff like Algebra and poetry. We should have the freedom to choose what we learn but these stupid people make us learn things that aren't even that useful. Many people are blinded by this stupid school thing. We should be taught how to care for our surroundings and how to take good care of ourselves not some stupid Math equations. One day, we shall realize that everything that we learned came to waste.

  • School wastes too much time

    In the beginning school is okay, you are learning things, they might relate to what you will be doing. But after a certain amount of time because the United States curriculum is trash it becomes the same thing over and over again and it stops benefiting you. Kids stop learning and just sit doing work that will not benefit them in any way other than knowing how to waste time.

  • Schools do not test students ability rather just test them like lab animals

    Here is the deal. School does not take consideration into what students want to learn. The system just is one-directional and does not care about what students want. Students don't need to be stripped of freedom for 15 years. There is no particular direction in school. You most likely forget all the pointless information in your later life. There is just no point in school, and if that's not enough you got a good 3.2 million children get bullied in school. Wow what a safe and nice place to be in. Some kids get bullied to death, and we think school is safe for children. All homework ever did was waste my time that I can be doing so much rather than just sit in classrooms for 8 hours straight almost everyday. Another reason is that you wake up unhealthy hours. Worse enough kids need about 10-12 hours of sleep and they most likely don't achieve the amount. Which leads to to being drowsy and unmotivated. To me school is a place for testing, torture, freedom stripping, authority over you, pointless work, very little sleep, and no direct point. This is my opinion about school and I feel like it will never change. I believe that it's all a lie to kids.

  • School Is Not Modern

    The education system is abuse to kids. It puts a lot of stress on students because they think they need to get straight A's to be smart. Nothing that we learn in school is going to apply to us in real life. Students are being taught subjects needed in the past. For example, math. Math is something that has been out done by technology. The math being taught in school isn't even going to be used in everybody's daily life. School isn't up to date with the world we live in today. Instead of school teaching pointless topics that will never apply to us, kids should be taught basic first aid, how to pay taxes, how to cook and overall how to live on their own. Kids should be taught real life scenarios instead of wasting time on something they are never going to use. Sure everyone still has to do good in school to get a job but the curriculum isn't helping real life. Everybody has different strengths and weaknesses. It doesn't help that one teacher stands up in class and teaches that subject the same exact way to all 30 students. Everybody learns in a different way. Kids are also being graded on if they talk and contribute to conversations in class. Some people have social anxiety and mentally cannot! Yes they need to overcome that in the future for real life but school isn't even helping that! They are just grading the kid on if they talk not helping them get through it. Therefore school is a waste of time and doesn't prepare you for the future.

  • We do not need school

    School is a waste of time if you live up to the age of 18, and die. Then you wasted your life in school. Literally. And if you die when you are in your 20's, then you have WASTED over half of your life in school, more than likely "learning" stuff you won't ever need to know after school. My argument is that school is the biggest waste of time in the world. And if you only had electronics to live off of I think we would have a better understanding of the world around us.

  • No point at all unless they get it right

    People should only be required to learn basic things. School provides basic education, but then also fills people's head with so much useless info they forget basic stuff. School is only concerned with grades and reputation, rather than student's well being. So they don't care if students graduate and become poor, or drug addicts, or die from reckless living.
    Basic things should be required such as:
    1. Sports because it teaches you how to maintain health and is applicable to goal setting and how to maneuver and control your body and teaches the difference between theory and application.
    2. Basic math, like making change such as a cashier person and division such as trying to figure out whether something is on sale is cheaper than another item sold in two different quantities and trying to figure out someone's age from their bday.
    3. Basic reading, like not being illiterate and know how to read. And how to persuade people to follow policies and rules set forth by your job. That could be like speech class, but speech glosses over so many aspects of interpersonal communication because it focuses only on speaking to a mass of people.
    4. Driving and laws of the land. People should learn what is legal and what is illegal. Schools only teach driving, but do not teach law, such as libel and defamation. Such basic things that schools forget because they are trying to teach subjects like art and calculus.
    5. Sex education - diseases and how to avoid them as well as consequences such as results of each disease. Drug education - different types of drugs and why to avoid them.
    6. Healthy eating and how to calculate calories. And disease management such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
    7. How to manage finances and how to apply for jobs and manage credit.
    8. How to manage stress and set goals
    9. Job training and learning skills such as auto mech, cashier, accounting, engineering, computer science, cooking, nursing, etc. These things they should start earlier than college to know how to pick what career they would want. Because college is too late and too expensive to make the wrong choice.

  • It wont help

    School never helps kids you have to make the kids want to learn and let them choose what they want to learn if you force students to do things they wont want to do it i get why we need school to help you for the future but i want to be a rapper i need music, math, and language arts

  • It is doesn't help you what so ever

    Here is the thing with school, not only do u learn the most useless things ever but u just forget everything right after the test. After you graduate, u probably well never look at a textbook again, unless u're in college lol. Everything is found on the internet, you can replace 12 classes of nonsense with a 7min YouTube vid that is at least you can understand, and more fun to watch. Teachers can complain about the students whenever they want whenever, and even if it's the stupidest reasons no one well say anything. Apparantly if u complain it's disrespectful. It might be too much stress for the students, and homework doesn't help, we don't need to take school with us home. Some kids have parents that are very strict and add more stress on the student. In real life u can cut people u don't like off, and never talk to them. But that's impossible in school, you see the same annoying people in school again and again. The Time you have to socialize with ur friends is limited. That doesn't even include the subjects themselves. A student should choose their classes, not have some of them forced down their throats. There are some aspects of math that is useful in real life, but after that, unless u are going to be in a field where u use a lot of math it's useless. Science is also useless, we should learn about health instead, and not when we're 9 when we won't care about it. Or simple ways we can do to stop pollution. And learn it in a fun way. Now let's talk about the environment of the classroom, other than having chairs and tables that are years old, while teachers get the comfy stuff, the classroom aura is just not good. U're sitting in a place where the students are half dead and if they try to have fun even if talking a little they get yelled at. There is hardly any room for creativity. Now the biggest problem with school is that it doesn't prepare you for the actual world. In the real world, you don't sit around waiting for instructions. U don't learn about taxes, budgets, good jobs, how to get them, how to raise kids, how to deal with depression etc. You don't go around asking of you can go to the washroom. They focus on what u'r not good at which isn't wrong, but what about the stuff u are good at or have a passion in? I think school has a lot of flaws and it shouldn't stay the same, it needs to change

  • It is doesn't help you what so ever

    Here is the thing with school, not only do u learn the most useless things ever but u just forget everything right after the test. After you graduate, u probably well never look at a textbook again, unless u're in college lol. Everything is found on the internet, you can replace 12 classes of nonsense with a 7min YouTube vid that is at least you can understand, and more fun to watch. Teachers can complain about the students whenever they want whenever, and even if it's the stupidest reasons no one well say anything. Apparantly if u complain it's disrespectful. It might be too much stress for the students, and homework doesn't help, we don't need to take school with us home. Some kids have parents that are very strict and add more stress on the student. In real life u can cut people u don't like off, and never talk to them. But that's impossible in school, you see the same annoying people in school again and again. The Time you have to socialize with ur friends is limited. That doesn't even include the subjects themselves. A student should choose their classes, not have some of them forced down their throats. There are some aspects of math that is useful in real life, but after that, unless u are going to be in a field where u use a lot of math it's useless. Science is also useless, we should learn about health instead, and not when we're 9 when we won't care about it. Or simple ways we can do to stop pollution. And learn it in a fun way. Now let's talk about the environment of the classroom, other than having chairs and tables that are years old, while teachers get the comfy stuff, the classroom aura is just not good. U're sitting in a place where the students are half dead and if they try to have fun even if talking a little they get yelled at. There is hardly any room for creativity. Now the biggest problem with school is that it doesn't prepare you for the actual world. In the real world, you don't sit around waiting for instructions. U don't learn about taxes, budgets, good jobs, how to get them, how to raise kids, how to deal with depression etc. You don't go around asking of you can go to the washroom. They focus on what u'r not good at which isn't wrong, but what about the stuff u are good at or have a passion in? I think school has a lot of flaws and it shouldn't stay the same, it needs to change

  • No help in the real world

    Teaches you stuff like The Old American West and quadratic equations. Things like this help you become a non-creative thinker and a worker instead of a boss or a leader. They don't teach you how to vote or write checks or pay tax. It doesn't teach you how to deal with emotions, in life its a trial and error. Recognizing disease is never taught either in elementary, middle school, or high school. The only place you'll learn that in is college, another step in becoming a long live'd worker.

  • Kids need more real-world skills

    Many schools still teach kids how to get lower paid jobs. Jobs like retail that stress workers out. They don't accept the fact that girls want to study engineering and boys want to study dance. In today's society, children cannot achieve their set goals and are only set up to do certain jobs.
    Most are now only focused on passing a test. This is putting more pressure on pupils (including the social standards they all have to meet). School is too much hassle and it isn't worth it. Yes, you meet many people but you also feel like you have to make sure you meet everyone's standards.

  • School is a waste of time

    Most of the things that you learn in school you will never use again and are useless, school should not be such a waste of time and should be cut shorter for all students, they should only be taught the essentials to life and what would be needed for most work not useless things like do you know what was the opening line of romeo and juliet. School needs to be drastically changed for these reasons, years of peoples lives are taken away for no reason, to learn something they will never use again. From these reasons, this is why I think that school is a waste of time.

  • School teaches you to work for money, not how to get money to work for you.

    I'm 14, Im a foreign exchange market trader, bitcoin miner and I also make money as a freelance web designer. All of you who say school is essential to get you into a job are stupid, and ignorant of the fact that this is only going to get you chasing money while in debt. Frankly school feels like a waste of time to me as it doesn't teach financial education , causing people to leave uni with thousands of pounds in debt but with thousands of notes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

  • Yes it is!!!

    I agree with the statement. Here we are sitting in school learning about the "past" (history) or learning about the inside of a plant (science) when we are supposed to be the role models of the future. We cant even help those in poor countries due to the misuse of power in the world. What the point of trying to educate ourselves and get into a high position like a prime minister, when we know all this Illuminati shit will predict the president.

  • Yes it is!!!

    I agree with the statement. Here we are sitting in school learning about the "past" (history) or learning about the inside of a plant (science) when we are supposed to be the role models of the future. We cant even help those in poor countries due to the misuse of power in the world. What the point of trying to educate ourselves and get into a high position like a prime minister, when we know all this Illuminati shit will predict the president.

  • Schools do not teach basic life skills.

    Students and recent graduates do not know what to do after school, due to the fact schools tend to teach subjects that will not have anything to do with future careers. Subjects such as Geometry, Physics, and Calculus will not be used by a lot of students after they graduate. I once had a science teacher who admitted to not remembering anything she was taught in school ( she graduated less than 5 years prior). People say school isn´t a waste of time because of ¨education¨ and ¨having to finish school to have a good job¨ well school and education is different. The meaning of education is the process of acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. General knowledge is taught in life not school, reasoning and judgement isn´t taught by schools especially if it has anything to do with life situations, and lastly this is what we learn as we grow up it is a process almost anyone is capable of. School in the United States is a waste of time at this moment; until courses that are useless get taken out and courses on students dream careers are put in, the system has failed. A student´s course pathway should be based on the career he or she is interested in, for example if someone wants to be an engineer give them geometry and physics not p.E. Or if someone wants to be an actor have them focus on drama, chorus, English literature, and possibly a foreign language. The school system should change.

  • Schools do not teach basic life skills.

    Students and recent graduates do not know what to do after school, due to the fact schools tend to teach subjects that will not have anything to do with future careers. Subjects such as Geometry, Physics, and Calculus will not be used by a lot of students after they graduate. I once had a science teacher who admitted to not remembering anything she was taught in school ( she graduated less than 5 years prior). People say school isn´t a waste of time because of ¨education¨ and ¨having to finish school to have a good job¨ well school and education is different. The meaning of education is the process of acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. General knowledge is taught in life not school, reasoning and judgement isn´t taught by schools especially if it has anything to do with life situations, and lastly this is what we learn as we grow up it is a process almost anyone is capable of. School in the United States is a waste of time at this moment; until courses that are useless get taken out and courses on students dream careers are put in, the system has failed. A student´s course pathway should be based on the career he or she is interested in, for example if someone wants to be an engineer give them geometry and physics not p.E. Or if someone wants to be an actor have them focus on drama, chorus, English literature, and possibly a foreign language. The school system should change.

  • Schools do not teach basic life skills.

    Students and recent graduates do not know what to do after school, due to the fact schools tend to teach subjects that will not have anything to do with future careers. Subjects such as Geometry, Physics, and Calculus will not be used by a lot of students after they graduate. I once had a science teacher who admitted to not remembering anything she was taught in school ( she graduated less than 5 years prior). People say school isn´t a waste of time because of ¨education¨ and ¨having to finish school to have a good job¨ well school and education is different. The meaning of education is the process of acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. General knowledge is taught in life not school, reasoning and judgement isn´t taught by schools especially if it has anything to do with life situations, and lastly this is what we learn as we grow up it is a process almost anyone is capable of. School in the United States is a waste of time at this moment; until courses that are useless get taken out and courses on students dream careers are put in, the system has failed. A student´s course pathway should be based on the career he or she is interested in, for example if someone wants to be an engineer give them geometry and physics not p.E. Or if someone wants to be an actor have them focus on drama, chorus, English literature, and possibly a foreign language. The school system should change.

  • Schools do not teach basic life skills.

    Students and recent graduates do not know what to do after school, due to the fact schools tend to teach subjects that will not have anything to do with future careers. Subjects such as Geometry, Physics, and Calculus will not be used by a lot of students after they graduate. I once had a science teacher who admitted to not remembering anything she was taught in school ( she graduated less than 5 years prior). People say school isn´t a waste of time because of ¨education¨ and ¨having to finish school to have a good job¨ well school and education is different. The meaning of education is the process of acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. General knowledge is taught in life not school, reasoning and judgement isn´t taught by schools especially if it has anything to do with life situations, and lastly this is what we learn as we grow up it is a process almost anyone is capable of. School in the United States is a waste of time at this moment; until courses that are useless get taken out and courses on students dream careers are put in, the system has failed. A student´s course pathway should be based on the career he or she is interested in, for example if someone wants to be an engineer give them geometry and physics not p.E. Or if someone wants to be an actor have them focus on drama, chorus, English literature, and possibly a foreign language. The school system should change.

  • It’s not for everyone.

    You can be successful in life and not be good at school. Yes, you learn stuff and it can help out somethings in life, but some of it isn’t helping anything. You need to be able to know how to survive in life and provide for your family. Not stupid formulas. I mean yes you can be bothered to do formulas, because they aren’t hard, but not everyone finds it interesting. They still do it, but it’s wasting what could be valuable living time. You don’t get rich from going to school, some paths are dead ends. You can in some cases, but not most. Maybe making videos, art, journalism, photography, or whatever is for you and it’ll bring you success in life. However, for others it’s school. What I’m trying to prove here and what I’m trying to enlighten the so called “smart people” of the world is that school can help you, but it can also break you. If it’s not for you and you don’t like something then you shouldn’t have to do it, because you are trying to create your own path of success.

  • School is a waste of time

    In high school, you do not learn that much. It may seem like a lot, but people are taught and then tested. After the test, what do you remember? The answer is very little. On top of that, life should be centered around people's interest, not forcing you to learn information that would not help you in the future.

  • School is not the real world...

    Quoting Albert Einstein, "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its own life believing that it is stupid." Modern school nowadays not only do they make the fish climb trees, but also make them climb down and do a ten-mile run. Many students relate to the fish; Swimming upstream in class, never finding their gifts, thinking they are stupid, believing they are useless. Based on the background check, the records say that schools made to train people to work in factories, which explains why they put students in straight rows. Schools were said to also force students to sit still, raise their hands before they speak, give them only a short break to eat, and for eight hours a day students are being told what to think.
    On top of everything, students are forced to compete to get an A. A letter which determines product quality.
    However, the world has progressed and it needs people who think creatively, innovatively, critically, independently with the ability to connect.

  • It needs to be changed

    The current school system doesn't teach students like it thinks it does; Students are just forced to remember useless information that won't be needed in their adult life. This means that students will come out of school not having a clue about things like how money works or how to write a convincing CV. Students will just know how to follow instructions like in a factory. I know this because I'm in secondary school and I could literally pass all of my tests if I just remembered everything without understanding.

  • What are we learning?

    My kid is in 7th grade, and is learning about Proportions in math. WHAT IS THAT? I'm not poor by any means, and am leading a successful l make a decent amount of money, and I have no clue what Proportions are. In ELA, these smart kids are learning about Dangling Modifiers, and crap like that. They should be learning more words, and reading, but they learn this crap. It's not learning he hates, it's what he learns that he hates.

  • Proven Waste of Time

    If you didn’t know, there are multiple systems of education. There is an option which most people don’t do because of their parent’s situation. It has children do whatever they want until they get bored. When they get bored, they crave for knowledge. The people who use this almost always score better on testing. Public education is pointless.

  • Proven Waste of Time

    If you didn’t know, there are multiple systems of education. There is an option which most people don’t do because of their parent’s situation. It has children do whatever they want until they get bored. When they get bored, they crave for knowledge. The people who use this almost always score better on testing. Public education is pointless.

  • School is a waste of time.

    You learn barely anything. You don't learn the constitution or the laws of the land, no no NO... You apparently need to learn dimensional analysis. Yeah, in college you can pick and choose your classes, but 25% of high schoolers drop out. Why do something when it only has a 75% chance of working? It's like using a parachute that has the same chance - it's risky and flat-out stupid.

  • Elementary and middle school are good but high school is worthless

    When was the last time you used your own brain to solve a math problem. Never you use a calculator it is common sense. I see no reason why knowing how to find tax Is important because it's already accounted for, you do nothing. Plus they should give you more choices of what to learn about because most of the time what you lean has no relation to your job.

  • School teaches useless things

    I'm currently in 8th grade and honestly so over school! Its so close to the end of the year where I can finally escape the hell hole called school. I don't understand when I'm ever going to use algebra in any job, unless I become a mathematician or something else like that and I doubt I will very much because I hate math. Anyway, I want to do something with horses since I am an equestrian and I ride, I want to train horses etc. and I know there are courses you can do but honestly when does school every teach you how to pay bill? What kind of house or apartment you should look for when you move out? All those basics. Honestly you could learn basic math, English and geography at home by yourself. Like when am I ever going to need to know when and how the black plague started and what the symptoms are and all that, probably never! We get assignment after assignment after assignment too! I have three due next week and a test tomorrow! UGH. Overall school is just really a waste of time. Especially high school!

  • It is damaging

    Some people can't deal with the stress of school and feel a lot of things including the feeling of they have wasted years on knowledge just to be acceptable in society. But it really leaves some people damaged. People can't sleep only to wake up before the sun comes out to be locked in a classroom for seven hours, five times a week, every week. People say it's necessary and that may be true, but you can learn all you need from experience instead of being told it and being tested on it. Even the atmosphere can be bad. The bright light glaring down at you, the grey atmosphere is boring and unsettling to some people. This is my argument and I do not mean to offend people who love school. This is just my experience and thoughts.

  • School teaches us things we will never need.

    If i want to be a biologist, but fail math, i cant be a biologist anymore. When have you ever used calculus in the real world? Why do you have to know what king Henry VIII did in 1543? How is Shakespeare going to help you get a job?
    How will the structure of a plant cell help me succeed in life? Checkmate.

  • School is just a complete waste of time you learn stuff you will never use in the real world.

    I wasn’t taught how to get a job
    But I can remember dissecting a frog
    I wasn’t taught how to pay tax
    But I know loads about Shakespeare's classics
    I was never taught how to vote
    They devoted that time to defining isotopes
    I wasn’t taught how to look after my health
    But mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
    Never spent a lesson on current events
    Instead I studied The Old American West
    I was never taught what laws there are
    I was never taught what laws there are
    Let me repeat - I was not taught the laws for the country I live in
    But I know how Henry the VIII killed his women
    Divorced beheaded died, divorced beheaded survived
    Glad that’s in my head instead of financial advice
    I was shown the wavelengths of different hues of light
    But I was never taught my human rights
    Apparently there’s 30, do you know them? I don’t
    Why the hell can’t we both recite them by rote?!
    I know igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks
    Yet I don’t know squat about trading stocks
    Or how money works at all - where does it come from?
    How does the thing that motivates the world function?
    Not taught how to budget and disburse my earnings
    I was too busy rehearsing cursive
    Didn’t learn how much it costs to raise a kid or what an affidavit is
    But I spent days on what the quadratic equation is
    Negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared
    Minus 4ac over 2a
    That’s insane, that’s absolutely insane
    They made me learn that over basic first aid
    How to recognise the most deadly Mental disorders // or
    Diseases with preventable causes // How to buy a
    House with a mortgage // if I could afford it
    ‘cause abstract maths was deemed more important
    Than advice that would literally save thousands of lives
    But it’s cool, ‘cause now I could tell you if the number of unnecessary deaths caused by that choice was prime
    Never taught present day practical medicines
    But I was told what the ancient hippocratic method is
    “I’ve got a headache, the pain is ceaseless
    What should I take?” umm... Maybe try some leeches?
    “Could we discuss domestic abuse and get the facts
    Or how to help my depressed friend with their mental state?”
    Ummm... No but learn mental maths
    Because “you won’t have a calculator with you every day!”

  • Time could be better spent learning useful things.

    After being out of high school for more than 20 years, I can honestly say most of what I learned was never used in real life. In high school, I could do trigonometry in my head. I've never used it. Never. In fact, I have not used any of the geometry or algebra I learned in h.S., either. I do use the math, including basic algebra that I learned through 8th grade. I feel that classes in high school should be mandatory only if they affect the public as a whole. Earth science, while interesting, has served no purpose. Psychology (not offered at all in my school) would have been more useful for dealing with people. Economics and personal finance would have been a better use of time than the advanced math that I've never used. Good credit is good for everyone. Drivers ed and behind the wheel training would definitely be a better use of taxpayer money, because almost everyone will drive. It affects the public as a whole. It has been proven that it's easier to learn a new language before the age of 12, but it isn't taught until at least junior high in my area. That's now. When I went to school, it wasn't taught until 11th grade. Waste of time. It should be taught by 3rd grade, even if it's just a special class, like art or music, taught weekly. Little ones catch on quickly. The only thing I learned in high school that I have used almost every day, was my vocational training. Early childhood development. I used that training every single day for almost 2 decades. But I never used anything I learned in my regular classes. I don't even remember how to do the trigonometry that came so easily to me anymore. Education seems to lack the one thing it desperately needs to succeed: common sense.

  • It might be one of the biggest wastes of time if ever gone through

    I feel that they dont care about are future because they think its important to know how to take test they never teach you how to invest or get a job or even do taxes but they teach you how to find X and some french or Spanish words that no one cares about kids want to hang out with friends play sports have fun but at school you get places in strait rows there expecting for you to raise your hand when you ask a question but that will never help you in the real world and homework is the biggest waste of time you have to go to school for 7 hours then when you get home do another 2 hours of homework which kids would rather be playing with there friends but its already to dark out so you cant do anything the whole day but go to school and eat poison at lunch because there food is trach.

  • Kids need freedom in their lives. School is wasting their valuble lives

    Kids shouldn't be held in a four walled room for most of their lives. They can be enjoying themselves being free and doing what ever type of activities they do. School teaches them pointless information that they will most likely forget in their later life. I believe self - teaching yourself

  • Kids need freedom in their lives. School is wasting their valuble lives

    Kids shouldn't be held in a four walled room for most of their lives. They can be enjoying themselves being free and doing what ever type of activities they do. School teaches them pointless information that they will most likely forget in their later life. I believe self - teaching yourself

  • We don't know squat about the real world.

    I don't know anything about the laws in my own country. Or basic first aid, real world problems like homelessness or how to pay tax or common sense. School is just a total waste of time learning stuff that isn't useful like geometry, algebra, this is why I would rather sit a box for 24 hours than go to school

  • It does not promote creativity.

    School does have some merit, like becoming a well versed individual. Unfortunately our school system is so focused on getting onto more schooling that it forgets about what happens when school ends. Kids, myself included, have lost a lot of creativity because eight hour days are extended into the night with homework on subjects that are deemed more important than life skills. I get that advanced mathematics is also supposed to teach you complex thinking, but it is replacing individuality and creativity. There are life problems that can't be learned in math.

  • If someone has an iq of over 130? Whats the point of it?

    These students should get speciaaaallll education since they are smarter than their other classmates and they can form the future ( i have an iq of 146 and sorry for the caps but i really needed to get this off my chest bcs the school doesnt even test ur goddang intelligence!)

  • I am uneducated and have no purpose in life

    I'm uneducated and always depressed and school is not helping my stupidity at all.
    At least I know how to form proper sentences.
    I need more words to submit this?
    Sure, I guess I can just write stuff that is completely unrelated to this topic. But i don't know exactly what to talk about.

  • You don't learn things that you actually need

    School is just B.S. How is History going to help the farmer? How will Biology help the Restaurant Manager? School just throws useless information at us that will waste our childhood and time. Some people say that school helps you learn information for your career, but you can take the time to find out what you like and then study RELEVANT information that will ACTUALLY help you! If we are to keep school, we must change the system. Make classes like learning life skills a necessity and don't make an artist take chemistry. My point is that school just throws irrelevant information that will never help us.

  • Multiple Reasons Why:

    For one, social studies, parts of math, science, and parts ELA or reading should be optional. The only reason you would use science is if you're a scientist, period. The only time you're going to use social studies is if you're going to be an archeologist. Yes, social studies can be interesting, but let's be real, who cares about the Paleolithic time period: NOBODY. As for math, you are of course going to use addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, and MAYBE fractions. In ELA or reading, you're going to use reading, spelling, and grammar, and absolutely nothing else. Why do I need to know about verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc. It just doesn't make sense.

    My next point is that school is like slavery. It's forced labor that you don't get payed for, and most teachers don't physically abuse you (I say most because I had a teacher in fourth grade who would hit kids and the parents sued. Keep in mind the kid was blind) but they do mentally abuse you. They yell at you, tell you who's the smartest, etc.

    My next argument is that we're at school for SEVEN AND A FRIKKIN HALF HOURS A DAY, and if you include homework, then for me it adds up to about NINE AND A HALF HOURS A DAY! That's FOURTY-SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS A WEEK! It's insane. It's not fair. We could be using that time socializing with friends and family, getting fresh air, and DOING SOMETHING MORE PRODUCTIVE.

    Kids get so stressed out over school. Stress can cause MANY health problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and even HEART ATTACKS. And don't try to tell me otherwise because, my dad almost had a heart attack due to stress a few years ago.

    School can also cause family issues. I know it has for me. If I get bad grades I get in trouble. In fact, if I get a B I get grounded. It isn't fair to me or to other kids who are expected to be the smartest people ever.

    I don't know about you're school, but where I live we have "honors classes" for middle and high school. The teachers have straight up said before that the honors classes learn the exact same stuff but get more homework, and the teachers are 100% okay with it. I have all honors so I told my mom I want to be in regular classes but she said I couldn't. I have cousins who are twins, and one has all honors and the other doesn't so it makes her feel like she isn't as smart as the other. It isn't fair to kids who try hard, but their minds just can't process.

    Sorry, but I just had to get all of this out. I could keep going, but guess what? I HAVE HOMEWORK TO DO!

  • Most of the information will be forgotten or at least not used in the student's future.

    First thing first. SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT. It prepares you for the world, especially by teaching you to take whatever nonsense is thrown your way. The only thing wrong with school, in general, is the educational standpoint. In the sense that many schools go about it all wrong, but it's not their faults as they have to follow laws and guidelines created by state and the US governments. Currently, students are being crammed with more information than they can withstand...Only to forget all this information after the hourly exam. Not to mention, that most student's don't care about the material that they are learning about. Students should be able to take classes that interest them. So if a student likes video games, then they should be able to take classes on how video games work/are created. Many general classes would play into that such as english, science, math, and art. English because a video game tells a story that pulls the player along, so why not have students learn how to create powerful stories? Science because video games are here because of technological advances, so, why not teach the students on how their video games actually work? Math because technology is very math orientated, and science and math overlap. In order to see how a video game works, in depth, you would need to know about the mathematical concepts that play into creating a game. Lastly, art, because a lot of animation and CG goes into creating a game, and knowing those are concepts can play along with understanding the game and storyline.

  • School is a waste of time

    I am in grade 10 and all I have done is mostly useless work. Why should I go to school everyday 5 days a week when we mostly just learn random trivia that means nothing. All of the adults I know say they can't remember anything from high-school and say it was useless for them.
    Post-secondary is what is really important and actually helps you get a job.

  • School is a waste of time

    I am in grade 10 and all I have done is mostly useless work. Why should I go to school everyday 5 days a week when we mostly just learn random trivia that means nothing. All of the adults I know say they can't remember anything from high-school and say it was useless for them.
    Post-secondary is what is really important and actually helps you get a job.

  • I think it is a waste of time because you could also have more fun outside of school like more field trips with parent/friend

    I am a student from grade 6 and my peers and me think it is a wast of time because why can't we be learning about the world with our lovely parents and friends and also have fun. Imagine it that you can have sleep overs at other peoples home or even going on overnight trips to place around the world. How fun would that be. Going to school will only teach you basic things and complex but the complex we wont understand unless if we see for real and they help explain it and we will have fun. (And school is were the most bullying is) so i think it is a waste of time.

  • I think it is a waste of time because you could also have more fun outside of school like more field trips with parent/friend

    I am a student from grade 6 and my peers and me think it is a wast of time because why can't we be learning about the world with our lovely parents and friends and also have fun. Imagine it that you can have sleep overs at other peoples home or even going on overnight trips to place around the world. How fun would that be. Going to school will only teach you basic things and complex but the complex we wont understand unless if we see for real and they help explain it and we will have fun. (And school is were the most bullying is) so i think it is a waste of time.

  • School is killing interests

    When I was younger and had not started school yet, I had various interests such as the human body, space, ancient societies etc. and loved learning about them. However, when I started school they forced knowledge on us and put all the pressure on our shoulders. I felt like I had to be the best at everything to get good grades and suddenly those interests of mine flew out the window and never came back. Who knows what I could have become if school enhanced my interests, instead of making me think they are boring? Now I have to learn pointless math, learn a boring language and listen to teachers talking about completely pointless stuff that I KNOW I wont have usage for in my life.

  • You don't learn important things

    School is stupid and is so boring. We need to learn about getting a job, having kids, or finding somebody you like. Instead, you learn about things you never need to know. Why do we need to learn about rocks in science, TT in math, or how to write an essay. WE DONT NEED TO KNOW THIS STUFF

  • This is bogus

    School is suposed to prepare us for the future yet i'm a 7th grader and i am learning how to find the area of irregular shapes in math i am learning how to do a scientific experiment and soon in humanaties we will learn about social studies. All of these core classes are useless and i will never ever use them again in my life so why am i obligated to come sit and rot in this box and fill my head with useless facts?

  • Why are we torturing children?

    Kids should be living life, not locked in a drab building 6-8 hours a day. Prison is easier on you than school, and I've been through emotionally DEPRESSING times that had nothing to do with losing friendships or whatever. Nope, SCHOOL. I was stressed, angry, and wanted to run away. I was failing math in the 6th grade, and instead of time to have fun or whatever, I had to study completely pointless crap that I never had to use in real life!

  • I Believe that School i pointless because we dont need to know everything they try to teach us.

    I Believe that School i pointless because its 7-8 hours out of your day when you could be doing important things outside of school. Learning Algebra 1 is pointless because you will not need to know High upgraded math that is hard to learn. In the future. You also dont need history or physics. You also dont need P.E or History. Its all pointless. Why cant we just pick what we want to learn so we know what we want to be in the future instead of wasting 12 years of a child's life.

  • School sucks butt

    Classes are completely useless and do not teach practical skills. We have to wake up hours too early. Teachers in high school suck and don't give half a shit about you or your future, they only look out for themselves. Tests happen every week, and teachers often do not teach concepts on the tests. SCHOOL SUCKS.

  • Its more about passing than it is about learning...

    One of the problems I'VE had with school is the grading system. If you really think about it, you take a test, pass and forget everything you learn. Thats not what education should be. If I wanted to be an engineer, then I'd go to math class. BUT. I want to work for the WWE. And you think knowing that america getting its independence on July 4th or knowing how to divide fractions can help me as an athlete? NO! Its a complete waste of my time and energy. Also with science class... IM CHRISTIAN! They tryin to tell me humans evolved from some apes or monkeys. First of all thats retarded. If we evolved from apes... Why do we still have apes? Also the grading and GPA doesnt mean anything. It doesnt decide how smart you are, it determines if you cared about school or not. I my gpa were 1.2 because my GRADES weren't good, does that mean Im stupid? NO! It means I dont care about adverb phrases or what the inside of a plant looks like. Im a pretty smart guy in general, because i use my common sense, not a pencil and some paper. My final point, (this may sound redundant) all the stuff we need is already here. I.E. phones, calculators, cars, planes, boats, trains, electricity in general, food, and last but not least... School taught me nothing I know now that is useful to me.

  • You need to mindlessly follow along....

    As a student myself I have continuously noticed that the school system is flawed in many ways. Teaching has more to do with memorizing than anything else. For instance, in science, learning all those formulas and embedding them in your head is pointless because scientist ALWAYS has notes and references with them. Moving from that, the school also forces you to think a certain way or else you won't fit in or even get good grades. My teacher who is a very smart man and highly educated never did very well in school. As a matter of fact, he had was one of the lowest grades that in no way means he is not intelligent. Yes, the education system allowed him to get his education, but in this case, I am referring to the high school and lower level. Everyone learns in a different way and at a different pace why is everyone being tested the same. I will end with an Albert Einstein quote: Everyone is a genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.

  • School just sets up high expectations for young children.

    We are supposed to get good grades just so we can be known as "intelligent". I believe that every individual is intelligent whether or not they're good at taking tests. Yes, school is a pathway for us to get a job but then what do we learn in school? Can any of you tell me what you learnt right after you're done with the exam?

  • 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 c