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#1
I just graduated and I definitively shouldn't have even come close to a diploma. EVERY single day of high school I came in messed up off weed, alcohol and other assorted drugs. I carried all high honors and I finished a top my class.


ARE YOU KIDDING ME! High school is so stupid. Lowest accomplishment you can ever receive. Not saying I wouldn't love to stay in high school and mess around everyday, but come on OBVIOUSLY the school system isn't teaching much, yet somehow I had great grades. And this world wonders why people are not properly educated.

I know probably a lot of you wont agree with this, but it is at least how it is for where I live.
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I just graduated and I definitively shouldn't have even come close to a diploma. EVERY single day of high school I came in messed up off weed, alcohol and other assorted drugs. I carried all high honors and I finished a top my class.


ARE YOU KIDDING ME! High school is so stupid. Lowest accomplishment you can ever receive. Not saying I wouldn't love to stay in high school and mess around everyday, but come on OBVIOUSLY the school system isn't teaching much, yet somehow I had great grades. And this world wonders why people are not properly educated.

I know probably a lot of you wont agree with this, but it is at least how it is for where I live.


I guess a lot of the difficulty depends on what subjects you choose. (I don't know much about schools in the US, but apparently a US High School diploma is worth much less than the Abitur which we have here in Germany, so yeah)
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Brother, that story was of the utmost calibre.

/also graduated from a Public High School.
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Okay, if you don't feel challenged go to college.
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What's the UK equivalent of High School? And by public school do you mean public school or state school? Americans confuse me
#8
Yea public schools aren't for learning rather than indoctoronation.... I graduated fom one...
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Failbook.org will give you a very good idea of how well the school system works.....I agree tho TS....the system is broken...we must forge ahead with the new order!! Viva La Revolution!!!!

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TS's grades weren't what he wanted, so no he's making it seem like he didn't try at all.
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What's the UK equivalent of High School? And by public school do you mean public school or state school? Americans confuse me

I think the equivalent is the first year of sixth form. It seems like their first year in university is equivalent to the final year of sixth form in terms of academic level.

American need a hell lot of AP classes to get into university in the United Kingdom.
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I have a trillion friends who show up baked out of their mind, and still get A's and B's.
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Well man, High school in the U.S. is a disaster, and obviously, so is the war against drugs.

College is different, and better - but you have to be serious.
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I found Ireland's public school to be fine, I learned lots of stuff.
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And High School isn't supposed to challenge you, it's supposed to be able to weed out a portion of dumbasses that wouldn't survive in college and to rank you so that colleges can accept you or not. Go to college, even a public college. It's a lot more challenging and can offer any positive aspect that High School can, but 10x better.
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The Irish system isn't fantastic either. But you wouldn't get A's and B's if you showed up baked or pissed.
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US high school lasts from the ages of around 14-18. After that, you go to college/university.

I just graduated, but this shit was hard as hell because I was in the IB Diploma Program.
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#19
Maybe they should stop teaching so much god damn algebra and make important classes like personal finance mandatory.
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You get what out what you put into high school. I worked my butt off and got into my number one college. I had a blast while doing it too so I have no regrets.

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Maybe they should stop teaching so much god damn algebra and make important classes like personal finance mandatory.


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yeah im definetly going to college. But I mean all of my tax dollars for this! Hey maybe drugs make you smart! lol yeah but I know i shouldn't complain but my god its pretty pathetic
#23
It's the same in Canada, if you put in a very very slight amount of effort you can get 60's-70's without trying. When people realize it once, they keep just showing up baked all the time. I smoke up, few times every couple months, but still, they'd do it everyday.
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I didn't enjoy school much, and I spent a lot of it stoned too, but I'm not naïve enough to think it wasn't worthwhile.
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Maybe they should stop teaching so much god damn algebra and make important classes like personal finance mandatory.

Lots of high schools don't want to offer life-applicable skills. They want to offer college-applicable skills, so that their students get into more and better colleges, which reflects a lot better on the high school. Many good high schools (like the one I attended, luckily) are AP machines, which help the students get accepted to high-level schools.

In a way this is good, in that I believe almost everyone should go to college, and my high school has prepared me very well for it. On the other hand, not everyone WILL go to college, and the practical life-skills went untaught for them.
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Well my point of the story is that they make the graduation ceremony like you just received your MBA! It just sort of make me mad that now I basically have to relearn alot of the basics because high school never taught me well. Cant wait for college
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I did very little in high school... in uni now, going fairly well, and it's only in the last few years the influence of some of my teachers has started to have an effect, but I could've done a hell of alot more in school.

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And High School isn't supposed to challenge you, it's supposed to be able to weed out a portion of dumbasses that wouldn't survive in college and to rank you so that colleges can accept you or not. Go to college, even a public college. It's a lot more challenging and can offer any positive aspect that High School can, but 10x better.

High School is supposed to educate you and teach some basic level of critical thought and general knowledge. It's not supposed to be some fucked up social darwinist experiment.
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Well my point of the story is that they make the graduation ceremony like you just received your MBA! It just sort of make me mad that now I basically have to relearn alot of the basics because high school never taught me well. Cant wait for college

I agree with you on the celebration. I hated my own and I went to my sister's a couple weeks ago and hated it more. Part of the celebration, I realized, was more due to excitement about what you're going to do and not what you just did. It's more of a "Woot woot, we gettin' outta here!" than a "Awww, dawg, we just rocked that sh*t" thing.

And what types of basics did high school not teach you? Just basic life skills? The best way to learn that is by experience.
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So basically you're just showing off your grades in a way you think is subtle..?



Lol first of all who would care about my grades on an online forum. All im saying is there is a loophole in the public teaching system. Thats all.
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Lol first of all who would care about my grades on an online forum. All im saying is there is a loophole in the public teaching system. Thats all.

I don't think that high school being easy can be considered a loophole...
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#32
I always went to school sober...when I actually decided to show up.

I missed 56.5ish days my senior year, most of them spent cruising around town listening to music so I could skip most of 1st hour.

I gradiated.
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Lots of high schools don't want to offer life-applicable skills. They want to offer college-applicable skills, so that their students get into more and better colleges, which reflects a lot better on the high school. Many good high schools (like the one I attended, luckily) are AP machines, which help the students get accepted to high-level schools.

In a way this is good, in that I believe almost everyone should go to college, and my high school has prepared me very well for it. On the other hand, not everyone WILL go to college, and the practical life-skills went untaught for them.


True but I still think my school should take personal finance more serously. I'm not planning on going to collage so I would rather learn something that would be more helpful to me. I wish I could take that class but I'm forced to take another year of algebra insted. -_-
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Maybe they should stop teaching so much god damn algebra and make important classes like personal finance mandatory.

Apart from maths being important - almost every career uses it in one form or another, and they help developing minds develop more logical ways of thinking - topics such as finance and economics are incredibly complex. At a high school you'll either be teaching at a level too advanced for alot of students which will require extensive education services, running the risk of leaving alot of kids behind anyway, or you'll be teaching it at a level that's dumbed down to the point of worthlessness.

Shit, when you've got a system where, for example, English classes don't teach proper grammar or tenses or punctuation, how the hell do you expect finance to be taught? The school system needs to be improved rather than the subjects being chopped and changed.
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#35
Lol yeah I guess not. But whatever its over. If it was up to me I would quit school and play guitar all day everyday lol.


But I appreciate all the input lol FTW
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True but I still think my school should take personal finance more serously. I'm not planning on going to collage so I would rather learn something that would be more helpful to me. I wish I could take that class but I'm forced to take another year of algebra insted. -_-

Take a community college class on it. It's cheap and readily available.
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