American Public Schools.

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  1. Hadouken

    Hadouken Well-Known Member

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    Thats basically what the school I go to now does, except instead of a packet, we get a booklet to read. But I found the american school system better for my kind of learning style eventhough I'm learning alot more now. But while I was living in America, the teacher would just go over a couple chapters in a text book, give homework, and at the the end of the week there would be a test. I learned easier that way.
     
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    Thought I would repost that

    So rather then say how the current system sucks, why don't you give us an example of how it should be? I don't see a problem with it currently, we learn information, and test on it. The whole point is to get to college and take classes that we wish to use in our career, and to make sure we arn't dumb of course. So your basically saying it should be whatever the students wants? No periods, no set time etc? Well I can really see all 30 students of each class WILLINGLY going to each and everyone of their lessens and paying attention every time, because we all WANT to be in school for 6 hours a day.

    The only thing I agree with in this argument is that teachers should be more available for questions, but you CAN always go in at lunch or after school...oh no I'm going to loose a couple moments of my life so I can better understand a concept, oh the horror!
     
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    Well, it's probably because some people would see someone asking for extra help kinda "slow", which is ridiculous.
     
  4. Greasy Pete

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    much of that is completely untrue.


    my desk isnt small

    my bell isnt that strict

    my teachers dont always care what i get for a grade
     
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    Our school has a strict dress code, but only to secure the safety for everyone. My school only has about 20-23 students per class, so obviously there is not a huge crowd issue, maybe in some larger cities. Every school has a bell or ringer, to tell which class to go to next or when school begins/starts. The education production these days seem pretty low or not at a high standered as they should be.
     
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    i agree with what most of the stuff you said. i was like that through middle school up to junior year in high school. in our school, they're strict on tardies and lock the doors right away so you can get caught by the security.

    and im passing with good grades and everything but the classes are soooo boring. i do pay more attention to the clock then to a teacher too, but the desks we have are big and good enough in some classes :D
     
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    Yes, now take all of that and multiply it by 10 and you get my ghay catholic school. <_<
     
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    They should just get rid of catholic schools honestly. Might as well make it a public school.

    Only difference is you have to take a religion class, 95% of which is Christianity. If people actually wanted to learn, they would have already been brought up like that by their parents, they would already be going to church, and they would already know.

    @Icex2
    Ya thats dumb. People have plenty of reasons why they are late, they shouldnt lock the doors. What would security do? Your allowed to chill in the halls if your not in class.

    Dress codes or uniforms are dumb. Let people dress the way they like. How does forcing someone to look like a fag, help them learn better.


    Whatever, doesnt bother me that much since I go to public.
     
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    American public schools suck. Plain and simple. Teachers aren't motivated, funding is too low, standards are low, too much petty bull---- for the kids to deal with, and it all ends up with the student getting a ----ty education. When 70% of a school's students aren't making anything more than a 2.0 GPA, it isn't just the students anymore...
     
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    a catholic school must suck
     
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    ^I agree with ferret 100%

    Well, as a home schooler myself, I can say that you do miss out on some of the fun experiences you get in a public or private school situation. However, home schooling is not the completely anti-social method of learning that it's commonly portrayed as. Non-home schoolers really have no way of knowing, but there ARE lots of homeschool support groups available for students. One very common kind of group is called a co-op (co-operative teaching), which is basically a weekly class (or bi-weekly) taught by parents of other home schoolers or retired teachers. There are several benefits for this system, including socialization (there are often dozens, maybe even hundreds of students involved) and teaching experience. Take me for example: My mom is no chemist (not by a long shot xD). So when it came time to take chemistry, it looked like I was going to have to teach myself out of a book. However, our local co-op offered a chemistry class led by a retired chemistry teacher, which saved me a headache and a half.

    About the sports teams: You'd be surprised how many schools are willing to let home schoolers into some of their extra-curricular activities (like sports or clubs). I don't know if this is true across the country, but where I live in Florida, I can basically join any program I want from any of the local schools. At this point in time, I am on the Eau Gallie High School Odyssey of the Mind team (and I have to brag... we're going to world competition this year! ^_^) and I'm also in a bowling league specifically for home schoolers.

    I will admit to an upsetting lack of hotties and parties XD
     
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    It may not be as fun, but 99% of them will give you a much better education than you'll recieve at a public school. It's all in where your priorities lie. Albeit, the idea of getting rapped across the knuckles by an angry nun doesn't sound too enticing to an eight year old.
     
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    In my school the classrooms usually have a lot of people but it's not what I would call 'packed'.
     
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    I got a solution to all the problems, let the teachers go union and get their pay increase so they actually feel like they are doing what they love to do for what they are worth.

    Also with kids nowadays, I know this is controversial but bring back corporal punishment. Liberal hippies took that out of the schools and look what is happening with children in schools nowaday. They don't listen to the teacher, they take advantage of a system that was back in the day meant to teach the special ed kids. A poll taken from Stanford shows that 100 years ago from 2001 *so in 1901* kids had a vocab that spanned almost 900 words more than those of 2001. So um lets see what the hell happened? screw the no child left behind cause it's ruined the discipline of children and young adults all across America.

    It took me three years to catch up with English when i was 12-15 yrs old and with the discipline that I had to teach myself I surpased anything high school could have ever taught me so I had no motivation to do well even in my honors English which was as much a joke as a placement test into community college cause they send you to the lower, non-credited class anyways.

    Too much liberal influence into the United States school system is ruining the children of tomorrow. Sorry folks but read up if you don't believe me.
     
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    LOL, the angry nun made me laugh =P (angry nuns have a way of doing that)
     

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