curious_george_43545 wrote: Madison wrote:
Tavish wrote:This is the biggest problem I have with truancy laws. Forcing high school kids to go to school who have no desire and do basically whatever they can to ditch annoys me. Instead of teachers teaching and the admins dealing with safety/security they are playing parole cop for kids who often aren't going to do anything except disrupt class when they are there.
Good plan. We'd never have a shortage of burger-flippers that way.
Honestly the kids that ditch school constantly without their parents consent, most likely will never amount to anything beyond burger flipping anyway.
I'd say "I wish this were true" but I truthfully don't -- nor is it true. There are countless people nationwide who are wildly successful without conforming to our nation's definition of 'education' or the educational system. They go on to become successful inventors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and other figureheads. The formalized American education system is just one way in which people can find success, though there are plenty of other routes, whether or not people (your teachers included) want to admit it or not.
Even when they do attend school they actually try hard not to learn. I guarantee I hate school as much as they do, but I atleast went everyday.
Why do you hate school?
Course, my parents would be furious if I ever skipped and I have to be near death to stay home from school. (Pretty sure I missed 2 days in 4 years of high school) I think more has to be done once kids get to school, because I honestly slept through some classes and constantly did homework for the next class instead of paying attention and probably only did 5 hours of work at home for my entire Senior Year and graduated with a 3.9 GPA so. I'd try to do the least work possible and shoot for an 89.5% and that's more work than the majority of the people in my high school probably did and it's actually a decent school.
There's a common mis-conception that a lot of 'work' must be done at home in order for proper education to take place. Sure, there are a lot of learners who necessitate additional practice or guidance outside of the classroom in order to succeed at their goal in school; but for others, this couldn't be further from the case. The newer waves of teachers are bringing with them a vast array of new tools and skills into education, and while we've all had terrible teachers in our day, and we and our children may have them in the future, I can tell you first hand as a Masters Student who is Certified in Secondary Mathematics, it's not because they aren't being educated well.
Also, the blame cannot be laid on your teachers or the educational institute because you "tried to do the least work possible". The bottom line is you learned the material, as illustrated by your 3.9 GPA. At the end of the day -- that's what matters to me. There's a large debate in education with respect to things like seat time, effort, so on and so forth, versus comprehension and mastery of material, and while high marks come easy to some, such as yourself, others certainly have a more difficult road to travel -- whether they travel it or remain idle is an entirely different story.