1. Post #681
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    Like in OP's article, I'd leave at my regular school time and now at 6 fucking PM.

    I don't care, my house is 4 miles from school and I'd walk right home

    EDIT: holy jesus look at that, king
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  2. Post #682
    Shoe Phone's Avatar
    March 2007
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    My school is getting 8 class periods next year, sucks for them.

  3. Post #683
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    November 2007
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    you can whine all you want but this (in theory) should improve grades, the masses of FP are just crying because they don't get to do jack shit for weeks on end.
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  4. Post #684
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    BREAKING NEWS: Obama hates baseball, camping, and puppies? More at eleven!

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    you can whine all you want but this (in theory) should improve grades, the masses of FP are just crying because they don't get to do jack shit for weeks on end.
    Well yeah, if the school system wasn't a giant pile of shit.
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  5. Post #685
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    BREAKING NEWS: Obama hates baseball, camping, and puppies? More at eleven!

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    Well yeah, if the school system wasn't a giant pile of shit.
    the system isn't as big of a pile of shit you think it is

    it's you bobby, you. You're the pile of shit.
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  6. Post #686
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    August 2009
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    i love my history teacher
    whenever he gets into an argument with someone he steps onto this little stool thing he keeps in his room, because of his height, to make him look bigger and more intimidating

    it's hilarious
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  7. Post #687
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    That's not the way to get re-elected.
    It's the best way to get re-elected, parents will love it, and their kids who aren't registered to vote, won't have a say.

  8. Post #688
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    I support the idea of shorter summer breaks. Education should be the first and foremost. I think a lot of the world's problems can be solved by better education.
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  9. Post #689
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    this. there's far too many incompetent teachers who half-ass the schoolwork and test and end up teaching the kids nothing.
    No, i'm sick and tired of this excuse. The teacher is only as good as the amount of work the pupil want to put in. I slacked last year and while my results weren't bad to me they could have been better. This year im working hard and achieving my potential. While i agree that the teacher needs to keep the attention of the class to dump all the blame on the teacher is just being ignorant and arrogant. Teachers have a hard enough job as it is. And 6 weeks is more than adequate, anymore and i find that i forget shit and can't write notes.
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  10. Post #690
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    November 2009
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    You kids in the US get ridiculously long summer holidays anyway
    I got barley two months when I was in high school. Good lord are breaks short. And I like how people in this thread from The British Empire think treating children like slaves is normal. (Didn't you learn anything from Charles Dickens?)

    I find this logic funny, anybody that has gone through an American school can tell you that the educational system is utter crap and wank. So what does the government do? SEND IN MORE TRAINS.
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  11. Post #691
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    I got barley two months when I was in high school. Good lord are breaks short. And I like how people in this thread from The British Empire think treating children like slaves is normal. (Didn't you learn anything from Charles Dickens?)
    Seriously?
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  12. Post #692
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    November 2009
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    We say "Maths" because Mathematics is plural and when shortened the "s" should stay there. Also, you say it the way it's spelt.

    Looks like you could spend some more time in school.
    No wonder our language is in shambles, with you Englishmen at the helm.
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  13. Post #693
    I've been here since 2005 and I had to pay $10 for a title.
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    February 2005
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    In my area, they're already slowly implementing this.
    Or at least, it seems so... Summer is shorter by a few days, as well as Christmas break... Only difference is that there's a few more days off and Thanksgiving break was increased to a full week.
    I hope they don't go all the way while I'm still here.

  14. Post #694
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    No wonder our language is in shambles, with you Englishmen at the helm.
    We invented english and lent it to you, if you don't want it you can always return it providing you have the reciept and haven't modified it in any way.


    Oh wait...
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  15. Post #695
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    January 2008
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    I say fuck Obama. This is just going to make me take school a lot LESS seriously. I already have to sit there a horrible six hours a day. I REFUSE to sit there any longer.
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  16. Post #696
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    Wow this thread is fucking old, nice megabump CorpseRida.

  17. Post #697
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    That's not the way to get re-elected.
    Actually it is, because children can't vote. Parent's want their children to be succesful in the future and the best way to do that is increase amount of time in school as well as expanding the boundaries of specific subjects so that Americans can compete in a global market.
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  18. Post #698
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    Actually it is, because children can't vote. Parent's want their children to be succesful in the future and the best way to do that is increase amount of time in school as well as expanding the boundaries of specific subjects so that Americans can compete in a global market.
    Obama is too smart for us... Let's hope he waits until 2012 to do it

  19. Post #699
    I like to constantly remind everyone that I do illegal drugs. I squeeze it into all posts.
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    October 2006
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    I lived in Chicago for a while, the education system out there is so fucked up. I went to a catholic school from 1-8th grade because theres way to many nigs at the public school, well for half of 4th grade i had to go to a public school because I got kicked out for a fight or something, anyways they were just learning their multiplication tables in 4th fucking grade, I had learned them when I was in 2nd.

    Fast forward to my sophomore (current year) in high school, I moved to michigan where they recently passed the Michigan Merit law which requires you to take more advanced cources in order to graduate high school, much better imo, it sucks I was so far behind in algebra and I got fucked over my freshman year, this semester I have Algebra AND Geometry.

    Our school goes by trimesters, which is three class changes per year instead of semester (4 class changes per year)

    MATHEMATICS - 4 Credits
    Algebra I Geometry (two trimester class
    Algebra II One math course in final year of high school

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS - 4 Credits

    English Language Arts 9 English Language Arts 11
    English Language Arts 10 English Language Arts 12

    SCIENCE - 3 Credits

    Biology (biology is an all year class, with part a, b, and c for trimesters) One additional science credit
    Physics or Chemistry

    SOCIAL STUDIES - 3 Credits

    .5 credit in Civics .5 credit in Economics
    U.S. History and Geography World History and Geography

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH - 1 Credit (michigan is fat :saddowns:)
    VISUAL, PERFORMING AND APPLIED ARTS - 1 Credit

    ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
    Course, Learning or Integrated Learning Experience


    LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH - 2 Credits
    In grades 9-12; Yeah that's right Europe, to graduate high school in america you need 2 years of foreign language, can you stop your bitching now?


    pdf link http://www.michigan.gov/documents/md...6_183755_7.pdf

  20. Post #700
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    November 2006
    449 Posts
    Huzzah for senior year.

  21. Post #701
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    March 2008
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    I already have one hour long periods with 43 minutes worth of breaks. (13 minute snack, 30 minute lunch-- That in itself is bullshit) I don't need to spend more time in that shithole. It would make me want to not go to school or completely give up studying.

  22. Post #702
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    January 2009
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    [sarcasm]Maybe instead of having our breaks longer...increase the quality of the breaks...by legalizing prostitution.[/sarcasm]

  23. Post #703
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    And the people are still going to bitch about education in Georgia.

  24. Post #704
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    November 2008
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    Where's the KKK when you need 'em?

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    Wait, if he increases the school year by 1/3 (seeing as we get the majority of the summer season off), doesn't that mean that over the course of 12 years of schooling we will get an extra 4 years? What the fuck man! They have colleges for that you dumb fuck!

    Edited:

    See? I just did that math in my head. I'm educated enough.

  25. Post #705
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    September 2005
    448 Posts
    Where's the KKK when you need 'em?

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    Wait, if he increases the school year by 1/3 (seeing as we get the majority of the summer season off), doesn't that mean that over the course of 12 years of schooling we will get an extra 4 years? What the fuck man! They have colleges for that you dumb fuck!

    Edited:

    See? I just did that math in my head. I'm educated enough.
    quoting before you can edit it out

    seriously what the fuck dude
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  26. Post #706
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    July 2009
    338 Posts
    If this happens, I'm walking out the door of my building at 1430, same as always. No man, woman, or janitor in that school will stop me. Hell, if it comes down to it I will punch them all out of my way

  27. Post #707
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    October 2008
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    This is gonna suck. I'm more then sure those old assholes in congress are going to vote yes because they want to keep us little bastards separated from society as much as possible.

  28. Post #708
    Dennab
    July 2009
    7,284 Posts
    schools can't afford to do this anyways

  29. Post #709
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    I really can't see why he's making us 'compete' against other countries. Then again, I can't really give an unbiased opinion since the public school I went to here was an excellent school, with almost no bad teachers (save for one), and they all offered tutorials, one-on-one teaching, spending time past school hours, and taught their subjects very in-depth and good enough to keep you interested the entire period.

    Really, Obama's making a sweeping generalization of students based on averages and statistics, rather than looking into actual human data. Some students don't want to learn not because their school system sucks, but because they don't want to receive an education to begin with. Meanwhile, the students, like me, who strive for a higher education in a flawed economic environment, have to get lumped in with them as one dull, blemished blob that represents everyone as a whole.

    It's the students (and some teachers) that are the problem of this. There's a reason why America has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, because there are many, many people that want to receive a higher education and a higher shot at life. Frankly, if I still was in school, I'd be quite disenchanted with Obama if he tried to pull this off, because of his naivety and short-sightedness on the subject.

    oh yeah, and his unneeded economic recovery plans are shit


  30. Post #710
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    November 2008
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    I love this thread.

    Obama is god until he does something you disagree with, and now you all hate him.


    Just accept he doesn't have a damned clue what he's doing in office and he's just trying to copy other countries while crossing his fingers and hoping for the best.

  31. Post #711
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    I love this thread.

    Obama is god until he does something you disagree with, and now you all hate him.


    Just accept he doesn't have a damned clue what he's doing in office and he's just trying to copy other countries while crossing his fingers and hoping for the best.
    Yeah, pretty much.

  32. Post #712
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    February 2006
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    Fuck yea senior year!

  33. Post #713
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    I love this thread.

    Obama is god until he does something you disagree with, and now you all hate him.


    Just accept he doesn't have a damned clue what he's doing in office and he's just trying to copy other countries while crossing his fingers and hoping for the best.
    i don't hate him
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  34. Post #714
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    I support the idea of shorter summer breaks. Education should be the first and foremost. I think a lot of the world's problems can be solved by better education.
    Quantity =/= Quality.

  35. Post #715
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    February 2009
    3,810 Posts
    I support the idea of shorter summer breaks. Education should be the first and foremost. I think a lot of the world's problems can be solved by better education.
    Except that's ignoring the question of "what is education".

    Is education siphoning large numbers of facts into uninterested pupils, or is education teaching those aforementioned pupils to think critically and seek out information that is relevant to what they want to do?

    All the school system is right now is a big shit factory that makes a lot of interesting stuff really fucking boring by teaching it horribly and never teaching the kids how to apply it. Teaching them more shit they don't care about isn't going to make them smarter any time soon.

  36. Post #716
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    September 2009
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    Doesn't matter to me. I'll be out of college soon.

  37. Post #717
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    February 2009
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    I love this thread.

    Obama is god until he does something you disagree with, and now you all hate him.


    Just accept he doesn't have a damned clue what he's doing in office and he's just trying to copy other countries while crossing his fingers and hoping for the best.
    Politics isn't an all or nothing business. If someone does one thing wrong, it is not grounds for them being a complete idiot. And we don't all hate him now you hyperbole raping blob of semisentient pig vomit.
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  38. Post #718
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    I just emailed President Obama with an essay on why he should choose quality over quantity. :smug:
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  39. Post #719
    oh shit, it really says i payed 10.00. Im so fucked. im crying. we are gonna be poor.
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    I really can't see why he's making us 'compete' against other countries. Then again, I can't really give an unbiased opinion since the public school I went to here was an excellent school, with almost no bad teachers (save for one), and they all offered tutorials, one-on-one teaching, spending time past school hours, and taught their subjects very in-depth and good enough to keep you interested the entire period.
    It's funny how after this huge lot of text you went to say "unneeded economic recovery plans are shit". If you knew your fundamental economic principles, you would know it is important for people to get a standard level of education. This is to ensure that the economy can maintain output in the future in specialised jobs, such as doctors, lawyers etc. It also ensures that there is labour.

    15 years ago, having an non competitive education system would have been fine, however in a world that has gone through something called "globalisation", to remain competitive in education is critical. For the US economy, finding people who are educated in certain areas is becoming harder, and so work is then being outsourced to other countries. This can be good, but in a considerable amount of cases, it is negative. Especially with the increasing unemployment rate.

    Really, Obama's making a sweeping generalization of students based on averages and statistics, rather than looking into actual human data. Some students don't want to learn not because their school system sucks, but because they don't want to receive an education to begin with. Meanwhile, the students, like me, who strive for a higher education in a flawed economic environment, have to get lumped in with them as one dull, blemished blob that represents everyone as a whole
    So you call it a flawed economic environment, but then you say unneeded economic recovery plans are shit? What?
    I have no idea what "actual human data" is, but I'm fairly sure statistics are based off human data. To find out what each state is getting, comparing them between each other on a standardised test is real human data, and shows a great deal about the quality of the education between states.

    oh yeah, and his unneeded economic recovery plans are shit
    This is just a contradiction to many of the points you've raised. So anyway, seeing as how it's shit, please recommend to me how you would combat rising unemployment, falling GDP (economic growth) and slowing inflation? Hmm?

    HAHAHAHAHAH

  40. Post #720
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    November 2009
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    In all seriousness though this is just a result of the constant teaching of a 9 hour work day to all Americans. You will do an hours worth of work and sit for 8 hours, what a great philosophy no?. Yet we send our little Jimmy's and Sarah's off to ludicrously overpriced colleges so they can graduate with 80+ grand of debt from loans and then- BUT HEY! THEY WILL HAVE THE BEST JOB EVER!

    Sorry kiddo, 41%+ income tax will pretty much shoot up your salary if it's anywhere in the 6 figures. Then you add on state taxes, federal taxes, bills...

    We set our kids up to become failures. We tell them if you do not go to a college your life will mysteriously end, the truth is if you do what you love to do and make money on it you've already won. Grats.

    Throughout our lives this chart is pushed through our heads,

    1) SCHOOL IS FLAWLESS
    2) TAKE POINTLESS CLASSES SO YOU GET TO STAGE 4!
    3) YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL! COLLEGE TIME!
    4) ????
    5) PROFIT

    It's really sad to me anyways, to see so many kids go through the educational system that educates them not to follow their dreams because they are too outlandish.