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The American Educational System Is Flawed [Pic]

Hits: 6837 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Weird | Added by: diemorondie
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furrything
Male, 50-59, Europe
 800 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 2:35:03 PM
Shocking...just shocking.

jops360
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 535 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 12:44:28 PM
my school was fine. i had my share of good and bad teachers. cant blame them though because most of the time they had too many students or i just didnt care.(history comes to mind) but no matter what, i still did fine and this guy apparently did too.
the real problem is No Child Left Behind. it might have good intentions but this single bill screwed over so many kids and schools. testing is overrated and in some cases dosnt even work. many people know the material but only a few can really test out.

btw. maybe paying them more and giving them less students would help. also, changing the stigmata that teachers dont work enough/deserve the pay or that they settled for teaching needs to change. for christ's sake they are literally changing the future everyday they go to work.

lizbian_2
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 185 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 9:12:58 AM
I want to know what state he is from or what school district, because my school system was always encouraging and helpful. The ones who excelled were pushed to excel even more. I was reading at a high school level in 6th grade and I never got put down or told to read below my level. I think it's unfair to say that this sums up American education in a nutshell, because there are a lot of school districts in America and you can't possibly know how they all teach their students.

yelloow12
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 183 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:15:56 AM
I was really hoping someone was going to post after that person and say "first world problems." That kid sounds like a bitch

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5575 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:13:57 AM
I also went to a public school Draculya- whose dick did you have to suck first- head of year or dorm prefect?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13285 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 6:15:42 AM
@Draculya

Do you wank it staring at yourself in the mirror before going to work late too?

P.S. No one cares about your delusions of grandeur.

SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2196 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 6:07:05 AM
I got spoiled. My first grade teacher was a very old lady, who was probably born in the 1800's. She taught us to read and write and do simple math. She had us sing the National Anthem and other songs every morning. She made us sit up straight and pay attention. She would paddle us if we were very naughty, but she also sent a troubled little boy away to the office, and then lectured us on being kind to others who had troubles.
Then she died. I've never had such a good teacher since.

sims3k
Male, 18-29, Australia
 93 Posts
Thursday, June 05, 2014 1:16:56 AM
he just sounds like an non-nice individual

Barnk
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 480 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:04:20 PM
wah

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12119 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:52:24 PM
My education was designed to make us leaders of men, in war, peace and industry.

I never went to war, or got into politics, but the MBA came in useful when I went into investment banking. Nowadays, I rock up to work at 11am, and everyone stands and says my name.

British public schools rock.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13855 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:21:49 PM
If I were to describe my public education in one word, it would be "negligent."

If I were to describe my public education in two words, they would be "criminally negligent."

I was put in a class of 30 kids, 2 of whom couldn't quite keep up. That means that the curriculum was paced for the 3rd dumbest kid in the class, i.e., the 10th percentile.

They made me despise school so much that after I quit college in my sophomore year, it took nearly 20 years before I could finally stand to go back and finish my degree.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3348 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:08:44 PM
jops360 - you are absolutely correct. Guessing as to why he is mad is all we can really do.. maybe he didn't get a teaching job.. maybe he only made mediocre scores on a test or some such.. who knows?

jops360
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 535 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:55:20 PM
yeah because no one lies on the internet. he is obviously a genius and those dam teachers just kept bringing him down. more than likely, he is just a person that hates the education system and a partially good writer. call me what you will but you have to take just about everything on the internet into question. especially when you dont even know his real name/face.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4449 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 7:38:35 PM
The system has changed since I've been in it, but I only had two bad teachers.

4th grade teacher said she couldn't 'understand' my speech, so put me in speech therapy. (helped me with my 'R's.) Parents didn't realize that 3/4 of the class was in speech therapy. A month before years end they had a meeting with her...and they couldn't understand a single thing she was saying...she was speaking ebonics before it was ebonics.

5th grade teacher called me 'ignorant' the first week of school, so I SHOWED her ignorant. I failed the year on purpose by answering questions like 'what was the cause of the Civil War?' with 'Someone killed the Pink Panther.'. Every so often I'd ace a test just to show that I could. (It was stupid, but she pissed me off...and she made SURE I was not in her class the next year.) (btw..besides her year,I made straight A's with an occasional B, and was in the highest reading level in the school.)

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1036 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:47:38 PM
But it started again in vocational school where i had to repeat first year with 3.5 average (out of 5), had four zeros in there too. All because i skipped most of the classes, got only one subject where i was allowed to finish in 3 months.

The only reason for such things to happen is a system that can't be customized for everyones needs and pace. That makes the teachers do extra work and in my time, education system wasn't as good as it is now here in Finland.. Now you can be somewhat more free, but it isn't still perfect.

Plus i really got on some teachers nerves, being late everyday, skipping classes, questioning their methods and still getting good grades. It really made some of them angry as it destroyed some part of their authority. My english teacher even told all the other students that i will fail and yet she had to give my 9 out 10, twice... She was livid and of course i flaunted that paper in her face.. She was the one who finally got rid of me.

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3348 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:42:41 PM
Oh yea, and did I mention my "free" education took place in Kentucky?

The state the rest of you label as redneck idiot zone... Did I mention I maintained a 3.8 GPA in college, and a 3.9 in my field (psychology)?

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3348 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:41:02 PM
Horse crap.

My schools gave me free advanced books, that no one else wanted. I got an Algebra II book in 6th grade, and an AP Chemistry book in 7th.

I also got a World History book in 8th.

I was also given advanced courses, and free time was allowed to be used on the internet for self education on subjects like, poetry, philosophy, world religions, mass media, etc etc.

I recently completed my 4th degree (also my first Master's Degree).

It isn't the American education system that is flawed. It is parents and students who have poor motivation.

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1036 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:40:40 PM
Been there, i was punished repeatedly for doing homework months in advance and reading books ahead of schedule. First two grades went fine, finished all my books and even threw them in trash as "i had done all the work all ready".. Fortunately that sweet old lady was really an amazing teacher and she had to make extra work so i wouldn't feel bored. Third grade we got a new teacher and he used physical punishment (later, much much later he got sacked because of it..) and i was forced to stay in schedule. That year i was in detention every day, i got bored and started doing pranks and other mischievous things, like picked up smoking daily.... I was 8... Eventually i was put on special needs class (not handicapped but troubled kids..) where i could do things again in my pace, finishing two years of school in one and i helped others who were not that bright.

ewsdd
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 5:39:20 PM
I had a 6th grade math teach that would always embarrass in front of the class and once a classmate yelled during class my dad drank beer out of no where (which, obviously has nothing to do with math or anything for that matter at the time)my teacher follows that by asking me if it was true. I quickly replied, "No." (which was a lie, he does) The kid didn't get in trouble for it and I continued looking like a fool for the sake of my ignorant teacher. Gotta love Tennessee school systems.

7eggert
Male, 30-39, Europe
 121 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 4:33:56 PM
My chemistry teacher gave me a worn-out (=free) book from an advanced class since I liked chemistry.

Greetings from Germany.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 995 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 3:19:08 PM
Correction to the last paragraph: "The American PUBLIC school system..." Time to abolish it!

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11327 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 3:09:39 PM
A mass-scale educational system on a limited budget is always going to be about conformity in order to give a reasonably good education to as many people as possible within the budget constraints. It's a *lot* more expensive to provide tailored education to individuals.

It's not just the USA educational system - the same flaw is everywhere. I bumped up against it here >30 years ago (e.g. my assessed reading age in childhood didn't even fit into the range of my school, let alone my year) and it's probably worse today because the population is bigger. I recall contradicting a teacher at a very young age, telling them that there are 365 and a quarter days in a year, not 365. It didn't go down well. I was right (well, nearly - it's 365.24) but that didn't matter.

Pre-school education at home is generally a good idea, but it can make children not fit the general mould that the school system is made for.

luke182
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 327 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 2:47:38 PM
No kitfox. they are just bad teachers.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5680 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 2:43:58 PM
We don't need no education,
We don't need no thought control..

KitFox
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 477 Posts
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 2:43:55 PM
It's not necessarily that the teachers are bad, it's just that this is the way they are taught to conform in the public education curriculum. For those of us who can, homeschooling in my opinion is the best option. Second best, work with your kids on their schoolwork.

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