Don’t Stay in School


I wasn’t taught how to get a job, but I can remember dissecting a frog. I wasn’t taught how to pay tax, but I know loads about Shakespeare’s classics! I was never taught how to vote they devoted that time to defining isotopes. I wasn’t taught how to look after my health but mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! Never spent a lesson on current events, instead I studied The Old American West. I was never taught what laws there are. I was never taught what laws there are!! Let me repeat,
I was not taught the laws for the country I live in But I know how Henry VIII killed his women! Divorced, beheaded, died,
divorced, beheaded, survived Glad that’s in my head instead of financial advice! I was shown the wavelengths of different hues of light, but I was never taught my human rights apparently there is 30! Do you know them? I don’t. Why the hell can’t we both recite them by rote I know igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock. Yet I don’t know squat about trading stock or how money works at all, where does it come from? How does the thing that motivates the world function? Not taught to budget and disperse my earnings, I was too busy there rehearsing cursive! Didn’t learn how much it cost to raise a kid or what an affidavit is but I spent days on what the quadratic equation is negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared
minus 4ac over 2a That’s insane, that’s absolutely insane! They made me learn that over basic first aid! Or how to recognize the most deadly mental disorders, or diseases with preventable causes or how to buy a
house with a mortgage – if I could afford it ‘cause abstract maths was deemed more important than advice that would literally save thousands of lives but it’s cool, ‘cause now I could tell you if the number of unnecessary deaths caused by that choice was prime. Never taught present day practical medicines but I was told what the ancient hippocratic method is “I’ve got a headache, the pain is ceaseless what should I take?” umm… maybe try some leeches? “Could we discuss domestic abuse and get the facts or how to help my depressed friend with their mental state?” Ummm… no but learn mental maths because “You won’t have a calculator with you every day!” They say it’s not the kids, the parents are the problem Then if you taught the kids to parent that’s the problem solved then! All this advice about using a condom but none for when you actually have a kid when you want one I’m only fluent in this language, for serious? The rest of the world speaks two, do you think I’m an idiot? They chose the solar over the political system So like a typical citizen now I don’t know what I’m voting on which policies exist, or how to make them change (French)”Mais oui, je parle un peu de francais.” (English)”But yes, I speak a little french.” So at 18, I was expected to elect a representative, for a system I had never ever ever ever been presented with. But I won’t take it! I’ll tell everyone my childhood was wasted! I’ll share it everywhere how I was ‘educated’. And insist these pointless things
Don’t stay in school.

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My maths teacher kept saying to my class ‘Your in here to get an education’ they were referring to algebra so I said ‘Well yes but actually no’ So I had a 10 minute argument with them and other people in my class joined in so the year head said that we were in trouble they wanted to speak with us so we were sent down but we walked right out of the school.We shouldn’t be given in trouble for standing up for our education.

"Either you learn to write your own script in life, or you become an unwitting actor in someone else's script." ~John Taylor Gatto.
“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.” ~Woodrow Wilson

Links relevant to promoting a systematic method of intellectual self-defense are listed below:
Trivium Method of Systematic Intellectual Self-Defense
https://schoolsucksproject.com/tag/gene-odening/
Logical Fallacy Free Applied Logic
http://www.triviumeducation.com/logic/
Some Fallacies
http://www.triviumeducation.com/logic/some-fallacies/
Note – appeal to authority logical fallacy and appeal to popularity (because the authority told the population) logical fallacies are programmed into us during school. The material linked in the post can "free your mind," as it were, but do be careful when people try to say appeal to authority logical fallacy doesn't apply to so-called actual authorities. That's EXACTLY who it applies to.
*Understanding comes from only one source – the assembly of relevant subject matter information and its logical analysis, which must be free of contradiction (they don't exist in reality) and logical fallacy foundations.*
If a so-called "authority" can't provide the logically assembled relevant subject matter grammar that led to his/her claim, THEN THEY ARE RELYING ON APPEAL TO AUTHORITY LOGICAL FALLACY – PERIOD. Always ask for logically assembled relevant information when you deem a claim's veracity to be of some kind of import.

John Taylor Gatto Vignettes Courtesy of School Sucks Podcast
https://schoolsucksproject.com/john-taylor-gatto/

The Underground History of American Education

https://archive.org/details/JohnTaylorGattoTheUndergroundHistoryOfAmericanEducationBook

The Underground History of American Education – Audiobook
https://www.unwelcomeguests.net/The_Underground_History_of_American_Education

Disciplined Mind – Audiobook
https://www.unwelcomeguests.net/Disciplined_Minds

Deschooling Society
https://www.unwelcomeguests.net/Deschooling_Society

John Taylor Gatto Vignettes Courtesy of School Sucks Podcast
https://schoolsucksproject.com/john-taylor-gatto/

The Underground History of American Education

https://archive.org/details/JohnTaylorGattoTheUndergroundHistoryOfAmericanEducationBook

The Underground History of American Education – Audiobook
https://www.unwelcomeguests.net/The_Underground_History_of_American_Education

Disciplined Mind – Audiobook
https://www.unwelcomeguests.net/Disciplined_Minds

Deschooling Society
https://www.unwelcomeguests.net/Deschooling_Society

School gave me friends.
School gave me depression.
School gave me anxiety.
School gave me fake friends.
School gave me stress.

schools we will teach you and give you a good education

all I got out of school Is that you have to dress a certain way or you're left out

yes 11/10 teaching

Just if this actually meant something in the world. School is dumb only 2% percent of the stuff you learn is useful and when i ask my parent for help with homework they say we dont remember or we never learned that so.

Im 31 now. When i was in 8th grade (probably even earlier), i understood the meaning of the word "enough". I began to study in school for just enough. To get my grades decent enough that will allow me to pass to the next year, to do my homework just enough so the teacher wont be too angry, etc. I was doing things just enough. When i was at that age i guess i wasn't fully understanding why i began doing school just enough. This song now explains why.

“They say it’s not the kids the parents are the problem then IF YOU TAUGHT THE KID TO PARENT THATS THE PROBLEM SOLVED THEN”

wise words

i was listening this song while studying for my university entrance exam

i'm in one of the best schools in my country now

This nigga it's so weird I'm also weird too I'm a travesty boy who wants to be a girl and I'm straight I think this nigga is straight too

Teacher: “you’ll need a calculator for the next question”

Me: pulls out my phone

Teacher: confiscates it “YOUR PHONE IS NOT A CALCULATOR”

Me: “it literally has an app called calculator…..?”

School: wanna know how to get your dream job??
me: yea I wanna be an artist!
school: ok let us teach you algebra and physics!
me:…wat…

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL82Dea2a_OhlgL__KwdDTlQyxCjofNVFn

Congrats on making it into the Area 51 Raid Playlist, Boyinaband, you have made one of the most ultimate memes

am using this as inspiration for an English prompt about what schools need to add to their curriculum. Thanks, Dave.

No joke my math teacher goes you won't always have a calculator on you and I just go ahem and then put my phone up in the air

Prince Ea copied his video and made a video called "what is school for" he didn't rap but he said the same exact things

Im in sophomore year in college and i forgot like 98% of what highschool tuaght me. And i was an honor student with a 3.5 gpa lol

Your school system is really bad I learned first aid at third grade and I learned my rights by heart at first grade

I didnt knew there was human rights
I didnt know how to pay taxes
I didnt know how to apply for a job
I didnt know how to get money

but i do know this from school

the timeline on earth itself (no use in my life)
how earth was created (no use in my life)
how people lived thousands of years ago (no use in my life)
how we evolved (no use in my life)
how my religion began (no use in my life)
how algebra works (no use in my life)
nouns (no use in my life)
laboratory tools (no use in my life)
how to play instruments (no use in my life)

what technology told me

Future jobs (USEFUL)
How to operate technology (VERY USEFUL)
How to survive (VERY USEFUL)
how to tell if someone is having a heart attack (exquisitely important)
how to cook (very useful)

what games told me

how to be social
how to speak english
how to have fun in ur life
how to not waste time
how to survive if u were stranded

What's the point of life. I'm a kid and already thinking of running away. I'm failing , I'm gonna have a bad job. I won't have a family , I'll be in the streets …. And finally… I'll fall down a roof.

school is just a place where kids get taught a tiny bit of "discipline" and parents get free time like where will i use this: 45-2e=15 school is just a day care for big kids, waste of time

I'm a junior in highschool and I'm just realizing that, at least in my district, as of recently we actually spent the first lesson of sophomore year in English using the UDHR has a main text and were taught human rights. I guess schools are making progress in teaching more important stuff huh.

I’ve always had all these thoughts in my head but never said them and here are like all of them in this video, like teachers saying that we won’t have calculators always on us and here we are now and many other things

I wish school could give at least two fucks about my awful social anxiety disorder which is actually prejudicating the grades they care so much about it, but hey, I'm the quiet kid because of the SAD so they don't yell at me every minute for doing literally nothing! How great..

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