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I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.
—  Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones
I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.
—  Neil Gaiman

So this is something everyone needs to look in to. The government literally sell you to borrow money. It’s like we are cattle being traded. Each person can be worth up to $1,000,000. There is also a way to send your bills to the IRS, and they pay the bill off with the money from your birth certificate that’s been traded around since you were born

Eleven PM-Thanks Mom

When my best friend
Had an anxiety attack
The week of five big tests,
We all thought she was faking it.

When I went home
That afternoon,
I told my mother.
“That school needs
to teach you how
To deal with a little stress,”

What she didn’t know
Was that my best friend
Is an honor student,
In all the advanced classes
School had to offer,
Straight As across the board,
Got accepted
Into the sophomore-or-higher
Symphonic band,
As a freshman

That night,
My mother canceled
My therapy appointment
Because “You’ve gone three times
And you’ve only gotten three times worse”

Eleven eleven PM,
And I’m writing poetry,
Wishing to be alright,
With the familiar weight
On my chest
Of the overwhelming desire
To curl up in a ball and sob,
But what for?

Why do American students fail a class/test if they get a 59% or lower?

The reason is simple, and it’s been explained in my classes time and time again by teachers at my school when lazy or incompetent students complain about not being able to get a 50% on their tests or papers and still pass. 

The reason is because you are expected to know at least 60% of what they’re teaching you. Why would they give you a good grade for only knowing 50% of the material, or only handing in 50% of the work? You’re not participating in that class, therefore they have to assume you are not learning what you are supposed to be learning. 

It’s not unreasonable to ask perfectly able students to learn at least 60% or more of the material. It’s not unreasonable at all to ask students to hand in all of their work. Hell, at my school you need a 59.5% or higher to get at least a D- and you can’t get an A to an A+ ( 92.5-100% unless you go above and beyond doing all your work (correctly) and handing it in. It’s called habits of work. Unless you participate in class, conduct yourself respectfully, and go beyond what’s expected of you you have absolutely no chance of getting an A+ (98.5-100%). 

And I hate seeing posts from people from other countries on here that are like “omg how do american students survive??!?!?” The truth is the people you see complaining about their grades are failing because they didn’t do the work. It’s not because it’s too hard to get a passing grade, and you don’t need straight A’s to be seen as a good student here. 

And I’m probably more willing than a lot of people to come out and admit that whenever I got a shitty grade or failed a class it was simply because I didn’t do the work. Either I didn’t like the work or I didn’t like the teacher. I could have easily passed those classes with an A but I just didn’t. And that’s true for just about everybody. If you just did all of your work, even if you did a shitty job, you’re likely to still get a passing grade in the US. 

So in short, getting a passing grade in the US is not as difficult as many students that use this website say it is. If they’re failing, it’s most likely a problem they could fix on their own by doing the work or asking for extra help in class. 

The US grading system isn’t the problem. There’s nothing wrong with expecting more out of your students, especially since there are obviously people who are capable of pulling off A’s, even with the grading system at my school where you’re expected to not only do the work but be an active part of the class.

Today I was in a restaurant and my dad asked the waitress for some crackers but she only spoke spanish and my entire family turned to me and said, “Ask her for a cracker.” I don’t speak actual Spanish. I speak the Spanish they teach you in school which is mostly just grammar and verbs.

kpopfreaksgeneral asked:

I made a friend like that too c: i was sitting alone when she came to look at what i was doing, i 'work' at a school to teach you how to work and stuff, and i was watching MV's and she liked them, and we just became great friends after that c:

Aww, that’s so sweet :’)

The girl I befriended was a classmate of one of my housemates’ We went to karaoke together and I played Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” (aka, the Rickroll of kpop) and Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar” and we just kind of started talking about other kpop groups once we left and dramas and Seoul University and all that and now we’re really close. Yayz!

Things I wish they taught me in middle school

How to study?

How to study effectively?

How to annotate?

Whats the difference between annotating and talking to the text?

How to summarize?

How to find the important information in the text?

How to take notes?

Why MLA format?

How to write a work cited page without using a generator?

How to write in-text citations?

Something that made me annoyed today:

So I work for this organization that teaches kids about nature and we host school field trips in this huge park. These two girls (I think they were fourth grade) were messing around and rolling around on the grass and one of the parents was all “Come on, don’t act like boys”

Just like. You can tell them to be careful and to listen to the instructor, but don’t tell them not to act like boys. They’re just acting like kids.