chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

howtobeterrell:

sapphrikah:

guitarbains:

~why is this book telling me george washington is a hero when he raped, murdered, and tortured people like me to get paid?

~why is this book telling me abraham lincoln graciously freed the slaves when he just wanted to save the union and thought people like me were inferior?

Why is this book telling me Egypt is in the Middle East and not apart of Africa ?

Why are these books telling me that my history starts with slavery when we were pioneering medicine mathematics astronomy and the sciences?

chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

howtobeterrell:

sapphrikah:

guitarbains:

~why is this book telling me george washington is a hero when he raped, murdered, and tortured people like me to get paid?

~why is this book telling me abraham lincoln graciously freed the slaves when he just wanted to save the union and thought people like me were inferior?

Why is this book telling me Egypt is in the Middle East and not apart of Africa ?

Why are these books telling me that my history starts with slavery when we were pioneering medicine mathematics astronomy and the sciences?

5,351 notes   •   September 28 2014, 03:28 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#racism   #antiblackness   #history   #education   #America   #school   
nantajoong:

minarchist:

But it’s effective. Korean schools are among the best in the world.

I hope you do realize that this is bullshit analysis with regards to the Korean education system and how the Korean education system has consistently achieved some of the highest test scores in the world. 
At the very basis the reason why Korean education system has allowed for students to do so well in tests measuring their scholastic ability in math and science lies in not the long hours but rather because the Korean education system’s higher standard of curriculum. 
If you’ve ever been in a Korean school, which I know you haven’t, you’d understand that the level of mathematics or science taught from an early level are much higher than that of the United States. 
You start learning basic algebra concepts around the 2nd and 3rd grade, alongside geometry in a math education system where you learn algebra and function concepts for one semester and geometry for one semester in the school year. 
What this means is by the time Korean kids have graduated elementary school they have already finished a level of math curriculum equal to the US high school level of Geometry and Algebra 2. 
The reason why Korean kids gain higher scores on standardized tests is not because of the longer hours, but rather because they have a stronger curriculum and therefore a stronger grasp upon mathematical concepts.
The same goes for science, and for reading as the Korean classes, which in the US would be the English classes, is focused entirely on literature and reading.
You can talk about the test scores but you also can’t ignore the various dark sides of the Korean education system like that fact that it has the highest development rate of mental illness and the lowest happiness and satisfaction of education among children of OECD countries
In some districts almost 50% of students showed signs of depression while 1 in 5 needed medical treatment for depression according to a clinical psychologist. Let that sink in
The Korean education system is neither healthy nor is it working. 

nantajoong:

minarchist:

But it’s effective. Korean schools are among the best in the world.

I hope you do realize that this is bullshit analysis with regards to the Korean education system and how the Korean education system has consistently achieved some of the highest test scores in the world. 

At the very basis the reason why Korean education system has allowed for students to do so well in tests measuring their scholastic ability in math and science lies in not the long hours but rather because the Korean education system’s higher standard of curriculum. 

If you’ve ever been in a Korean school, which I know you haven’t, you’d understand that the level of mathematics or science taught from an early level are much higher than that of the United States. 

You start learning basic algebra concepts around the 2nd and 3rd grade, alongside geometry in a math education system where you learn algebra and function concepts for one semester and geometry for one semester in the school year. 

What this means is by the time Korean kids have graduated elementary school they have already finished a level of math curriculum equal to the US high school level of Geometry and Algebra 2. 

The reason why Korean kids gain higher scores on standardized tests is not because of the longer hours, but rather because they have a stronger curriculum and therefore a stronger grasp upon mathematical concepts.

The same goes for science, and for reading as the Korean classes, which in the US would be the English classes, is focused entirely on literature and reading.

You can talk about the test scores but you also can’t ignore the various dark sides of the Korean education system like that fact that it has the highest development rate of mental illness and the lowest happiness and satisfaction of education among children of OECD countries

In some districts almost 50% of students showed signs of depression while 1 in 5 needed medical treatment for depression according to a clinical psychologist. Let that sink in

The Korean education system is neither healthy nor is it working. 

34,497 notes   •   September 23 2014, 11:49 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#Korea   #education   #school   
elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?

  1. Evernote - keep your research at one place
  2. Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
  3. Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
  4. Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
  5. Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
  6. iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
  7. Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
  8. Science glossary - for those hard science words
  9. Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
  10. Any.do - daily planner 
  11. Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
  12. Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
  13. Scribd - online library
  14. Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
  15. TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
  16. Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
  17. Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
  18. Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
  19. Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
  20. Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 

Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)

I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

40,090 notes   •   September 23 2014, 10:33 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#resources   #school   #education   
all-the-daisies-in-her-hair:

sammy-got-pimped-for-pie:

In honor of back-to-school.

wow

all-the-daisies-in-her-hair:

sammy-got-pimped-for-pie:

In honor of back-to-school.

wow

262,143 notes   •   September 21 2014, 01:05 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#school   #education   #high school   #college   #writing   

beahbeah:

this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student who couldn’t stop flipping out long enough to prioritize. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:

175,617 notes   •   September 17 2014, 04:54 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
mainstreamdiytipsx2014:

Writing Dynamo is an online grammar checker and proofreader that gives you detailed writing tips and feedback on voice, word choice, sentence structure, and more.

mainstreamdiytipsx2014:

Writing Dynamo is an online grammar checker and proofreader that gives you detailed writing tips and feedback on voice, word choice, sentence structure, and more.

3,847 notes   •   September 15 2014, 11:49 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#resources   #grammar   #writers   #school   
caledoniarps:


I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
advice for college
how to survive in college
how to survive freshmen year of high school
college packing list
alternative to buying expensive textbooks
dorm room survival
free online college courses
002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL
the ultimate guide to writing
how to write good
how to write an essay
how to write a good essay
the five paragraph essay
deadly sins checklist
formatting your paper
tips on getting started
seven tips to become a better writer (stephen king)
four ways to have confidence in your writing
seven ways to speed up your writing
five ways to add sparkle to your writing
how to finish what you started: a five step plan for writers
thirty-one ways to find inspiration for your writing
tips for dealing with writer’s block
003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS
how to take care of your books
how to read shakespeare
no fear shakespeare  (i found this incredibly useful when studying macbeth!)
one hundred most read books
how to read difficult books
how to read faster
books made into movies
books made into tv shows
350+ free ebooks
004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER
studying tips
studying techniques
how to pull an all-night and still have a successful exam result
how to get motivated to study
tips to help you concentrate
time management tips
chrome site blocker
005. LEARNING SHIT
solve any maths equations: 1, 2.
when your teacher says not to use wikipedia (an alternative)
square root calculator, cube root calculator
for when you can’t do your homework
chemical equation balancer (what got me through chemistry last year)
cliffnotes, sparknotes
college courses
how to: multiply big numbers
crash courses (youtube)
teaches you everything
006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/
TED (basically gods gift)
challenge your brain
feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
final grade calculator
a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO
a really chill playist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
calm nature sounds
concentration/focus playlist
relaxation is key
four hours of classical music
playlists to listen to: xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx.
009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.
watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
one hundred thousand stars
movies masterpost
foreign movies
gay movies
lesbian movies you should definitely watch
broadway musicals
LGBT+ books
download free books
read any book
the best masterpost ever if you’re bored
010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS
try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
"you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

caledoniarps:

I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE

002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL

003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS

004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER

005. LEARNING SHIT

006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY

007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/

008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO

009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.

010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS

  • try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
  • don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
  • Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
  • be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
  • "you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely
139,225 notes   •   September 13 2014, 03:38 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
radicalrebellion:

bitchenwitch:

whitegirlsaintshit:

jayda95:

jcoleknowsbest:

wakeupslaves:

Racist white Teacher Suspended for Punching 5-Year-Old Girl in the Face
 A racist teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee has been suspended after being accused of punching a 5-year-old girl. The teacher, whom theschool district refuses to name, has not beenarrested, but an investigation by the MemphisPolice Department has begun.
Tiffany McConnell told WMC Action News 5 that she questioned her daughter, Payden, when she woke up one morning with a black eye after noticing puffiness the evening before. “I asked her what happened. She told me her teacher pushed her down and punched her, and I was devastated.”
Payden began kindergarten last week, and McConnell says the transition was difficult for her daughter. She told Fox Memphis, “My daughter said she was crying and screaming because she wanted to come home with me, and the teacher got mad because she wanted to go to the restroom again…and pushed her down and punched her.” She says the school’s principal told her another child also witnessed the incident.
McConnell will home school her daughter for the rest of the year. “My child is afraid to go back around theschool,” she explained.
The district plans to follow up with the allegations. Shelby County Schools said in a statement, “The District is investigating these allegations, and the teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”
These occurrences serve as reminders that we must listen to our black kids and know what’s going in their please white racist controlled classrooms. 

This happened right down the street from my house.. I would be in jail.. Jail.. jail.. jail.. Peep how the school board refuses to name the teacher…

it’s white people punching babies I feel like I’m losing my mind

beat this teacher’s ass.

why the fuck do these people get into teaching in the first place if they have that short a fuse????

Oh my black ass woulda been buried under the jail. 
Ain’t. NO. way. in. hell. 
That poor baby. For the rest of her life, her first memory of school is going to be being assaulted the teacher who was entrusted with teaching and protecting her. 

radicalrebellion:

bitchenwitch:

whitegirlsaintshit:

jayda95:

jcoleknowsbest:

wakeupslaves:

Racist white Teacher Suspended for Punching 5-Year-Old Girl in the Face


A racist teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee has been suspended after being accused of punching a 5-year-old girl. The teacher, whom theschool district refuses to name, has not beenarrested, but an investigation by the MemphisPolice Department has begun.

Tiffany McConnell told WMC Action News 5 that she questioned her daughter, Payden, when she woke up one morning with a black eye after noticing puffiness the evening before. “I asked her what happened. She told me her teacher pushed her down and punched her, and I was devastated.”

Payden began kindergarten last week, and McConnell says the transition was difficult for her daughter. She told Fox Memphis, “My daughter said she was crying and screaming because she wanted to come home with me, and the teacher got mad because she wanted to go to the restroom again…and pushed her down and punched her.” She says the school’s principal told her another child also witnessed the incident.

McConnell will home school her daughter for the rest of the year. “My child is afraid to go back around theschool,” she explained.

The district plans to follow up with the allegations. Shelby County Schools said in a statement, “The District is investigating these allegations, and the teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”

These occurrences serve as reminders that we must listen to our black kids and know what’s going in their please white racist controlled classrooms. 

This happened right down the street from my house.. I would be in jail.. Jail.. jail.. jail.. Peep how the school board refuses to name the teacher…

it’s white people punching babies I feel like I’m losing my mind

beat this teacher’s ass.

why the fuck do these people get into teaching in the first place if they have that short a fuse????

Oh my black ass woulda been buried under the jail. 

Ain’t. NO. way. in. hell. 

That poor baby. For the rest of her life, her first memory of school is going to be being assaulted the teacher who was entrusted with teaching and protecting her. 

19,407 notes   •   September 09 2014, 01:49 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#racism   #violence   #antiblackness   #America   #school   
shitrichcollegekidssay:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

academicfeminist:

That is for ONE COURSE at the graduate level.
ONE
COURSE
And people wonder why poor kids don’t usually go to college and ESPECIALLY don’t go to grad school.
Well
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ there’s why

Not to derail but I like accuracy. I dot know what school this is but at your average public state school a grad class is $600 , meaning you should be takin 10-12 credits meaning you’re paying $1800 for classes alone . Hence these schools are out of range for poor students

This IS an average public state school in the US. That $600 isn’t for one CLASS, it’s for one CREDIT. And classes are average around 3 credits per class.

shitrichcollegekidssay:

pallet-town-julie-brown:

academicfeminist:

That is for ONE COURSE at the graduate level.

ONE

COURSE

And people wonder why poor kids don’t usually go to college and ESPECIALLY don’t go to grad school.

Well

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ there’s why

Not to derail but I like accuracy. I dot know what school this is but at your average public state school a grad class is $600 , meaning you should be takin 10-12 credits meaning you’re paying $1800 for classes alone . Hence these schools are out of range for poor students

This IS an average public state school in the US. That $600 isn’t for one CLASS, it’s for one CREDIT. And classes are average around 3 credits per class.

1,068 notes   •   September 05 2014, 03:05 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

A couple reminders for everybody headed back to school

keepcalmstay-s-t-r-o-n-g:

• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• you are fabulous
• they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
• one friend is better than no friends
• eat a healthy lunch
• take care of yourself
• please stay safe
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• I love you

107,531 notes   •   September 02 2014, 04:22 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#important   #school   #messge   
dicrocoeliumdendriticum:

tochallengemeyoumustbestronga7x:

bootyghost:

theperfectionistdiaries:

Good Notetaking
This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!
I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.
Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!
Good luck and happy studying! Xx

..that takes soooo long

Two kinds of people….

Alternative: If you don’t want to switch pen colours, try using highlighters as you take notes. The system I used was one colour for headings and another colour for key tidbits of information. When I was studying, it made it super easy to go back through my notes, because instead of staring at a wall of text I could easily partition it based on highlighted headings, and then pick out the most important words that i’d highlighted, and then simply read the notes associated with the key words. Highlighting takes almost no time to do as you go. You just need to be able to tell in class what counts as key information and what doesnt (because if you highlight too much it becomes pointless). Bonus: you won’t zone out or fall asleep because you’ll HAVE to pay attention to figure out what info to highlight and what not to highlight.
Another alternative: Bring a copy of any pre-released slides with you to write on directly. I find that when I spend less time copying what’s on the slide and more time transcribing/paraphrasing what my prof is actually saying about those slides, I have much better notes to go back to because they’ll have more in depth information (since slides are usually just skeleton notes that aren’t sufficient to study with). The most common thing I’ve seen is to print the slides in advance and write directly on them, but if you want to save on printer paper you could bring a tablet if you have access to one, download the file and write directly on the notes with a stylus, or if you don’t have access to a tablet you could at least save printer paper by copying the skeleton notes into your notebook in advance as OP suggests.
I’ve tried a lot of different systems for taking notes, and I can honestly say that the two systems I’ve outlined above were the best ones I’ve ever used. The most important thing is that you don’t just copy the slides shown to you in class - paraphrase the things your prof says about the material as well! Remember, you can always go back and re-read slides, but you can’t go back and re-hear your prof give a lecture, so prioritize what you write down!

dicrocoeliumdendriticum:

tochallengemeyoumustbestronga7x:

bootyghost:

theperfectionistdiaries:

Good Notetaking

This is the system I’ve used since my sophomore year of high school for notes and its worked consistently, all the way through to my senior year of college. I hope it helps!

  • I generally use three different color pens in bright shades. You want your notes to be something you enjoy looking at. One color is for headings and important, must remember facts (pink). One color is for key words and theories (green) and one is for definitions (purple).
  • If I’m given a diagram during a lecture, I do my best to copy it down. Then I try to describe whats going on in my own words. Having a mental image of some important process has saved my but on an exam multiple times!
  • I also draw little example pictures inline with the text of my notes as additional memory devices.
  • If the professor makes the class slides available before the lecture, I’ll print them and write general summaries of the material in my notes ahead of time. That will save you from rushing in lecture and give you more time to ask questions about the things you don’t understand.

Generally, my notes don’t come out as neat as they are here. Most of the time, I end up copying them over so they’re easier to read and study from. Plus you get the added bonus of extra revision!

Good luck and happy studying! Xx

..that takes soooo long

Two kinds of people….

Alternative: If you don’t want to switch pen colours, try using highlighters as you take notes. The system I used was one colour for headings and another colour for key tidbits of information. When I was studying, it made it super easy to go back through my notes, because instead of staring at a wall of text I could easily partition it based on highlighted headings, and then pick out the most important words that i’d highlighted, and then simply read the notes associated with the key words. Highlighting takes almost no time to do as you go. You just need to be able to tell in class what counts as key information and what doesnt (because if you highlight too much it becomes pointless). Bonus: you won’t zone out or fall asleep because you’ll HAVE to pay attention to figure out what info to highlight and what not to highlight.

Another alternative: Bring a copy of any pre-released slides with you to write on directly. I find that when I spend less time copying what’s on the slide and more time transcribing/paraphrasing what my prof is actually saying about those slides, I have much better notes to go back to because they’ll have more in depth information (since slides are usually just skeleton notes that aren’t sufficient to study with). The most common thing I’ve seen is to print the slides in advance and write directly on them, but if you want to save on printer paper you could bring a tablet if you have access to one, download the file and write directly on the notes with a stylus, or if you don’t have access to a tablet you could at least save printer paper by copying the skeleton notes into your notebook in advance as OP suggests.

I’ve tried a lot of different systems for taking notes, and I can honestly say that the two systems I’ve outlined above were the best ones I’ve ever used. The most important thing is that you don’t just copy the slides shown to you in class - paraphrase the things your prof says about the material as well! Remember, you can always go back and re-read slides, but you can’t go back and re-hear your prof give a lecture, so prioritize what you write down!

42,918 notes   •   September 01 2014, 06:54 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#college   #reference   #school   #education   

the-misadventures-of-lele:

psychogemini:

deathtasteslikechicken:

abs-gabs:

SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT

So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time?  Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.

I will never not reblog this

"…but teenagers have no reason to be stressed."

1,097,618 notes   •   August 31 2014, 09:27 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

sehnsuchttraum:

I’m seeing so many unhappy back to school posts on my dash, and I think the really shitty thing is that your high school teachers are telling you that they’re pushing you so hard for college, and your college prof’s aren’t telling you anything because they know too much— and what you’re really being trained for is how incredibly shitty your future employers will treat you. 

I mean it, I’ve worked in places where your bathroom breaks were monitored and timed, where conversing with coworkers was a punishable offense, where you racked up vacation hours but understood that you really weren’t supposed to use them, and on and on and on. 

I hope that you all, the generation just behind mine, get angry. I hope you get angry enough to say no en masse, and to light shit on fire to make your point. I hope you vote like voting is a guillotine, and I hope you remind employers that strikes and organized labor is a force to be reckoned with. 

I hope you take the fact that in the adult world, we all know that union jobs are the last good jobs, and instead of being apathetic to unions, organize more of them. 

I hope you look at this bullshit, and look at running this race from  15 to 70, and howl, and I hope that we’re all together in this, that the privileged use their privilege to support those who aren’t. 

Success is not adapting to exhaustion and constant fear of losing your job, your health insurance, the roof over your head. A life well lived is not lived in the service of increased profits for someone you will never meet and to whom you are not human. 

46 notes   •   August 31 2014, 03:50 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#school   #America   #capitalism   
nantajoong:

elevenonascaleofonetoten:

nantajoong:

elevenonascaleofonetoten:

nantajoong:

fraubraun:

koreanstudentsspeak:

Left:

I want a go home I’m tired

Right:

Don’t Hit ME


what’s happenin in korea

You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist. 
Let me explain the context of the poster on the left. 
The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)
In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)
Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)
Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)
It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)
This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)
For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea. 
Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea. 
Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)
Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers. 

Though inrelevant for the point made in this comment, I’d like to add that the Dutch pupils didn’t strike against more hours. They striked against the fact that during those extra hours they would have stay in class without education being provided. So this whole 1040 hours norm would not improve the quality of education.
Dutch education is quite good, though not exellent. Dutch pupils however, are among the happiest pupils in the world. So in general, we are not to complain at all!

Most hours of the Korean schooling system is 야간 자율 학습 or night time self free study where they are kept in school without instruction under teacher supervision and made to study so…

Interesting. I did not know this. I supposed there would be a teacher present who actually provided education, but it’s all ‘voluntary’ self study… The lack of useful education during those late hours makes this case even more sad… Is this abnormal high amount of hours obligatory by government regulation, or do students just feel like they should study that hard?

Mostly it’s due to the fact that it’s mandatory

nantajoong:

elevenonascaleofonetoten:

nantajoong:

elevenonascaleofonetoten:

nantajoong:

fraubraun:

koreanstudentsspeak:

Left:

I want a go home I’m tired

Right:

Don’t Hit ME

what’s happenin in korea

You want to know what’s happening? Korea’s education system is literally the most rotten piece of shit to ever exist. 

Let me explain the context of the poster on the left. 

The average time a kid spends in school in the US is 900 to 1000 hours per year, spread between 175-180 days (x)

In 2007 there were mass student protests in Netherlands because they increased the hours spent in school to 1040 hours per year, or 8 hours a day, 130 days a year. (x)

Korean high schools, on the other hand, enact a 3150 policy, 225 days of school with 14 hours a day, or from 8 am to 10 pm (x)

Also due to the private education sector of hagwons and the fierce competition of Korean high schools, basically after school kids go to hagwons, or personal academies, till 2, 3 in the morning, fit in maybe 4, 5 hours of sleep and go back to school. (x)

It was only in 2012 that schools went from having classes on Saturday excluding the first and third Saturday, and it was only in 2007 when they changed from having class every Saturday. (x)

This system is literally the epitome of the factory schooling system which comes as a result of a capitalistic schooling system and it works kids too hard which is one of the reasons Korean school kids are some of the unhappiest of pretty much any OECD country. (x)

For the photo on the right, physical punishment is not fully banned in Korea. 

Since 2011, Seoul, Gyunggido, Gangwondo, and Julla Bukdo have banned the use of direct physical punishment, or basically hitting kids with either tools or physically with their body. That being said that’s basically only about half of South Korea. 

Also, indirect physical punishment such as making kids to planks, make them kneel with their hands up, making them run laps, or of the sort is still fully acceptable in all Korean schools. (x)

Anybody who’s a Korean in a Korean school right now already has experience with getting beat by a teacher and some kids still have to deal with physical punishment by teachers. 

Though inrelevant for the point made in this comment, I’d like to add that the Dutch pupils didn’t strike against more hours. They striked against the fact that during those extra hours they would have stay in class without education being provided. So this whole 1040 hours norm would not improve the quality of education.

Dutch education is quite good, though not exellent. Dutch pupils however, are among the happiest pupils in the world. So in general, we are not to complain at all!

Most hours of the Korean schooling system is 야간 자율 학습 or night time self free study where they are kept in school without instruction under teacher supervision and made to study so…

Interesting. I did not know this. I supposed there would be a teacher present who actually provided education, but it’s all ‘voluntary’ self study… The lack of useful education during those late hours makes this case even more sad… Is this abnormal high amount of hours obligatory by government regulation, or do students just feel like they should study that hard?

Mostly it’s due to the fact that it’s mandatory

34,497 notes   •   August 29 2014, 04:22 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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sushinfood:

goofle:

She wears short skirts I wear t-shirts and we’re both getting sent home from school because its distracting to boys apparently

okay this one made me laugh

309,098 notes   •   August 21 2014, 01:49 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
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