school. An accurate representation of the American school system. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoO0s1ukcqQ.. Not remotely what the American school looks like. Replace "gifted" with "rich" and "nothing special" with "poor" THEN yo
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#17 - stagger (10/23/2013) [-]
Nothing special?

Look at this ******* Picasso. He paints our souls bare before us.
Uncultured ***** . Learn to art.
User avatar #50 to #17 - luddethebunny (10/23/2013) [-]
inb4 "this is art"
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User avatar #120 to #17 - folkflunky (10/23/2013) [-]
lern2art fgt
User avatar #11 - murrlogic ONLINE (10/23/2013) [-]
Maggie has the most talent out of the other kids

,,,depending upon the writers mood.
#125 to #11 - jabzilla (10/23/2013) [-]
hey she can shoot pretty well (take that Mr.Burns!)
User avatar #1 - bowmasta (10/23/2013) [-]
Doesn't Maggie grow up to be a famous rockstar? Its been years since watching the show but I remember something like that.
#2 to #1 - dafuckisthisshit (10/23/2013) [-]
took a sec to find
User avatar #20 to #2 - pathatter (10/23/2013) [-]
Maggie grew up to be lady gaga
#46 - PenguinsOfMars (10/23/2013) [-]
******** . Gifted gets nothing special and no special funding or benefits, just a bunch of above average teachers apologizing for standardized testing and not having the funding to do anything special.
User avatar #69 to #46 - xxhadesflamesxx (10/23/2013) [-]
no not really
User avatar #148 to #46 - trivdiego (10/24/2013) [-]
my elementary had a gifted and talented program. It taught us stuff that was a grade above what the other kids were learnign. while it might have been good, i think the downsides were worse, seeing as it made most of the kids in the group socially awkward from hanging around the same group of thirty kids for 4 years
User avatar #53 to #46 - skeptical (10/23/2013) [-]
All I got was separation from the class doing stuff I already knew how to do to sit in the computer lab and **** around with MS Paint.
#154 to #53 - creepyunclebob (10/24/2013) [-]
My school let the 8th graders take HS algebra early if they scored well on a standardized state test. The HS had 4 80 minute classes a day with a two day rotating schedule, and the middle school had 8 40 minute classes in one day. What that meant is I got to miss English one day and spend the whole Math period the next day sitting in the back of the room doing whatever the hell I wanted on the school laptops. I ended up skipping just about every assignment that year and still comfortably passed every class. The algebra teacher gave detentions if you missed the homework at first, but she gave up on that eventually because I would have been in detention every class.

TLDR the "gifted" kids just got to slack off with no consequences.
User avatar #72 to #46 - burndt (10/23/2013) [-]
Basically this. My school doesn't even have the funding for tissues.
User avatar #62 to #46 - mitchr (10/23/2013) [-]
We learned Arabic in Elementary gifted, actually.
Mushmumken Jamaal.
That's all I remember.
Impossible Camel.
Still, though.
User avatar #3 - moistnuggests (10/23/2013) [-]
Not remotely what the American school looks like.

Replace "gifted" with "rich" and "nothing special" with "poor" THEN you have an accurate representation of the American education system.
#31 to #3 - Rascal (10/23/2013) [-]
true to an extent. but the smart ones still get more opportunity because they are smart
User avatar #41 to #3 - fyaq (10/23/2013) [-]
No.
Replace gifted with regular kids, and nothing special with the handicapped.
User avatar #55 to #3 - achimp (10/23/2013) [-]
This is a load of ******* ******** . There is just as much opportunity in public school as there is in private.

Public schools are not overfunded. The education system is already bloated enough, throwing more money at it won't solve the problem.
User avatar #77 to #3 - europe (10/23/2013) [-]
Eh. Isn't really different anywhere else
User avatar #92 to #3 - pokemonstheshiz (10/23/2013) [-]
I was actually in gifted programs in public school, and it wasn't quite as big a difference between it and regular classes. The determining factors were usually IQ tests, essays, and interviews, not based on wealth. It's just that people in higher socioeconomic tiers tend to be of higher intelligence than their lower counterparts that gives that impression.
User avatar #96 to #3 - danzoshimura (10/23/2013) [-]
What a stupid thing to say. Sure if you pay a ton of money to go to a private school your classrooms will be nicer and you will use laptops or something but you learn the SAME THINGS.

It is all based on your ability. If you are really a good student you will end up in AP classes with better teachers and classrooms. It doesn't matter how much money you have.
#117 to #3 - Shawksta (10/23/2013) [-]
I want to agree, but then i remember my days in private school was ****

Eight hundred ******* dollars each semester, and it was a piss poor school. The playground is just 2 slides and a crippled monkey bar. The Basketball court the only **** you'll ever see, want to play a different sport? Too ******* bad, go to the empty floor and play football on the shaggy rug with your socks. No clubs, no special activities, not even something to help with scholarships, they just send you to the computer lab and tell you to do it yourself, and we dont even get any computer classes other than MAVIS ******* BEACON
User avatar #136 to #3 - randomlunchbox (10/23/2013) [-]
I go to public school, and I got a 30 on my ACT...Public school isn't that bad.
User avatar #9 to #3 - lazorman (10/23/2013) [-]
well I live in southern AZ (AKA the worst region in the state that is 49th in public education)
and private vs public education is basically the same (told from people who have attended both private and public)

if you're smart/talented, you stay with other smart/talented people and continue to grow. if you're not that bright, you don't really move up or go anywhere.

basically, it all depends on natural ability, not much work ethic.
#19 to #9 - Rascal (10/23/2013) [-]
I live in Phoenix and this is true.
#32 to #9 - Rascal (10/23/2013) [-]
Im in AZ as well... Scottsdale ******* sucks
User avatar #115 to #9 - Ashtaroth (10/23/2013) [-]
Tempe reporting in. I was in some honors classes in high school. The class rooms were actually more ****** than the average ones. Filled with smart kids, sure, but half of them were also douche nozzles. I guess they figured we were smart so we didn't need nice things. I deliberately got C's my junior year so they'd put me in a room where the books weren't held together with staples and Elmer's glue and you could lean on the desktop without it falling off.
User avatar #64 to #9 - peta (10/23/2013) [-]
I noticed here depending on how good you are/what you make in certain subjects they put you with different people, or it seems like. Say I make nothing but A's and B's in English, in my grade/next grade, most of the people that made A's, B's or both are in the same class, if I say..hypothetically have an F in math, I'm put with those for one period who also have bad grades. I suppost that way you get with people on your level in what your good at in all classes without being left behind and so on.
#49 - heartlessrobot (10/23/2013) [-]
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Nope, the gifted area is on the level that we should be teaching the normal kids on, and the normal kids are being taught on the level we should be teaching the retards at.
User avatar #51 to #49 - skeptical (10/23/2013) [-]
I got so psychologically ****** up by nobody wanting me to go any further than anybody else that I literally cannot remember a thing from grades 1-7.
User avatar #60 to #51 - mitchr (10/23/2013) [-]
What do you mean?
#65 to #60 - skeptical (10/23/2013) [-]
Hello again. I needed some sort of something to do, so I started just imitating everything I saw on TV. On the bright side, I saved a lot of kids from getting bullied, but on the other hand, every bully in the school district turned around and started going after me. I kept going imitating TV, though, because that was the only thing I knew how to do, socially(since nobody had tought me). It became robotic and I absolutely lost sentient control over my mind. To make things worse, I jumped two grades so I was doing this 			****		 in front of people two years older than me. I was able to get over it after 2 years of homeschooling, in eighth grade. I still cannot remember anything specific that is not told directly to me, and if I try to remember, my head hurts like 			****		.   
   
 On the bright side, that gave me a lot of alone time to practice my trombone, so now I'm at just about professional playing level at the age of 14.
Hello again. I needed some sort of something to do, so I started just imitating everything I saw on TV. On the bright side, I saved a lot of kids from getting bullied, but on the other hand, every bully in the school district turned around and started going after me. I kept going imitating TV, though, because that was the only thing I knew how to do, socially(since nobody had tought me). It became robotic and I absolutely lost sentient control over my mind. To make things worse, I jumped two grades so I was doing this **** in front of people two years older than me. I was able to get over it after 2 years of homeschooling, in eighth grade. I still cannot remember anything specific that is not told directly to me, and if I try to remember, my head hurts like **** .

On the bright side, that gave me a lot of alone time to practice my trombone, so now I'm at just about professional playing level at the age of 14.
User avatar #80 to #65 - mitchr (10/23/2013) [-]
That's...
There really isn't anything that can be said after something like that.
Christ, I hate the feeling of having no words to use... I wish I could think of something to say, but... there isn't. There really isn't. 'Sorry' would seem hollow and weak, and anything else is just... not good enough.
#67 to #60 - skeptical (10/23/2013) [-]
Speaking of trombone, I have to go over to marching band for a few hours. Cya.
Speaking of trombone, I have to go over to marching band for a few hours. Cya.
User avatar #141 to #49 - guymandude (10/24/2013) [-]
what is that .gif from? I don't remember it from Breaking Bad...
User avatar #142 to #141 - akkere (10/24/2013) [-]
It's not from Breaking Bad - It's from a film called The Box (2007)
User avatar #135 - sasyboncho (10/23/2013) [-]
**sasyboncho rolls 4**Chan
User avatar #144 to #135 - DontDeleteMeAgain (10/24/2013) [-]
**DontDeleteMeAgain rolls 4** Ever
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#157 to #144 - Rascal (10/24/2013) [-]
Oh damn
Oh damn
Oh damn
User avatar #145 to #144 - sasyboncho (10/24/2013) [-]
Damn!
#22 - dafogman (10/23/2013) [-]
Another depiction of the American school system.
Another depiction of the American school system.
User avatar #97 to #22 - danzoshimura (10/23/2013) [-]
Not really, unless you failed all of your classes and end up in regular.
User avatar #98 to #22 - newsuperyoshi (10/23/2013) [-]
Actually, cell phones are pretty tightly banned, even if it's for education, no cell phones, the who Spanish Inquisition.
User avatar #29 to #22 - teratorn (10/23/2013) [-]
You mean worldwide?
User avatar #56 to #29 - Dwarf (10/23/2013) [-]
Another depiction of the American school worldwide?
User avatar #156 to #56 - teratorn (10/24/2013) [-]
All the kids around the world doesnt drop their phones off their hands,thats what im saying.
#16 - bitchesbanthymine (10/23/2013) [-]
Once children reach the age of 13 they are within the formal operational stage of development and are perfectly capable of learning at the same rate, albeit some not to the same extent (with the exception of those with learning disabilities). Some children have no intention to learn and disrupt the entire class, I remember when I was in school there was a kid in my English class who'd yell and run around and get sent to the headteacher's office every single ******* lesson, completely wasting the first 10 minutes of the lessons. It's clear that children who want to learn are hindered by those who don't, and that the children who don't want to learn require different teaching methods to those who do.

tl;dr: once children are 13 they need to shut the **** up and listen, if they won't then keeping them in the same class is just going to piss off everyone else.
User avatar #24 to #16 - mindexile (10/23/2013) [-]
IMO, there are no kids who wish to disrupt, the system is just not right for them. Children are curios ************* , and it's never their fault they're being assholes. Someone or something is making them that way.
User avatar #25 to #24 - clonedcommando (10/23/2013) [-]
Wrong by 13 many "children" have decided that the "system" is against them and deliberately seek to not only hinder but derail others whom are actually interested in education. I myself had a few students like this in my grade all they would do in school is show up for homeroom be disruptive until they were sent out and then disappear. Because of how neutered the school systems are they could not remove these students save for one who was busted on drug charges. The rest went on to be 20 year old high school seniors or just dropped out. Moral of the story is some people are beyond help and should be removed for the betterment of the rest of the class not pandered too because "no child should be left behind".
User avatar #159 to #25 - mindexile (10/24/2013) [-]
I'm not saying I know of an answer, and I am aware that such people exist. But why did they "decide" that the system is against them. I don't think anyone truly wants to be an asshole for the sake of being an asshole.
#18 to #16 - peridot (10/23/2013) [-]
Not necessarily true in all cases. Children will act out for a multitude of reasons, the problem is finding out why. Is the work too hard? Is it too easy? Is there some mental issue that needs to be addressed? Is the child receiving the attention they need? All are questions where if the answer is yes to even one can result in kids acting out.

Most children are pretty much wired to want to do good and receive praise until they reach adolescence, unless there are some serious developmental issues that can be caused by mental development problems, abuse, neglectful parenting, or bullying. Which is why the school system should give extra attention to those children. By extra attention, not just sending the child to the office, but making that child go to a therapist and doctor to find out what the problem is. In cases where a child is acting out before the onset of adolescence can indicate some serious problems.

tl;dr Children act out when something bad happens to them, its not as simple as some kids want to learn and some don't.
#27 to #18 - thegrandexemplar (10/23/2013) [-]
In some cases yes, but half the time the kid is just an asshat who wants to **** with everyone. By 13, the rascals know exactly what they're doing and why theyre not supposed to do it, such as why they shouldn't punch each other in the face repeatedly and **** like that. Some people actually are just assholes
#10 - Rascal (10/23/2013) [-]
op = tard.
Delaware for example,
Look at Charter School of Wilmington, best in state, ~40th in nation. Poor, ****** , decrepit building. Track for track and field not even paved. Shares school with another high school because of the lack of funding.

Look at Ferris, the school for the juvenile ******** .
State of the art everything... underwater cameras in swimming pools. SO MUCH MONEY. yet, they are the juvenile delinquents.

TLDR... Delaware shows Gangstas get handouts, hard workers get dicks in their mouth because everyone is "special".
#36 to #10 - skir (10/23/2013) [-]
I'll give you a thumb, because even though you're right, you're not going to receive any love from FJ
User avatar #34 - jessieqwertyu (10/23/2013) [-]
Where I live, they just try to drag the gifted kids down to average. Its easier to teach if everyone is the same.
#63 to #34 - mitchr (10/23/2013) [-]
Wha... What...
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The **** ?
User avatar #150 to #63 - fonestig (10/24/2013) [-]
thats actually part true. it is easier to go slow for the average student than it is to go fast for the student who doesnt try to learn. gifted students learn at a below average speed.
User avatar #151 to #150 - mitchr (10/24/2013) [-]
Yes, but that DOES NOT MEAN THEY SHOULD.
Everybody should be able to achieve their fullest potential. Dragging the gifted students down may be more ******* wrong than any other thing I have heard in ************* MONTHS.
User avatar #152 to #151 - fonestig (10/24/2013) [-]
i agree with you. im saying it is worse than what the first person said.
#21 - tommythek (10/23/2013) [-]
My school was a lot different. I was at a public school where they had tons of programs and stuff to focus on those who couldn't keep up, but pretty much nothing for those who were ahead of the curve. I was able to get all A's without trying and didn't learn **** until I got to college.
User avatar #81 to #21 - Plate (10/23/2013) [-]
Yeah, same here. They always had this program called "No Child Left Behind", and my parents would always try to make a point to the school boar about 'leaving the gifted students behind their potential'(I knew several other parents that did the same), and yet, year after year, gifted courses became more like the basic courses, and stopped altogether in the system's high school. Federal funding sucks sometimes.
User avatar #85 to #81 - Plate (10/23/2013) [-]
btw, "No Child Left Behind" was for kids who were perfectly capable of learning/applying themselves, but simply did not(not trying to place blame on the kids themselves, just explaining part of my point).
User avatar #44 - waterlinx (10/23/2013) [-]
I'd also like to point out that with the "no child left behind" laws, students that really could excel are being held back, and students that need alternative learning methods aren't getting them. The United States' schooling system needs to be reworked...
User avatar #48 to #44 - herecomesjohnny (10/23/2013) [-]
kids can't skip years in america?
User avatar #95 to #48 - newsuperyoshi (10/23/2013) [-]
They can, but the people who can authorize this are stuck not getting the information they need and are forced to work in offices reviewing candidates turned in work, not actually seeing what the student can do irl.

I got screwed over by the public school system from Kindergarten to part of 8th grade, I've done my research, and it's honestly one of the worst designed ones starting a little over a decade ago.
User avatar #52 to #48 - Dwarf (10/23/2013) [-]
In some schools they can.
User avatar #57 to #52 - herecomesjohnny (10/23/2013) [-]
why not every? i wasn't even a year skipper but even i know that doesn't make sense
User avatar #59 to #57 - Dwarf (10/23/2013) [-]
Money.
User avatar #23 - snakefire (10/23/2013) [-]
More like the opposite...
User avatar #61 - konradkurze (10/23/2013) [-]
flashback to grade school.....

i remember when the teachers gave us work....i usually got it all done quickly and with there being nothing else to do id start drawing stuff

teachers starts flipping out about me 'wasting class time" ....never mind that ive done all the work they set out and they wont give me more because that would upset their precious lesson plans.....

they tried sticking me in a 'special' class till the principal said nope and put me back in my normal class

.....seriously teachers have no clue how to handle intelligent kids
User avatar #149 to #61 - volteez (10/24/2013) [-]
>implying you are intelligent
User avatar #66 to #61 - rafeky (10/23/2013) [-]
You must be extremely intelligent to know that all teachers on the planet Earth don't know how to handle intelligent kids.
User avatar #68 to #66 - konradkurze (10/23/2013) [-]
well to put it one way....those were the standards back then when i was in school,..and standards have lowered since then.....

yeah not all teachers are programmed robots who cant handle anything outside the square but most are and every year more are
#70 - Rascal (10/23/2013) [-]
#110 to #70 - usaisnotamerica (10/23/2013) [-]
This is probably the most disturbing thing I've ever seen.
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User avatar #39 - zeroxnight (10/23/2013) [-]
Doesn't Maggie become voice of the generation?
User avatar #93 to #39 - playerdous (10/23/2013) [-]
Depends on which future episode you watch. In one she becomes a pregnant rock star.
#107 - therealsupanova (10/23/2013) [-]
Are you joking, no child left behind made it so that people who are naturally more gifted are shackled to the pace of the least gifted, or stupidest if you don't care for political correctness. Its total ******** , if someone can achieve at a higher level then teach them at a higher level, that isn't to say disregard everyone else but there should be some division between the education provided to a 21st century Einstein vs a brain dead **** factory
User avatar #112 to #107 - jouten (10/23/2013) [-]
The problem is that most school's and educational system are really bad at detecting who the smart kids are.
There are some real geniuses dropped into Special Ed, because they didn't fullfill the standards of some abritrary test.
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#113 to #112 - therealsupanova (10/23/2013) [-]
that is true as well
User avatar #138 - ulquiorratheespada (10/23/2013) [-]
In public schools, it's all the second panel.
#106 - chinahoe (10/23/2013) [-]
Meanwhile in special ed.
Meanwhile in special ed.
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