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Kalieko

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#1 10 years ago

Schools in the united states are doing...awful I go to a school called ridgley middle school in Maryland, Outside of baltimore city. Are schools are so hot that we do not even care about school. I want to learn its just hard for me to learn because its so hot. It will take $900,000 to put air conditoning into are school. I think we should put the dawm air conditoning into are school. We live a rich rich neighbor hood (most of the students including me ) Hear are 5 reasons that I don't like to goto school 1. To hot. 2. Teachers don't know anything. (Where there getting paid $50-60k a year, I mean thats not to bad still considered poor where I live) 3. We don't have recess.(now I know what your thinking your in middle school you shouldnt have recess. Well if are teachers suck and its so hot why cant we go outside for a little fresh air?) 4. Computers are my life and we don't get to use them there. 5. The grading system is stupid.( We have the average A-B-C-D-E system but it gives some kids to many bragging rights why can't it just say passing or failing.) I understand everything can't go my way but atleast make the children want to goto school you know? But it raises a serious question. Is Baltimore county schools just in the school "GAME" for money? My grandma Used to be 1 below the head of baltimore county schools. She is the greatest woman ever. She helps everyone big or small. But she dropped out :bawl: because the more years you work after you get your pention(or however you spell it)your pention income goes down so she desited to retire. But we still love her. If you agree with this arittical please post. I am very proud of myself for writing this:D




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#2 10 years ago

Quit whining and smarten up, dummy.




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#3 10 years ago

1. If you really don't have AC, then yeah that sucks, and you should write a complaint to the school board or something. 2. I doubt this. 3. Recess is over after elementary school. It's a sad truth. 4. Well, what are you learning? Some subjects aren't necessarily learned better via technology. 5. Bragging rights are awesome, and grades encourage some healthy competition.




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#4 10 years ago
Kalieko;44861671. To hot.

Do they not allow you to bring bottled water? My high school allowed you to bring bottled water into a classroom. You could probably even get away with fruit juice, but water was the stated suggestion. I'm sure water would help to cool you down if your school permits it, and it'd cost a lot less than $900 000 for you to buy a bottle until it's fixed.

2. Teachers don't know anything. (Where there getting paid $50-60k a year, I mean thats not to bad still considered poor where I live)

I'll take the job.

3. We don't have recess.(now I know what your thinking your in middle school you shouldnt have recess. Well if are teachers suck and its so hot why cant we go outside for a little fresh air?)

Perhaps a valid point. "Recess" does a lot more than cool someone down. It allows someone to rest mentally until the next course on top of the socialising, perhaps partly even due to. If your school doesn't permit any recess period, they may want to revise their approach.

4. Computers are my life and we don't get to use them there.

Computers are my life, too. Trust me, you don't want the ailments that I've already picked up from using them all the time. Take a break from the computer, I can recommend that one to you as someone who got claimed whole by these forums about four years ago and nearly didn't make it back out again.

5. The grading system is stupid.( We have the average A-B-C-D-E system but it gives some kids to many bragging rights why can't it just say passing or failing.)

How does your prospective employer know what kind of pass you have? Where I live, an E is still a pass, but it won't get you anywhere. If everyone has only 'pass', nobody's really any wiser as to how good you really are. If people want to brag, let them brag, they probably earned it to some degree. If you can't brag, what immediate benefit does your grade have to you?

Sounds like you have it pretty easy, if motivation is your main issue. A lot of education in the US goes far beyond "It's too hot" in terms of problems. Wasted budgets, bad implementation, union pressure, peer pressure - The abundance of drugs, underage drinking and smoking, bullying, some even have issues with people bringing weapons into school. Maybe some of this also affects your school, but the main point seemed to be that your classrooms were too hot.




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#5 10 years ago
1. To hot.

I know how you feel. I used to go to a school with no AC. It was a pain to pay attention and not fall asleep.

2. Teachers don't know anything. (Where there getting paid $50-60k a year, I mean thats not to bad still considered poor where I live)

Same. I had an English Teacher that did not know a single thing. The unions won't let the schools fire bad teachers.

3. We don't have recess.(now I know what your thinking your in middle school you shouldnt have recess. Well if are teachers suck and its so hot why cant we go outside for a little fresh air?)

Recess was great back in middle school. I got lucky to have it all the way until high school. I think it does a great job refreshing minds and getting people active.

4. Computers are my life and we don't get to use them there.

From my experience, teachers don't know anything about computers. Start looking for some self-teaching sites about more advanced topics.

5. The grading system is stupid.( We have the average A-B-C-D-E system but it gives some kids to many bragging rights why can't it just say passing or failing.)

It is just how the system is. Schools want more exact ways to measure student performance than just pass or fail.

Don't worry. You just have another few years of high school then you are out and in college which is much better. I was in a crappy high school like yours. I just kept up with my grades, got into a good college, and left the place never to come back.




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#6 10 years ago

Kalieko;44861671. To hot.[/quote]

If it's too hot to be able to concentrate, this is a problem. I would suggest writing a formal complaint, or getting your parents to do so. Do other kids think the same way?

Kalieko;4486167 2. Teachers don't know anything. (Where there getting paid $50-60k a year, I mean thats not to bad still considered poor where I live)[/quote]

This is probably not entirely true. However, there is the option of getting a tutor or something if things get too bad.

Kalieko;4486167 3. We don't have recess.(now I know what your thinking your in middle school you shouldnt have recess. Well if are teachers suck and its so hot why cant we go outside for a little fresh air?)

I dunno enough about the US school system to know if you're supposed to have a break or not, so I don't know what to suggest.

[quote=Kalieko;4486167] 4. Computers are my life and we don't get to use them there.

Take a break from them, then. I'm thinking you mean that computers are what you "do" in your free time, but at school you need to be learning and socialising. Neither of which is necessarily done on a PC.

[quote=Kalieko;4486167] 5. The grading system is stupid.( We have the average A-B-C-D-E system but it gives some kids to many bragging rights why can't it just say passing or failing.)

I would say a simple pass/fail system would be the stupid one. There would be no way to differentiate between a below average pupil who scraped a pass, and one that got 100% in everything. If you're finding people are bragging too much then either study harder for the tests so you're one of the ones with bragging rights, or just ignore the people who are bragging.




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#7 10 years ago

Other kids at are school have dropped out because its so hot. When its 80 degrees out side its 98 degress inside




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#8 10 years ago
Schools in the united states are doing...awful I go to a school called ridgley middle school in Maryland, Outside of baltimore city. Are schools are so hot that we do not even care about school. I want to learn its just hard for me to learn because its so hot. It will take $900,000 to put air conditoning into are school. I think we should put the dawm air conditoning into are school. We live a rich rich neighbor hood (most of the students including me ) Hear are 5 reasons that I don't like to goto school 1. To hot. 2. Teachers don't know anything. (Where there getting paid $50-60k a year, I mean thats not to bad still considered poor where I live) 3. We don't have recess.(now I know what your thinking your in middle school you shouldnt have recess. Well if are teachers suck and its so hot why cant we go outside for a little fresh air?) 4. Computers are my life and we don't get to use them there. 5. The grading system is stupid.( We have the average A-B-C-D-E system but it gives some kids to many bragging rights why can't it just say passing or failing.) I understand everything can't go my way but atleast make the children want to goto school you know? But it raises a serious question. Is Baltimore county schools just in the school "GAME" for money? My grandma Used to be 1 below the head of baltimore county schools. She is the greatest woman ever. She helps everyone big or small. But she dropped out because the more years you work after you get your pention(or however you spell it)your pention income goes down so she desited to retire. But we still love her. If you agree with this arittical please post. I am very proud of myself for writing this

First of I know how you feel. Since I've been in india for ages, and the power tends to be fidgetty in the least. But that didn't stop people from dropping out in the first place.

Computers maybe your life, but the thing is, computers tend to be on the sidelines of school generally. Since they are a help in a lot of subjects, but none of that really is good for in school lessons.

As to periods. Well you're on a high school right? You've got a student council right? Well then why don't you get your student council to actually do something and try to get those periods. Since they tend to not only be beneficial to students, but to teachers as well, since they can more easily prepare for lessons with various classes.

So to be honest, I don't really consider this a pub topic, but more a rant, that should have said not on the internet but at your school.

For the record 60-70k is a very big lot for a very big amount of people. There's also the probability that you just don't want to understand the teachers and that's why you think they know nothing. Your complaint about the grading system would indicate just as much. The grading system is not there for bragging rights, it's there so that you know how you stand. Not to mention that unis tend to take them into consideration etc. If you have a problem with other kids knowing your grades, just talk to the teacher in question and ask him or her to give them to you without saying it out loud or something.




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#9 10 years ago
Rich19;44870730 I dunno enough about the US school system to know if you're supposed to have a break or not, so I don't know what to suggest.

Most US Elementary schools usually have a *break* or recess from class for at least 15 minutes. I know my old one had one for 15 minutes where we got to go back to our homeroom. Some kids even sleep during break between classes.