Top Ten Reasons Kids Hate School

The Top Ten
1 Homework

Homework has pushed my sanity off the cliff. Studies show that homework doesn't affect grades much. So why all this uselessness? You're just making us sleep deprived, stressed, and making home a live horror movie. As I said, I'm pretty much insane now. I hate how my house is literally just a place for me to sleep, eat two meals, and DO HOMEWORK. Excuse me, I have a life to live, thank you very much. And I'd like to actually get some ACTUAL sleep in, not taking 3 second naps in the middle of science. I swear, if I see another "Find the compound predicate in the first independent clause" I am going to rip all things within a 374 mile radius to pieces.

Homework isn't fair. For one, you have to go through 7 hours of school. Then you have homework and sometimes homework can take up to 1 to 2 hours! That's a total of 9/24 hours doing work! 8 of those hours is your approximate sleep time, so you have 17/24 hours taken out of your day. That's not very fair to give out homework. Plus, homework ALSO doesn't help all the time. Some kids will procrastinate and stay up all night doing it, not getting sleep. Some kids will even get STRESSED because they might have trouble doing work. Also, some kids have so much trouble that their parents do it FOR THEM! That doesn't help! Homework isn't fair, and this is why.

Just finished my homework now...well actually, I'm still not done. But after doing this hellish math homework for 4 hours, I need a break! Homework is the number one reason why I hate school, because if you don't understand the material, there is no teacher to help you. I already put in 6 hours of school... now I got 4 hours of homework?!?!? So I basically put all my time into school! Any leftover hours goes into eating, and showering, and cleaning, and driving! I hate this man! I had no time to relax and enjoy myself what so ever! School! I hate school! I love learning but somehow school managed to ruin what I enjoy doing! Nothing worse than trying to do homework that you don't understand!

Homework is by far the worst about school. I need to have time to relax and have fun but school work prevents me from doing all of that. Homework doesn't make you smarter or want to learn, it makes you hate learning. Maybe that's why people get crappy grades on tests. Also studying and homework take up ten hours of every day for me. That's more time than I am in school! Teachers don't and can't understand the stress they put on their students. And I think a child's emotional state is more important than all the school work teachers pile on you everyday. And there is no doubt that this stress can lead to depression.

2 Bullies

All schools say is "Don't bully." They don't actually do anything about it. It's sad because all those T.V. shows you watch tell you to tell a parent or teacher. But a parent can't do anything. They don't go to school. And no one in the school even cares. My little sister was in the counselor's office (I don't remember why. ) and when she was leaving she overheard a boy tell his counselor that he was being bullied. The counselor said "Just tell us next time it happens." and then the boy said "You told me that last time." My sister left before she could hear the rest of the conversation. Also, a girl in my school COMMIT SUICIDE and the school didn't do ANYTHING. They just care for their reputation, so they try to cover it up. Her friends said that they don't think she was being bullied, but they weren't sure. She didn't leave a suicide note. Nothing. No investigation was ever launched or anything. And it was a girl I knew! They don't care.

I personally do not care for what others think of me or how they view me, as long as the bullying does not extend to a physical level. This truly is one of the main problems with schools. There is hardly anything that can be done about it sadly due to how vast it is. There have been cases at previous schools of mine where the person who was bullied got suspended instead of the bully. That, that right there, is plain down right stupid. If you were to fight back if someone were to punch you, YOU would be the one who got suspended, YOU would be the one who everyone hates, YOU would be the one at fault. Not the person who started the confrontation. YOU. That is what is wrong with our educational system. They believe that both parties are responsible for the confrontation, when almost 99% of the time only one participant is responsible.

Stopping bullying behavior needs to be a shared effort. You don't really want parents/administrators solving all of the bullying issues alone. What needs to happen is to have a plan where students are guided through a solution process, where they can help resolve the bullying situation with guidance from adults.

Easier said than done, I know. It seems that the people that are bullied the most are isolated individuals. Those students who don't have friends. Perhaps they are shy, introverted, anti-social. Whatever reason, bullies tend to bully those students who don't have a network of support.

Bullies are really the weak individuals. You don't see them bullying people that are their equal in terms of strength. They bully those who they can dominate with as little to no resistance.

Of course bullies couldn't exist with out their enablers. People who standby and just watch bullying behavior happen and don't say or do anything in an effort to stop it. Too often they ...more

I actually don't get bullied very often, but lately these two boys have been calling me "emo" whenever they see me, and totally ruined my presentation in class and humiliated me. I was giving my presentation when they began throwing paper at me and shouting "EMO! " and "Go back to cutting yourself! " Etc. I didn't even notice them doing this because I was so nervous giving my presentation that I wasn't aware of my surroundings, but one of my friends informed me of this and it didn't feel good knowing that they had done that. Honestly, reading some of the comments in this post with situations that are MUCH worse than mine, I feel so sorry! Now that I know what it is like to be bullied, I will make an effort to stick up for anyone who is being bullied or is an outcast.

3 Getting Up In the Morning

School is quite possibly the worst thing ever. An utter waste of precious childhood. You are forced to wake up at 6 in the morning and go into a yellow long car that takes you to prison (school). When you are in this prison you are forced to do essays and write paragraphs until your arms bleed. And if you even whisper something, this tyrant (the teacher) yells at you and gives you time out (detention). You have absolutely no freedom here whether the tyrant forces you to go outside in the blistering heat or if you can't go to the bathroom. Also hell teaches little to no things we would ACTUALLY need in life. It's just memorizing a bunch of stupid letters and numbers until you get this piece of paper and finally say "screw you guys. I'm going home! "

Schools always give that pep talk in the beginning of the school year about us being successful. All of it is literal garbage to me.
Why, you may ask? We get hours upon hours of homework every night, and I think it's safe to assume that the average student goes to bed at around midnight. Also, schools start very early in the morning, forcing children to wake up at 5 or 6 in the morning. Please note that when I say children, I am referring to minors (people under 18 years of age). Minors are still growing and developing, mentally and physically. Not getting enough sleep can actually stunt this growth.
Studies have shown that getting 6 hours of sleep or less as the same negative impact on one's brain as having no sleep at all. There are things to boost one's energy, such as coffee, but some children choose not to drink it (like myself). Also, coffee can't replace sleep.
So, back to the speech at the beginning of the school year about being successful, I find it disgusting. The ...more

I agree with whomever said "Okay this is ridiculous, I am waking up earlier than my parents wake up. It's a waste of time, and everyone claims to say that we don't go to bed early or we just are using devices, its because we at least need like hours of sleep", we just need more sleep! Adults go to bed at like midnight or later, and then they wake up after us, and their like 'Why are you so lazy and tired? Oh, I know! You were on electronics last night, weren't you? You stayed up, right? " Well news flash- you guys are on your electronics or iPads or whatever too! We sometimes go to sleep before them, and wake up before them, and yet we are still tired merely because of how our bodies work! (Why can't school be just 30 minutes later? )

I actually like exam week because it's a good break from the normal class time, and I usually get done with homework pretty quick. I like going to gym class because then I can actually wear shorts! The people at my school might be annoying but my best friends make up for that. :) Everything in school I can deal with to a certain degree except for one thing: getting up in the morning. Literally no matter how hard I try I can never get more than 7 hours of sleep on a school night, which is not good for my health or my learning ability. Everyday when the alarm goes off I count down the days to the weekend. If school started at 10:00 in the morning, I would actually love school and look forward to it!

4 It's Just So Boring

I thinks schools should introduce this concept, we do math, reading, history and science until High School, then in High School, all of our classes are electives like cooking, theatre, art, and so on. Your parents and other adults would argue and say 'but wont you forget everything about the subjects if that happens? I don't think I would forget The subjects even if I didn't have to do them in High School cause how I forget everything if I was forced to learn about it for 8 years or however long it actually was. And so much stuff especially in math is unnecessary like Algebra, in the real world, when have you every had to do that complex piece of crap subject, math for me is adding subtracting and maybe multiplying, that's all you need to know about it. So I think in High School they should just let us only take classes about stuff we would actually be able to pay attention in

How is this not #1? This is basically everything on the list! School is awful. You may as well go commit crimes and get thrown in jail and it will probably be as much fun as school. Seriously?! Why are people so cruel that someone would actually invent such an awful place? It's inhumane to be stuck in a building being tortured by extreme boring lessons and overreactions from teachers. If people actually did have fun in school they'd be willing to learn and pay attention in class. It's so obvious but people are so stupid that they can't even see the obvious. It's pathetic! No wonder people commit suicide over school. If this is what school is going to be like in the future then you better pray the world doesn't become hell.

I can't believe I've already spent my child years in school. This is so inhumane. People get deprived of their childhood in school. It's like a prison you get sent to for 18 years, and every 5,3 and 4 years, you get shipped off to another until you're free (haha, college awaits ass. Waste money, time, and have a 1/10 chance of succeeding). I'm weeping right now knowing that school makes every child not enjoy their lives. Why do I play so many video games? It's my only escape from school's oppression of our imaginations. I'll never appreciate the outdoors except when I get to go hunting, God knows when. I Jair hope my life will be successful anyway. If you're reading this, thank you for reading my philosophy on school. If they're gonna teach us anything, they should teach us to be smart when there's a crisis, not know how to write a 20-page essay on the syntax in the book The Outsiders.

Schools want us to be productive, but I think they have completely overlooked the fact that some classes are not productive at all.
Here are some examples:
- Gym. It may be a good class to hang out with friends, but all students do in that class is play a bunch of "sports" no one has heard of. In other words, the gym teachers make up pointless games that don't actually help with one's physical health. This is also the easiest class to get bullied in. If a student is bad at one of the games, the "sporty" players yell at them and harass them, and the teachers do nothing about it.
- Classes with bad teachers. These classes that would otherwise be very productive and helpful are usually the worst. For example, believe it or not, math is a very important class to take. However, most teachers cannot teach math effectively. My math teacher is horrible at explaining things, which is why over half of the class failed one of his quizzes. Teachers like these also think giving twenty ...more

5 Grades

Good god, the second depressing part of school. Besides having your crush taken by an ass, grades are the dramatic part and depressing part of school, I know that I'm smart, and my teacher compliments how smart I am! So what do I get for not bringing in one project? AN F.

That's right, she doesn't care how amazing my last projects were, how kind I am to her, how much work I do in class, no, I forget one project, (a pointless one) and now I'm going to have to pay the rest of my life for it. Grades push me and push me where they even pull my parents into this, so they'll argue and yell day after day, my life would be ruined because one teacher decided to be an ass.

God, what could be worse than getting worse than expected? It gives you an uncomfortable burning feeling.

They take the whole point of school away. School is supposed to be about learning things that will benefit us in the future, showing your knowledge, finding what you want to be when you grow up, and even liking learning. But now it is all about passing, stressing yourself out, and memorizing facts you will never use in real life just to pass a test you will forget after taking. Grades don't determine you intelligence or how much you learned, yet they determine whether you graduate. And they also determine how your teachers and parents will shame you. Look at Finland! Their education system has no grading and they have some of the smartest students! While our country thinks that grades and tests will make us smarter when they don't! Please abolish the grading system!

I just kinda had an epiphany while reading this. So, you see, grades were invented as an incentive to learn, but it has be taken so far. Everyone I know freaks out about getting the grades to get into the top 10%, most of them try to take all AP and pre-AP and stay up all night so they can get that one grade up. I just think that really it's all unfair because some minds naturally hold more information than others and the purpose of school should just be to give you some information to help you in the future, not to stress you out so much you have to start taking anti-depressants and caffeine pills to stay awake all night.

School is now about getting straight A's than learning. School is supposed to be teaching you useful things and prepare you for the real world. But instead, it forces you to memorize useless facts. You will forget most of these soon and you will probably not use a major chunk of these unless you want to major in them. Grades are even more pressure if you have strict parents that nag you and punish you. School just makes students hate learning and makes them more demotivated. This school system needs a rework.

6 Annoying People

Time for a story. In gym class today, we played soccer with groups we were assigned to. During the whole game, this one girl kept on hand balling and then she threw it to her fat friend who kinked the ball one foot and she scored. Another kid was ball hogging so that was stupid. The other team had 2 people who tried and they were breaking the rules the whole time. We won 4-3 but it should've been 1-0 because I scored the only legit goal. Then, the same girl who was throwing the ball said that I couldn't play soccer (I'm in a soccer league and she barely walks a mile in a day). Another girl on the other team agreed with her even though I joked her out like 5 times. I'm so tired of the heads in my grade.

Annoying people! That's one of my biggest problems! At my school we are forced to sit places, I was sat next to this boy and his group, the whole time they talked about Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy's, and they sang "do you balls hang low, do they reach down to the floor can you tie them in a knot can you tie them in a bow." It was ridiculous! People are the most annoying at lunch! I'll be walking through the hall and there will be a line of people side by side taking up all the space so I have to push through them, earning me some words. Or someone will ram into me for no reason causing me to stumble, it's really irritating!

I wouldn't say the people in my class or the grades below mine are completely annoying. I would say I think teachers are more annoying because they don't try to understand their students. In today's society phones are a huge part of everyone's life now I do agree that everyone can put their phones away for a class, but any teacher who feels the need to take everyone's away and put them in pockets for their students. Is by far outraging because you not only don't understand that some students have insecurities and feel more comfortable about having their phones on themselves.

There's this one guy at my school who's comepletely annoying and unfunny. Once, I was in the evelator with him, looking for our teacher because she didn't show up at the start of the class, so that was our turn to find. I was standing peacefully, then he broke the silence, honestly I was ok with that, but he pulled out this ridiculous joke :"What's the flavor of the cupcake? Cupcake flavour!" That joke still stuck in my head. But that's not the best part yet. So we arrived at the 2nd floor, and apparently, he knows a teacher at that floor, and so he ran up to him and chat, joking around with that previous joke, meanwhile, I was the ONLY one who was really trying to find our homeroom teacher. We ended up not finding her, but she showed up anyway. Another time, when we were doing arts&crafts for Mothers Day, and I spotted a glue gun that was empty on the spot, so of course I headed for it. Unfortunately, the cupcake guy saw it too, and I didn't want him to do anything with me, so I ...more

7 Mean Teachers

I hate my teacher. Today I had an exam, and I've been having a fever so I couldn't go to school for a whole week. And my mom promised me my teacher wouldn't let me take a test and let me study. But she lied. He gave me a science test and I didn't even know what to do. He joked about it saying an injured brain can pass it and made fun of me. I then didn't pass it and now I'm humiliated. He also humiliates me in front of class, like when I was crying one time, he joked about me and everyone laughed at me. He made fun of me right in front of my crush, and now my crush hates me. Then when I ran off to cry in the bathroom, he said where are you going and I said "to the bathroom" while still running away, then he just grabs my arm and takes me back and my eyes are red and everyone sees that I'm basically crying, so that was ANOTHER humiliation. Dang, I hate school so Much...

I have one teacher who gives out crap loads of homework and if you don't get something right she yells and gives you low grades all over the place. I mean really, we are just kids and we are all humans, and humans make mistakes, so if I forget my book in my locker or accidentally didn't see a question on the homework and didn't do it, don't go haywire on me, because it happens, and you can learn from your mistakes. Don't make us so afraid by screaming and lowering grades to the point that we are are afraid to even move. Seriously teachers, take a chill pill because I'm sure that when you were in school, you were no different either.

One time my parents were gone and I was staying with my grandma, and she got really sick and I saved her because I called 911 when she couldn't reach the phone and had to spend the day at the hospital. I thought she was going to die. And the next day Miss Bigelow (3rd grade teacher) asked me where my homework was. I told
her the whole story, and she didn't believe me. I got Grandma on the phone, and now she believed me but she still counted off for not doing my homework.

I am in the last year of high school right now (year 11). Last year, I had moved French classes because of 'bullies'. I moved from the lowest French class (foundation level) to he highest. This year, I'm still in the highest set. The teacher expects me to be at the same level as everybody else. She knows I struggle yet she still shouts at me when I get questions wrong. I never put my hand up anymore because I'm scared to get the answer wrong. One time, she asked me a question I didn't know and she stood there for 15 minutes straight in silence staring at me along with the rest of the class. The bell went for lunch and she STILL didn't let us leave until I answered correctly. My classmates started getting frustrated because she wouldn't let us leave. I'd never been so embarrassed. I started missing French classes and hiding in the toilets until they were over. My head of year got informed and gave me out detentions, refused to even listen to me, shouted at me and is forcing me to go. ...more

8 Exams

I don't usually mind exams, but when there would be a subject on the test that we didn't even study, we would go to the teacher and say we didn't learn this ( which I am positive about ). Instead of maybe taking the blame for once, of course, the teacher would respond with: "well, you weren't listening." Then everybody would do bad on the test, and once again, teachers would focus on the negative, and yell at us, saying we should be ashamed of our grades. Thanks. Because it definitely wasn't your awful teaching.
I'm not sure if this is all schools, but my school district tends to do this quite often.

I take AP Biology as a freshman in highschool, which is fairly challenging. However, the exams is where it gets absolutely ridiculous. Being AP students, we are supposed to apply what we have learned to the questions on the test. However, how am I supposed to do that when 96% of the questions have some enzyme or covalent bond I've NEVER IN MY LIFE heard of? Everything reacts differently, and thus there is no way I could know the answer. Honestly, my bio teacher is a cool guy but his tests suck. Well, he doesn't make them. The stupid state does. I hate school so much. From middle school up, it is just a huge waste of time. While kids could be out socializing, making friends, PROPERLY dating, playing sports more often, or spend time with their families, they are cooped up in a hot, germ-infested environment overflowing with kids. This is no way to live. All the adults are like, "Oh, it's just because you are a freshman. I know it's hard." Really? I'd like to see an adult last a week in ...more

The worst part is that my school always give us very 'HARD' exams. How much hard you study it won't be of any use. It is almost impossible for us to identify what answer for each question. Our school doesn't even have the mind for us to get good marks. They don't even think how much it affects our future. And we don't have any other choice because this is the only school in our area. Everyone knows that there are good, average and below average students in the world. So they should make the paper more easier and give us questions according. Our school thinks that we are some kind of 'SUPER INTELLIGENT ROBOTS'. No matter why there are hundreds of failures in my school!

I study, I know everything and then all of a sudden there are things mentioned on the exam that your teacher never told you to study! It's so annoying, you're all stressed out expecting to get in the 90's or a 100 and you end up getting below that. I swear I am not good under pressure especially when your teachers tell you that you better score high and that "colleges are viewing" your grade. No matter how hard I try I will never get over test/exam anxiety.

9 Physical Education

It's so boring and pointless. Most people wouldn't take this class if it weren't required to graduate. I'm unathletic and don't like sports, so it's embarrassing when I mess up. I don't get why I have to take this class when I don't want to be an athlete when I grow up, or I don't even care about or play sports. I'm afraid that I might get made fun of or yelled at by my teammates for messing up. PE should stand for "Pointless Exercise". The only good thing about this class is that all you have to do to get an A is to attend class every day, wear a pointless uniform, and just try to participate. You don't even have to be a tryhard athlete to get an A.

When I was in eighth grade, which was my last year of middle school, my friend and I took an advanced math class at the high school. The classes at the high school are longer than the ones at the middle school, so it messed up our schedules. We had to miss the first 5-10 minutes of our next class because of this, which happened to be gym. We would sometimes miss important information. Before the school year had started, we had let the coaches know that this would happen. At first, they marked us tardy every day. It took them a while to get used to our schedules, but they still forgot every now and then. Also, when one person was late or not in gym clothes, they made everyone run for a longer time. They expected everyone to know how to play sports, so they never explained the rules. When we started our basketball unit, they made my team demonstrate how to play in front of everyone. I'm not great at sports, so I was only picked to be on a team one time (which happened to be my ...more

There is of course, in my class, a group of guys that believe that my class is the Olympics. If you mess up, or don't do something right, they will yell at you and say things like "Why do you even try? " So one day I didn't try, and just stood in the corner, and then the same guy came over to me and was yelling like, "Oh my god, our team lost because you didn't play, I can't believe you, you're so selfish! " Like, no.

Also, my gym teacher decided this year that instead of grading you on if you "participate" he's going to grade you on how fit you are, meaning body type. Most of my friends are a little bit chunky, and even though I'm like stick skinny, I decided that this was totally unfair so I don't even try in gym anymore.

None of the girls participate and I have a whole rant that I posted on the other one so I'll just paste that in: Time for a story. In gym class today, we played soccer with groups we were assigned to. During the whole game, this one girl kept on hand balling and then she threw it to her fat friend who kinked the ball one foot and she scored. Another kid was ball hogging so that was stupid. The other team had 2 people who tried and they were breaking the rules the whole time. We won 4-3 but it should've been 1-0 because I scored the only legit goal. Then, the same girl who was throwing the ball said that I couldn't play soccer (I'm in a soccer league and she barely walks a mile in a day). Another girl on the other team agreed with her even though I joked her out like 5 times. I'm so tired of the heads in my grade. Anyways, the girls just stand there and look at the ball, then criticize the people who are playing to try harder.

10 School Lunch

So one time at my school they were serving spaghetti burritos and I got it for some reason. Why the heck did I do that?! It was like eating a worm sandwich. I just gave the lunch lady a sad look, like "Are you really this depressed? " Another time they served a sandwich, which I thought was a grilled cheese sandwich, but it was just two pieces of bread glued together by american cheese and filled with mayonnaise, relish, some kind of tasteless red meat that was somehow dry even though it was covered in mayo. I couldn't eat it. I gagged too much. Also, they never cook spaghetti long enough and it's always bland, the apples are super waxy and the bananas are never ripe.

My school lunch is disgusting EVERY SINGLE DAY. One day at school we had to eat chicken wings that were raw. I threw up and one of the cafeteria ladies made me mop up my own puke and said I was being disrespectful to their food. I told my teacher and she said I shouldn't barf out school lunch because it was offensive. Now at my school, you can go to detention for throwing up. That wasn't even the worst part, about three months ago we were having "tomato soup" for lunch. I love soup, I almost thought it would taste good. Then I ate it. Thankfully I didn't throw up. Then I forgot to buy a chocolate milk so I got up in line next to my friend for lunch. I watched the process of making the soup and it was NASTY. They squirted ketchup in a bowl and then they put it in the sink and turned on the tap water. It was boiling tap water so it made it look a little like soup. Then they served it. I told all the kids at the cafeteria to watch and me and my friend counted three kids that threw up. ...more

The school lunch is worse than prison food. No kidding! Literally, the schools strut around the campus preaching about health and balance, but what they feed is the polar opposite of what they preach! Do they not know the saying, "practice what you preach? " Kids even go to an extent of tossing their food after the smallest bite or just tossing it once they get it. Or, they just skip lunch entirely! The food is horrible--the quality is bad, the material is bad, everything about it is just plain HORRIFIC. Even the utensils, which can be broken by the weakest geek in school, and can hold a portion that's as a big as a quarter. The drinks taste like vomit, the containers are very bad, and the system is just plain weak. We are forced to wait in a line for who knows how long, just to get the worst food you can ever get. And where you eat it isn't vey good! Cafeterias are usually a mess, loud, and more. I think schools can do better. Just look up, "school lunch in Japan" on YouTube and put ...more

Well, my Elementary School wasn't that bad, but my Middle School Lunch SUCKS! Good thing I bring my own lunch, I sometimes eat the food my school has because either my parents can't afford to buy me for food or I didn't pack enough on my Lunchbox, not to mention they never properly clean the food trays, like when it's dirty they just wipe it with a napkin and put more food GROSS! And they never clean the lunch trays no joke. Now the drinks, the juice taste alright but the Milk taste bad, they now have smoothies and it looks so disgusting it's not even funny. Then you can only have certain foods to go with the food you pick, which means if you want the Burger and Fried chicken, too bad! I feel bad for the kids that have to eat the disgusting piece

The Contenders
11 Bitchy Popular Girls

OMG! I hate these girls so much. There were these girls ( not their real names ) called Olivia and Caitlyn. Caitlyn was my friend in year 5 but she talked behind my friends ' back. She made me cry as she told me to use my brain, if I have one. And when I asked her if she went to Oxygen, she called me annoying. Luckily I did the uno reverse card. However, my friends (Heidi and Mira) always talk to each other and leave me out. So Olivia is so "important" in the class for no reason. She fights with Amy, and guess what? Amy gets in trouble when she didn't start it. And, She can brin make-up to school. Today, she brought lip gloss and I said it was makeup. Olivia told me to stop and I put up my middle finger to her.


I don't mean to share a sob story, and hopefully it doesn't seem like I'm asking for attention. But these girls make my life even worse. My mom died a couple years ago and now I have a horrible step mom who verbally and physically abuses me and an older step brother who tries to beat me up everyday. My dad tells me I should just deal with them because I have to live there for three more years anyway. One time my brother punched me in the stomach until I passed out and my parents did nothing. My grandfather died in 9/11 before I was born and my grandmother lives in Sweden and I'm never able to see her. I haven't seen my mother's parents since I was 4. My uncle is emotionally and verbally abusive to me and is always ruining my mood. He says the worst things, he made fun of me when I came out and told him I was pansexual and said it didn't matter because no one will date my ugly ass anyway, and he said that just this morning. One of my aunts is dead and the other refuses to see us. My ...more

Urgh! I know a bunch of girls at my school who are like this. They think they're the bosses of everyone, and that the world is all about them, and freak out whenever things don't go their way. They always try to make their own rules when playing games, making it very unfair to play with them, and are huge tattletales, who act as if you talking in class, is as bad as starting another holocaust.

And if you visited one day listening to Iron Maiden, next thing you know, the girls are going to come, and then they would literally snatch it out of your hand, and rush to the principal, and the worst part, is that whenever they tattletale, the teachers always believe them, meaning if you didn't do anything, you would still get in trouble.

Ugh. I agree. There is this girl who thinks she owns everything. Her name is Ka-Myrah. She was my friend in Grade 3, but the grade after, she was my worst enemy. She still has some friends, like Chanice. They make the pinkest, rudest,girliest,laziest and meanest girls. She has made my half-friend cry lots of times. If I was the principal, I would expel them.

12 No Friends

If you have social anxiety, then school is practically hell on Earth. For some reason, teachers feel that kids with such a mental condition should simply "get over it." They understand the true misery of being alone.

Let's list some stuff:
Not having partners, so you have to do 100% of the work by yourself instead of splitting the work with someone.
Always feeling alone and jealous that all of annoying popular kids have friends.
If you screw up on a test or do something stupid in gym, then you can laugh about it with your friends. If you don't have any friends, then you're left alone to cry in the corner and feel ashamed for your failures and no one will comfort you or joke about it with you.

I thought I had some friends, but I'm in a different class with them. People think I look like a mean person because of how I look. I laugh it off but I really do not like it. This girl in my class is a two-faced brat. I'm friends with her but I really want to punch her face into a wall. Lots of people think she is an angel...But they haven't met the real her. There are only 10 girls in my class and they all have their own group of friends. I feel alone and sad all of the time and I just hate going to school everyday. I'm always left out of group projects and groups of friends. I HATE SCHOOL.

I have never been one of those girls with tonnes of friends. Last year I was lucky because I had about 6 or 7 with two of my main friends. This year, however, I am on my own...a lot. I especially hate it when the teacher says "get into groups" I know they're not saying it to be mean, etc but at that moment my heartbeat speeds up and I get really stressed. Sometimes I awkwardly join another group of girls. Other times I work on my own, but I'm usually the only person working on my own. It is honestly the worst part of school. I don't want to be a loner in my lessons.

I don't hate this school, it's just that I don't like it. I don't feel comfortable here. I don't attend my home school, and all my friends are there. I feel really lonely here. Sometimes, I want to leave this school and just attend my home school. Nobody here makes me feel the way my other friends at my home school make me feel and that's comfortable. Yeah, I've made a couple of friends. But I just overall don't feel comfortable here. Maybe, I'll be attending my home school next year or maybe to put up with this school even though I don't feel comfortable.

13 Work

School is a hellhole. One time my teacher told my classroom to "Let's go!" even when they are in a quick transition. She complained about my class when they are smart. What does the teacher do when you are doing your work?... You're right, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! The teachers don't do anything but stare at you while you do your work or the teacher will even start to slack off, or tell you to "Let's go! Get to work!" when they are not working either! Just let us say the answers, not let our hands ache while we write on a dead piece of white, flat wood, blue and red line paper, or printing paper with ink on it! These lazy-ass teachers should be fired for this! School makes me want to commit suicide. Teachers scolding and complaining about their students for no precise reason... They invent harsh dress codes, we can't wear what we want, they restrict our speech, we can't talk, do work, detentions, homework, teachers whining about us, we have to stay in school for six to seven hours, teachers ...more

I agree with you person who said school shouldn't be work. If it is, we should get paid. I hate school more than anything. Most people here hate school, but when Koolguy2218 says the same stuff, they disagree. What the hell? I know he's a troll but still, I hope Powerfulgirl10 doesn't actually think school teaches important things (they teach some important things but mostly useless like I'll never need algebra or crap like that).

School should not be work. ( Because when we grow up we have to get a job then work until we die)If we have to learn something when we are older our bosses should teach it! My ideal school would be candy pencils, allowed to wear what you want instead of a hideous uniform, fun teachers, no homework and any kind of bullies will be expelled. Unfortunately this probably wont happen

God forbid you have to WORK! I mean, school should totally be fun, games and candy, right? You know what, while we're at it, let's all complain that life is terrible because you have to (GASP) work!

14 Pressure

I totally get the point on this. Being in 8th grade (even though I take some higher classes) is not the easiest thing. Every day, due dates, difficult assignments, tests, oh look! An exam coming up! Oh! An unneeded pep rally to take time out of our day and give us more homework! I find it at the most disturbance that they expect us to have good grades with what is being put onto us students. With a metric ton of homework every night, chores, other daily tasks, and everything else that we are expected to do, we wouldn't have an actual life. Yet here I am, "wasting" my life on the internet. Now, some of you may think that I am just being idiotic and selfish for defending myself and others for this, but you are entitled to your own opinion. Myself being a victim of depression and anxiety that crushes every possible moment that I am awake, the pressure being put on us is no help whatsoever. People like me are called "lazy," "attention-seeking," and just generally called rude things that ...more

Once I was supposed to be doing this project on how Charles Dicken's life influenced his writing. So since I have bipolar depression, I was about to get to work on it, but then I had this little crying fit. So we were in the library, and the librarian is super nice. She took me to a back room and told me to come back when I felt better. Every time I thought I was better, I would start crying again. So after a little while (maybe ten minutes) I decided to just suck it up because this is a partner project, and I don't want him to have to do all the work. So I got working and after the whole thing was over, the teachers (who saw my little breakdown) took points off for not working in the library, even though I came back out and did it. This is the kind of pressure I have in all my classes except French, because I'm just naturally good at that.

I go to a school with a lot of, lets call it academic pressure. I'm talking best of the best of the entire country. I think someone once told us that the top 50% at our school was part of the top 0.5% of the country. I wouldn't be shocked if that was true. To my parents (and the parents of most if not all my friends) nothing less than straight A's is acceptable. The tests are hard and the teachers are harsh. I once saw a girl cry because she forgot her homework and her parents were going to be so upset and angry with her. No one cares if you're depressed or sucidal. I guess that's why for the last few years, there has been a security guard by the train tracks, because so many commit suicide.

I hate school. They expect you to do everything in such a short period of time. If not you either get a bad grade or you do it for homework. I don't even want to start with getting in trouble for forgetting one assignment. I stay up till about 11:00 every night working on homework. I hardly have any te for school because ok stressing about the big test or project. I hate having to do projects too. I can't trust anyone because I'll end up doing most of the work and getting a good grade for both of us even though I'm the only one who deserves it. I love weekends and all but teachers ruin that too with an assignment that they forget to check when we get back. I hardly even have time for sports anymore

15 No Reward for Hard Work

No matter how much effort the teacher only gives you more useless work. Never a break never a reward, the result is that we learn to use minimal effort to make school and become lazy workers as well as not striving for our dreams.

I agree this is unfair, but being 25 I'd say your reward is going to a good college and a successful future, kids. If you do bad in school you should really get those grades up, trust me it will all be worth it.

No reward? That is CLEARLY slavery they are doing here. I mean my mom's job looks easier than what I got to do and she makes thousands of dollars every year! Me? Absolutely nothing. This needs to stop.

You spend at the least 6 hours of school working non-stop and switching from class to class. And what do you get guess what you get homework we can't even apply most of the stuff we learn to reality.

16 Teachers

The teachers aren't really that bad, except for a few things:
When another kid blames you and the teacher doesn't look for any evidence. One time, it was reading time, and we were supposed to be quiet. Then some kid near me made a fart noise and blamed it on me, and the teacher believed him. Luckily, I told him I didn't do it, and he believed me, so the other kid got in trouble. But the teachers still don't look at the evidence very much.
They punish you for things you didn't do
One time, I was reading quietly and the teacher said my name in a mad voice, and I was literally doing NOTHING. It was reading time and he gave me a minute taken off my recess. He does that to other people too though. But he didn't believe me that time when I said I didn't do anything. He said I was whispering. It must have been somebody else near me. I'm pretty mad they didn't confess though.

You know what's really irritating that they do all the time? When you have to do those "what are your plans after high school" things. Because the teachers tell you that you can pick any career that you want to have, but then when you show it to the teacher they immediately smash your dreams by saying it's unlikely you'll get the job you actually want. And with them saying stuff like you'll work 95% of the day, have nobody to help you in any way and all the other stuff they say, they're pretty telling you that life is just an ongoing torturous experience of pain and misery

I once had a comp. tech. Teacher as my sub for English. She was hella sassy! I usually drop my backpack off in the classroom then go to the bathroom, then come back. Even if the bell rings, it's fine cause I have my backpack in there. Well I did that. But when I walked into the class ONE SECOND after the bell, she was all like in a sassy voice, "oop! your tardy! " Then I explained to her that I had my backpack in the classroom, then she was all like "well I'm not teaching a backpack! " Then the class went "ooh! " That was a little humiliating. She also thinks everything she says is witty because after she says something she makes a face like she just said the most intelligent thing ever. Then she doesn't even know what we are supposed to do! All she does is walk around the class asking us, "are you working? " Ugh.

My language arts teacher hands out so many assignments without even giving the students a chance to finish the last one! Plus there's this new thing called "Study island" and she assigns homework on that too! Since I can't connect my school IPad to my home WiFi, I use my own tablet (I don't have a computer) but my tablet doesn't support it or something because, it keeps freezing and if I refresh it, I have to start over! I don't want to start over on the worst study program ever when I came so far!

17 Can't Use the Bathroom

I mean sometimes digestion and all that takes a while.

During recess back when I was in 7th grade, it was after our 3rd period. I often drank a lot of water. My 4th period was art class, and while I don't hate the teacher, I hate the subject. I usually ask if I can go to the bathroom and he knows I hate his class so he gets suspicious maybe. I asked and he asked "why do you always have to use the bathroom during my class? "
Me: "I drink a lot of water, sir."
That: "Well, use it during recess."
Me: "But sir, all that digestion and stuff can sometimes take a while."
Him: "I don't care".

He didn't listen to Science. This was in a Catholic school. And I'm SDA, we don't believe science as much as them.

I think that (especially in high school) It is rather ridiculous for children to have to stop the class, interrupt the teacher, and have to publicly announce their need to relieve themselves. Anyone who has attended a school with a large classroom may have felt the intense awkwardness that comes from your announcement, and then the heads all turning to follow your movement out the door. Teachers say that the reason is to keep students from skipping class, but a full grown eighteen year old adult should not have to ask to go to the bathroom, and all high schoolers should be old enough to make their own decisions, including whether or not they want to keep their grades by attending class.

God, I once had to use the bathroom very badly during class, and I asked my teacher if I could use the bathroom, and he said no. Here's how it went:

Teacher: Blah blah blah...stuff...blah blah blah...

Me: *raises hand*

Teacher: Yes, (My name)?

Me: Can I use the bathroom?

Teacher: No, now is not a good time. You guys need to learn how to control how much liquid you drink so you can control your bladders!

Me thinking: (Teacher's name), I need to use the bathroom, damn it! Being alive is more important than learning, dumbass! Do you want me to piss myself?! I'm sorry, but I have a body, and I need to use the bathroom! We can't control our bladders!

*10 minutes later*

Teacher: Ok, go.

Once a kid asked my teacher if he could use the washroom, he told him to hold it in. We shouldn't hold it in! it's not healthy! He usually lets us go, but if we have to go, let us go!

Here's a little story from my Spanish class. I was in first grade, I had to go really badly. So I raise my hand. I wait for a little while, and start to fidget in my chair. My Spanish teacher was talking with a student, so I was ok with it. I don't soil myself easily. I can wait hours on end waiting to go. Well time passes, and she still doesn't notice me. By that time, I'm jumping around in my seat. Kids are trying to get her attention to tell her that I need to go. More time passes, and I just can't take it. I soil myself and I felt really bad. My Spanish teacher just said: "Why didn't you ask me? You can just raise your hand and I'll come to you." Yeah, I totally wasn't skipping around the classroom trying to get her attention.

18 Favoritism Among Teachers

I once had a health teacher in 9th grade who would always try to slip in little feministic tidbits into her lesson, as if her misandry wasn't blatantly obvious enough. She would put us down, as if our being male was unholy and sinful. She once played a game in the class where we would add and subtract points based on our life choices:
Teacher: If you have a vagina, add 3 points. If you have a penis, subtract 5 points.
She had low expectations for us males, and said that the world had the same expectations as well. She intentionally ruined our grades, and misgraded 2 of my tests, both of which I scores perfectly on. In the end, she gave me a final grade of C. For health.

Last year, I had an old teacher who was teaching sewing and cooking (it was a required class) for her last year. She had already taught for 25 years, so she was going deaf. You often had to repeat what you said several times before she would understand. She was also extremely quiet, so it was difficult to hear what she was saying when 40 students were talking as well. She would never explain how to sew anything. She would just tell us what we had to sew and expect us to make it perfectly. But her absolute worst quality was her sexism. Her bias toward girls wasn't hidden. Once, when the class was talking too loud, she got fed up and made everyone get out of their chairs and stand at the back of the room. She proceeded to assign every boy to a seat. After she was done, she let the girls choose where to sit out of the remaining seats.

My School District is especially sexist, giving benefit of the doubt and just generally treating the females at in the schools better than the males. In elementary school, many of the recess attendents would, if a boy and a girl did the same crime, immediately ship the boy to lunch detention, and just lightly scold the girls, even if the girl was a repeat offender. And in middle school I had a science teacher who would yell at guys for whispering in the back of the class, but two girls on the opposite ends of the classroom yelling at each other got many "Please calm down", but whispering in the back of the classroom was immediate lunch attention.

I think that this is a serious issue. One week our PE teacher got us to play soccer for the lesson and yes it was good. But there was a group of about 4 girls who were sitting out because they didn't want to play. No biggie. The next week the same teacher says that we are playing netball this week. So me and 2 other guys choose to sit out because we don't want to play. When she sees us, she yells at us saying stuff like "what, you think you can just choose what to do when you like" and " this is school not your lounge room". So she sends us back to our classroom. Luckily though our regular teacher understood. I would consider this sexism rather than favouritism.

19 Test Taking

I'm a diabetic too. One time I asked to go to the nurse while a low blood sugar, and the substitute teacher yelled at me and said to sit down. I ended up being about 45 when I got home

I'm in 8th grade and we had an English benchmark and some of the questions as which of the 4 words is similar to the word in the question and some of are so easy and here's one of them. Which word is similar to evacuating and I'm like BRUH it's leaving what is this a 5th grade benchmark not 8th grade

I have Type 1 diabetes. I have taken two mental math tests since diagnosis and after/during both of them, I got low blood sugars!

Why the hell to tests exist even tough the teacher knows what you done on the work?!

20 Popularity

Popularity is not fair, you know. If you're popular, you get all the kids as your friends (and most popular people use their "friends"to bully other kids and the cover up for them) And if you're the opposite, no one wants to be your friend and they don't care if you're wearing something new (if you're a smart kid, they'll just use you for your homework). It's not fair at all... Do those jerks know that school is for education and making friends with all the other kids, and not for popularity and to make fun of weaker kids? I don't think so because if they knew, they wouldn't care about popularity...

I always try to be nice to everyone and I don't say or do anything weird or rude, but I'm still the unpopular girl. I don't even know HOW the people that are popular are popular, because they never include anyone and purposely make people feel really bad about themselves and like they don't belong. I HATE school for this reason, and I don't get why people spread rumors and are so mean. I'm not saying everyone has to be friends with or like everyone, but come on, why do popular girls have to be so TERRIBLE? I don't know how popularity works for boys, but for girls it SUCKS.

I'm 9, I have ASD, and nobody will care about it. I don't have any friends, I'm very poor, but my family is EXTREMELY rich! I live with my aunt, who can't afford a piece of gum. Our house is very small, and we lived in Boob Creek, Alaska and moved to Bakersfield. I was homeschooled for 3 years, and I really wish I wasn't in school. I loved being homeschooled, because back when I was a baby, I was orphaned at the time after I learned to walk. Now, I have no friends, and I hear my teacher say for all of my oral reports, "This isn't good enough for me, can you redo EVERYTHING? " and I hate it! I wish I wasn't the only unpopular kid at school.

This is so annoying. All you have to do at my school to be popular is play football or basketball. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, nice or mean, just be a jock, and you're popular. I swear I could start being a jock and kill somebody and nobody will care. I however, play soccer and take it very seriously but I'm not a jock like the cool kids because they're mean and to be a jock you have to play specific sports. I wish I could fit in like them without needing to have anything good about who you really are.

21 People Cheating On Their Work and Tests

We had to draw a portrait of ourselves once, and I worked really hard on it. Lots of people said it was really pretty, and I was pretty proud and satisfied (which I'm not very often). We had about 5 weeks for the drawing, and this girl in my class didn't do anything at all, every single lesson. The lesson before we had to turn in our drawing, she asked the teacher if she could take hers home and he said yes. The next lesson, she had this really realistic and pretty drawing of herself, and I asked her how she did it and she started laughing and told me her mom made it for her (her mom's an artist). So she literally put NO EFFORT at all in her drawing, and she got higher marks than me, which still annoys me now and that was almost two years ago. I really don't mind when someone gets higher marks than me, but I do when I've worked really hard on something and the other person hasn't.

Just recently, I was taking a math placement test to get into a college class (I am still in high school); throughout the entire test, this girl in front of me used her phone to find out the answers.
This girl could be preventing others who are genuinely intelligent and driven enough from getting into the class, which is unjust. Teachers should monitor these tests more efficiently.

There's this girl she is in honor society. she copies off me in reading and science it drives me mad! I was supposed to be in honor society but they ran out of places she took my spot! one time she forgot to do part of her homework and and she begged me for the answer after I solely refused she reached in my desk and took it from my folder and copied it. ughhh and she acts like shes SO smart I remember I forgot to do part of my homework a week after that and she said I can't believe you didn't do it I HATE HER!

We were taking tests on the computer yesterday and two days ago and the dumb kid that sits next to me was on the same problem as me. Usually he'd be way behind. Then I checked an answer, then I saw him look at my computer and check the same answer. I was so mad! Please move me to another desk!

22 Stupid Rules

This has to be one of the things I hate about my School. My School are just so bad in my opinion because the rules in my class is that if we forgot to bring our books or break the School rules (Fighting in class, running in class, swearing, etc), we have to pay money for it, and for me, I'm the type of person who always forgot easily so I often forgot to bring my books and have to pay money for it. Right now, I'm trying to be sneaky by not making everyone knows that I forgot to bring my books and that I have to pay money because honestly, I don't support that, and I don't think that's avoiding the rules because that kind of rules is not good, it will make you think that money is the solution to every problem. For me, I feel like if we forgot to bring books or break the School rules, we should just get send outside of class or get our score minused.

Some schools will get us killed when we get outta school like this one. Teachers always say if your in a fight don't fight back walk away or find an adult, yet in reality if someone is hitting you, you wouldn't walk away or no t fight back as they would beat you up and/or kill you and yet in school when you defend yourself you get in trouble school logic

When I was in middle school, the principal thought was a good idea to ban girls from wearing tights because she thought was some kind of sexual thing. Girls end up wearing tights and protesting for three months.

My high school special ed teacher thought that the words "horse" and "Disney" were inappropriate to say in school. WHAT THE HECK!

23 Teachers Think All Kids are the Same and that We All Learn the Same.

My high school special ed teacher treats the entire class like we're dumber than 1st graders regardless of our intelligence level. Most of us are smart and while some may not be as smart as us, she still forces the smart kids to do stuff like kindergarten math.

Also I'm more of a visual learner. When teachers teach stuff, I usually get it but it's easier for me to understand when they show/demonstrate it rather than just explaining it.

I am in the highest level of my class, and I am still bored. I have been bored for eight years. I have never failed a class. I want other material. I used to be able to get all the homework for the week and do it all in one night and turn it in the next day. Not anymore. We are not all the same. Isn't that what you teach us? That we're all different? I think I'm right. Why is the school system a gigantic hypocrite?

This one is a biggie. I have Pretty bad ADHD which I never use as an excuse, but it does tend to get in the way. When I was in 6th grade I had a really cool teacher who would help me out and found out the best way to teach me. Now I'm in 9th grade and my math teacher wont even give me help, and he makes his college aid come "help me" which is really just giving me the answers and not helping me at all

Annoying. We're all different. The teachers think that all girls are girly. Even though there's some tomboys. I like when we learn easy stuff though. If anyone complains about school being too easy, don't because then the teacher will give you hard work. And we all want the easy way.

24 Summer Math Packets

List of good stuff during summer: nice warm fresh air, riding bike, relaxing, playing video games, listening to music, going on a trip with family, going to the beach, swimming, and also earning money at your favorite job.

List of bad stuff during summer: School work, bad rainy weather, not spending enough time with family and friends, not being able to do anything because of school work.

You've been enjoying a nice adventurous summer vacation for 3 months, and once September rolls around, summer vacation is over and it's back to school for another long exhausting year doing lots of worthless (bleep)!

You never get a break from school work. Never. During the summer, we all are given summer reading and math and science and whatever else the school wants to give us. Instead of being able to enjoy our time off, we're stuck reading The Odyssey or some. During the school year, we can't even catch a break on the weekends. The homework and projects we're forced to do on the weekends and during the summer take up all of our free time. It needs to be stopped. Right now.

These teachers don't know what vacation is. For example, your sitting in your classroom, it's the last day of school. Your sitting next to your friend telling him how your going to have so much fun. But then, your teacher starts passing out these giant packets. You tell him, what's this?. He says, its your summer math packet. And your like, are you serious. And he says yes, I'm serious. He says its going to be fun. And your like, no its not. PS: this really happened to me

Summer break is for staying up late, going on free field trips, watch the sun rise, spending time with your family, pizza, going on vacations, parties, sleeping in, and much more, but work-free! Teachers, you don't know how much we hate work. We hate them very much! It restricts my laziness!

25 Fire Drills

In Elemantry school. The fire drills were too loud, but in Middle school, they turned them down a bit. So that it won't it will less likely scare us.

I hate fire drills so much for two reasons:

1. The sirens are just super loud and make my ears bleed.

2. Slowly waking is just stupid because if there was a real fire, everyone would be running for their lives instead of walking.

And the teachers want us to die. We had to start over and go back read then go out to the feels slowly! I mean if it was a real fire we'd die! And the reading was ten minutes! And we went out for an hour then the fire truck came for no reason! I mean a baby could be stuck in a fire smoking house! They stood there for a while and the teachers yelled at me for YAWNING! She said "(my name) stop yawning! People will catch your absent mindedness and we won't have smart kids! " And put me on sad face.

In my school last yr we didn't have a fire drill, but we had a real code c (a drill where if someone comes in the school we secure it and hide). So the principal said " No we'll have our code c. So everyone hid behind the desks, in the closet, etc. The problem was the kids were all shoving and shrieking cause they were scared. I had to shush them cause I heard a loud BOOM on the door. I heard laughing and bawling. I got so annoyed and it was finally over.

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