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Once my science teacher- who me and everyone else hated- gave me a zero on a science lab about potential energy. First of all I got stuck with the most annoying group ever- a popular kid who thought he was good at everything and judged everyone based on their popularity, an aggressive girl who got in trouble a-lot but probably should have gotten in more trouble- the only reason she didn't was because she was a girl. These people were in every single class with me too. There was also this dumb kid who was in compacted math with me, he probably should have been in regular, and he made fun of my speech problem (I stutter a-lot and mispronounce things) We didn't do very well with the kinetic energy lab and then I was absent- because I didn't want to go to school and get more homework from sexist teachers who overreact to everything most boys do and underreact to everything most girls do. Fortunately though the teachers didn't like the popular kids very much, except for a couple of kids in ...more - spirit49

Grades are and I can tell you why.

Everyone tells you, "If you don't get good grades, you won't achieve anything in live"

The thing is, when they tell you about "good grades" they mean especially subjects like maths or something. The thing is, one can be really good in their theatre group, or in music, or in art and people won't see their talents. Just because don't do that well in other subjects.

A bad grade means more than a good one and this is why I hate school.

Because when people get a good grade, everyone will be like: "See, if you learn something, your effort will get paid! If you did more at home, if you learned more, you would be so much better at school."

But there are students who learn a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean horrifying much. They come home from school, they eat something and then they learn. They learn, learn, learn. It gets dark outside, it's evening. And they learn, learn, learn.

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"One B can ruin your life." I'm Indian, so everyone stereotypes and says, "Oh I'm Indian, so it is way easier for you. You don't have to work as hard to get good grades. You must love school and grades." Not true. I work so hard to get good grades and I hate it. If it was up to me, I would say screw grades, effort is what you are judged on. I know that quality of work is important, but I swear that the way they try to measure how a student's performance is flawed. Grades just add to stress, which can result in students who are very capable to look incapable on paper!

That is simply because the whole system known as school only looks good on paper. - Nanis149

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.

It's hard to get good grades, and the pressure applied on you by the adults in your life makes it even worse. All the punishments for getting bad grades only add to the stress, and that can in turn make your grades worse. Counterintuitive, no? In addition, most universities won't accept you with lower than a B average, and to get into some of the really good (but bloody expensive) colleges, you need a 3.8 GPA or higher! Not everybody can get A's in every class, people. But they think you can and expect you to, oblivious of the fact that we have weaknesses and we have bad days too.

A very close second goes to popular girls. In 7th-8th grade a popular girl played with my heart for 14 months and the whole group basically picked on me for their amusement all through eighth grade. And they wouldn't get in trouble for reciting George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words" routine when I got written up for telling a kid to shut up.

Grades completely ruin the point of school, school is about getting an education and learning things that'll help out in real life, but grades ruin it. Grades make it so kids don't actually learn important information like taxes and mortgages, it's only about if the kids get a good grade or not, and parents and teachers insult if you don't get a good grade. How it should work is that students should not be given time restraints and a bad grade, it should take as long or short as the student needs in order to succeed the lesson.

I think this is one of the most stressfull things about school. I got one bad grade because I was missing one paper! And the rest were 100 and 70! And the teacher will call my parents! Everyday I wake up not wanting to go to school. I label it "The Stressful, frustrating place I have to go to everyday". I think this and I am only in 6th grade so I am sorry for older people that have to deal with basically hell. And the worst part is that I get bullied, teased and humiliated by a bunch of kids and almost every kid makes me feel insecure and un-welcome. I haven' t talked to my parents about this but I have gotten through rough deep depression starting the first month of Middle School...

Seriously, grades are why kids get so stressed out, and to add more stress, bad grades happen if you don't do well and the teachers say you need to stay after school and make up these grades. Teachers need to learn that everyone has trouble in some subjects, but school teaches us in a way that they're trying to make us experts in everything. We're not superman you know, so why try to cram everything into our heads? We can't learn every single part of every subject. Grades are the most stressful part of school

My grades are okay, but I have to try hard for that. If I fail a test, I never hear the end of it. School already makes my life miserable, now when I do bad they have to rub it in my face. I will spend hours crying because I'm stressed or ashamed, or just plain frustrated or have anxiety. This shouldn't be the case, if we are really supposed to enjoy being young, then grades need to be out if the picture so we are just there to learn.

Number one stress factor for me, dude. I have anxiety issues and worrying about my grades won't make it better. I study for hours on end and it is seriously a pain. People are always boasting on how smart they are and how they are going to Harvard or Yale. Ugh! This society is screwed! - ShadowSwashy

Personally I think kids hate grades, not because they have to put in effort but because their is so much expectation and pressure on kids not only from their teacher and parents but it is then driven into them. I think people hate school because they are expected to achieve, yes that makes sense but they are pushed to much which makes them feel like failures. Also grades are used as a way of determining success, and it can be very down heartening and embarrassing when they see other kids achieving whilst they are not.

In our school they rank us and then it turns into a big competition. I could be ranked #2 out of 1000 people in my school and I would still be stressed out because I'm not #1 or because somebody might pass me... and then it stresses you out because you know your future depends on this and then it just really stresses me out.

There's no such thing as a "good grade" either. A 99 is pretty much a 0 if everybody else gets a 100. I hate the whole competition and lack of privacy with grades it's horrifying.

In short; grades are an unfair measurement of the ability, intellect and potential a student has. A student's performance in class may be exemplary, however their grades and tests, which are supposed to summarize the students performance in class, prove otherwise. So all that colleges will observe in a student will be their fabricated performance based off of exams that were taken in less that an hour rather than their overall achievements in a span of more than a decade.

It's hardly even practical anymore! Its just endless competition that keeps escalating until the expectations become too much, and a kid just can't handle that. We know how to do well on tests, and cram, and guess educationally. None of that is truly learning. It used to work, but it's a failed system now... - keycha1n

Our faculty told us a story once about how the school was implementing a new policy to help kids de-stress, and one of the kids raised their hand and said "Stop trying to get us to have fun. We aren't here to have fun. We're here to get an education so we can go to a good college."

She said it was one of the most disheartening things she had heard in her career and in my opinion, exemplifies everything wrong with what we put our children through. - keycha1n

Grades stress everyone out and makes them think that they are not "good enough." getting a bad grade on a test you studied all night for, can instantly put you in a nasty mood, and lower your self esteem. trust me, I've been there. never have too high expectations, because if you didn't get what you expected, you will probably stress out even more.

I dislike grades also. Although I do well in school, I have to put in so much effort and it is so stressing. The worst part is that everyone obsessed about your grades and that some kids even judge you based on your grades. I understand that grades are important for getting a good job, but now grades are too important as they are more important then spending family time, going outside, playing video games, and having fun.

This is what I hate the most. The grades take away the whole point of being in school. If I come here to learn that is what I came here to do. Just give me the information and let me retain it for my future. Like a number will ever define me. I know that I am intelligent. I don't need a number to tell me so. I want to be a model and a chef any way. Grades just determine how much your parents get to punish and threaten you.

It is just unexplainable the amount of pressure and fear grades provide. If I get a bad grade, my parents won't be happy. They'll be angry and say I'm not trying hard enough WHEN I AM! They don't even pay attention to my great effort grades. If you don't do well on quizzes, homework, tests and EXAMS, it will go on your record and it will be represented in your grade. It's just a huge amount of UNNECESSARY PRESSURE! - davakoh

School Sucks mainly for this reason, I mean, I had straight A's, then my science teacher says that I forgot to turn something in, turning my A to a C in Science. I mean, really!? What is the point of grades anyway, I mean, its not like we get grades in real life!?!?

I'm legit top 10 in my junior class rn and it has 170 students, but I hate everything about school because grades are the most pointless ever. You have to study incessantly for that YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT, WILL NEVER USE, AND NEEDLESSLY STRESSES YOU OUT. We are NOT using rational functions in the real world, we are NOT using our knowledge on the plate movements of the Earth in the real world, and for Christs sake I could write pages of worthless we won't use that we learned from school if I tried hard enough. Like I see all these tryhards studying during lunch or and they VOLUNTARILY study together in groups like what is wrong with these people. Get a life enjoy it while you effing can like how molded can u be into the "good citizen" cookie cutter template. Like I know for a fact I'm not using any of the crap in school except for math because I want to be an animator or graphic artist. Like seriously Digital media classes are the ONLY thing (besides math u need that for ...more

I get good grades because I'm pressured into doing so with the threat of not hanging out with my friends... I would probably get reasonably good grades either way(sorry if that sounded conceited), in fact, all teens might if they weren't pressured into it! Hell, sometimes I want to fail a test because I'm just so damn tired and stressed and pressured! (Excuse my French) I know kids who get bad grades just because they can't put up with the stress, and kids who get bad grades to be rebels because they just FEEL stressed.

When parents find out you have bad grades they may do EXTREMELY EVIL PUNISHMENTS, like a kid who was forced to destroy not 1 but 2 Xboxs which has a lot of evil in it. 1st will cause bullying since it was uploaded on YouTube so the kids peers will see it and bully him. 2nd a BIG waste of money as 1 Xbox is about 300$ so a father made a kid destroy 2 Xboxs which is 600$ and based on where the place in the video shows that they aren't very rich. 3rd GRADES DO NOT IMPROVE IN 3 WEEKS because you would need to take like 3 TESTS PER WEEK IN EVERY CLASS which causes more stress to the kid. 4th there are better ways to motivate the kid to do better ex: restrict or not allow him to use the Xbox until his grades improve or hire a tutor to help him, but no, since the father made him destroy the Xboxs it won't motivate him in fact it will make him have no reason to live with an ass father who will make his life hell. Like if you agree what the father did is evil and unacceptable to do to a kid as ...more

Our self worth is tested by grades. If you get an A+, perfect, you are going to do well in life. If D, then you are a failure and you are going to end on the street. Even bright and hard working people don't get what they deserve. Many famous personalities have got bad grades in school, but are doing very well for themselves and are respected, rich etc. Whoa. - JurassicJonesBink

I hate grades because I suck at math and when my parents see my math grade is crappy they seem to think disconnecting me from my only to talk to my friends because my best moved to where I live then moved back to where was moving from and the only to talk him is on Xbox so if my parents think not letting me talk to him is smart well it's not

They should grade us on how hard we work because some of use just don't get it and we're absolutely terrible anyone want to grade the damn teacher on their teaching? Like once I got a zero on something because I didn't complete the problem how the teacher showed yet I still got the correct answer grading sucks

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