Reasons Why the Modern School System Sucks

The modern school system formed today is pure garbage. Here's ten reasons why it is garbage in general. If I missed a reason feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 It destroys creativity

I used to be a creative person until I reached high school. I find out that anything related to technology is destroying creativity nowadays (look at the stupid website logo redesigns! ) But still school makes creativity even worse!

I get picked on by students for wanting to be a video game designer. Also teachers get mad at me when I draw concepts for games during class when in reality I am clearly focusing. - Granton8ter2

When I just started 7th grade, I thought it wouldn't be as hard as I thought it would be and by that time, I got an interest in making a career out of playing video games but then I realize I don't have time to deal with those things because I have to do tons of homework and tests and because of that, I ended up being depressed and I don't feel like I should even do that exact career that I wanted. After all, not everyone supports my idea, even my classmate once told me "Oh yeah, you wanna make a career from playing video games huh? Then why don't you waste all of your times playing games until you rot your brain! ", she was basically being rude to me and she probably thought that I would play video games until I die from it. What a negative minded people... - Hoenn4Ever

Yeah, I'm dealing with a similar situation. I wanna be a rapper/producer, but I can't focus on music anymore because I have too much schoolwork to do. - jameshoward

My teachers act like I don't pay attention because I'm always drawing anime/pokemon when in reality I am! Also, I have achromatopsia and I can't even see what's going on very well!

2 It's not helpful at all

As soon as that alarm starts, you have to wake up early and go to a place called school. You have to suffer 7 hours of torture, boredom, and depression, see people you don't want to see, learn and memorize a bunch of facts which the government forces you you learn, which half of is useless, and then go home with more work and boring extracurricular classes. Repeat the cycle. And all of this suffering just for an "education".

Yes! It should teach things that we really need in life! It should teach the small basic things in elementary. We should know the small basic things and have electives in middle school. And we focus more on jobs in high school and learn all the life skills we need when we grow up. And college helps us take job courses. Homework and tests should be banned because they help with nothing at all! School should start two hours later and end at the same time it ends. This will make school better.

The school system is unhelpful and stressful, and mean, and a jerk, and a rude guy, and an ungrateful sack of mean, and makes me want to crumple up into a ball of sphere inside my closet, and makes me want to climb the trump border to get beaten to china, and please do not feed programmers, and no cell phones!, and no tech is allowed in this classroom, and "1st offense: Take up Cell Phone for rest of period. (give back when period is over, call parent). and 2nd offense send back to Mexico and goodnight and goodmorning and goodafternoon and goodnight.

Right now I have an F in geometry because it's confusing and I don't see why I would need it in the future. I ain't tryna be no construction worker. - jameshoward

3 They try to make students lose their personalities and all be the same

They try to make you lose individual antinomy (some) but not mine. (My elementary did) but doesn't work - Unnamed Google User Remade

They try but no teacher can make me lose my personality. They failed horribly at that

4 It makes students not want to learn

Yeah, a lot of students just want the day to be over, which doesn't help the actual education.

True. We learn things we don't want to learn. The government makes learning bad for us. We get tons of homework which affects our grades and stresses us out. School is harder for me since I have ADHD. I doze off a lot in school and I'm a master procrastinator in homework. The government should make our school a free and fun place. It should be more useful.

Yes. You have to learn things you don't use in real life. School eats away your childhood. I have attention problems and slack off during homework a lot. I get distracted easily. So school is bad for me.

So true. School doesn't even care anymore about your likes and dislikes, they force you to learn every lesson even if some of them are the ones you really hate. For me, I love learning History and Biology (Mostly about Zoology) but I hate Math, Physics, etc because I don't find it interesting at all but they still teaches me that regardless and I hate it. - Hoenn4Ever

5 It stresses out students more than it helps them

Yeah. My dad thinks he stresses more at work than we do at school but I doubt it. - DumbWays2DieFan

I thinkk this is quite self explantory.

6 All of the tests that are required get ridiculous and stress out the teachers just as much as the students

Those tests actually stress out the students WAY MORE than the teachers

We literally spend the first 9 months of school studying for them and not actually learning, and then we test for a few weeks, and then we review the tests and start studying for the next year's tests in the final months of school. - SirSheep

Yes. Just about dumb stuff. Would be better if it was about paying taxes or something useful. - DumbWays2DieFan

Mainly with Istep or NWEA.

7 Learning irrelevant or pointless subjects that don't matter

This stuff is legit pointless for the real world.

You don't need crap like Isotopes, Slope intercept or even Algebra for that matter.

I understand some people wanna be scientists, chemists, historians, website makers, etc. so in that case, make it optional and make it only for the kids who want to be those or who want to "learn" them. - DumbWays2DieFan

8 The homework assigned is based on subjects so forgettable that students would probably forget about it in a week

Memorizing geometry formulas for distance on a graph will never help me. All I need to see on a graph is whether it's on a positive trend of not. - SirSheep

And sometimes I'm up until midnight doing homework. It's why I'm not very active right now. - SirSheep

Homework should be banned it's basically slavery. - DumbWays2DieFan

Honestly this just downright explains itself.

9 Students are learning more from the internet than from teachers

Most parents tell you that you won't learn from the internet alone but the truth is that most students get almost 80% of their intelligence from the internet...

I feel like I learn more from going to YouTube watching ASAPScience than from listening to my Biology teacher, I mean, I don't find her to be rude or anything, we used to talk about Science a lot but I just find it hard to remember what she even explain to me and the rest of my classmates, unlike ASAPScience where I remember what they talk about in their videos on my first time watching. Not to mention there's Wikipedia, a good source to learn random things, even if some vandals are gonna edit their article, it will be fixed in a matter of just 5 minutes. - Hoenn4Ever

So we shouldn't have to get up early and stress over tests. We can just get out google - DumbWays2DieFan

Which is one hell of accomplishment.

10 The curriculum that teachers teach is based off of a lesson plan assigned by the government

Trump. An diligent guy, an billionaire, an ex millionaire. Although, he's created a catastrophe in the school system and Mexico. He wants said "Lets make America great again" although he's made it garbage again.

Trump. If you’re reading this, please fix our crappy school system, and MAYBE, people will not view you as such a bad person. Few kids might even think of you as best president ever! So please do something!

Hey Trump do something about this and maybe just maybe you'll actually have people looking at you positively

I think it would better if it was based off what the teacher wanted to teach the students but I can't stop the government so... it probably won't change anytime soon.

1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Students are expected to work faster than they are able to
? Grades being the requirement to go to a prestigious colleges

This is stupid! Kids should actually be judged on intelligence and not some stupid letters!

The Contenders

11 It feels like the same thing happens every day

I swear when I go to School the days are always feel like the same day as before and yes this includes days with tests. - christangrant

My school never changes the math subjects anymore. Always graphing and I swear it's more scientific than math sometimes.

12 It's too strict

Sometimes, but not always - SuperMiloX

Very very super true

13 It's all about what the government wants students to learn rather then what the students want to learn

Common core is crap

Which I'll add isn't great at all.

I don't wanna learn geography, history, etc. I wanna learn how to pay taxes, how to get insurance, etc. instead of your uselessness. - DumbWays2DieFan

I don't think you'll be able to afford insurance when you are working at McDonalds - bstrz04

14 It feels like prison

That's what Mildred Hubble said about Cackles Academy. (The Worst Witch)
But I'm getting older and sometimes I kinda miss school, except for bullies, horrible teachers (imagine getting a detention from your art teacher for oops I drew on writing paper what)

School is almost like prison for me except you go home temporarily and you can bring food from your home. And it's not really filled with bars or anything, except they restrict you from your freedom, which is something prison would do. - Hoenn4Ever

Only difference is that prison gives you free food and in school, you pay for that gross crap. - DumbWays2DieFan

15 They think people will learn by listening to someone talk for 20 minutes

We can google up 99% of the stuff they teach us. I'll only do it for the useful things though. - DumbWays2DieFan

This is why I hate school. - 445956

Trust me it's worst at my school... the classes drag on for 70 minutes or in otherwords a hour and 10 minutes.

16 Teachers do not get paid enough
17 Tests are based on memory and not intelligence
18 It causes students to drop out

After 10th grade, many students drop out of school because of many useless and hard subjects. This makes them end up with crappy jobs at McDonalds.

19 Too many pointless assessments via Istep or NWEA

Just asking you "what does this Latin word mean? " or something. - DumbWays2DieFan

Not to mention these assessments aren't helpful.

20 You get in trouble for no reason

@Videogamesgal-I can relate. I have experience with this. I was the unfortunate victim as well,

I this one teacher who made a little boy get in trouble even though he was being good! - Videogamesgal

21 Immature teachers that give terrible punishment
22 They sometimes give summer homework.

School doesn’t give me summer homework, but my parents do. 🤬

23 They block all sites on the internet
24 You don't learn anything and they either give you packets, worksheets, book work, or movie quizzes
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1. It destroys creativity
2. They try to make students lose their personalities and all be the same
3. It stresses out students more than it helps them


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