Top Ten Reasons Why School Is Unnecessary

The Top Ten
1 Unrequired

@TheInsomniac You have good points, but here are the mistakes.
1. What if you have a family emergency? You can't go to school if that's the case
2. It's unhealthy to be waking up at 6:00 A.M, when teenagers need 10 hours of sleep.
3. There's a word called "Introvert". People can have difficulties making friends because they're introverts.
4. What did the president ever do to let these happen? Nothing. It's their choices that they make.
5. We have a family to look after, and making long hours can waste your family time.
6. Tbh, I agree. Nothing to say here.
7. There's something called a DICTIONARY? AN ECYCLOPEDIA?
8. Tons of people have depression because they miss their family and home.
9. That's no excuse to be yelling at kids who aren't annoying them.
10. Bullies have caused kids to commit suicide.
Again, good points, but I wanted to point out the problems.

A throwback on #2 for my other comment, before you say "Just go to sleep earlier!", Insomniac, we have to eat dinner, do homework, possibly do chores, take care of sick family members (if they're sick), et cetera, et cetera, and if you're saying that going to bed earlier is a reason why it is required, that reason is ridiculous. Teens need 10 hours of sleep, but they also have other things to take care of. Not to mention some have to wake up at 5:30! It's unhealthy for your physical and mental health! I'm not being mean, I'm just explaining.

To the person who claimed we need school to read and write: I went to Preschool when I was four years old. We did not learn to do either of those things in Preschool, and if we did in Kindergarten then I don't remember. I taught myself. Literally. By the time I was four years old, I was reading books TO my parents rather than having them read to me, I could recognize short words individually, I knew every single letter of the alphabet and what sounds they made, and I knew how to write. Not very well, but I knew how to write. I was bored when we were learning to read and write because I already knew all of that stuff. If any of you truly believe you need school to be successful, then so be it, I can and will respect your opinion; I don't think that school is completely unnecessary either. However, children are perfectly capable of learning these things themselves, and we do not need to be taught by school systems, that are mostly outdated and failing anyway. If we can learn an entire ...more

One thing wrong with the top ten reasons on this list:
1. Unrequired- Your parents get arrested if they don't send you to school by a certain age, so yeah, it is required. (And homeschool is still school, TheMainReason, just so you know)
2. Early awakenings- That sounds like a medieval movie title or something, also school is the same length no matter what, so giving you an extra hour in the morning would just mean one less hour after school
3. Social awkwardness- How do you make any friends if you don't meet people?
4. Dangerous- Yeah, blame school shootings on our president, not the schools.
5. Long hours- You can't make hours shorter, OK? If you mean school is too long, well, if it was shorter, you'd just have more days of school, which I'm certain is also on this list
6. Unhealthy food- Since when? Are salad bars just so unhealthy that the entire existence of school is completely unnecessary?
7. Teaches you life lessons you could have learned elsewhere- Sure, ...more

2 Early Awakenings

Who decided to have children wake up at 6:00? Let us wake up at 9:00 and go to school at 10:00. Don't even get me started on the long ass school hours.

When you are dreaming of a good nice happy unicorns and rainbow dream candy land THEN ALL THE SUDDEN DAD/MOM WAKES YOU FOR SCHOOL

Seriously, what kid would go to bed late because of homework and wake up too early?
It's unhealthy!

It is unnecessary having to wake up at 6:00 and having to be in class ahead of time.

3 Social Awkwardness

There are people with low self esteem that get made fun of. So really, Insomniac, if people with low self esteem meet people to make friends, there is little to no probability into making friends.

I want to make friends, but for me it's difficult considering there are bad people in the world and possibly at school and I might be friends with someone who was kind of using me :(. I prefer to be friends with animals and introverted girls like me!

Especially if you're an introvert and have difficulties making friends... I'm an introvert, and I have difficulties making friends.

Umm... this is completely wrong. How can you meet friends if you don't meet people?

4 Dangerous

Yet @TheInsomniac tolerates this! Blaming on the poor president instead of other kids who make the decision to do this! What did the president ever do? If anything the president is trying to protect us!

Okay reasons that school can be dangerous:
School Shootings
Earth Quakes
Bully's That Beat Kids Up
Non-Called For Dangerous Punishments
(Maybe If In Intruder Drill) Kidnappers
So yeah, school could be pretty dangerous in some ways

School shootings, crazy students/teachers, dumb safety procedures, fires, I could go on forever.

Just get rid of the law - Bear Arms and then no shootings. The last time a school shooting happened in UK (Scotland) in the 90s.

5 Mean Teachers

Some teachers are mean to you but are NICE TO OTHERS I mean what?

97% Mean Teachers
2% Nice Teachers
1% Other - 23windomt

Some are evil

Some teachers are mean - koopatroopaandgoomba4ever

6 Long Hours

You spend more time in school than at your own home. About 8 hours in school every monday through friday for 9 months every year until the 12th grade with a short azz three month summer break.

I agree with this list. We spended like 8 hours and we STLL doing homework. We don't even get time to break.

I agree, long hours are the worst

7 Unhealthy Food

Breakfast is literally ALL SUGAR!

It makes you fat - Hummingbirdf

That's one of the good things


8 Teaches You Life Lessons You Could Have Learned Elsewhere

They actually don't teach you life lessons barely or at all.

I have a laptop I can learn there

I learnd some stuff they taught me in school from a cat no joke - thunderclanrocks

9 Strict Teachers

My social studies teacher is super strict and just because a kid wasn't on what they were supposed to be on they got sent to the principal's office I hate her

We already knew it though

average for schools

My high school special ed teacher is so strict that once she got mad at me when I said the words “horse” and “Disney”.

10 Homesickness

Home is the best place in the world. - TheMainReason

Unless you're being abused.

The Contenders
11 Bullies

Not as fatal? I agree that shootings are awful, but if you are pointing a gun at yourself, it is much worse. As much for as the people who love you.

Did I mention bullies caused some kids to COMMIT SUICIDE?! How horrible is that?! I don't get bullied, but this is just horrible!

Kind of goes with danger, but their not as fatal.

How isn’t this first? Bullies are literally the worst thing about school.

12 Diseases

At my school we had head lice! In kindergarten everyone who sat next to me had it. A kid was gone for a moth and had to get his head shaved. I am surprised that we did not get it in my TK class.

Flu, Ebola, the Cold, STD's, just a couple of the things that are transferred publicly. Another good reason to be homeschooled instead of actually going to the actual school.

13 Never Going to Use Most of the Things Taught

It depends what you want to be when you grow up.
Biologist means be good at science
Geologist means be good at Social Studies

KingSlayer93316 gym class is one of the most useful classes they teach you ways to do sports and sports make you fit and if your not fit then you become obese and nobody wants to marry you then you die from obesity.

I wont need atomic number of neon.I also do not need to know what ligaments in my knee if there are any.

*cough* Everything that was taught in Gym class *cough*

14 Boring Teachers

They share too much boring stuff like Algebra and Calculus but Algebra is Needed but not Calculus. The School stands for Six/Seven Cruel Hours Of Our Lives and homework stands for Half of my energy wasted on random knowledge and the last Math stands for Mental Abuse To Human. - retardedkid

15 Stress and Anxiety

I missed most of 5th grade because of my horrible anxiety.

It all starts in 7th Grade - 23windomt

Stress is a big one I'm literally slowly dying

It's a pop quiz.

16 Unnecessary Harshness on Kids That are Trying to Learn

'You can't eat in class' DO THEY WANT US TO STARVE? 'You can't go to the toilet in class' DO THEY WANT US THE PISS OUR PANTS AND GET BULLIED? 'No fidgeting or you get detention' MOST OF US NEED TO FIDGET OR GET OFF TASK TO CONCENTRATE IN THIS BORING SCHOOL! 'Kids, you have to do this equation and blah blah blah...' WHAT TEACHERS DON'T REALISE IS THEY HAVE TO MAKE SCHOOL FUN IF THEY WANT KIDS TO LEARN - grumpycat

Teachers who constantly gets the good kids in trouble. In school, I have always been a good, kid, but some teachers constantly treat me like I'm the bad kid!

17 It Takes Too Long to Get Your Education
18 We are All Just Going to Forget the Stuff We Learned

Why Even bother going to school if you're just gonna forget it? I will have better luck living off the land than having a real job and paying bill's and taxes. (also at least 50% of what we learn we don't use in real life)

That's definitely going to happen every time summer vacation starts.

19 It's Boring

My teacher says "get out your workbooks and turn to page blah blah and don't forget to show work and I have to tutor a blah bha hurry ba


20 Irrelevant Subjects

I'm surprised people are giving such meaningless reasons? The main reason why school is terrible is because nothing relevant is being taught. I don't need to know about inverse variation, chemistry, how to say "I wanna go to the beach" in Spanish, or what an appositive is.
Adults forget it almost instantly after they finish school, it's a god d-mn waste of time and it gives me a headache that people think school is actually helping students. It's not.

Highschool should be more like college, but freshman year, students should immediately decide on a career as well as back up jobs and study accordingly, instead of students who want to be, say an artist, but they are being forced to learn things that have nothing to do with such. How about how to own your own business? To be your own boss? How to do taxes? And more importantly learn skills essential to your career BEFORE college so you have even MORE experience.

it's bs and I wanna throw up

"Let there be light"
"In the beginning"
Noah take two of every kind of every animal onto a wooden ark.

Gym class. Need I say more?

Gym class.

21 They Ban Things for No Reason

Exactly. You know my school doesn't allow regular book bags. we have to buy string bags and we have to do it once a month cause the bags break. I just hold all my stuff now, Smh

22 The Things We Learn We Forget Anyway

I mean they stopped calling cooking classes "Home Economics" when I was around 11/12 years old.

Learning is dehumanising kids today but butt! It gets worse for example get out your books turn to page 34 solve problem 3 blah blah blah they teach obedience but don't they teach that at church. Also it gets ugly... atop talking, stop it! Don't say that you basted only adults swear. God

23 You Don't Learn Anything
24 You are Really Sick but Mom Still Forces You to Go to School

This is epic! I really agree By James, 5 years old

Unless the school sends u home

25 It Does Not Teach You Things that You Will Need in the Real World
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