Top Ten Reasons Why School Is Unnecessary


The Top Ten

1 Unrequired

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capable of learning these things themselves, and we do not need to be taught by school systems, that are mostly outdated and failing anyway.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

I'm in 9th grade now, but since 7th grade I've taught myself everything! Even in the smaller grades they didn't teach they, they're, their and my teachers literally fall asleep in class and don't teach us at all. We never use the things we learn in real life, and I'm constantly being bullied and they will not do anything about it.

Hope you have fun working at McDonald's forever. - PositronWildhawk

Sucks to be you mate

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2 Early Awakenings

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

3 Social Awkwardness

What if you don't get along with other people. - TheMainReason

You'll being noticed and being bullied. That's all. I know, I did. We must be strong. - 09ShamsulBahriel

4 Dangerous

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

Being beaten up by bullies or in America the school shootings.

It’s now more relevant because of all the shootings this year - MrCoolC

5 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. - TheMainReason

That leaves lot more time to spend at home. Better study your math - Billyv

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

6 Never Going to Use Most of the Things Taught

Since when are we going to use poetry in REAL LIFE?

Poetry, 70% of math, 50% of English. - LordDovahkiin

Nice point here - MrCoolC

P.E, R.E, Art, LA, SS, Dance, Drama, Music, Poetry, Algebra, Acient civilizations, and so on. Basically, half of the school subjects are useless stuff

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7 Unhealthy Food

Breakfast is literally ALL SUGAR!


8 Teaches You Life Lessons You Could Have Learned Elsewhere
9 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. - keycha1n

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

10 Homesickness

Home is the best place in the world. - TheMainReason

Unless you're being abused.

The Contenders

11 Mean Teachers

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

Some are evil

Some teachers are mean - koopatroopaandgoomba4ever

12 Diseases

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. - TheMainReason

13 Strict Teachers
14 Stress and Anxiety

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

15 Boring Teachers
16 Unnecessary Harshness on Kids That are Trying to Learn
17 It's Boring


18 They Make You Do Things Nobody Wants to Do

Social studies?! Really!

When the states wanted to teach Creationism. When they already had Religious Education. (R.E.)

19 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

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