Top 10 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

Yes, let's say you solved a problem with your own method, teachers will be like this:

The one who doesn't point you because you did not use the complicated method that he teaches.

The one who asks you how did you fid out that 11x11 is 121 because you didn't make the operation on paper.

And other ones.

Ok, Ok. The big problem in our school system is that in the real world, people start to find their own way of success. Such as gymnastics, singing, dancing, activist, lawyer Etc. However in school, states require students are required to do the exact same assignments, follow the same standards, and go through the same subjects for EVERY, SINGLE. GRADE. Math, Science, ELA, Yep.
Here's my personal opinion on this:
I hated math with a burning passion. I was never a fan of it. Probably explains why I get bad grades occasionally. I just don't feel motivated to do it. I failed a test once on it. Maybe math isn't my thing. Maybe Social Studies Or Science is my thing. But yet I'm forced to do it anyways. And it's thanks to my stupid government.
Anyways, Every child is different. They do not have the same memory or capacity. They should not be expected to get good grades all the time. Instead of making them restart a grade, Talk To them about it.

2 It's not helpful at all

School is supposed to help students prepare for the real world. Instead, it makes you memorize useless facts that you won't use unless you major in. It makes you wake up super early in the morning and waste 6-8 hours of the day. After that, we get shoved with 2+ hours of homework down our throats! Some students hate homework and studying so much that they procrastinate a lot on it and end up staying up late night to finish it. Sometimes, they don't even finish their homework! Also, grades should be removed because they make school about memorizing and straight A's and perfect scores. Same goes for standardized tests like SAT/ACT. It's stupid how grades and test scores determine your future. Grades even sometimes give parents another reason to annoy and nag you. School just takes up so much time out of your day that you don't get any time to do what you want. It just causes kids to not want to learn and demotivates them and burns them out. School is just so pointless and aids and literally makes me question the meaning of life.

3 It tries to make students lose their personalities and all be the same

True but no teacher will stop me from doing what makes me happy, which is making stuff no matter what they say.

It's like a game where there are a lot of classes in a game, but the game forces everyone to pick the same class.

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

4 It teaches irrelevant or pointless subjects that don't matter

We should teach more useful stuff like how to become a successful YouTuber or how to make your own cartoons for the future. Also yea, I agree that we learn stuff that DON'T EVEN MATTER! Like for example, we learn about the earths crust in Science: Never going to use it!, what 120x2= in Math: What's SO important about THAT!?, Learning about the History of Donald Trump in Social Studies: Who CARES about THAT!?, and reading an article about Greek Mythology in English: That's BORING!

We should teach more useful stuff like paying bills and taxes, affording insurance, buying a car or house, managing a household, investing and saving for retirement etc.. But we are learning things that most of we will never use in real life. Some people will use them, but if you don't want to go into a path with these subjects, you are just wasting your time. So make these subjects optional.

School does teach academics and all, but not the important things. Kids should be acquired to learn neccessary things such as taxes, voting, sex, etc.

5 It makes students not want to learn

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.

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.

6 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.

Sometimes I get a headache just looking at all the dam math problems.

I cry over homework

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

Homework is a waste of time. You should be able to get free time when you get home. And weekend homework?! Don't even get me started on that one!

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.

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

8 The tests that are required get ridiculous and stress out the teachers just as much as the students

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.

My teachers in 1957 were stressed out because a ton of students, including me, didn't finish our work. Those assignments were very hard.

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

9 Students are learning more from the internet than from teachers

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.

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...

People always wonder how I know things when I explain things to them. Every time that happens, I tell them it's from watching youtube for hours on end.

10 It feels like the same thing happens every day

Yeah, you're roused by your mom/dad/clock and wake up, eat a hurried breakfast, go to school, and then the classes of torture, after school more than 2 hours of homework...

Nothing ever changes. Every day I wake up, go to all of my classes, go home eat whatever I can find because school food sucks, go to work, shower, sleep, and repeat.

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

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11 It feels like prison

I currently go to school. It's actually a miracle I can go onto this website. The people at my school basically ban anything fun. It feels like I'm just stuck in this STUPID place for 7 hours a day where we get to eat and then go back to the same prison like classroom where I'm stuck with people I don't even like in a subject that I hate. School is just glorified prison that let's you go home for a few hours.

Yep. School is just so boring. Having to wake up all the days of my youth. I remember loving the days of my preschool. But now? I really hate school cause it's BORING! I never really liked school. But I liked Preschool.

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.

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

Yeah. The government doesn't even help. They rather make the kids stupid. They can't even read English. Simple English they can't speak. And they say they are doing well. That's why school really sucks.

Hmmm. Maybe the government really needs a fixing. There is slot of proof school is not good for kids. It's getting kind of dangerous

The government has no idea how the teenage brain works and are always putting these standards on us and forcing teachers to teach the same way.

13 Tests are based on memory and not intelligence

Yeah. In my opinion, I think the reason why some students fail on tests is because they probably don't remember what they learn.
In General, it feels like you ar just memorizing information for a test. And even if you get a good grade, you'd probably forget something you learned the next day.

I have a bad memory so you can probably imagine what my grades are.

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

Ah yes, This stupid school system and government idiots recommending stupid test I don't wanna do. They are so dumb. that doesn't know anything. I believe that the school system is not aware of how this was made to turn creative people into factory workers they tell me when I see them on my uncles phone they just say that it's not true they don't want to listen but when they find out they get annoyed. The most annoying government ever! Also please read this and spread the word. At my school we just made a change now they see how horrible the education system is. So now they are trying to fix it. But it's only one school. Who can help?

That is actually good sometimes, I went to a private school and they made their own curriculum, which is actually worse than a public school's.

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.

15 It's too strict

I go to a PUBLIC HIGHSCHOOL. We are not allowed to wear hats or sunglasses for "identification" purposes. We can't go to the bathroom by ourselves. We aren't allowed to go anywhere on breaks (we sit in the gym till our buses arrive and we aren't allowed to get up) and we sit at assigned tables during lunch. We only use clear bags. I think about dropping out almost everyday.

Yeah. One Catholic School I went to, they had no tolerance of cuss words or religious jokes. You do that, even accidentally swearing, immediately to the principal. Plus, even the slightest disruption can get you sent to the principal. I have autism, so I have interrupted class a few times, and almost got sent to the principal.

When I was younger my primary school really encourages you to eat healthy and that litter of any kind is banned in the yard. There is also lack of freedom at any primary school you go to. With secondary college, you get more freedom, it is more mature there and you can bring whatever litter you want into the yard assuring it gets thrown into the bin afterwards.

16 It gives children depression

School is a major cause of depression. Not that schools care about it. Many schools have no support for mental health and the number of stress students put into assignments is not helping much.

I just started high school a day ago, and honestly, I've been dealing with suicidal thoughts since I was ten, and I know I have anxiety. Honestly, with all the stress and stupid classes, I only have two I like, I don't think I will survive this year.
Sorry to vent…

Yeah. School gets in the way of life. And is part of the reason this world is falling apart. Instead of helping

17 It sometimes requires summer homework.

Never had any kind of homework at my old school, which was an international school(go search that up) in China, we had no homework over the weekends, no homework over any holidays(and we celebrated both Chinese and American ones, and other ones too, and the holidays were not only doubled but very long), and no offense summer homework doesn't even make sense!

Never really had that, but I know lots of schools do that. Makes zero sense because summer is a time to rest, not work!

If teachers and staff get a work free summer, they we should too.

18 It assumes people will learn by listening to someone talk for 20 minutes

I need hands on things to work on. I am not going to retain information just by listening to sokmeone talk for 90 minutes straight.

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

This is why I hate school.

19 Students are expected to work faster than they are able to

I may be a fast writer but I sometimes can be slow, so don't just shout at me like I am a piece of trash expecting me to get all of 'that crap' down.

This happens all of the time.

20 It uses your students' parents against them

Same here. I'm a straight A student, and yet, two of my teachers were complaining and threatening me and my parents over random things, and they were so mad they discussed walking to school WITH me in order to see what the teachers were really complaining about. It never happened, but I lost my Xbox for a month.

Never really happened to me, but I have heard of instances of this happening.

21 It was made for a different time

The "modern" school system was created in the 19th century for the benefit of industrialists who wanted obedient workers for the mines, factories, shipyards and railways but due to deindustrialization and technological advances, that world has not existed in developed countries since the 1970s which has already made the school system redundant.

Due to advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, many jobs in agriculture, industry and services are expected to be automated by the mid-21st century. The jobs that will survive will require employees to think critically, be creative and flexible, yet the school system still relies on outdated teaching methods, such as rote memorization, which teach children to be rigid, obedient and uncreative, skills that have no relevancy in the 21st century.

If you want to create a school system for the 21st century then look to Finland and Estonia.

Another point if you mention anyone of the points above you'll be seen as a weirdo or people will think theres something with you.

22 Teachers do not get paid enough

Nopity, nope, nope, my teacher doesn't even have a teaching major in my American public school, my teachers in my American international school in China(so search that up) are only hired because they look European, which is worse, but hey, my teacher in my American public school was racist and I'm Chinese. And last but not least my mother is a college teacher in China and her pay sucks(and my mother has two doctorates).

23 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.

Very true. Schools cause pressure and stress that would make school an intolerable place.

I did this, and I regret nothing.

24 Grades are a requirement to go to prestigious colleges

Grades don't even measure your intelligence. They measure how well you conform to the common core education system. It's kinda like being in George Orwell's 1984 where people have to conform to Big Brother in order to live a decent life. You have to conform to our education system in order to be successful, apparently. Except for, that isn't always the case for every job. Colleges should measure students based off of their own intelligence, not some grades on some papers.

Honestly, I think the school system relies heavily on grades rather than students actually learning. And that's sad.

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

25 It takes a lot and never gives anything

School takes ALOT of time,energy,and free will I remember one year I almost turned suicidal because none of the adults stopped kid from the extreme roasting they were doing, this year I'm attempting to ignore everyone who tries to put people down for fun and also I believe that all of this is partly SCHOOL'S FAULT!

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