How School Makes Kids Dumb


Hey Thoughty2 here. In the southwest of China’s Sichuan province
sits a small village called Atuleer. Where the local schoolchildren must climb
an 800 metre bamboo ladder up the side of a sheer cliff face, just to get to school. The only school for many miles around sits
atop this rocky outcrop, there are no roads or pathways to the top, only this ladder. I bet your journey to school seems incredibly
benign in comparison. You may not have to scale a cliff face to
attend school, but the education you receive every day, or did once receive is just as
precarious and insufficient. Education is broken. Over the past 50 years the world has changed
beyond recognition, yet the school systems, in most countries have stayed static. Our current education systems were designed
and built in the industrial age, in some countries that’s as long ago as the 18th century. Sure there have been many subtle changes over
the decades but the basic goal of our school systems has remained exactly the same for
over 200 years. And what is that goal? To produce obedient factory workers. During the industrial era and right up to
the epoch of the 21st century, most people worked in manufacturing, either on production
lines, on farms or in mines. Where things like creativity and individuality
only get in the way of profits. Factory owners needed obedient drones in large
numbers and so many wealthy business owners invested large sums of money into lobbying,
to influence politicians to shape the school systems in the ideologies of said factory
owners. Putting values such as order and discipline
as top priority and making sure that creativity and individualism were quashed. Such lobbying happened mostly in America but
nevertheless, the school systems in most developed countries today are still built on the same
robotic and stale ideologies. And so kids today arrive at school nice and
early, not a minute too late. We are ordered to sit down in our pre-designated
seats, because god only knows what utter chaos would unravel if we were to sit where we pleased. We are programmed to respond to a series of
bells and whistles that signify when we are allowed to eat and leave. We have to ask permission to speak, to move,
to go to the bathroom. This used to be kind of okay, because this
forced obedience would carry over to the factory floor, which is where most people ended up,
right after school. But today, and for quite some time now, we
have been living in a world where most people can do whatever they desire for a career if
they try hard enough. I mean you can actually be a professional
bed warmer, a pet food taster or a Ravenmaster, yes these are all real jobs. The nature of jobs has changed drastically
and today we live in a world where qualities such as creativity, individualism and entrepreneurialism
are highly sought after by a lot of employers. Let me ask you a question, how come, if you’re
bad at English, Maths or Science you’re repeatedly told “you’re not trying hard enough”. Your work is scrutinised, your parents are
notified of your “poor performance”, you’re made to re-sit tests until you get it right. Yet if you’re bad at art, music or sport you’re
simply told “don’t worry, it’s just not you’re thing” despite these all being entirely valid
career choices. The huge fact of life that modern school systems
ignore is that everyone has their own unique talents and things they are really passionate
about. We’re all naturally good at something and
terrible at other things, whether that’s because of our genetics or upbringing. Some children are more creative whilst others
are more academic; we’re all unique. Albert Einstein supposedly wrote “Everybody
is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to
climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” The human brain’s ability and desire to learn
is astonishing. And yes it is possible for almost anyone to
learn anything, I’m not saying that every child shouldn’t learn mathematics because
every child can. But where most school systems fail is in bringing
out the best in every child and encouraging exploration of their natural abilities. But the really stupid thing is that schools
don’t even do a decent job of teaching English, Maths and Science, in fact they do a rather
terrible job indeed. Public education today is based on a system
of taking a bunch of information and systematically reciting that information to the students. Whom are later tested on their ability to
remember this information. And the key point here is that exams only
test a child’s ability to remember. So weeks before your exam you would recite
the same textbook information over and over again until you had near enough, the entire
textbook memorised. But what happens after the exam? You forget it all. Multiple studies have shown that children
and adults forget 95% of everything they learn via memorisation, after just three days. So an A* test score says no more about a child
than their ability to recite information, it is not a strongly correlated representation
of actual intelligence, that is the ability to acquire new skills by one’s own accord. This process of faux learning via memorisation
is known as inauthentic learning, because you aren’t actually learning, only regurgitating
information. Anyone can do that, it’s what I do for a living. So you ask, how does one learn authentically? How do we actually teach kids instead of asking
them to memorise? Well, we quite simply have to spark their
curiosity. Humans are unquenchably curious, as toddlers
we have to touch everything we see, stick our fingers in plug sockets and dismantle
everything. That curiosity never leaves us, it’s hopefully
why you watch my videos. When you allow children to become curious
about something they will actually teach themselves because they have a primal desire to find
out as much as they can. And the best part is that this self-curiosity-driven
learning is completely authentic and children will absorb that knowledge like a sponge and
most importantly, you can be sure they will remember it, because when we are engaged we
are happy and our brains naturally remember the times when we are happy. A great number of the world’s greatest thinkers,
its greatest entrepreneurs and history’s greatest leaders all share something in common, they
dropped out of school. Names such as Richard Branson, Quentin Tarantino,
Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Lennon, Walt Disney,
Tom Hanks, Coco Chanel, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens and Princess
Diana. Every single one of these successful and highly
influential individuals dropped out of school between the ages of 11 and 16. Now, I’m not promoting dropping out of school,
but illustrating a quality that all these people have in common, they were incredibly
passionate and curious about one particular thing. Do you really think they would have dropped
out of education if their school supported their true passion? No, these people all felt the same way, as
many young people do today, that school was only holding them back, slowing them down. Luckily these people were able to follow their
passions regardless of their education, but sadly, millions of children aren’t. Many young people could unlock their true
passions if the education industry focused on what they do best instead of everything
they’re not good at. But thankfully, today you can fulfil your
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to lose and you could look back in a years time when you’re hobby has become your career
and be so thankful that you did. Now, there’s another fundamental problem with
school today and it’s not to do with what goes on in the classroom. I’m talking about sleep. When you start a job it’s generally accepted
that you will turn up at 9am or earlier every morning and this same time expectation is
put upon school kids all the way from primary school, to high-school, college and university. But there’s a deep-rooted biological issue
with that, which explains why when I was at school I spent at least 30% of my lessons
asleep at my desk. Our bodies are phenomenal time keepers, and
our subconscious is often well aware of the current time, even if your conscious mind
isn’t. You know how sometimes you wake up exactly
one minute before your alarm clock. This is because of your body’s circadian rhythm. This is our internal clock and it also determines
when is the best time for us to fall asleep and to wake up. But our circadian rhythm varies throughout
our lives. When we’re younger than 10 our bodies want
to wake up as early as possible but it soon gets later and later throughout adolescence. Between the ages of 14 and 24 our circadian
rhythm is set at the latest it will ever be in our lives and our natural desire is to
wake up later in the morning, for example, after 10am. There’s nothing we can do to fight this urge. Recent studies have shown that forcing teenage
students to wake up before 7am to attend school between 8am and 9am plays havoc with our body’s
intended sleep cycle. The result is that teenagers get far less
sleep throughout these critical years and concentration in the classroom takes a steep
dive into the sleepy abyss. There is absolutely no scientific evidence
that starting school any earlier than 10 or 11am is beneficial to learning, quite the
opposite in fact. Thankfully this, at least, is changing. Over the past couple of years in Britain,
as part of large experiment funded by a London charity, hundreds of schools across the UK
are being asked to shift their school days forward an hour or two and asking students
to arrive at 10am instead. This experiment is still ongoing today but
early indications from this large-scale test have already shown that school children across
the country are happier, more engaged, learning more and the rising rates of mental illness
among teenagers, which has been partially attributed to sleep deprivation, are starting
to plateau. There is one country that has taken changing
the entire school system into their own hands and made changes so sweeping that the way
they “do school” is completely unrecognisable to most of us. And as a result, this country now has the
most successful school system in the entire world. Welcome to Finland. Over the years multiple studies have ranked
Finland as the most successful and most efficient school system in the world. And they rank #2 globally for science and
#3 for reading. But what does Finland do so differently, to
the US for example, which consistently ranks down in the mid 30s for efficiency? America also ranks #33 in science and #17
in reading. For a start, children in Finland don’t even
start school until the age of seven, compared to the normal age of five, in most countries,
allowing them far more time to just “be children”. And for the first six years of a child’s education
in Finland, they are not measured in any way, it literally doesn’t matter how they perform
in class, because seriously, what is the point in testing a 10 year old when all they really
want to do is paint on walls and lick trees. In fact there is only one, just one standardised
test during the entirety of a child’s education in Finland, and it’s not taken until they’re
16 years old. And that exam isn’t even a “test” per se,
it’s used to find out which students need more individual help than the others. Homework is far less common and they don’t
begin to issue homework until students are well into their teen years. In fact Finish kids spend the least time on
homework per week than any country in the world, at an average of just over 2 hours
per week compared to six hours per week for the average American pupil. The Finish school day is far shorter than
other countries, they typically start at 9am and finish school between 1 and 2pm. Teachers in Finland only work for a maximum
of 4 hours each day and they put aside two hours each week for professional development,
helping them to be better teachers. One of the biggest differences between Finish
and American schools is the amount of free-time students are permitted. In Finland students get a 15 minute break
after every lesson. The average daily break time of a Finish school
student is a whopping 75 minutes, compared to just 27 minutes for an American student. Recent studies have conclusively shown that
more break time relative to class time, actually increases test scores and learning, and decreases
mental illness, depression and general bad behaviour amongst school children. Quite simply a happy and healthy child is
going to be less bored and more engaged. So how do Finland do when it comes to encouraging
every child’s unique abilities? Remarkably well actually, Finish school pupils
have 25 lessons a week and nine of these are arts, crafts, music and sports. That’s almost 40% of lessons. Also, the national curriculum in Finland is
just a set of broad guidelines, rather than a strict checklist that has to be adhered
to. The individual teachers have a lot more power
to tailor their lessons to suit their students. Children aren’t segregated into different
classes depending on their intelligence or historic test scores. Classes are kept small but children that need
extra help are given huge amounts of 1-on-1 attention to help get them up to speed and
the results show that the gap between the worst performing kids and the highest performers
in Finland, is the smallest in the world. In Finland no child is left behind, but it’s
actually true over there, rather than just an empty political slogan. In Finland the high school dropout rate of
students is a tiny 0.4%, in America it is 25%, by far one of the highest in the developed
world. America also has one of the largest gaps between
the tests scores of the rich than the poor in the world. But a lot of experts argue that you couldn’t
simply take the blueprint for the Finish school system and implement it overnight in America,
for one major reason, the two countries are culturally, economically and socially very,
very different. For a start the cultural differences are enormous,
in the US 22% of the population are religiously unaffiliated, with just 3% categorising themselves
as atheists. Whereas in Finland an impressive 60% of the
country are religiously unaffiliated or non-believers and 22% are atheists. Almost everyone in Finland is middle class,
they have one of the smallest gaps in the world between the rich and poor. This allows for a stable and consistent, publicly
funded school system across the entire country. Whereas America has the biggest wealth inequality
of any developed country, in the world. This creates huge problems with balancing
the school system from state to state and district to district. In America the gap between the quality of
education in poor areas and wealthy areas is enormous. To integrate the Finish system into American
schools, the whole economics of the school system would have to be turned on its head. American teachers get paid merit pay, a top
up on their salary if their students perform well in standardised tests. Causing teachers to push their students beyond
reasonable levels to achieve higher test scores, with no regard to whether they are genuinely
learning. Merit pay does not exist in Finland. Children in Finland, and most countries for
that matter, can go to school without the fear of violence. The statistics show that in the US, 27% of
students have carried a dangerous weapon to school. 10% have carried a gun to school and 40% have
been in a physical fight whilst at school. Now I’m not here to endlessly praise Finland
or to point fingers at the American or any other school system. But proper education is so, unbelievably important
to society, as it is, quite literally, our future. The children of today will be the scientists,
doctors, lawyers and politicians of tomorrow. Economists predict that improving the education
system in the US would boost the US economy by $27 trillion, over the next few decades. Similarly in the UK, economists predict that
there is much room for improvement in our school system too, and doing so would boost
our economy by £3.6 trillion. Improving education would mean a better, safer
and more sustainable world for everyone. Yes, we need to take inspiration from Finland,
but we first need to take inspiration from their attitude towards society and life. Thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “How School Makes Kids Dumb”

  1. 8:48 — So my take on the 'drop out of successful' topic is kind of a weird one. Some of the people who became huge tech companies or business start-ups dropped out due to them taking a gamble and risk. A lot of others dropped out due to the school just not having the curriculum that wanted to focus on. My university focused heavily on programming in the computer technology field, and my career path of choice is NOT programming, but networking, administration, computer project management and such. It's quite literally 'not' programming; Yet, schools don't have alternative majors of each department. Or at least, U.S. Universities do not.
    One major school (College/Uni) reform that could be done after the pricing fiasco is resolved is to branch off to each major specialty so the students can learn something in particular that they want about a field. There's plenty of jobs that require and utilize an Art degree, yet everyone looks at it as "If you go for art you have to become a teacher". Same with music and various other fields, of which people consider 'wastes of money' today. The issue entirely isn't that it's a waste of money, it's that the creativity upon the degree isn't satisfied by the school, but by the end-user; That end-user is then limited by the positions available at that given time at that given location. If they live in the middle of Massachusetts, the odds of 40 openings for Audio/Video Engineer, Production Engineer, Visual Artist/Graphic Designer or so on would appear would be vastly slim compared to if they lived in NYC or LA.
    The same goes for technology and my career field. Ideally, technology is the 'best' upcoming major to get into, however the major issue is that the schools are 'only' teaching (specifically, I should state) programming and coding in the highest degree. Yes, there are certain focuses, and classes that revolve around Networking and various operational concepts, but they aren't the major of the curriculum, and that is what hinders learning on a job sight later on…which is why 'entry level' can still be given to a High School grad or a College Grad, and you can get into a position without requiring a degree. This exact thing cannot be stated for a Marine Biologist, a Forensic Scientist or a Doctor of any kind. You need the 'degree' due to the knowledge you learn within the schooling. Since the schooling focuses on the 'wrong' topic, you essentially, and effectively, waste your time if your entire goal was to learn and not to obtain a piece of paper.
    Regarding more reform — I think all of K-12 schooling in the US should have an ideal focus in mind for the student. The student should be capable of deciding in High School where they want to branch off to. This being said, a balanced curriculum for the students, but place it the same as a Community College for an associates degree would be. Math that is designed for 'this' instead of advanced calculus in 10th grade. Science that relates to 'this' instead of another course about rocks. I think it'll be more beneficial for the students as they progress to gain knowledge on the topics they are more interested in, and even allow for extra courses for automechanics, woodshop and so on. In my school, they had an option for 'boces', which had this — but it always had a negative connotation with it. They need to remove that and make it a viable option for those who are just interested in woodwork or automechanics, and they need to make a full pathway to post secondary schooling, instead of a 'cut and dry' difference between High School and College/Uni.
    Elementary school I think is near correct in most areas. You learn what you need to get the students capable of critical thinking. That is when it stops, though. Critical thinking is through the window, and thinking of alternative ways to resolve an issue stops and actually is frowned upon by most adults today. I think it's important to have children and adults alike to think and know there are multiple outcomes to a single solution and resolution; And the best explanation of this is "How many ways can you bring up task manager in windows". There is not always '1 correct answer', but multiple. The more we fundamentally allow this to exist starting in Middle School, the smarter we raise our children…and the more likely we are to advance into the age we all wish we could have been in by 2020.

  2. Those who disliked are probably super mommy's who bring their child to the class door everyday and undress their coats. And do their homework for them.

  3. Teachers are over-worked and under-paid babysitters.  Most of their attention go to the unruly kids and those unwilling or unable to learn.  The quiet, obedient ones who are eager to learn mostly get ignored.  Schools are in crisis management mode, which conflicts with the  goal of the education of young people.  The school personnel are paid to keep the fires out and the funds coming in.  Somehow, some children miraculously come through this process well-educated, respectful, and ambitious.  They are the lucky ones whose parents are doing a good job.  The majority of parents are doing a lousy job because they are worked to death for little pay, drug and alcohol addicted, or desperately seeking to escape their spouses and their kids, which has become the American Dream right now.

  4. Then how come I still can get a fookin job?
    I'll tell you why, because the system is still about murdering anyone who is different.

  5. You start school after sleeping then in America you half to worry about getting shot and there is a teacher lecturing you for 7 hours then they assign homework then you get home then you do it and no time left to do anything school sucks

  6. I actually try really hard to try to understand math but I have really bad anxiety which doesn't help a lot when I want to ask my teacher questions because I think she thinks I'm super dumb which I kind of am Lmao

  7. I can memorise the lyrics of these FNAF songs:
    Survive The Night – Mandopony
    Open Up – Muse Of Discord
    Synthetic Agony – Muse Of Discord
    Foxy’s Tale – Muse Of Discord
    The Bonnie Song – Groundbreaking
    The Foxy Song – Groundbreaking
    The Freddy Song – Groundbreaking
    The Mangle Song – Groundbreaking
    Plushtrap Song – Groundbreaking
    The End (Most of it) – Muse If Discord
    Our Little Horror Story – Aviators
    Sweet Dreams – Aviators
    Just Gold – Mandopony

    But I can remember only 20% of school stuff.

  8. omg I love Enstine- I am so good with cats, poetry, also cleaning the living fuck out of things, but as I was growing up, did people give a shit? no. all I ever got was put down for being horrible at things like making beds, art, and growing plants. oh how dare I. not fair.

  9. I hate school and know that it wont prepare or help me cuz its broken and my country is in the stone age so no future unless you go to the west and my parents and grandparents constantly tell me you need it you cant do anything without it but there are so many people with education doing nothing and so many without that chose passion over school and look at that one of them is Albert Einstein

  10. Every regime in every country at every point in history used schools as centres of indoctrination and propaganda for whatever ideology or vision the government/elite share at that particular time. Children are naive and easily manipulated. But I don't agree with your comment about order and discipline. Order and discipline are needed in order to create and develope imagination. But order and discipline don't mean uniformity, nor does it mean being docile or conformist, which is what is promoted in schools now. Critical thinking and creativity can be openly expressed and should be openly expressed in a calm, intelligent (brave, respectful etc) and thoughtful way. In today's schools, the indoctrination starts right in kindergarten.

  11. EDUCATION UNIONS, CONTROLLED BY THE LEFT, have both INDOCTRINATED and given kids a SUBSTANDARD education, all the while BANKRUPTING the system.. AMERICA: MOST MONEY SPENT PER STUDENT, WORST EDUCATION OF ALL 1ST WORLD COUNTRIES.
    Kids won’t learn about the good America has done in the world, but they will learn about how “TERRIBLE AND WHITE PRIVILEGED” America is… oh, and they’ll learn “Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm”

  12. That quote did not come from Einstein! This video is dumb. Free range schools will result in a lack of discipline, ignorance and poor social skills. Yes, some can drop out, but if you see a prison full of them, ten or so famous people mean nothing. Not that life is fair. In school, I was encouraged to work on language because math and science are for smart people. Those were my strong points.

  13. I can remember almost anything for after 2 months than its like I’m looking at a picture school stuff the second class changes boom gone 2 and a half hour so math gone

  14. Put a woman in as a teacher…Once I got a male teacher I found out I could learn and my grades greatly improved and the beatings at home ….stopped

  15. I got relatively good Mark's in my tests despite being absent for 55% of the first semester.. so It really doesnt matter..

  16. In secondary 5 in Québec, they still teach the past tense (our first language is french) it's a fucking joke. My english has not evolved in so long because of school. If you really want to learn english, you need to have fun. I learned a lot of english thanks to movies, tv shows and YT.

  17. I can only get a good salary and a job i want if i'm an adult, if i perform good in classes i don't like and don't want anything to do with later on.

  18. Forgot to mention how much the U.S. glorifies and prioritizes athletics over education.Yet, still find a way to drown their students in a misery of homework. They don’t want you to be able to have time to stop and think. They want you in constant state of panic. fuk school

  19. I get homework everyday and have to write a lab report and an essay after each chemistry lab and I'm not even in an advanced class. It's a REQUIRED chemistry class in sophomore year. The math we learn is just review from last year and history class is just copying down notes on whatever the teacher shows us. The school system is horrible while everything else advances. I am so stressed to the point I actually cry when I do my homework sometimes. Including homework I have to deal with a yelling single mom telling me to do chores and to take care of the pets.

  20. We spend more time at school than at home when were awake on school days.
    Seven hours at school, for me it's five hours at home.
    Next time I'm a tell at my school about this.
    Edit: *Imma

  21. Despite 12 years of public schooling, I still have a mind. The one thing that made me successful was memorizing Hamlet's "To be, or not to be", in high school. Had it not been for that, I would be a total loser.
    "I don't want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers"–John D. Rockefeller

    "The Prussian system was a model of centralized control, and it had the one feature that Robert Owen considered indispensable for a successful state system: state training schools for teachers.  It was acknowledged by the Prussians that you really could not control education until you controlled the teachers and their indoctrination."   Source: N.E.A. Trojan Horse In American Education, Samuel L. Blumenfeld, 1984, page 15.

    Robert Owen    1771-1858 Capitalist turned socialist.  Social reformer and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement. Founded a communist community in New Harmony, IN, 1825 which failed after 2 years. Josiah Warren, who was one of the participants in the New Harmony Society, asserted that community was doomed to failure due to a lack of individual sovereignty and private property.

    May I have your attention? Here is your assigned reading list:
    Education in a Free Society, Benjamin Rogge, 1973 (Government should never be involved in education)
    The Underground History of American Education, 2006  John Taylor Gatto
    Weapons of Mass Instruction, 2009  John Taylor Gatto
    Dumbing Us Down, 2002  John Taylor Gatto
    The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America,  Charlotte Iserbyt, 1999 (On-line version. Book may be on Amazon)
    Who Controls American Education?, 1968  James Koerner
    NEA, Trojan Horse in American Education, 1984  Samuel Blumenfeld.
    Educating for the “New World Order, 1991   Beverly Eakman
    Cloning of the American Mind, Eradicating Morality Through Education, 1998  Beverly Eakman
    Credentialed to Destroy, How and Why Education Became A Weapon, 2013  Robin Eubanks
    Child Abuse in the Classroom,  Phyllis Schlafly, 1984 Hearings on the Protection of Pupil Rights  (Emotional conditioning; students forced to reveal personal info about family ives)
    Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms Are Producing a Nation of Sitting Ducks, 2007    Beverly Eakman
    Compulsory Mis-Education and The Community of Scholars, 1964  Paul Goodman
    Summerhill, A Radical Approach to Child Rearing,1960  Alexander S. Neill, (School in Suffolk, England)
    How Children Learn, 1964, 1982  John Holt, retired teacher
    How Children Fail,1964, 1982  John Holt, retired teacher
    How Children Succeed, 2012  Paul Tough
    Building Resilience in Children and Teens, 201,1 Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD
    The Parents We Mean to Be, How Well-Intentional Adults Undermine Children’s Moral
    and Emotional Development, 2009, Richard Weissbourd, EdD (Doctor of Education),
    psychologist
    Experience & Education, 1968 John Dewey 
    How We Think,  John Dewey
    The School and Society,  John Dewey
    Democracy and Education, 1916  John Dewey
    Shameful Admissions, The Losing Battle to Serve Everyone in Our Universities, 1996 Angela Browne-Miller
    Human Nature and Conduct, An Introduction To Social Psychology, 1921, 2012 John Dewey

  22. you, thoughty2, dropped out of education, just like Albert Einstein. maybe that's the reason you'make such intelligent and interesting videos.

  23. my teachers only let me do math :p like who cares about that, well i know aster!sk does, but i dont, and also i have to go to school at 8 Am, so fucking large days, so less freaking sleep time, i fucking hate school, im in 3rd grade and i still do math, holy fuck i already know that so i dont need to study something i already know, jesus christ

  24. I've learned more on YouTube and in my games than I have in school. The type of schooling that we have right now is completely pointless. I genuinely want to move to Finland because of the school system there. I have forgotten almost everything that I've been taught in school because of how they taught it to me. The stress from having to memorize everything and having homework has created so many mental issues for me. The school systems need to stop being so blind and ignorant and start listening to the facts. Someone needs to get them to listen, and it starts with us.

  25. Why doesn’t school teach us the important stuff like bills, taxes, or fees? I’m in the eighth grade and I still don’t ANYTHING about those things besides it’s some money you have to pay or something. :1

  26. This video was made in 2017. I probably won’t ever get the part 2 I want. But, I am going to say, a part 2 to this video would be pretty cool. I’ve heard of videos talking about how bad the American education system is but now I want to see a video that tells me, a high schooler, if I can do anything to help the education system. Or, if we’re comparing our[American] system to Finland so often, what kind of country is Finland? What is it’s impact on the world and how is it connected to education? I think any of these changes would be a good idea to our school system- but I just wanna know the cons to changing our school system. Of course though, I’m just biased because I just ever so happened to be in one of the only good schools- I have good teachers and I actually learn and get inspired to do more. Of course though, everything I want to know are just things I could learn myself, because we have the internet- so I think I’ll go do that now, but y’know just figured I’d throw my 2 cents in 🙂

  27. thoughty2 if i did any of this you said ill just get yelled at and my teachers say they listen to the student and they dont so i barely graduated high school

  28. My social studies teacher approves this and he said why are getting a test when you just are memorizing it. FYI he told us he’s a teacher to make people miserable like they did to him lmao

  29. I have infinte missles pointed at an empty school
    This is how many times school blows up
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    V (When this quits getting likes kids will dance on the ruins of school)

  30. School teaches you some useless shit school shoud be like when you enter middle school or high school you choose your future job or something along thoose lines

  31. The internet: Children need at least 9 hours of sleep.
    Science: Children need at least 9 hours of sleep.
    Books: Children need at least 9 hours of sleep.
    Parents: Children need at least 9 hours of sleep.
    School: no.

  32. school is just a 8 hour waist of time and im 13 and i didn't even have time to be a kid. and right now im a 6th grader and i already want to drop out im in the US #fixtheschools

  33. Math isn't my thing. I fail math all the time mostly from tests and homework. I just don't like math. To me, it's just a waste of time because I don't learn anything.

  34. School: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

    Student: I'm about to become homeless. Can you please tell me how to get a job and buy things?

    School: lol

  35. I am a smart boi in le class, my classmate used me as an answer teller or explainer. When i need their help, they ignored me. Thats one of le reason i hate school

  36. The only thing I remember from high school was sciences, history, and math. That was excelled when I chose to go to college.

  37. One thing you forgot about the public school system is that it pushes the business of selling college to children. College is a business that wrangles 17-18 year olds into $40-$50-$60k or more of debt before they even know what the hell a loan is. By time you're 17 years old and graduating high school you're so sold on college from the public school system that you think there's no other options but college for a decent life.

  38. I remember watching a video made a year or two before this one addressing the same issues. Although, this does get the word out. Also, I don't think that the word choice for the title is accurate.

  39. I have a passion for zoology I love reading and researching about it but I have to waste my time in school instead of learning more 😥😥😥

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