I hate the school system, and I’d change everything. xD
If you wish to not read my extremely long gibberish, you can cut to the end where the videos are.
The system doesn’t care about actual education; they care about you getting good grades, whether or not you learn the material. The majority of students spend countless hours studying or trying to aim for good grades, only to forget everything they’ve learned right after the test or after school.
The other issue with the system is that you learn things that don’t even apply to real life. Like, you’re forced to know that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, but there are schools that don’t teach you how to do taxes, how to get a job, etc. The system defends themselves by saying, “Parents should teach their kids these things.” Which, yes, I agree… but not everyone has that ability. There are students who have abusive parents, who have non-existent parents, who have parents that are alcoholics and drug addicts, and these kids don’t get to learn how to drive a car, how to rent an apartment, how to get a job from their parents.
There are schools that do have these kinds of classes, but they blow through the topics quickly and it’s like one class throughout all four years of high school. I don’t even remember my personal financial class because it was like a two month class, and I didn’t have it again.
You’re also not forced to learn another language. There are language classes, mostly between French and Spanish, and while it’s recommended to do, they don’t force it upon you like other places. Most Americans, who aren’t from other countries that don’t use English as their native tongue, only speak one language. Very few people know more than one language, and others who have gone through a language class and can speak somewhat fluently have forgotten how to speak the language. My sister did three years in French and back then, could create a conversation. But because she isn’t surrounded by French speakers and doesn’t really brush up on it every so often, she remembers a little of it and can’t do a conversation.
What I’d change the most with the public school system is to give students the typical core classes for like the first two years, but keep the more advanced classes as something that they aren’t forced to do. Then implement anything regarding to real life into the system, especially between the last two years of high school so students can be ready for adulthood. I’d also have language classes be forced as well.
College is just as bad because it’s so bloody expensive and colleges only really care about money, and most normal people are in debt for years. Some people don’t pay off their student loans until ten to twenty years after they went to college. There are some programs to help with your loans such as grants, scholarships, etc. but it only covers a very small percentage of your loans. Like, I’ve read where people got football scholarships… that paid like a few thousand dollars when their tuition was about thirty grand.
Universities, such as Yale and UCLA, can cost just as much as a house or a brand new car. That’s how expensive it is. And people who don’t have that money don’t go to college, or others decide to do community college (which is much cheaper) and then transfer to a university for their last two years.
And the reason why I say that college mostly cares about the money is because of all the college admission scandals. Rich people, along with celebrities, bribe the schools with money just to get their kid on campus. And these things have been going on for decades, but very few people get caught. Like Lori Loughlin, the actress that played Rebecca from Full House.
In short, my opinions are the same as these spoken word poems (and song):
My favorite states are between California and Colorado. I love California mostly because of the beach and the amount of activities there are, at least toward southern Cali. Lots of shopping, amusement parks, zoos, and more. When you live in a small town that has nothing like that, you want to move somewhere close to this. xD At least, I do anyway. I currently live in Kansas and I hate the town I live in because it’s so boring. The closest bookstore is three to four hours away. But the other cool thing with California is while the south has all the main attractions, if you want to see snow and mountains, head up north toward Yosemite. It’s gorgeous, and makes you feel like you’re not even in California. xD
I love Colorado for the mountains, the snow, and the beautiful towns up in the mountains. I used to live around Breckenridge and Keystone which is a tourist area because of the skiing and snowboarding areas. What California, or at least the majority of Cali toward the south, can’t give to you is the seasons. California is mostly just hot all the time whereas Colorado has the different seasons, but gives you cooler summers than other places. It can be super hot sometimes, but I’ve only ever experienced the average 70s and 80s (degrees; Fahrenheit). lol
It varies upon the hotel. Most brand hotels (like Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, etc.) don’t have full kitchens, and for us, that meant we didn’t have a kitchen either. Tiny fridges and a microwave at most. So I hated that, especially since it meant that we had to eat out more. We would sometimes have an electric stove of some kind (like a small burner) which did help, but that happened within like the last few years of hotel living lol. Though sometimes, if the hotel had a restaurant, we would use the back kitchen for cooking (my mom was always the general manager, so she didn’t mind it lol).
As for what I liked, I really loved the beds because they were (on most occasions haha) comfy. I also loved it when we would have full cable (because not every hotel came with Disney Channel or Nickelodeon). And it was really funny when people would see the reaction that I lived in a hotel. Like, I remember one time when I got off the school bus and people were like, “You live there!?” But it definitely wasn’t all cracked up to be, like Suite Life of Zack and Cody. We had to be on our best behavior, you didn’t get room service (very few hotels we lived in offered it because it had a restaurant), and we had to be quite when we were watching movies or shows because there was always that one Karen being our neighbor who needed extreme silence when she went to sleep.