School Survival

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Comment on Why do I hate school? by Anonymous
Piece of crp

Comment on 4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering by AS
Unfortunately, I still have to go to school. I've just started exploring this site in the latter half of last year. I think I felt and experienced the same things that you did, even as far back as kindergarten. There I was verbally abused by the kids for being sensitive. I was also abused by the teachers sometimes. One of my teachers thought it was a good idea to slap me across the face while I was taking a nap, for the heartless crime of being a picky eater. I feel sick thinking about everything after that, so I don't want to elaborate any further. Now I'm in 7th grade. I'll graduate in 2029, about 5 years and a half from now. That would also be almost 10 years since this post was written. I would like to come back here when I graduate, reflecting on the past 5 years, of course if this site is still online and nuclear war hasn't broken out by then. who knows

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by Stravigant
High school is worse than middle school

Comment on 4 ways school traumatized me, and how I'm recovering by Ryn
I’m so glad someone else is talking about this. So many people associate trauma with war zones and stuff like that. People need to understand that even public schools can be traumatizing. Being told, “It’s just school, it’s not that bad. You’re overreacting.” hurts. Bad. The school system broke me. It needs to be better. Both my parents are public school teachers, so they’re committed to believing that the system they work for is a good system. But it’s not.

Comment on What to do if school makes you depressed and/or suicidal by Mantis
I'm 3 months clean and I've struggled. But school has made me struggle the most. I've begged to drop out since 6th grade and my mom wants to force me to go to college. I've already attempted twice in 2021 because of school. I'm scared college will be the death of me. If it is I hope they know it's their fault.

Comment on Contact by Ruskadel
Death to zeh ruskadel

Comment on Schooling: The hidden agenda (a speech by Daniel Quinn) by Yan
School, aside from being abusive, is an unmitigated waste of childrens' time and talents. That said, too often I see this fact twisted into an argument that forcing young teens into an exploitative, profit-generating role earlier is somehow any more humane. There is a vast difference between societies where kids could contribute to the wellbeing of their loved ones and societies where jobbing is synonymous with rich people and the government parasitizing their labor. And synonymous with threatening them *directly* with starvation and homelessness, instead of threatening their parents with "work, or else your loved ones will suffer!" School breaks kids' spirit so that they will accept being employed - which is a politer way of saying "being used."

Comment on SS Forums Back Up by Yan
The link leads to a page that contradicts your announcement by saying, as of 2017, the forums are indefinitely closed. If that's so, maybe you need a new announcement here?

Comment on Free Schools by wrwjkh
link is dead

Comment on Contact by John Doe
Thanks for making this website and keeping it up. It's really comforting to read that I'm not alone in my struggles, and that there are ways to make it through the shitfest that is our horrible excuse of an educational system.

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