NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
What a crybaby.
The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
Avoid posting "Me Too" messages. These are messages that are posted by people who agree to a point being discussed and post a one liner, "me too!", "Good post Jim!", "I disagree" or similar message. This takes up time as readers must sort through these messages which have no real value to the group at large. Any message containing nothing more than a line or two of text is probably not worth posting.
If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.
Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
Another example of sue-happy America. Yes, summer homework sucks but you have the WHOLE SUMMER to do it. It says he gave up a camp counselor job because of that...can't he do it at night? Face the facts kid, getting into college is more competitive nowadays, if you can't deal with it, then drop it but don't whine. Time for teens to get a taste of the real world.
This story deserves this...
"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
Maybe high schools should teach how to properly post a link.
Anyway, that clown of a teacher should know better than to assign work like that during the summer. If it's that important, they can fit it into the school year. High school summers are for getting wasted and having fun. Not doing math.
Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
I would understand it being rediculos if it was over homework DURING the school year. But this IS during summer. The schools should have no right to impose any sort of summer home work unless a student is in summer school. This poor kid only gets to be 17 once, and is missing out on an opportunity he apparently was really looking forward to. All this becuase a school decided to give extra homework after the term let out.
I hope this kid wins.
Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
Nancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
I think the kid's an idiot. He didn't even need to take the the class - it was honors precalculus. Honors means more work than a regular class(duh). Maybe he should have taken remedial reading instead. Sometimes we need to make choices - do I take this honors class or have my "dream job"? He chose to take the class and chose not plan out his summer so that he could do the work and have a job. Welcome to life kid- you can't have everything you want.
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
This kid really is a crybaby, but there are kids out there who are way too overstressed. We had a very difficult school, even for an IB school, and combine that with people who are overachievers and there is bound to be excess stress, even if they do more work than is really asked of them. But there are times when high schools do give too much work. I missed two months of school and was expected to finish the work in one month, which was the same month that AP/IB tests were being held (of which I took 6). Let's just say that as the deadline approached, I had six or seven all-nighters or near all-nighters, with only interspersed sleep. And, I hadn't been putting it off before that either. Other times when schools give too much work, or at least mine, were over breaks that were supposed to be holidays where I would go visit relatives only to spend the majority of my time in an office doing my homework. Would I sue? Of course not. But many kids do far too little work, and many do far too much. And I bet you that those who do far too much aren't learning any more than a student with a healthy load.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1130 times:
Try going to a private prep. school, where there are NO laws that govern the school. I got worked to death, but I was better prepared for college and higher education. My SAT and ACT scores were much higher than the average, and my work ethic was greater than most. If you don't want to take honors/AP classes, and you have a choice, then by all means, don't take them. But if you are, there is a greater expectation placed upon the student. It's rigerous for a reason. He should be HAPPY that he is in honors courses and should be willing to do the work since his experience will eventually work towards him getting into colleges. But, then again..a sue happy student that doesn't want to do the work isn't exactly college material.
It's very competative to get into college these days. You need everything from great recommendations, great GPA, great SAT/ACT scores, good college entry essays, and even at times, good interviewing skills.
Secondly, education is coming at a much faster rate. First graders are doing things at the moment that I probably did in 2nd or 3rd grade. In order to stay competative, education has to come at a faster rate.
As one of my professors in undergrad states, "Your first years at this institution will be the ones where the weak drop out and the strong suffer even more."
Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
We must work our High School students harder if they are to be competitive with foreign students. Many foreign countries do not have 2 month summer breaks for students, let alone 5-day school weeks. The fact of the matter is that students must be competitive for college because students will be vying against some of the best students in the country AND the world.
In college it doesn't get any better either. I basically worked my ass off for 4 years and for the first 3 years of my career I can tell you that I pulled at least 25 all-nighters a semester because extremely heavy workload my school and major require.
"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
Captoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
If this pussy thinks he is stressed out in high school he is going to leap off a building in in college. I would give him the key to the roof too, the world doesn't need anyone else who is this prone to burnouts.
If he did, by some miracle, survive college he would certainly melt down when he got out into the real world. Admittedly some high schools ride you harder than others but I am sure there are students at his school that have even more on their schedule than he does and they are probably getting by just fine.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17786 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
"If he did, by some miracle, survive college"
As long as he stays in the public school system, and even some private universities, he will get a "there, there" and get flagged on for "trying". The main failure of the American education system is a complete lack of accountability, personal and otherwise.