9 thoughts on “Drop-outs of the world, unite!

  1. Stephanie

    June 20, 2005 at 4:08pm

    Hey, wow! I just read that, like, yesterday! Are you on the unschooling discussion list or did you find it elsewhere?

    It’s excellent, by the way.

  2. Annika

    June 20, 2005 at 4:30pm

    I found it on somebody’s blog. I don’t remember who – today was a day of following links around the internets, blog to blog to Steve Jobs commencement speech.

  3. Anonymous

    June 20, 2005 at 4:55pm

    I plan to do what I love, and I’m going back to school. Does this blow your mind?

    ;-)

    – Elliot

  4. Annika

    June 20, 2005 at 5:04pm

    MY MIND IS BLOWN!

    Wait….

    No. Not at all. But I am very happy for you!

    There’s nothing wrong with school. (Well, with college. There’s plenty wrong with high school.) What’s wrong is thinking it’s the ONLY acceptable option. If it’s what you WANT to do, then I think it’s awesome.

  5. oslowe

    June 20, 2005 at 5:44pm

    May I say that I honestly think blaming high school is suprfluous: it fucks us up, sure, but the real groundwork is elementary school. That is when the foundation is laid.

  6. Annika

    June 20, 2005 at 5:51pm

    I once knew a guy who blamed elementary school. You know what happened to him?

    HE DIED.

  7. Anonymous

    June 20, 2005 at 9:52pm

    ” I once knew a guy who blamed elementary school. You know what happened to him?

    HE DIED.”

    A confession: a few months ago me and Jamie splurged and bought the ultra-expensive Yearbook Collectors Edition of ‘Freaks and Geeks’. And it was worths it I tells ya! I’d do it again!

    “What’s wrong is thinking it’s the ONLY acceptable option.”

    Ha! You don’t fool me you hippy wierdo.

    But seriously, I agree.

    “There’s plenty wrong with high school.”

    I think you’d hate UK schools even more. They demand greater specialisation at an earlier age. There was also plenty wrong with *my* High School. It was a prestigious school, and all they gave a shit about was high grades so they could move up on the rankings. At graduation they told us to leave school premises immediately, or we would be thrown off.

    Anyway, as I was saying. My school didn’t even offer Philosophy, it was only a matter of pure chance that I chose to take a course on it in university, and so was even exposed to it. The UK system definitely needs to be revamped – how the fuck are 16 year olds supposed to know what they want to do with their life? It’s ludricrous.

    – Elliot

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