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So... this just happened at my old public school...

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Wheylous Posted: Fri, Jan 11 2013 11:58 PM

THIS is what actually goes on in public schools:

Rock paper scissors fight:

http://www.facebook.com/v/391174210836

Not only is this highly amusing, but also highly indicative of the actual learning that goes on in even the best schools we have.

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At the public school I went to we normally just stabbed each other or for fun threw bins that were on fire at people. My brother was thrown through a 2nd floor window. He did not have too many of his bones broken.

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Bogart replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 11:49 AM

What is so bad about it?  Kids need to play, even highschool ones.

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You went to Poly?  You know, H.L. Mencken went there as well.  I also live a few blocks from there...

they said we would have an unfair fun advantage

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Blargg replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 12:51 PM

Yeah, I watched this video and enjoyed the community spirit of everyone there. So what if it wasn't intellectually challenging? It was good-natured play.

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Anenome replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 2:23 PM

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At the public school I went to we normally just stabbed each other or for fun threw bins that were on fire at people. My brother was thrown through a 2nd floor window. He did not have too many of his bones broken.

Detroit?

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 3:01 PM

Bogart - I agree, but the problem is that things like these happened all the time. My Spanish class, for example, consisted of 80% of the kids just making fun of the teacher to her face for her accent.

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Blargg replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 3:14 PM

Just noting, nobody was being put down in this video; they were mocking rivals fighting seriously, only playing a lighthearted game of chance. Making fun of a teacher is a whole different thing. And so is being forced to do schoolwork against one's will. I'd rather see a school full of students doing things like in the video above than being forced to do things the adults consider beneficial.

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