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Am I the only one seing the irony here?

35 comments:

Iris Yan said...

you are lucky if you get a room...

Qaisara Idrus said...

i do not quite understand. meaning ?

Izah Abdul said...

hahahah..good one!

nevel said...

No, you are definitely not the only one seeing the irony. I went to strict catholic schools and often have the "Why didn't anyone ever tell me?" feeling. It's the reason I clicked the link to your blog, because I saw its title and why I love it.

azureEn said...

true..! true..! thats y it is called 'stuff NO ONE told me' XD

Sijmen Mulder said...

Well isn’t that what many people spend doing their entire working lives?

KurtMac said...

@Mulder The irony. You see it.

Livia said...

If u see it that way...
Some wouldn't have the same opportunity and would die to have it...
It all depends... but sounds like the ones inside the room, "learning", are in a better position than the ones that don't have that opportunity.

Felipe Nasca said...

It seems that also in US, like Brazil (where I live) and Japan, the schools are doing their job in a totally wrong way.

Sadly, the choices are: bad school or no school.

Līžuks said...

Love this!! The best so far. :)

Mora Dorky said...

all in all it's just another brick in the wall!

frankie-glover said...

Very true! Although my three year old boy loves robots too! :)

Lady Chadwick said...

That would be why I homeschool. The kids learn plenty of academics in between real life.

Ziuzs said...

that's so totally true!

Ruzu said...

mmm I think he means that sometimes the lessons that you lern at school are not always the best or the only things that its going to help us in the live :S I see it like that XDD; cool!!

Aja said...

Education is inadequate. That's why they're making a film called "The Lottery," to depict how horrible American education is.

aedrick said...

Well, yes. If you are staring at the wall, then you aren't going to learn anything.

Usually people do look at the teachers and learn shit, though. Just my experience...

Alvaro said...

Yes you're the onlyone that's seing the irony, :)

Sonho said...

I learned a lot of things at school: I learned to act tough, though I'm not; I learned to stare at people and pretend I'm listening, when I'm not (it works wonders with mom); I learned to memorize worthless stuff and to forget the important ones; and the most important lesson I learned with my teachers was not to seem frustrated, even when the only thing you want to do is to shoot the 50 bastards looking at you, pretending they are paying attention. Not all of us learned to pretend, though.

juliekabouli said...

It is ironic. What's even more ironic is that American colleges pay for the smartest to attend, no matter where they are from in the world. OSU just opened a recruiting office in China. WTF! I pay taxes so Americans can get a shit education and be forced to pay for college and I also pay taxes so Chinese students can go for free and get all of the advantages that the best and brightest get. WTF!

meri moor said...

you're not the only one!

steve said...

Heeey, alright, let's all bash teachers and the American education system, why don't we. This might be true in some cases, just like there are racist cops and child-molester priests. Still, let's ease up on the easy targets and cheap shots. I can think of many teachers who inspired the hell outta me and I can say, with some pride, that most of my own students would tell you a very different story.

~Tara said...

@steve, no one is "bashing" teachers. the cartoon doesn't even mention teachers. this obviously hit you in a sore spot and i'm truly sorry if you've ever felt you're getting the blame for our education system. it's truly not your fault. it's just the system. have you read anything by john taylor gatto?

Petronela said...

i agree with picture

cara said...

true..... too true.... :)

Sheena Simpson said...

Can I please please please share this on my blog?!

-- J. Alorda said...

Tell me about it. School is weird, and let's remember, a relatively new idea when we think about the length of our known human history. I'm glad we're not putting kids in factories all day, however, it doesn't mean our concept of public education should stop evolving.

FYI - I teach 2nd grade dual language.

Alex Noriega said...

J. Alorda, I´ve been a teacher too and I know how frustating it can be at times... although my students were pretty into what I was teaching. So I can imagine how hard it must be to someone teaching math... or history!

an Average Teenager said...

This is spot on. I have managed to evade private schools and go to a high school open to all of the society, so I've been quite lucky that those around me are able to teach me the facts of life that teachers in a class room cannot, with all the rules about what you can and cannot talk about.

Weasel said...

The truth in this is absolutely staggering. Excellent job.

NewtNormous said...

such truth to this
and you think after years...centuries...decades, people would wise up
well thats he government for you

Char said...

Nope not at all, think you hit the nail on the head!

Trappist Monk said...

Sometimes the classroom, with its textbooks, on life-as you put it can be very informative. The information doesnt necessarily have to be swallowed whole. The imagination and thinking power- to appreciate what we do get to learn- are awesome things too.
the drag's really the exam. how does it even matter who's best at remembering?

Gizelle said...

this is what I'm facing right now. >__<

Rheumatologe said...

I guess they iron out any illusion about learning for life.

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