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Are they really how all the stereotypes say so? With drugs and bullying and stuff like that? I haven't ever been to one but I know people and they say it's pretty bad. They live in Miami. What are your experiences?




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Hi I always wanted to know it too. My son is crazy to do a student exchange to the US, but I'm a little worried, american schools seems to be so tough! It's too much competition sad.gif

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"They live in Miami."

 

Well there you have it! I mean that city is crazy. They've got Bay Harbor Butchers, Ice Truck Killers, The Skinner...and then to top it all off they got some guy running around killing all the bad guys, which is awesome.

 

 

 

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At my local high school, a student cut open a teachers throat with scissors. Overall schools are actually pretty tough here.

 

 

Well there you have it! I mean that city is crazy. They've got Bay Harbor Butchers, Ice Truck Killers, The Skinner...and then to top it all off they got some guy running around killing all the bad guys, which is awesome.

 

 

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Hi I always wanted to know it too. My son is crazy to do a student exchange to the US, but I'm a little worried, american schools seems to be so tough! It's too much competition sad.gif

I'm very interested too... and I went to school here.

 

From the sounds of things, I'm glad I want to school when I did. Wanna hear something weird? I went to 3 different public high schools(by choice) and non of them had any bullies. Almost everyone got along. There would be the occasional fight over a chick or something stupid, and that was just a 2 minute fist-ta-cuffs behind the 7-11 after school.

 

 

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Are they really how all the stereotypes say so? With drugs and bullying and stuff like that? I haven't ever been to one but I know people and they say it's pretty bad. They live in Miami. What are your experiences?

Well, yeah. It's Miami.

 

I've generally never had any bad experiences with schooling here, but different strokes for different folks I suppose.

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I used to think my school was okay, until this year when there were at least 10 fights, half the hockey team got busted for marijuana, and someone lit the tampon dispenser on fire, among other things.

 

From what I hear, it's not too much better everywhere else.

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seems like someone got lucky, keeping in mind what DK said...




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School is tough here, and for anyone who says it depends on how ghetto or wealthy the area is, needs to do further researching before proceeding with their typical comments.

 

1. Schools in America are over-competitive, which means starting from high school you need to put your ass straight to work and not think about procrastinating even for 5 minutes.

 

2. The average teen in high school thinks about their social life 80% throughout the day, so make friends with the right people, get ready to defend yourself if some person or group starts making fun of you, and make sure you have lots of friends.

 

3. Bullying is a big part of the high school culture in the U.S, everyone has done it but some do it way more than others. If you fight for any reason, you will get suspended and you might have to show up in court. If you live in a heavily Republican county, expect to have a very politically correct judge, so he or she could be a bitch.

 

4. College look at your high school grades and SAT scores carefully, if you want to go to a good university than get straight A's or high B's. If you screw up two years of high school you will probably end up in Community College before you go to a university.

 

5. Drugs are EVERYWHERE, doesn't matter if the specific place is socially conservative or socially liberal. Teenagers all act like they're socially liberal, I mean you see a girl who claims to be Catholic but she wears short shorts or she puts her shirt above her ass every single day and makes out with 4 different guys a school year.

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Whoa man, if I could remember my high school years, I'd def let you know. But sh*t.

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It really depends on where you go. Everyone, err...everyone knows where I grew up, and it's a middle/upper class place, so the schools were pretty nice.

 

There are bullies and there were students caught smoking weed, and every once in a while the occasional fight in the hallway, but many schools have it a lot worse than mine.

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The schools here in Connecticut are pretty clean. But that's because it's well....Connecticut.

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Yeah I guess the schools here can be pretty bad.

 

The high school I went to used to have some kind of rivalry going on with another school in the area. Not like between football teams or anything like that, but just among the students in general. I even heard times where the students from the other school used to go out searching for kids that went to our school and jump them, and vice versa.

 

Within the school was also kind of scary at times. During certain parts of the year the same kids that would go to other schools to jump their students would also jump students within our school's halls. Luckily I never got jumped by any of their groups, but I also never got myself involved with many of the student's affairs. I wasn't necessarily a loner, but I did keep to my business and never did any mouthing off to anyone. I figured if I never gave anyone a reason to whoop my ass then they wouldn't. It appeared to have worked.

 

One year a riot broke out during one of the lunch periods. It wasn't my lunch so I was in a classroom at the time, so I don't know what the cause of it was, but the school actually had to go into lockdown. After about 30 minutes things settled enough to where we can continue on our normal day. To this day I still don't know what that sh*t was about.

 

It all sounds bad but to be honest, I actually enjoyed my time there. Did I learn anything? Hell no. But I had fun, and I ain't meaning like with drugs or anything, I never got into that. But I made some good friends and played a lot of hacky sack, actually that was the only thing I really did learn there; how to play hacky sack. So even in a 'bad' school there's still fun and good times to have, just don't expect to learn any subjects.

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"They live in Miami."

 

Well there you have it! I mean that city is crazy. They've got Bay Harbor Butchers, Ice Truck Killers, The Skinner...and then to top it all off they got some guy running around killing all the bad guys, which is awesome.

 

 

 

Ah yes....Miami smile.gif

Oh yeah, don't forget porn movie ads falling from the sky. Crazy place man.

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What about private schools?

That's a whole 'nother story. But you wouldn't want to attend a private school, I don't think anyone likes wearing uniforms to school and following bullsh*t rules that doesn't even improve their society.

 

Public school isn't bad, if you're going to come just go to public school. You'll be glad I told you to attend a public school over a private school. So come on and join the club!

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Haha my dad teaches at a university and he said if we move to the U.S, hes going to put me in a private school confused.gif

 

I don't think American schools are much different from ours. Cant say anything about the work though

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Well there you have it! I mean that city is crazy. They've got Bay Harbor Butchers, Ice Truck Killers, The Skinner...and then to top it all off they got some guy running around killing all the bad guys, which is awesome.

 

 

LOL reference from "Dexter"

 

 

Yea I would say the stereotypes are correct for the most part, be prepared to see the pop drama queens try pulling your hair out. >.>

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What about private schools?

Horrible. But for different reasons. I only ever been to public school, but I hear private schools are very strict. They're supposed to do very good academically though, much better than public schools from what I've been told. But lots of bullsh*t rules too, although the public schools I went to had some sh*tty rules as well, but I guess in private schools they enforce them better.

 

In public schools they tried to force uniforms on us. That worked for like 2 weeks before they gave up on pushing that crap on us, only like 20 kids out of I don't know how many 100s of students wore them.

 

 

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School is tough here, and for anyone who says it depends on how ghetto or wealthy the area is, needs to do further researching before proceeding with their typical comments.

 

1. Schools in America are over-competitive, which means starting from high school you need to put your ass straight to work and not think about procrastinating even for 5 minutes.

 

2. The average teen in high school thinks about their social life 80% throughout the day, so make friends with the right people, get ready to defend yourself if some person or group starts making fun of you, and make sure you have lots of friends.

 

3. Bullying is a big part of the high school culture in the U.S, everyone has done it but some do it way more than others. If you fight for any reason, you will get suspended and you might have to show up in court. If you live in a heavily Republican county, expect to have a very politically correct judge, so he or she could be a bitch.

 

4. College look at your high school grades and SAT scores carefully, if you want to go to a good university than get straight A's or high B's. If you screw up two years of high school you will probably end up in Community College before you go to a university.

 

5. Drugs are EVERYWHERE, doesn't matter if the specific place is socially conservative or socially liberal. Teenagers all act like they're socially liberal, I mean you see a girl who claims to be Catholic but she wears short shorts or she puts her shirt above her ass every single day and makes out with 4 different guys a school year.

You're worst than the guy who wrote the movie Kids.

 

In my school experience, a northwest suburb of Chicago, it's nothing really bad. From 1-6th grade I was at a private catholic school. They push you pretty hard. By the time I went to a public school in 7th grade they were teaching things I had learned a year prior. It was a sh*tty neighborhood with poor people, mainly minorities. There were rarely any fights and while there were "gang members" they didn't cause any real trouble. I'm not a huge guy and I'm nice so I never bullied anyone. I rarely saw any bullying, definitely nothing physical.

 

Highschool on the worse side of two for freshman and sophomore year of highschool (ages 15-16/17), same thing. People were more mature so less teasing, and still really no bullying. Sophomore year we did have a lot of fights, but they were all mainly personal with a few gang related. One kid said he was going to bring a gun one day and shoot at a rival gang, never happened. Kind of freaky, but I somewhat knew the kid... we traded Pokemon cards two years prior. I knew he wasn't going to do anything.

 

Last two years of highschool was on the nicer side of town. Barely ANY fights. Some kids kept pulling the fire alarms about 2-3 times a day every day for an entire week. Other than that, still no bullying.

 

As for the students attitudes, no one really wants to be there. People brag about ditching. Drugs are a problem with certain groups of kids, but not most. Even in the worse neighborhoods. Weed is popular. Most mainly drink on the weekends at parties. Sports is a big thing, rivalries, etc. School spirit varies a lot from school to school though. The above post I quoted had one thing right for sure, and it's that teens think about their social life 80%, if not more. Especially with cellphones being so common, I'm sure it's pretty much constant, only paying attention enough to trick the teacher into thinking they're paying attention.

 

 

Overall, high school in America is a joke. Any kid can get by if he shows up to class and half asses any assignments and tests. I pin it down to the horrible structure of it all. Forcing young adults to go to a place so early in the morning until early evening, 8-9 hours of their day gone learning about things they largely have no interested in and won't need to use in the future and won't even benefit them in normal, everyday life. If they treat high school a bit more like college, then it'll improve things a lot.

 

I do want to comment on the teachers. They're a bunch of f*cking losers. Sure there are a few at each school who are really good people, they do their job well. Most are old people who's understanding of things are just not there. Plenty also go on huge power trips and make it seem like you're in a day care, they give you no respect which in turn gets them none, causing huge issues. I shouldn't have to ask to take a piss, and if I do I should not be denied it. Who cares if it's just because I want to get out of class for a few minutes? It's my f*cking grade. It's not their job to police children's learning, it's their job to provide it.

 

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down here in oklahoma

my school is filled with skaters,wangsters,and a few out of everything

a few chunk of people have sex,do drugs,drive without a lisence,and bully people to look cool

and its a damn middle school

saw a girl who gave two guys a handjob IN CLASS! but teacher didn't find out because we were watching a movie and the lights were off

know of girls who passed out from popping pills and were taken home or the hospital

this little c*nt took this flammable flue from the art teacher and spill it all over the restroom and lit it on fire,luckily the principal was right outside the restroom(FAIL bored.gif ) and pulled the fire alarm and put out the fire which was all over the restroom.

People go out usually for one week to a couple of months,and for the stupidest sh*t there is alot of drama

don't go to school in oklahoma.

my math teacher was given an award for the top 5th best teacher of the nation by the way,just tought i'll throw that out there.

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Well I'm not going to live to the US, but you never know, and with the government and all... let's just hope for the best tounge2.gif

 

BTW, I'm talking Middle School here. Experiences? I mean, I'll be on high-school in a bit, but is it really THAT different?

 

Listen about schools down here.

 

1. Public schools are REALLY bad. Like really, they are dirty and just... bad. They are for the poorest people. Basically everyone goes to a private school.

 

2. My school is very relaxed, there aren't many bullsh*t rules or stupid rules.

 

3. Drugs are UNACCEPTABLE. Like if you go to a bathroom and see someone smoking, it's a huge deal.

 

4. People are more... mature, in a way. Like most of my friends from the US are so conscious about themselves and about what people think of themselves. Here people just practically don't give a f*ck. Literally. We don't care who we add on facebook, whose status we comment on, and who we insult. It's just normal here.

 

5. There's absolutely no bullying. Nothing physical, only in parties. Not at school. Only a bit of teasing.

 

6. Teachers are very relaxed. Like if you miss homework, they kind of don't care much. Of course they glare at you and tell you to hand it in the next class, but overall nothing too strict.

 

7. There's no texting. Of course we can, but we don't liked it. For a while we did, but it felt so stupid we went back to calling again. That kind of proves you're not scared to actually talk to the person, instead of hiding behind the little phone's screen.

 

8. Any use of 'lol' 'lmao' or 'rofl' or whatever, is called off as retarded or stupid. Like if you post lol on a post, seriously, then people will probably mock you and make fun of you, but only for a little while, then they'll get bored and forget.

 

9. There's no such thing as long term teasing or bullying. If you do something really stupid but funny, people will laugh for like a day, then get tired and move on. Simple.

 

10. You will not be pressured to do something you don't want to do. If you are offered some type of drug or alcohol, a simple no does the trick. They won't ask why, or start pressuring you on doing it. Sometimes they will be relieved that they don't have to share.

 

11. All girls are greeted with a kiss on the cheek. Now you're probably all like 'Wow!' if you're from NA, but it's completely normal and common down here. It's absolutely worthless if you kiss a girl on the cheek. It doesn't matter, they probably will get a couple other kisses from other guys they greet turn.gif

 

That's pretty much it. Sorry about the long thing but it's for you guys to know how it is here. In my opinion it's way simpler. You basically play by your own rules and are not judged by who you are.

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Are they really how all the stereotypes say so? With drugs and bullying and stuff like that? I haven't ever been to one but I know people and they say it's pretty bad. They live in Miami. What are your experiences?

Never ever had a problem with bullying and don't know anyone who has. Drugs - sure they were all over the place, not surprising is it? There were a few fights here and there, but mostly everyone all got along and was laid back. Even had a Ukrainian kid come into our class. He was cool as f*ck even though you could barely hold a conversation with him. Regardless, I made good friends with him and one day he goes "yeah this school is okay. But there is never any fights." So make of that what you will.

 

In computer class we did nothing but played Counter-Strike for (literally) 3 hours. In History we watched a sh*tload of movies, English was painfully easy. Math was really the only subject that somewhat challenged me.

 

So looking back, my time in high school was a gigantic waste of time. I actually considered just dropping it all once I turned 18 to get my GED so I could get on with getting a proper education, but I endured it anyhow.

 

 

 

 

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Schools before universities are easy stuff. Don't know about private schools since I've never been to one, but if your parents are spending money for you to go to school then the work ethic you'd gain from that would be enough to make it through (actually I heard universities will be easy if you were used to a private school). The worst thing about current educational system in my school district is that there is equal opportunity for everybody, whether it be for the retarded kids (pardon the lack of euphemism... I can't think of one at the moment) or for the smart kids. This just brings the kids with potential down to everybody else's level, and does not provide everyone with what they need.

 

I'd describe my school the same way The Killa did, except we played random stuff like QWOP instead of CS whenever we were in the computer lab. I don't see it as too important; just a stepping stone you gotta cross just because everyone does it. A high school diploma really has less value than a green card for immigrants so I just see High School as something to occupy our time before we get to the age where we can actually do something.

 

 

1. Public schools are REALLY bad. Like really, they are dirty and just... bad. They are for the poorest people. Basically everyone goes to a private school.

Woah you guys are rich.

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Hi I always wanted to know it too. My son is crazy to do a student exchange to the US, but I'm a little worried, american schools seems to be so tough! It's too much competition sad.gif

Make sure you make him play lots of Bully for practice then!

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I was born in NYC, and went to 'inner city' schools. The schools are 99.9999% 'minority' (no asians, though). The good schools are majority white and around the very affluent areas.

 

That being as it is, I always grew with the perception that white schools are miles above majority black/hispanic schools. So hearing all of this kinda shocks me, honestly.

 

Anyway, my school experience was NOT as bad as everyone here, which is even odder for me. My middle schools was relatively small, so that might have had something to do with it.

 

My High School was big, but fights and all that illegal crap were rare. I was in the 'honors roll', so my exposure to all of that might have been minimized somehow.

 

Anyway, I highly doubt what's been stated is the norm. Since this all sounds insanely extreme. Just mind your own business and keep your head low.

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All depends on locale. My high school is pretty rural: my class size was 100. So everyone knew everyone and overall it was a pretty fun experience. In a sense we all feel like brothers and sisters and I still have talk to alot of my classmates through facebook. Coming from a larger Metro area school (Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX) I can say that moving to a rural area was probably the best thing to happen to me. I just couldn't picture myself graduating alongside another 600 people, most of whom I didn't know. It would feel weird.

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I used to think my school was okay, until this year when there were at least 10 fights, half the hockey team got busted for marijuana, and someone lit the tampon dispenser on fire, among other things.

 

From what I hear, it's not too much better everywhere else.

lol it makes my country schools sound like a childplay

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My school was very good. I didn't like everything about it but for the most part I had a time that I do not regret. Wish I tried harder, but meh, still in college nonetheless.

 

We had some awesome art programs and most of the teachers were very knowledgeable about all of their respected subjects. I remember a class where me and the other dudes could bring in our instruments and play blues and jazz as a band (kit and all... the teacher could rock the f*ckin vibraphone)

 

As for the student population, I still get the up and coming generation (They are juniors and seniors now, they were freshmen and sophomores when we graduated) still telling me and anyone else I used to know of from 2007 that we had the coolest class. I honestly can not disagree. We were some f*cking hilarious, chill people. The girls looked great and the weed was potent. High school was the sh*t.

 

Ah... memories. Gonna have to jack off after this stiffy I just developed.

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