one time we got a new kid in fifth grade and he walks right in and sticks his hand under the stapler and staples his hand and just looks at the teacher and goes “I’m going to the nurse” and leaves
Benedict, your face…it’s doing that thing again…
Benedict, what are you looking at ??
I’m 90% sure that most of what was going on in Benedicts head during the oscars was: “OMG OMG I’m at the Oscars! Omg theres U2! OMGawd is that Whoopie Goldberg?! OMG Lupita! DHFDHFGFD I MISSED PIZZA, Why is ellen dressed as the good witch? OMG IM ON STAGE AT THE OSCARS. Conceel, dont feel. OMG 12 YEARS A SLAVE WON! Is that a camera?
I show affection for my pets by holding them against me and whispering I love you repeatedly as they struggle to escape from my arms
That awkward moment when this was in New Zealand as well.
can’t Australia have a moment without new Zealand budding in?
no. FUCK OFF AUSTRALIA, YOU STOLE PAVLOVA
I don’t know what’s going on because I’m American
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!
I’ll get the popcorn
THIS POST PISSED ME OFF SO MUCH
GOD DUCKING DAMMIT NEW ZEALAND NOT EVERTHING THATS OURS IS YOURS TOO.
lil shits you are sometimes.
Can New Zealand and Australia stop fighting long enough to explain to me what the fuck is going on in this ad?
this ad may be showing in new zealand but it’s fricken australian so ill shit on u new zealanders
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
BLESS THIS POST
also filed under: reasons high schools copy homework and cheat
This is also why statistically the vast majority of high school students are significantly sleep deprived, and why home-schooled students are estimated to have, on average, just over 4 years of free time/childhood more than their traditionally educated counterparts over the course of their 12 years in K-12.
The irony is that most parents of traditionally educated kids spend about as much time helping their kids with their homework as homeschool parents spend just plain homeschooling the kids. That means that all that other time they spend in school would, in a homeschool setting, be free time the kid has to explore his/her interests, actually socialize, and be a part of the community. Or, you know, lie around watching the clouds go by or playing video games. And it’s telling that with fewer hours spent being educated, home-schooled students still outperform traditionally educated kids on tests, spelling/geography bees, college admissions, etc. I.e., it’s pretty irrefutable that we waste literally years of kids’ lives to no advantage, purpose or benefit in the name of education.
I’m a supporter of public education to an extent, particularly public educators, but I am not a supporter of the popular model of American education for the above and other reasons. And I think Bush’s No Child Left Behind standards-based education has been a pretty disastrous policy and a failed social experiment. I don’t know any educator who disagrees.
As someone who was homeschooled all the way through from first grade to high school, I appreciate the above comment. It’s nice hearing someone talk positively about it for once.