SO. The start of my first semester at a university:
1) The bookstore bleeds roughly $300 out of my veins (after we paid the full tuition), including up to a 200-page book with microscopic font size written by my own professor pertaining to something I could not give even half a shit less about. And I couldn't get this until four weeks before the final exam.
2) The health department makes me do about six or seven miles of walking all over campus just to get my records taken care of, since the buildings I had to go to were so far away from one another.
3) The theater department screws me over for my practicum by double-scheduling my activities.
4) My adviser, after last visiting told me that I had enough hours to graduate promptly, now tells me I have to cram in another year, mentioning classes I had to take that she didn't before.
5) I was placed on hold for enrolling next semester because of a stupid mandatory alcohol education course everyone at and under 22 had to take online, and a bunch of chimpanzees wearing ties and glasses were in charge of the records.
Fuck the school system, I'd rather get my education in a cave.
I don't really mind learning... I mean, some stuff (well actually a lot) seems quite tedious to me but yeah. But for the most part, I don't like school. I just hate how they pile on all this homework and expect you to get it done in like one night and you also have to study for tests and sleep a good amount so you aren't super tired when you wake up at 6 AM the next day... Oh and let's not forget some of those annoying people you encounter in school, like the obnoxious/judgmental kids in your classes.
American school system is a joke. At least in my state, tests are the ONLY thing that matters. They almost got rid of Art & Music classes this year (of course sports are never threatened...) and as an 8th grader, I have almost no opportunity for art classes. I had to quit chorus for the chance to take art every other day for 30 minutes a day for one semester. Our teachers are forced to "teach to the test", rather than teach to spark interest, creativity, and actual learning! I love learning, but I can't say I'm doing much of it in school.
I enjoy school, and seeing all my friends, and my teacher rules, but I am a very bad sleeper and my lack of sleep gets in the way a lot with my learning. I try my best but most of the time I'm half asleep by the end of the day. It reflects poorly on me and a lot of other teachers give me the "You don't try hard enough" look.
Bragging sucks but here goes. I'm in the midst of research papers and exams in university, but a remark my teacher made in class has led me to conducting my a research paper of my own. It's difficult to work on it with so much else at hand, but I feel like this independent learning could prove to be very useful. Learning's one of the best things about life, don't let teachers ruin it.