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Originally posted by the news paper man, edited by his English teacher
It has come to my attention that teachers and the school board have been running out of things to teach in HS. I’m in 11th grade and in math and English I have been learning the same things over again. I don’t know about you, but, to me, it is getting annoying. Back in 7th grade I learned about lines, rays, angles, slopes, and much more. Today I’m in geometry and I’m not learning anything new. Every year in English, I always learn about grammar. Okay, I understand that we need grammar, but come on people; we don’t need to learn it every single year. It is basic English. I think that is why more teens are dropping out of school in this past year. Don’t call it stubbornness or pressure. It is because school is getting more and more boring. Science and social studies are classes that you can learn something different in, because history always changes, and scientists are always finding something new about plants, animals and space.
That said, there's a lot of repitition in high school courses largely because the teachers, at least in public schools, have to teach to the lowest common denominator. In English courses, for example, in most large school districts the teachers can't just assume that all of their students are familiar with basic grammar rules
Originally posted by Frosty
1980s: A farmer sells a bag of potatoes for $10. His production costs are $8, and his profit is $2. Underline the word "potatoes" and discuss with your classmates.