reply to post by _R4t_
You sound like you were like my son. His passion, though, was apparently sociology. Now, imagine a rather natural sociologist with a high iq in a
regular school setting. By the time he was in middle school, he had made for a very "uncomfortable" situation in the classroom after a teacher had
treated one of his students unfairly. My son debated with the teacher on his actions in a such a manner that the teacher didn't toss him out the
door to the principal's office. Instead, the teacher was forced to defend his actions and debate with my son, losing horrifically. By the end of
the exchange, the teacher admitted fault and the class went into an uproar. Full anarchy. I got called in and it was the funniest thing. The staff
was so uncomfortable as they explained to me what happened and said that, although my son was correct, he was still wrong to have openly questioned
the teacher's actions. To their surprise, both my son and I agreed but afterwards, he and I had a little talk about toning it down a bit and, not
going to lie, a little praise, too.
In his first year of high school, he managed to get the entire cafeteria to worship an orange and give it offerings like a citrus pied piper. Luckily
for him, the staff had already become aware that this kid was very smart and very bored. He slept in class all day, stirring only for tests and when
there was a disturbance in the classroom. They tried so hard to cookie cutter him but he was openly disdainful, debating the validity of being
forced to do the homework assigned when it was clear that he understood all the concepts based on the tests. No great surprise, it wasn't long
before they told me that it was either a. special small magnet school with a completely different learning style and 100 students for three grades or
college. It was a tough decision. He's 17 and about to finish his second year in college. He's likely going to major in sociology--no great
That's what they do today for kids like us. I wasn't any different when I was in high school. Seemingly quiet and shy until an injustice took
place where I quietly contested it. I was also behind some of the most well known pranks in the school such as a little physics experiment I played
with slime made in chemistry and a very large fan. I never got pinned on any of them. When it came time for the all important senior prank, my
graduating class turned to me to come up with something. The funny thing was that the principal guessed that I would be the ring leader on it and
begged me, half assured already, to not do something that would be terribly destructive. I assured him it'd be easily removable and it was.
Hundreds of for sale signs littered the grounds along with carefully worded and appealing ads in the newspaper to great all the parents and the school
board for a graduation function. Carefully worded and appealing ads in the newspaper of a "palatial residence with multiple rooms, large windows,
atrium, very large kitchen and dining area, tennis courts, and full gym (equipment included)" that resulted in the principal taking calls for a
couple weeks from interested buyers. That's right. I tried selling my school and even got the sheriff's department in on it with a promise of
returning the stolen for sale signs the next day.
I think my principal was pretty darn happy to see me go. Honestly though, I have no idea why they sometimes wrote "has issues with authority" on
there. I was a good kid. I just didn't always obey.
It's just funny that they now take kids like us that are troublesome in a cautious way and
isolate them from their peer group either through magnet school or college. At the same time, this does work out for the kid, too. My son has been
very happy to be in college.