Don’t Stay in School

I wasn’t taught how to get a job, but I can remember dissecting a frog. I wasn’t taught how to pay tax, but I know loads about Shakespeare’s classics! I was never taught how to vote they devoted that time to defining isotopes. I wasn’t taught how to look after my health but mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! Never spent a lesson on current events, instead I studied The Old American West. I was never taught what laws there are. I was never taught what laws there are!! Let me repeat,
I was not taught the laws for the country I live in But I know how Henry VIII killed his women! Divorced, beheaded, died,
divorced, beheaded, survived Glad that’s in my head instead of financial advice! I was shown the wavelengths of different hues of light, but I was never taught my human rights apparently there is 30! Do you know them? I don’t. Why the hell can’t we both recite them by rote I know igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock. Yet I don’t know squat about trading stock or how money works at all, where does it come from? How does the thing that motivates the world function? Not taught to budget and disperse my earnings, I was too busy there rehearsing cursive! Didn’t learn how much it cost to raise a kid or what an affidavit is but I spent days on what the quadratic equation is negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared
minus 4ac over 2a That’s insane, that’s absolutely insane! They made me learn that over basic first aid! Or how to recognize the most deadly mental disorders, or diseases with preventable causes or how to buy a
house with a mortgage – if I could afford it ‘cause abstract maths was deemed more important than advice that would literally save thousands of lives but it’s cool, ‘cause now I could tell you if the number of unnecessary deaths caused by that choice was prime. Never taught present day practical medicines but I was told what the ancient hippocratic method is “I’ve got a headache, the pain is ceaseless what should I take?” umm… maybe try some leeches? “Could we discuss domestic abuse and get the facts or how to help my depressed friend with their mental state?” Ummm… no but learn mental maths because “You won’t have a calculator with you every day!” They say it’s not the kids, the parents are the problem Then if you taught the kids to parent that’s the problem solved then! All this advice about using a condom but none for when you actually have a kid when you want one I’m only fluent in this language, for serious? The rest of the world speaks two, do you think I’m an idiot? They chose the solar over the political system So like a typical citizen now I don’t know what I’m voting on which policies exist, or how to make them change (French)”Mais oui, je parle un peu de francais.” (English)”But yes, I speak a little french.” So at 18, I was expected to elect a representative, for a system I had never ever ever ever been presented with. But I won’t take it! I’ll tell everyone my childhood was wasted! I’ll share it everywhere how I was ‘educated’. And insist these pointless things
Don’t stay in school.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. This is honestly so good. I’ve been listening to this over and over again and It’s still amazing! The message is really good too. The school system even sucks at teaching all the useless trash anyway! This comment probably has a lot of spelling punctuation and grammar mistakes in it. I wonder why? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  2. It really just depends on your school. My school has taught me literally everything you said your school didn’t teach you. And I’m only in seventh grade. Some people just don’t listen or learn in school because they aren’t appreciative enough of the fact that we have them. Don’t drop out of school. Find one that teaches your passions. And learn the pointless stuff. Even if it’s boring. It’s an easy way to open up opportunities for you later in life. Boredom is a small price to pay for the job you want.

  3. Preach! And I still have 5 years of s**t in front of me, we need to be taught how to do things that will actually help us when we’re on our own. Can you do your taxes? No but I can tell you what the square root of 20 is.

  4. I hate school. School is the reason why kids are getting bullied the perants and teachers dont realize that and they still want school to go on. School is a** and S***

  5. I know how to calculate 5467432185647321058427 multiplied by 1234555567302 but i don't know how to use a credit card

  6. I'm 39 years old, my partner is 34 and we're both from the UK.
    When comparing our secondary school education there is a noticeable difference in what we were taught due to my education being pre national curriculum.
    I was actually taught useful life skills whereas my partner was only taught enough to pass a test!
    Schooling at present is a joke and I'm personally going to make damn sure my children are equipped to deal with life in the wide open world.

  7. I am currently in high school, and I’ve always had this feeling that what we do in school is pointless. Thanks to this video, you’ve open my eyes and made me realize that this isn’t what I want in life. So I will now be perusing my dreams

  8. The syllabus is stupid it was invented ages ago for jobs that won't exist in a few years. I asked why we are being taught about Shakespeare and my teacher said "well some kids will want to write plays when there older" so I said "everyone Raise your hand if you want to write plays" no one raised their hands.
    Also in maths I ask why we were learning what we were learning (I don't remember what is was) and the teacher said you won't have a calculator on you every day and then 5 minutes later noticed I didn't have my calculator on me and got pissed so I said "well we won't have a calculator on us every day so I might as well not bring it to class if I won't have it in real life".

  9. 17 year old me reacting to this well everybody knows what taxes are and cars and drivers license boy in a band this Dave is his name Dave I think so he is just a really dumb an okay because first of all I learned what taxes are when I was 3 years old and well I didn't really listen to the song so I'm just I only listen to like 45 seconds so what because this is this is because this is why I didn't listen to the full song because right it's I don't I don't really understand this song saying don't stay in school which everybody should stay in school because kids stay in school I am in 11th grade stay in school okay please stay in school everybody because well I don't know but you should still stay in school kids any age except if you're in college he was probably a college dropouts and check out my YouTube channel subscribe everybody subscribe please I only have one subscriber and then and I think that's my sister so please subscribe he was probably a College Dropout repeat he was probably a College Dropout I'm sorry that this is so long

  10. Teacher: Why can't you be more like Johnny? Top of the class, studies for every test. The kid's got a bright future.
    Johnny 10 years later: (works at McDonalds as a janitor)

  11. #BoyinadArmy
    Make a video with romeo and pewdiepie

  12. I swear, this hit hard. I've been told by everyone in my life to keep my ambitions as 'a hobby' because 'Art wont pay' . So, why dont I learn it in school so I can find a well-paying job that WILL PAY? Because schools dont teach art. They teach cursive, and being silent while the teacher talks. To not express your opinion because you'll be sent to the dean's office. This is why people have jobs they hate, because they weren't taught things they were interested in.

  13. What makes me happy is that my school program (I'm homeschooled) FINALLY made a class that gives you financial advice and how to make a bank account.

  14. For some reason, this song is the reason I know the quadratic equation. Negative b plus or music the square root of b squared minus 4 ac over 2 a .

  15. I totally agree, but until schools do this this video helped me learn the quadratic formula at 11 so yeah intellectual

  16. My school is expelling me,now you might think "wow you are such a horrible person" but the reason why I'm getting expelled is because a kid changed my sisters icon photo on google so my sister did the same,she was reported as "cyberbulling" and got expelled. We asked then why are you expelling her too? (I did nothing) they simply said because "she might be influenced by her sister" I'm 11, wow they can't deal with something as simple as that, I don't have any other school as a choice because I cant speak the main language so I go to a international school,and theyre are 2 international schools where I live, now the other school wasn't in budget and wow they would do that because of a simple inconvenience it's absolutely insane! Now I have to deal with my mom not caring for me because she thinks I'm horrible and I have to deal with hell because she keeps on bringing that to her friends and making stuff up,now my sister wasnt affected at all as she was the absolute favorite

    Let's thank my school on completely ruining my life and connection with my N-mom

  17. Teacher: Ok kids today we learn about division

    Students:learns division all day

    Also Teacher:never covers division again

  18. I have an English teacher who showed us this video on the first day of school. He told the district that he was doing after school tutoring. He actually teaches stuff that isn’t in the curriculum. Stuff that we actually need to succeed in life. He’s been doing it for three years and is just praying he doesn’t get caught.

  19. I do really good in school, but I could go on and on how much I agree with you. And I 100% believe that being taught about politics and who to vote for should be put as a priority over learning Shakespeare, especially for people in America, even though the votes don't even seem to matter because of the fucking electoral collage. And PDH (the part about mental and physical health specifically) should be taken more seriously, health is extremely important. Also, as the last subject, but MOST important that HAS to be taught immediately is the environmental issues. Like rubbish, Global warming and pollution.
    These, with no exception, MUST be taught in every school, and subjects like Maths, Creative mediums, English and history, should 100% become electives sooner than just 10th or 11th grade.

  20. I grew up and went to school in Belarus… If this is the education system in the U.S. I'm sorry for you. We had a separate class that taught us first aid, laws, rights, the affects of alcohol and drugs, to not trust people on the enternet, what to do during natural disasters, what to do if your KIDNAPPED, what to do during a SHOOTING, what to do during a BOMBING, cooking, cleaning, sewing,and how to recognize mental illnesses. In middle school, we had after school classes about finances, banking, and how to find a stable job. We wrote fake resumes and so on.

  21. We had a seminar about our human rights ……… it ended up them telling us that "we are taking advantage of them" "how lucky we are" "AND HOW UNGRATEFUL WE ARE" now imagine you as a 12 years-old hearing that like I thought your going to tell us about our right. I don't even know what my rights are

  22. Somebody tell me how I have all A's but have no idea my human rights, medicines, mental illnesses, political parties etc..

  23. My school teaches how to vote right… and how to care for health… and the current events in my country…

    So i have no idea what school you went too ._.

  24. Everything your saying… my school already made a bunch of programs about it and telling kids to always put health first…


  25. You should make a long awaited part 2 on the fucked up college system and how it's basically people getting milked their whole lives paying for the education that they can't do shit with without experience..

  26. I hate when i complain about how the school system doesn't teach how to do basic things as an adult, and the response i get is ''oh your parents should teach you that.'' well my parents 1. don't have time to teach me that because theyre working trying to pay bills. 2. theyre in debt so if anything theyre teaching me what not to do

  27. "They say it's not the kids, but the parents are the problem, then if you taught the kids to parent that's the problem solved, then!"

  28. I showed every teacher i had this song and its actually starting to change. My social studies teacher started talking about more present things and my math teacher started teaching us how to pay our taxes. They agree with your views And so do i

  29. School: We teach you to get a job.
    me: Nice I want to be a magican.
    School: OK lets start with the structure of medicin and history of religion

  30. Hey look! The school system’s actually improving!

    -taught how to take interviews and took a pretend job at a kid version of a town (I was a Judge) in 5th
    -we learned how to pay tax and how to use credit cards/deposit in 5th
    -we had two people visit our class to learn how the voting system worked in 4th
    -we learned/wrote a summary of whatever was happening in the world (or example, I wrote about the whole trump situation last year)
    -we also learned about how to help an illness you could have by looking at your symptoms and what medications you would need in 4th
    -also we were taught how to help your mental state, but that didn’t really help me now did it xD
    -also I took an entire different class on investing in stocks in 5th

    honestly that’s all I remember, but hey! it’s getting better I guess.

  31. James: I’ll head to class, try my best on every test ‘til I pass! And my grades are screaming in my face AAAAYYYY

    David: 98% of you what you learn is a waste

  32. You know that kids might change their opinion of school cause of you and might drop out and that could destroy their future career so I would say that if you want a more secured future with a decent economy or higher so stay in school #stayinschool

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