I don't hate Learning but I also dont think this school thing works for everyone
youre supposed to sit down and stay quiet
Pay attention and don't talk back to the teachers
listen to what they have to say even if it's
the most boring thing in the world
why would I ever need to know the quadratic formula
if i don't want to be a mathematician?
You're supposed to talk even if you don't feel like it
and get ridiculed by the teacher if you don't know the right answer
because you're not supposed to say what you really think
but what the adult wants to hear.
Youre supposed to ask to use the bathroom
and sign a paper when you do so they can monitor your bathroom use
to make sure it's not too excessive.
And you can't wear some things you'd like
and heaven forbid you expose your shoulders it's inappropriate.
And guys can't wear their hats sideways or sag their pants
because it makes them look like a threat and they think everyone
who walks, talks, moves, and looks differently is suspect to be in a gang.
If they fall because they're pendejos and don't know how to
walk with their pants at their thighs, it's their fault and they know it.
when i go to school I have to tuck my Rosario in my shirt
Y no podemos hablar si los otros creen en Dios
Because it might make other people uncomfortable.
What if I'm uncomfortable they don't let me choose what I want to believe in?
They teach evolution as a facts.
At school you're not supposed to talk about the important questions
like what is your purpose in life, if any.
they fill your head with useless facts and test everyone in the same way
grouping people into categories of advanced, proficient, basic or below basic.
Your treatment depends on what category you fit into.
Mi abuelo siempre me dijo "necesitas poner educación como trabajo,
eso es que van a pagar los cuentas"
and I have been blessed to be able to fit into the the adavanced groups and be treated
with, for the most part, respect for my intellectual capabilities.
But I know kids that drop out because their parents tell them the complete opposite.
They need to find work, and work for their family.
And school doesn't entice them enough, or give them enough reason to stay.
They have to learn things the hard way.
Learning is for everyone, but school is not.