Name: Yongho Kim
Grade: 1M C
Theme: my school
Title_name:=(’The Defects and Imperfections of my School’);
Ok. Telling it from the beginning, it’s a disaster. Top to down, there’s no good-working things in this school! :)
Let’s begin with two most elemental needs: food (input and output). Well, at least up to last year, the food input was relatively good. Sometimes there it was faulty and and un-responsible, but that was no matter. Now, simply look. Prices rised up to 25%! Ya, school prices got higher, but that’s comprehensible. But prices for hot-dogs, hamburgers, dishes, and even soft drinks grew up astronomically! Of course, people with round things can easily buy lunch for them., but… the poor students (like us), must resign with a piece of bread? Fortunately we can drink water as much as we wish, but water is not everything -as someone said- for life (and study). Oh, and -I almost forgot- we sometimes receive hot-dogs for lunch. What’s this – selling food costing $500 at $700? And there’s more; chicken from school is really bad – it makes us remember the prehistoric times, when people had to eat dry food because they didn’t more.
Finishing comments about feeding (in this school is feeding) at this point, you might think I’ll criticize our food output system. Nice try. I’m not doing it just because bathrooms are better since last year’s repairs.
So-let’s continue describing the educational system. Really, it seems the well-known educational reform were only bla-bla – there’s no change! Oh, if there is, I prefer not to imagine how was it before (do you understand, right?). So is the problem the the way we receive education can be described very simple: read the text book, teacher dictates the same thing appearing at book, we receive a list of thing entering to the test (the same as the book’s contents), and do the test with the same sentence appearing on book, but the affirmative form changed to interrogative. Result? students studying and (consequently) thinking mechanically. They never try to do something out of the “grates”, simply because noone ordered them to do it. Just to probe what I’m saying, ask to a normal student anything learned from school. If fortunately he remembers, ask the same to other student, and note how many words are different between their answers. Why? when you FELL a TREE, it GOES DOWN.
Ah, and the tests! The test is the perfect harmony between mechanical learning and mechanical answering. The use of any method (torpedoes) for destroying the target (low mark) and copying between students is absolutely normal. I personally listen from two to five requests asking for the answer during a test. The teachers, I suppose, know it but leave them doing that because in case of having a strong vigilance and there’s no copies, the marks will be incredible.
Why the yield is always so low – because students are always just think in parties. We always want to have “a good time” and are real masters in cutting off class’s precious time. We use before-lunch, before-recess, between-classes, and many other times to have free time at school. To my knowledge, the wasted time in school is approx. 2 hours per week. (more, more, more….)
Well, aside all this facts of my school revealed up to now, I’d like to tell you more; but after all, we don’t want absent students for going hospitals-so we’ll cut here.