11 things schools do not and will not teach our kids

By Friday, November 19, 2010 2 No tags Permalink 0

This should be posted in all schools and work places

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. he talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car and a phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it is not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop to go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. chances are you’ll end up working for one.

If you agree, pass this on.
If you can read this, thank a teacher!

2 Comments
  • frompdxwithlove
    November 20, 2010

    [New Post] 11 things schools do not and will not teach our kids – via #twitoaster http://frompdxwithlove.com/5093/blog/11-

  • Malin Freeman (MomtheBomb13)
    November 20, 2010

    Holy Cow Sofia!!! ROFL!!! It’s me, your long-lost-stalker-sister-who-so-crappily-has-neglected-you-but-never-stopped-thinking-fond-thoughts-of-you-during-her-ongoing-(and-continuing)-ordeals-including-home-building-from-scratch-and-pink-eye-and-aliens-that-must-be-taught-to-take-standardized-tests….Malin! Please forgive…if you stop by my blog (if you haven’t blacklisted me forever…wimper…say it ain’t so, PLEASE), you’ll find out why I’ve been MIA for so long (although I left out the more somber, unfun part of the depression I’ve been battling…it’s just too…depressing…;)). I can’t help but think it’s good karma that you posted this so recently and it’s the one I was drawn to…I PROMISE you, I have this EXACT poster hanging up in my classroom AS WE SPEAK. No kidding. For real! I’m gonna have to look back over your past posts to find out how you’ve been and what you’ve been up to and I hope (and pray) to hear from you sometime soon. For now, I’m off to grade papers (I know, try not to be jealous) and clutterbust some old magazines and other papers that are driving me batty. TA-TA-FOR-NOW! Much Love to You My Dear!
    Malin
    MomtheBomb13