School Testing/ Education

There is nothing actually intelligent about a thousand multiple-choice questions. Even with a little bit of studying a little luck – in high school if you actually attend class I think it would be hard to manage to get below a 60. But that is a more global problem because most teachers don’t have the resources to actually go step by step through each problem or essay. They lack intellectual and/or physical ability. It’s a general problem with teaching. And an insolvable solution. Because there will continue to be a too many kids with not enough teachers. This is why I belong in a small school. I suck at multiple choices because I actually know what I’m talking about – a single definition cannot sum up the entirety of nuclear radiation. You have to know how to balance the equations to prove that you actually have any fucking idea what you’re talking about. But teachers won’t do that. Too much work.

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