Never Taught Anything

Dear Not Teaching Anything (important):

Thank you for torturing my life along with many other students’ lives. Your books are so unnecessary. Everything they are supposed to teach me will not help me the rest of my life. When am I ever going to need to talk about a zebra and their “pijamamas”, wandering storks and monkeys potato dipping habits again? I have learned this specific language since I was 4 and still, I don’t know grammar or how to use past or future tense. The subjects taught in these books are irrelevant and should not be taught.

Aren’t the books supposed to be finished before we are given a test? I still have 20 pages left in my book. Each class and each level should have their test on the book only after they finish the entire book. Personally I do not think that the specific test date is compulsory.

The stories that we analyze are so frivolous. Do you think that I have no other classes? The amount of homework I have for this one subject is absurd. I spend 20 minutes trying to figure out what one word means. I end up having to write the entire essay on Google translate just to get it in on time. Also, typing in this language is no easy task. You expect us to be able to write 5 pages when it takes me 5 hours to write one sentence.

Sincerely,

Teen Drama Queen

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To the Management of the State of Which I Reside

To the Management of the State of Which I Reside:

I am completely aggravated with the traffic lights in this city. Today I was able to experience sitting at a light, waiting, for 20 minutes. Now this light is not far from my school, it is actually the light that turns, left into my school’s parking lot. Let me just tell you, I was late to school. Not only was I late, but also I would have been early if the light stayed green for more than 2 seconds. Two seconds isn’t even enough time for one car to go.

Another reason I was unable to make the left turn was because of the awful drivers in this state! I blame the accidents, the cell phone usage and the traffic on YOU. Do you think that 6 mandatory (for only people under the age of 18) hours of driver’s education is enough? No Way! It took me 4 hours of lessons driving to be comfortable on the boulevard in this city. Not only is the 6 hours too short, but also drivers’ education should be mandatory for ALL AGES. The horrendous drivers in this state are not just teenagers. The blame is put on you for the following reason: you made the driving test the easiest test anyone has ever taken.

One more thing I would like to discuss is the freeway situation. Was there a better time of the year that you could tear down and reconstruct parts of the freeway. Thank you for doing it at night, but honestly it still does not change the awful traffic that this situation has caused.

Please take in to consideration all the points I have shared with you.

Sincerely,

Teen Drama Queen


 

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Summer Stress Makers

To the (summer) stress makers,

Summer is a time for students “to relax and also to take a break from other childhood stresses associated with school such as peer pressure, cliques, bullying, and the pressure of heavy loads of schoolwork and homework.”

Summer is not meant for schoolwork, but for a break. By giving me summer homework, you are taking away my break. Don’t you think that 3 books, 3 packets and a few essays is a little too much work to do during my summer? The last month of my summer, I spent in my room doing my homework, and I still didn’t finish all of it. I am a slow reader, writing by hand takes me a long time, and it is all just plain boring. I didn’t even have time to see my friends because I was doing homework.

Now I expected that in my classes, we would go over the summer homework during at least the first few classes, but no. In ALL my classes, we had a test on the summer assignments, but never went over the concepts learned or the themes we read. Let me just tell you something: I DID NOT LEARN A SINGLE THING BY “TEAHCING” MYSELF, ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER.

One thing I learned this summer- what it is like to have STRESS!

Thanks for ruining my summer and creating stress,

Teen Drama Queen

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