I've realised that we're not united at all
April 19, 2013 3:01pm CST
I don't know how it's in other countries,but here,in schools, teachers tell us to be a united group, when they talk about our class. We're still working at this because we've meet just in the last year, when we began high school. In our country, if you're not present at a class[/hour/lesson] you're noted as absent, and many absences can affect your marks . Sometimes, some teachers don't put absences if a whole class is absent[/a whole class has ditched]. For many times since last year me and some class mates have argued with the majority of the class[colleagues] who wanted to ditch together some classes,and we opposed. At those times they said to us, who where opposing to ditching, :''We should be more united!'' or''If we agreed to ditch the classes together, let's be united and don't return to school after we leave''...and things like this. In the most of the times they were referring to me, the one who was opposing to ditching more than others. These weeks the Minister of Education accepted to give us 2 more days of Easter holiday, with the condition to recover those 2 days this Saturday and next Saturday. Usually we don't go to school on Saturday, so this announcement came very..strange to us... To go at school in our free days... Anyways..after asking some teachers and discussing about this, our class decided to not go tomorrow[Saturday] at school, because even in the case we'll get some absences we have 5 motivations per semester, signed by parents, which can ''delete'' our absences,so we can use those to motivate our absences. When I arrived at home, my mom asked me if I go to school tomorrow, and I told her that my class agreed to not go tomorrow to school. She got mad about this[she was teacher, so... :( ] and went to ask my neighbor, who is also my classmate... Before she left,I was thinking that it's not even a collapsibility that C[my classmate-neighbor] could say that we go to school, because she was in class when we've discussed..but..what I forgot is that...me and others were in a corner when we've talked[whispered because a teacher was in class], and C was in another corner talking with another classmate... The result was like a bomb in my face.. Mom returned at home with a bigger anger than before, because C told her :'' I haven't heard anything about not going to school. We haven't discussed anything about this. I'm going to school tomorrow.'' . Now I have to go at school..and..my mom thinks that I want to ditch school and that I began to lie her :(... My conclusion is that from now on I think I'll not agree anymore with what others will say...I know my classmates will be mad on me, but....this will be better I think. Now I've read on facebook that more classmates decided to go at school... If I wouldn't have had a facebook account, what would I've done? They change their minds too easy, and they don't respect our agreements ... Have something like this happened to you too? Sorry for the long story, but right now I'm very sad and I don't have whom to talk about this :(.
• Rome, Italy
19 Apr 13
i think you should not listen to your classmates who do not want to attend the classes. the purpose you are enrolled in school is to learn. how can you do this if you cut classes or are absent? i think you're also misinterpreting what your teacher said about class unity. i'm sure she didn't mean that the class should be united in doing something wrong. don't be swayed by your classmates. do what you think is right.
19 Apr 13
No, it's not me who's misinterpreting what our teacher said about unity... It's them,because they always say this tome when I want to stay at school instead of ditching... The thing it's... I don't ditch, just rarely when the teacher allows us to go or we announce the teacher that we'll go... But my parents don't understand this. It's my first time when I did/I wanted to do something like this, and they already think that I lie and I'll ditch a lot from now on... Now they've agreed to go tomorrow at school to ask my class mates and teachers what was that agreement made with my class. Thank you for your answer, from now on I'll do what I think it's right even though sometimes this is hard .
• United States
20 Apr 13
students don't make the rules about when and when not to go to school where i live. when i was in school if one was to lay out of school too much the police would come knocking at the door and take you to school. this is dangerous in my opinion for students your age to decide when and when not to go to school since your all not old enough to be responsible. you sound like your trying to be responsible at the least by deciding to disagree with just about all your classmates and stay in school. i really don't see how where you go to school can learn enough to make good grades and be successful later on when students have the say like that. i know a big chunk of students would be absent if they decided to make the rules on when and when not to go where i went to school. i personally don't think i would of even graduated high school if i and other students had that type of say. i also think your mom has every right to be angry about this situation. wheres the stability when it comes to all this? how are you all going to learn enough? whats the outcome of this years down the road?
20 Apr 13
lol i think school days are the best in ones life and indeed when we are children we dont like school that much but when we grow old and time passes away we start to miss school days. Every child love the day he / she skips school lol every one enjoys thats atleast i enjoy missing school for one or two days in a month thats kinda fun. And what yoyr friends did by breaking the agreement its not a big deal u friends can make a plan to skip school another day.
• United States
19 Apr 13
you are right. now a days people are not united at all. the students obviously wanted to make a statement together, but with a majority of people going to school, obviously it won't work. so, nothing changes and the system wins. it's a shame that people don't have a mind of their own. this is why people don't protest now a days. we are all just a bunch of robots to the system. you story goes to show that.