Graffitti on the Bathroom Wall

There's lots of interesting stuff out there on the internet. This is some of it.

So…the closer I get to the meeting that decides my fate as a teacher, the angrier I get.  The Borough has left me twisting in the wind for two weeks now - waiting to see if I should get another job, or if I am lucky enough to keep the job I busted my ass and paid hundreds of dollars to get.

Those of you that want to be teachers, out there in internet-land?  Reconsider.

I am so pissed off about this whole thing.  I don’t deserve this.  I’m a good person, and I am good at what I do.  That principal had no right to do what she did, and the Borough has no right to keep me dangling like this.  And all of this just goes round and round in my head.  Reasons to beg for my job back.  Reasons to try and put a black mark on the principal’s record, so that she won’t have the carte blanche to do this to anyone ever again (students or teachers).  All it’s doing it making me incoherent with rage.

Fuck this.  I’m going to smoke a cigarette, then watch more Gilmore Girls and day-drink.  Because if I’m going to be perceived as an awful person, I might as well develop the habits to back it up.

I have decided. I’m not going down without a fight.

sofapizza:

sturmtruppen:

the person pretended to be a goat so the goat pretended to be a person

"look here you dumbshit did you forget how to two-leg"

(via ruinedchildhood)

yourroyalpenis:

gaezedkriel:

keylimepie:

accountant-in-a-can:

punkrockluna:

bubblegum-momoi-satsuki:

gouthesupermanager:

flameoflight:

well-metaphoricallyspeaking:

heruut:

i-aint-even-bovvered:

songofages:

Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F

I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?

You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.

Average American Grading Scale:
A+- 97-100
A - 94-96
A- - 90-93
B- 80-89
C- 70-79
D- 60-69
F- 59 and under

And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be
A - 100-93
B - 92-85
C - 84-78
D - 77-70
F - 69 and below

Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier? 

No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?

UK Grading Scale

100-70: A

69-60: B

59-50: C

49-40: D

Below 40: F

next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid

i’m gonna remind you

that our “average” is your “A”

Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up.
Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.

And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.

I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day

File this under the exact reason so many Americans detest going to school.

(via ruinedchildhood)

historical-nonfiction:

Romans had gods for everything. Now, they might not have beaten the ancient Egyptians (who had a god of the sun, the sun’s rays, and the sun disk) but the Romans still approached ludicrousness with their large and continually-expanding pantheon. Take Stericulius, for instance. A god of poop? Really, who needs that? Well farmers for one. Manure is and was essential for agriculture. And in an empire where the majority of the population worked the land, they took manure very very seriously. (I suspect certain invalids with … unfortunate bowel problems … also gave heartfelt prayers and offerings to Stericulius.)

Also -

Well…that was great while it lasted. 

rainbowthundercunt:

I didn’t even wait for all the gifs to load before I reblogged this…

(via professor-bats)

watermel0n-smile:

he just accepts it, not even surprised by it. must happen all the time

(via ruinedchildhood)