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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.

nirvananews
nirvananews:

"Feminism means women controlling their own lives, and me not standing in their way by being a male. It’s not so much of an ideal as a sense. It doesn’t seem like there’s such a thing as a recognizable feminist movement like there was during the seventies, more a collective awareness. It’s in the way you live your life. Being aware of not offending women, but not so you become paranoid that you can’t feel comfortable in a woman’s presence. Sexist jokes are harmless as long as you’re aware of them. I kind of respect people who go out of their way to act like an asshole when they’re really intelligent though, it’s a nihilistic statement, like they’re saying there’s no point in trying to be a human anymore because things have gotten so out of hand. It’s a very Punk Rock attitude. I’m not talking about sexism, but that kind of negative attitude when you’re no longer able to appreciate passion or beauty." - Kurt Cobain, 1992.

nirvananews:

"Feminism means women controlling their own lives, and me not standing in their way by being a male. It’s not so much of an ideal as a sense. It doesn’t seem like there’s such a thing as a recognizable feminist movement like there was during the seventies, more a collective awareness. It’s in the way you live your life. Being aware of not offending women, but not so you become paranoid that you can’t feel comfortable in a woman’s presence. Sexist jokes are harmless as long as you’re aware of them. I kind of respect people who go out of their way to act like an asshole when they’re really intelligent though, it’s a nihilistic statement, like they’re saying there’s no point in trying to be a human anymore because things have gotten so out of hand. It’s a very Punk Rock attitude. I’m not talking about sexism, but that kind of negative attitude when you’re no longer able to appreciate passion or beauty." - Kurt Cobain, 1992.