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There’s a statistic that students in high school have the same anxiety levels as patients in an Insane Asylum in the 1950s. What parents and teachers don’t seem to understand is that the school system has taught us that mistakes are failures. A wrong answer is a sin you must atone to and not human error. There is no “average” in the school district, students are expected to exceed expectations. Parents and Teachers don’t understand that the grade letter for average is a “C”. More than half of my friends would be and/or have been grounded for receiving a C on an assignment, forget a report card. Parents would tell you to stop fooling around and smarten up. Students develop a deep need to impress others because they decide they aren’t good enough. We are expected to not only exceed the expectations but the levels on our mental/emotional/physical health. Students have developed a deep rooted anxiety disorder due to school and perfectionistic tendencies. Even when you give 100% on a assignment there is always that “you could always do better” attitude. I can tell you that 90% of students try their hardest but parents and teacher are still on the sidelines screaming “you can do better”. Education used to be about learning and the hunger for knowledge, but not its about numbers and statistics. Psychology says there are different styles of learning; so why is there standards only accept one type of student?

Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking.

They want obidient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines
And just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.