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Irish Teen Punished After Refusing To Have Her Culture Exploited In American High School

Moving from one school to another one is always a huge step. It's never fun to be the new kid. What's even harder is moving from one school to another one in a completely different country. Now, not only are you the new kid, but you're the new kid with a new accent and a new culture that you suddenly have to become the representative for.

Americans and foreigners have an interesting relationship. Firstly, a lot of Americans consider everyone to be a foreigner, even when they are living in their own country. Sometimes it can be difficult to move past stereotypes when trying to learn about someone else's background. It is a good thing to celebrate other people's cultures, and ask them questions with an open mind, but we need to understand that sometimes people just don't want to share.

Irish Teen Punished For Refusing To Have Her Culture Exploited In American High School| thumbnail text - AITA because I don't want to share my Irish culture with my American classmates? My (16F) family and I recently moved from Dublin, Ireland, to a small town in the South of the United States, a real "Bible Belt" town where it seems they don't get a lot of "foreigners" like myself and my family.
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Teen Reports Teacher For Ordering Her To 'Control Her Period' During Zoom Class

Having a period has always been something that holds women back since men are unable to fully understand how they work. For whatever reason, it is still a cringy topic to bring up and girls are still expected to hide their tampons in their sleeves as they excuse themselves from class.

For this teen though, that wasn't even an option. Even in Zoom High School, some teachers still refuse to let their kids 'leave' to go to the bathroom. I guess power-hungry teachers have found new ways to make their students' lives miserable. Refreshing, isn't it?

The 16-year-old eventually reported her teacher and realized that he may lose his job. Now she's asking if she's an A-hole on Reddit for potentially jeopardizing his career. What do you think?

Teen Reports Teacher For Ordering Her To 'Control Her Period'| thumbnail photo - AITA for reporting my teacher and potentially getting him fired? My (16f) school requires us to keep our cameras on during the entire class. If we need to use the restroom we are supposed to privately message our teacher and ask to leave. I have absolutely no issue with these rules as I understand that online teaching is hard and you have to make sure everyone is attentive during classes.
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4th Grader Punished With Zoom Detention, Mom Says It's Ridiculous

Most of us can't really imagine what it's like to be a young child in zoom-school. Personally, I could barely focus in regular grade school. On a computer in your own home, there are a million distractions that could take your attention away at any moment. In general, nobody argues that it is the ideal learning environment, but it is the best that we can do until this bizarre time passes. However, it is important that teachers realize not everything can be perfectly moved over to zoom. Sure, we can do read-aloud, quizzes, projects, but... detention? This one might be taking it a step too far.

4th Grader Punished With Zoom Detention, Mom Says It's Ridiculous| thumbnail text - Uju Anya @UjuAnya My child got sent to Zoom detention for not paying attention in Zoom 4th grade. Email said here's the link to access the room to serve detention. I swear l'm trying so hard to take this life seriously. 7:19 PM · Apr 6, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 32K Retweets 3,702 Quote Tweets 341.1K Likes
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Teachers Unveil Times Students Had Obvious Crushes On Them

Everyone has had a crush on a teacher or professor at one point. It's inevitable. However, have you ever really thought about whether the teacher can tell, and if they can... how do they deal with it? Are they flattered and play along with it? Or do they try to straight-up ignore it?

I suppose it depends on the age of the student, and how extreme the crush is. It's not the kind of thing a teacher would want to get out of hand. Still, I bet there are some wholesome and hilarious stories out there.

Teacher's Unveil Times Students Had Obvious Crushes On Them| thumbnail text - almostahermit 1 year ago· edited 1 year ago A S) I had a student ask me if I was married...yes. This was followed by, "but are you happily married?" I started teaching way too young. 29.1k Give Award Share Report Save
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Outrage After Male Teacher Sends Teen Home Due To 'Distracting' Turtleneck Dress Combo

There has always been a double-standard for girls and boys when it comes to dress-codes. In every student handbook, there are about ten pages reserved for girls: No bra straps showing, no skirts above the pinky finger, no collarbones, no leggings, no backs showing — I could easily go on for several paragraphs.

When you finally get to the boy section: No swear words on shirts, no hats... and that's basically the extent of it.

I was under the impression that school systems were changing and people were finally understanding how unfair it is to put the responsibility on the girls to make sure the boys don't get 'distracted.' But apparently we're still not there yet. And, apparently, it's not just the students who find it distracting. Ew.

Teen Gets Sent Home By Teacher For Wearing A Turtleneck Deemed 'Distracting'| thumbnail text - OM AM I DISTRACING, YOU WITH MY MIDRIFT My Eduction MY EDCATON IS MORE IMMODNT THWN LAT I WEAR
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People Confess Worst High School Reunion Stories

I wonder who started high school reunions. Is the purpose of them just so people can show off how successful they are? Is it a chance for the kids to show that they've glowed up? What happens if you didn't? It could be really fun I suppose. I bet there are a lot of throwback songs and reignited love triangles. Who doesn't love a little drama in a school gym?

People Confess Worst High School Reunion Stories| - thumbnail text - NorthHame 9 years ago At my twenty year reunion I managed to finally down a fifth of whiskey in front of everyone, but the woman I liked still ended up with the douche she was hoping to run into at the reunion instead of me. 145 Give Award Share Report Save
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People Confess Their Most Inappropriate Crushes

Crushes are harmless, right? I mean, if someone is genuinely interested in pursuing things with someone would they still refer to them as their 'crush'? It was definitely a phrase that was passed around much more often in grade school. But I suppose adults still get crushes, and then the only difference is they can actually marry their crush, like even that day if they were feeling it.

People Expose Their Most Inappropriate Crushes| Thumbnail text - All my local fireman. My mother quoted at age 4 before went on Girl Scout tour local fire department going make firemen leave their wives Peak my confidence.
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Redditors Unveil Wacky Sex-Ed Misunderstandings Which Failed Them

Believe it or not, not all sex ed's are created equal. Some school districts have their teachers skim over all the juicy stuff and preach abstinence, while others will force their poor teachers to get into all the nitty-gritty details and answer each and every question. I remain slightly scarred from my sex-ed course since we were forced to watch a 35-minute slide show of every kind of STI, on every kind of genital, oh and right after our lunch period.

People Unveil Their Wacky Sex-Ed Misunderstandings Which Failed Them| Thumbnail text - Ectophylla_alba 3 months ago @2 Teacher hit a girl in the face with a dildo. We did not learn how to put on condoms that year. 14.0k Reply Give Award Share Report Save
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Women Reveal Their Cringiest Mansplaining Experiences

Isn't it great how men know everything? It's actually such a wonderful thing. We don't have to think at all. Don't know how to put on a bra? Don't ask your mom! Ask a man! Any man really should be fine, they're all experts. Ceos of everything. We honestly owe them all a big thank you!

But seriously, why do men do this? Sure if you are a certified gyno, please tell me about my reproductive system, otherwise, STAY IN YOUR LANE BRAD!

15 times men just could not hold back from mansplaining| thumbnail text - charismatic gay ghost @TheBrightgeist May 17, 2017 Replying to @NicoleFroio Writing on evolution & gender for my masters in bioanthro at Cambridge; a man incorrectly explained natural selection to me, cited wikipedia 9. 27 30 O 212
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Awkward Yearbook Photos Too Cringy For Words

Try and cast your mind back to that day when you were forced to sit on a stool and smile in front of an awkward backdrop for your yearbook photo. Yeah, mine's not a great memory either. But as bad as yours or my yearbook photos looked, I can almost guarantee it wasn't as bad as any of these people's. Scroll through this collection of possibly the worst yearbook photos ever to have been captured, and be thankful you won't have to deal with this level of embarrassment for the rest of your lives!

awkward yearbook photos which are super cringy | thumbnail three images of yearbook photos
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Tweets From Parents Describing The Horrors Of Homeschooling Hell

For some reason unknown to me, some parents voluntarily homeschool their kids. To each their own, but for the most part, the majority of parents happily send their young ones off to school every morning so that they can go to work, do the housework, or have a couple of hours of peace. However, most parents have had to homeschool their kids over the past year, beyond regular homework checks. The pandemic has turned the average parent into a less than average teacher, and they aren't happy about it. These hilarious tweets show the difficult reality of what it's like to homeschool your kids and why so many parents just gave up.

funny tweets from parents about homeschooling hell | thumbnail Text - Dr. Carolyn Jess-Cooke/C.J. Cooke @CJessCooke 000 Anyone struggling with homeschooling should know that, despite having a PhD in Literature and having published 12 books, I only learned what a fronted adverbial was when my 8 year old's teacher said he doesn't use enough of them in his written work. 5:15 AM Jan 13, 2021 Twitter Web App
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Dad Trolled After Tweeting About His 'Smart' Home-Schooled Kids

Every parent thinks their children are the smartest, the cutest, and the overall best humans on the entire planet. And ironically, bragging parents are among the worst people on the entire planet and they all need to be shipped to an island somewhere where they can fight to the death over whose child can recite the alphabet backward before even being born. One father took to Twitter to brag about his children's intelligence, slam the public school system, and promote his new book. Needless to say, it didn't go down very well with other parents or teachers. Follow below to see how he was mercilessly trolled. 

dad trolled home school bragging twitter smart teacher kids | Adam Lane Smith @TheBrometheus My wife and never baby talk our kids use full sentences and wide vocabulary including complex words. My son is 3 and can carry full conversation. Adults at family gatherings are shocked at his social aptitude. My daughter isn't even 2 and she uses 4-syllable words.
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Sex-Ed Horror Stories From Teachers And Students

Everyone remembers their sex-ed in school. Or, in some people's cases, their lack thereof. Whether it consisted of your PE teacher awkwardly putting a condom on a banana or your biology teacher told you that sexual contact of any kind was a sin that you'll burn in hell for, I'm betting it was pretty uncomfortable. These real, sex-ed horror stories from students and teachers show how painfully awkward the topic is and how badly schools can f*ck it up when it comes to teaching teir students about such an important topic.

Sex ed horror stories from teachers and students | thumbnail Text - AlsoIHaveAGroupon 1.7k points · 24 days ago We did a thing in 9th grade where anyone could write down a question anonymously. One was about average penis size. This was in the early 90s, so that wasn't something we could just google. The sex ed teacher, who was highly trained at coaching football but probably not at sex ed, told us "between 7 and 9 inches." Probably every guy nervously glanced around the room and tried
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Teachers Of Reddit Reveal The Difference Between 2000, 2010 And 2020 Students

The past few decades have brought change at a rapid rate; with the development of technology, children today live a totally different life to those who were born even two decades ago. And one group of people who sees this shift over time, are teachers. The teachers of Reddit have shared the biggest differences between 2000, 2010, and 2020 students. Scroll through for their insight into the changing generations right before our eyes. 

teachers reveal difference students 2020 2000 2010 time change school | 2000 Please stop passing notes 2010 Please stop texting 2020 Seriously streaming Netflix right now?"
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Most Disturbing Things People Saw At School

School should be a safe place, where students go to study during the day in peace. But between the fighting teenagers, kids daring each other to do stupid stuff, and the general way that school kids fool around thinking they're invincible, accidents are bound to happen. An AskReddit thread asked people to share the disturbing things they witnessed at school and some of them are pretty bad! 

AskReddit school disturbing stories students past true story nsfw | "A kid jumped over balcony try and beat rush on mashed potato day. He broke both his legs. Did not get his potatoes."
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Cool Teachers Who Make School Look Awesome

The difference between a positive and a less than ideal school experience is often down to the teacher you have. A subject that is usually deathly boring (maths anyone?) can be brought to life by an enthusiastic teacher, and make their students love the subject. We've found some teachers who certainly have that passion and we only wish we had teachers like when we were in school.

cool teachers school student awesome | Shoutout to Mr Johnston for making pb&j for his kiddos who didn’t eat breakfast before our AP test this morning
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