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Old 02-23-2009, 06:23 PM
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Honestly, it's really not any different here. Generation Y (kids born 1980 and after) expects the world to give them things for free. In fact, my cousin, who's in college right now, said his college professors actually tell students they should demand things from their future employers. Stupid things such as cell phones, laptop computers, PDA's, etc. and they should also expect to make $5000-$20,000 more per year than the normal pay rate. They feel entitled to these demands because college is more expensive and students are in school for 5 years now instead of 4. Well, the number of credits to graduate hasn't changed, students have just gotten lazier by taking less credits per semester.
Those lazy bass turds!
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:38 PM
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Those lazy bass turds!
I agree! Those bloody professors and students!
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:42 PM
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damm you Americans and your stereotypes!

See do all of you believe that us English have bad teeth as well?!

Because my Girlfriend informs me that whenever someone finds out she is dating an Englishman, the first question they ask, "How are his teeth"!

I never knew you lot percieved us like that!

As for this British Teenagers are idiots, mainly because they lack work ethics now, they expect the world to serve them. Our schooling is appalling and the focus is on meeting certain standards and passing tests that show the school in a good light but at the detriment of a full education.

Also there is this culture of no losers, everyone wins, no one can be better than one another, and so the people who should be streamed as faster learners dont.

And i say that as someone who failed tests to go to a better school, i went to a school of mixed abilities and thrived their, i got better marks than the people who went to exclusive schools because i worked hard and in the end it wasnt because i was dumb, it just took me longer to grasp things! So i guess dumber but i got there in the end!

i am Canadian .. and we have that sterotype here too ...
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:48 PM
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Britian is growing a culture of Knife crime, gangs, and binge-drinkers. The most recent generation grew through it...but I hear things are worse for teenagers now.

Mindue, these stupid comparative models dont really work as cross references of the whole Island, you couldnt test enough people from all the different classes across the whole community, enough to be able to get much of a reliable trend. Thats the problem with Pop Soc.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:55 PM
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[QUOTE=rockdawg21]Oh just drink your tea, and eat your crumpets.


Yes[QUOTE=rockdawg21]


Now i say hold chap, that is a little uncalled for.

Tally ho!
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:07 PM
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I'd say that 30 years ago the classrooms weren't bloody multilingual and bending over backwards to provide the minorities with a chance to achieve an equal education by lowering the indiginous peoples standards to accommodate them.
Totally agree with jon though on the unmotivated work ethics too, I did pass my exams and go on to grammar school,the best in the area, cut a long story short but I ended up a bad boy, kicked out of that school and had to go to an ordinary comprehensive...if you wanted to put the work in, you could have got on just as well there as the grammar. Now the kids starting in our work that come from either school are thick as sh1t, and haven't an ounce of common sense between them,lol, there's no way we could have left school as stupid as that. I dread to see what it's like by the time my son is leaving school especially as this is the last year of the 11+ exams used in selection to see if the child is bright enough for the grammar. Suppose it's only going to decline but time will tell.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:18 PM
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also, in my parents day, you had to be top in your class to get to University...now its the norm to continue. My Mother applied for Cambridge, my Father applied for Oxford. Both failed and ended up at York. My Grandfather actually DID go to Cambridge to read BSC Natural Science...by comparison, most univiersities now are polytechnic that offer fluffy bunny subjects and...well half the people with degrees end up working shyte jobs...all they really have is a bunch of debt.

like me for example hahahahaha

plus labour ruined the Secondary Education level of our entire system with A/S Level Exams and stuff like that
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:22 PM
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I'd say that 30 years ago the classrooms weren't bloody multilingual and bending over backwards to provide the minorities with a chance to achieve an equal education by lowering the indiginous peoples standards to accommodate them.
Totally agree with jon though on the unmotivated work ethics too, I did pass my exams and go on to grammar school,the best in the area, cut a long story short but I ended up a bad boy, kicked out of that school and had to go to an ordinary comprehensive...if you wanted to put the work in, you could have got on just as well there as the grammar. Now the kids starting in our work that come from either school are thick as sh1t, and haven't an ounce of common sense between them,lol, there's no way we could have left school as stupid as that. I dread to see what it's like by the time my son is leaving school especially as this is the last year of the 11+ exams used in selection to see if the child is bright enough for the grammar. Suppose it's only going to decline but time will tell.

Thats the thing, my brother passed his 11+, i didnt, but we got the same grades in the end. He picked things up quickly, i take longer but get to the same level equally.

If my brother had been in a comprehensive he would of sunk under and not done the work, for me it suited. They now dont want to seperate these things for hurting peoples feelings. For me it just spurned me on.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:41 PM
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Ha, I'm a sinker, well not really..I've made up in the past few years for screwing things up and being a top hat in school, the sh1tty political situation over here didn't help things back then either when you were being evacuated from school all the time because of bomb threats etc...
Then came the rebellious age and revenge felt more important than education, sure there would be pleanty of time in jail to catch up on an A-level or two....what a crap mindset back then !! thank God times have changed a bit.
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