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[-] [email protected] 124 points 1 month ago

I don't know a teacher who would say that tho

[-] PP_BOY_ 80 points 1 month ago

My personal experience has also been that the students who don't understand the material never say anything, fall behind to the point where they just give up because it would take too much effort to remediate, and post Rick Sanchez "school isn't for smart people" quotes on Facebook with a high school diploma.

[-] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago


A major problem that people don't understand with college is that it is far more willing to let you fail compared to high school. A lot of young adults aren't used to dealing in a environment that doesn't provide immediate negative feedback on failure or non-performance. They hit one hiccup, can't come back from it, then spiral out until they flunk out.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I'm in this picture and I don't like it

[-] whoreticulture 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This seems pretty unfair. I definitely remember students going to office hours, attending study groups, working with tutors.

[-] captainlezbian 25 points 1 month ago

Yes, that’s not those people. I’ve been both of these people. Quiet and ashamed me had bad grades and disappointed teachers. When I went to office hours for some reason the teachers got way nicer when I screwed up, almost like they saw me putting in effort and were happy to teach me

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

No, but they might easily run out of time to help one student understand if the rest of the 25 kids in the class are ready to move on.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

I feel this is how half of the classes I was in went.

Let's explain to Donna why 2 + 2 = 4 even though its a pre-req. The content of the test won't be easier. I just won't cover the new material. I'll waste all my time on Donna who will end up not understanding it either way.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Fucking Donna. Ruining it for everyone.

[-] rovingnothing29 13 points 1 month ago

I see you didn't have my 10th grade chemistry teacher.

[-] Mirshe 3 points 1 month ago

Or my 6th grade math teacher.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I had several teachers who would make a sport out of insulting students. Also in 10th grade... Coincidence?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

Look at you there, having nice teachers that don't bully you in front of the class for their own personal pleasure.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

I think I knew one teacher that might, but he was a bit of a nut. Listened to imus, so that tells you something

[-] TexasDrunk 11 points 1 month ago

A guy I knew in school became a college professor. He'd absolutely call his students stupid. A friend of mine sent me a link to his "Rate my Professor" page and apparently his class is mostly full of people failing miserably. A load of Quality=1 and Difficulty=5 and complaints about how he makes fun of students who don't know things. The only good thing people had to say was that he had clear grading criteria.

[-] MehBlah 7 points 1 month ago

I was having trouble with long division in school in the fifth grade. I had a piece of shit tell me 'I give up'. He did it too. For the rest of the year he ignored me. When I was in high school he was dying of cancer and the rest of the class got upset that I wouldn't donate anything or sign their card. They refused to believe he ever did that.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I had a teacher who told the class that atheists are stupid if that counts.

[-] Anticorp 5 points 1 month ago

I had several teachers like that in highschool. I didn't go to the best school.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

we didnt use excel when i was in school

[-] kryptonianCodeMonkey 65 points 1 month ago

Why is the student smug but internally crying about not knowing excel?

[-] EdibleFriend 61 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)


[-] jettrscga 26 points 1 month ago

Believe it or not, straight to jail.

[-] EdibleFriend 7 points 1 month ago


[-] son_named_bort 4 points 1 month ago

Well yeah, his teacher yelled at him in meme class so he never learned how to meme.

[-] foggy 43 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I love the nearly racist truth that there are clear tiers for countries and helpful YouTube content.

Are you an Electrical Engineer? You want a man of Slavic descent.

Computer scientist? Indian man.

Programmer? You want either middle east or (vaguely) American white guy.

Physics? White girl; geographic region not important. Or black American man.

Mental Health: woman either American or vaguely from geographic region of India.

Mathematics? British accent or Asian descent.

I am not sure why this pattern seems to exist, but it feels present. If you seek help on YouTube with any of these subjects I imagine you've seen it.

Like if I'm looking for an explanation on Colombs Law, I want a guy that sounds like ElectroBoom. If I need to know about Discrete Finite Automata, Ill click the first guy with a turban. If I want to know about the poincare conjecture, Im looking for snaggletooths. If I want the latest from James web, I'm looking for a ponytail or Sabine.


I feel like even SEO acknowledges this prejudice.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

Are you an Electrical Engineer? You want a man of Slavic descent.

But the god of all electricians is Iranian

The rest I can't argue with at all though

[-] foggy 8 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Iranians and Slavs are both Indo-European, which is almost what I wrote. And literally after googling ElectroBoom's accent/nationality

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Well it has to do with culture/educational systems.

For example in Japan they still teach the abacus(soroban) as they see it helps visualise calculations which makes mental mathematics easier.

On the flip side Japan barely teaches spoken english and focuses mostly on written tests. So the typical japanese person can read/write english but can barely form an english sentence when speaking.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Programmer? You want either middle east or (vaguely) American white guy.

Don't discount Scandinavians here

[-] foggy 3 points 1 month ago

Yeah, Aussies too. I should change that to "white dudes aged 25 to 35"

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[-] spicytuna62 27 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Indian man on YouTube put me through college 10-14 years ago. He's a real one.

It wasn't that my instructors were discouraging me or anything. Indian man just has a way of explaining things.

[-] Lemminary 20 points 1 month ago

I tried so hard to listen but the accents are too thick sometimes. You should get a certificate for being able to understand after all that.

[-] spicytuna62 19 points 1 month ago

It starts to really sink in after about 100 hours lol

My first job out of college, I worked with a lot of Indian people. It was like I was uniquely prepared to work there.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I laughed so hard at this 😂 I grew up amongst Indians and I know every word they say. This made me laugh.

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[-] Anticorp 5 points 1 month ago

You must do the needful

--Indian man

[-] Hobbes_Dent 25 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

When I was young we had a Smith-Corona PC. It was like a suitcase.

Anyway, I had two things I could learn from - Lotus 1-2-3 and Leisure Suit Larry.

I didn’t learn spreadsheets.

Edit: add pic of Primitive portable PC preceding Passionate Patty’s play.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Lotus 1-2-3 […] I didn’t learn spreadsheets

What do you mean? Lotus 1-2-3 was a spreadsheet. It was THE spreadsheet.

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[-] TotalSonic 6 points 1 month ago

Nearly every time I've needed to learn how to get around an issue in flashing a custom ROM onto an Android device, it's been South Asian YouTubers' tutorials that saved the day.

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