I just love his list
So permit me to list, in order of importance from worse to worst, the life lessons I, and all the other non-fictional Calvins out there, learned from former-factory/now-corporate government schools:
10. Grades are important. Make your report card look good. You need a degree--any degree--to land and keep a good job.
9. Stay away from the weird kids, especially when they’re being made fun of.
8. Adults are not going to help you with anything that matters. Their world is separate.
7. You’re on your own. It’s a dog-eat-dog world.
6. You can have the life you dream of after you are certified by experts.
4. If you are gifted and talented, life will be handed to you on a silver platter, unlike the dumb kids.
3. You need permission to piss.
2. Wait out your time. Life is filled with drudgery. Just get through it as best you can.
These are not exaggerations. If your child is in school right now, this is what he is learning. He may not realize it until he’s much older. The worst and most dangerous lie he is imbibing is this:
HT: Eye Opening Thoughts on Public Education