I love Oregon so much because you can just go to Portland and go to Powells books which is just a massive bookstore with 4 floors and just stories and stories of books or you can go to one of the hundreds of food carts and get some weird food that will change your life like a burger with grilled cheese sandwiches for buns or you can go to a weird indie cafe on a wednesday night and see a band thats playing which could be hilariously terrible or shockingly good while you drink some healthy soda thats actually pretty good or maybe some turkish coffee youve never tried which took 15 minutes to make for some reason but tastes like heaven or you can go to one of their record stores and grab a random 5 dollar album from the local artists box or you can go to tao of tea which is a tea restaurant where you sit down with your friends and order tea while Nepalian music plays or go shopping at some steam punk store or go to the nickel arcade which is a blast or go to Pioneer Courthouse Square on a sunday night where in the summer they play a random movie and everyone just sits down and watches it or you can go to one of the millions of micro brewries and try new and amazing beer or ale or go see a play because theres dozens of small theatres or if you dont mind driving 30 minutes from portland you could go to Multomah Falls or go to a haunted hotel or 90 minutes away theres the beach which is crazy stupid fun and theres millions of things to do or you could go to mt hood which is like 45 minutes away from portland and you can go skiing or hiking or camping and yeah Oregon is just a blast.
Heartbreaking Simpsons Moments 1/∞: Bart Gets an F
I never understood why it’s an F if he gets more than half out of 100? Unless it’s more than 100. If you get more than half the answers right how is it an F?
You must not be from America. Here, grading is fucked up.
Average American Grading Scale: A+- 97-100 A - 94-96 A- - 90-93 B- 80-89 C- 70-79 D- 60-69 F- 59 and under
And in some places in America it goes by a 7 point scale, so it’d be A - 100-93 B - 92-85 C - 84-78 D - 77-70 F - 69 and below
Now you understand why American kid’s feel like there’s no point to school. If you have a 100 question text, and get 79 of them correct, that’s a C. That mean’s your Average Intelligence on this particular subject. And it get’s even worse when you have only like… a 10 question quiz. If you get two wrong? that’s a B. 80 fucking %. Now tell me again why American school’s are easier?
No wait but whats the grading system in other countries?
UK Grading Scale
Below 40: F
next time you try to tell americans that we’re stupid
i’m gonna remind you
that our “average” is your “A”
#is that true? Yep I was shocked when I heard this in a different post but a Google search pulls up a ton of sites backing this up. Shit son I woulda passed College Algebra with an A in the UK. And I spent the end of the semester in perpetual fear that I would fail and have to retake the class.
And basically as an American you’re expected to get 80 or higher. Technically 70s are considered ‘average’ but there is such a level of pressure to get a B or higher, that Cs have become equal to Ds. Basically anything under 60 you might as well gotten a 0, and anything between 60-80 is considered practically failing. So basically schools have to be designed to make sure majority of students are getting 80s or higher on specific topics, which means you’re spending all your time going over a few choice facts a billion times and there is very little room to teach anything else. Which explains why American schools are of such low quality. The insane demand on the students ends up wrecking their education. Not only do you not have time to teach them anything, but they end up hating learning. Even outside of school your life is dedicated to memorizing these few dumb facts because your homework ends up taking hours of your time. A teacher from one subject says they expect you to spend 2 hours every night on their homework. And if you’re studying 5 subjects and they all demand that 2 hours? Good fucking luck, because if you don’t have straight all 80s or higher you’re not getting into a good college and college degrees have somehow become the minimum requirement for getting jobs.
I spent most of my junior year of high school in a state of constant panic that I was going to get a C in Honors Physics much less fail the class. If I got a C on my report card, I was grounded until the next one. I lost count of the times I’d wake up at five in the morning to take the early bus to go in for zero hour before school actually started for the day
I can’t believe this post has gone this long without a single truthful statement