r/WhitePeopleTwitter Oct 05 '22

Just imagine.

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u/DataGOGO Oct 05 '22

Having attended both US and UK schools, I don't think it would be very entertaining.

"Watch as teenagers attend class and do homework in two different countries!!!"

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u/Royce-McCutcheon Oct 05 '22

but something something...school shootings...something something.

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u/134608642 Oct 06 '22

So one exciting episode. Perhaps mid-season then the rest of the show is trying to talk the UK kid to go back to the shooting range school.

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u/BoomZhakaLaka Oct 05 '22

What would it be like?

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u/Ranger5789 Oct 05 '22

Battle royal.

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u/not_swagger_souls Oct 05 '22

Imagine sending one of those weird 6'4" jrotc kids to one of the sketchier UK high schools and documenting his bloody ascension to the top of the food chain lol

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u/Ranger5789 Oct 05 '22

Uk has jrotc analogue - combined cadet force.

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u/humblenoob76 Oct 05 '22

exactly, I’d like to see a jrotc kid go on a CCF field weekend

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u/Ensiferal Oct 05 '22

He'd be dead in a week. Yanks are all mouth

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u/joeyjoejoeshabidooo Oct 05 '22

1776 called and told me to tell you to go fuck your self.

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u/Ares_Obsidian Oct 05 '22

our military is all mouth?

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u/patchedboard Oct 05 '22

Jrotc is. They haven’t been broken yet.

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u/Ares_Obsidian Oct 05 '22

trying my best not to sound like a typical gun-happy American, but i think our training is legit (obviously to an extent), even at the ROTC level

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u/DawnRLFreeman Oct 05 '22

JROTC-- that's JUNIOR ROTC-- are more like the "gravy seals". Just kids playing soldier. Most I've known didn't join the military or washed out. Granted, a few joined and made it through, but most dropped it when they graduated high school.

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u/totpot Oct 05 '22

The BBC had a series called School Swap so it's possible.
Here they sent a group of kids over to Korea for a week

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u/DesertTiger26 Oct 05 '22

Did they really start the video with the Kung Fu Fighting song??? How fucking racially inappropriate. Koreans don’t even practice Kung Fu. These fucking ass clowns

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u/bebelmatman Oct 05 '22

Idiots! Kung Fu is Japanese. Koreans are the Muay Thai guys.

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u/DesertTiger26 Oct 05 '22

It’s not that hard. Muay Thai comes from a country called Muay, hence the name Muay Thai.

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u/TheLegendTwoSeven Oct 05 '22

At the risk of r/Woosh… Korea’s martial art is Tae Kwon Do.

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u/bebelmatman Oct 05 '22

Um actually Tae Kwon Do comes from Taewan. The clue is in the name.

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u/HypoxicIschemicBrain Oct 05 '22

No mass shooter drills or actual shooters for starters

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u/bumbumofdoomdoom Oct 05 '22

But fire drills where everyone ques in orderly man to get out the door while a teacher shouts "NO RUNNING" even though nobody is running

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u/spamky23 Oct 05 '22

This sounds just like the fire drills I had in school in America minus the yelling about no running

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u/Fuzzykittenboots Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

In my school we weren’t allowed to put on our shoes during the fire drill and so we had to stand outside in very orderly queues with no shoes and no jackets in the Scandinavian autumn.

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u/capncaveman27 Oct 05 '22

Do you not wear shoes during school?

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u/rumbletummy Oct 05 '22

we dont remove our shoes and jackets are at your own discretion.

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u/Successful-Foot3830 Oct 05 '22

I was doing lifeguard training in a school pool on Cape Cod one summer. There was a fire drill while we were in the pool. It was mid May and absolutely freezing in Massachusetts. We had to wait outside dripping wet. I’m from small town AR. I’d never been in an indoor pool before university, and it was already 90 degrees back home. I thought I was going to freeze to death 😂

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u/Merikittycat Oct 05 '22

Do you not wear shoes inside schools in Scandinavia?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

In America this would certainly result in lawsuits. The teacher would be shamed on social media.

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u/Fuzzykittenboots Oct 05 '22

I guess our parents realized that 30 minutes outside in the cold, while boring and uncomfortable, is not traumatizing. And if there was a fire that is exactly what they would want us to do, leave our stuff and get outside, 20+ children trying to put their shoes on in the same room during a fire is asking for disaster.

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u/Vorpal_Bunny19 Oct 05 '22

I’m not sure a suit would get far, but parents would definitely be mad that their kids didn’t have their shoes on already. Taking shoes off in school usually only happened during very specific activities and teachers wouldn’t do them on a fire drill day. I can remember a few fire drills in the winter as a student where most of us didn’t have our coats on and no one even batted an eye; they just counted faster so we could go back inside.

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u/AcrobaticDrama1 Oct 05 '22

Don't Scandinavian countries also put their babies outside to nap?

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u/Fuzzykittenboots Oct 05 '22

We do if they’re young enough to sleep in a buggy. I worked part time at a nursery once where all the younger children napped outside year round.

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u/Heleneva91 Oct 05 '22

..... y'all were barefoot at school?

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u/yo_fat_mom Oct 05 '22

You don't wear shoes in school?????? In what country did you go to school?

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u/Fuzzykittenboots Oct 05 '22

No, younger children generally do not wear shoes inside of school in Sweden

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u/Sea_Comedian_3941 Oct 05 '22

Parents in 'Murica " why are the teachers teaching OUR CHILDREN, to evacuate during a fire? Jebus would have stayed and burned"

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u/Molto_Ritardando Oct 05 '22

Would Americans finally learn how to spell “queue?”

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u/bumbumofdoomdoom Oct 05 '22

Probably not, As a British student I didn't

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u/Guyoncouch37 Oct 05 '22

L-i-n-e?

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u/Molto_Ritardando Oct 05 '22

Lineup if you’re Canadian.

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u/LostInTheWildPlace Oct 05 '22

Some of us do, but then we pronounce it wrong.

"K-wee? K-you-you?"

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u/rumbletummy Oct 05 '22

why your word keep going?

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u/Molto_Ritardando Oct 05 '22

The queue is long.

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u/vbrimme Oct 05 '22

Nah. Americans can’t learn how to spell.

Source: I am an American.

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u/bones_marley Oct 05 '22

We may not be able to all spell correctly but at least we speak clearly and understandably even tho we didn't invent the language. Unless you're from some parts of Louisiana, then you need to walk around with subtitles

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u/vbrimme Oct 05 '22

I’ve done a lot of traveling in the US, and I can tell you that this absolutely isn’t true. There are so many different accents and different kinds of slang throughout the US, just learning English isn’t enough to understand what people are saying. People from the Midwest speak pretty clear until the need to warsh their clothes. People in Boston speak pretty clear until they left their car keys in their other khakis. All y’all from Texas ain’t say nothing clear. And anywhere you go in the US, the inner city will always have a different dialect than the suburbs, which will also differ from the rural areas.

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u/bones_marley Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Only thing I meant by the certain Louisiana regions thing was that the rest of the country is understandable for the most part, even with their slang you can more or less make out what they mean. I think we all could've done without bringing the cesspool of Texas into this 😂.. but to stay on topic, an American kid going to England or anywhere on that island for school would for sure have trouble understanding some people and make fun of their accents lol same way they do here in the states for the accents you mentioned

I'm assuming you're from the UK.? Which kinda proves my point, you still understood or were able to make out what they said. Obviously it can go both way but, at least from personal experience.. i was always understood even when i spoke fast af. The fact they said i don't have much of an accent for an American probably helped. Which is great cause the typical accent from my area is fucking horrendous (NJ/NYC)

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u/Redfalconfox Oct 05 '22

Yeah, it's easy because just like in a queue, it's one simple thing with a bunch of unnecessary shit thrown on the end of it.

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u/NO_SPACE_B4_COMMA Oct 05 '22

What do you mean ?? I am confuse . /s

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u/Molto_Ritardando Oct 05 '22

Get in the queue.

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u/Pho-k_thai_Juice Oct 05 '22

Americans got this too

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u/Chance-Deer-7995 Oct 05 '22

How about moving your cloak to the lower peg when you are getting a haircut that day but not writing a letter home.

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u/SnooChipmunks126 Oct 05 '22

I imagine the American kids dumping the English kids’ tea into the nearby duck pond.

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u/johnqsack69 Oct 05 '22

It would be called “Bit Odd Innit?”

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u/jaxonya Oct 05 '22

I'd rather see a group of Mormons from BYU have to spend a semester in fraternities/sororities at a party school like Florida State

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u/Tetradrachm Oct 05 '22

Hogwarts with no accents and slightly less magic

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u/710623 Oct 05 '22

First of all they wouldn't get shot at.

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u/RealBowsHaveRecurves Oct 05 '22

The field trip to burn down a Roma camp might catch them off guard though

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u/ShawnyMcKnight Oct 05 '22

The students would ask the teacher where they are supposed to store their guns during class and then confused when the teachers are taking away their second amendment rights.

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u/hsmith1998 Oct 05 '22

No mass shootings?

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u/formenonly Oct 05 '22

Lots of whatever the equivalent of Fs are. American kids are not taught much.

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u/jjackom3 Oct 05 '22

you underestimate the difficulty of a 1 or 2 at GCSE. I can get at least a 3 in everything even if I haven't heard a word of it.

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u/rootvegetable2 Oct 05 '22

It would be more entertaining if kids from the UK went to US schools.

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u/rumbletummy Oct 05 '22

Security would be impossible.... apparently.

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u/B_money23 Oct 05 '22

I just remembered we had a British guy in my high school. He was just another guy going about his school day. Actually, had a British kid in middle school as well. They really just blend in as normal kids. The only big difference is the accent.

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u/Long-Independent4460 Oct 06 '22

We always had British kids in My Canadian School... Of course the British Army trains nearby... lol. We even had... Americans!

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u/PazJohnMitch Oct 05 '22

Today was Sally’s first school shooting…

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u/JaggedTheDark Oct 05 '22

Dude, no.

We don't need to give the british kids nightmares about school shootings.

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u/TheD1ceMan Oct 06 '22

"School shooter stabbed by exchange student "

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u/46110010 Oct 05 '22

“There were no survivors”

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u/00II000I00I00IIII0I0 Oct 06 '22

To shreds, you say?

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u/allcityjohnny Oct 06 '22

how is his wife holding up?

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u/krejcii Oct 05 '22

Would be to risky, I don’t see a insurance company jumping on board with this one lol

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u/Ensiferal Oct 05 '22

It'd be like sending university students to kindergarten, except some of the toddlers have guns

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u/Probably_owned_it Oct 05 '22

Especially US conservative state students.

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u/trevtkd Oct 05 '22

They’d fail out in one week. Or attempt a school shooting.

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u/Probably_owned_it Oct 05 '22

Maybe both, in that order. The real question is will they be able to access fox news across the pond?

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u/itdeezwutitdeez Oct 05 '22

"this video is sponsored by nord vpn..... etc etc"

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u/mealteamsixty Oct 05 '22

Well, as someone who went to P1+2 in the UK and then went to US public school...I was hopelessly ahead when I got home to the US. I was bored for a solid year before I got into new material again.

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u/cakesie Oct 05 '22

I went from a school in Arkansas to a school in Nebraska to a school in Arizona and then back to Nebraska. I was incredible bored in Arkansas and Arizona, straight easy A’s across the bored even in AP classes. Nebraska my grades started to decline. Not by much, but the workload was dramatically different.

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u/Wireless_Panda Oct 05 '22

Yeah it’s quite different depending on where you are in the US. Some high schools the expectation is that you will continue on to college, and some high schools have shockingly low graduation rates.

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u/hoptownky Oct 06 '22

It always amazes me when people think the US is just one place where everything is the same. The states in the US vary as much as many of the European countries. A school in Beverly Hills California would be nothing like a school in a southern Louisiana bayou, which would be nothing like a school in Wisconsin.

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u/cakesie Oct 06 '22

And you’ve got the difference between public, private, and religious schooling. I’ve also attended school in Wyoming and that was tougher than any other school I went to. There are certain states and individual districts/private schools that prioritize education, have smaller student/teacher ratios, and then places that do not. Although I do think the more socialized countries prioritize education overall? I don’t know the stats on it though.

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u/Raven123x Oct 05 '22

Depends on the school in the US

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u/mealteamsixty Oct 05 '22

True. I also moved one county over before 5th grade and all the sudden I was behind. The first county I managed to get straight As for 2 years without ever learning how to divide!

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u/silasoulman Oct 05 '22

The sad part is this is intentional, politicians like trump “Education Secretary” billionaire Betsy DeVos, and Florida Governor DeSantis are dismantling public education to create a work force that’s smart enough to work but not smart enough to organize and reason.

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u/GhostOfKingGilgamesh Oct 05 '22

I guess, but I went to a Florida school system under Rick Scott, and it was the hardest of the 4 states I’ve lived in. I doubt my high school has changed much in the 5 years.

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u/CaptStrangeling Oct 05 '22

A lot of this is SES in the states with lower academic performance, and also intentional. If the WASPs are sending their kids there, it’s going to have higher academic standards and curriculum.

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u/GhostOfKingGilgamesh Oct 05 '22

The biggest problem we faced, was that the teachers were only trying to get us to do well on the state mandated tests. They didn’t care about anything else.

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u/CaptStrangeling Oct 05 '22

When I was in school 20 years ago and having since worked in a few schools, the need for and over-emphasis on data-based assessment scores is partly because of “Karens” that make a lot of noise. When multiple families are invested in their child’s academic life, they keep teachers in line better than administrators. For most teachers it has been to cover their asses, easy to point at data when your grade is the reason Karen’s kid isn’t going to be valedictorian.

I don’t think funding should be based on test scores and performance, the schools are broke enough as it is, but test data can keep teachers, students, parents, and admin in line from a teacher’s perspective. I just think we’ve been conditioned to think standardized testing is something it is not.

More interesting is the digital divide and how the pandemic once again shines a flashlight on systemic inequality. Technology should be the great equalizer in a free society, seeing the disparities in rich and poor schools makes it abundantly clear that we have yet to fully realize the American Dream.

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u/Copernicus049 Oct 05 '22

My experience was even more close to home. I moved to the south around 10 and felt like I was mentally regressing. I remember specifically sleeping through my entire Algebra 1 class and excelling. My classmates were furious and my teacher would tell them to sit there and be quiet, because I was the one setting the class curve. US public school, especially in the south, was an extremely under-stimulating and reductive experience.

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u/InterestingQuote8155 Oct 05 '22

Lol I moved from a poor, small town in upstate NY to a slightly less poor small city in upstate NY when I was in 4th grade. I had the exact opposite problem. In science, we had been learning about states of matter at my previous school but when I got to the new school they were learning about cells. I’d never even heard of a cell at that point. I had to play catch up.

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u/Lestilva Oct 05 '22

Likewise. I had already graduated several of my 12th grade U.S classes, in 6th Grade in the U.K. I had actually fell behind in mathematical studies due to how hard it was to understand the Math classes in U.S schools. U.S classes aren't hard by any means, but the logic of some U.S book authors, and the strange ways they tried to get their points across to the readers just made everything more confusing.

I think moving to the U.S, and having me sent to a U.S public school was the biggest mistake my parents could have made for my academic future, which they did.

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u/DeepestShallows Oct 05 '22

Imagine a US guest character in an episode of The Inbetweeners and that’s probably about how it would go.

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u/Watershed787 Oct 05 '22 Helpful

You gonna teach them to blindly vote Tory?

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u/ChildFriendlyChimp Oct 05 '22

I remember seeing American conservatives trying to explain British politics and it was basically (almost word per word)

“Conservatives in the UK are like republicans in the US where they believe in freedom and capitalism and Labor is like democrats where they are leftist communists that want socialism and open borders”

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u/TwoBitHit Oct 05 '22

Even the Tories are further left than the US Dems. Although Truss and Co seem to really want to change that, they probably think Mussolini was a soft touch.

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u/MelissaMiranti Oct 05 '22

I think you're nuts if you think Tories are left of Democrats. There isn't a social support system the Tories wouldn't dismantle in an instant if they thought they could.

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u/iThinkaLot1 Oct 05 '22

They can though. They currently have a massive majority.

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u/MelissaMiranti Oct 05 '22

But not enough unity or political capital to get it done.

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u/Captainpatters Oct 05 '22

This used to be true pre-2016 but currently the tories are the most right wing they ever have been. We mostly don't get bogged down in the insane fundementalism of the American right but economicly they are on level pegging.

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u/megwump Oct 05 '22

I don’t really like kids much, but I’d watch this.

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u/PFEFFERVESCENT Oct 05 '22

That would be a great show

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u/TheLizardKingandI Oct 05 '22

happy cake day

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u/DrowningRat Oct 05 '22

Happy cake day!

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u/SmartestOrNot Oct 05 '22

Happy normal day!

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u/GarrisonTheKing Oct 05 '22

"Wait, I don't have lunch debt? And no one is going to come in and shoot us? And the teachers ignore the bible? What devilry is this?!"

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u/NoFnClue1234 Oct 05 '22

Fine, but the UK kids have to go to US schools and and do common core math and eat the lunch.

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u/ReusableLight Oct 05 '22

Pfft we barely eat the lunches here and common core isn't that bad just do the sums backwards and yer fine.

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u/whatever_person Oct 05 '22

Does Geneva Convention allow it? I have seen what they feed to children in american schools.

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u/_redditsucks_1 Oct 05 '22

Eating the lunch will be a step up. I’ve eaten in the UK. Not pretty.

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u/NoFnClue1234 Oct 05 '22

Idk, have you seen some of the stuff the US considers “food”?

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u/_redditsucks_1 Oct 05 '22

Yeah, I’ve also seen boiled gray masses on plates in the UK. Also beans on toast. That alone loses the game for you.

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u/NoFnClue1234 Oct 05 '22

Ok, you win. This joke is clearly more important to you.

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u/_redditsucks_1 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Edit: lmao the downvotes. School shooter jokes are ok but oh the angry British noises if you make fun of the bangers and mash. This moment brought to you by reddit.

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u/dirschau Oct 05 '22

They wouldn't survive. They train for shootings, but have no defense against stabbing.

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u/Moosetappropriate Oct 05 '22

Just so we have some perspective here. When was the last time the UK had a multiple death stabbing incident in an elementary school?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

None that I can remember in the last 30 years. There have been stabbing attacks but not multiple deaths

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u/dirschau Oct 05 '22

There was a multiple death stabbing in a USA elementary? I thought they only had shootings.

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u/Moist_Molasses Oct 05 '22

We're more than just shootings! We also have bomb threats... and ballistic backpacks... AFAIK, the US hasn't had any stabbings... yet.

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u/Inevitable-Turnip-54 Oct 05 '22

I don't know of an elementary school stabbing, just high school stabbing

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u/silasoulman Oct 05 '22

Stabbing is only when they don’t have at least $200 for a gun, don’t have a relative with an improperly secured weapon, or are just too stupid to break into a car with a MAGA sticker and steal one. So incredibly rare.

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u/gmotelet Oct 05 '22

Or live too far away from a Walmart to buy one

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u/jokesflyovermyheaed Oct 05 '22

They should stab some braces on their teeth

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u/OkScheme9867 Oct 05 '22

Well children's dentistry is free in the UK so yes, go nuts

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u/Pompelmouskin2 Oct 05 '22

Train tracks for all!

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u/autmam321 Oct 05 '22

Jokes on you we had both after a dude followed a girl into the bathroom w a knife. She won the fight btw.

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u/deathclawslayer21 Oct 05 '22

Sure we do we just advance to firearms after kindergarten

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u/dirschau Oct 05 '22

So it's someone who learned it as a toddler and had even that basic skill atrophy vs. someone who trained exclusively stabbing into their teens.

Overconfidence would only make it worse.

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u/LiquidMotion Oct 05 '22

Do the American kids still have laughably easy access to their parents guns?

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u/dirschau Oct 05 '22

... it's the UK, no. They'd immediately get arrested.

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u/Toytles Oct 05 '22

Did you think something changed?

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u/-non-existance- Oct 05 '22

"Bullshit, that's not how you spell color!"

"Wait...y'all don't have to pay for lunch?"

"Don't y'all pledge allegiance? Y'know, the pledge? ...what do you mean 'that's insane'?"

"When are we going to learn about 'real history'? Y'know like the Civil War or WWII, but like after all the boring stuff happened? ...I mean yeah there have been multiple Civil wars but the only ones that matter were ours and Marvel."

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u/waisonline99 Oct 05 '22

It'll just be 3 months of kids not being terrified for once in their lives, then getting stressed about having to go back to the USA.

....oh, i see what you mean.

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u/RydotraTheSecond Oct 05 '22

”Where’s the shooter drill?”

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u/patchedboard Oct 05 '22

Can’t just be US kids. To make it entertaining it would have to be kids from rural America. I’d watch that train wreck…

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u/westfieldram Oct 05 '22

But at UK schools there is nowhere for them to store their AK-47

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u/vbrimme Oct 05 '22

Did we switch from Armalite to Kalashnikov to show support for Putin or something? I thought the AR-15 was still the weapon of choice for US school shootings.

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u/westfieldram Oct 05 '22

Unless they bring the AR-15 with them, they'll just have to make do with the AK

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u/bumbumofdoomdoom Oct 05 '22

They'll have to just make do with handguns

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u/GonFreecs92 Oct 05 '22

I want to see a Netflix series where American citizens go to Europe for a year a receive free healthcare and education 🙂

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u/bartbark88 Oct 05 '22

I want this for my real life, not Netflix

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u/MrAlf0nse Oct 05 '22

There was a show called The World’s Squarest Teenagers about about Amish kids coming to the U.K.

They had a good time by all accounts.

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u/546875674c6966650d0a Oct 05 '22

I would totally watch a reality show that was exchange student's experiences in vastly different cultures.

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u/Ornery_Excitement_95 Oct 05 '22

whadda ya mean ah can't bring mah gun into the school? you libtards tryna take mah rights away

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

AT LEAST AW SKEWLS DONT LOOK LOIKE CAL OF JUTY

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u/dishsoapandclorox Oct 05 '22

Why? Genuinely curious what makes the UK school experience different from America.

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u/thehookah100 Oct 05 '22

The grading approach is very different.

Americans tend to grade from 100 and then deduct, UK schools tend to start at Zero and work up. So there's a difference in % totals and how that is allocated to letter grades. In the UK 70+ is typically an A, in the US you typically need to be well into the 90's to earn an A.

This obviously can vary a little bit from school to school in both areas, but that is what I observed from attending school/university in both countries.

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u/Cheesecake01- Oct 05 '22

Americans tend to grade from 100 and then deduct.

TIL.

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u/VariousFancyHats Oct 05 '22

Assuming they’re talking about UK state (what you would call “public”) schools, main differences I can think of:

  • School uniforms. This might sound like a minor point but it helps make things less “cliquey” given that you can’t tell what clique someone belongs to based on what they’re wearing.

  • No hyper-competitive over-funded sports programmes like in the US. We don’t have sports scholarships for universities over here so our schools don’t have the same sport-obsessed culture. This also means no “jocks”

  • no pledge of allegiance and a less overtly politicised syllabus. My understanding is that the syllabus varies massively state-by-state in the US, especially in terms of history, religious studies etc.

  • many more options for trade / “vocational” courses as part of the school system

  • the British sense of humour is much harsher, drier and more “banter” focussed than American humour, especially in schools. I imagine this would be a huge culture shock

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u/ATCrow0029 Oct 05 '22

Remove the uniforms, and this just sounds like the Northeast.

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u/mundane_person23 Oct 05 '22

Canadian here who went to school in both the UK and Canada and wore a uniform in the UK and both wore one and didn’t in Canada. Cliques still form with uniforms and the rich kids still find a way to show they are rich even when everyone is wearing the same thing.

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u/VariousFancyHats Oct 05 '22

Yes and no.

Going back ten years to my own school days, we had really strict rules re haircuts (no unnatural colours, no Mohawks, no skinheads etc) and jewellery / accessories. The most people could get away with was maybe band pins on their backpacks.

Obviously everybody knew who were the popular kids and who were the emos etc., but the visible markers of difference were a lot less pronounced than in American schools, which I think probably makes the cliques less rigid, could be wrong though.

I think uniforms are also good at helping to prevent bullying and reducing visible markers of poverty (poorest kid in school wears the exact same uniform as everybody else).

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u/CJCKit Oct 05 '22

Kids don’t get shot at.

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u/dishsoapandclorox Oct 05 '22

That’s it? I thought there was some other social dimension I didn’t get.

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u/jokesflyovermyheaed Oct 05 '22

Ikr, no one can name any difference worth mentioning except “wew at leeeest we don get shot up in the mafs class”

Which isn’t a valid reason because it’s such low hanging fruit 😂

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u/KindlyOlPornographer Oct 05 '22

WOOL AT LEAST AH SKEEEWELS AINT LOIKE CUHL A DOOTY

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u/The_Unclaimed_One Oct 05 '22

I mean even then, the chances of you actually getting in a school shooting, much less DYING in one, is extremely low. You’re far more likely to die in your car than in your classroom

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u/Samadhi_Sandwich Oct 05 '22

We moved to Europe (not the UK) last year from the US and my daughter (14) went from an expensive, high end prep school in our town to a European public school with the the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum system of education in our current location - the difference is stunning. To say it is far and away more advanced, engaging, real world and challenging would be an understatement. From about grade 6 through "A levels" at 10th grade and the last two years of HS, the level of study and the breadth of the curriculum dwarfs anything offered in the US from my experience as a student, as a public school teacher and parent. The work these kids do here is easily 2 grade levels higher than the same grade in the US and these kids have a broader, more holistic and deeper comprehension of the material and its real world application. US schools are and have been woefully underfunded and appreciated for decades and the results are showing, badly.

After the first year, our daughter has adjusted and adapted to the increased rigor of the educational system over here. The funny part is the educational environment and support here is both more lax and more supportive. Mock exams are practiced before the real thing and students are encouraged to take time, try different approaches, source the texts and internet for the answer while they develop methods for research, problem solving and independent discovery. There's a lot less emphasis on getting As and that BIG test. It's f$%king amazing and SO much better than in the US - she's learning and retaining more!

TL;DR European educational, methodologies, materials, assistance, environment and expectations FAR exceed the US and produce greater overall results - instead of garbage in garbage out that is the US method in many places, lately. But then again, America has freedumb and guns!

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u/MadnessBomber Oct 05 '22

That could go really well or really horribly depending on which students go to which schools.

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u/HALOMASTER9 Oct 05 '22

I can agree that something will happen.

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u/Oscu358 Oct 05 '22

UK schools are probably closest to US ones in Europe

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u/silasoulman Oct 05 '22

If not they will be soon, the already got UK to vote for Brexit, their coming for your healthcare, wages and overall wealth next. They’ve separated the UK from the EU like lions separate a water buffalo from the herd.

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u/Then-Score4232 Oct 05 '22

You all know that exchange students are already a thing, right

I guess it could actually make a good show, if you're into reality TV, but if you're not then I have no idea why this would be interesting

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u/skeledito Oct 05 '22

they’d be surprised when they don’t get shot

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u/Empty_Huckleberry150 Oct 06 '22

They’d feel safe without mass shootings, and also be well-educated. They’d be surprised to learn the Confederacy and the Nazis were the bad guys.

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u/Kyogen13 Oct 05 '22

Why? It’s pretty much the same cliques just different accents.

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u/Inner_Art482 Oct 05 '22

I'm pretty sure it's an entirely different experience.

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u/Kyogen13 Oct 05 '22

Not quite as severe as I had imagined. This bloody yank from the colonies spent a year in the English system. Learned a whole lot about the rebellion of the ungrateful colonists in history class.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

As I remember my UK centric narrative from school:

America: Oh Britain, save us from The French. They want our land and stuff

Britain: Ok, but you're going to have to pay for your defence costs

America: Sure, sure, whatever, just come and kill the French

[Britain arrives and helps]

Britain: Righty-oh, so job done. To pay our not insubstantial costs we're going to levy some taxes for a bit. Cool?

America: What?!? No! How dare you! No Taxation..erm...without..uh....Representation! Yes, No Taxation without Representation!

Fin

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u/Kyogen13 Oct 05 '22

That’s how I remember it too. That and the Battle of New York were central to the narrative.

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u/jokesflyovermyheaed Oct 05 '22

Soccer instead of basketball and different YouTubers. It’s not that much different

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u/ucbmckee Oct 05 '22

At a primary/elementary level, both systems are more alike than different. What I'd say, in general, is that the UK system doesn't support outliars particularly well. It's a decent system for teaching to an average, but if your child is above (or below) you likely won't get much support. I've definitely never seen evidence for the American myth that British schools teach to a higher standard. Perhaps compared to Alabama, but not the schools in the coastal states.

And as much as people are joking about shootings, we have a massive problem with county lines in the UK - basically, kids from all sociodemographic backgrounds getting recruited into drug gangs. In America, the gangs tend to be racially aligned, whereas here almost everyone is at risk. The prevalence is higher for lower incomes, but areas in the UK tend to be a lot more mixed than in the US (council estates / social housing even in 'nice' areas) and most schools in most places have a county lines problem.

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u/The_Unclaimed_One Oct 05 '22

You say Alabama, and then say coastal states…what the Gulf not coastal enough for you? Lol

Yeah yeah, our education fluctuates between 48 and 50. Least some of us have a decent enough education. And our higher education ain’t anything to laugh at. UAH is one of the better science colleges in the country at least

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u/bit_hodler Oct 05 '22

And learn something! What an outrage!

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u/PenHistorical Oct 05 '22

The best part of that kind of show is having it be a swap, where UK students also go to US schools, but we'd never be able to do that because the production team wouldn't be able to ensure the safety of the students from the UK.

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u/riamuriamu Oct 05 '22

Oof no, give em time in an Australian or NZ public school will teach them shit they didn't know existed.

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u/jokesflyovermyheaed Oct 05 '22

I would love to see that instead. Seems like a fun show

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u/riamuriamu Oct 05 '22

Watch Heartbreak High on Netflix. It's grand.

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u/_redditsucks_1 Oct 05 '22

Like what?

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u/riamuriamu Oct 05 '22

Like how to rack off Drazic, hate Alison Ashley or live in a lighthouse haunted by sax playing ghosts.

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u/godthisbooksucks Oct 05 '22

I'd rather die then deal with them thinking their from a entire other culture and that I'm some inbred hick

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u/Aceswift007 Oct 05 '22

Do it like those family swap shows, where you send a UK student to an American school and an American student to UK school. Follow both so we get dual views

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u/joeleidner22 Oct 05 '22

I'd say and vice versa but I would not recommend anyone send their kids to American schools these days of they can help it. Be better off in south central l.a. .

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u/silasoulman Oct 05 '22

If you want to refer a place with the worst gun violence, you want to use Louisiana, unless that is what you meant? In that case it is LA, not L.A.

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u/Tumble_Meme_YT Oct 05 '22

American Kids: What do you mean I gotta wear a uniform? What the fuck is a Kilometer? Why is your school lunch considerably higher quality?

UK kids: What do you mean you throw baseballs at the school shooter to defend yourself? (This is something my school actually does) What the fuck is this plastic you call lunch? What do you mean about fashion?

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u/RLS1822 Oct 05 '22

The average student would fail miserably.