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Which high school class was the biggest waste of time?

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Not all classes are efficient. Which of these required high school classes would you say was actually a pretty big waste of time?

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  • lmnlme10921 2013/01/18 23:51:00
    P.E.
    lmnlme10921
    +8
    I understand if you're athletic, but making an asthmatic kid with vision problems play kickball won't help them later in life. Said kid plans to get her Master's in forensic toxicology, which, gasp, doesn't involve counting the number of sit ups you can do in a minute.

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  • Sweet-N-Sour 2013/02/10 18:07:26
    P.E.
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Education should be only about intellectual enrichment. People will be active on their own, or they won't. To imagine that a P.E. class will build a lifelong love of exercise or health is delusional. To have a good grade in P.E. boost your GPA is criminal. Then there is the abnormal amount of bullying that occurs in P.E. more than any other time in school. I actually wasn't bullied, but I saw it constantly. Waste of time is putting it mildly.
  • beachbum 2013/02/03 04:49:23
    Algebra
    beachbum
    And geometry
  • TheFasterGun 2013/02/03 01:02:07
    P.E.
    TheFasterGun
    +1
    Growing up on 400 acres of Ranch with a mare and colt operation...I had PLENTY of P.E.
  • MsDianna 2013/02/03 00:58:52
    P.E.
    MsDianna
    PE! I got plenty of exercise in high school I had an afterschool job and I had plenty of afterschool activities to keep me busy! and I lived in a small town and you could walk everywhere.
  • lilith666enoch 2013/01/29 10:48:37
    P.E.
    lilith666enoch
    +1
    Actually it was 'Religious Knowledge!' The teacher was never there bt she made sure before goin elsewhere to give us some stupid essay like ' Write a story of when you wen to the concert of Jesus and how did it go?' -_-
  • La 2013/01/27 10:40:25
    Home Economics
    La
    PE is important because it's the only exercise some kids get. I liked maths. I liked Tech, although we never got around to Woodwork. Home Ec is kinda stupid though because it's not enough time to teach kids to cook properly and I didn't learn a thing about sewing.
  • Jerry 2013/01/27 00:03:34
    Algebra
    Jerry
    ........... I hated all forms of Math, I graduated, with my Senior Class, but I hated Math......
  • Keith 2013/01/25 20:00:56
    P.E.
    Keith
    +1
    Pretty much every class I took except drivers' ed.
  • Rick the Avenger 2013/01/24 19:12:56
  • Sweet-N... Rick th... 2013/02/10 18:16:36
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Yeah, and if you're that good, P.E. becomes a moot point. You've already been practicing your sport privately since you were a little kid. I would love to see P.E. removed from the required class list nationwide.
  • Chancy99: Plague Rat 2013/01/23 23:59:02
    Wood Shop
    Chancy99: Plague Rat
    Out of these Wood shop. It's not really a skill you're going to use every day. You need the skills from Home Economics, like cooking, and sewing. And Math, Algebra..is a bit much, who really needs to know x+13(t2)=y, It's not really a practical math skill, but we need math in general. and P.E. while I hated it, is useful.
  • Sweet-N... Chancy9... 2013/02/10 18:21:20
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Wood shop is an elective so it really has no place on this list. Wood shop can be useful to someone who loves working with wood and tools. If it were a required class then it would be a waste of time for most kids. P.E. is a waste for everyone involved, including the taxpayers.
  • Gryffindor53 2013/01/23 23:26:15
    Home Economics
    Gryffindor53
    Didn't take it. Wood shop was something I greatly enjoyed--I can still run power tools better than a lot of guys I know. Algebra I didn't much mind. P.E. is good for physical activity and sports are fun.

    Overall though? My most pointless classes were probably either Honors World HIstory or Honors Marine Biology, because despite being honors courses, both classes were crap and the teachers didn't care. I aced World History and I played hangman (and similar games) every single day of class.
  • Boo! 2013/01/23 23:18:40
    P.E.
    Boo!
    +1
    For me anyway
  • life.of.insanity 2013/01/23 23:03:54
    P.E.
    life.of.insanity
    +2
    I'm in sports and I am physically active. P.E. takes up my time that I could have for another class that I would learn from or a study hall.
  • Brad 2013/01/23 22:50:09
    Home Economics
    Brad
    Mostly because I didn't take it. :)
  • Cn2012 2013/01/23 22:45:06
    Algebra
    Cn2012
    P.E. keeps me in shape, home economics taught me daily skills, wood shop is a valuable skill. algebra.......not so much.
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2013/01/23 18:29:49
    Algebra
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +1
    Really I feel everything after basic math (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) is a waste of life unless you're going into some kind of math/science job field when you get older. I can't think of the last time I need sin cos and tan in my daily life...
  • Destiny SizzleWink 2013/01/23 18:25:06
    Algebra
    Destiny SizzleWink
    only cuz i dislike math ..at times
  • Steelshrt 2013/01/23 08:52:13
    Home Economics
    Steelshrt
    Boring!!!!!
  • Crispy 2013/01/23 05:04:56
    Algebra
    Crispy
    +1
    I have never use algebra. I'm a tax preparer and I don't use much math.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2013/01/23 04:53:38
    P.E.
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +2
    Out of those 4? P.E. Almost every aspect of life can be lived without lifting weights or running around a football field.

    Out of all the classes I've had? State history. I didn't care about New Mexico history when I had it last year, and it benefits me in no way unless I decide to become a New Mexico politician, which I have no plans on doing.
  • Raule Duke Keegan ... 2013/01/23 09:33:44
    Raule Duke
    +2
    haha so which class do you care about kid? wait another 10 years when you hit 26 then you'll realize that ''lifting weights or running around a football field'' was the most beneficial thing to you
  • Keegan ... Raule Duke 2013/01/23 13:55:33
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +1
    Yes, because I'll morph into a 500-pound lump of adipose tissue if I don't run around said football field or lift said weights, just like everyone else who ever had little interest in sports or noticed that you don't have to have muscles to know anything!
  • Sweet-N... Keegan ... 2013/02/10 18:25:22
    Sweet-N-Sour
    Lol! You're my hero! Preach it!
  • ~Here Comes The Sun~ 2013/01/23 03:34:50
    Wood Shop
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    I'm not gonna need to design a wooden CD holder in my like...
  • ontinashi 2013/01/23 02:53:31
    Wood Shop
    ontinashi
    +1
    Social Studies is worse
  • ellencalvo 2013/01/23 01:39:40
    Home Economics
    ellencalvo
    +1
    Where's the Other option!!! I'm going to a catholic school and Religion is my biggest time-waster
  • Bibliophilic 2013/01/23 00:09:44
    Algebra
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    I've rarely used algebra-- I'd rather have taken a psychics class.
  • polock 2013/01/22 21:15:39
    P.E.
    polock
    +2
    but Latin was way up there as well, probably past up PE real quick.
  • Jalex 2013/01/22 21:13:08
    Algebra
    Jalex
    +3
    I swear, they just started making things up for high school math. To my knowledge, never have I used any of the formulas taught in everyday life.
  • Karlheinz 2013/01/22 21:00:38
    Wood Shop
    Karlheinz
    +1
    wood shop and art
  • cc 2013/01/22 20:51:21
    Home Economics
    cc
    +1
    I pretty much didn't learn jack in Home Ec. ....though I basically made sure that all of my classes were a waste of time! hahah! I b-a-r-e-l-y graduated!
  • Bolrog 2013/01/22 20:41:28
    Wood Shop
    Bolrog
    +1
    Then we wonder why we are an obese nation of iltterate liberal morons?
  • Aloria 2013/01/22 20:06:50
    Algebra
    Aloria
    +1
    It may as well be dutch to me,lol.....
  • Lorelei 2013/01/22 19:24:58 (edited)
    Algebra
    Lorelei
    +2
    I have to admit I got that idea from "Peggy Sue Got Married", but it's true lol I didn't put P.E. because it was only a waste of time for me. I'm sure it was not a waste to most other kids, but I'm so clumsy I trip over dust and I have no hand-eye coordination. P.E. didn't help because mostly the teacher liked to spend all his/her time with the students who actually were good at athletics. So P.E. for me was really a study in misery :D
  • stephen.banks.790 2013/01/22 18:26:39
    P.E.
    stephen.banks.790
    +2
    RE and PE! Both the 2 initial ones ending with E!
  • fortycal_sig 2013/01/22 07:13:10
    Home Economics
    fortycal_sig
    Actually, I would say "social studies." At least in Home Ec ya got shown some useful skills, and the misinformation was of a less consequential nature.
  • Carlo 2013/01/22 06:48:04 (edited)
    Home Economics
    Carlo
    HEY ASSWIPE DID YOU ONLY HAVE 4 CLASSES THE WHOLE TIME YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL / THEN WHERE IS YOUR "OTHER" CHOICE FOR THOSE OF US THAT WANTED TO PICK HISTORY / LETS YOU DONT ASK AMERICA IF THAT IS ALL YOU HAVE FOR BRAINS.
  • nerak611 2013/01/22 05:02:11
    Wood Shop
    nerak611
    +2
    But actually, none of them were a waste of time because I learned something from each one!
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