I have been thinking about my previous and current school curriculum. I am laughing thinking at all the programs that students are/were required to take. - Life Management (learning a little bit about cooking but mostly about drugs) - Character Inc. (doing "team building activities") - Group Guidence (learning to go to college and not to make fun of people) A few weeks ago my freshman class had to go to a "Low ropes course" 45 minutes away to do "team building activities" that did not include using ropes. It was the stupidest waste of time and money ever. Next tuesday at school we are having an all day event called ADL Day. ADL stands for Anti-Defamation League were we learn not to call people names and such and how it can hurt. Some students are required to talk about issues with the 9th and 10th grade students about issues. Also, during the day if we call someone a name we have to say "oops" and the person who got name called has to say "ouch", because "names can hurt too". 9/10 teachers think this is stupid and talk freely and make fun of it openly. For example one of my teachers says "Names cannot hurt, words have no meaning, if I say abra-ka-dabra the door will not open". Just thought I rant/complain about this ridiculous crap we have to go through in school. One of the teachers highly involved with the planning of it was trying to convince a friend of mine to do a gay/lesbian talk because she is an athlete and people might think girl athletes are gay or something. Before you know it there will be 3 classes a day about not calling people names.