Straight-A vs Flunking Students: Do Good Grades Matter?

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Jubilee
Jubilee - 17 days ago
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Edin
Edin - 6 days ago
You should do a Pro gamer (not a proffesional gamer but somebody that doesn't hate gaming) vs Anti gamer
whomwhomwhomyeaaah
whomwhomwhomyeaaah - 15 days ago
Bruh when one of the girls talked about math compared from middle school to HS it’s sooo true, I struggled in middle school because of the way they taught math and got b- and c and now in high school I take math honors and have an A+. I was just really in my head
Harry Spotts
Harry Spotts - 15 days ago
please do this but with college students
CuteintheFace ThickintheWaist
Hey @Jubilee Is there any way you can add Korean captions to this? I teach ESL classes and this video would be greeeat to show them!!!
DistortedV12
DistortedV12 - 15 days ago
One of my favorite episodes Jubilee. I'm in grad school now and relate more with latter, but this really shows how social factors, or being socially acceptable, influence how kids look at the world..automotive tech, taking care of my parents, parents never did college, mental health but wanting to make parents proud vs. "trying to get out", "working my ass off," "take education for granted", "successful". Really interesting!
Dewan Dietrich
Dewan Dietrich - 40 minutes ago
I'm in that awkward middle part
Somesh Narwade
Somesh Narwade - 47 minutes ago
Old quote but I'll just leave it here -
" There are no bad students, only bad teachers."
David Ryser
David Ryser - Hour ago
This actually motivated me to study now
Saumya Gaur
Saumya Gaur - 5 hours ago
All of them will be failing in India especially in science stream and they say there American education define there intelligence
Jace4424
Jace4424 - 6 hours ago
Wow getting c so your self esteem is effected that’s sad
Kayma Wellington
Kayma Wellington - 7 hours ago
Everyone’s talking about how it feels to be a straight a student but I’m just over here looking at how cute Cooper smile is
Rwanda bee
Rwanda bee - 8 hours ago
The idea that straight a students are ppl who r like really nerdy and have no social life is acc funny🤣🤣. I’m from the Uk and I consider myself quite popular with a lot of friends in that stereotypical ‘it’ group and I have really good grades all 7s and 8s (As and A*s). As long as you work hard
SnowstarWarriorFlame
SnowstarWarriorFlame - 10 hours ago
I wonder what flunking Asians would say (I mostly mean Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, sorry ;w;)
Nipe Hero
Nipe Hero - 12 hours ago
Video ends at 20:18 (2018😁)


This defines how smart I am! 🤣
henry
henry - 12 hours ago
I adore how willing these young adults are to actively listen and empathize with each other. this is what it's like to truly come to terms with the other side^^
Game Vs Game
Game Vs Game - 12 hours ago
My stress went up watching this video
keph
keph - 13 hours ago
Naema & Tanzy 😍
Rithik Dutta
Rithik Dutta - 13 hours ago
Straight A.
Believes grades "define" intelligence
Raechel M
Raechel M - 14 hours ago
This was super interesting because during high school I went from a “Straight A” student in gifted or advanced classes to a “flunking” student in my last couple of years due to mental illness. So I can really see both sides of the story.
I really agree with Grace when she said she doesn’t always feel she deserves her grades. I was protected from my lack of attendance and late project hand ins because teachers remembered when I was a ‘good’ student and so gave me more support and leeway than I think I would have gotten had I been a more average or lower grade student for my whole time at high school.
Really interesting to look back on this time in my life as I’m about to graduate university next year 😁
Eli Walker
Eli Walker - 14 hours ago
I get 8 hours of sleep every night, barely try in school, but still have straight A’s, in honors classes, shits ez pz these mfs didn’t grind that hard
Eli Walker
Eli Walker - 14 hours ago
As a straight A student, epic
Eli Walker
Eli Walker - 14 hours ago
Funny that you bring them together like there aren’t already tons of straight a and failing students in school 😂 they already know each other lmao
gen
gen - 15 hours ago
ima need randy’s @
Brooklyn Crabtree
Brooklyn Crabtree - 15 hours ago
Just gonna say that the teens are so much more mature than adults 😂
Kyle Abosch
Kyle Abosch - 16 hours ago
my gpa is 3.74 and weighted 4.413, but my dream school is UPenn and I know I won’t get in
kangarushi
kangarushi - 16 hours ago
he looks like the type of person who microwaves their bread so that it's warm when they dip it into their almond milk
Desr2003
Desr2003 - 16 hours ago
they all look like full blown college students idk they was in high school
griffin
griffin - 18 hours ago
Cooper could get it
Ross Cardenas
Ross Cardenas - 19 hours ago
dont like the format
Aaron Robertson
Aaron Robertson - 19 hours ago
like if you’re on the flunking side
Benji Missy
Benji Missy - 20 hours ago
And like and like and like and like and like
tom lewis
tom lewis - 20 hours ago
Nadia, stop going to fast food restaurants, and STUDY
john earley
john earley - 20 hours ago
thank y’all for making this
CaptainA
CaptainA - 21 hour ago
I’ve been in both types. I started school late AND I failed a grade and yet I managed to skip 2 years just to graduate high school on time. I was a straight F student when I was younger and yet I graduated college with straight A’s and a 4.0 GPA. I was LUCKY that it happened!! I found a teacher who really believed in me as much as my parents did, that changed it all for me
5678 Tutorials
5678 Tutorials - 21 hour ago
Just graduate and you’ll be fine
King Anatta
King Anatta - 22 hours ago
Damn grades = security of the person
Oskar Ngo
Oskar Ngo - Day ago
High school work load is a joke; compared to real workplace workload.
At work, no one gives a dam about your grades in high school or college.
Layla Callander
Layla Callander - Day ago
14:38 soo me
hannah_m k
hannah_m k - Day ago
It's easy to get A's in USA tho..
faithfully yours
faithfully yours - Day ago
this episode is so wholesome, esp the end :') i honestly needed this too cause i'm so focused on grades that i forget to do things i actually want to do
bixy stars
bixy stars - Day ago
They all in highschool lol , grades dont matter there
Kristina Lipe
Kristina Lipe - Day ago
I’m in a school that I’m probably one of the best students in the classes I take, even tho I’m an immigrant from Europe, I moved 3 months ago, and that really makes me feel sad for some reason because I feel that kids in the USA haven’t yet felt how it is to have a very strict education as the one and Europe and so they don’t try their best. In Europe we used to have 5 hours of homework per day in 7th grade and now I have 1 hour per week which makes me feel uncomfortable or weird. I don’t know if I make any sense but I believe that if everyone tried their best in the school I am attending, it would change my perspective a lot more, but for now the only thing I see are kids that don’t try their best.
Wolf Aja
Wolf Aja - Day ago
I was born deaf and here I am with three college classes while I’m in high school as a junior. Who knew the deaf kid would get his hearing and within ten years be one of the highest ranking students in my school. I just think if I was born deaf and out perform people who have everything to their disposal why can’t they do better? Sure I don’t really understand English or writing as much as most people do but I feel like understanding any amount of reading and writing is a win. I don’t understand why people who have the nicest cars and the newest phones and the biggest houses don’t try as hard as me who every other morning has to fix my vehicle and work on my house and try to get my phone to work. I’m happy that I am able to follow my dreams and out perform others but at the same time I don’t think I should be topping my class as again I was born deaf and have issues with getting to school because of my vehicle. I’d like to say that people just need to try because even the deaf kid understands language.
Beavis Schwettyweiner
Oy, why is your English teacher a bloody racist because you got C's in her class
Marie C
Marie C - Day ago
Honestly, grades are such a hard thing for me to think about. I remember I was completing the square for ellipse equations. My teacher wanted to tell me I had to square 9 on the other side. He pointed to 9 on the left and said "You see, this 9 may look like a 9, but it's actually not."

My school was the "smart school" and the school wanted us to find the solutions instead of being taught. The math tests were especially hard because they only gave you 6-8 questions, and the last few ones are designed to need you to "apply your knowledge in foreign concepts."
I knew so many people who gave me weird faces when I told them I had a C in that one physics class freshmen year. Or when they tell me it's a given that they had all A's. My school also had both privileged and non-privileged people. Basically making this background hierarchy of jealousy and all. Heck when I do try hard and do good, people copy off my sheets and try to act like it wasn't obvious they peeked. School is weird.
Lizbeth Rosete
Lizbeth Rosete - Day ago
Private schools vr public school! I would love to be part of it :)
TheBomberCat
TheBomberCat - Day ago
Procrastinating my essay by watching this
Kamesa Newton
Kamesa Newton - Day ago
This made me feel better about being a teenager 😭
AestheticHobo
AestheticHobo - Day ago
I do think some grades define your intelligence. I mean if you have to do 1+1 and you don't get it correctly then you might need a little help to get there. And at the end of the day, it shows what you've learned and know about the topic. You can pass math but fail science. Your intelligence in math is high, yet your intelligence in science is low.
mohamed hussein
mohamed hussein - Day ago
Damn these guys knew how to make a constructive debate!!... Unlike those idiots who spoke about the earth being flat
Isabely Fujii
Isabely Fujii - Day ago
I just loved all of them
Muzzardonmyfeet
Muzzardonmyfeet - Day ago
I need cooper’s insta
Victor the Kid
Victor the Kid - Day ago
Man, every single one of these kids was cringeworthy.


Cept Randy.
Sara Cabrera (Counselor AfterSchool)
Flunking high school students who are now straight A college students v.s. Straight A high school students who are now flunking college. I would love to be on an episode.
Random Things
Random Things - Day ago
As someone who has never studied in highschool, when i told everyone i want get into Computer Science they all got their jaws dropped.
*You know how much maths there is for that?*
*Can you even program a little?*
*You barely passed economics, programming is WAAY harder*
But that did not stop me, i got into college and just as it was in highschool, i am still not studying failing all classes except Programming, it's something i LOVE and will always chase.
Meaby if i put 200 hours into english i'll be a much better english speaker, and while it's true that you also need the english language, that doesn't mean i should learn every single thing that's connected to programming and lose my real sight of what i'm truly after and what's just something i'll need if i start a career 10 years after or if i get a job at NASA.
Becca Morran
Becca Morran - Day ago
private vs public school
Sarah Marina
Sarah Marina - Day ago
These kids were more well spoken then most adults on here
Oozma Kappin
Oozma Kappin - Day ago
I’m sorry but when do teachers grade on the basis of personal relationship? I feel like that’s just an excuse to fall on haha
David B
David B - 2 days ago
A “letter grade” will definitely make it easier to have a successful career, it is possible to do it without degrees with passion and drive but it is more difficult, so we shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that the whole concept is useless and doesn’t define anything.
You can’t compare a straight A student and someone who gets 5% in every test and say you can’t assume the straight A is most likely smarter
Phenix
Phenix - 2 days ago
As a top student at my school, my opinion is that it really depends on the person themselves
Often with top students, they sacrifice social time or time in the "real world" to study/etc
This is my theory on why most high performers are generally more solitary
This means they lack experience on how to deal with the real world when they leave school, which is why most struggle (having not had a job before, etc)
Whereas if your not a top student you generally have other things going on as well, such as a part time job or other money making interests.
DaPlayaAndMovieMaka
DaPlayaAndMovieMaka - 2 days ago
Haven't watched it yet. I didn't flunk out of school. But I've never gotten an a in my whole college career. I think I'm going to lean towards flunking
Duke Necromancer
Duke Necromancer - 2 days ago
I used to be very antisocial and perfectionist in mentality. I tried so hard for so long and was on the side of being a “gifted” student. I was top of my class most lessons and one day i just got so good i gave up. I decided to drop everything rational and logical to explore creativity and freedom in art, dance and design. So i got passes on everything no A’s even though i was predicted all A’s. So i put all my eggs from one basket to a different one. My level of intellect definitely had the capability and capacity for all A’s however it also made me realise my intelligence is better suited to creativity rather than logic. As a very logical person i reached that point where I realised the only way to expand my intelligence is to be completely illogical and spontaneous to become creative.
Mickayla Tieu
Mickayla Tieu - 2 days ago
i would like to maybe see people with strict parents vs non-strict parents. i think itd be good to watch and for people to see other perspectives.
Jess ._.
Jess ._. - 2 days ago
"I don't think my grades show how intelligent I am"
*vocabulary only consists of comprehend*
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