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

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Jubilee - 7 months ago
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Rax Lakhani
Rax Lakhani - 27 days ago
@Your high school Chadley (you're)
Marko Marinic
Marko Marinic - Month ago
I have an Idea Jubilee, bring Adults and Kids/Teenagers together and let them discuss about if it is nowadays eaysier in School or back in their Days or if they say they had it heavier in their Time. The Reason is, it seems Adults nowadays underestimate the stuff Kids/Teenagers learn now in School and kinda overestimate what they learned in School. I am curious if that's the same in the US. Nowadays the Kids/Teenagers always start sooner and sooner to learn another Language and also start with Algebra in Elemantary School. Is that the same in the US?
ytrdt6 - 2 months ago
coopers going places... damn
LittleByLittle - 3 months ago
I don't wanna be THAT person but that girl really said, "Don't make me less smart of a person.."
Berch merch
Berch merch - 3 months ago
Corey Clarke
Corey Clarke - 4 hours ago
The girl with the glasses is beautiful
kamuela fonseca
kamuela fonseca - 7 hours ago
I wanted to see a kid in a bad home on here who failed for that reason
nk 4
nk 4 - 20 hours ago
Tanzy is so right! There's been so many times where my grade in a subject changed because I got a new teacher. I don't think this issues gets enough recognition since no one ever talks about. Where I Iive we get "oral grades", basically grades based on what you say and how you behave in class (you get that in every subject except of PE) and I just think it's ridiculous how the "privileged" students (mostly natives) tend to get the straight A's, while the others (mostly foreigners) never really get past a B or B+ even though they do just as good, sometimes even better.!
nk 4
nk 4 - 20 hours ago
Your intelligence isn't based on your grades!
Lolita - 20 hours ago
I think the thing about grades and school subjects is that they have become a one way street. You can't treat everyone like they have the same interests, talents and types of intelligence. A lot of people who flunked at school and hated the subjects, were actually very smart in other things and still managed to succeed in life.
Suri MythicalDauntless
Suri MythicalDauntless - 23 hours ago
Personally, I think it's not the grades that should be focused by the teacher but changing the learning system. That could help students engage deeply with the lessons.
Suri MythicalDauntless
There's a difference between being intelligent and being knowledgeable.
anchowvy - Day ago
Tanzy has self-esteem issues and when she gets to college and finds out there are students far more advanced and bright than she is, her self-confidence is going to slowly dwindle in a downwards spiral. Imagine basing your intelligence on your grades. That shows no concept of the outside world besides school. How embarrassing is that? Lol...
Sakshi2781 - Day ago
Yea i agree with everyone in the comment section. Cooper is amazing😌
Ella Valaskatzis
Ella Valaskatzis - Day ago
I'm exactly like Grace about the question "Do I deserve the grades"
Samantha P
Samantha P - 2 days ago
I’m simping for Cooper😂
Gianna S
Gianna S - 2 days ago
I love how honest everyone is-
Tommy Colman
Tommy Colman - 2 days ago
I love coopers voice, there’s no way to explain it, on a scale of 1-10 I give it a 9.8.
The Wondering Angler
The Wondering Angler - 2 days ago
Of course the black girl brings up race.
Moony_Alex - 2 days ago
Now do with university graduates how my grades affected my life?
James Delrosa
James Delrosa - 2 days ago
i feel like school fails smart but artistic students cuz it seems so focused on science and advanced math
Emily Arnold
Emily Arnold - 3 days ago
Everyone's talking about how Cooper was so nice and humble but can we talk about how he's an absolute SNACK too
Aaden Green
Aaden Green - 3 days ago
I’m almost straight A’s one B+ I hate English so excuse my spelling if I misspell some things but I think graded don’t mean everything my aunt who was straight As didn’t go to college and does drugs like crystal meth and steals things grades don’t mean anything
Aadit Prayag
Aadit Prayag - 3 days ago
I'm a straight A student and I really didn't like it when they stereotyped straight A students like that. I play multiple sports, and I never stay up until 3 in the morning.
Willy Engel
Willy Engel - 3 days ago
im dyslexic and im up full nights on end doing projects and wrighting essays i never got straght A's some ppl really do try and dont just blow off work but still dont get A's groop projects i will be the one doing all the work and then sence its obvious that i did it they give us a worce grade but someone with like incomplete sentences will get 100 the school sistom needs to be updated
(sry abt bad spelling)
Zombie Reaper101
Zombie Reaper101 - 3 days ago
I remember failing 3rd grade because I didn't get to school early because I lived in Mexico at the time so I flunked 3rd grade for a thing that wasn't even my fault.
Snappingturtle 267
Snappingturtle 267 - 4 days ago
So you got a bad grade because you accuse your teacher of being racist? Lol
Anyavee Aiyarasiriwat
Anyavee Aiyarasiriwat - 4 days ago
I don't know, maybe it's about the mindset. I was super slow when I was younger and couldn't do the math to save my life but as I hit freshman year I worked my ass off and graduated with a 3.7 GPA. Not the best but I was content since I was also in a sports team, a pianist in a band, and sing competitively at the time. Ended up going to an art school cause my drawing and painting skill are more prominent're young just do what makes you guys happy :)
Hanan - 4 days ago
Cooper reminded me of Gordo from Lizzie McGuire
meme bean
meme bean - 4 days ago
Ok but like we STAN Cooper over here spitting the real facts
Chaotic Vibrations
Chaotic Vibrations - 4 days ago
letter grades don’t really matter. as long as you understand what you’re being taught, that basically all that matters. i know i’m a smart kid but i have bad grades. i don’t care what a letter says about me. i understand what i’m being taught. what i don’t understand is how their teaching it. my math teacher teaches us in hard ways that we kids don’t understand and she thinks we don’t know about whatever she’s teaching. we could get better grades if she just wasn’t so hard on us. my social studies teacher is the best guy you’ll ever meet. he’s really chill and makes sure you understand what he’s teaching. if you don’t quite get it, he tells you a simpler way of what he’s saying. my math teacher, however, tells you the same thing over and over again. that is not a good way to teach a student. letter grades do not matter. if you know what is going on, you’re fine
Akai keshi
Akai keshi - 4 days ago
Now an European version xD
Nixon Jones
Nixon Jones - 4 days ago
the opening scene where they all smile at each other is so awkward
HAYDEN GENTRY - 5 days ago
i like that straight a white kid
blackcitroenlove - 5 days ago
The slow kids aren't the bright kids' equals, it's that simple. We are not all of equal intellectual ability. The slow students have their niche, the bright ones theirs, and that's fine. We can't make everyone happy.
Jonah & Alex Shapiro
Jonah & Alex Shapiro - 5 days ago
Randy is kinda ignorant I mean you gotta do your work and you gotta work hard that’s just part of school. he just ignores turning in his work on time and decides to do the fun things with his friends. But the harder you work in school the easier it will be for you in the later life. He needs to grow up.
Beingsaliimaa Hamad
Beingsaliimaa Hamad - 5 days ago
Eye roll towards the straight As students , can I get on this episode
mel - 5 days ago
i like cooper
georgia bond
georgia bond - 5 days ago
i really like their points! I think Tanzy seems like a really hard worker, and a nice person, which no one really mentioned
H Roche11626
H Roche11626 - 5 days ago
I honestly would like to be friends with Nadia, she seems so kind
Black Bird
Black Bird - 5 days ago
School is basically an animal, get eaten and become apart of society’s standards, or don’t fall into the gaps and become shunned by all the ppl you thought were your friends
Good Fella
Good Fella - 5 days ago
Meanwhile while these straight A students will most likely have an enormous college debt to pay most of their lives a *flunky" can leave high school and make 2500 a week learning how to weld for example
Good Fella
Good Fella - 5 days ago
So the black girls teacher was changing her test answers or what?
Good Fella
Good Fella - 5 days ago
The black girl called a teacher racist. I'm shocked
Good Fella
Good Fella - 5 days ago
Thing is that bad grades in school doesn't point to lack of intelligence and good grades spent necessarily point to being intelligent. Making good grades in school means you can request what you're told and isn't necessarily knowledge
Portgas D. Ace
Portgas D. Ace - 5 days ago
Can we just appreciate how nice cooper is and he is really really smart
Quexify Strucid
Quexify Strucid - 6 days ago
School doesn’t make you smart anymore.
Nanceeh Vazquez
Nanceeh Vazquez - 6 days ago
I loved this
youtube rewind
youtube rewind - 6 days ago
there are diffrence between people who are smart and people who score better
Bella Anderson W.
Bella Anderson W. - 6 days ago
I don’t like grace
Nauticus Jackson
Nauticus Jackson - 6 days ago
For me, school isn't about learning. It's about getting good grades. I'll study for a test, but forget everything after it.
Cassie's Creations
Cassie's Creations - 5 days ago
greenflower360 - 6 days ago
The only thing I hate about some people is when they say something was 'easy' or 'not that hard' when they see that someone else struggles with something. My friend in college did that to one of my friends all the time.
Lucifer seventh
Lucifer seventh - 7 days ago
Cooper is so cute :3
ay u
ay u - 7 days ago
y’all need to do more stuff with highschoolers or younger people in general because they have so much more open minds and mature and they understand or try to understand both sides
Piglover - 6 days ago
Right they definitely should I would watch it
Trash_ Vlogs_
Trash_ Vlogs_ - 7 days ago
Tanzy sounds like she bouta cry
Juyeon Stan
Juyeon Stan - 7 days ago
What bout students in the middle- . 😔
Dedan Kaggio
Dedan Kaggio - 7 days ago
Why do I want Cooper and Randy to be friends so bad? GAAHH!!
Ziang Tzu
Ziang Tzu - 7 days ago
In my opinion. School is like Bulimia. They stuff random unnecessary knowledge in your head, and then you puke it out on the test and forget about what you’ve learnt. If anybody else has a different opinion I’d love to I hear it. Please reply your opinion on this comment.
ilenix - 7 days ago
“I’ve just always been smart” no. Your good at memorizing sis, after elementary it’s ALL about memorizing
ilenix - 7 days ago
Am I the only one who thinks just cuz u got straight A’s doesn’t make you smart? 💀 like it’s really not to be offensive but bro y’all just hella good at memorizing things 🤣
Cassie's Creations
Cassie's Creations - 5 days ago
Agreed. I think that just because u have an *A+* doesn't mean u got it fairly or u remeber it. And if u have an *F* doesn't mean u deserve it. Everybody is smart in different things.
Nezuko Playz
Nezuko Playz - 7 days ago
Cooper reminds me of Spider-Man before he became Spider-Man 😂
Cassie's Creations
Cassie's Creations - 5 days ago
Nezuko Playz
Nezuko Playz - 7 days ago
Anyone here just a regular student?
Siddharth Nandi
Siddharth Nandi - 7 days ago
"I always want people to believe that i'm smart" i'm sure people are going to agree after watching this
Emily Ogden
Emily Ogden - 8 days ago
I like to practice the mindset where I don’t let my victories or my faults define me. I can still feel good about what I do well and still learn from what I don’t succeed at.
Anna Horáková
Anna Horáková - 8 days ago
I'm sorry but getting good grades does not mean you're smart. It means that you do what the teachers tell you to do and you study a lot. 
But it has nothing to do with your intelligence. I'm a straight-A student myself..
Liana Ruth
Liana Ruth - 8 days ago
I loved this.
Ev an
Ev an - 8 days ago
Most things in commonly agreed is:
Parents don't help with homework b/c they tired or don't know the subject
Teachers can be strict or easy on the amount of workload. They can pick favorites(shocker)
Grades are defined as smartness of the subject, but we are smart in other ways from the knowledge of anything we pick up externally such as from friends, family, cultures, online aspects.
Lyd Joy
Lyd Joy - 8 days ago
Guys, I really recommend this book called "A mind for numbers" by Barbara Oakley. She talks about learning how to learn (she also did a TedTalk), procrastination, and different learning methods. It took me years to figure out how I learn. I went from being terrible at math & science to being a senior Biomedical Engineering major in college. This book really did wonders for me :)
Sofia Lifson
Sofia Lifson - 9 days ago
I'm literally procrastinating right now by watching this
Mr. PotatoChief
Mr. PotatoChief - 9 days ago
I like cooper's voice and im fcking pissed that i cant remember who he sounds likeeee
sidney - 9 days ago
Is it just me or does Cooper sounds like Tyler Joseph
Pumpkins - 9 days ago
I mean good grades are good but school isn’t about grades it’s supposed to be about learning
Omar Sinno
Omar Sinno - 9 days ago
someone take away his skateboard
Octive Danger
Octive Danger - 9 days ago
I got all a's this year besides chinese which I got a 89.1 but to make up for it I finished with a 138.1% in physics
Sravan Motamarri
Sravan Motamarri - 10 days ago
Cooper is the type of dude you would accidentally spill coffee on and he'd be the first to apologize
Iconic Loui
Iconic Loui - 10 days ago
Id care abt grades
Cuz they dont make me happier nyway
Mr 2 slim
Mr 2 slim - 10 days ago
Teenagers reached a common ground and understanding that most of the adults couldn’t, wow
foop - 10 days ago
Yeah, it's funny how they're acting more responsible and understanding that many of the "adults" we typically find here.
Gabriel Gonzalez
Gabriel Gonzalez - 10 days ago
This actually helped me a little it gave me a sense of hope for me that in the future I’ll be ok
Fadumo Mohamed
Fadumo Mohamed - 10 days ago
not all strait A students stay up late
When I was a freshman I got strait A's in both semesters, but it was because I understood everything and I did my work in class. But it also helped that I had 1 or two friends who were better at me in a subject, because they could help me, or we'd get competative.
And as my hs years went on I became more introverted and didn't really interact with people, so my grades started to drop, but like I still had a few A's, and maybe one or two D's, but that was because I wasn't doing home work. I did however fail my second semester of Honors Algebra 2 by .2% (god darn you Mr. Duffy would it have killed you to raise that 59.7%) Because I was always falling asleep during that time (I blame my lunch schedule).
So the moral? Find a motivation and surround yourselves with people who are smarter than you. Because at least they might let you cheat off of them if you don't understand.
-Graduate of 2020 (yes, the drive through picture thing was depressing).
foop - 10 days ago
Honestly, I got the best grades in my class, not because I studied more, but because I was much more responsible. My parents let me manage my time at a young age, so I could make mistakes in earlier grades, and build up a better pattern for grades. For my math assessments, instead of getting 5-10 done in a week, I did a single test over that week, working on each question for 30 minutes, and looking through my notes to see better ways to answer, and quicker methods.
Nems - 10 days ago
My brother is also doing the driving picture! I used to be straight all A's, but it all went downhill. Maybe it was just me seeing lack of value in a A. I show my parents a B+ and they say I need to raise it, it's a passing grade right?
Crisxpl04 - 10 days ago
Ofc the flunking students are freshman 🤦‍♂️
Josh Zebrah
Josh Zebrah - 10 days ago
those two straight A girl gonna be having stress marks in 5 more years LOL
tymarrie - 10 days ago
Okay but me n naaema relate and it struck a heart string with me. I was never really good at math and science, been struggling with it all my life. Also, my great grandma passed away and my parents divorced in the same year. My GG was my best friend. So I can definitely understand Naaema. I’m also flunking one class,which is chem.
Shefreen Kaur
Shefreen Kaur - 11 days ago
Finally! Students looking like real Students.
Reviews And more
Reviews And more - 11 days ago
To the girl that said “my grade show off my hard work”.you won’t have that once you done with school so enjoy all of ur hard work while it lasts
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