PBIS: Achievement/Excellence in Schoolwork

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without a cause From the moment james enters the doors

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of his school to the time the final bell rings

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james brain is a pretty much on strike If his

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geometry teacher starts talking about the pythagorean theorem well it

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zones out begins replaying an episode of sons of anarchy

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instead If his english teacher starts detail ing the themes

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in grapes of wrath well his brain switches gears and

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fantasizes about what it might be like to date Katie

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whiffle and his chemistry teacher starts going over the periodic

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table while the brain shuts down completely because well james

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really just doesn't see the point as far as he's

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concerned school is prison the result of a sentence he

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has unfairly received in one which he must suffer and

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struggle through until graduation or until his appeal is granted

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whichever comes first In the meantime he plans to do

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as little as humanly possible you know escaped by with

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d's and the occasional c minus in p e and

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then get out of dodge He knows getting a diploma

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is important so he wouldn't dream of dropping out physically

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anyway But james misjudges things a tad thinking he's got

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the grades that past the ninth grade He slacks on

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finals and suddenly he's being told he gets to do

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it all over again next year It's almost like he

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got trying to escape via the perimeter fence And he

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has another year added to his sentence is punishment don't

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Well so james does slightly more work the next time

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around he passes the ninth grade barely and moves on

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to a sophomore year again He does the bare minimum

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and again his junior year and again a senior year

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And he does get that diploma You're later than all

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his friends did And he's released Oh sweet freedom You

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know like that scene from shawshank redemption Time for james

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to get a job What will it be Music producer

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astronauts and on wall street guys The limit right No

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actually turns out grounds the limit with no college education

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And high school transcripts that would make anyone cry James

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is qualified for exactly well bacchus he gets a fast

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food job This is not what he wanted in his

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life He always saw himself Is someone bigger and better

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and he definitely saw himself doing something that earned him

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more than ten bucks an hour how's he supposed to

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afford video games on that salary And like when can

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he afford to move out of mom's basement The one

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day james looks in the mirror and decides to turn

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things around he attends a community college really applies himself

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this time It ain't easy because he's well he's pretty

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daft that tends to happen when you don't pay attention

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in class for thirteen years but eventually he sticks with

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it and he starts to get it actually posts amazing

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bees for once in his life uses his halfway decent

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grades is a stepping stone to get into a reasonably

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respectable state university graduates with a ba in business administration

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and just like that he's on his way to something

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bigger and better if only he weren't getting their three

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years later than all his peers That's three x years

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of schooling Three fewer years for an income that could

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be an invested Three few years of living comfortably and

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well realizing that a little concentration hard work on the

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front and could've paid huge dividends in the future Ah

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well and he can't ever have his lost years back

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But at least he got in there In the end

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they will lay off him Now it seems we're tearing 00:03:09.018 --> [endTime] him apart