'Don't Stay In School:' Video Ripping What's Taught In Schools Goes Viral

Aaron Homer

Remember in high school, when you were slogging your way through isosceles triangles, Romeo and Juliet, and the intricacies of post-Civil War Reconstruction, and wondered aloud what bearing any of this could possibly have on your daily life once you left school?

British rapper Boyinaband (real name: David Brown) apparently wondered the same things when he was in school, and he's expertly put his frustrations into words, in a video entitled "Don't Stay In School." And in the two days since he published it, the video has gone viral: as of this post, it's earned over 241,000 views on YouTube.

"I wasn't taught how to get a job. But I can remember dissecting a frog."
"I was never taught the laws for the country I live in; but I know how Henry VIII killed his women."
"This video is getting a lot of attention now so I just want to clarify -- 'Don't Stay in School' isn't inferring students shouldn't stay in school, it's saying topics which aren't practically useful shouldn't stay in school. There are obviously a lot of benefits to getting an education, I'm just concerned that the topics are not prioritized well at all."
"The point of this song is to get people talking -- if you share it, use #DontStayInSchool so we can all get involved in the conversation."

[Image courtesy of Deviant Art]