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17th Jul '16 10:30:09 AM TheFuzzinator
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* Scout, of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' thinks school is utterly useless, and spends a while trying to convince her father to let her stay home, since he never went to a day of formal school as a kid and managed to become a lawyer anyway. In all fairness to her, her town's school system ''is'' pretty ridiculous -- her first-grade teacher is annoyed that she already knows how to read and write, and tells her she needs to stop doing both until she reaches the appropriate grade level. Needless to say, she's not pleased, and tries a number of things to get out of going to school, including briefly becoming LadySwearsALot in the hope that her father won't make her go anymore once he finds out she learned it from other kids. (It doesn't work; if anything, he seems to find it slightly amusing.)
21st May '16 12:48:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''YuYuHakusho''. Yusuke is too cool for school, especially in the first couple of episodes.

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* ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Yusuke is too cool for school, especially in the first couple of episodes.
16th Mar '16 2:04:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least. Especially the lyrics "They'll never get to college, but they'll sure look cool".

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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least. Especially the lyrics "They'll never get to college, but they'll sure look cool".



* "Troublemaker" by {{Weezer}}.

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* "Troublemaker" by {{Weezer}}.Music/{{Weezer}}.



* Tara from ''TrueBlood''.

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* Tara from ''TrueBlood''.''Series/TrueBlood''.



* One episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' had Kelly gaining an internship at a TV station. Al invoked the trope the moment he learned Kelly was offered a three-year-long contract that paid 250 thousand dollars per year to be the station's new "weather bunny" and required her to drop out of school.

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* One episode of ''MarriedWithChildren'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had Kelly gaining an internship at a TV station. Al invoked the trope the moment he learned Kelly was offered a three-year-long contract that paid 250 thousand dollars per year to be the station's new "weather bunny" and required her to drop out of school.
19th Feb '16 7:58:30 PM Stormcat1
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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least.

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* The song "The Nicest Kids in Town" from ''{{Hairspray}}'' is practically the hymn for this ethos. In universe, at least. Especially the lyrics "They'll never get to college, but they'll sure look cool".
8th Jan '16 5:22:09 PM eroock
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->We can miss out school
->(Won't that be cool?)
->Why go to learn the words of fools?

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->We ->''"We can miss out school
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that be cool?)
->Why
cool?)\\
Why
go to learn the words of fools?fools?"''
5th Dec '15 4:39:54 PM nombretomado
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The basic idea that characters who fit this trope have is that there's some place called "the street" that teaches you everything you'll ever ''really'' need to know in life. [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds If you're on this website]], the closest you've ever gotten is the fabled ''SesameStreet''.

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The basic idea that characters who fit this trope have is that there's some place called "the street" that teaches you everything you'll ever ''really'' need to know in life. [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds If you're on this website]], the closest you've ever gotten is the fabled ''SesameStreet''.''Series/SesameStreet''.
31st Oct '15 5:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* The standard attitude of the characters in ''TheBeano''.
* Creeps in around the edges of the books in the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} line. While the original X-Men were sometimes shown studying actual school subjects, in recent years, despite the characters often living in a school, they're almost never shown studying anything other than using their powers, fighting, and, in recent years, "superhuman ethics." The implication being that superhumans don't ''need'' to know silly things like history, math, reading, or science. Virtually all of the major characters are adults, so the fact that they're not students is rather less surprising.

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* The standard attitude of the characters in ''TheBeano''.
''ComicBook/TheBeano''.
* Creeps in around the edges of the books in the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen line. While the original X-Men were sometimes shown studying actual school subjects, in recent years, despite the characters often living in a school, they're almost never shown studying anything other than using their powers, fighting, and, in recent years, "superhuman ethics." The implication being that superhumans don't ''need'' to know silly things like history, math, reading, or science. Virtually all of the major characters are adults, so the fact that they're not students is rather less surprising.
25th Oct '15 5:51:46 AM WillBGood
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--> Remember that the sort of people who say this are often involved in the drug trade, take swings at cops and the like and end up dying young. Though whether they are too blame or the schools are setting them up to fail is not a topic for this page.

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--> Remember ::Remember that the sort of people who say this are often involved in the drug trade, take swings at cops and the like and end up dying young. Though whether they are too blame or the schools are setting them up to fail is not a topic for this page.
25th Oct '15 5:46:33 AM WillBGood
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** TheLawOfConservationOfDetail may also apply-- readers presumably know what regular school classes are like and would be more interested in what sort of specialized learning superhumans might want.
1st Sep '15 1:44:37 PM StFan
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* This was long the attitude held by the {{Runaways}}, especially after various adults tried to force them to enter foster care and go to school. More recently, they reluctantly agreed to enroll Molly Hayes and Klara Prast in a home-schooling program offered by AvengersAcademy, in exchange for a promise of non-interference.

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* This was long the attitude held by the {{Runaways}}, ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, especially after various adults tried to force them to enter foster care and go to school. More recently, they reluctantly agreed to enroll Molly Hayes and Klara Prast in a home-schooling program offered by AvengersAcademy, ComicBook/AvengersAcademy, in exchange for a promise of non-interference.
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