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21st Apr '18 2:44:22 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' carries over this status for Jerome Horwitz Elementary from the books (see below).

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* ''Film/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'' carries over this status for Jerome Horwitz Elementary from the books (see below).
14th Mar '18 7:33:47 PM naturalironist
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* Features prominently in many of the books of Creator/DanielPinkwater. Schools are typically populated by DrillSergeantNasty -type gym teachers, academic teachers who are too crazy for their students to learn from them, and students who are cruel bullies.
19th Feb '18 3:08:42 PM Lanes17B
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The opposite of ElaborateUniversityHigh, a school that isn't very good at teaching because of budget issues and/or PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. Expect the textbooks and the technology to be massively out of date and have [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Cold War era information]] at best. It may or may not be an AssimilationAcademy. The school is often full of [[SadistTeacher ridiculously mean teachers]], bullies of all races, colors, creeds, and social backgrounds, and run by an [[DeanBitterman even worse principal]]. The trope is often used to satirize or dramatize how horrible the public school system is (especially if this trope is used in an American work, as parents and adults worrying over the quality of children's education is a major issue).

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The opposite of ElaborateUniversityHigh, a school that isn't very good at teaching because of budget issues and/or PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad. Expect the textbooks and the technology to be massively out of date and have [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Cold War era information]] at best. It may or may not be an AssimilationAcademy. The school is often full of [[SadistTeacher ridiculously mean teachers]], bullies [[TheBully bullies]] of [[EqualOpportunityEvil all races, colors, creeds, and social backgrounds, backgrounds,]] and run by an [[DeanBitterman even worse principal]]. The trope is often used to satirize or dramatize how horrible the public school system is (especially if this trope is used in an American work, as parents and adults worrying over the quality of children's education is a major issue).


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** Speaking of textbooks, in the episode where Lois and Peter run for a spot in the school council, among her campaign promises is to replace history text books that refer to the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement as "trouble's a commin'."
17th Feb '18 6:41:17 PM Lanes17B
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* Creator/YunaKagesaki, author/artist of the manga ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' mentions in a supplementary chapter of an early volume of the series that she attended one of the ''bottom'' 5 high schools of Japan. Among the things she remembers from her stint there was that students were taught stuff that was already covered in middle school, they were dismissive of their teachers, and fights were common, with one memorable incident of a student being expelled after getting into a fight with a teacher.
21st Jan '18 11:49:46 AM Sabrewing
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* Hope's Peak Academy of ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' would probably function perfectly fine as a haven for the best and brightest of society to have their natural talents nurtured, if it wasn't for the incredibly skewed priorities of its staff. Money is squandered to such an extent that they opened the very exclusive school up to the public with an expensive reserve course which sees none of the benefits of the rest of the school, but most damning of all, among the traits they found worthy of study and cultivating was [[spoiler:despair, in the form of one Junko Enoshima. Instead of getting her treatment or possibly even incarceration for her own safety, let alone anyone else's, they instead felt it worthwhile to experiment with her very peculiar worldview, allowing her to spread it mostly unchecked until it was too late -- a very bad thing in a locale supposedly devoted to showing the best of humanity's qualities. This actually ends up leading to ''the end of civilization''.]]
6th Dec '17 1:27:32 PM Ulathon1
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* Danish author Hans Scherfig's classic novel ''Literature/TheStolenSpring'' revolves around a group of pupils at the mercy of [[SadistTeacher Sadist teachers]] and outdated learning at a prestigious school in Copenhagen (a thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Scherfig's own alma mater, ''Metropolitanskolen'').
---> "Disciplina sollerti fingitur ingenium" is written over the gate. It means something like: "Beatings are good for spiritual development."
4th Dec '17 11:55:26 AM WaterBlap
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* In ''Film/{{Teachers}}'', students get stabbed, teachers fight, there's teacher-student sex, and a student sues the school after he graduated despite being illiterate.
29th Oct '17 12:48:30 PM nombretomado
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* This was enforced in the American South before [[CivilRightsMovement schools were integrated]]. While the "separate but equal" doctrine meant that, in theory, schools for white and black students had to be treated the same way, in practice this was never enforced, and the black schools had the worst of everything -- usually the old, worn-out stuff that the white schools were throwing out and replacing. It was this abuse that led to the desegregation of the public school system.

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* This was enforced in the American South before [[CivilRightsMovement [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement schools were integrated]]. While the "separate but equal" doctrine meant that, in theory, schools for white and black students had to be treated the same way, in practice this was never enforced, and the black schools had the worst of everything -- usually the old, worn-out stuff that the white schools were throwing out and replacing. It was this abuse that led to the desegregation of the public school system.
8th Sep '17 4:43:39 PM ANTMuddle
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The InnerCitySchool is often the victim of this trope. The BoardingSchoolOfHorrors is even worse, especially because you have to live there.

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The InnerCitySchool is often the victim of this trope. The BoardingSchoolOfHorrors is even worse, especially because you have to live there. Contrast the CoolSchool, where even if it's not all sunshine and rainbows, it's well worth it.
19th Jun '17 3:12:03 PM Vir
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* [[TheSimpsons Springfield Elementary]] is regularly noted to be on a shoestring budget, mostly due to Principal Skinner (a Vietnam vet who still has flashbacks of the war and lives with his controlling mother) slashing the budget to the point that the kids drink "malk" and the meat is "Grade F."

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* [[TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Springfield Elementary]] Elementary is regularly noted to be on a shoestring budget, mostly due to Principal Skinner (a Vietnam vet who still has flashbacks of the war and lives with his controlling mother) slashing the budget to the point that the kids drink "malk" and the meat is "Grade F."



* The "Skool" from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is regularly acknowledged as both militant and under budget. Illustrative of this are the "hall passes", from the "Dark Harvest" episode, the first being [[ExplosiveLeash a collar that explodes upon leaving school premises]] and the "auxilliary hall pass" being a radiator the student is expected to lug around.

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* The "Skool" from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is regularly acknowledged as both militant and under budget. Illustrative of this are the "hall passes", from the "Dark Harvest" episode, the first being [[ExplosiveLeash a collar that explodes upon leaving school premises]] and the "auxilliary "auxiliary hall pass" being a radiator the student is expected to lug around.



* Lawndale High School in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', where the paranoid principal, Ms. Li, regularly siphons off funding intended for education into elaborate, expensive and unnecessary security and surveillance systems. She then attempts to make up the shortfall with dodgy get-rich-quick schemes and bogus sponsorship deals. All new pupils are psychologically screened, the teaching staff tend towards being either sugary idealists or burnt-out basket cases with deep-seated personal issues, and extremely bright pupils are mistrusted as they tend to ask awkward questions. Daria Morgendorffer fits as well as a fish on a bicycle, and everyone, including her, knows it.

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* Lawndale High School in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', where the paranoid principal, Ms. Li, regularly siphons off funding intended for education into elaborate, expensive and unnecessary security and surveillance systems. She then attempts to make up the shortfall with dodgy get-rich-quick schemes and bogus sponsorship deals. All new pupils are psychologically screened, the teaching staff tend tends towards being either sugary idealists or burnt-out basket cases with deep-seated personal issues, and extremely bright pupils are mistrusted as they tend to ask awkward questions. Daria Morgendorffer fits as well as a fish on a bicycle, and everyone, including her, knows it.
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