02/17/2021 (Wed) 04:01:10
It was the same for me, more or less. They put me in some extracurricular activities that weren't really consequential and I got offered a place at a private school as well after I got the school dux (school of 350 kids that was 25% indigenous though, and they didn't teach us times tables until grade 6 so I'm not sure wtf happened, don't think I'm that smart at all). My mum refused because it was too far away for her to care about, so she just sent me to some almost as shitty high school where I ended up losing all motivation and ability to concentrate by about year 10 (However I still didn't fuck up high school doing all my assignments on the day they were due despite this). I was never in any accelerated learning stuff, they just put me in a few classes above the grade I was in and sent me to extracurricular activities.
However, at the same time, they also sent me to some Asperger's shit where we were taught to shake hands with the grade 1s after playing tik-tak-toe with them at the same time (as if this helps social skills), and I was almost put on meds with potentially dangerous side effects to make me easier to deal with until my parents refused.
Thinking about it is really depressing. Nobody in the situation cared, I didn't really have any clue what was going on (I'm still confused now) and the end result of it all was probably public education damaging me irreparably. It seems like schools are just places to employ teachers, who are serial child abusers by negligence. I can't even tell if I'm retarded or not, young developing people really shouldn't be babysat by the Queensland government.