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Temple University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC- Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessD+ Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Violent

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Unhelpful

Lowest Rating
Creativity/ Innovation
Highest Rating
Useful Schoolwork
He cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Jan 21 2013
Major: Education (This Major's Salary over time)
I came here because I had a friend who ranted and raved about the quality of the education department. Needless to say she no longer is a friend to me.

There are 3 types of students here, the first (and most prominent) group are thugs who would like nothing better then to flip you over and have sex with you as soon as they see you. There is a reason it is called "ThugU" by locals. The second group is the sane people who are scared out of their mind. Sadly, this group is the smallest in size. Finally, the rest are arrogant pricks who are just sooooo happy to have been let into a college AT ALL with their 1.5 high school GPAs and dismal SATs.

The area around the campus is dirty and scary. You are living in the smack middle of the Ghetto. Of course, if you go on a tour (which I did) you would be told that it was "up and coming" and to just use common sense. Well, that is not true. You will be sharing the streets with crack addicts (about half of which are your "classmates"), robbers, and rapists. Have fun!

As for my main gripe, about the education department. It is only really applicable for teaching in Philadelphia (which is a dirty, crappy city anyway). My first day of the first education class I took, the teacher asked us where we wanted to work. When I said I wanted to go back home and teach there. He gave me this pointed look and then 'humphed". Needless to say, that was the beginning of a series of idiocy.

That is the goal for Temple's education department: to keep spirting out urban teachers who will funnel into the Philadelphia school district. Good luck if you want to learn anything except how to react to a 5 year old who is overdosing on crack (literally one of the lectures I went to was focussed on this), I would avoid this.

responseI think you should leave the blanket generalizations about the city for someone who is ignorant enough to accept your opinion as fact. I much rather cared to hear about specific examples of why you feel the way you do about the SCHOOL instead of an attempt to blind a reader with degradation of an entire community while asserting yourself as superior.
responseWhat do you want me to say? That North Philly is a pretty place with nice residents and a good aesthetic? Because that is not true. I gave very specific reason why I didn't like the school: It is located in an extremely dangerous neighborhood, seems to fast-track the student into certain (urban) jobs, has a student body that ranges from "doesn't care" to violent and false advertising.
responseI don't know where you are from but Temple University is a good school. You've stated that the school is in the middle of the ghetto is simply not true! The school is located in the city, so I much rather for you to state the obvious in your opinion. The obvious is that you are a prejudice towards your peers who you seem to be inferior to which you may think you should be superior to. Get over yourself but the world does not revolve around you and if you would change your mindset then this world would be a better place because we have enough people like you out here. You say you want to teach then learn to teach instead making excuse after excuse or transfer. Plain and simple!
responseI want to teach in a safe environment. Not the ghetto schools that are glorified by temple.

As part of my first education class, we were expected to observe a local school, and I honestly felt unsafe having to stay for just a couple minutes in the area by the school.

And I feel I am much smarter then my peers were. I actually know that you cant save some people. this one bitch in my class went on a tirade about how she wanted to teach in an urban school because she thought they were given unequal funding. No they are not! The kids in urban schools are just not on the social, academic, or mental level of those in suburban/rural areas.

responseIf you look at the facilities/buildings and materials of urban schools compared to suburban ones,they are not equal.neither is the information taught.I have went toan urban and surburban public highschools so im positive.they do NOT have the same opportunities as the kids in different area,and being raised like that gives them a certain mentality that doesn't change even if they are given resources after it's too late.
commentThis post is the truth! I was a young woman all alone at this school, found it impossible to make friends. Sure, I would chat up with people, but when I tried to reconnect with them, it was only horny guys that would respond, which left me with no one. Often times, I would meet up with guys I didn't care for just to talk to someone. I would walk down the street and usually have people call me things like "flat-assed skinny white bitch" (people who could have easily messed with me due to the size difference, that was a real comment I got). When I get comments like that every day, I can't just sit there and think that this was anything but a hostile environment. I have experienced cities where homeless people touch me and whatnot, but this school's niche was just not for me. Obviously, I was part of the "scared" minority.
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