Straight-A vs Flunking Students: Do Good Grades Matter?


  1. Jubilee

    JubileeIl y a 4 mois

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  2. LittleByLittle

    LittleByLittleIl y a 14 jours

    I don't wanna be THAT person but that girl really said, "Don't make me less smart of a person.."

  3. Charm Oli

    Charm OliIl y a 14 jours


  4. Aqua

    AquaIl y a 26 jours

    Just found this this is great!

  5. Zach Woolsey

    Zach WoolseyIl y a 26 jours

    I'm curious, I kind of want a spot in a video. Is this link how to sign up for a spot in a video? Also, if one were accepted for a video. Would we pay to get to the location where these are filmed? And how do we choose what video we are in?

  6. Paul K

    Paul KIl y a mois

    Do this again with college students please.

  7. Jorge Montiel

    Jorge MontielIl y a 5 heures

    Wtf of course good grades matter. Dear god why does this video even exist.

  8. DarKz_

    DarKz_Il y a 5 heures

    If you put in time you can get good grades unless you are braindead, I have very good grades and I haven’t tried or studied ever

  9. Gilmore Boiz

    Gilmore BoizIl y a 6 heures

    i have one f, one b, and two a’s. so i’m neither but it’s the middle of the quarter and i usually push through the end with all a’s so yea i procrastinate and turn in work late but when i decide to do homework i get through it and my grades get back up and it’s all okay my f is because i procrastinate and i’m working on it and my b is because that class is taught in a way i have a hard time learning with and my two a’s are because one is really easy and the other is because if i have the chance to get my gpa higher because it’s honors i’m gonna work my ass of for it all quarter 😂

  10. Michael Wilkes

    Michael WilkesIl y a 6 heures

    Education and intelligence are not the same. Never stop learning.

  11. Creative OG

    Creative OGIl y a 8 heures

    The straight A kids would rather be percieved as intellegent rather than just be intellegent

  12. Owen Schaap

    Owen SchaapIl y a 10 heures

    I am a bent a student *wheeze in father*

  13. Jeremias Ortega

    Jeremias OrtegaIl y a 13 heures

    Cooper sounds like a 14 or 15

  14. happy guy

    happy guyIl y a 18 heures

    One of the best vids of this channel❤️

  15. Quaid IsMyName

    Quaid IsMyNameIl y a jour

    Bruhhhh Cooper is super cute😂😂

  16. dipzoid

    dipzoidIl y a jour

    I mean he was right they're preppy

  17. cody bazarnic

    cody bazarnicIl y a jour

    School today is pretty useless. Hear me out first, school is there for cultivation of interests in learning. Its supposed to inspire and enlighten along with giving the firepower and experience to at least build the infrastructure for what you wish to do in life career aspect wise. Our current day school curriculum doesnt allow such things. Theyve generated this mentality of cookie cutter learning, which means this is the only way to learn a topic and if you dont understand it, guess it sucks to suck, or FITFO ( which is my favorite acronym from the military) it stands for figure it the F**K out. It doesnt always work like this though as you can see through the flunkies. People tend to learn at their own pace and at different intervals, thats what our school system needs to be shaped around. You have dyslexics you have the ADDs you have the illiterates, you literally have groups with all sorts of strengths and weaknesses. School systems need to build off of those and strengthen each and every child to better suit his or her needs. School in my opinion never really helped me advance in my life goals, what really helped me was the real world where i learned through experiences that shaped me better than any text book could.

  18. Alyssa Stepus

    Alyssa StepusIl y a jour

    I love hearing teens have good and constructive conversation

  19. Doc Stafford

    Doc StaffordIl y a jour

    I feel like these are the teenagers from 90s tv shows trapped in a time warp. Like Randy acting like Zach Morris straight up.

  20. Levy Ocampo

    Levy OcampoIl y a jour

    Coopers gonna be a millionaire I’m calling it 😂

  21. Marcus

    MarcusIl y a jour

    Grades matter... They dont define you tho.

  22. REVEN

    REVENIl y a jour

    I feel for the kids who are on the bad grades side. I felt my problem when I was in high school was I did not know why I should get good grades. I knew it was good for me, that it would open opportunity's but I did not have a goal that I wanted the give me a reason to get good grades and it was because I did not know my self, my view of the world was small and I did not know what was possible. I eventually made it to community collage and it really opened my view to the world and I discovered that I can do what ever I want as long as put in the work. from there it was easy to put in the time and get good grades.

  23. Stefania Ogun

    Stefania OgunIl y a jour

    Getting straight A is easy At least in America the teacher don't give you max c or say that the exam is worth only b because it's simple or don't give you more than b because that's how they grade In Italy it's impossible to get a perfect mark like when a girl got a perfect 10 in all her greds it was literally national news

  24. Caleb Chan-Nantais

    Caleb Chan-NantaisIl y a jour

    It's so sad that one chick thinks that school is what makes her worth... It's gonna be a sad realization that doing good in school isn't gonna bring you happiness

  25. PineappleHead R04

    PineappleHead R04Il y a jour

    For me, school favors those who are smart rather than those with talent sometimes disregarding the potential of students who are not good at knowledge based subjects like math and science which makes me sad.

  26. Fraxkr

    FraxkrIl y a 2 jours

    Lowkey not liking grace man i aint messin w her vibe man

  27. Ayoob Al ani

    Ayoob Al aniIl y a 2 jours

    Omg cooper is the next Einstein and Ryan is the next beetle juice.

  28. Ayoob Al ani

    Ayoob Al aniIl y a 2 jours

    Why am I gunna sit here and put all of my effort into something u want me to put only to get like what u want to see Randy 2020

  29. Ayoob Al ani

    Ayoob Al aniIl y a 2 jours

    Randy and cooper are cool af and they are amazing

  30. Austin Hall

    Austin HallIl y a 2 jours

    .9 GPA, 25, no degree and 110k a year right now. Grades dont matter, work ethic and intelligent workplace navigation does. 6 years ago I was making 30k a year.

  31. Rock Solid

    Rock SolidIl y a 2 jours

    A lot of my teachers have been horrible, especially my science teachers. I’ve failed so many classes because of the teachers. I’ve asked to switch but I wasn’t allowed to because I’m not a student who does sports. Now I’m struggling in my junior year, I cry so much that I won’t pass. My life these past 3 years has been terrible, I barely get time to breathe but now finish all this homework, plus study, plus do extra credit? I ask for help but don’t get it then I don’t get how to do the homework then I can’t do the tests. I feel like I’m drowning when I just want to try hard.

  32. Melina Kissel

    Melina KisselIl y a 2 jours

    can we talk abt how cute Cooper is

  33. Welp Welp

    Welp WelpIl y a 2 jours

    I use to fail everything but math. Like I'll literally take the easiest history class and make an F but make an A+ in Calculus AB/BC and Trig... But then again I had the same teacher for all those math classes and she somehow mad math hands on

  34. Sabina Clelia

    Sabina CleliaIl y a 2 jours

    the flunking kids are just immature thats the only difference

  35. Nysha Reddy

    Nysha ReddyIl y a 5 heures

    Sabina Clelia NO that’s false

  36. thatboy lookcold

    thatboy lookcoldIl y a 2 jours

    i feel like the straight a students are people who wanna live a basic life basic in a sense of wanting to do everything the way it was layed out for them

  37. GameDogReiku

    GameDogReikuIl y a 2 jours

    I got bad grades back when I was in school, because I already knew everything the classes were teaching. So I was extremely unmotivated, I showed multiple times that I knew all of it already, but nothing ever happened. I just remember spending 50 hours a week, waiting or doing absolutely nothing for years. (If you include waiting for bus, and bus travel time, and waiting for school to open etc) Past elementary school Some bad things happened so I didn't care for making friends, also didn't have a phone so I would literally do nothing. Took me a long time to recover from. I still am recovering from it.

  38. Kyhiaa

    KyhiaaIl y a 2 jours

    I watch this video as i have a ton of homework lmaoo.

  39. eibbor171

    eibbor171Il y a 2 jours

    so far from my life experience if your a straight a student said person is usually a stick in the mud or just boring to be around flunker could be a dummy or something worse also i know the A students have a fuck ton of debt while flunkers have a fuck ton of things in a gerneral spectrum, everyones uniquely the same some just excel or do worse then other and nadia touched on a good point to just try i notice alot of people don't try anymore like 100% try not half ass it

  40. SnLiner

    SnLinerIl y a 2 jours

    Honestly schools in America need to be revamped. At my school I been going here longer then any other teacher, we have constant subs and they are failing to give me a education. The schools are broken in America and they are jokes, would should a sub/ a teacher without a teaching license be able to pass or fail me?

  41. C. I .A

    C. I .AIl y a 2 jours

    Ik the work I just play around to munch The teachers also said I’m smart And have potential sometimes I just wish that potential went someone else.

  42. Recorpse

    RecorpseIl y a 2 jours

    that 18 year old is the smartest of the A kids and I could tell because of just how he and they convey their opinions. those other 2 are number banks, they kid has actual intellect.

  43. mohammad nassan

    mohammad nassanIl y a 2 jours

    this basically happened to me at the beginning of 5th grade I was a straight c student now I have the 2nd best grades in the class

  44. Lee Alice

    Lee AliceIl y a 2 jours

    K-12 education is fundamentally about tenacity rather than intelligence, training people to be tenacious and push through

  45. Arizona Ranger

    Arizona RangerIl y a 3 jours

    I failed both semesters of freshman math lmao

  46. JordinBeats

    JordinBeatsIl y a 3 jours

    im smart but i dont like doing work

  47. Mr. epic

    Mr. epicIl y a 3 jours

    Then your smartness won't help you if you are lazy

  48. The Fruit Fixer

    The Fruit FixerIl y a 3 jours

    The girl in the orange dress just assumed that all strait A students stay up till 3:00 am studying. I have straight A’s and have never studied

  49. Liam Kennedy

    Liam KennedyIl y a 3 jours

    If you get straight A's it proves you have no life

  50. Liam Kennedy

    Liam KennedyIl y a 3 jours

    And then there's me that didn't care and just did the least possible effort to get it over with

  51. Skeletal Bonehead

    Skeletal BoneheadIl y a 3 jours

    Copper seems like the chillest and realest person up there. I really wish I could have a conversation with him.

  52. UsTwoTwins

    UsTwoTwinsIl y a 3 jours

    I was never the person who stayed up studying and do extra work and all that. I did get good grades though...only thing i really struggled with was math. But i made it work!

  53. TheCrimsonAngel

    TheCrimsonAngelIl y a 3 jours

    This was very wholesome, I was expecting some big fights but to be honest there’s nothing major about the topic at hand. Everyone there was very understanding to each other and they all related which was great

  54. Jason

    JasonIl y a 3 jours

    Anyone who thinks they are smart are usually not very smart. It's the smart ones who know just how much they don't know.

  55. Skellital Disasembly

    Skellital DisasemblyIl y a 3 jours

    I know this is coming from a STRAIGHT A 8th grader, but grades are to show the school your progress, which means that it tells teachers what you are doing well in and what you can do better

  56. Brandon Turner

    Brandon TurnerIl y a 3 jours

    Out of all the years ive been in school i feel like ive only truly had 1 or 2 actually supportive teachers that cared more than just getting you through their class to look good and get paid

  57. Julie Anne Hurst

    Julie Anne HurstIl y a 3 jours

    I loved this episode

  58. TheReal SlimShady

    TheReal SlimShadyIl y a 3 jours

    Randy is probably the most intelligent here, but he is much more humble about it.

  59. D

    DIl y a 3 jours

    Cooper 100% rushing

  60. DatCatTho :P

    DatCatTho :PIl y a 3 jours

    I like cooper

  61. Bye

    ByeIl y a 3 jours

    With the second question: no, I don't believe anyone can get good grades. Some people don't have the right brain for acedimia, and that's fine. I only have good grades cause I was born being able to grasp certain acedimia concepts. For example: algebra is the easiest thing for me, whilst my classmates barely grasp basic algebra. T Is that because they're lazy? Or that I work my ass off? No. None of those. I was just born, for lack of a better word, better. It's that simple. I guarantee abouts 90% of kids who get good grades don't work that hard for them, they're simply born better than kids who get bad grades. That's just my opinion though, and my experience.

  62. Sam Gamble White

    Sam Gamble WhiteIl y a 3 jours

    Those 2 straight A students lowkey way too full of themselves.

  63. Gemini Man

    Gemini ManIl y a 3 jours

    Show off

  64. Adri Void

    Adri VoidIl y a 4 jours

    This is an interesting perspective to get from the kids. My parents never helped me with school past elementary bc my mom didnt understand it anymore, and Coopers right its most important to be taught diligence in working. Its hard as hell to have all As, I got easy As in history and english at AP, but had to work hard as hell to get a B in my college prep math and sciences classes. And I worked hard because I wanted to go away for college and so as a senior in college now I have no regrets in the way I worked.

  65. adara biggs

    adara biggsIl y a 4 jours

    I have an IEP in math, and usually pass with a 70. I’m going into my senior year, still with, on average, a 70. But I have A’s in all my other classes. I know I have common sense and I’m decently book-smart. I know people who strive for straight A’s and their world revolves around that report card, but when it comes to real life, they’re like a rock. Grades really don’t mean that much at all.

  66. Paolo Mikel Moro

    Paolo Mikel MoroIl y a 4 jours

    I am 27 and finished college. I didn’t have high grades, I would definitely categorize myself as one of the flunking students. But you know what, grades are just numbers, it didn’t even affect my job or my goals in life. I am happy in my job, good paying job for my age actually and I was a flunking student.

  67. yeet 5467

    yeet 5467Il y a 4 jours

    2:50 XD