• kinda messed up that middle schools
would host field trips that were like
$4000 to DC or whatever and all the
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    • At my old school the kids who couldn't go were put into detention and called us bad for not getting money to go on the trip happened to me like twice told my parents about it they nearly beat up the principal
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    • My school has a trip for $7000 to France and I think it got canceled with no refunds
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    • My dad valued out the cost of the trip and decided to take me himself because the 4k the school wanted was double what it cost for me, my dad and my brother. We stayed in a 4 star hotel, visit the white house and every other monument. Plus we took a train to New York to visit family for a few days.
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    • If your school did that, there probably weren't any poor kids.
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    • What’s even more fucked up is when you hear all the kids going to bad ass trips but when it’s your turn they just stop doing it all of a sudden
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    • Yeah you just sat in class and did worksheets alone while everyone else was on the trip. School really be reminding you all that time that you're poor
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    • My step dad sold his motorcycle to get me to go. Didnt know till many years later
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    • I grew up in a very wealthy area. Me and the 10 other kids who couldn't pay the $9700 for the 3-day DC trip got to go to the zoo... During mating season
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    • those things were crazy expensive just so we could go to free museums the whole time
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    • Classmates would always ask me if I was going to dc and theyd be all super excited about it like... I didnt even ask my mom to go I just knew it was never a possibility.
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    • Kinda sad, my siblings got to go but when it was my year to go my family was going through a bit of a rough patch and I told my parents I didn't want to go because I knew we were short on money.
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    • We were supposed to go on one of those trips that we paid $1500 to DC for. They cancelled because of Coronavirus and refused to refund the money. There is a class action lawsuit the students have filed on the school board for it in ledigation now.
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    • I feel this with a choir concert had to pay for the plane ticket which my family couldn’t afford (my family was super poor) I said I couldn’t go we didn’t have the money I got yelled at put in a detention room and had to write a three page essay on why I couldn’t go how I could do better next time
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    • Why did they make the kids who couldn't attend the trip work on packets
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    • My school did a thing where if we got at least a 3.5 gpa we got to go to Houston and tour the space center for three days and stay in a hotel with out friends. I had a 4.0 but couldn’t afford the $300 fee
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    • This confused the shit outta me then I realized that not everyone lives 15 min from DC. I was like where tf you staying, the White House?
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    • Poor, kids that had an average family can’t afford that
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    • Never fell for that scam
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    • Y’all had middle school trips out of state? Nigga we went to Dave and Busters💀
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    • All my school trips told families how much it cost per kid and asked them to pay however much they could. Then they did some fundraising to fill in the rest.
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    • Went to a private Catholic high school. We were told our freshman year that our senior trip was to go to Italy. Junior year theres a new superintendent that canceled all over night trips. The 9 of us seniors just randomly skipped a Friday and spent the night at one of the seniors family's cabin ona
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    • We had that happen a few times, and most of my classes I shared with at least one friend. If they couldn't afford it, I'd ask my parents for money in exchange for chores, even though I never had an allowance. Explained why I asked them for money. They gave me harder chores, and I covered the cost.
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    • My high school band had a DC trip (represented the state at the DC 4th of July parade). It was 400. We had almost a year to prepare and TONS of fundraising (that went to only your fund). I raised over double the amount and told the director to put the excess towards others who were struggling or...
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    • If we couldn't go on field trips in middle school, we just want to the gym and dicked around playing basketball or whatever. Y'all were in straight up detention camps and shit, wtf?? Damn that sucks being punished for being poor. I was from a poor town so maybe that was my saving grace.
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    • My schools choir and band trip cost like 8000 dollars. Literally everybody in my town upon finding that I didnt go cuz I couldnt afford it got mad cuz I was in every music thing the school had, and helped out way more than most peeps. Many told me that they would have paid for me had they known. Pt1
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    • i almost couldn't go on my trip but my uncle gave me some money, i was excited and was ready to go only to find out they wouldn't take me because i have autism and tend to walk off when i see things i like or want to touch...
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    • Lmao I only had to raise $160 in a fundraiser for the bus ticket, the fuck kind of drugs were y'all's schools on?
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    • Get born into a richer family losers. Just don't be poor lol
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    • My parents wanted to prove to the school how big of a waste of money it was so we left the day before, drove, got there the same time as their flight, stayed in a cheaper hotel, did all the same tours, left a day after everyone so I could see some more stuff they missed, my trip was less than $600
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    • Mine was 3000 and we went to DC, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Gettysburg, all the museums in the national mall, the capitol building, tons of monuments, and got to eat at colleges with all you can eat buffets. It's not about being poor, I fundraised 2000 of the 3000 it cost.
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    • Well. Yeah. That's an unfrotunate reality of being poor
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    • Shit ain’t free dawg
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    • The band has a big field trip like every other year and last year they went to the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria and this one dude was like "it's not that expensive. I go to Germany during spring break every year" And some of these rich kids really got no idea how privileged they actually are.
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    • Our school had a $900.00 field trip to NYC, and I’ve always wanted to go. Well, I payed the $150.00 admission fee and I even did the fund raiser. But since I was $50.00 short, they didn’t let me go
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    • In high school our senior trip was to Virginia beach i wasnt planning on going cause my parents were already struggling to pay bills. They we willing to let me go and pay but i didnt want that pressure on them. About a month before the trip i get called to the principles office. Thought i fucked up
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    • lol my school was lucky to take a field trip to the park 3 blocks down from the our campus. and if we even heard one single gunshot, even if it was far from us, we had to go back to school
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    • My school took a trip to Disneyland. It was $400 per person. Like half the school couldn’t afford it and the teachers sat there and berated us for being so irresponsible with our money... I was 11 at the time.
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    • My school let every single kid go to DC in their 8th grade year, except for mine. They thought that starting a “Only National Junior Honor Society members” rule would help kick them into high gear for high school. Instead, I have felt bad about some of my best friends not being able to go on that..
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    • I was a very bad kid in highschool and i really wanted to go on this 3 day fieldtrip they where offering in my one class. It was to go to this show in Harrisburg called farmshow where they showed livestock and tons of homemade food and pretty cool inventions. Anyways i worked hard for it (continued)
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    • Pre paid $5 to go to a school zoo trip the day before we went. Got in a fight the next morning and wasn’t allowed to go. When I come back to school the principal tells me the $5 is non refundable. Idk why but that pissed me off so bad because of how I just it was so basically I had my dad come (1/2)
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    • Our “field trips” were to the local dine in food joints?
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    • My schools janitor would molest the kids that couldn’t afford to go...
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    • I remember one time my AP calc class went on a field trip and like 3 of us didn't go. Then last period, when we were scheduled for AP Calc, they never sent us a sub so we just screwed around dancing to songs on YouTube until school ended. Probably my favorite memory of high school.
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    • We went to DC for 10 dollars. Then again I live in Maryland so that could be why.
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    • Hey, kid who couldn’t go here. It sucked majorly especially hearing all my friends talk about it when they got back and they had so much fun and all that but they didn’t understand why I couldn’t go they thought I used the opportunity to skip a day. I did but only cuz I couldn’t hope to afford it
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    • i went and i was poorer than 99% of students
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    • My moms a teacher, she grew up poor and is trying to make things more fair for poor kids but the other staff at the school grew up well off and swipe her ideas to the side
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    • I was devastated as a kid because I finally had enough money for a cool field trip to Boston ($300) and someone broke in and stole it from our po box in the homeless shelter
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    • Yeah, yall went to some rich kid school stfu.
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    • 4 thousand for a trip to DC?? Our senior trip was $1,500 and we went to Disney world for 5 days in a nice resort and park hopper passes and meal vouchers
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    • What kind of middle schools were you going to?
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    • I went to a private high school and none of our trips even came close to costing that much. Where the fuck are they taking you, Dubai?
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    • Well... then don’t be poor
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    • Bruh I couldn't even go on the 40 dollar field trips. Actually I only ever went on one field trip and that's cause one of my friends parents felt bad for me and paid for me.
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    • My school. it was a trip to Disneyworld but it was only offered to sports teams,band and choir. I was in choir and the teacher showed us this video about the trip telling us how amazing it was, how we all would get to sing at Disney and record custom voice over for a scene from one of the classics..
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    • Why pay the school more than the normal trip would cost for even worse accomodations?
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    • Why would they refuse to offer a good field trip just because some people can’t afford it?
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    • Went to DC my junior year for about 5 days. The cost was $800 but we had months of fundraising. We just took the shitiest options for the cheap price like hostel instead of hotel and a 17 hour train ride instead of coach bus.
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    • At least they should let the unfortunate kids go to the zoo or something. Don’t just fucking lock them in the cafeteria and call it “study time”
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    • In a parallel universe: "Kinda messed up that our school shut down because everyone insisted their kids go on an expensive but optional field trip the district couldn't afford."
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    • My highschool chorus performs at hershey park every year, and the trip is like 85$ My mom couldnt pay for me and to go so one of my guy friends paid for me and didnt ask for it back when i did get the money, at the end of that year i confessed my feelings for him and he asked me out (1/2)
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    • Ours was $1500 and if you didn't have the money the school would do fundraisers
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    • in fifth grade i missed the safety patrol field trip to DC since it was some thousand dollars and my mom is divorced and only a teacher’s assistant. we were p poor. well, then one of my friends couldnt go so they offered me her spot, but i refused bc i knew my mom and twin bro couldnt come as well.
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    • How is that messed up some people can’t afford it
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    • Ya know a lot of this stuffi s just a scam. My church does these 2 day long camps for 150 bucks that I could do myself anywhere I wanted for 50. And I you want to play paintball and some other stuff it's upwards of 300.
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    • My middle school had a 5 day trip to DC and NYC for like 1300 so I jumped on that, we actually got to do a ton of cool shit
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    • My family wasn’t poor but my dad made me decide between joining a $150 wrestling club or a $150 3 day school camping trip. I was the only kid that didn’t go. I quit wrestling once I got to college after going D1. I’ve never loved and hated something so much at the same time.
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    • Not at my school, if you were poor that was part of the cost of other students, we would fundraise all year then whatever cost was left for the total class was just split for the class, found out later poor kids didn’t have to be apart of the final split cost thing so their stuff was just added to
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    • That happened in high school, too. Always been poor. Got to hear all the kids talk about it and teachers will ask what their favorite part was, so I had to sit out of the conversation bc i was too poor to go bc I was from a single mother household 🤡
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    • In 8th grade if you were taking French you got to go on a trip to Quebec for a week. It was a couple grand to go on and there were no scholarships or anything like that so I couldn’t go. My teacher kept saying I should because it’s “such a great opportunity to experience other cultures” as if I was
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    • Our school had trips to go swim with manatees down in South Florida, least we got to watch movies instead of worksheets
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    • I remember that, fourth grade teacher took the class to the zoo to write a story about a animal they saw, couldn’t afford the 40$ to go since money was tight. Stayed in with another class to do a worksheet on some planets or something. Made me feel like shit
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    • My school had us working concessions at the sporting events and concerts to pay off our school trip debts. Literally child labor
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    • They didnt work hard enough. Having been hella poor in middle school (my family made just above $8000 a YEAR most of middle school for 4 kids) i busted ass for a month to be able to afford to go to new york. I asked neighbors for work and explained why and most found something for me toMakeALilMoney
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    • My school canceled prom and didn’t refund tickets. Instead, they did a lottery and bought microwaves, coolers, tv’s, and some random things. I never bought a ticket and got a tv. Basically a free tv that some other prom chump paid for.
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    • We didn't even have field trips in Middle School, and the only time we went out of state in high school was free because the teachers didn't want to put us in a hotel. Made us sleep on the floor in another school's gym.
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    • I stoped going on any field trips after 3rd grade, I knew my mom couldn’t pay for it (she took care of me and my sis) so I always got to stay back. And lemme tell you, I got to have classes with the 5th graders in 4th, I got to be a teacher’s assistant for a 2nd grade class (did grading the papers)
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    • I think of this at least WEEKLY!
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    • When you get mentioned in a meme
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    • It’s almost like traveling costs money... weird how that works. That being said, I never went on one of these trips because I worked for a living and felt it was a waste of money. Now I’m an adult and I’ve done solo trips all over the world that were better than any school trip, so jokes on them
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    • Dude my DC trip in 8th grade was $120 and we went to see an Orioles game. The fuck kinda trip costs $4000?
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    • We had a 3 day camping trip in 8th grade that cost 300 dollars to go and I started saving for it from the first day of 6th grade and when we got there it rained on us all 3 days and we just sat in the cabin all day
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    • I wanted to go on my 8th grade trip, they had the kids going to New Orleans, instead of Orlando (Living in Florida). Apparently the kids initially wanted to go to Orlando, but the teachers wanted New Orleans, so they bribed their students with lunch and got everyone to vote New Orleans. (1/2)
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    • Your schools got trips? All my schools money went to private schools
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    • In Arizona, we have something called ECA. It lets us ask for donations up to $400 and the donators could reclaim them in taxes.
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    • Yo what? We'd go to the science center for like 20 bucks. At best you went to Gettysburg. 4k bougie
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    • I relate, in 5th grade I was chosen to go to the JrNYLC. The tuition is pretty much free if you can afford transportation. My mom couldn't and so I missed out on what could have changed my life. I'm not disappointed with what I've accomplished in my life but still wonder "what if"
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    • Bitchass teachers told me that in 7th grade we couldn't go to dc because last year was bad like we had anything to do with them
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    • Worst part is it only cost the schools about $3,200 per kid. IT WAS A HUGE PROFIT SCAM.
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    • Not really. Shit costs money. Fucking commie
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    • My cousin said his school class went to schlitterbahn for his senior trip which I thought was sad cause my class went to the Bahamas.
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    • How the hell was it 4k? My church did a 15 day trip from Minnesota to New York to York Pennsylvania for $500
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    • Yea, cause they couldn’t afford it, duh
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    • Try living next to DC next time
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    • Our Senior Trip was to Orlando and my gf and I couldn't afford to go so we just did fun shit around town
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    • Jokes on you, I live in DC
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    • They had fundraisers#hustle
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    • Just stop being poor
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    • In highschol they did a trip to Germany and apparently i had multiple people confront my mother in why i couldn't go... later i found out it cost 10,000 I even said wtf and i had people wanting to pay my way but i still would of had to come up with 3,000. i just couldn't afford it and said 1/2
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