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School Education Essay

Today, a school education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather a need in the United States of America. The author of “Against School,” John Taylor Gatto says, “Do we really need school?” (143). What if children will not go to school, then how will they learn to read and write? Education is the demonstration of learning things around us and helps us to comprehend an objective in life. Most people who believe that children need higher education in order to succeed in life. We often don’t understand why we have to go to school every day, but when we grow up we realize that children need to attend the school for a wide range of reasons, for instance; for new experiences, increased knowledge or career preparation. School education…show more content…
Without knowledge, people would be confused and lost with the decisions to make in life. I believe that many people, including myself, are seeking to be interested in education and become more successful in life. In “Against School,” Gatto argues that in our current school education system, boredom is a major component. I agree with him from my own experience. Both students and teachers are bored in schools today. The learning should be much more interesting and active for students in school, therefore, teacher needs to grab their student attention. When I was in high school, my parents asked me a question at the dinner table, “What did you learn at school today?” Most often my answers were “nothing.” This conversation is an example of how boredom is commonly found in American public schools. Students complain that the teachers are unable to teach their material and teacher complain that the students do not want to learn. Gatto discusses this common school attitude in his article. Also, he gives a question then who is to blame for the affection of boredom among teachers and students alike. Gatto answers with the simple sentence of “We all are.” Here is the truth that people are responsible for their own education and their own entertainment. Therefore, it is up to the individual to overcome their own boredom. It is up to students to find…show more content…
Knowledge is an important aspect of life. Author Michael Moore in “Idiot Nation,” said, “so if you live in a country where forty-four million can’t read- and perhaps close to another who hundred million can read but usually don’t –well, friends, you and I are living in one very scary place” (123). Moore argues that because people do not read enough and don’t teach history in schools they lack intelligence. Intelligence is important in the real world. He says that especially political figures are ignorant, and they complain about kids not doing well in school because they do not support the school system with books and good certified teachers. This explains the attitudes of Mike Rose’s friends in “I Just Wanna be Average,” because they know why they are not receiving a good education and they were not likely to get a good paying job when they graduate. One of these reasons is that they do not feel like they need to try, then why they need school. They just want to fit in and move on. They accepted the fact that they were placed in a very low-grade level in school. I think that a lot of American children are good with being average because they still want to be successful without doing something for it in schools. Also, I think that school system became so convoluted in how they separate the children into groups depending on whether they are smart or dumb. It affects the children in terms of how they see
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