Lauren WilliamsJan RiemanEnglish 1101xApril 3, 2010³Schooled´ vs. ³Educated´In our country today, most of us follow the same path growing up. We all have at leasttwelve years of the standard ³schooling´ and some continue their education on into college andgraduate school for whatever individual reasons. John Taylor Gatto gives the people his opinionof the standard ³schooling´ in his essay,
Gatto believes that public schoolseverywhere are giving children a crippling education. Growing up I was forced to learn the same boring materials repeatedly and teachers held my hand all the way through high school. This is ahuge problem because more and more kids are being taught to never truly grow up.Gatto¶s beliefs on the public education system is very true in the eyes of many who havealso had to endure the same teaching guidelines and the same boring material five days a week,one hundred and eighty days a year. As I child, I was constantly bored with the same repetitiveroutine day after day. I was caught on numerous accounts daydreaming or doodling all over mynotebooks. Gatto claims, ³Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, asoften as I did,
they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid, that it made no sense, that they already knew it. They said they wanted to be doingsomething real, not just sitting around.´
(33). Millions of kids across the United States of America can relate to this statement made by J
ohn Taylor Gatto. Children are becoming bored
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