Analysis Of The Article ' Against School ' By John Taylor Gatto

1559 Words Nov 10th, 2015 7 Pages
The first two years of school are the prime years of your education. As you are just entering into the system, the teachers begin the essential lessons that you will use for the rest of your life. The abcs, addition, subtraction, etc. Some you held on to tighter than others. As we go through the system we tend to hold onto the mentioned subjects above. We let go of skills not taught in classrooms, independence, creativity, opportunistic learning. The school system teaches us to repress those skills to become moldable, obedient objects in the eyes of the government. In the article, “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto, we learn who is behind the glazed eyeballs of children and teachers in every class. Brought to the forefront is this accurate reasoning behind 12 years of forced education and the true argument for why we as a nation have been brainwashed as blind servants. Firstly, we will examine the sleepy drone of the teacher’s voice, the degree of slouching backs, and the volume of snores that haunt classrooms across the world.
John Taylor Gatto argues that it is the student’s and teacher’s fault that they suffer from boredom in the classroom. In fact, in the first paragraph of his article he acknowledged how students feel when in class, “Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, as I often did, why they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid, that it made it no sense, that they already knew it. They said they…

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