American Art Form

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Art Forms of American Education
Education is a complicated matter. Children all learn differently, have different passions, different strengths, different goals and learning abilities. Children find things and places they use as escapes from everyday struggles. Education is the process of acquiring knowledge and preparing intellectually for adult life. Having the ability to freely learn skills that children have the most interest in has a benefit for the child and society. The art form of American education is not complicated and can be explained in many different ways, but all serve the same purpose how simplistic learning could be.
Lynda Barry who wrote “The Sanctuary of School” was a seven year old the first time she can remember sneaking
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majoring in economics, “I understand why the top students in America study physics, chemistry, calculus and classic literature” (Adams 98). He believed them to be the “A” students. “But why do we make B students sit through these same classes” (Adams 98). “Wouldn’t it make more sense to teach B students something useful, like entrepreneurship?” (Adams 98). Scott placing himself a B student applied and received a job at The Coffee House. “It served beer and snacks, and featured live entertainment’ (Adams 98).“It was a money losing mess, subsidized by the college” (Adams 98). It was here during his college days and with his friends that he learned the meaning of finding loopholes. “That’s the year I learned that if there is a loophole, someone’s going to drive a truck through it, and the people in the truck will get paid better than the people under it” (99). While Scott was in the process of devising a plan of become a manager of his dormitory and being paid for …show more content…
“He has done a task far more difficult, complicated and abstract than anything he will be asked to do in school, or than any of his teachers has done for years. He has solved the Mystery of Language.” (Holt 72) He argues upon the fact that schools take away a child’s willingness to learn and forms them into the way teachers say they should learn. Killing all curiosity and leading a child to believe that learning is something they are taught, not something they already have perfected. “Almost every child, on the first day sets foot in a school building, is smarter, more curious, less afraid of what he doesn’t know, better at finding and figuring things out, more confident, resourceful, persistent and independent than he will ever be again in his schooling- or, unless he is very unusual and very lucky, for the rest of his life.” (Holt 72). Once a child attends school and is corrected a million times a day and not allowed to mingle with other students he fells as to the child “your experience, your concerns, your curiosities, your needs, what you know, what you want, what you wonder about, what you hope for, what you fear, what you like or dislike, what you are good at or not so good at- all this is of not the slightest importance, it counts for nothing.” (Holt

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