Art Forms Of American Education Essay

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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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“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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