Essay on Do Schools Kill Creativity?

1047 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
There is a quote from a man named Bill Frist that reads, “Education is the gateway to achieving the American Dream,” In the Catcher in the Rye, Holden is facing many obstacles in education. He has been kicked out of countless schools, and really has no interest in his education. He would most likely drop out if his parents were to let him. There a problems with the education system that Holden faces, that continue to be a problem today. One problem is that students are allowed to drop out at the age of sixteen. No one is considered an adult until eighteen. If a student drops out they are making a choice that is going to impact the rest of their life. If someone were to prevent that choice until they are legally an adult, it helps more teens to graduate and participate in school. There was a lecture by Ken Robinson that is titled Do Schools Kill Creativity? If Holden were to be interested in school, he would most likely learn more. Although The Catcher in the Rye does not portray the contemporary state of the American Dream, because the American dream is not realistic in the book, the novel is relevant to the issues in education that are faced by students across the world today, because compared to the 50s, it seems like the issues in the book will always be faced today. One phrase that is common to hear today is No Child Left Behind, which would support the American Dream of equal opportunity. As said on the k12 website, it is a law that required students to be tested in…

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