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Unformatted text preview: In this essay Gatto examines the troubles of public school systems and the flaws of the teachers. Gatto attacks the basic foundation of the public school systems and tries to divide everyone into a class. He also limits the potential of the struggling students by saying that those students who fall behind should be swept away like dirt. I found the essay to be bias, irritating, and incorrect. When I think of how cruel elementary school can be and how it can affect a child, I think it is absolutely insane to encourage this behavior. Kids nowadays are so easily influenced by what they see on television and what they read; I think Gatto is trying to push his crazy bias thoughts on us. Simply by stating that the lower class children should be left behind is absolutely ludicrous....
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- Spring '08
- Idiot, Michael Moore, John Taylor Gatto