Final Reflection Paper

Final Reflection Paper - James McMillan April 23, 2008 Math...

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James McMillan April 23, 2008 Math 105a Final Reaction Paper Against School, by John Taylor Gatto This article by John Gatto, discusses mostly the negatives about modern education practices and how they are harming our country as a whole, starting with our youth. The article opens with a story of how he noticed as a teacher that students and teachers alike seem to always be bored in the classroom. However even though students blame teachers for boredom and vice versa, that it is really their personal fault for not finding something to entertain themselves as taught to Gatto by his grandfather. Gatto goes on to say that as first he questioned the way school is taught today, but later on he began to question modern schooling as a whole. Gatto goes on to say that modern schooling is unnecessary in the manner is practiced today. Gatto says that the manner schooling is done now is much how it was performed in former Prussia. Even though today’s most commonly perceived motto’s for schooling is to “make good people, to make good citizen, [and] to make each person his or her personal best” (Gatto). However, if one takes a closer look according to Gatto, you can see that schooling basically dumbing children down, making them all equally average, and making them more susceptible to ploys by business and the government. The article was put together fairly well and flowed well enough for the reader to follow
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