Education Vs Conformity

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Education, is without a doubt, one of the most important necessity of life that everyone should be able to acquire. But what good do you get from an education that suppresses your abilities and talent for a letter grade? What good can you get from an education that doesn’t give you the chance to bloom into your prime and to pollinate your success to your posterities? Our education system, unsurprisingly, is a broken one. It was a system that was constructed over hundreds of years ago for a different age and a different societal construct. Our aged system needs to be dismantled and reconstructed into a whole new way that best fits this modern society and is caught up with our science. Fixing this system requires being reshaped into an engaging…show more content…
One of the many issues in the United States’s school system includes the intention to develop students to think and act alike as possible. This is known as the conformity function is which children are molded to have matching attitudes, beliefs and behaviors which can be more easily manipulated and harnessed. This is especially useful for controlling a large labor force. (Gatto) Human beings are essentially born creative–from infancy on we find innovative ways to negotiate life. The most creative people see impediments as an opportunity and not a roadblock. But most importantly, with a school system that is made to suppress and force everyone to think alike, we are essentially taking away their human instinct to comply with the difficulties common in life. Dormant successful minds will never germinate when fed with a system that intends to create minds that think…show more content…
In the article, Against School: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids, and Why, students told Gatto that, “teachers didn't seem to know much about their subjects and clearly weren't interested in teaching more.” That’s a problem because the mind doesn’t function at its best when you are bored and uninterested. With today’s scientific discoveries, we know more about the brain and more about learning now than in history of all humankind. The problem is that the education system has not caught up with the science and that they are completely mismatched. What do we know? We know that joyful learning is important and that it’s really good to sing, dance, and laugh in school because doing so, your brain will release chemicals that will allow you to relieve stress and learn better. If we can get students to be engaged into their subject, chances are that they will improve their academic achievements. Students will grow old but will never really grow up with a system that they don’t seem interested in working
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