School Essay

981 Words Sep 8th, 2011 4 Pages
5-1-2011

Against School-Engaging The Text

1. Question: Why does Gatto think that school is boring and childish? How does Gatto’s depiction of school compare with your own elementary and secondary school experience?

Answer: Gatto thinks school is boring because the teachers and students are bored with material. The students say they already know the material. I can compare my school experience to Gatto’s depiction of school. My experience in elementary was a breeze and easy. Then I entered secondary school and was shocked. I was shocked that I had nobody to hold my hand and tell me what to do. I was given assignments and dues dates. It was up to me to get them done in time. My teacher’s taught me with their opinion, I really
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Answer: I think education is VERY important. I disagree that kids do not need to go to school, they need to go. I think the school system and teachers can make school more appealing to students by changing the way they teach. For example they can do group activities, hold class somewhere else other than a classroom; like Starbucks, outside in the grass, a park. Anywhere where its stimulating, that way each day is a question of where is class going to be today? Homeschooling is good if you are self disciplined. I was homeschooled the first three months of my senior year in 1997. I graduated in November 1997 instead of June 1998. It depends on the person, if you are a go getter and want a way out of the school system ( in my opinion holds you back), then homeschooling is the ticket.
4. Question: How would you go about teaching your own children to be “leaders and adventurers” to think “critically and independently,” and to “develop an inner life so that they’ll never be bored”? How many parents, in your estimation, have the time, experience, and resources to make Gatto’s ideal education a reality?

Answer: In teaching my children to be “leaders and adventurers” and to “think critically and independently,” I would teach them the basics of right and wrong, respect their elders, and most importantly respect yourself. What you say and how you handle yourself is always…