Since the birth of America, education and schools have been an important piece of American society. The traditional brick building, with a flag in the front and a playground or sports field in the back has long been an icon of American education, which is why the proposal, made by Holt, to abolish school buildings is such a hard concept for America to grasp (p.109). For years, no one has questioned the school building. It seemingly has always been there, and always will be as far as most people are concerned. I, personally, never once questioned why I went to a school building everyday to be educated. It was just what I did, and everyone around me did, what my parents and grandparents had done before. Holt questions the value of the school building, seeing it as a hindrance to education. It was a shock to me, I'd never thought to question this authority before,... [continues]
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