Educational System

Topics: Education, High school, Teacher Pages: 3 (1156 words) Published: March 23, 2005
"Educational System"

High school is a place where you grow up physically and mentally. In high school you begin as freshmen and graduate as a senior. Throughout that span of life a lot happeneds, and you are constantly learning as you grow. But I know many high schools including mine are not perfect and have flaws in their educational system, that can be fixed in order to provide a better environment for learning. Learning is a never ending process that we draw from our personal experiences. Although Americans believe in our educational system, there seems to be many problems that we are not aware of that have a negative effect on our students as a whole. One problem that the educational system faces is the obstacle between school and life. Schools need to break down the barrier in order to connect, going to school to learn and living your life. The students should be told that learning doesn't stop after the bell rings or it is time to go it is happening all the time. In "School Is Bad For Children", John Holt states, "'You come to school to learn', we tell him, as if the child hadn't been learning before, as if living were out there and learning were in here, and there is no connection between the two" (34). I think schools sometimes play a role of being separate from life because they enforce the rule of ‘you come to school to learn' and that is it. Children come to school curious to learn with other people, particularly other children, but when the school teaches them to be indifferent they lose interaction with the world. Holt explains, "You might say that school is a long lesson in how to turn yourself off, which may be one of the reasons why so many young people, seek the awareness of the world and responsiveness to it they had when they were little, think they can only find it in drugs" (35). Making the student disconnect from the real world, meaning life, allows the students to believe that drugs are ok, which is bad. School and living is a...
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