It`S Okay to Hate School

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We love our family, we love our friend, we love our roommate etc, but did any of us say we love our school? Unfortunately, I have never heard of it. School is someplace I call semi prison. Most of us are forced to go to school, you might have the feeling but you are not supposed to speak it out in front of others. Why?

There`s nothing wrong with it! But if you hate school, parents and teachers might be quick to label you as “trouble maker” or “defiant” or diagnose you with a bunch of disorders. Nothing could be further from the truth. There’s nothing wrong with hating school, John Taylor Gatto claims that our school is to cripple our young. He points, “Could it be that our schools are designed to make sure none of the students ever really grows up”(149)? Beside this, is there any other reason we hate school? Gatto disputes this, do we really need forces schooling, six classes a day, five days a week, nine months a year for twelve years? “George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, someone taught them, but none of them were products of a school system, and not one of them was ever `graduated` from a secondary school”(149). Do our kids really have to Sit in a little room and spend twelve years for a piece of paper instead of seeing the real world and excite their potential? And in school, grade is everyone focuses on. For my very first year college, I have a feeling that if I didn't get a good grade I am such a loser. What if I really don't feel like this class but not the teacher? In fact, nobody care what we feel like and if you fail the class you became such a loser period. But can you put a grade on yourself if you get into this society? Is it a system really works for us? I wonder. Let say Gatto was given complete power, money and effort to restructure American Education. I would take a wild guess, teacher would no longer be the teacher. We all learn stuff together as a study group and there would be no “class room”, since...
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