Analysis Of The Article ' Against School ' By John Taylor Gatto

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In the article, “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto, he compares school to the concept of boredom. John Gatto points out not only that students get bored in class, but also how the teacher just as equally gets bored in class which makes the environment dull and unappealing. The kids would claim to say the work they would do was stupid, the work they would do didn’t make much sense to them, and how they would know the work they would be doing already. But the students would get bored because they would be on such a strict curriculum, that’s why John Gatto would say “Often I had to defy custom, and even bend the law, to help kids break out of this trap”. They would sit in one room, they weren’t doing “something real”. The teachers claim they get bored teaching students who are only rude and all they’re interested in is their grade. The teachers would blame the children because they would be teaching students who were uninterested in eh subject, only cared for the grade they earned. Gatto believed the teachers would be so ambushed inside structures even more rigorous than those established upon the children. Gatto believes we all are to blame. Gatto was taught by his grandfather that you are to blame yourself for your boredom no else. The responsibility is one’s self to entertain and amuse themselves. He was told people who didn’t know that they were the people who were to be avoided and they were the childish ones.
In the article, Gatto says, “We could encourage the best…

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