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 …show more content…
Asking questions and learning from them will make you smarter person. I believe my child will be successful in school and out of school, if I raise them with integrity, respect, good work ethics, and good morals. But in this day and age many parents cannot do that, due to the lack of time, lack of knowledge, and the lack of knowledge. I taught myself when I did the homeschooling program through BYU, it was hard not having an instructor to help me. And my parents tried to help but luckily I had internet access.
In reading Against School, I thought it was written like a factual story. I did learn a lot about the history in how school used to be. Back in the early years, education wasn’t that important. What was important was money, race and social class. They used a lot of discipline as well. The teachers and students are bored with the material and with school in general. Often teachers teach with their opinions and what they have been taught. I think that if teachers learn with the students and be open minded with what they are teaching, the students may opt to want to learn and enjoy school.
Against School is about a retired teacher named John Gatto. He explains how school is boring for the students and teachers. He feels that the students are bored because the teachers are bored too. Its same material year after year,