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Gatto argues that the modern educational system needs to be reformed. In his initial paragraph, Gatto describes the boredom that students suffer from in the classroom. He accredits this boredom to the currrent educational system that enforces conformity and despises creativity and originality. Creativity and originality, which are the ways in which children express themselves and therefore entertain themselves, are not welcomed in this educational system. Gatto uses personal anecdotes and historical context to argue his points. Gatto's opinion is that they both were products of America's school systems. As a child Gatto learned a very important lesson from his grandfather. He learned that being bored was an action that he and only he were responsible

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