Inadequacy In America

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“A large fraction of our total economy has grown up around providing service and counseling to inadequate people-- and inadequate people are the main product of government compulsion schools.” The government-- the face of a nation, the commission of our founding fathers’, the building blocks of freedom-- except no one is free. Political figures and journalism authors’ place blame on 21st century students for “failing America;” however, monkey see-- monkey do. Contemporary students are the face of reform; parent-- students educational standards, shrewd motivational obligations, and the discrepancy of learning or obeying orders, only a few of the problematic burdens placed on modernized students (Gatto 25). Parents have always been expected to teach their children right from wrong, so why has the blame for inadequacy now been placed on the child, opposed to the adult? Education is just as much a responsibility of the …show more content…

With mass learning regulations the government mandated programs make the students feel like they must obey orders to succeed in college or a working environment. “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on-- because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.” School can feel as though the student is becoming submissive to a plan they had never signed up for; working towards a goal that the student had never planned on achieving can make them lose interest and become increasingly unmotivated. Schooling should be based around programs that encourage enjoyment and stimulation to the brain (Chomsky

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