Seven Lesson Schoolteacher

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The essay, The Seven Lesson Schoolteacher, by John Taylor Gatto addresses educational curriculum with a cynical truth that transpires around the United States. His brutal honesty grasps the reader by using common sense and a hint of sarcasm to appeal to humor. The main point of his argument in my perception, states that we must develop children to be critical thinkers and not always agree with authority. By allowing the schooling in a child’s development expecting them to not question an adult’s words does lead to a population that has accepted being dumbed down. Following what has been indicated, a direct quote positions people deprived forever of finding the center of their own special genius (Gatto, part III, pars 3). I agree with the…show more content…
Students never have a complete experience except on the installment plan (Gatto, part I, pars 11). I received flashbacks from my childhood, when I knew there could have been additional work to do before the bell rang. I always ended up being swept away into a completely different environment to advance skills in a random field of knowledge. To counter my agreement, the set class times did help in my erudition to what studies I relished more and the areas which I felt were unbearable. This determined my time management based on interests outside of school. Personally, I enjoyed a broad range of classes which invoked me into joining intellectual groups. Such as Knowledge Bowl, Chess Club, Student Council, Mathletes, and Theater. To conclude, Gatto has reasonable points, yet needs to broaden his train of thought to include other aspects that are important to dealing with the schooling issue. Which would be expanding The Seven Lesson Schoolteacher to consist of counter arguments, including how to change what’s wrong with the system, along with more factual evidence as my thesis specified. Hopefully, you understand what matters is future generations and there are more than two
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