Discuss educating and schooling acording John Tylor Gatto in his article "why schools don't educate" and what is the solution to this problem.

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Schooling was first created in Massachusetts in 1850 for gaining knowledge of social organizations and a commitment to civic morality. It served the purpose of providing the basic skills needed in order to succeed in life. Moreover, schools were created to provide each student with top quality education, flexibility, and the freedom to create their own schedules. However, in the article, "Why schools don't educate" John Taylor Gatto discusses that those purposes of schools are not met and that schools do not educate. He also discusses that home schooling is better than schooling. Schooling is not an ideal way for children to get educated because children do not get first hand experience, they do not get enough private time, they do not get positive family relationships, and they do not learn in a natural way, whereas home schooling does so. Education is the great hope for the survival of humankind and for the forward progress of civilization.

Education is the most basic necessity after those that are vital to life itself- food, clothing, and shelter. It is education that lifts people out of the state of chronic poverty in which they are constantly struggling to fulfill basic needs. Also so people can learn, explore, and develop individual talents. Furthermore, to approach learning and life characterized by a sense of interest, responsibility, and self-discipline. Education provides flexibility and freedom so people can create their own schedules. A school is where people gather to share the same ideas or follow the same principles. Children are gathered five days a week for schooling. They stay there from eight o'clock to four. Teachers are employee of the school, who teach students in classrooms. In schools teachers give homework and class work. Gatto doesn't like the idea of going to school because children "are under...