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what point in life does one have the inclination to be educated Some may have the desire when they are in school but it seems that many others do not have this desire until they are old and gray The entire purpose in going to school is to learn so why would someone not be interested in learning when they are in school Could our schools possibly keep students from having the desire to learn It seems that our youth do not get all they can out of school because the desire to learn is missing In his essay School vs Education Russell Baker seems to believe that our system of education needs much improvement in the way it goes about teaching students Before children even enter school they begin to learn Baker illustrates that most of what a child learns before school is not beneficial He says that much of what is learned comes from what is seen on television From this Baker says the child will learn such things as how to pick a lock commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup prevent wetness all daylong get the laundry twice as white and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments Baker believes that up to this point the acquired knowledge of the child is ill-suited for someone at the age of six and in most cases morally wrong for anyone of any age What makes this so bad is that the child is too young to realize that what he or she has seen and learned is wrong The child will only know what he or she was taught and if raised well will be more interested in learning Sometimes parents might not even realize the negative effect their actions have on the child In such cases the parents might themselves have corrupt morals In the essay Baker gives an example he says Fathers and mothers may demonstrate the social cohesion that
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