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As a teacher, I find this statement troubling. While individual talents are not a part of curriculum, many schools offer plenty of arenas where the individual talents of its students can be explored and cultivated. Artistic students will always find a way to be artistic. They, themselves, will not allow their talents to be curbed.

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Schools do try to push kids into boxes.  However, good teachers know how to both foster talents in kids and help them branch out to other areas.  Kids should not focus on one area while they are young, but should experience as much as they can in case they discover knew talents.

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School also helps certain students to discover many individual talents. The degree to which school honors or emphasizes conformity and convention is balanced out by the degree to which school opens up new avenues of expression. 

Arguments can be made in each direction. It is true that most schools do not foster individual talent as much as they could, but that does not equate to a complete squashing of talent. Besides, if you are an artist you will make your art. Your talent is your responsibility. There is an argument to be made there too. 

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