What does Scout think of current practices in education? education

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Before school starts, Scout is actually looking forward to the school year. However, it does not take long for her to change her mind. Because her teacher, Miss Caroline, reads a make-believe story about cats that talk and wear clothes, Scout is not impressed. She believes that the students in her class, "most of whom had chopped cotton and fed hogs from the time they were able to walk, were immune to imaginative literature."

Scout is discouraged from reading at home, which she is not happy about. Miss Caroline makes her feel as if she has committed a crime by knowing how to read. Jem explains to Scout that "Miss Caroline’s introducing a new way of teaching." Scout becomes bored with Miss Caroline holding up cards with simple words on them, so she begins a letter to Dill. Once again, Scout is corrected by Miss Caroline for knowing how to write.

Overall, Scout finds current education practices at her school confusing and unlikable. She prefers not to attend school, but Atticus compromises with her. He explains that if she will "concede the necessity of going to school," he will continue to read with her on a nightly basis. Scout accepts the offer.

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Scout cannot stand going to school and strongly disagrees with the current practices in education. Scout gets extremely upset and worried after her first grade teacher informs her that her father can no longer read to her and scolds her for writing a letter to Dill in cursive. Miss Caroline is presented as a rigid teacher, who is a proponent of the current trends in education and stifles Scout's advanced abilities instead of fostering her talents.

Scout despises school to the point that she attempts to contract lice and feigns illness in order to avoid going to school. Overall, Scout views school as useless and continually begs Atticus to allow her to skip school. Scout's moral education is presented as much more effective and important than her formal education in Maycomb's school district.

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Scout absolutely hates the way her school is.  She hates the way the teachers teach.  In general, she thinks that they do not let her have enough challening material.  Instead, they want her to do the same sorts of rote learning drills that everyone else in the class does.  Because of this, she hates school -- both first and second grade.

In Chapter 2, for example, she hates the "Dewey Decimal System" of education where the teacher holds up cards and the kids are just supposed to look at them.

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