Seth Godin makes some very good points about school and the attitudes of students. He explains that from the beginning of the school day, students are asked to be obedient. From the first “Good morning, Mrs. So-and-So” to the end of the day when they pack up, push in their chairs, and wait quietly, students understand that they are to act right and follow the rules. I feel that Godin was trying to say that by placing students in this kind of obedient mentality, we are stifling their drive and creativity. Students do what they are told and usually not much else. What they learn in elementary about school and how it functions carries over to middle school and follows them to high school. Godin discussed memorization and explained that he feels it is a useless and deters student growth and excitement. I agree that the way memorization has been used in school teaches students to know things on a surface-level and does not teach them to reach for more. Memorization often strips any opportunity for critical thinking and problem solving.