Everyone is born to learn…but school often brings us down. As Paulo Freire imagined, the school system is actually one of oppression–the oppression of thoughts, and freedom, and ideas. ‘Banking’ is a term used to describe the ways in which a teacher can possibly subdue the students intellectually, whether they realize it or not (Freire 1993).
In my opinion, school should be a place of play, of thought, and of growing to understand the world around us. School often puts stress on the students–they must succeed, do well, and with no mistakes. Making a grade does not promote learning. Instead, learning for learning’s sake, learning for an honest reason, is a much better way to get a student interested in the work.