…I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me.
Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960, page 37 in the 1982 Popular Library Edition
Hmmm, this is probably exactly what the state had/has in mind…
Given the structure of the
education school systems in the US those who are not afflicted with boredom must be the small exception.