In class on Friday, we did a video conference with Naomi De La Tour to talk about economic inequality. We mostly covered our educational experiences and what was our most important learning experience. Not surprisingly, most of us did not have rave reviews for the American education system. in my experience, our education system has valued our scores over us actually learning. Throughout high school, my math teachers would have us tutor lower math classes. The most startling thing about this experience was that they had no idea how to do math off of a calculator; we always had to do math without the calculator. This ended up creating a communication issue because I could not help the other student without the teacher’s help. Being able to discuss this with people who had gone to different schools, yet had had similar experiences was incredible. It really brought to life the fact that our education system is suffering. No one is learning; we had become cogs in the machine.