Acting Out Culture Analysis

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Schooling for the students Schooling systems have been the same since anyone could remember. What might need to change for students to get the equal amount of education as the “gifted” students? Will students still benefit from the lack of renewal in the education system? According to the authors from chapter 4 "How We Learn" Alfie Kohn, John Taylor Gatto, Bell Hooks, and Kristina Rizga, explaining in their essays published in "Acting Out Culture" by James S. Miller. They agree the educational system needs a big change if it’s going to impact the future of their students. The education system has never changed the way they teach their children. The main priority is grades. If you don't have the grades, you don't make the cut. You're…show more content…
No matter their race, students should not feel socially unaccepted at school. In the essay, "Learning in the shadow of Race and Class" by Bell Hooks, she states “After my parents dropped me at the predominately white’s woman college, I saw the terror in my roommate’s face that she was going to be housed with someone black, and I requested a change.” (288). Bell explains the level of discomfort while being at a “white woman’s college.” Students should never have to feel like they’re not welcomed in schools. The teachers and faculty should make sure every student feels comfortable enough to go to class, and so on. While being a colored student at an all white school would be hard. The lack of personal space, and protection can also be a huge factor. Hooks states, “ Being black made me an automatic outsider.” “ And when my room was trashed, it unleashed my rage and deep grief over not being about to protect my space from violation and invasion” (289). Being colored made school difficult for Hooks to attend college. Schooling systems have since changed, but racism is always out there. Teachers need to make sure their students academics are not affected by
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