Without actually partaking in similar decisions as Holden, readers vicariously live through Holden and experience the failure Holden receives when he makes a wrong, uninformed decision. Opposers of this book’s teaching in high schools may argue that other more tasteful books teach the same lessons as The Catcher in the Rye in a nicer manner. Other books simply do not provide accurate societal lessons as straightforward and frequent as The Catcher in the Rye. The messages of other books can often be lost in irrelevant details of plot and the avoidance of clear themes while Salinger’s lessons apply directly to the lives of readers who are in direct
People overlook the whole effect of the book and only focus on one main issue and that would be racism. Racism is a huge theme of Huckleberry Finn, however, other issues are shown that are essential to understanding the meaning behind the book. By teaching Huckleberry Finn in schools students, “develop their own critical thinking about literature, racism, and the literary canon” (Henry). Teaching such a controversial book students start to pick up their own beliefs about these certain issues. Some kids might be against the book, however, if they did not read Huck Finn they would not know for sure how they felt about racism.
There was a side of language that I showed with my family and at school, and a contrasting side with my friends. The hypocrisy in my literacy became hard to control. I felt hypocritical because one side of me was the preppy kid who always spoke properly and respectfully, while my other side with friends spoke in slang. A constant battle existed between the language I was taught to speak and write, and the cultural slang I heard from my friends and through popular culture. I did not enjoy flipping the switch between different forms of literacy depending on my situation, but I knew that it was necessary.
School uniforms could eliminate all competitions, or even the feeling of low self-esteem stemming from the perception that some are more or less inadequate than others. School uniforms could even terminate the hierarchy that over runs schools all together. Though it may seem school uniforms fix problems and are generally regarded as a “good thing”, not all share in the enthusiasm. According to the article, Individuality vs. Conformity: The Issue Behind School Uniforms, there is an argument against school uniforms that states, “...forcing a uniform on students limits the choices they can exercise in this aspect of growing up and rebelling against authority...(Caruso, P. (1996)).” Do uniforms correct faulty behavior or increase the risk of creating it? It seems there is no quick fix to behavioral problems, but school uniforms could offer a chance at eliminating certain behavioral rebellions, angry outbursts, classroom disruptions, etc… Nothing is 100%, not even uniforms are perfect, but they are a step in the right direction for taking behavioral delinquency into control and slowly poke holes through the rugged armor it has acquired.
People discourage this idea because they view Ebonics as an improper, incorrect form of Standard American English. However, the use of back and forth language from Ebonics to Standard American English is called Code switching (Flowers.) Code switching is defined as ‘the use of two or more linguistic varieties in the same conversation or interaction.’ Many assume if a student with an African American background is exposed to Ebonics in the classroom, they will start to use it permanently, creating an even bigger divide than what exists presently. However, Flowers believes that literacy must be examined within the framework of cultural practice, and language systems must be the underlying premise of cultural practice. Many have been known to code switch because using Black English with other blacks helps participants identify themselves with the African American culture while using Standard American English helps them to feel a part of American culture.
(Gandy). Although she makes the point that standardized testing does show results for areas of improvement, she does not acknowledge why these tests are controversial, and why some students already start at a disadvantage. People forget that teachers and administrators work for students; this means young children. Students, especially young children, must aim to be strong readers in order to survive in society. Everyday people are mislead and taken advantage of because of poor literacy skills.
The literature review examined the main sections of: political correctness, freedom of speech in the classroom, and diversity in the classroom. These sections review not only the conclusions of the literature, but also examined how the studies were performed. This specific field relating to political correctness is one that, in comparison to others, is still one that remains to be relatively untouched. The research question that this paper proposes will serve as an extension of previous research that has been done in this
Recent findings have suggested that schoolchildren in the 1960s and 1970s are more literate than children of today as they didn’t have the same access to technology and spelling correction tools like children today do. It is evident that text messaging is alienating English speakers from their native tongue and natives who wish to learn the language as there are so many new words to be learnt due more abbreviations or slang words being constantly added. Many teachers are intolerant to these slangs and abbreviations which the students prefer as the teachers believe that their students cannot express themselves eloquently. Yet, a study by Sali Tagliamonte shows that students who utilize both informal and formal writing in different contexts are developing a kind of blending of conversational registers employed by teens which not be possible without a sophisticated understanding of both languages. Also, many new abbreviations such ICYMI for in case you missed it or TL/DR for too long didn’t read are consistently being added, wasting more time on searching up what they mean rather than actually using them in conversations.
Although segregation has been eliminated, discrimination is still prevalent in the United States. Lack of proper education and representation of people of color (POC) has bred hate and stereotypes in white people for generations. Both the problem and the solution lie within our country’s school system. Our classrooms cannot only provide the resources necessary for change, but also the influence to alter the youth’s perception of other cultures. Introducing more diverse, culturally and historically accurate classes will help minimize racial discrimination by providing a legitimate representation of POC.
Integration meaning, not excluding English learners from English speakers. Doing so can have detrimental effects on the English learners, because when they are excluded from the regular classroom, they more often than not fall behind the standard. Thomas and Collier state that their preferred method of language education is some sort of bilingual enrichment or immersion. Immersion is when children are taught in two languages, when they begin school, 90% of instruction is in the minority language. This method proved to make the students proficient in both languages.
What are the key components of the case presented? This case is about the appropriate balances of student’s right to freedom of expression as it relate to eliminating cyber bullying, bullying, harassment and intimidation. 3. How do you believe the university/college is attempting to support diversity and multiculturalism on the campus by use of this code or action? University/college is attempting to support diversity and multiculturalism by enforcing rule and regulations made by federal and state legislators and education officials who are increasingly pushing for new laws requiring schools, including colleges and universities
This has lead many students to creating uneducated lifestyles for themselves. Now while all this is in occurrence, another more beneficial school has ease of access to any ideal high school should and more. They have very well curriculums for students to become the best they can be and hold numbers resulting into most of their school ranking in Advanced Placement classes. The differences between these schools are far from becoming equal but this is evidence that our educational system is not equally diverse and that many students are suffering lacks of education forcibly due to education system. The education system has flaws spread out many schools in our nation.