The film waiting on superman addresses the problem that kids are not receiving the right education to be successful in real life; after school is over and off to college. The filmmaker is very emotional about their thoughts and feelings how public schools should be. The purpose is to have the audience feel sympothy or (sadness) for the kids going to failing public schools and not receiving a good education. Teachers aren´t doing their jobs efficently they don´t achieve the maxium curriculum they are required to reach at the end of the school year.
Roughly “15% of life is spent at school” in the United States (“What percentage of”). Humans are in school during the early years of development, thus the education system impacts their thoughts, choices, and overall wellbeing. It promotes discovery, but still confides the students to certain rules. This concept is explored throughout many poems including “Pass/Fail,” “Trouble with Math in a One-Room Country School,” “Zimmer’s Head Thudding against the Blackboard,” “The School Room on the Second Floor of the Knitting Mill,” and “Fork.” An overall negative attitude emerges from the themes that discusses how education and schooling impact you, for better or for worse.
What is school really trying to do with our lives? The article “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto is an article that talks about the problem of schools and how the goals are not what they say they are. First. the author talks about how the school system creates boredom and what could be done to fix it. He then talks about how school is not needed in its required class times, what the schools say the goals are for the students, and where our school system originated from. Next, he talks about who helped create the system we use today, and what the goals are for the schools in 6 functions. Finally, he talked about how the schools teach students to perform certain tasks in the future, how mandatory schooling made students not think about what
Emotional, ethical, and logical appeals are all methods used in writing to perused you one way or another on various topics. Mike Rose used all of these techniques in this essay, to show how student who are pushed aside, distracted, or fall behind and fail. In this essay Rose describes that students who have teachers who are unprepared, or incompetent majorly contribute to student failure. He is trying to show that many children have potential that is overlooked or sometimes even ignored, by authority.
Mike Rose shares his personal story to the public in “I just wanna be average”, as he reveals the many flaws within the educational system of a high school in an economically depressed neighborhood in Los Angeles. He effectively directs his arguments towards both educators and parents by utilizing emotional and logical appeals. By convincing the audience to fear that children placed on remedial tracks are being hindered rather than assisted, the author causes both awareness and a feeling of duty to change the way we handle teaching children.
Conflict between the characters in the texts “Confetti Girl” by Diana Lopez and “Tortilla Sun” by Jennifer Cervantes is like Katniss battling President Snow in the Hunger Games trilogy. In the text “Confetti Girl”, the author talks about how an unnamed teen and her father have different opinions on homework. In “Tortilla Sun”, the author writes about how Izzy and her mother have mixed feelings on moving. In conclusion, conflict occurs when the child feels neglected and abandoned and the parent just wants what's best for the child.
In the “Against Schools” article, author John Gatto describes the modern day schooling system and its flaws. He uses several rhetorical strategies in trying to prove his point. He successfully uses all three types of rhetoric in writing this article, which includes ethos, pathos, and logos. He establishes these strategies very early, and often throughout the article. He believes one issues with today’s schooling system is boredom, and that there is a distinct difference between what it means to be educated and schooled. He uses his experience as a public school teacher in his effort to exercise this opinion that he has, which establishes his first rhetoric strategy.
The conflict in the story is caused by the difference of what the accepted view of education is and the way Miss Ferenczi teaches. The accepted way of teaching is to teach children what is the right way to do specific things, such as math and spelling. Children are taught that these things are what are important for the standard version of success. They are shuffled through the education system, parroting the right answers to test questions back and forth. Tommy shows this as he “cursed the world of spelling and tried erasing it again and saw the paper beginning to wear away” (Baxter 135). Miss Ferenczi not only tries to instill a love of learning, but teach them to think about things complexly. Miss Ferenczi says things like, “’Do you think,’ she asked, ‘that anyone is going to be hurt by a substitute fact?’… ‘Will the plants on the windowsill be hurt?’… ‘Your dogs and cats, or your moms and dads?’… ‘So,’ she concluded, ‘what’s the problem?’” (Baxter 134). This idea of “substitute
In the short story "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff, the main idea is to bring acknowledgment to the idea that educators of schools and colleges should incorporate students interest into their teaching. In other words, Graff believes schools and colleges are at fault for not taking the opportunity to use "street smarts" for good academic work (Graff,2010). If Gerald Graff is right about educators needing to incorporate "street smarts" into scholarly works, as I agree, then educators should reevaluate their teaching methods. Students are becoming negligent of gaining knowledge of social interest because it is not encouraged by instructors. Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010). Graff consistently targets teachers in this story, mainly because he knows that educators are capable of changing the never-ending pattern in the school system but educators are not attempting to use the many opportunities available (Graff, 2010). The author, target teachers not in a negative aspect but in a positive aspect to invite change. Graff is approaching the situation in an
Maycomb’s education system is depicted as a failure throughout chapters 2 and 3. Lee’s description of the student’s poor learning attitudes, the teacher’s unskillful teaching methods, all highlights the failure of Maycomb’s education system.
The survey asked students to choose how much an average teacher should make per year and gave some choices that were higher than an average teacher’s annual salary and lower than their annual salary. The result was that 100 percent of the students chose a salary that was more than an average teacher’s salary. When asked why they chose $60,000, one of the surveyed students said, “Because they do so much work to try to make the students ready for the future and work 8 hours a day.” Teachers are always trying to prepare students for the future since they want their students to have a good career. Another student said, “They do a lot for their students.” Teachers work very hard to make sure that the students understand what they are learning. “Teachers work hard to make sure that the students have a better future,” said a student who chose that the teachers should be paid $65,000 annually. Teachers encourage their students to do classwork and homework so that the students can get good grades, which would help them get into good colleges. In today 's society, teachers are seen as lazy people who always sit behind their desk and give their students bunch of paperwork. They just make their students watch a movie the whole period instead of teaching them. There are some bad teachers in the world, but there are less bad teachers than good teachers. The world has both good people and bad people, so it 's only natural that there are some bad teachers as well as good
Paulo Freire argues that the relationship between a teacher and a student is a system of oppression. Where a teacher has absolute and total control over their students’ way of thinking. Freire refers to this as “The Banking Concept of Education,” where teachers teach and students listen and don’t question what they are being told. In the banking concept, teachers are depositing and students are the depositories. To Freire the banking system of education is destroying creativity and individualism in student. The teachers are storing information into their student’s minds. The students are expected to memorize what they are being told and can recall when they are asked to. Student’s don’t argue or question what they are being told, they just
“Charles” written by Shirley Jackson is a story of a kindergartener named Laurie who lies with his parents in his kindergarten school days whereas the “The Open Window” written by Saki is of a girl named Vera who recounts a story about how her aunt lost her husband and two brothers in a tragic hunting accident. In these short stories both main character tells a lie to an adult. However, in my point of view, “Charles” is better than “The Open Window”.
In John Gatto’s essay “Against School”, he insists that modern schooling is crippling our kids. “I had more than enough reason to think of our schools – with their long-term, cell-block-style, forced confinement of both students and teachers – as virtual factories of childness.” (para 4). The US adopted its educational system from Prussian culture and it led to a downward spiral of boredom and fear in children. Children are singled out, judged, and never taught to be a grown up and be independent.
Pink Floyd’s 1979 “Another Brick in the Wall” voices the lacks of freedom, creativity, and individuality in students within the school system. Along with the absence of students’ individuality, Roger Waters, the writer of this infamous song, argues not only are education systems poor, they display an overbearing authoritarian role in addition. During the music video, various imagery, sounds, and metaphors are shown to express the argument of Roger Waters, education is worthless.