At some point in our lives, most of us have judged a book by its cover. In other words, we have held prejudice against each other based on our outward appearances, but rarely considered what lies beneath the surface. In Langston Hughes’ 1959 poem “Theme for English B”, a professor assigns a speaker, a young African-American male college student, a one-page composition in which the student can write about a topic of their choosing. The speaker chooses to write about how, despite being African-American in a mostly white class, he is simply human just like everyone else. The craft of “Theme for English B”, including the sound, rhythm, tone, form, and figurative language of the poem, demonstrate the writer’s message that despite our differences,
Another piece evidence, Achieve 3000 writes states, “But Bridget Shelton, a freshman at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School, is looking forward to a later start in the school day. She believes that the change will help her move from getting 6 or 7 hours of sleep a night to nearly 8. The extra sleep is needed, she maintains.” This piece of evidence supports that later start times can help teens get the sleep they need because this piece of evidence comes from an actual teen that has experienced not having enough sleep so she says that the sleep is needed. The last piece of evidence Achieve 3000 writes is, “She is a Seattle teacher, parent, and volunteer with Start School Later Seattle. Jatul became interested in a later start time after facing groggy teens at school and at home, after her own kids hit
He suggests that by using pragmatist principles, we can arrive at the truth regarding race relations by seeing the injustice of racism and promoting social change. In his address during the Niagara Movement, Dubois emphasize that “ And when we call for education, we mean real education. We believe in work. We ourselves are workers, but work is not necessarily education. Education is the development of power and ideal.We want our children trained as intelligent human beings should be, and we will fight for all time against any proposal to educate black boys and girl simply as servants and underlings, or simply for the use of other people.
This shows the audience how African American children feel when living in a country made on the premise of equality, but feeling anything but equal to their Caucasian peers. He uses the audience's emotional vulnerability to make his argument stronger and more convincing. Another strategy used it appealing the audiences logical side. Baldwin uses this strategy primarily at the end of his speech to share the consequences of segregation. This can be seen in the last line of the speech when he states “America is not the world and if America is going to become a nation, she must find a way-and this child must help her to find a way-to use the tremendous potential and tremendous energy which this child represents.
Langston Hughes: Theme for English B Theme for English B is a poem that was written by Langston Hughes in 1951, a time when diversity was a controversial issue in America. The context of the poem revolves around diversity and identity in University. It is about a young black male who is attempting to discern his identity and purpose in life through an English assignment. The writer is conflicted on the tone and themes of that he should reiterate in the theme because he is the only person of color in his class. He wonders if he should assume the tone of a white student, who form the majority of the ethnic population in school or stay true to his culture.
The Harlem Renaissance is often referred to as the New Negro Movement. Langston Hughes, author of “Theme for English B” written in 1949, has a huge impact of the African American community with his work as a unique writer and playwright. Hughes uses “Theme” in the title of this poem to show he, who wrote it, is the speaker. The central idea of the poem is being heavily supported by the speakers questionable vocabulary. In the beginning of the poem we learn that the speaker has been given a paper to write; courtesy of his professor, the topic being the speaker himself.
Well, one of the biggest advantages of the American school system is the great flexibility. Students are disciplined and they are willing to do their homework for hours. These attentions on the tests are really a big issue in the American education system, but by making the tests fewer importance students all over America will have the chance to succeed better in life no matter the social status the family might have. In addition, with so much focus on these tests and the preparation on the test schools are teaching the students how to do the tests rather than increasing their creativity. The United States has one traditional belief and value, which
There is considerable anecdotal evidence that the assignment process of students to teachers in many schools is far from “random”. Many parents have had the experience of requesting a preferred teacher for their child. In many schools, teachers confer to decide on classroom assignments for the incoming students; in others, the decision is made by the principal (in both cases with input from parents). The process rarely appears on its face to resemble simple random assignment. Moreover, there are numerous reasons why it may be of interest to systematically sort weaker and stronger students to different classes.
In conclusion, standardized testing should not be mandatory. It should not be used to evaluate teachers either due to the fact that their students may or may not be able to take a test without test anxiety, Furthermore, a standard test does not test one’s knowledge on what they are being taught on their schools because it is a standard test given to everyone. Standardized tests do more harm than help our
The intended message of this film is that improving the educational system will better the lives of children and young adults. The thesis statement for this film is that the documentary Race to Nowhere, directed by Jessica Congdon and Vicki Abeles effectively argues about the flawed educational system by providing real life examples, statistics and credible sources to convey how students are negatively affected mentally and physically by the educational system. Throughout the film the directors are trying to persuade parents and teachers not to put so much stress on students and to understand that they are just kids and they can only take so much before it starts to
Lead: One person can help make another person’s life better. Evidence from Kaffir Boy: In his memoir Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane recalls how his mother fought the racist Apartheid to allow him to attend school. “‘ But what a battle it was. It took me nearly a year a year to get all them papers together.’” Analysis:By giving him an education, she gave him an opportunity to have a life his illiterate friends from the gangs never could. This enabled him to escape the black ghetto of Alexandria, go to college in America, write a bestselling book and have a life far better than that of his father or mother.
This revelation should also allow children to grow appreciating African Americans, not just from their color but from their historical path that has led them to strive to be crucial members of the society. The lack of African American studies in the society has denied students in Public Schools in North Carolina a chance to appreciate the need for acknowledging black history. In the process, this is expected to raise students who appreciate on another based on their background and history in a bid to eliminate racism in the
In my research, I’ve found that there happen to be more pros than cons to the act. With there being a lengthy list of them, I’ve dissected the list to two vital pros. One of those pros is that The Affordable Care Act helps to prevent illness among the youth in America through many law revisions. The Affordable Act allows youth to remain under their parent 's’ health insurance until the age of 26. Because of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured youths fell from 48% in 2010 to 21% in 2012 and continues to drop to this day.
Such as grading all the work assigned to the students. In conclusion failure is not the only way to motivate students. The student might accept failing and never learn the material, but if we offer kids study hall, workshops and a sit down meeting it might even change their outlook on school. As well as study habits let us give kids a chance, to the right path and allow them to succeed without failing in positive learning
The anecdotes in my third response to readings use real life scenarios to illustrate the messages that resonate with me. As I complete this weekly assignment, the material reminds me of a child in my case study on Michael Smith. Her name is Vera, a second grade student of Asian descent, who commented on Michael’s physical attractiveness—calling him “cute.” However, her transition to kindergarten at St. Madeline was not smooth. Instead, Vera, her parents, and the school personnel felt perplexed and ill equipped to handle the language barrier of no one speaking English in her family. Nevertheless, with standards in place, she progresses scholastically, using the summer school system and after school program as an avenue to equal the playing ground