I chose the Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. The moral of this book is how it feels to have a school that is not normal, and have a teacher hate your guts. This book is about a seventh grader named Holling Hoodhood, and he goes around the school, acting serious about things. When things go downhill and all his classmates get mad at him, he tries his best to fix it. Mrs. Baker hated Holling, but then Holling acted like a friend to her, and the hate relationship was over.
He does this by explaining that as a parent, he also worries and cares for the success of his own children and is very aware of the degradation of the public education system. He also relays how his feelings about the public education system have come full circle as he opens up about a previous film he created in which he was actually supporting the idea that public schools worked. Guggenheim sincerely expressed why this has happened saying, “Ten years later, it was time to choose a school for my own children...and then reality set in. My feelings about public education didn’t matter as much as my fear of sending them to a failing school” (Waiting for “Superman”). Beginning with his own experience gains the audience’s trust.
Adolescence is the foundation to the rest of a person’s life. A Separate Peace by John Knowles illustrates this concept by starring Gene Forrester, an attendant of the Devon School for Boys in New England, during WWII. Gene’s best friend is Finny, though it becomes clear that their relationship is toxic as Gene becomes jealous of Finny and ends up purposefully hurting him out of this jealousy. As the boys approach their last year at Devon, they bond during the lazy summer session of school whereas mature during the strict, forceful winter session. This forcefulness pushes the idea of the Winter Carnival, a separate peace for the boys, where they don’t have to think of the future and raging war.
Factors operating in Rancho Solano’s general and specific/internal environment to close two campuses in 2014 was changing the name of the school which lead to a new direction the school would go to in the future, the competition of charter schools in the same are as RSPS and finally and most importantly the economic recession from 2005 to 2011. These factors lead into each other why Rancho Solano closed two campuses. When the school went on to rename itself, this led people to rethink if this school was the best for their kids. The charter schools took this opportunity to show the customers that there schools were just as good if not better and with the economic recession going on it was cheaper because they were public. The evaluation of the
If you rung the bell you would be gone for good. In Howards group, there was man that left the group. Leaving Howard and his one partner left, they had to make it back by themselves and when they did get back, the man who left them did not get treated very well. Howard went through months of sniping school to become the best. He had to make his own ghillie suit to disguise him from his direct and if he was seen he would fail but if you were not seen then you passed.
In second grade, Victor undergoes a conflict with his missionary teacher, who coerced Victor into taking an advanced spelling test and cutting his braids. Through Victor’s spelling test, Alexie portrays the teacher’s desire to fail Victor, illustrating the expectation held by the white American community that natives ought to fail. Additionally, the braids symbolize the Indian culture’s expectation of appearance, while the teacher’s desire to cut them off symbolizes the white culture’s expectation. The symbol recurs in his graduation, where Victor’s “cap doesn’t fit because [Victor has] grown [his]
He showed his shortage of fatherhood through the flashback that John agreed to have Johnny held back a year in school, straightforwardly owing to his selfish want to leave the school, which is the genesis of their poor relationship. John was an only person building an invisible barrier between him and his boy. He chose to be irresponsible and distant from his son, which engendered "their distance one from the other was greater than ever"(page 3). Secondly, he prioritized alcohol, which could strongly control his life and made him become irresponsible. For instance, "on the evening of the banquet, he was a little late getting home, having stopped in for a few drinks with a customer"(page 3).
“Charles” a story by Shirley Jackson, highlights the the narrator's son Laurie and his “classmate” Charles. Due to a serious case of parental myopia in the narrator and her husband, they fail to see that Charles is merely a clever device used by Laurie to fool his parents. Laurie uses this to his advantage and describes his own doings using the character Charles. His parents do not realise this until the very end of this story when the teacher explains that there is no such boy called Charles in her class. I believe that Jackson is trying to say that identity is not only your name and who you are, but it is also what you do and some fail to see things the way they are and not the way they think it is.
In Minhaj 's comedy special, the idea of racial distinction is displayed from an instance he faced when he went out for prom with his high school crush, Bethany. Minhaj mentions to the audience about the conservative mindset of his dad, who would not approve him of going to prom, owing to reasons like race, societal fears etc. He explains this as he narrates a conversation with his father, ’Even though I disagree with you, I respect your candor. Therefore, I will grant your wish.’’ ‘’I ran home, I was like, “Dad, I would like to go to prom.” [speaking Hindi] Which means, “I will break your face.” “Duly noted, father ' ' (Scraps from the loft). Another instance of racism is witnessed as Minhaj tells us that as he went to pick up his date on prom night, only to realize that her parents didn’t want her taking pictures with him because they feared the reactions of their relatives in Nebraska.
The change is almost insignificant as it is just a younger brother taking over for his older brother once the older brother leaves town for college. Wilder uses the mundanity and the ordinariness of a simple paperboy to criticize early twentieth century small town lifestyle. He uses the words of Joe Crowell discussing his teacher’s impending betrothment, “Well, of course it ain’t none of my business—but I think if a person starts out to be a teacher she ought to stay one.” In making this comment, Wilder urges the audience to discover that small towns like their banal lifestyle. The quote is also used to demonstrate that in a small town it is normal to have an opinion on everything happening in the community. In fact, small towns have become known for their gossiping and Wilder supports this belief both with Crowell as well as later in Act I with the conversation amongst Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Webb, and Mrs. Soames.
Have you ever heard something on accident, but want to figure out what it was? Well, that’s what’s going on with Steven Thomas and Susan Carroll. They both overheard a conversation between a Minnesota State teacher and Star player, Chip Garber, saying that if Chip didn’t throw the game between Duke in the national championship, he would tell the NCAA that Minnesota was using an ineligible/illegal player. After finding this out both Steven and Susan want to help Chip out before the national championship on Monday. Steven, the protagonist of Last Shot by John Feinstein, and I are alike in many ways.
3885 Wednesday Wars February “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy.”-Jack Ma. In The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, the lead character, Holling Hoodhood has a dad who’s constantly agitated and distressed about his job. If you do one little thing that could mess up his business, it could affect the descendants after him. Holling’s dad finally has a chance to have his verge of happiness. He found the one thing that can make his life immaculate.