Tocqueville feared that in a democracy the people would assume that the truth always lies with the majority, since individuals are prone to trust public opinion over the ideas of the minority, crumbling citizens’ ability to question their government 's authority and to think for themselves. The dangers of unchecked and unlimited power in America’s centralized government would become the majority and lead to the absolute tyranny. However, while the government is centralized, its sphere of influence is limited because of the decentralized administration. American is able to moderate the political tyranny of the majority through the checks and balances in the three branch system of government made by the decentralized administration, but must take caution of a social tyranny of the majority being
One of the big examples he used was how television has affected not only children but also the school system. Postman does not show both sides to his argument, but instead he goes straight into the burden that “television may bring a gradual end to careers of school teachers” because teacher were the first to invent the printing press (pg.3). Consequently, Postman then goes on to say that teachers are blind to this reality, losers, for not seeing of the negative outcome coming their way and instead seem to be enthusiastic toward this new
Ultimately, the Spector resumed production, but was given a written set of guidelines with the help of Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Personally, I disagree with why the paper was shut down over a few mean comments directed to those teachers (in an April Fools article nonetheless), but because “The Defectator” gave a distraction from learning (increased tension between students and teachers), Principal Perullo was allowed to act under in loco parentis and limit the freedom of press of the students. If students today write an article that interferes with Stuyvesant’s learning mission, then our current principal, Principal Contreras, has the given right to limit our freedom of press as
Brent Staples is speaking about colleges around the country and how the standards that they hold the students to are changing. He believes that students these days are not earning grades as much as they are demanding them. Brent in his article is comparing how students from the past would take the grade that they were given because in that time the teacher was right in their decisions but now, because students pay so much for school they think they should automatically get a good grade. In his article he states, “Twenty years ago, students grumbled, then lived with the grades they were given. Today, colleges of every stature permit them to appeal low grades through deans or permanent boards of inquiry.”(Staples
channels” if we want change, however, having tried, it is now understood that these “channels” change nothing and are very ineffective. We have tried numerous proposals such as opening up council meetings for all students to better communication throughout the VPI student body. Although, just as the results of all the other attempts by going through “legitimate channels” our proposal was struck down. The article also offers a possible solution to prevent future demonstrations from occurring through the creation of a “committee composed of students from various segments of student life at VPI”. The committee would then meet with administrators every month “to air their views” and this would help diminish the feeling of students who believe they are not represented (Evidence 1: Ed Miller, “What caused demonstrations,” April 1970).
I believe that this experiment/ lesson should be taught more often, because there is still discrimination going on till this day. Once someone knows how it feels to be put down because of their eye color, ethnicity, or how much money they have, or whatever the circumstance may be, they would not ever what to be put in that predicament again. It can be all fun and games until the person doing the discriminating gets hurt too. She also tried the experiment on adults, which showed the same behavior as the third graders. I thought that was pretty interesting, because that basically said that age doesn’t mean anything, we all can be infected with this evilness.
In Neal Shusterman’s “Unwind” the parents get to choose if they want to get rid of their child between the ages of 13 and 18, but there’s a catch. The “unwind” doesn’t necessarily die, rather his/her body parts are put up for sale, and a bit of the unwind’s consciousness gets put into each part. In Henry Slesar’s “Examination Day” children at the age of twelve take a test to determine their intelligence. The catch is though, and the children don’t know this, the government take away people who are smarter than they like to be and they’re presumably killed. Lev from “Unwind” and Dickie from “Examination Day” are both blinded by what is actually about to happen to them, unlike Connor from “Unwind”.
They reason that these kids are too far-gone and can no longer be saved but that simply isn’t the case. The Times Magazine article states, “ Knighton was sent to the Better Outlook center… Because he was considered cooperative and well behaved Knighton had nearly two years shaved off his sentence” suggesting that these kids can get better. If we throw them in prison with serial killers and rapist, that may make the recovery process even more challenging. Of course, it will take time but with enough effort, these kids can learn to be stable human
School is a place where you go to spend about half of your life learning about topics that simply do not interest you or that truly won’t help you in the future. The U.S government tells the teachers what they need to teach in their schools for the class curriculums, so that the students can learn a healthy amount of material. The best thing is that many high schools fail to teach their students important things. Many teachers just pass students along through their class, because they don’t want to hold them back and deal with them for another year, but soon enough most of us move onto college. I’ve seen many people fail during college, because their high school did not push them to try to achieve great grades.
Education World says, “as the year goes on, more students are testing the rules by wearing jeans or other banned items.” If teachers aren’t strict about the dress code students can get by without trouble. Who is going to catch everyone breaking the dress code anyways and what are you going to do when you do catch them? Some schools send them home to change but then they are either going to stay home or come back and miss school. Others order a detention but is that really going to keep all students from breaking the dress code? If they love their off the shoulder shirt so much they might just suffer with a detention every time they want to wear it.
They were just doing what one was doing, or at least following what the teacher told them to do in this experiment. Elliot then experimented on a group of prisoners. She separated them the same way as she did with the third graders, but the only difference was that this time brown eyes were superior. The result was the same as seen in the third graders. Lessing also states, “ But we also find our thinking changing because we belong to a group”(Lessing 652) which basically proves Elliot’s experiment with the prisoners and third grade students who find themselves involved with the group and are afraid to share their opinions.
Schools, they are meant to help children learn right wrong, basic life skills, and how to become intelligent adults. Students start school around the age of three and stay in it for as long as they need; however, school are failing to turn students into intelligent working adults. Parents are told when their children are struggling and when they are succeeding, but are they really succeeding? Humans are strange creatures; we become upset about the strangest things, and labeling children is just as bad as eating their snack during snack time. When children hear that they are either good or bad they start to believe this.
In addition to that,the Federal law policy of implementing penalties on districts that fall short of 95% students taking standardized tests may prove worse for that particular district as far as education aids are considered.If students are given choice to opt-out,then the wealthier and middle class may opt-out and reduce the funding available for students who are still interested in taking tests.So,the issue must be addressed accordingly leaving everyone happy rather than some part of people happy. So as to conclude,the policy makers or political leaders should consider this issue in a holistic approach and should not give the flexibility for students to opt-out of annual tests as it retains the conventional education standards of the country which in turn may help build a fairly considered society.They may also consider developing alternate policies to stress the importance of standardized tests rather than giving choice to opt-out
So, when you are looking at your schedule and you realize that you have two presentations to give in classes this week, and your first reaction is to start swearing, then a couple of things might happen. If you have a fixed mindset, then you are likely going to put off working on the speeches until the night before each and what happens, happens. You might get a good grade because you are lucky enough to know a lot about the subject. However chances are you are just going to be ill-prepared and get a B at best on them. However, if you have a growth mindset you are more likely to look at this as a perfect opportunity to improve yourself.
I think that the middle school and high school should get recess because we don’t want to be working from tell school starts tell it ends, that would be so tiring. We would like to have a break, and not sit in our desks/ tables for 90 minutes each period, and our backs start to hurt and we get sleepy/ tired. I also think that it would be a fun thing to do, and it would help wake us up so that we’re not falling asleep in class. Reasons why we should get recess. It will wake us up so that we’re not falling