The social change started at Washington might be a great step for the nation. Because of the dictatorship of sheriff Poppell, the social change only appeared as myth to the people in his town. “Martin Luther King may have delivered I have a dream speech”, But his life appear very “hollow” and “remote” to the people (Greene, 2006, p, 22).His words and dreams did not reach the heart of the people of McIntosh County. Thus people are still acquiesced to the rule of the sheriff without any awareness or protest. On the other hand, the sheriff appeared to be fully aware of the situation, and he found his solution to evade this social change.
Ignorance is the doom of our world. “Brave New World” Albert Einstein once stated, “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual,” but what were the valuable things he was referring to? In a society people need to be able to grow and prosper. To do this they need to be educated in science, religion, history, and literature. If these things are not taught in a society then that society is doomed to repeat the past.
President Roosevelt's idea of the three “R’s”(relief, recovery, and reform) did bring a significant impact to American society and it overturned the public’s thoughts about government intervention. Before the New Deal people preferred a free-market economic system and limited government ,but after they realized that government intervention was as important as freedom. Due to the New Deal, Americans believed that they had the strength to pass challenging situations. They did not loose hope as shown by President Roosevelt’s statement “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ("Franklin D. Roosevelt) This statement was a response to the problems caused by Great Depression, and The New Deal and its aims effectively exemplified the idea that although the situation was worse, we still had the determination to overcome
There are conflicting arguments between traditional and progressive education. Traditional education advocates imposing knowledge, teachers assuming power and dominating the education of the youth through teaching isolated skills and techniques. This approach involves conforming youth as “schooling is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need society as it is” (Illich, 1971). Contrastingly, progressive education supports the cultivation of individuality from learning through experience. Individual experience is interwoven with education, and it is artificial to divorce one from the other.
While it is no secret that students are facing these issues, it is unclear on how to fix them. The education system in America must face change in order to be better. In order for the system to change, the customs and traditions of old must be let go and new ideas must be accepted and used in order to get better. The constant clash of new ideals vs old ones is a very big issue among schools in America and needs to be directly addressed. Extracurricular activities are another great way for students to be more successful.
Card wanted to show that change can also take place in common citizens thought the process and speaking different opinions then they would have before learning anything about the trouble their world is in. He wanted readers to recognize that common man is paying attention and their thoughts on the subject are changing as well (Card 229). These changes are not only found in common man but in high ranking officials too. Card wanted readers to know that race, job gender, nor rank effects who thoughts are changed. "Demosthenes was invited to take part in the presidential council on the education for the future..." (Card 230) This very well shows the changes made to the mind after experiencing society
Barber bases his egalitarian claims on evidence for the conventional American view. He uses history as proof that higher education is a necessity for all citizens recalling “Jefferson and Adams both understood that the Bill of Rights offered little protection in a nation without informed citizens. Once educated, however, a people was safe from even the subtlest tyrannies”(Barber 5). Barber understands the genuine purpose for educating a public and that it endows people “the competence to participate in democratic communities, the ability to think critically and act with deliberation in a pluralistic world, and the empathy to identify sufficiently with others and to live with them despite conflicts of interest and difference in character.221;(Barber 6). Barber’s claim is sound because it agrees with the noble ideals set by our founding fathers and can be applied universally as every country naturally wishes to have a peaceful and educated society.
The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening periods in American history contributed not only to the Revolutionary War, but also shaping America into its present day self. The Enlightenment period brought a sense of self-awareness; science was now applied to all aspects of life (religion, politics, trade, and life itself). Intellectuals began questioning what gives or allows a person the right to govern - as illustrated in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s book The Social Contract (1762). Rousseau’s contention was that individuals had “natural rights” to life, liberty, and property that rulers could not deny (Schultz, 2013 p. 69). The Enlightenment also spurred a reformation in education; the days of religious based curricula were being challenged, philosophy and the concept of reasoning were introduced.
The main difference in their approaches was how they interpreted the question of how they should go about the process of integration. Washington was very simple in his advice to his people, suggesting that they go to a vocational school for work education rather than a college for a higher education, and act submissive in the face of adversity. Du Bois was so hard-set on things like civil and voting rights that he called out another black leader in Washington, who he did not thing went far enough and was too complacent in his demands. Both leaders just wanted the best future for their people in America, they just thought there were different ways
Robinson uses lots of different examples and stories to help convince his audience and help them understand the issues at hand. Ken Robinson successfully convinces his intended audience that even though literacy is understood as being more important in schools over creativity it is not more important they should be treated as equal. Ken Robinson is a well-known professor, writer, and public speaker (Robinson, "Do school's kill creativity?). Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures