Erica Goldson's 'Here I Stand'

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In “here I stand”, Erica Goldson encourages change in the American schooling system. Erica points out a lot of flaws in the schooling system. No one is learning to learn, everyone is learning to graduate. People aren’t studying in order to learn more, people are studying in order to get through school faster. School puts down the creativity located in each and every one of us. Everyone starts as a creative, intellectual mind, but the system’s only intent is to breed and train a standardized citizenry. Goldson also believes that most students only purpose is to work in the interests of large corporations and secretive government. All of this is what brings the piece of text together. She carefully plans her idea of a brighter future, by getting

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