In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’, “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
I am confused where the representation and concern for the union teachers is. Harassment and bullying is not tolerated by students and is documented on the news all over the country when it occurs. It is time to step in and remove the bullies – administration at Pineloch Elementary. The teachers should not be going home crying, worrying about being harassed or have to take medical leave to seek professional help. The media needs to step in as this unprofessional harassing administrative behavior has been documented all year long.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why this book written by Mark Twain should be on the banned books list in schools and why it is too mature for it’s students. This book is full of situations that honesty students are not able to handle, leaving inappropriate impressions about racism and how to treat people and is going to cause teenagers and young adults to repeat the language and personalities seen in this, to other groups of this century that are fitting now The problem with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t that it is a bad book, not that maybe it is poorly written or isn’t a learning experience. The fact of the matter is that students do not hold the attention span or mental capacity to be forced to deal with this. While some may use to excuse that high school students may have enough knowledge over these situations, or if explained, people would enjoy the moral of the story more, that is not always the case. Students in high school already are expected so much of.
There are many battles we people go through during times where we are forced to walk down a path of terror. In high school this may be the bullies and having to maintain masculinity as a student or even having to suffer abuse at home. “The Mask You Live In” Discusses many of these issues that teens must face such as being bullied, sad, depressed and the issues on suicide. There also can be a silver lining in to masculinity as there is in everything but our main focus will be how it hurts our children. Masculinity can be a very destructive force towards kids and cause them to go down a darker path that no one should eve face.
“Celebrating Nerdiness*” by Tom Rogers by far demonstrated the purpose of exposition for this week’s assignment. Rogers’ uses a comparison strategy in his essay to explain the differences in the labeled “nerds;” an example would be the comparison attitudes of the famous individuals such as Newton and Einstein in the essay. Additionally, this topic highly relates to me because of the issue of bullying, as I too was bullied for being different than the others in elementary to middle school. He addresses that individuals not only endure bullying from their peers, but also from adults that should be acting as role models. Consequently, tyrannizing often creates an insecure individual with lack of self-confidence about themselves.
In The Crucible, Abigail ends up ruining Proctor’s reputation as well as many other characters by accusing them of witchcraft. Abigail is seen as the villain in this story which aligns to cyber bullying because the person doing things to hurt the other person is the bully. Although the importance of reputation is not as important today as in The Crucible the similarities between Proctor and cyber bullying victims is that they could not take the bullying anymore. The Ryan Halligan Case, a special education student who was being bullied from fifth to seventh grade by other students who spread the rumor that he was gay. The bully pretended to be Ryan’s friend just to get personal messages from Ryan to then post them online and share it with others.
Many of the teachers we have now are less than interested in their job, and it shines through. It is exceptional noticeable that they would rather be anywhere other than that classroom, and be around these students. When teachers have this attitude, and take it to the classroom everyday, it takes a toll on the students academically. It harms them because they are not getting the best education provided. Teachers have little to no motivation to help their students excel academically.
He was often described a vulgar and many accused him of corrupting the youth. Teenagers all of a sudden felt good being rebellious and decided they would like different things than their parents. And so begin the generation gap of teenagers and their parents. Without the generation gap, the
It’s really sad how today sexual assaults and harassments is caused by the media and the exploitation and sexualized images. Also, not only does it send the wrong message to men about power and dominance but also shows the wrong message to adolescents. For example, young kids who begin to look at the media for the first time. These advertisements are giving them the wrong message. I cannot imagine the kinds of effects it will have on the next future generation if it continues this way.
While going to school, he realizes that the class he took was rough, not material wise, but professor wise. His professor abused her power on the students at the point where they despised her. Everyday he, along with every student, would at least get verbally abused by the professor saying things like, “I really, really hate you” towards them. Though Sedaris did not enjoy that part of class, he enjoyed learning some French even though his professor was not the best at teaching. Sedaris obviously uses his experience to describe his educational