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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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. These advertisements are giving men the wrong idea that they have complete control over woman’s bodies, and for woman that there only purpose is to look good and desirable for men.
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
The Rebellious Age Throughout all of history, the actions of teenagers have been scrutinized by adults. This scrutiny can be seen in short stories such as, John Updike’s “A & P,” as well as Max Apple’s “Stepdaughters.” For “Stepdaughters” we can see the rebellion through the 15-year-old Stephanie’s continuation of shot-putting, despite her mother’s disapproval and her stepfathers ‘neutral’ position. While in “A & P” the rebellious behavior of wearing their bathing suits into the store is disapproved upon by the manager, whereas the employee feels they have done no wrong. The stories’ conflicts have similar features: antagonists who oppose the choices of the teenage girls and protagonists who support the girls.
In article called, “Honors Code” by David Brooks, there was a boy named Henry V and he is one of Shakespeare's most appealing characters. Henry was rowdy and energetic when young, then turns courageous as he gets older. But in Brooks article, Henry V went to an American school, where teachers find him difficult to manage in class and wanted his parents to put him on medication for “attention deficit hyperactive disorder”. As he grew older, he lost interest in trying and his grades would plummet, he would rebel if the culture was uber-nurturing, and day by day, he’d look completely adrift. “School have to engage people as they are”, this means that teachers should change the environment to fit the need of every student whether they have a disorder or not.
Intellectual freedom is now a right in America, something that absolutely everyone deserves and that is necessary for proper growth and development. Ray Bradbury, Richard Wright, and Billy Collins all display the need for intellectual freedom in their fictional or personal societies. In the books we have read in class, the importance of intellectual freedom to the common person’s maturing has been displayed through a fictional societies and discrimination. The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury emphasizes the negative impact that a book ban, or limiting of knowledge, would have on society through a careless wife that is slowly cutting herself off from society.
People’s feelings and mental health play a large role in crime being committed today in Canada. Most crimes done in Canada are involved with the use of guns, drugs, abuse and theft. Also the main reasons crimes are being committed can be because of depression or other mental disorders, family conditions (poor parenting skills) discrimination based on racism, politics and poverty. To lower crime rates we can firstly get guns & drugs out of the streets and into the hands of the government but also convert criminals into civilized citizens, Apply different punishments other than jail time, send ex offenders to certified rehabilitation centers.
Gangs activities are frequently portray in the media , the exposure of gang violence have an negative impact on the minds of our youth in our communities . Gangs are described as groups that are involved in gang related crimes and other crimes , such as assaults , rape , and robberies . Gangs are mostly conform of people from the same race or ethnicity , the majority are males and are most likely to be young . The majority of the people that join this groups come from places where they suffer from economic disadvantage and dysfunctional families . One of the issue that is problematic in our society nowadays is the media coverage of gang activities .