The “delienquents” were talked down to and punished while the “will be” were praised and helped. “Smart” classes were held in the morning while trade schoolers were away and ended when they came back. The two groups of people were kept on almost entirely different schedules, which meant the one class we had together only helped accentuate our so-called differences. Teachers thought my classmates were bullying me to get higher scores, they got
Also in paragraph 5 it says”Leo was slow in reading, slow in numbers,slow in understanding nearly everything that passed before him in class. He had no friends. This shows that Charlie changed Leo because in the beginning, Leo was unhappy. But Charlie makes him happy now when he saw no way to be happy after being put in a different classroom away from his classmates. Another way Charlie changed Leo was in the middle, Leo brought Charlie in for a presentation for forest fire week and he connected and understood it better.
In the story “A Summers Reading” author Bernard Malamud uses Mr. Cattanzara as a symbol to help represent the theme that education can transform an individual’s life for the better. Mr. Cattanzara, a man that works in a change booth and has a poor outlook on life, suggests that everything erroneous in his life is because of others. However, the real reason he is miserable is his lack of education. Mr. Cattanzara works in a change booth in the subway because it was the only job that he could get with his amount of knowledge. Mr. Cattanzara’s lack of education also indicates that he did not care to think about his future.
He did not learn about himself and his passions until he took Mr. Keating’s class. Neil was just another student who molded himself to maintain the academic pressure his father and school put on him. He did not know who he was or what he wanted to be. Then, he gained a taste of freedom by paying attention to Mr. Keating’s lessons. Lessons such as ripping pages out of his poetry and standing on top of his desk encouraged Neil to rebel against his father’s demands.
Many people judged Christopher, it was apart of his daily routine. As a reader you only get Torey’s stories of Chris and what he could be like at times. As the author goes deeper in telling Chris’s story Torey realizes that Chris was a good person who was pressured by so many people to do good, “‘I think Chris snapped. I think he flipped out from a combo of everything. School, being lonely, but mostly because of his parents.’” (47).
Koyczan had thrown a bunch of metaphors in his speech to capture something more than a reaction. Some of the metaphors he had used were; “My dreams are self-conscious and overly apologetic.” and another one was “When I was a kid, I traded in homework assignments for friendship.” By telling the audience this, it reveals that he didn’t have a lot of confidence when he was younger and spent more time on making friendships than focusing on school, which could tell us that he was in need for someone to be there for him. Koyczan had created a very heartbroken mood, he had expressed to the audience that everyone is much needed no matter what happens in life, he also said everyone one is much appealing than they think they are. “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.” By telling this to the audience, Koyczan had successfully opened to their hearts and made it easy to relate towards them. In conclusion, Koyczan did an effective job connecting with the audience, by using the right tone, creating a gloomy atmosphere and throwing in figures of speech, he created the perfect speech the captivated the audience’s attention.
Good afternoon, In reference to Colton and his anger/ reward system at school, it can get a little complicated. Colton is a unique individual and is treated as such. Lately, our schedule has been different due to testing. Colton receives one on one accommodations because he requires a scribe for his testing, he then has to wait for the remainder of the class to complete their test and may work on the iPad. Colton does have the iPad as a reward but has not met his goal but one time as part of his reward system.
Mike Rose details the faults of the education system in a piece concerning his own personal experiences. His high school education was radically changed when his school swapped his test scores with the scores of a student with the same last name. The system depended upon test scores to determine the path of classes that individual students must take, and due to the weak performance reflected in Mike Rose’s alleged scores, he was placed on the vocational path. Unfortunately, the vocational path was implied to be the lowest tier of classes in the school - so despite Rose’s natural intelligence, he was placed within remedial classes due to the IQ within his file. Rose experienced the self-deprecating cycle of decelerated classes, with frustration
Sonny helps show his brother that in order to truly appreciate the light, there must be a time of darkness. This darkness of suffering and oppression had imprisoned the narrator, and he did everything he could do to escape the implied rules of his culture. He finished his education and even persevered through college, all without doing drugs. After achieving his degree, he became a math teacher, which according to Richard Albert is a “respectable profession.” He tried not to stand out as a typical black man of his day but hid from the judgmental eyes of his peers (182). Anonymous to the world, just as James Baldwin
The narrator calls them “... the vivid, killing streets of our youth” (Baldwin 447) meaning that just because you clean the place up and make it look nice, it is still the same underneath all of it. Because of all the wickedness, the residence of the community did not think very highly of the individuals in it. When the narrator was watching a group of teenage boys from his class he thought “These boys, now, were living as we’d been living then, they were growing up with a rush and their heads bumped against the low ceiling of their actual possibilities” (Baldwin 445). This man was a teacher who was talking down about his students instead of lifting them. He was doing this because he knew that no matter what he did for those kids they were still going to be consumed by the evil around them.