All throughout middle school when we were assigned to read a novel I would dread it. My perspective of reading for enjoyment soon changed when I was in eighth grade. Mrs. Benavides, my eighth grade language arts teacher, assigned our class to read The Outsiders, and I coursed I was complained in my head, I don’t want to read (actually pretend to read and then use Sparknotes) another lame book. The first day we got the book we were all told to read chapters 1 through 3, and this time all of the kids in my class complained and I wasn’t the only one. So, there I was at home in front of my computer typing in “the outsiders by S.E Hinton”, into Google, and the top search that popped up was a link to the movie on Youtube.
Boo frequently highlights this issue in her book providing numerous examples. Firstly, free municipal education hardly ever is efficient. According to the author, almost 60% of the public school teachers do not have even an undergraduate degree (Boo 85). Mirchi and other similar schoolchildren are not likely to acquire necessary education that could have potentially helped them and their families to escape poverty. Moreover, they risk learning nothing at all since at public school they mostly “play, take recess, play again, then have lunch” (Boo 85).
In the story “Celeste 's Heart” is a story of a young girl that goes to a school in Argentina that has very harsh conditions and feels that it should be changed before her little brother goes there. Her brother has not gone to school yet because he is too young to go. she writes,“That evening when she was putting her younger brother to bed, he asked once again: “When am I going to go to school?” But that evening she didn 't laugh, and she didn 't think up an answer…She suddenly imagined him in the middle of the schoolyard, with his arms stretched…The body tense, feeling cold and angry and afraid,
A Discourse Community in Mean Girls What is a discourse community? According to “The Concept of Discourse Community,” it’s a “discourse operates within conversations defined by communities, be they academic disciplines or social groups.” In other words, it is a group that has goals or a purpose and use communication to achieve that goal. In the movie Mean Girls there are many examples of discourse communities but I’m going to focus specifically on The Plastics. The movie Mean Girls is about a sixteen year old girl, Cady Heron, who has recently moved from Africa to the United States, and is attending public school for the first time. Her first day of school was not the best, but on her second day of school she meets Janis Ian and Damian Leigh who start to guide Cady into high school by telling her about different groups (cliques/discourse communities) in the school, including the Plastics, which is made up of Karen Smith, Gretchen Wieners, and Regina George.
This seems very pessimistic, but as the book goes on and throughout the book it shows that Bradbury could also be optimistic. I believe Ray Bradbury is mainly pessimistic with some optimism because burning houses down as our future in society is very pessimistic, also through all the "new" mechanical technology that is ruining the world of Fahrenheit 451 which is very pessimistic, yet at the same time Montag 's courageous actions Bradbury is showing his optimism.
Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that can help develop and inform the text 's major themes. One of the recurring themes in the novel The Catcher in the Rye is the omnipresent theme of death. It could be argued that the novel is not only full of references to death in the literal sense, physical disappearance, but also in the metaphorical, taking the form of spiritual disappearance, something which Holden often focuses on, along with the actual theme of mortality. It is possible that this occurs because of his reluctance to interact with the living world. As his means of escaping from the reality he despises, his mundane thoughts and the “phoniness” that he is surrounded by.
In the documentary “Waiting for Superman”, there are a lot of drawing methods, and the probability an applicant gets called is very small. All the principal see is a piece of folded paper, a coding number, a ball etc, not the background information sheet or appearance of the students. The drawing is conducted publicly in front of parents and kids to guarantee the fairness. Random picking really hurts unlucky kids` family since they don`t do anything wrong to not receive the opportunity they deserve. In fact, charter schools need to be expanded to serve all the kids who wish to attend charter school
To begin, the first illustration that shows how proving one's innocence may be costly is the protagonist Scout Finch's first day of school. At school, a schoolmate from Scouts class has not brought a lunch so Miss. Caroline offers him to buy lunch with a quatre with one problem, he has to pay her back. This story takes place after the great depression that left many families poor or in terrible conditions including the Cunninghams. Walters family is very large as well as poor and Walter will never to have money to pay the teacher back.
Dependence On Individuality: Animal Imagery in Charles Baxter’s “Gryphon” People should be free to express their individuality. A person, whose existence is dependent on the community and the boundaries set by the community, will never have the ability to move above the common existence. In the story “Gryphon” by Charles Baxter, Tommy, an elementary school student in the rural community of Five Oaks believes that his life is boring, but he is convinced by the uniqueness of substitute teacher Miss Ferenczi. Miss Ferenczi came in as a substitute teacher for Mr. Hibler’s fourth grade who is suffering from cold. On the day of Mr.Hibler’s class Tommy and his classmates while waiting for the substitute to come
This means he either has to hitchhike or walk because his family can’t afford the money for gas, that could be someone in a teen in Douglas community. Not only is he the poorest kid in his new school, he’s also the only Indian, Douglas is a very mixed race school, they should let the teachers choose if the kids