America Needs Its Nerds, written by Leonid Fridman, expresses the country’s need for studious people. The United States look down on kids that would rather learn than play sports. Leonid argues that this anti-intellectualism idea is not good for the greater community. Without intellectuals the U.S. will not be as great as countries that value academics. Leonid Fridman uses motifs, hyperboles, and criticizing questions to support his argument on how nerds and geeks are essential to society.
One of the most strived for things in life is academic excellence however the path to it is never easy. Author Thompson Ford’s article “How To Understand Acting White” outlines Stuart Bucks arguments about the irony of desegregation in education. A separate essay written by, Alfred Lubrano, “The Shock of Education: How College Corrupts” has similar ironies about the average college student. If Ford was to read Lubrano’s essay, Ford would come to a more complex conclusion by incorporating arguments and concepts from Lubrano’s essay. Ford may utilize Lubrano’s essay to expand on certain concepts such as the proximity effect, socioeconomics, and the level of education in top tier schools to further explain the “acting white” phenomenon from his own article.
In order to successfully create more jobs, Kasich will seek to cut taxes dramatically so that these jobs can be made available. This is important because this accomplishment as governor shows that he is active, strong willed, and strives to achieve his goals. As Governor, Kasich has developed an “early warning system” to help notify parents and teachers if they notice a child veering towards becoming a dropout. ("Education - John Kasich."). To build a large workforce and create a successful generation for the
Decades ago, the world as we know it was a place where discrimination and racism where ordinary acts performed on a daily basis. Consequently, a lot of iconic individuals emerged throughout history and strived to make this world a better place. Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther, two out of many other heroes, made history and are known for their incredible accomplishments. The word “hero” has many meanings but according to Merriam-webster.com a hero is “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”. Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King dedicated their lives and aimed to help fight injustice.
St. Mary’s is a Marianist and liberal arts university that prides itself with teaching well rounded students to use their gifts and god given talents to not only help themselves, but their communities and fellow mankind. As technology and science advance, humans are increasingly more detached from one another. It is dangerous for individuals, in this case college students, to master their chosen fields, but fail to connect their mission to the grander scheme of life. Life is more than a grade in a class and certainly more than a test score. Yet, because of ambition and lack of proper guidance to connect the dots between personal success and the common good, it is hard to realize that fact.
Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force." (King) People noticed this dignity about him and awarded him the Nobel peace prize in 1964 while he was still 25 making him the youngest person to receive one at that time. (Hamberman) Not only was he awarded this prize, but he also was featured on Time Magazine as Man of the Year in the January 1964 issue. Now we know what kind of man Martin Luther King Jr. was: passionate yet peaceful, nonviolent, patient, great yet imperfect, popular, a great leader, and an ideal american. We can apply his successes to ourselves and whatever injustice we may be facing.
With the invitation to education most students wouldn’t achieve as high of a standard they are capable of. I believe this is a major part in education. Most teachers know the educational abilities of every student, but when they see that an individual isn’t reaching that mark they push them to do better for the benefit of the student. In both of these stories the teachers believed that the student could do better, and they tried their best to show the student what their capabilities are. One of the hardest parts in education for the students is to get the invitation from their teachers.
Districting the New Segregation? Education has been a major influence on government policy and social standards concerning American youth. With hard work and education, one can better themselves and open up more opportunities for financial and social success. Waiting for Superman directed by Oscar winner, Davis Guggenheim, counters that the current education system is failing students by limiting their upward mobility, particularly among minority and low income groups. The documentary advocates for a radical change in the modern education system, modeled after charter school curriculums.
They aren 't born evil, and they aren’t born perfect. Every person from a young age makes small, bad choices which might not seem big at the time, however, as time progresses, these small choices lead to very big mistakes, especially when the person has the power to commit them, and the fear of losing something valuable from inaction. In the article written by David Brooks, When the Good do Bad, Brooks explains how every person should take care of his everyday mistakes in order to avoid the mistakes they make that lead them to evil. Brooks speaks about Robert Bales, who was a good person trying to resist evil: “His job is to struggle daily to strengthen the good and resist the evil, policing small transgressions to prevent larger ones” (Brooks). Brooks explains how people resist evil in their lives.
However, being so open about the truth can have a detrimental effect on his children. Words of truth are not always positive in fortifying a child 's self-esteem, nor for seeing the world in a positive light. Atticus’ children have lost their innocence earlier than they should have, as their eyes have been opened up (by Atticus and his truths) to the macabre and inherently racist world that surrounds them. Additionally, Atticus imprints his version of the truth into his children and their principles. Whereas, hearing multiples and different recantations could promote a more objective view of the world.
He says both students and professors need to work together in order to keep the true meaning of college, according to him is to nourish a world of intellectual culture. Edmundson states in his essay that students lack intellectual curiosity. He blames the schools by saying colleges in America are using the consumer mentality to increase their enrollment, but this is affecting the quality of education students are receiving. But he also blames the students for not challenging their conventional thought in fear of being invalidated. He then goes on to call those students “not
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
Overall, though, their trials almost forced both of the boys to develop an “I’m not just a scared kid” attitude. Jem knew that he wasn’t as brave as he thought, but kept trying to convince others that he was, but Huck managed to convince even himself that he was a brave and strong person. Both books have a strong base in social injustice, both with racism, poor versus rich, and even smaller shown themes, like sexism and arguments of right and wrong when not related to bigger problems. Both books show the injustice through the eyes of children. Although Jem wasn’t the narrator or main point of focus in To Kill a Mockingbird, his personal views still managed to show through.
How to boost the level of education of American children is a contentious issue in today’s political world. With the United States falling further and further behind other industrialized nations in the areas of math and science, it is obvious that something needs to be done to keep our intellectual edge over other nations, so that we may maintain our position at the head of the global economy. In Jeremy Ayers brief, “Make Rural Schools a Priority,” he argues that the United States government needs to focus on overhauling the funding that goes into public education using the style of a policy brief, jargonized diction, and straightforward use and application of logos to give his argument legitimacy and weight. Ayers’ brief starts out by establishing the importance of rural schools in America. He brings up the number of rural schools and the fact that they’ve had a faster growth rate in student enrollment than the national average.
The teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us”(21). Why is Quote #2 significant? : This quote is important because it shows that in this society it is not seen as a good thing to be smart, and it is especially frowned upon to be smarter than your peers. This government worries about people being smart because that could lead them to develop their own ideas, which they don’t want because they want everyone to think the same way so that they can control the people. Significant Quote 3: Page # included “But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate” (103) Why is Quote #3