If all the students are worried about is getting good grades to get those scholarships, then they are in school for the wrong reason. I believe that the point of going to school is to learn material not to take the easy route to satisfy yourself by getting good grades. I would rather fail something and learn from it, than pass with flying colors and not learn anything at all just because I wanted the money. Yes there is more of a reward for getting good grades rather than learning the material but what are you really getting out of it if you are not learning anything. Rags to riches, which means you might be the rag and at the bottom while you are in school, but if you learn something in school and work hard you while eventually be on the rich side of things.
This is an example of how this society does not value the arts anymore, in Atwood’s future. Jimmy is one of the only students who do not cheat at school, which goes to show the morals and ethics of the other students who currently attend school with him. He occasionally creates his own words to use, and his teachers never bat an eye, but instead praise him. Jimmy is in school so that he can learn how to use language in order to manipulate people into buying products that they do not need, since that is the only thing a person skilled with words is good for in this future society. Crake’s school is the complete opposite, and when Jimmy goes to visit he can see all the differences in their schools.
The system ignores the significant issues of inner-city schools and students are not motivated to succeed because they feel like they are not good enough or smart enough. The students that don 't end up dropping out of school usually end up graduating only knowing if they’re good at school or not. As the transcendentalists believed, schools should teach and embrace individuality among students. This would help students to find their niche and be happy with their jobs and their lives in the future. The American Educational system does not help prepare students to become successful
Rose describes: “I loved getting good grades from MacFarland…I had made something of value” (Rose, 1989, p. 9). He had met his teacher’s expectation and that made him feel accomplished. On the other hand, if a teacher expects very little from their students, the students will slack on their assignments and tests and become lazy, knowing they will not be
In the book “I just want to be average” by Mike Rose, Mr. Rose tells the story about his lack of education growing up and how he was put into a lower class of scholars. The program that Rose was enrolled in was the Vocational Track , through his own words this was a “dumping ground for the disaffected ”. Rose was placed in the vocational track through an accident because he had the same last name of another student. He enjoyed that type of learning environment because not much was expected from him. The other students that were also in the vocational track were said to be the slackers or the slow students.
The kids at school would call Jeannette and her siblings poor and “special” for having accents. They were put in special classes because teachers thought they were slow even though they were smarter than the teachers. These experiences made the Walls family stronger. By living, not suffering, through poverty, rude remarks, and drunk parents, they ended up right where they needed to
In both books the main characters meet someone who changes their lives for the better. In both Anthem and Fahrenheit 451 it is considered a sin to be too curious or too knowledgeable. In Anthem Equality 7-2521 is punished by his teachers for being too smart and for being curious about the things that he learns in his classes. He is even punished for being quicker at learning than the other students and for asking questions in class. Equality 7-2521 wishes he was not the way he was and wants to be more like some of his classmates who are not as smart and curious as he is.
This will work well for students who are average at subjects are not failing in them, nor excelling the expectations, and are simply in the middle. Often, a student is not given a chance to correct their grade or make up missing work. When grades are low, it is most likely because of a small error, work that isn’t turned in, or they forgot to answer a question. Adjusting retakes for all major grades would help lift grades and increase graduation rates in schools across America by a small amount. Although the American grading system is strict, it is not the worst, and could only use minor adjustments.
They even at times will simply not to assignments that are assigned to them. Students today don’t care about the education and learning, they care about passing the class and graduating. The learning part of school has been replaced with the just trying to graduate mindset. The student for the General Prologue would use satire to describe the perfect student, when often there aren't many perfect students. In conclusion, Geoffrey Chaucer during the 12th century took different characters he observed during this time period, and critiqued how they were supposed to be, and how these people actually were.