Murray believes that students need to learn more about science, history, art, music, and literature than they’re being taught now. His argument is that they need to be taught this information before college, so that in once they become a freshman they can immediately begin focusing on their intended major (Murray 225). As a college freshman at a liberal arts school, I can confidently say that my previous schooling has prepared me well for a liberal arts education. I am continuing to learn things in my freshman year that I believe will prepare me well for my future endeavors. I am able to focus on my current major while still learning how to write better, solve difficult problems, and learning more about culture and the world which we live in.
What this essay is saying about students and education is there is no student who doesn’t want to learn or what’s to get an education. Everybody is capable of learning, but the problem is sometimes the education are given by people who don’t care if you are learning or not. In this essay, we learned that the author was put in classes where the teachers didn’t care too much about their students and because of this he become a mediocre student. Not because he didn’t like school or he was lazy, but because there was no inspiration in learning. Luckily, Mike Rose the author of I Just Wanna Be Average found someone that wants him to start learning someone that make him change his mind.
The students in my school are not free from oppression because the community they live in tells them that they do not need a high school diploma to be successful and that college is definitely out of reach. In schools, Tatum (2013) expresses that the impact of racism begins at an early age and “we are exposed to misinformation about people different from ourselves” (p. 65). This information is often engrained in student’s heads and some students of color internalize these differences and begin to believe it to be true. It is my belief that this false sense of self is often created not only in society but also in schools and students begin to perform the way they are expected to
A quick “write me a poem” is poor assessment practice and does not measure a student’s intellectual progress, excluding the idea of Mr. Keating ripping pages out of the textbook which results in breaking school law, ("Why John Keating Is a Bad Example to Teachers"). Keating adds a sufficient amount of history in student’s minds about carpe diem teaching others to do any action without regret. Meanwhile in the movie, Mr. Keating gives advice to Neil for standing up for himself, “Neil, I know this seems impossible but you have to go to your father and show him what you're feeling. You have to let him see who you are- It's
Fahrenheit 451 is ironically banned in many schools, but why would someone ban a book that promotes individuality and respecting knowledge? Fahrenheit 451 emphasizes on important topics that every teen should have the possibility to learn and read about. The main theme that is primarily connected to this book is censorship. In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury makes it a point that regular people aren 't allowed to read books. I think it is important for teens to read this book because it allows the readers to see how important it is for people to stand up for what they think is good for them, even if it isn 't accepted by society.
Both Beatty and Martin Bormann had been brainwashed into believing or disbelieving in a particular topic. Beatty and the rest of society had been grown up only remember that books were bad and owning them would be a disgrace. However, there were some citizens in their society who disobey these rules which resulted in them getting ‘fixed’. After visiting Montag, Beatty had explained to him that they have lowered the kindergarten age year so they can catch just about every child and teach them at a young age. Lowering the kindergarten age, shows the different ways that the government tries to keep everyone from books keeping them from thinking for themselves.
Night written by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about Elie’s personal experience during the Holocaust. Yes, this book is very hard to read and has violent and upsetting content, but it is the truth about the Holocaust. Banning books is wrong and limits students to things that adults find “appropriate” for students. Some students can handle for mature material, so limiting them to certain books is unjust. Banning books in school libraries takes away academic freedom, shelters students from the outside world, and does not let students form an educated opinion.
Many people try to argue against these statistics, stating that the studies are not compiled properly, regardless of the fact that multiple studies have reached this same conclusion. However, no perfect study is necessary to reveal that sexual assault is truly a threat to college students across America and that it needs to be dealt with. Colleges should require students to take a class on sexual assault so the students will be educated, because informing these students could help spread awareness and reduce sexual assault in college. Sexual assault has always been a very hushed topic and society rarely confronts it and the dangers it could cause, yet it needs to become a world-wide discussion so that it can be prevented in the future. Since blame is often placed on the victim of sexual assault, America should ensure that students are aware of sexual assault and how college rape culture is encouraging it, and that sexual assault is never
In "Fahrenheit 451," The government creates false narratives by trying to limit one's information and knowledge. Beatty gives a speech to Montag describing how "if you don't want to man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him" (Bradbury 64). This shows how they are brainwashing us and trying to make us feel smart with unimportant information. The government considers "it a great danger" (Bradbury 134) for people to know what is really going on in the world. In "A Summers's Reading" it shows how even though they know how important education is, they are still being lazy and not taking it seriously.
For instance “ Lack of respect for religious believes” this issue should not exist in our world, everyone has his believes and people should respect it this is not a type of cultural conflict this is very disrespectful act. Also, in the same table, one of the illustrative examples states that when teacher announces a low score of any student in front of his/her colleagues causes shame for this particular student. This issue is subjective, it depends and varies from each student not only in the Arabic region but in the whole world. These two examples made this part of the article ineffective. On the other hand, she used these tables as a strategy to convince readers by providing some illustrated examples from our daily
It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. 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.
John Tierney’s piece is very interesting. It goes against I and many other people have been taught when it comes to recycling. As I read his article I kept saying to myself, oh wow, I never taught of that or that is an interesting perspective. When it comes to the environment I am not someone who keeps up with it
The late, Louis Pojman, was a great American philosopher, who was known for his many writings such as A Defense of the Death Penalty. The death penalty has always been a very touchy subject for most people. People have their views of what they consider right or wrong. Philosopher Pojman was pro-death penalty, so naturally he had some who agreed with him and some that did not. As I read the “Best Bet” argument my opinion of murderers is that they deserve to be killed for their horrid actions.
Education Reality in America “All systems of the society are meant to serve the mind, not the mind to serve the systems,” by Abhijit Naskar. The Rhetorical situation in the essay “Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid” by Jonathan Kozol happens to be the differences in school systems by ethnicity rates. It is interpreted by the speaker that minority races are shown by the government they are not equally important because they have a lack of funding, old school buildings, and only are introduced to the races they see every day unlike the white schools who are introduced to various ethnic groups. The readers would refer to the speaker as passionate about the government making an effort to fix the school
Hursthouse’s argument makes sense that a virtuous person should be able to make good and moral decisions through moral philosophy. However, Hursthouse claims further that moral philosophy applies to any circumstances, and a virtuous person would not be uncertain in decision-making. At this point, we need to consider the following objection on Hursthouse’s claim. Hursthouse is not clear on how moral philosophy would be sufficient to provide enough guidance or specific counsel for a virtuous person to make decisions and how it applies to particular circumstances, especially with difficult ones. Due to this reason, a virtuous person can be uncertain.