“The other Rose apparently didn't do very well, for I was placed in the vocational track, a euphemism for the bottom level.”. Rose and his family were unware of the scores being switched, and they didn’t realize what this meant for Rose and his future. The school should have taken action on this problem by switching the scores back and placing the two children in the programs they tested into originally. This connects to Rose’s main idea by showing that the children were overlooked, and that the school was not prepared for this situation to
Personal attack shows an attack on the character of a person rather than his or her opinions or arguments. Ms. Campbell is the head of a department who also a teacher. She was totally looked down on the student in class 203 because many of them are on probation, can’t be relied on and are the lost cause’s. For example, when Mrs. Gruwell finds out a new book to let the student read but Ms. Campbell is not giving it to the student. Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them.
Anna Quindlen in the article, “The C Word in the Hallway” argues that mental illness don’t get enough awareness or help that it actually needs. Quindlen supports her argument by using similes, tone and bias’ to state that many teachers are not trained to recognize mental illness and so some just dismiss it and so that leaves “over two thirds of the mentally disturbed children without any help”. Insurance also does not aid in covering the costs because “health insurance plans do not provide coverage for necessary treatment”, or if they do then they think that they should “penalize those who need a psychiatrist instead of an oncologist”. The author's purpose in writing this was to inform people about the scary reality that many kids and teens face today and to argue that it is nothing to joke about and that it needs to be taken seriously. The author writes in a formal tone for parents, teens, and other adults to be aware of the seriousness of mental illness in teenagers.
The narrative rhetoric of Anna Doyle “Robert C. Rowland” (32). Tells a story through a written testimony to emphasize that freedom of religion in the public-school systems is not being treated fairly, as she believes that schools discriminate against Christians. Doyle’s main plot is centers around the experience that she had along with her children when they transferred to a public school as they felt they were not being treated with respect because of practicing their religious traditions at that school. The story took a place in a suburban community when Anna and her husband decided to send their kids to public school as they felt they ought to do that because they pay so much in property taxes. In this testimony, we have Anna Doyle as the mother of Rebecca, Kathryn, Joshua and Matthew whom are mentioned throughout the testimony.
She was going to school to get educated either, the neighbors started getting suspicious and also realized that the girl wasn't going to school. They both were being mistreated, they wasn't getting the proper care and assistance as a average kid should. Which runs into the similarities to the life story of Frederick and the article slave girl. They weren't even giving the chance to maintain relationships with their families before both of their freedom was taken right before their eyes, there was a little difference with Shyima situation because she was born with her mother, but right before her eyes it was taken from her. Which leads us to the second common theme that both the Slave Girl and the “Life story of Frederick Douglass” has in
All students dread one thing when it comes to school - testing. Standardized test are the main focus in our school systems instead of actually gaining knowledge at the end of the year. As a mother, Michelle Rhee, understands the lack of attention given on education as a whole instead of just waiting on the scores, but she still agrees on continuing with standardized test. Kristina Rizga opposes the opinion of Michelle Rhee as she does not believe standardized test truly measure the intelligence of a student. Kristina Rizga proves her stand against standardized test by utilizing solid use of argumentation.
By “better person,” this could mean she could be living a quiet life and not taking care of four children in a broken down home. The statement itself is short and simply strikes the reader in surprise, by how much Esperanza’s nameless mother gone through and come to realize this. She then points out the fact that Esperanza goes to school and instructs her to study hard, using examples of her godmothers who are both alone and cannot take care of themselves. Then, Esperanza’s mother finally gave her reason to why she had quit school which was because she did not “have nice clothes. No clothes, but I [her mother] had brains” (91).
Moreover, Baby encounters rejection and stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home- Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and make a positive difference in Baby’s life. However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O'Neill, 2006, p.128).
At a young age, I realized I was different from the "typical" black person. The teasing of my voice and labeling me an “Oreo” damaged my self esteem creating insecurity and frustration. My mother’s action of enrolling me into a private school, and not a public one just gave them another reason to tease me. “You’re not black enough” they would say. Never experiencing the public school system, or favoring rap music, it seemed
Yousafzai first started to speak up for her rights when a mafti wanted her father’s school to close. The mafti had tried to close the school because the school allowed girls to go to school and because he considered it “a disgrace to the community”(Yousafzai 90) Malala Yousafzai was afraid that once she spoke out, she would be silenced by the Taliban just like how the mafti had tried to close her father’s school down. Even though Yousafzai was doubting herself, she continued to fight for