When I first started reading the book, ‘No Matter How Loud I Shout,’ by Alex Kotlowitz, I didn’t know what to expect as I have not learned a lot about what life is like in public housing. One thing which surprised me was, in the preface, Lajoe, when asked about writing a book about her children and the children in the area, she replied that they could but that, “there are no children here. They’ve seen too much to be children.” This surprised me because I didn’t know that public housing could be so bad that children could grow up too fast. After reading more into the book though, I can understand why Lajoe said what she said. This is because, throughout the book, it talks about several days where there were shootings and how gang life ran rampant.
The positive impact of education has proven as one of the most important factors for every human. In Chapter 4: “Education” of the book The Language of Composition by Renée H. Shea, different views on education become apparent. Moreover, our schools may not serve the goals of true education because of the way students participate in teachings, why and how the teachers teach, and the way the students get taught to comprehend information given to them. Firstly, in “I Know Why The Caged Bird Cannot Read” by Francine Prose, Prose tries to persuade the audience that schools need to have students participate in reading books that have a meaning or give the students skills they will need in life. She believes that English classes in schools lack in giving the students literature that deems appropriate for their age.
Some people learn morals quite quickly while some children even have better morals than most adults. Then the stubborn people usually go through hundred moral dilemmas before they learn a moralistic value. My life has given me the opportunity to gain morals to help me experience life to the fullest. My life lessons are the reason why I have a strong family values, humility, and character. I’ve heard so many times “you can’t choose your family” but if I could I surely would have never chosen the one I got stuck with.
The movie, Freedom Writers did a very good job displaying the poor education system that was changing the lives of students already barely surviving in the violence and gangs. The use of the comparison of visuals what something the producers seemed to commonly use. The comparison of good to poor school materials was agonizing to see, especially with a up-close shot to Mrs. Gruwell trying to keep a smile on her face. Children are the future of our world, but many still will disown kids that aren 't the same ethnic background. Realizing this was essential, and luckily Erin Gruwell was able to do it and ultimately save her kids lives.
Oscar Wilde, author of the book “The Picture of Dorian Grey”, declared, “The books the world calls ‘immoral’ are the books that show the world as it is”. Several parents have concerns that the book “The Call of the Wild” is too much for teenagers, and that is should not be a part of the high school curriculum. However, I believe that it is important for all teens to be exposed to the real world. In addition, most often teens have been exposed to, or at least heard about, many of the topics discussed in this classic book. Also, this story is timeless, and helps to teach students important lessons that will help them in the future.
When children enjoy books, it improves their vocabulary, and it teaches them life lessons. Moreover, it takes away a citizen 's first amendment and the right to free speech. Lastly, the series, Harry Potter has inappropriate topics that led it to being banned like magic, sorcery, and witchcraft. Some books are frequently banned in schools because they contain profanity/slurs, and explicit content; however, some people argue that these precisely same books are worth reading because they teach extremely crucial life lessons, and defends the First Amendment. There are multiple reasons why parents are banning books.
Final Research Question: What life lessons and experiences did the Cultural Revolution impose upon teenage students that could not be learned in a classroom? Project Choice: Memoir Recollection *Note to Mr. Willis* I have written my project with a theme of the reforms of the educational system, before, during and after the Cultural Revolution. I think having to experience the revolution and not receiving a proper education weighs heavily on them. The educational system is important to them, as it presents as an opportunity that they missed on. In my opinion, I think the most valuable lesson learned from someone who went through the revolution would be the opportunities that they missed, and how they can learn from this disastrous incident.
Grueling nights of completing page after page of homework only ready you for upcoming school work, much like in the words of Malcolm X, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” The war on homework has been going on for quite some time, originally being upscaled in America during 1950’s to keep up with communist nations. Then once more in the 80’s to keep up japanese economically. Great deals of experts have conflicting views on it, with it impacting stress and a students way of thinking, but all agree it can have benefits for children if given in the right amount. Homework is beneficial for students because it allows children to retain knowledge, behave better in class, and improve their overall test scores. One of the major factors of why homework exists is to improve students grades and test scores.
When kids can not learn vocabulary, social skills, and new ways of thinking it might be harder for them to learn it as they get older because they did not know about it when they were younger. “Despite our not-so-casual saunter toward innovative, tech-based learning models, research shows that good, old-fashioned reading is still the best way to improve intelligence. “(10 reasons for banning books, and 5 much better reasons not to)”. For instance, this quote is important to society because it is proving that sometimes the old-fashioned way is the better way because kids are learning on their own and being able to put themselves to the test, reading harder books and also maturing as they read a more mature novel. Intelligence is not just passed on through genetics is has to be learned and one of the best ways to learn intelligence is to read.
It is essential to success in life. The ability to read is highly valued and very important for social, economic and career advancement. The current Grade 7 students of ICBC Christian Academy has difficulty in Reading Comprehension. Most of them gave their reasoned to this such as, they don’t have a good foundation in reading, they want to read, no one likes to read at home, they like to do picture reading only. With this reasons, they got frustrated if the teachers will ask them to do some reaction papers.