Education is the core of life. Ever since the establishment of public schoolings it became the social norm for children and older to seek education. The reason varies. Although, an education means to gain insightful experiences or to either gain or take guidance, there are more than just two meanings. From the essays examined: “Frank Carothers and Ted Erlandson, Loyola University”, “Suddenly I Felt Really Strange” both by Mike Rose, and “Five Ways to Wisdom” by Otto Friedrich, which shares different perspective of education and the means to be an educated person. First, Mike Rose’s piece called “Frank Carothers and Ted Erlandson, Loyola University” represents an education as a sense of developing. Rose came from a family with less formal education compare to other students from his university, and therefore lacked support and encouragement from neither his parents nor his family members. As the result, he is at a disadvantage during his …show more content…
Otto Friedrich’s piece called, “Five Ways to Wisdom” focuses on people and their relationship to education. For example, widely selective majors are linked with the current on-demand jobs and that’s because majority of people are in school just to increase their rate of getting a job (Friedrich, 98). However, the value of education should be appreciated just as it is. In todays world, everything is revolutionizing and people need to develop ones mind to catch up with the changes; it will open doors to various of opinions and builds up ideas to form an decision not based on stereotypes or prejudices, but ideal choices to flourish. More so, this essay symbolizes an educated person as someone who shows rational decision-making that could satisfy both parties, as well as the ability to hear different opinions and just appreciating ideas that comes to a person; since one of those ideas is what created abundance of technologies, architectures, resources …
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The former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. To change the world people often use physical violence. However, even if they solve the problem, it is only for a short period of time. Using education, people can back up their statements and actions. In this quote, education can mean many different things, such as being intelligent, logical, having a strong mental, and being calm.
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004. In a society notorious for its oblivious politicians, questionable educational system, and money hungry big corporations, this senseless quote made by the forty-third president of the United States George W. Bush, is only one of the many incidents validating Moore’s claim that we as Americans lack sufficient articulation and education. If there could be a spokesperson for criticizing American politicians, the educational system, globalization, large corporations, the war in Iraq, and many other debatable issues, American author of “Idiot Nation”, Michael Moore would be the ideal candidate.
Education is gained and developed by one's life and values. Education is more than just reading textbooks, going to class, and repeating that cycle. Education is life and knowledge. People can gain education through experiences in the real world. Tara Westover, the author of the book Educated, recounts her life's journey from childhood to the present, in doing so she reinforces the theme that education is the key to change.
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.
Today, you either get educated or you get stuck in a dead-end job without much prospect for the future. The gap between those with a higher education and those without one is becoming wider with advancements in technology and the growing competitiveness of the job market. There are many dangers of this gap. One such danger is the people who have a higher educations having the leisure to ignore those who are less educated. Joy Castro in her essays “Hungry” and “On Becoming Educated” discusses her life and educational journey.
Today, most students always hear about college being an “extremely expensive way to get an education.” While this is true, it has become noticeable that students planning to receive an education at a four-year institution have begun to focus more on the cost of college, rather than the worth of it on who they are as an individual. Overall, the discussion of college has become a very controversial topic. From the cost to the social issues on campus, many people will find several reasons to condemn the idea of college. In his essay, “What’s College For?,” William Deresiewicz uses several literary and rhetorical elements, such as ethos and pathos to build upon his argument that college is more about just the idea of an education; moreover it’s about developing as a human being.
In his article, “Are Too Many People Going to College?” Charles Murray argues that too many people are going to college universities when they should be focusing on other lifestyle options. In his opinion, whether or not to attend college is a personal decision that should be thoroughly thought through. When weighed with the unrealistic prerequisites, the financial expenses, and the time needed to obtain a degree, many people will find that attending college will not be beneficial to them. Speaking of this Murray attests, “The question here is not whether the traditional four-year residential college is fun or valuable as a place to grow up, but when it makes sense as a place to learn how to make a living.
Education, a life-altering event that involves the development of being more open- minded. When one’s horizons expand they begin to have a shift of perception. The process of becoming knowledgeable through education can differ from the individual or situation. It can also have one acquire gratitude for their change of insight. Two passages, “Learning to Read” by Malcom X and “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, each contain an individual who goes through the path of gaining wisdom.
The most beneficial thing in life is to study something that interests you. When students are choosing what college to further their studies they consider: the cost, the social status of the school, and the programs the college carries. Professor Mark Edmunson gives his message on what students should consider in his article "Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?", published on August 22nd 2011 in Issue 74 in The Oxford American. This essay is about Edmundson's viewpoint on education and that it is hard to get one. But if you do something you enjoy doing and work hard at it you will become successful.
This is completely different from what Delbanco liberal education promotes. Yet, it could be similar to the part that Mr. MacFarland challenged him to think for himself and opened his world to new and better possibilities. These three authors expose their experience with education at three different levels: high school, college and self-education. At the end, it does not matter how people get it, but it does make a different in their lives.
A recent study released by Pearson that questioned over 400,000 students in grades 6-12 shows that only “48% of students think their teachers care about them…and only 45% of students think teachers care if they are absent from school” (Hare, 2015). This shocking statistic demonstrates what American students think about their teachers. Most students are under the impression that their teachers don’t care about them. When teachers don’t care about their students and allow them to fail, many students with unrealized potential give up on education. Mike Rose’s “I Just Wanna Be Average” describes his journey through high school on the vocational track after the results of his “tests got confused with those of another student named Rose” (Rose, 1989, p. 2).
The essay “Three reasons college still matters” by]Andrew Delbanco brings up a controversial topic. . Delbalco proclaims three major arguments in favor of a college degree, which include economic, political, and self-development factors. The newer generation may not be getting higher education compared to the former. Delanco expresses his personal concern about the fact that American High Education is suffering from a calamity. He says “college doors” remain closed for numerous students.
Someone's education is a great factor when it comes to determining how successful you will be. Where you go to school, your strengths and weaknesses; these things express the success in your life, but only for some people. Many artist are looked as prodigies with the talents they posses, whereas some people just think of it as a gift. When it comes to education, it all comes down to parents and their desire for their children to thrive. In the literary works, “Two kinds” and “Rice and Rose Bowl Blues”, their parents expectations to be something much more than a child with passion towards sport, or other hobbies leads the main characters to struggle and question their ability to become successful.
Education shapes you on what kind of person you 're going to be. There are so many different schools in different countries and can be classified into different classification. It can be classified whether it 's a public or private school; a school that offer classes to students from kindergarten, middle school, high school, college, and even grad school. We could attain different levels of learning depending on what school and level you are attending. In order to become an educated person a person must be able to attend to school and to be able to read and write.