In Gerald Graff 's essay “Hidden Intellectualism” starts of by talking about the stereotype of being so called “street smart” and and being “book smart” and how in school when you see someone who is street smart but doesn’t do go in school get a bad wrap. People look at them as a waste because they can’t apply there intelligences that they have and use it towards school, so people view them as not the right kind of smart because they are not a A student in school. Graff then goes on to say that maybe it is not the students that are the problem with how they do in school but maybe it is the school that have missed or overlooked the intellectual potential that kids with street smarts have. Graff also says that we only view the educated minds through schooling as the right way and schools and colleges look at kids who do not like school and don’t do well as anti-intellectual people. As Graff continues his essay he says that he was on the side of being more anti-intellectual and he found that through sports he was more interested in sports then he was in school.
Tommy Raskin in Cheating Students (2013) suggests that cheating isn’t an isolated problem, but an issue that comes about when a multitude of symptoms come together to ultimately make organic learning undesirable. Raskin carries his claims by emphasizing that the issue will continue to persist, until Educational systems change their overall method of engaging with students. These changes would require the following adjustments: moving away from postmodern educational systems, redesigning an educational system that adheres to modern day societies, learning to put an emphasis on student engagement as opposed to student disciplinary actions, developing a new and pristine way of standardized testing; and finally, creating a society which promotes
King has provided his opinion about education is building character. Dr. King uses his words to create an audience awareness to think for yourself isn’t the same as you may call it critical thinking. Against the common assumption that colleges should teach their students “critical reasoning,” Dr. King argues that critical thinking alone is insufficient and even dangerous. Teaching one to think critically is no small task. Most students learn by constructing knowledge based on an engaged learning process rather than by absorbing knowledge from passive sources.
The next reading is Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff was taken from his book in 2003. Hidden Intellectuals is about kids and young adults are not as interested as past generations use to be. Instead of writing about history and philosophers they would rather write about more up to date subjects like sports. Graff was that way also when he was
The authors tone can mean a lot when it comes to persuasive, and argumentative essays. The author of the first letter, Ban Advertisement in Schools, by David Kessler, the author uses more of an angry tone. you can tell Kessler meant what he said when he wrote this. He stated in his letter, "there has to be a better way for schools to raise money. Better management and less waste will certainly help."
Helping World Majority Students In the article, helping world majority students make sense of university expectations, the author who is Helen Fox tries to prove that even though it is deemed necessary to make changes in the school education system, it is quite hard to make such adjustments, but provides better strategies on the subject. The author argues that it is highly difficult for these institutions to change their standards as well as the entire instruction framework for the purpose of making it easier for the foreign students taking courses in the institution.
How to think. How to learn. As Dr. William Klemm argues in Psychology Today, “Cursive writing helps train the brain to integrate visual, and tactile information, and fine motor dexterity. School systems, driven by ill-informed ideologues and federal mandate, are becoming obsessed with testing knowledge at the expense of training kids to develop better capacity for acquiring knowledge.” NPR makes this point, albeit arguing the fight over cursive is missing the boat. There is not enough old-fashioned composition
The mandate to teach civic and moral character in the classroom and how it should be taught is disputed, especially including classic literature in the curriculum. Classic literature is defined as having some sort of outstanding quality that endures through time, agreed upon literary experts. Some educators and schools consider some content in classic literature too mature for school learning or being too complicated for classroom usage. They contend that it is archaic and unrelatable to the students as the classroom becomes more diverse and pluralistic. Notwithstanding, others debate that classic literature contains enlightening moral and civic dilemmas.
Education that we received should be able to challenge our belief and question our reality. Education is more than accepting the information, it is an endeavor to develop our critical thinking on the knowledge that we received. Paulo Friere in his book mentioned that the solution to fix the banking concept of education is the teachers need to have a dialogue with the students in order to inculcate critical thinking. Apart from that, Paulo also stated that only the oppressed (the students) have enough strength to liberate both of the oppressors (the teachers) and themselves. Students and teachers become the partner in intellectually stimulating conversation will open the mind of the students to think critically and later develop ways to regain humanity for the
As students, we would be hypocrites if we will say that our outfits are at the least of our concerns when going to school. Whether we like it or not, we always worry about how we look and are in the constant state of a wardrobe dilemma. The use of school uniforms would let the students’ worry less about how they are seen by the people around them, their worry if their “top matches their skirt” or if the question “are my new kicks cool enough?” would be off their list, and if they stop trying to look a certain way, they will actually be able to put their attention on their studies. Also, it is given that this will improve their punctuality as they no longer have to spend a lot of time deciding on what to wear that day. According to the bulletin published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, "When all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and how they fit in with their peers; thus, they can concentrate on their schoolwork."
In the book Fahrenheit 451 kids go to school, but the purpose is only to fill them with facts, not teach give them knowledge to improve their lives. People think they know information, but it is only useless facts. The book says on page 64-65, “Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking,
The idea of some students getting more opportunities because of their class can be seen in the book “Ain’t No Makin It”. In Mcleod’s book, the view of schools as a sorting machine shows us how schools are not a place for equality. We put students into different tracts such as AP and IB, creating a hierarchy or stratifying system (Mcleod). Even though my parents aren’t very wealthy, a private school has put me higher in the stratifying system and pushed me to try hard and get good grades so I could get into a good college. This is another aspect of my life that has been socially constructed as normal.
There is a dire need to reform public schools, test scores are often mediocre, achievement gap is atrocious, and this is only exacerbated by race. There are a couple of potential solutions already in place, these two being the No Child Left Behind Act and the topic of this memo, charter schools. Charter schools are still public schools, but they do depart from traditional public schools in many regards for example, they differ in that they are often more specified in curriculum or final goal than a traditional school. Beyond the basic understanding of what a charter school is, the more important issue to face is how this not only how this is will theoretically help but also how it has practically worked over time. All though little evidence
Would you want anyone to ban books so you couldn’t further your education? School Board members should not ban certain books because students can get more of a challenge from certain books, you also can get many life lessons from a more mature book, and students also get more of a choice which means more books to read. One reason I believe school board members should not ban books is because it gives students more of a challenge. For example, teachers like to challenge kids to read above their grade level and reading more mature books will get them there. However, how will they get assigned harder or more challenging books if those kinds of books are banned from the school library.
However, some claim that removing electives would allow students to focus more on school instead of work instead of socializing. School is for learning and earning an education, and electives are just different styles of learning designed for different types of minds. In conclusion, the students of central high school receive a great benefit from these elective classes. Electives are needed for students to jumpstart their careers and express their talents in a mature, professional way. Doing away with electives would bring more harm than just fixing