Mike Rose uses his mother and uncle as examples of his argument that those without formal education have important kinds of intelligence as well just in different ways. He also points out that people assume less time in school means that a person is less intelligent. First in Rose’s article he starts telling his personal experiences as a foundation for his claims to conceive the emotional effect towards the blue-collar workers. He writes about his family members to
Some of the considerations about education have changed when we compare those considerations by looking closely at the qualifications of the blue-collar workers and students. Two writers looked at different generations, and one of them focused on the experiences of the blue-collar workers; however, the other writer looked at considerations from another perspective by paying attention to statistics. While in “Blue-Collar Brilliance,” Mike Rose claims that college is not necessary in “Are Too Many People Going to College,” Charles Murray believes college is somehow necessary; however, both Rose and Murray agree on how we value knowledge and how we measure intelligence. First of all, although Rose believes that college is not necessary, Murray claims that
As the words “cognitive operations” were used by Rose to show that blue collar workers deserve the same intellectual respect as four-year university graduates, the long complex sentences that Rose used also were formed for the purpose of showing the intellectual ability of blue-collar workers. Rose using complex sentences is supposed to resemble that the blue-collar workers are also complex and intellectual. If Rose were to use more simple sentences, then he would discredit himself. Some would argue that he had to make his writing simpler for the blue-collar workers that read his writing. For those reasons, he had no choice but to use complex language skills in the
His goal is him telling students how important their education is. The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier. "(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. "but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
Does cultural legacy effect your success? According to Malcolm Gladwell, the author of the book Outliers, believes that cultural legacies can affect your success in a positive or a negative way. Cultural legacy can be defined as the cultural or family background that is left behind by past generations and “they persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished”( Gladwell 175). One example that Gladwell gives in Outliers of these “powerful forces”(Gladwell 175) includes Chinese math students learning how to work harder in school than people of other countries because of their cultural legacy of their ancestors working the rice fields, which Gladwell
The author 's primary focus in “Some Lessons from The Assembly Line” is to bring out the situation he went through during his time at work and helping us appreciate education. In his award-winning article, “Some Lessons from The Assembly Line”, Andrew Braaksma tells you how important going to college is, getting a good job, and working hard. The first key point that the author uses is the importance college. "Factory life has shown me what my future might have been like had I never gone to college in the first place." ( Braaksma 2 ).
In the article, “Achievement of Desire” by Richard Rodriguez, starts to discuss the conflict of scholarship boy between school life and his home life. When he starts to make progress in his education, he was becoming discouraged and embarrassed of his parents lack of education. Rodriguez admits his success is due to never forgetting his life before he became a scholarship boy, yet the new change that came from getting an education. After reading this article, I would have to agree with certain parts Rodriguez has to say, yet disagree after realizing individuals who take the values of academic culture will start to experience alienation from native communities. Richard Rodriguez describes the difficulties between balancing life in the academic world and life of a working class family.
Rex proves to us in his final act that he was a good father deep down. Papi shares a different connection with Reyna in the way that it is his “American Dream” to have the children gain the knowledge he couldn’t have from free schooling. During the memoir there are numerous references to Papi’s influence on his children specifically Reyna going to school. The most compelling instance was Papi explaining that “Just because we’re illegal, doesn’t mean we can’t dream.” Reyna found solace in that statement that would help her achieve her citizenship and continue on to
Graff feels that teachers should base some of their lesson on what students have a connection so they can be more focus because they are interested and not bored. He talks about how if schools and colleges will connect with the kids that are "Street Smart" they won't do a poor job in school they will do fairly better if they were more intact with the topic itself. Graff explains to us his growing up in the "hood" you were more respected for being street smart then you was for being book smart. It took a discussion about toughness for him to notice how intellectual he was, but he as just different from others , it wasn't about everything it was just about things he had a strong interest in. He noticed from how he us to have serious verbal altercations about sports and how he acknowledge the difference in players through
The category consists mainly of questions about the quality of the college and the place they are in. One quote from a reporter states that “Harvard is a nice and suitable college for the young scholars, but you have to have some way of paying for it!”(unnamed reporter). The reports also stated how some colleges provide good education but are in a bad area and shouldn’t risk going there. The second category, questions about law and lawyering, is my smallest category. This category is questions about how I can become a lawyer, what classes I need to take, etc… Multiple professors were commenting about law saying it was a “good paying job” and “necessary for the
Pay may be low at your starting point, but as you work harder and longer you could become a millionaire. This is the blue-collared struggle. The blue-collar jobs use skills that white-collar use. In the article, “Blue Collar Brilliance”, the author’s mother said, “There isn’t a day that goes by in the restaurant that you don’t learn something.” Carpenters use math problems and have to solve them, when putting in a new cabinet. Being in a lower job does require an education.
Such as the example above about Mike Rose’s mother, Rosie, she was able to learn how crucial timing and attitude were for a quality amount of customer satisfaction. These are some of the things that blue collar jobs teach people, that colleges can’t; because these types of interactions can’t be shown in a classroom. Many times work experience can be more beneficial for some people, because why should those people go to college and just be ok at a certain job; when they could be great at a blue collar
The title of “Emerging Scholars” was given to a group of ethnic individuals with varying backgrounds that made them struggle, but ultimately, the students were strong enough to achieve what they had always wanted, a promising future. A required reading for these students enrolled in the University of Massachusetts’ 190R class was titled The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler, a book reminiscing numerous sociological books that are composed of a series of interviews for the sake of proving/disproving a theory. The theory this time was how the poor are not always unemployed and are still struggling in America in numerous different ways, in home life, health, education and more. There were many daunting tales told in Shipler’s
This information is also important to know because though I 'm a freshman small classrooms are great to have because its awesome for teachers/ professors to be one on one with the student. So if you are one of those people who stresses out on which path to take, collage, trade school or not at all, trade school is good to start with. Cost affective, graduation timeline is shorter, and benefit people that learn better in smaller class 's. All of this information is great to know so you don 't stress out any more about where to go or what to do with your life after high school. Don 't pull you hair out and pick Trade school for your life after
Fields of study that actually could land me a decent paying job after college. And that’s why I really enjoyed Mark Edmundson’s article, because unlike my grandpa, he didn’t make me feel small. In a way, he validated my plans to major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Because life is far too short to do something you hate day in and day out. Sure, I could switch my major and become a Business major.