The general argument made by author Charles Murray in his article, “Are too many people go to college,” is that the college is not necessary for everyone. More specifically, the Murray argues that students who went to school should have learned the core knowledge they will learn in the college. He writes, “ K-8 are the right years to teach the core knowledge, and the effort should get off to a running start in elementary school” (236). In this passage, Murray is suggesting that start teaching the core knowledge in elementary school until high school is better than to spend money and more time to the college. It is not important to go to college.
As an Example I think Rutgers makes every student take the core curriculum which gives the students a broader range of varities to learn about different things in the world. In this way the students are not just constricted to learning and are be build a better foundation. If there was a mandate distribution requirement, then more student would be prone to take more classes on the humanities. He also criticizes the poor decision making of the president of the university and how he did nothing to stop it. Gregory Petsko even compares him to a character name Faust in a play by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
When people read a work of literature many expect it to be a literary masterpiece. What makes a work of literature great is not through the approval of society, but by the author pushing his point out to the audience without regarding the disapproval from society he might receive. Although it is a controversial topic of whether Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn needs republishing due to the use of the word “nigger”, the novel teaches many lessons and reveals many truths that the world should know. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not have been republished because, simply put, it is not a racist novel. Adding on, Twain’s original publishing of his book promotes historical accuracy and legitimacy which would be not communicated towards the audience if the books are recirculated with different words to “child proof” them.
They think, “ Why is it being forced on me to do this when I already have taken my required classes to earn those credits”. The government should tell the school that they should offer the classes and not force it on them. Although it makes the students look good when colleges look at their applications, but the schools should still offer the choice to the students. It takes away their academic time, they have a lot going on with colleges such as work, applications, deadlines, preparing for college, and causes
Throughout the book a lot of harsh language was used, along with ideas that may be considered inappropriate. This book should be taught to High School students across the country, and it should not be a banned book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches students morals, and ethics. The book is still partially accurate to what some people go through even in today’s world, and what the books reads is still a part of history that should not be covered up and tucked away. To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored.
According to Online Universities (2013), “Pop culture offers an opportunity for educators to meet students where they are.” In the world of the English Language for example. Teachers, of course, in literary courses would want and need their students to read texts from the Greek mythology like The Iliad, Oedipus Rex, and what have you. However, students nowadays are more often not, not interested in that. Today, it has become a trend that students in high school sleep during their literature subjects as what is being discussed do not capture their attention. Considering that their attention span is so short, it will be hard to teach them things of the past or in history.
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.
The use of the first voice “I” in writing is usually discouraged in high schools. This is misleading since the pronoun is important in both academic and professional writing (VanderMey et al. 78). English teachers are passing the wrong message to students who grow older only to realize they need the “I” pronoun in their further studies and professions. If they start learning how to use the pronoun “I” earlier in their careers, they will make better writers in the future.
Reading those figures, it only shows how students prioritize their physical performance more than their class performance. This issue is a serious and a must tackled issue to be discussed for the enlightenment of the students’ mind, because in college, students are supposed to be focused in studying for the success of their future, but for students who want to replace the school uniform that’s usually never the case because of the time and money they will spent to wear faddy clothes. Most teenagers make first impressions which are mostly based on the clothes you wear to classify you as a nerd, a geek, a jock, the queen bee, and any other typical cliché names. Nobody will be friends with you if you are dressed like a geek or a goth, but that’s the problem teens are judged before getting to know the kindness that is actually hidden underneath all
The reason for this is people fail to realize that high school is way different than college. It is very important for a student to have an open mind for the drastic change their about to encounter in the next four years of their lives. They are both different levels of education that are expanding a student’s knowledge to fulfill their career path for their dream job. Although, there are both similar to one another that involve teaching students to learn both have many differences between each other, I prefer college more than high school based on my experiences. The
Although being extremely intelligent suggests that an individual knows how to think doesn’t mean that they know how to choose what to think about. In David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech to college graduates, he explains to them that they must become aware of others and by doing so must learn how to think. Receiving an education doesn’t only include learning subjects such as science or math, but also controlling what and how you think about your everyday life and surroundings. Changing the way you think influences how you view others and the way you experience life. By changing their thoughts to take account of others each individual must go against how they have been thinking their entire lives, only about themselves.
He says both students and professors need to work together in order to keep the true meaning of college, according to him is to nourish a world of intellectual culture. Edmundson states in his essay that students lack intellectual curiosity. He blames the schools by saying colleges in America are using the consumer mentality to increase their enrollment, but this is affecting the quality of education students are receiving. But he also blames the students for not challenging their conventional thought in fear of being invalidated. He then goes on to call those students “not
I’ve seen students struggle with being literate and numerate so I’m not even sure they could begin to concern themselves with becoming competent in STEM fields during high school. It would seem that educators might be more helpful to encourage students to use high school to build a breadth of knowledge in many different areas, knowing that college will be the time to build depth. High school could be used to develop the basics and apply elements from many, non-science fields to their work similar to a liberal arts approach. Providing students with a broad-based high school foundation before entering college would help develop them into well-rounded students prepared for whichever program they choose whether it’s a STEM program or not.
Going to college for many students is just a normal part of life. It is what will enable them to get an education that eventually will lead to get a well-paid job and the resources and the status to live a comfortable life. But for college professor, Andrew Delbanco, the American college has a higher purpose. In the article “College at Risk”, Delbanco states that colleges should be promoting critical thinking among students, through knowledge of the past and the interaction with each other; as well as, help them discover their talents and passions and figure out what they want to do in life. This type of education is called liberal arts and for Delbanco, it represents the ideal education.
There happens to be a controversy on whether a book that uses the “N-word” 219 times should be allowed in the classroom setting. The novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain should be allowed in the class setting because it exhibits common sense, acceptance, and