This is seen through the ratifications of acts such as the Equal Education Opportunities Act of 1974, “which prohibits discrimination against students, including gender segregation of students, and requires school districts to take action to overcome barriers to students' equal participation,” and Title IX, “a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity,” both of which aim to eradicate the issue of gender discrimination in education. The continuation of assuring women an equal education from the 1833 to 2015 has occurred because of the myriad of successes women achieved after being given a chance. Education, like many other things, wasn’t a ‘birthright’ or privilege that women got like the majority of males did. In contrast, they were given one chance to prove their worthiness to society, and that chance didn’t go begging. 16 years after being granted an equal education by virtue of the Oberlin College, Elizabeth Blackwell went on to receive a medical degree from the Geneva College in New York, becoming the first woman in the American sub-continent to do so.
However, this can be problematic since it only shows the extremes of both sides and not much in the middle. Nona Willis Aronowitz, and editor for The Guardian, agrees with Putnam on the expanding opportunity inequality, however, she criticized Putnam’s book and the issues he mentioned for why the opportunity gap is widening as “vaguely political”. Aronowitz indicated Putnam’s book is just “kvetching about the past” for a more pre-feminist, pre-civil rights era. School is mentioned how it is vaguely political due to a national daycare program was vetoed and was never mentioned again. As a result, Aronowitz condemned Putnam for not including exclusion, and she also attacked Putnam for being old and that these exclusions would certainly help the youth if mentioned.
Her standards lead to a change in her actions because she wants to excel in her English classes. Although throughout this story Amy demonstrated interruptions, at the end she embraces her all her identities. She decided to write a book that included her mother’s English and her peer’s English. Amy says, “Apart from what any critic had to say about my writing, I knew I had succeeded where it counted when my mother finished reading my book and gave me her verdict “So easy to read”. Amy seems to have pride being able to include both identities at the same time.
By saying ` With students feeling increased pressure to succeed and little obligation to turn in their peers, honor codes have fallen out of step with values of the modern college student. Today, earning an “A” is a greater motivator than being deemed “honorable.” the author is generalizing students with not clear datas, most of her arguments about students and honor codes nowadays are based upon her opinions and not based on a clear datas Morton starts her speech by welcoming the new students. She also tells them about how passionate she is about her job, and how she prepared herself to talk about honor codes. The author tell her audience that she has a college student. She explains to them on how she tried to talk about honor codes with her and how her daughter rejected the topic every time.
However, these new ideas of education and freedom did not really apply to women or people considered inferior in society. Young white boys were all educated to at least be literate. This differed from white girls who were typically educated at home (Brinkley 92-93). This is because society expected girls to be trained to take care of the children and household chores.
Gilovick uses the example of conception after adoption to explain. Gilovick states, “ So it is with the erroneous belief that infertile couples who adopt are subsequently more likely to conceive. Our attention is automatically drawn to couples who conceive after adopting, but not to those who adopt but do not conceive.”( Gilovick 3) In the article, “Study: Behavior in kindergarten liked to adult success”, the author states, “ for every one-point increase in a child’s social competency score in kindergarden, they were twice as likely to obtain a college degree, and 46% more likely to have a full time job by age 25.” (Wallace) What percent of children would have gotten a full time job by the age of 25 and obtained a college degree, if they weren’t given a one-point increase?
Students with one mentor are much more likely to report being confident in school and a stronger want to finish. “One study of low-income black students found that students who fare best during the transition not only have parents who are involved in their education, but supportive teachers as well” (Steinberg, 2016, p. 163). Having support or a motivator can make the difference. This could have been a part of LeAlan’s motivation. When interviewing his mom, she said “we used to talk about your homework, we don’t do that anymore” (Jones, et al., 1997, p. 179).
As a result of attachment issues foster children tend to feel uneasy in the home they are placed in. According to Dashaun Jackson who was raised in a foster home, “I found that foster care did not build families. It didn’t give me the opportunity to be a child. It forced me to mature a lot faster than my peers. It made me live life thinking that “today is the day that I’ll be leaving,” so don’t get comfortable and definitely don’t get attached to anyone.” The results of being in a foster home has made many other foster children experience similar feelings to being in a foster home.
Harriet Martineau she also studied society in political, religious, and race relations. The most interesting thing I pick this theory is because of education and work of women. “She was well aware that intellectual occupation was not assumed best fit for girls in society” (Spender, 1983). According to her, she had observed at her young age that it was not consider proper in society for ladies to study conspicuously and holding pen in her hands. In ‘Supporting the early campaign for higher education for women, Martineau ironically dismissed those who thought the whole purpose of such was merely to fit women to be ‘companions to men’ and ‘mothers of heroes’.
The author makes an interesting point that even though most adults realize just how little of the reality programs are actually real, adolescent girls may not be as aware. Although the author mentions how reality programs reinforce the idea of acceptable body proportions and ideal weights, Peek highlights that upon viewing the programs, parents can use them as a learning opportunity for their daughters. Parents can then use a program and its characters as examples of how not to behave, examples of people not to emulate, and examples of beliefs and opinions their daughters are not to have. As a result, Peek successfully assesses both the positive and negative effects of reality shows on young girls. Therefore, this source is used to argue in favor of reality television in the
Testing would shine a spotlight on low-performing schools, and choice would create opportunities for poor kids to leave for better schools.” (Ravitch, 495). In some ways, they wanted to end the social difference in education, they wanted to give opportunity to students that does not have it. However, they are different in ways that Ravitch stated to believe that this dream was not going to be possible because the government was more worried about the test scores than the students gaining real knowledge, and Greene was still believing that choice, accountability, etc. were really helping students’
But, does gender really matter to influence a person’s future trajectory? “Missing in Interaction”, written by Myra and David Sadker, is an article to discuss why girls are invisible in schools. With the studies in elementary schools, the authors conclude that “gender segregation is a major contributor to female invisibility”. Teachers would like to spend more time and attention on male students because they are full of vitality and creativity; whereas, teachers only say OK to female students since they do not care about girls’ achievement on academic. In their minds, a woman is hard to be an excellent scientist or engineering even though female students’ scores are better than male students’.
Affirmative action is more than just an ambiguous phrase scattered amongst college admissions pages. For many students, it is a golden ticket for a valuable education that would otherwise be unable to achieve. The term affirmative action is largely incorrectly interpreted by many high school students. The National Conference of State Legislatures broadly defines it as an effort institutions take to actively improve opportunities for historically excluded groups in American society. Gaining traction during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, affirmative action intended to provide an equal playing field for minority groups and women in education.
In the article by Katherine Mangan "MOOCs Could Help 2- Year Colleges and their Students, Says Bill Gates", it talks about what MOOCs are, how they work, & who would benefit the most using it. Mangan reports that those students who use MOOCs, pass courses and that graduation rates increase, however, it 's assuming that students will pass which will therefore increase graduation rates. Also Mangan declines to produce statistics that contribute to the argument that schools and students would save money. Not only that but she also did not provide enough evidence to prove how minority and poor students will directly benefit from MOOCs if, it is known that they struggle with online courses. Bill Gates is one of the main supporters of MOOCs, he