The Rhetorical Analysis Of Mark Liles's School Choice

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Mark Liles in his article “School Choice – An Unwise Option” argues that parents and students should not be allowed to pick where they go to school. He supports this claim by arguing three different ideas being one, large corporations will take control of public school systems. That the federal government is going against the constitution, and he argues that we must invest in public education to ensure equal learning for children. The author’s claims are all supported by various appeals, numerous facts, and vivid word choice developing the strength in his argument.
Throughout the argumentative essay, the author effectively uses ethos, logos, and pathos appeals. In the fourth paragraph, the authors uses the sentence, “But consider the many people who have no children, or who have grown children that no longer participate in the public school system. These people still pay taxes to support public education, and it is only reasonable to consider that they may object to the funding of religious schools with the tax money they are paying,” (Liles). This phrase uses an ethos effect to effectively explain that citizens who still pay taxes but don 't have a child in the school system, wouldn 't appreciate the government supporting pricier education. Another appeal showcased is the logos affect. Liles effectively uses the logos appeal as evidence that large corporations are making changes in school systems. In the third paragraph, “Two notable companies are Green Dot, which is the

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