Dewight Greene 6th hour 4/8/2016 Rhetorical Analysis Essay/Waiting On Superman The film waiting on superman addresses the problem that kids are not receiving the right education to be successful in real life; after school is over and off to college. The filmmaker is very emotional about their thoughts and feelings how public schools should be. The purpose is to have the audience feel sympothy or (sadness) for the kids going to failing public schools and not receiving a good education. Teachers aren´t doing their jobs efficently they don´t achieve the maxium curriculum they are required to reach at the end of the school year. The film maker’s attitude is furious he or she believes that in order to have good public schools; the teacher’s
A high school senior: "We were made to be different; we were not made to be uniform (Kizis)." In this quote, the opinions of many students about school dress codes is represented in one sentence. School dress codes were created at first by schools in order to keep students focused on their education instead of things like gang violence, girls, political opinions, ect. Based off of studies conducted by Sam Houston State University, there is no significant impact on learning because of dress codes yet they are still being used in schools all across the country (Krystyniak). According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 20 percent of schools required a dress code in 2014 and since then, the number as increased (Truong).
And he was asking his mother why he couldn’t go but that’s the only school he wanted to go to. The reason I say this challenged my thinking is because it limit kids when they same they can’t go to this school or that’s school. Kids want to go to school they are happy at and if the little boy went to school in his district he wouldn’t be successful. Because he wouldn’t have the drive to go every day to be successful. The thing that surprised me was that the president of the school system stated that he send his five year old daughter on a bus to go to school a hour away from the house.
Waiting for Superman: Film Review Waiting for Superman, “directed” by Davis Guggenheim, is a 2010 documentary, just under two hours, about Guggenheim’s exploration of America’s education system. Throughout his documentary, Guggenheim discovers that America’s education has become unhealthy in many ways. He focuses on five individuals being impacted due to this shattered system, and the process of the lottery. Waiting for Superman exemplifies the effect of poverty on students living in California and New York. These underprivileged kids, who do not have the choice as to what kind of school they attend, have the lowest test scores across the world.
In a United States poll, about 73% of students say that they “don’t like school.” That is a huge percent of students that don’t like school or don’t want to go to school. So the question is, how can we change this? What can we do as a community to put a stop to this, to help the students? The school systems needs to change the traditional calendar and embrace the new era of learning. School systems should be requisite to retain year long schooling.
Now the blue-eyed children were not allowed to play with the brown-eyed children because they were not as good as them. They would have to stay in at recess, use paper cups and wear collars. To demonstrate to the children how societal attitudes and mistreatments can affect one’s performance, she tested her third graders’ performances using a phonics card pack. The first day, when the brown-eyed students were told they were not as good as the blue-eyed students it took them five and a half minutes to get through the card
Many challenges come with being home-schooled, like not making friends and being around them all the time. Imagine being home-schooled for the first five years of your life and then being thrown into a normal school in the fifth grade. Going to school for the first time is stressful all by itself, but being way different from everyone is even more stressful. Small ears, droopy eyes, and a headset, all things we are not used to seeing on an average individual’s face. August Pullman cannot walk into a room without people turning their heads and staring at him, most people even get frightened when meeting him for the first time.
In modern day society, dropping out of any school whether it be college or high school is frowned upon. From a young age, most children are told by parents, teachers and mentors that if they drop out of school they will go nowhere in life. Most students do not drop out of elementary or middle school, but as they progress into high school and college some of them will decide that furthering their education is not for them. In Alex Kern’s blog post Don’t Drop Out, he makes several good arguments for leaving school, but he shows that he is strongly in favor of school and graduating by talking about how each field of study has worth, school pushing an individual out of his/her comfort zone is a good thing and how good students do not need to teach
He was in the bottom three in his class. There was no special help teachers like there is today. He was motivated by his teachers and people around him to tell him not to give up. He did not take school very seriously until he got to high school. He was told by one of he good friends “If you don’t try now you wont make it into college.” After that he decided to try his hardest and try to make it into college.
Another very different thing that was common in the 19th century for schools was that school only lasted for 10 weeks out of the year. Many students would stop their schooling and education after the eighth grade so the students could begin to help out their parents by beginning to work and providing for the family: “For many, education ended after just eighth grade; in order to graduate, students would have to pass a final exam” (McCarthy). This style of teaching doesn’t do the best justice for the students. Within such a short period of time students had trouble being able to retain a lot of what they had learned, and also never reach their full learning potential and expanding their
In this text Jonathan Kozol went to a school that is really not a school because of what they do to there students just to get them to graduate. The students that Jonathan interviews tell him what they go through everyday just to graduate. They explain to him that the school system really doesn’t care about these students not even the teachers, if the teachers where ever there to see these students. Some students wanted to take AP classes so that they have an idea of what college will be like but never get in the class because “it fills up”. Even if these students entered these classes they had a probability that they wouldn’t have a teacher for that course.
One of the girls in the film talks about how she didn’t even go to school on a regular basis, because she didn’t like it. She felt as though the people in power were bringing her down. Another young man talks about how society somehow allows, and even pushes for people like him to drop out of school. After taking these courses, they were able to feel welcome and loved that they succeeded and graduated high school. 4.)
Dropout nation showed the struggles that 4 students at Sharpstown High go through on a daily basis that no normal teen should go through trying to earn their high school diploma. All 4 of these students came from terrible home situations that distracted them from learning. One of the students sparkle didn’t even have a home she lived with friends, relatives and even sometimes on the streets. The thing that these kids all had in common was they were really intelligent kids but they had so many family and personal issues outisde school that it caused them to miss or act out in school. Sharpstown has been called a “dropout factory” and most of the students attending the high school come from poor African American and Latino neighborhoods.
Louis’ and Rye’s high school for investigative research. In East St. Louis he finds one particular class taught by a teacher who (u3rhl4.) In this school students find the lack of interest for them within their education system. Students experience many issues from the lack of hygiene, maintenance, shortages of funds, and even support for their education. This has lead many students to creating uneducated lifestyles for themselves.
This trip specifically focuses on youth education and Native American issues. Essentially, my team members are helping out in the classrooms (TAing in a way) and also trying to be a role model for the students by pushing the importance of education and college. A lot of these kids only know this community and many of the elders and their parents do not have a college education, so they do not understand the importance of education. It is hard to see if we are making an impact in such a short amount of time, and I know my 15 other team members are incredibly sad to be leaving the schools. As soon as the kids saw us Monday morning, they were all over us in excitement!