Why Did Mike Rose Get Good Grades?

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Mike Rose said he loved getting good grades because he now knows show subjective grades can be. Rose quotes the following; “While its certainly true that we’ve created an educational system that encourages our best and brightest to become cynical grade collectors and, in general, have developed an obsession with evaluation, I must tell you that venal though it may have been, I loved getting good grades from MacFarland”(185). As Rose continues writing about MacFarland you start to notice how he admires him because he actually cares for all of his students and pushes them to work hard, which makes Rose very interested in school. It’s like having a teacher who cares gives him hope. Which is why the grades he got from MacFarland were different
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