Topic Sentence: Military service is not a good fit for everyone. Detail A: Discipline is a key factor in armed forces that does not fit with all. Detail B: Military teambuilding could be affected due to rapid changeover. Detail C: Some religion groups will not want their people to fight if war breaks out. Conclusion Thesis Sentence (restated in different words): As Americans we have the right to choose how we want to support ourselves and family which could be by continuing your education after high school.
When they are in The United States they stay with those of one culture, people from the same country. When Taylor, who is not of that culture, ventures into an area “reserved” for, Taylor claims it “felt it was off limits” (kingsolver 153) to her because people not related to that particular culture never dared to venture in because of the stereotype that they hold. This makes the people who are different culturally think they will not fit in unless they either stick with people of the same cultural or manage to blend in with the Americans. Esperanza had to start speaking English more to blend in (Kingsolver 221). This was because she had just travelled to the Cherokee reservation and needed to create a false identity and “the life history [she] had invented for [herself].
Unfortunately, the drawbacks of the English-Only movement only begin there. Along with the proven academic limitations of a unilingual education, discouraging other languages and cultures through establishing an official language would serve to devalue non-English tongues. Passing legislation such as the ELA further encourages Anglo-conformity by prioritizing English and simultaneously relegating other languages to a lesser status in American society. Swarthmore College linguist K. David Harrison spoke to NPR on the issue: People really do value their languages and ... the decision to give up one language or to abandon a language is not usually a free decision. It 's often coerced by politics, by market forces, by the educational system
By not teaching them Spanish, I am not teaching them about our culture or any other culture. My children need to know that they live in a very diverse country and it is important to understand other people and their differences. Tan wants to open the eyes of fluent English speakers and prove to them that not all people that speak the English language speak in the similar way. The English language is divided into many dialects. Tan refers to this English as a “language of intimacy” within the family but also notes how it weakens in public encounters.
It is hard for them to keep both voices alive in America because they never get the opportunity to learn Arabic in school, but are rather taught English and Spanish in high school. Rather than these Sudanese kids saying; this “is my only voice” (Speaking in Tongues), we should teach their native language rather than make them take on a big piece of responsibility in life. Having only a couple
Literacy in America is like a bowl of different size buttons, if you pick one at random you never know what you will pick up. America is suppose to be a free form country that allows an individual or a community to broadcast their own language without judgment, this is not always the case. Amy Tran author of “mother tongue” suggests that English speaking individuals see foreigners language as “broken” just because they don 't speak fluently. Richard Rodriguez author of “Aria: a Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” suggest that being restricted from his native language discouraged him from entertaining the idea that he also could become fluent in “English”. Both of these “essays” are stressing the fact that foreign literacy is judged by fluency.
As a result, they become more alienated from the culture and from America. If they are not able to adapt to the culture in the states they are residing, they can miss out on opportunities. “If we are serious about equal opportunity, we must ensure that all youngsters acquire essential cultural literacy… (Finch, Ravitch 24)” Cultural literacy is also problematic when it comes to choosing what and how to educate. “The idea of cultural literacy does not embrace the whole of education (Hirsch 11).” When thinking of educating immigrants, one has to decide exactly what they should know. This idea is controversial because, potentially, the information people choose not to share may be they very things that immigrants need to know.
According to Diane Ravitch’s argument in her essay “Critical Thinking? You Need Knowledge,” originally published in the Boston Globe on September 15, 2009, the new educational tendency of “American K12 education,” as known as “21st century skill” is condemned because it targets more on free learning skills than on learning of subjects in order to aim with the emulating of global market. She explains that knowledge-free education cannot work well if students are not interested in leaning of subject. She stays that students are able to have a deep knowledge by learning the concepts in the history, literature and art, instead of the free-learning without general background. She also argues the educational system cannot expect students to have
Harry Potter, one of the first and the best fiction books of all time is now being debated and has been banned several times. Harry potter should not be banned because it helps increase their interest in English and this book will help develop an interest for reading, writing, and books. Harry potter shouldn’t be banned because it helps them in English. As the author stated, a parent challenged the Harr Potter series but was unsuccessful as the state board of education and the judge of a court ruled against her. This shows that her attempt was unsuccessful and that the Harry Potter Series should not be banned as it is the wrong decision.
Education systems do not reflect the concept of “imaginary cosmopolitanism,” due to the fact that people within specific social groups listen solely to themselves as opposed to becoming radial listeners to the issues that create social injustice and racial inequality. All people need to engage in universal conversation by advocating social change against the oppression of racial groups in America. Bethany Johnson-Javois mentioned in her lecture that “a lack of communication and collaboration are the reason why people are being silenced and progress is being impeded towards safety in this country” (Javois 2017). She mentioned that the field of academia has played the most important role in bridging the gap towards improving racial equality.