He would also establish his own ethos by including his support for dignified persons that would validate his argument. In the beginning of his article, Gatto immediately establishes his credibility by stating in the first paragraph that he is " an award-winning educator and ardent libertarian…and has taught in New York public schools for more than two decades" (148). By stating his credibility, it would be easier for the audience to trust and believe Gatto's personal opinions about public education - that the lives of American civilians are manipulated by higher authorities in order to make sure that American citizens are dependent to the system and not independent thinkers. In order to further be seen as credible, Gatto uses expertise generalizations and figures that support his overall claim about public education. Gatto would use names such as James Bryant Conant, "the reason for how modern public schools are today," and the opinions of Alexander Inglis that “compulsory schooling was intended to be like the Prussia schooling system: divide children by subject, age, grading, and test scores in order to keep
The passage of the “Pick the Public’s Pocket No More” bill would lower college application rates, lower college graduation rates, and lower our country’s number of new college graduates for open positions in the work force. Without grants, many Americans would not be able to pursue college degrees because of the debt they would acquire financing their degree with loans alone. Federal grants allow young adults, who are the future of our country, to pursue a college degree without the full burden of college debts after graduation. (M) When considering whether or not to pursue a degree, many are persuaded to apply because they often receive grants to assist
Kartic 1 Jehrame Kartic John Reimringer EngC1101-94 Feb 15, 2013 The Right Decision "Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off", published in 2011 in the New York Times, David Leonhardt, Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary, argues against the case that college is not for the masses. Aside from his passionate belief that the need for college is crucial, he explains the misleading claims about the prices of tuition and follows with showing that the benefits of a degree are substantial even when a degree is not essential within that field because, aside from all else, colleges teach general skills. As he examines the anti-college argument bit by bit, Leonhardt rapidly lays out all the facts and supports them with astonishing statistics. "Three decades ago, full-time workers with a bachelor's degree made 40 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Last year, the gap reached 83
Summary of “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” In the article, “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” by, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Drefius there are many suggestions on how to reform colleges to make the price of admission worth it to students attending. One idea stated in the article was engaging all students; “professors must make an effort to reach their students” (180). The authors are suggesting that instead of just teaching day to day curriculum they should pay attention to how all the students are performing. Another point stated was that colleges are not pushing their students minds. Instead of worrying about the pay off the students should be concerned with developing all they can intellectually.
He then argues that albeit people may cerebrate that college graduates with liberal arts degrees are having a more arduous time finding good jobs, that is not the case. In authenticity today’s job market is arduous for all college graduates, regardless of their major. In his third point, Ungar disputes the view that the liberal arts are particularly extraneous for low-income individuals. He verbalizes that they albeit they may not have the same edifying background as their more affluent peers, they catch up expeditious. They deserve the well-rounded edification that the liberal arts has to offer as much as anyone else.
Gerald Graff points out the pressure that society and school put on students to be academically intelligent. Students must have the perfect grades and attend the highest ranking school. Students also have to go to extreme measures to just get through one class because they know that failing is not a option. As Graff says, “To say that students need to see their interests “through academic eyes” is to say that street smarts are not enough” (p.303). I agree with what Graff says and also agree when he says, “The challenge, as a college professor Ned Laff has put it, “is not simply to exploit students’ nonacademic interests, but to get them to see those interests through academic eyes” (p.302).
This period can be a time of discovery and reflection into what type of adult one wants to become; in this I strongly agree with Zinsser. His position at the college lends to his credibility and allows him behind the scenes insight as to the pressures of college life. According to Zinsser several college Dean’s have noted the change in mindset of students from helping the world, to getting a leg up on their competition.2 I agree that restricting classes to only those applicable to a degree is a disservice to oneself because my experience doing just that and the tremendous stress of the work load confirmed it. The words of William Zinsser urged college students then and now to embrace this journey for what it is, stressful, ever changing, and savor the experience for what it can be, wonderful. Zinsser, William.
Angel Alvarez Professor Tarkan-Blanco ENC 1102 13 May 2012 Reading Response One In “College Pressures”, William Zinsser shares his personal experiences as a dean in Bradford College, in hopes of breaking the pressures induced to college students, and stopping the erroneous idea in Zinsser’s view, “How one appears on paper is more important than how one appears in person.” (452) Zinsser believes that college years should be a joyful, enriching, and cultural experience to college students instead of an agonizing mapped road towards a monotonous career. Zinsser reminds his students “... The road ahead is a long one and that it will have more unexpected turns that they think. there will be plenty time to change jobs, change careers, change whole attitudes and approaches.” (451) Thus, Zinsser advices the student body to take chances and explore
He goes on to say in the second misperception, “college graduates are finding it harder to get good jobs with liberal arts degrees”, but “the recession has no differentiated among major fields of study in its impact” (192). Ungar believes students who focus on one particular field of study do not learn necessities such as writing and literary texts, and this puts them at a disadvantage when compared to a liberal arts graduate. While long-standing jobs, such as doctors and lawyers, will not become extinct soon, liberal arts graduates have a better chance of employment in most areas. 95% of employers surveyed would give hiring preference to graduates with skills to contribute in the workplace. 74% would recommend a liberal arts education to a young person they know today, so they will be prepared for success in today’s global economy.
That parents stress to children the importance of education all their school lives, but they continue to give money things that are less important, instead they should put money towards the teachers who wants to help make a difference in every child's life. Barber believes that parents should actually display their actions that they care and value their education. He explains who are to blame for the lack of quality education in America. The generations before the young and the government have a partial blame in why the school system is failing. Barber's argument is more superior, because he takes the sociopolitical context of education in to account, where as Henry does not.