Bret Beavers Instructor: Laura Grow English 0700.104 9.18.13 Rhetorical Analysis of “The Wages of Teaching” Teaching is one of the toughest jobs in the working field. Not everyone seems to understand just what all the under-paid teachers deal with let alone finish every day. In a Newsweek magazine article by Anna Quindlen titled ”The Wages of Teaching”, Quindlen gives a voice to the everyday school teacher. She argues how underpaid and underestimated they are. Quindlen’s approach to society’s ignorance towards teaching creates a rock solid resolve that plainly states why teachers should be paid more.
It is absolutely outrageous that teachers are still being paid when they are failing to do their jobs. Lets be honest the vast majority of you would happily take a ‘snow day’ if it was offered to you. Reading task 2 1. Identify two problems that the school closures have caused to individuals. Sarah P was forced to take annual leave to look after the children.
Portrait of a Teacher Most often, people generally refer to democracy as the type of government our nation has chosen; what is forgotten is that democracy occurs in various places such as work and schools. Democracy allows every person within a given setting the opportunity to construct an environment that is both beneficial to him- or herself and those around them. Communication is an important part of a democracy especially if everyone must work together to achieve one common goal. In the classroom, teachers are responsible not only teaching the value of democracy but also exemplifying that value through their lessons and conduct in the classroom. One of the classes I took during my undergraduate studies was Contemporary Moral Issues.
First I will start with the negatives of the No Child Left Behind Act and its standardized testing. This test narrows the curriculum in which the teachers teach, focusing on mainly math, reading, and writing. This is also known as teachers “teaching to the test”. Each state prepares their own test and standards and that itself leaves a chance for inadequate testing because the state may administer a low standard versus other states. There is also an increase with the shortage of teachers because the NCLB Act requires a certain level of teachers all of them must take many test themselves and that determines if they are able to continue to teach.
In other words, less education was needed to reach higher goals of that time. Today, this acquiring of knowledge through schooling over a period of many years is a basic necessity to succeed in life after school. The topic of education has been very controversial throughout the decades, and still continues to raise the tension within districts. The variety of opinions about education is endless, and we continue to question which path is the right one to take in order to achieve ultimate success in educational programs. A quote from The ASCD Committee on “Platform of Beliefs” describes how “the main purpose of the American school is to provide for the fullest possible development of each learner for living morally, creatively, and productively in a democratic society.” Education is meant to compose well-rounded, creative human beings that are able to think for themselves, who also possess the essential skills to exist in this competitive world we inhabit.
“The Peter Principle”, written by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hall, is an essay explaining incompetence in the work force. The Peter principle states, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” Peter and Hall explain that most of the workers they did a case study on were excellent workers in what they did, but incompetence shined through when they were promoted to a higher job title. There are five case studies explained, and all of the studies have the same theme occurring. The first story featured a school teacher who noticed major incompetence among other teachers, but mostly saw lack of skill with the principal and supervisors, such as the superintendent. The workers with the highest job titles were incompetent in their field, because they were worried about all the wrong things.
ENG 102 Short Story Analysis 10/12/11 Blind Ambition In the short story “Dead Men's Path” by Chinua Achebe, Micheal Obi and his wife Nancy Obi are a very hard working couple . Micheal just became a headmaster at Ndume Central School, a very unprogessive school. The Obis have many new ideas to change the school completely. The Obis have a lot of ambition to take on a school with so many problems, although ambition can be good, too much ambition can be bad. Micheal wants to change almost everything inside and outside of the school, he wants to make everything modern and delightful, Nancy wants to change the gardens to make them beautiful and stand out, and Micheal wants to destroy the most sacred path to the villagers.
John Gatto knows what he is talking about. After teaching in a state with one of the highest per student budgets in the nation, which used many of the most progressive teaching theories, and still produces some of the lowest test scores in the nation, his frustration comes from a wealth of experience. Teachers start their careers with a sincere desire to build into the lives of students. But when their hands are tied by multi- cultural disconnectedness and a socialist teaching culture, the frustration which is shown by Mr. Gatto is likely only the tip of the iceberg representing the depth of the nationwide problem. From Atlanta to Minneapolis, news papers are filled with stories of failing students, failing schools, and school systems which are confused as to the source of the problem.
She cares about their feeling that those teacher work with school for long time. She also cares about her students too. She tells Mr.Clark that they are not ready to take basic skill test even if the fact that they have to because it comes to the deadline. She also says that she’s
One such problem that is attacking the education system in America is the alarming attrition rate of teachers. Only those not involved with education at all will argue that it is an undemanding profession; in actuality, it is a very demanding profession with an often overwhelming amount of pressure and responsibility tied to it. However, it can also be a very rewarding profession. Unfortunately, many teachers simply cannot overcome the immense responsibilities well enough to stick with the profession for any length of time. Jalongo and Heider (2006) present staggering statistics in their article, saying that forty-six