Idiot Nation In Michael Moore’s writing of “Idiot Nation”, he states that, obviously enough, we live in a nation of idiots. He argues that the education system is failing and the causes as to why he believes that. These including the wrong people being in charge, lack of funding, and also a lack of care for the education system. He supports this by using specific examples, asking questions that need to be asked, and saying things that others are too afraid to say. He also succeeds at appealing to his targeted audience through a loose, but serious, form of humor.
The Sadker’s open their “Hidden Lessons” work by stating that “it is difficult to detect sexism unless you know precisely how to observe it” (Sadker, and Sadker 55). It is clear that the authors feel that sexism and biasing are current issues and happening but being left unattended by school administrators across the country. The article uses the uneven distribution of time that the teachers give the male students over the female students as their prime example of favoritism. They formed their conclusions after sampling classroom activities in a leading Washington D.C. private school and used a statistical system as a model to hypothesize outcomes in other areas of the country. In addition to the Sadker’s sampling evidence and their conclusions; they also expose asymmetric teacher-pupil interaction instances where teachers use female students as props while the boys are allowed to dominate the lecture discussion.
Oscar Wilde once said, “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” In the essa “Don’t Ban Books, Assign Them!,” Julia Omanovic says that there are lots of books that are banned in America. Many parents are strict about some books that are very violent. A lot of high school professors agree with parents these books aren't good for students. First, Omanovic states that teachers only have time to teach the classics in high school. Then, she says that teachers believe they portray such horrific behaviors that are immoral.
According to American schools’ official mission statements, public school is designed not only to prepare children for both academic achievements and social skills, but also to cultivate an ethical citizenship. However, John Taylor Gatto, an experienced and award-winning educator, does not give much credit to public schooling. In his article “Against School,” published in 2003 in Harper’s magazine, Gatto argues that instead of completing these goals, public school is actually stifling the youngest generation. In this article, Gatto begins by stating that boredom is a significant issue in the American schooling system. Students think they are more capable than the work they are assigned, and that teachers are less capable than they are supposed to be.
The contempt he shows is clear as he highlights the hypocrisy of the media. Author credibility is built by describing his own experiences in school. It starts out in the first grade, when he was smart enough to be promoted to the second grade but was held back by his mother fearing that her son would get picked on. The end of his formal education comes when he describes dropping out of high school because he could not find a parking spot. Disdain is showed towards government officials for their part in education.
Penrod further explains that the most troublesome concern is the effects that excluding intellects has on them. It is clear that society shuns intellectual individuals causing anguish within their lives creating a dumbing down culture, and this has devastating effects in the future progress; however, I believe the current youth value education and see it as an outline for their future. This trend will always be occurring and the factors contributing to this are unlimited and will never cease to stop growing. Stereotypes are general beliefs about a group of people. Stereotypes lead to social stigmas of “in groups” and “out groups”.
Many scholars have agreed through analyzing statistics that the No Child Left behind Act has not met its tended target since its conception. The government however still feels that the No Child Left behind Act is substandard for all students from all background. The government has implemented this act in order to gain wealth and control schools because if school districts don't meet their yearly goals of students passing the federal government fines the schools because they are receiving federal funding. The federal government also have educators fire because the students are not meeting the standard
Huy Nguyen (Lee) Humanities 11 Mr. Stremming Essay #3: Hateful Words We usually ignore a person who uses hateful words, and we all know that those words can really hurt a person. A recent grassroots movement tried but failed to have the word “nigger” removed from dictionaries. When those hurtful words are directed at us, they can cause just as much as a slap or a punch. When they are being used, they diminish not only the humanity of those who they are aimed at, but also the individual or group that uses them. In this essay, I will discuss about the hateful words, why they still survive though most of us do not want to use them, and in addition, I will give some examples of them.
This can have a negative effect on the children and cause them to ‘hate’ school and as soon as they are able to they will ‘drop out’. According to Deborah White who wrote the guide in about.com, she stated, “These supporters also believes that NCLB initiative will further democratize U.S. education, by setting standards and providing resources to schools, regardless of wealth, ethnicity, disabilities or language spoken” (2011). Since the NCLB’s 2002 inception, the act hasn’t been effective in improving education in public education; this is evident in the high schools mixed results in the standardized tests. In January 2007, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings published "Building on Results: A Blue print for Strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act," in which the Bush Administration: • Asserts that the Act "is challenging our students to succeed and our schools to improve." • Claims that "90% of teachers have met NCLB's highly qualified teacher requirements... At-risk students are getting help earlier... children with disabilities are receiving more classroom time and attention...
Kaitlyn Perry English-112 10/7/14 Why We Hate the Smart Kids For many people, high schools is greatest life adventure of their life but for others it can be a nightmares. The stereotypes of the nerds, popularity, bully, and disabilities are in every high school. According to Grant Penrod; Why We Hate the Smart Kids, the nerds can have the negative consequence for society and how the society have discourage intellectual by giving a negative statement to geeks or nerds. Earlier in the essay, I realize that it was an argument and he is pushing us to his side instead having both sides of the option they can choose. According to Grant Penrod, he stated “The football team from Mountain View high school won the Arizona state championship last year.