Myah Clark Professor Collier English112.SMRT 2 21 November 2014 Essay #2 Public Schooling: Draining Students of their Freedom and Creativity In John Taylor Gatto’s “Against School”, he explains how he thinks public education cripples our kids and why. He starts his article out by making a point that both the students and teachers are suffering from boredom. The students also pointed out the fact that the teachers didn’t seem to know much more about what was being taught then the students themselves. On the other side of the spectrum the teachers are just as bored because they feel the students are rude and only interested in the grades. He then continues on to say that we shouldn’t blame the teachers or the students; in this case, we should blame ourselves.
This chapter takes place directly after the fight to sell the chocolates. Jerry Renault finally builds enough courage to go to school the day right after the fight, but when he gets to school everyone is looking at him and talking about the fight and how they are all in trouble for the fight only for some teacher told the Dean of Students what had been going on. As the day goes on all of the nerdy kids are looking up to jerry and being thankful to him. But on the other hand all of the vigils and the more popular guys are even madder at Jerry and he just doesn’t understand why or what he may have done. Jerry’s day has been going pretty good other than being beat up the day before.
What a son of a b****,” I said under my breath, “to bring them to this.” Tears streamed from my selfish eyes over my selfish face. I sobbed, my fists clenched in shame. I wept for the guilt I had caused them to feel.” [Bell 158]. Crabbe is misled by his own pride thinking his parents will not care if he runs away but clearly they cared a lot leaving Crabbe in a pile of guilt. The teachers that have Crabbe in their class rooms are tough on him because they are preparing him for his adult life which is much different than his adolescent life.
“My school and my tribe are so poor and sad that we have to study from the same dang books our parents study from; that is absolutely the saddest thing in the world”. Junior then throws the book at the Mr. P, the teacher. In retrospect, he throws it to show just how poor his rez is and that he now has to use the same textbook his mother used. Junior, feeling even more hopeless, decides to leave the Spokane Reservation and its problems with poverty, domestic violence, and alcoholism; He then finds the school with the most hope, the rich, white school in Reardan, after talking to Mr. P. “You kill Indians?” Junior asks; “No, no, it’s just a saying” (4). Mr. P reveals to Junior that his teacher’s training at the Spokane Reservation was focused on striping the children of their culture; their songs, stories, language, and dancing.
In the novel, the author Daniel Keyes developes a theme that science and technology may or may not increase the quality of human life. The story follows the mind and life of a mentally retarded man, Charlie Gordon, who is 32 years old. Charlie attends a night school in hope that he will one day be intelligent like his teacher, Miss Kinnian, who he considers a "genius." When offered the chance to have his IQ tripled, despite the risks and the chance of losing it all, he agrees. Throughout the time of his knowledge he experiences love, betrayal, heartbreak, embarrassment, loneliness, loses his job at a bakery due to his intelligence and grows in many other ways.
Sanchez realizes that he wasbeing harsh towards all the staff, He tells one of the staff members “you’re a good person. I know your ahonest work”(22). Even though he was a hassle for the nurses, Mr.Sanchez realizes that at the end of the day that they are all doing their jobs and they succeded at it too. He at the end says “My daughter and son are coming for me and I cant wait to see them”(23). Throughout the story Mr.Sanchez appears to the reader as a old grumpy man who doesn’t like the doctor nor the people woring there.
Hernandez’s selfishness strongly impacted his entire family. Once when manny was at school picking up his transcripts he noticed his old teacher Mr. Hart who gives him $20 for school supplies and a ride back home to the projects. Coming home he finds his father pruning shrubs in the front yard. The view of Manny arriving with Mr. Hart fills him with rage because he strongly dislikes do-gooders like Mr. Hart, making him feel like a failure as a father. His believes towards his son are different.
In Warriors Don’t Cry the hatred of the blacks towards whites is very apparent from the beginning to the end of the novel. Melba and the other Little Rock 9 were repeatedly physically and verbally abused throughout their time at Central High School just because they were black. These actions were repeated throughout the nation some even went as far as killing people for their color of their skin. The main reason for this hatred was because the lower and middle class whites had people they were better then no matter what was happening at that point in their lives. They felt that if African-Americans were given equal rights they would be better than them and that was something they couldn’t let
This comment further angers Kelly, and he, being drunk enough to not realize his own strength or actually register what he is doing, pushes Evelyn in a fit of anger. The children quickly come to their mother’s aid and call for an ambulance. When Evelyn gets back from the hospital, Kelly tries to make sense of what he did by confiding in her how he gets taunted at work. This is when the reader really finds out how Kelly feels about her contesting. Though he is grateful for it, he tells his wife how it is almost unbearable to work with these men all day after she wins a big prize, because he constantly gets taunted
"If everybody wasn’t burning hell to get her there, with Cash all day long right under the window, hammering and sawing at that…" (6) Clearly from this statement, Jewel felt that his family was exaggerating the issue of Addie’s death. He is not very attached to his mother as the rest of the family. In respond to his remark Anse said, "It was her wish, you got