But by the conclusion of the film, his friendship and respect for Coach Boone helps not only the team win, but helps the community to overcome racist attitudes towards Coach Boone. At a pivotal match where the umpires deliberately make bad calls towards the Titans so that Coach Boone would lose the match and his job. Coach Yoast threatens to expose the match rigging and in doing so his dreams of being inducted into the hall of fame are destroyed. However even though this was important to Coach Yoast and he did want his job back. Coach Yoast is a man of integrity and his actions had a big impact in turning the white community around.
Like one of the athletes interviewed stated (Beaver), “It’s easy to be like everyone else, being different is hard” (p.88). That statement argues that these athletes, despite their surroundings, are aware that they are going against the grain in a place where being different is dangerous. They demonstrate their thesis also by providing little side stories about other promising athletes whose lives have been cut short because of gangs and doing the wrong things. As stated on age 84, “70% of campus police and athletic directors believed that gang members were participating in athletics at either schools or another institution”. That helps prove the thesis and other peoples points of views that kids that grow up in a rough neighborhood are the ones that carry that with them throughout their lives and into the outside world.
On the other hand, it may lead some people to think that it is ok for them to do these offenses because they don’t have to go to jail as a consequence. Intermediate sanctions have helped keep the prison population down. This is helpful because over 60 billion dollars a year is spent on the corrections system. It also helps people become rehabilitated. Studies also show that people with loved ones in prison suffer financial hardship.
Punishment to this team is not playing basketball which is something they love doing and is an opportunity for many of the students to even go to college. The consequence of their behavior is the result of the punishment they will have for not performing well in school to be a part of this basketball team and as a consequence it will result as a punishment. Coach carter also used the theory of Shaping with his team by teaching the students to do something that they did not do usually. These students were used to cutting classes and fail and still be able to play sports. However, the coach would not allowed his team to perform poorly academically and still play basketball.
He made them understand that basketball wasn’t going to get them through life, but having a good education would. Not only did he coach them in basketball but he also coached them in life. Carter new all his boys had the potential to be good kids and to really get far in life, and I believe that this decision was the best thing for them. Punishment Coach Carter had the players run suicide sprints if they did not follow through on their promises. Coach Carter also showed them how to be a team through running suicides.
Tony also learns that everyone is as important as him. First of all, it's important to be aware that self-confidence comes from within not from making others feel bad. In the story, Tony would often bully others because he thought they were better than he and they had more going for themselves. For example, "You see I'm from a tough neighborhood and showing your weakness makes you a target. I was a target when I was young, both for my brothers and those who call themselves my friends.
Willy asks his neighbor to take a state test for one of his sons because he wants his son to get a good grade. These lessons that Willy is teaching his sons will not help them in life. In fact it will probably debilitate them. The American dream in which Willy and many other men of the era desires is one in which the children are successful in life and are able to help the parents in old age. By the lessons Willy is teaching his sons, he is keeping himself from
Some schools banned pagers and cell phones starting a decade ago because of their connection to drug and gang activity, as well as due to the disruption to classes. The focus on their disruption of the educational process has come into conflict with cell phones becoming a convenience items over recent years. However, parents have increasingly lobbied boards to change policies primarily based on the argument that phones will make students and schools safer in light of national tragedies. Kacie Tampen, 18, sat in math class as she began getting call after call from her Uncle Jim. Curious, she answered as she feared something terrible happened, resulting in her getting her cell phone taken away.
His mom decided that she had to send him to military school to get his act together, so with the help of his grandparents his mother was able to send him away. The other Wes Moore went into the drug business and as time went by he started rising in the ranks of his small group. Unlike the author’s mother, the other Wes’s mother didn’t do much to help her son besides once throwing out his drugs that she found. If she had done more to prevent her son from going down the wrong path then maybe he wouldn’t have ended up in jail. The author went to military school which changed his life and perhaps saved him from being in the same situation as the other Wes.