I think Murray’s point of views will change a lot of people and the way they see education as a primary resource to qualify to get a good job. Murray states “for most of the nation’s youths, making the bachelor’s degree a job qualification means demanding a credential that is beyond their reach” (99). This explains how a bachelor’s degree has impacted most of our youth out there as a requirement to get a job. I agree with Murray that Obama should use his power to reach corporations and for them to consider applicants that may actually have the skills for the job by using certification tests. In Murrays essay he says it best by saying, “Certification test would provide evidence that the applicant has acquired the skills the
I believe the phrases “Public Opinion” and “Voice of God” are integrated into Twain’s conclusion in order to provide a hint of irony to sum up the effects of popular opinion. Twain first uses “Public Opinion” as a noun in order to display its influence on the common individual. In the previous sentence before the phrase is mentioned, Twain state that “We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking.” “It” is Public Opinion, and its influence makes man involuntarily lean towards trends in society. “Voice of God” is then used as ironic evidence that people who try to justify their supposedly “individualistic” thoughts are actually influenced by an external source (religious activists). The phrase “Some think it is the Voice of God” is crucial in that “some” is used rather than a singular noun, proving that these justifications have already been influenced by external sources, thus proving
I've never been fishing before let alone riding in a fishing boat. A couple of hours before the derby was to start my Uncle Deck was to going to teach me the fine "art" of fishing. The thought of hooking my own worm made me want to scream, just the feeling of the worms body sliding in and out of my fingers sent shivers down my spine. It was the most disgusting think I ever felt, but eventually I came over my fear and was able to hook the worm myself, just in time for the derby to start .Although I didn't catch the "big one" but the one I did catch was a twelve pound large mouth bass, it took me about forty-five minutes to finally reel it in. Uncle Deck surprised me before we left the cabin, he had the large-mouth bass I caught taxidermy and mounted on a wooden plaque for me, to this day it still hangs on the wall of my grandparents house.
Ashley Baxter Professor D. Nugent- Odasso Speech 1 July 8, 2012 Dopey Fish Purpose Statement: To educate my audience about the impact that the manufacturing and distribution of waste pharmaceuticals has on our water supply. Thesis Statement: - Chemicals used in the pharmaceutical prescriptions are destroying our most precious natural resource; water. Introduction I. Story – The other day I went to get some sushi. I ordered some Tuna and the sushi chef asked me if I wanted extra Prozac with that.
He answers the question “what is enlightenment” at the beginning of the essay: “enlightenment is man's release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man's inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another.” (1) Kant tells us that people could get rid of their immaturity by enlightenment. Immaturity occurs because of people’s laziness and cowardice. They dare not to use reason, wisdom and knowledge without others’ guides. Kant shows this by using an example “If I have a book, which understands for me, a pastor who has a conscience for me, a physician who decides my diet, and so forth, I need not trouble myself.” (Kant 1) It reveals people’s shortages, laziness and cowardice, perfectly, which lead to a lack of using their own reason and gaining knowledge.
Albert Einstein once said that the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. I believe the concept of learning and teaching, similar to the world around us, should not be a rigid entity, rather a fluid one with the ability to transform and adapt to the scenario or context. A more modern paradigm of learning envisions the institution of learning itself as a learner- over time it continually learns how to produce more learning with each graduating class, each entering student (Barr & Tagg, 1995). This study has two intertwined objectives, to illuminate education as a transformative endeavour and to discuss the theoretical and philosophical elements of critical perspectives of curriculum and pedagogy. Furthermore, the application and implications of critical curriculum and pedagogy will be revealed and debated in order to fully deconstruct meaning of the aforementioned intentions.
Fish find the answer of this mystery and clarify the “Gray’s paradox”. I never thought that how dolphins swim so fast was a mystery. This captured my attention while reading this article. Now I understand the science and mystery behind of something that you see normal and natural in this specie and others every day. It was very interesting to see how the scientist’s get together to find out creative solutions in order to obtain the necessary data to prove their theories.
The Purpose of Education (as We Know It) Education is, literally, the act of acquiring general knowledge and developing powers of reasoning and judgment. Linguistics is a funny thing though and it can’t deliver the entire scope of the many different cultural and historical contexts that the word education truly embodies. The focus of the essay, “The Myth of Education and Empowerment” by Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle, is to explore how the historical roots of the United States’ education system and its original purpose give great influence to how we, in our American culture, perceive both the school system and education in and of itself. In this vein I believe that the purpose of education is multifaceted. Education is itself a noble goal.
Personal Reflection Paper In my first discussion question that I answered for this course I said that the difference between thinking and critical thinking was the way that we act upon a thought. I also said that a critical thinker will ask more questions to have a better idea about a particular issue. According to Elder (2009), “It is the art of analyzing and evaluating with the goal of improving thought.” (p.9). During this course I have learned many interesting subjects in relation to critical thinking, but there are three that I found to be most significant. The first one is that individuality means more than claiming independence, it means achieving it by acknowledging the influences that have shaped my thinking, by sorting and evaluating my ideas and attitudes, and finally by choosing the best ideas by resisting the pressure of habit and by changing the ways that I think because the evidence tells me to do so.
Is it not ironic then, that the very nature of teaching often makes us surrogate fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters? Students must be encouraged to do more than their best, for although it is clearly absolutist, we are all (or should be) capable of some intellectual development; achieving just enough to get by is a ‘cop-out’; we and our students should be challenged to grow. Completing my Bachelor’s