You’d be surprised how different it really was back in the early 1900s. Schools back in the 1900s had a much more difficult time than students today with all of the technological advances. In the early 1900s schools only had one teacher, a large room to teach in and every grade level to teach. School wasn’t really required back then, most attended but once a male was in about the sixth grade, he would drop out and help work with his father to support the family. They didn’t even know if school would still be around now; they thought that teaching would fail, all together giving up on education.
As Ruth made her new life she married twice to two African Americans and had twelve kids. As her kids grew Ruth had many expectations towards them, she wanted them to graduate college and have a better life then she did. Ruth had so many expectations for her kids because she never had the chance to finish school because of her selfish dad who only wanted her to take care of her sick mother and the store they owned. Ruth never told her kids that she was Jewish or about her family she didn’t want them to know she would always ignore the question when her kids would ask her if she was white. Ruth would always tell them “mind your business” especially
When I first learned how to read in English, it was a pain in the butt. My first language is Spanish so it was very difficult to start all over again with a new language. When I first got to this country I had to adapt pretty quickly to keep with my new classmates. I had no problems in any subject but English. Kids would make fun of me but I never gave up because in a situation like that, that’s the worst thing you could do because if you don’t keep trying you will never learn, everyone learns from their mistakes.
When I was seven and moved to Maryland I felt out of place because I had no friends and went to a new school. At this age, I was timid and making friends was not an easy task so I spent my first year or so living without close friends or family. This was a sad time for me because this was supposed to be the most exciting and carefree time of my life and had nobody to share it with. Reading Baldwin's essay made me realize how traumatizing being secluded from society can feel, but on a higher level. I now believe that he is correct that the differences between whites and black will always exist but they have decreased in significance over the past few decades that have passed since the essay was
While she is there, people are very surprised that she can speak English. She learns that she isn’t accepted in many things in school and after school, but she happily makes a new friend named Radine. However, everything seems to change between them when they reach high school. Jeanne see’s that Radine can do so many more things than her and Jeanne wishes to be accepted as not only a foreigner, but also a normal person like everyone else. Later papa decides to move to a new place and a new school.
This class was only for students that are not from Unites States and had to learn English. I had couple friends that spoke my language which is Russian/Ukrainian but I wanted to be friends who are from here. For some reason I didn’t like hanging with friends from Russia because it doesn’t do any good for my English and I wanted to get used to America more. So I tried to make friends that speak fluently English, I though it’s going to be easy to make friends… I was wrong. People looked at me differently like I’m some kind of bad person because I was Ukrainian and none of American kids wanted to be friends with me, instead they pushed and ignored me.
For English speaking countries and so forth, the school and education influence how we speak as individuals. In the earlier part of my life, I never thought of Jamaican patois (patwa) as a language, and I never really liked speaking patois as it sounded so crude. Like many Jamaicans, I thought speaking the patios dialect was simply speaking badly. By the time I got to my teens I had stopped using the dialect altogether. This approach made sense to me because many Jamaicans look at you differently when you speak Standard English.
Today’s teenagers have a lower drop out rate with a higher percentage of completion for a high school degree. What shocked me most during my interview was hearing that in the particular part of Haiti that my subject lived in, at the time, was prone to having all children in school either by private institution (for those who could afford it) or by public institutions funded by government programs. Homework wasn’t given but studying was a must and quizzes were given regularly the following day. During those days long ago in Haiti unless you were of a poor farming family children were no expected to work
Education: The process in which an individual gains pointless knowledge for the opportunity to get wealthy. America's education system is awful at properly educating their students. The type of education that is taught in high school is only to prepare you for what you're actually going to learn in college. A lot of the courses being offered at high schools are impractical in our daily lives, such as trigonometry, Hawaiian history and British literature. These courses are useless unless you're going to major in one of those subjects, but most of us aren't.
I know that with myself, I go past y old limitations on a regular basis. I am always pushing myself to a point where I am better than I was the day before. I have reached an understanding that my strengths and limitations are completely dependent on my will push to be better. These two subjects are reliant only a particular person’s drive to succeed. For example, my weakness is English in school, but I am getting stronger at it because I push myself through limitations rather than give up when I have reached my limit.