For example, the author uses sarcasm to point out the lack of support for students when he quotes, “Our public high schools place too much focus on preparing kids for professional careers.” The author later criticizes the unorganized approach teachers take towards the discipline and teaching of students when he quotes, ‘"Educators do a lot to ensure that the most hopeless students slip through the cracks... Arbitrary rules, irregularly enforced discipline, and pointless paperwork are just the first things that come to mind. "’ 2. What rhetorical strategies does the writer use to achieve this satire? List them, and explain how each is used.
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.
The poem The History Teacher while lacking personification it shares the same concept of symbolism in the same way, the teacher hides and shelters his students from the truth about history by telling his students made up pleasant events rather than cold hard facts of history to protect their innocence. But like the parents of the A Barred Owl, the teacher has no thought for his student's future of blindness, so he is blind to what the results of his actions and how his students that he is trying to keep pure of mind are displaying and preforming the same evil that he neglected to teach them. These poems differ in that Wilbur’s poem has an obvious childlike rhythm made by the fact that it is a couplet poem. The poem by Mr. Collins has a rhythm that is guided by the structure in which it is written rather than a
Children simply lack the ability to think of the long-term consequences of their actions” (Invisible Children). While if it is something as simple as stealing a cookie from the cookie jar or joining the army, these children should not be prosecuted for these
Many people are not aware of who or what they are hurting, and how it will affect them in the long run. Many have heard the statement “do to others as you would want them to do to you.” The statement from kindergarten; but do we follow this? No, we don’t. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that judging innocent people is a moral crime. Lee shows this by having her characters learn this lesson.
If I had a young child attending Jane Elliot's class in the second grade I wouldn't want them to undergo the experiment. I think that a child's mind is not strong enough and this might scar them emotionally and mess with their ego. I think parents definitely have the right to determine whether or not their child participates in this experiment. I think it is unlawful that they do the experiment without a parental consent. The pain that the children may experience is not worth the lessons they may learn from the project.
These poor parents are wondering why on earth would someone want to shoot defenseless children? My life has changed till that day, I feel so bad for the families behind all these children and adults. If I were put in the same situation where I sent my child off to school, and later realized that I will never be picking them up, I would be heartbroken. The teachers are heroes for risking their lives to help save as many children as possible. This is one of the main reasons why I believe that in the 2nd amendment “the right to bear arms” needs to hold back on the right to have weapons because of all the crazy people we have in this world.
It’s funny how the two people who brought each of us into this world, same blood and genetics as us, can prohibit us from having a diverse and fun-filled life. As a child they’ve preached to us about the importance of being different; being a leader not a follower. What or who exactly would we be leading if our parents don’t give us the freedom to make mistakes or if our life is based on their perished goals. Parents believe that we shouldn’t voice our opinions towards them they consider it “talking back.” I believe that we should voice our opinions for what we believe in. They feel like we aren’t eligible to make our own decisions.
In my personal opinion, it’s their own immaturity and utter lack of respect for the school and themselves. As a class, and as a school, I believe that these delinquents should be brought down with the most self-reflective castigations. I do not believe we should ostracize these miscreants, but instead allow them to realize their own misdeeds and to hopefully become a more self-aware and proactive human