Lastly, Scout faces a problem on her first day of school. She finds out that the way Mrs. Caroline, her new teacher, teaches, is far from her father’s style. Scout has already learned to read, but Mrs. Caroline doesn’t like this happening in he classroom and lectures her about it. Scout goes to Atticus for help and figures out that Mrs. Caroline just learned a different way of teaching and this will not effect the nightly readings with Atticus. So, the next day she goes to school normally, taking in Mrs. Caroline’s way of education, and learning to accept certain things that aren’t that simple to accept.
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
Kaira Gonzalez Akeelah and The Bee Paper English___________ 11/12/2009 Akeelah and The Bee Akeelah is an outstanding speller. Labeled as the brainiac in her school every student makes fun of her. Akeelah tries to keep her smarts to herself in order to protect herself from other students who mean harm to her. Akeelah is offered to go to the spelling bee nationals but she doesn’t want to be considered a freak if she accepts. No one from her school has ever had a offer like this.
It is clear that whilst Scout is willing to provide informal educational help, Miss Caroline does not approve of this and repeatedly tries to scupper her efforts by whipping her on the first day of school because she misunderstood, “if I didn’t have…stop it”(page 24). Further reinforcement is shown when Miss Caroline catches Scout writing a letter to Dill because she was bored, “I was bored, so I began…third grade”(page24). Miss Caroline is trying to follow a more formal way of teaching pupils in a place where teaching and education is regarded as experienced based, learn through doing, which inevitably means that knowledge is passed down generations and is limited to those skills needed to survive. Education during the 1930s were only aimed at boys rather than girls.
Melinda has finally become popular, and can now speak the truth. ¨One girl, not the cheerleader, nods her head, and says, ¨Way to go I hope you’re OK.¨With hours left in the school year, I have suddenly become popular.¨(Anderson 197) Bullying has finally stopped and Melinda is now better known and a good role model by the end of the story because she spoke. Bullying really comes in many different ways, and they are strong to our feelings .all people in the school bullied Melinda since the start of school, not even at school, but since the bus picked her up. Melinda had a very sad ninth grade until the end and she passed to much to be bullied at that level. The worst thing she passed was when she got raped.
After telling her parents, the decision is made to send Billy Jean away to a special school where she can learn how to read and write. I find this ironic for two reasons. One is that the most vibrant of the characters with the most sparkle and zest is in fact the one that can not see. Billy Jean sees more within her family then her actually visual family members do. Also I find it ironic that it isn’t until after she is fully diagnosed that her family wants to send her away for an education to a special school.
Instead, she communicated by humming or screaming. She was eventually labeled autistic, and her parents were urged to institutionalize her. Instead, her mother pushed for her inclusion in the activities of “normal” children, and did not isolate her. Grandin struggled in school. She says her schoolmates thought she was “weird”, and admits that she was “totally useless” at algebra and languages in high school, (Gerson Saines & Jackson, 2010).
Scout is very upset and sad about her first day and tells Atticus that she does not want to return to school. “You never went to school and you do all right so I’ll just stay home too. You can teach me like Granddaddy taught you ‘n’ Uncle Jack.” (32). I can empathize with
They want a change in the education system so that children can prosper and be able to boost our declining economy. Children have always dreaded going to school because of boring classes and monotone teachers, but children are not only noticing this but so are influential adults. Robinson describes the school system as a factory forming students into what we want and banishing out the ones that do not reform into the model student. Moore agrees that the school system is suppressive when he says, “As soon as I entered high school-the public school system…I was walking the halls of a two-thousand-plus –inmate holding pen” (134). Moore felt trapped and earlier revealed that he dropped out of school sophomore year because he disliked school from first grade.
First, she had this way of making her students feel ignorant. From the very first day of class Mrs. Garvin seemed to be very rude and abrupt. When a student feels uncomfortable and threatened it is very hard for one to learn in this kind of environment. I was scared to raise my hand and ask questions because she seemed to talk down at you and she made you feel like an idiot for even asking a question. An educator should have the ability to make their students want to learn.