In the Newsweek article “A Liberating Curriculum,” Roberta Borkat offers an example of a new grading program. Students now want to receive higher grades, but not do any homework or participate in class. Borkat writes how she has wasted over twenty years of her life grading papers and preparing lessons. She regrets how she has caused in convenience to over a thousand students. Borkat was enlightened on this when she was verbally attacked by one of her students.
At home her mother would always be very distant and would constantly talk about her past as a teenager and how popularity is very important which would get even worse later in the book to the point where she totally isolates herself from people and gets sent to an institution. Geri started to drink more and stopped talking to her two best and only friends Carolyn and BJ to join another group of friends who were “cooler” and would always drink and throw partys. Geri eventually became an alcoholic and would be drinking every single day which was a choice of hers. Nobody forced Geri to drink and after everytime a terrible event would happen she would always promise herself she’d never do it again but then when she felt low she would just start small and go back up. The point of this is that the events such as her families situation could have been solved if she had put effort into it but instead she began drinking which was her choice and she had total control over
We've been fucking freeloading off her boyfriends parents for 4 years now. I can't diligently stand it here. Annie's a fucking whore who can barely get by in school and she's still the fucking golden child and so is Mia. Everyone just looks at me like I'm dirt at the bottom of the barrel. And none of them even care what happens to me.
I tried not to look the way I felt- like I didn’t belong there with them.” Also, she narrates difficulties that she faced after high-school graduation. Financial difficulties forced her to stop her higher education “Financial difficulties forced my family of eight to move”. Then, she shows how she succeeded, despite her mother’s disapproval toward parents who seek higher education. Her son was the better motivation. He kindled her ambition to be a better student.
Nobody gets any respect for growing things.” (105) “The trouble with Lorna is she could be a good student if she just paid attention. School goes way too slow for her. She and her murder mysteries, reading in class. Drives teachers crazy.” (106) “Jesse stood facing the senior steps with his brown fists clenched and his arm muscles tensed and twitching. Nobody moved against him.
She is also a loner with no friends and I myself don’t have a large amount of friends. In the beginning of the novel Melinda seems like a loner with no friends, and a little insecure, “As we leave the last stop, I am the only person sitting alone”(3) She is always alone except for sometimes she hangs out with this new girl Heather. Melinda also has nothing good to ever say about herself. Melinda changes throughout the novel due to all the stress she goes through. It makes he stronger with conflicts she goes through.
His father would withhold money he had, and also made his sons and wife held responsible for every cent. Being kicked or the matter of kicking by his father was seen early in Nixon’s life. Although, this matter whether his father kicked him or not was unsure by Nixon even though his memory believed he was kicked by his father (Brodie, 1981). Mother Nixon’s mother described by many as either too gentle or cranky and Puritanical was from a Quaker household. His mother was known by the main remark that she stated that Richard (Nixon) everyday seemed to need her more than her other four sons.
During the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout notices that even if Mayella was lying in court during her testimony, “she must have been the loneliest person in the world” (191). Mayella always asked Tom Robinson to come over to her house and help her fix things or chop things down just because she wanted a friend. She was always lonely in the house since her siblings were too young to be her friend and no one in Maycomb wanted to be her friend since the Ewells had a bad reputation. Furthermore, Scout got to literally put herself in Boo Radley’s shoes; a man who stayed in his “haunted” home all day. When she was leaving Boo Radley’s house from walking him home because he had saved her life, she noticed “to her left of the brown door was a long shuttered window.
When i started school i was acting up and never wanted to do any work or homework and my grandmother had to come to the school everyday. I never really cared about reading and writing because i wasn't really good at it, so i never really worked on reading and writing. My grandmother signed me up to a online program called Hooked on Phonics to help me read and write, but i never paid attention to it and skipped all the lesson because it was boring. When i was young i felt like i was on my own because my mother was away and my father was somewhere and my grandmother had all her grandchildren she took care of, so nobody took the time to teach me how to read and write. I felt like i didn't need to learn how to read and write because nobody told me or showed me how important reading and write and learn how to articulate.
Is Education Worth The Money Jonathan Cain, president of the Thiel Foundation, says a college degree no longer makes a résumé unique, and kids' time and money are best spent elsewhere (Oliver St. John). Right now, there is a kid finishing Parent Conferences, in a heated discussion with his mother. Asking why he would have to study subjects he would never, ever use in his life? And she will look at him, blank-eyed, let out a sigh, think for a second - and then lie. She will say something along the lines of "To get a god job, you need a degree; and these subjects will help you to get a degree.