Matthew Laubach Instructor Laura Grow English 0700.02 January 18, 2012 A Rhetorical Analysis of Anna Quindlen’s “The Wages of Teaching” Being a school teacher in today’s world is a tough line of work. People don’t understand how underpaid school teachers are for all the hard work they complete. In the article, “The Wages of Teaching,” Anna Quindlen argues that teachers are underpaid for the job they do. Quindlen’s approach in this article creates a solid argument of why teachers should get paid more. Quindlen’s first main assertion is “Teaching is the toughest job there is.” (100).
The EHC will receive $2,300,000 from managed care companies and Medicare in three months, but the shortfall at the business must be resolved first. To achieve this, we must determine two cost cutting measures. A loan option must be identified as well. The cost cutting options we have at EHC are reducing benefits, reducing agency staff, downsizing staff, reducing length-of-stay, or changing the skill mix (University of Phoenix, 2015). To achieve a cost saving target of $750,000 for the first quarter the first cost cutting measure I selected is reducing a proportion of the agency contracted staff.
“Bullying is a big problem that effects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on it’s receiving end” (Lyness 1). Bullying does not just affect kids, but the parents too. It affects the parents because a lot of their children begin to be afraid attending school. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda was affected by being bullied lead her to think about suicide, scared of coming to school, and victims like Melinda begin to not care about school and fail. Melinda was affected by being bullied and led to many things and one of them is thinking about suicide.
Public teachers are actually paid about 11 percent more than the average professional employee. Teaching occupations also gives chances for advancement and augmented pay over time. And teacher incomes are essentially greater than most people consider. Important benefits, such as health insurance and pension plans, are becoming rare commodities in many professions, but you can count on both in a teaching career (Reeve, 2009). When is the last time someone heard of someone receiving a pension after retirement?
I believe their budget is like $70,000 dollars a year, and all they do is two cookouts a year. Student Government Association should be the best organization on campus. There are individuals on their executive board that don’t care if they attend events unless they are getting paid for it. When I sit and talk to individuals around campus and I tell them that SGA executive is a paid position, their eyes light up like a Christmas tree. They can’t believe it and neither can I.
This is $1 for every $235 going to DR for non-institutionalized MR Californians. Who lobbies for the physically disabled? The physically disabled themselves. Or, rather, a hard of hearing attorney who provides that service part-time. Every year the state cuts SSI/SSP.
5.06 * Nile Verleur 4/11/15 Article 1 Report: Our High Schools May Not Adequately Prepare Dropouts For Unemployment 1. What is the essential cultural observation or situation being satirized? What clues lead you to this conclusion? * This article satirizes the lack of support geared towards creating successful students and the misuse of support programs and resources applied towards the failing and less successful students. 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...
In life we come across many teachers. Some we will hate and some we will adore. It is required to develop some type of relationship with the teacher to succeed in the class, especially for students who continue their education after high school. Experiencing many teachers in life, students will come across many teachers. In truth, there are three types of teachers: Informative, nonchalant and friendly.
Major companies built factories here and drain their waste into the city causing the children who live here to be at risk for many illnesses. The drainage problem is so bad the toxins and sewage washes into the schools. The students here lack certain amenities that “white schools” have. They are in need to books, chalk, and even hand soap and toilet paper. When Kozol travels to North Lawndale and sits in on a kindergarten class, the statistics are sad.
Teachers have been getting replaced left and right because of their inability to control the students in the classroom. Many parents are removing their children out of Augusta Schools in order for them to have a better chance of being successful. Also because Augusta is a failing school, teachers fresh out of college come teach at the school for a minimum of two years. After their two years are up most teachers would leave to go teach at a school of their choosing. On the other hand, replacing these teachers maybe was a good move made by the State Department.