Dela Cruz 1 One big issue we have in our country is the United States education because our American children seems to be falling behind. In Michael Moore's essay, Idiot Nation, shows an evidence to why our children are struggling and not getting the education that they are suppose to. After reading his essay, this concludes that our kids are struggling and falling behind for the following reasons: library loss because of budget cuts, our kids are being bribed for wrong reasons and not all kids are getting the freedom that they deserve. "The U.S has been perceived upon as a country of hard workers, overachievers, and gifted people all having vigorous work ethic."  Different people from different countries look up to America not just the country of freedom but also the “land of oppurtunity”.
Lucas Ancke December 1, 2012 English 101: 3 p.m. Prof. Amanda Ross Waiting for “Superman” Response Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, Waiting for “Superman,” follows five children trying to further their education when they felt like they were not receiving one that they wanted. Most of these children were living in poverty or close to it and could not afford a private school, so they were forced to go to bad quality schools. Guggenheim states that, some of these schools are considered drop-out factories, where over 40% of students don’t graduate. These schools are the reason that that bad neighborhoods develop near these already bad quality schools (Guggenheim). These schools’ bad records are due to their bad teachers.
The percentage of high school drop outs in United States is very high, and some these students that drop out end up in prison or other terrible places such as drug dealing or gangs. In the documentary they also showed some schools with a lot of gang activity and gang violence. Parents of these students work very hard to pay taxes and keep there children in school, in hop that there children will get a good education. Some parents take tons of loans so they can send there kids to a private school, because the public schools are not teaching there students well. These hard working parents and dedicated teachers all want to see America with a brighter future, they are doing what they can to make sure that there children grow up to be important part of a good generation.
It’s a good thing that you can get help when you live in poverty. Kids need to go to school to grow up with knowledge of the social world. If the children didn’t went to school, they would not be able to live a normal life and maybe get a job and work hard to get money. They must learn to for example read in order to get a job later in life. As the text says: “I think that our kids are going to have a lot harder time than we’ve had” which is a scary thing, because if they must have it harder than their parents who are already living on $11 then it ends with the children living in more poverty than parents.
Schooling isn't that important to the Amish because they aren't going to go to college. But, if someone was to try to leave the Amish and come to our society, they are looked down upon and they usually have trouble fitting in. Once you leave the Amish, you are not allowed to come back. The only exception to coming back is if you admit to your wrong doing, then you have to be accepted. It works the same way if Americans were to try to join; they have to give up everything they know and be accepted into the Amish culture.
They do this in order to extend the time, or drag out the time they are eligible for assistance. Another loophole is that people who are attending school are exempt from the employment requirements (Danziger et al., 2002). This is leading to recipients to continuously enroll in classes in order to avoid employment and continue receiving assistance. Getting an education is necessary to gain better employment but these abusing the system are also abusing the education system, and it is leading to recipients falling further and further into debt (Danziger et al., 2002). By drug testing recipients it will decrease the number of applicants and allow those who are going to school or working to have access to assistance for a temporary time to get them on their
So pervasive does this ambivalence become that citizens turn away from the idea of classical education as a real means of upward mobility. Some, desperately clinging to the hope that their children would transcend their own station, have circumvented the system's geographical boundary table, opting to send their children (legally or otherwise) to better, out of zone, schools. The resistance these concerned parents face from faculty and fellow parents in better prepared zones highlights the divide in opportunity from one area to another. Some line-hopping parents have faced stiff fines, imprisonment, summary ejection and other censures aimed at deterring further territorial aggression by the less fortunate. Such battles confirm the feeling that the much vilified "they" would rather poor students stay in poor schools receiving a poor education; provoking the hopelessness which undermines a parent’s ability to perform a key function of their leadership role,
In “An Army of One: Me”, Jean Twenge shows how todays society is selfish and narcissistic, the exact opposite of the selflessness Thurman wants us to be. She believes that today’s society has been corrupt because of the parents teaching their kids that it is more important to feel good about them than care about what others think. That in turn makes kids only worry about themselves and when they make it to real life they are not prepared for the failures they will encounter and will have no one to lean on because they have been on their own for the entire time. In “An Elephant Crackup?” Charles Siebert talks about how elephants and humans cannot get along. Mostly because humans cannot look past their own ways into the problems of elephants, how people take elephants land and leave them with nothing.
In recent years the American government has been cutting funding from America’s education system and making it harder for schools to afford the resources they need to provide our students with the proper schooling. John Borowski, an experienced teacher, states that schools and their educators now have to struggle with “inadequate budgets and overcrowded classes” as well as the innate difficulty of teaching subjects most students do not even care about (Borowski). It takes quite a bit of effort to capture one’s attention, especially in terms of academic subjects, so capturing the attention of an entire nation of students requires hard work as well as funding that our schools simply do not have. In Michael Moore’s article “Idiot Nation” Moore explains how schools counteract this dilemma. They make use of all the help they can get, and currently it seems the only group in America that is not just sitting around calling our nation stupid and playing the blame game is corporate America (Moore 139).
They feel sexual education would teach their children that they would have wait until marriage to have sex. Many of these parents do not feel comfortable with the idea of their child being subjected to spiritual welfare. (Opposing par. 3) They feel like they do not want their kids think their physical actions are connected to their spiritual actions. They want their children to be taught that their body is completely separate from their spirit.