The ideal was to establish a set of basic academic standards that all students should achieve, hold the schools accountable for meeting these standards for all students, ←and→ then give educators the choice of how to meet the standards. The way NCLB is currently being administered must be fixed, otherwise we will have both new ←and→ seasoned talented teachers leaving the profession in droves. Although reading ←and→ math tests would remain in the administration's proposal, schools could also include student performance in other subjects as part of overall measurements of progress. Critics say that the current education law has narrowed the curriculum for students:→ Many teachers zero in on math ←and→ reading at the expense of other subjects to help students prepare for the required tests. (Douglas) Students need a well-rounded education," the blueprint declares, and it cites disciplines including history, civics, foreign languages, and the arts.
Summary Assignment Sally Student DeVry University Summary Prewriting Theme: Education Topic: No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top Title: Dictating to the Schools: A Look at the Effect of the Bush and Obama Administrations on Schools. Ravitch is likely against too much government influence on schools and feels that government control is detrimental. Intended audience: The intended audience is primarily professionals in the field of education and education policy, including teachers and school administrators. However, parents with school-aged children and citizens interested in education reform or education policy could also be included as part of the audience. Writer’s background: Ravitch is an educational researcher and a former
Gatto uses this example of knowledge to prove his point that not every successful child went to school. A second time Gatto uses exemplification is when he is explaining his own experience in the school system as a teacher. He remembers that “my own experience had revealed to me what many other teachers must learn along the way, too, yet keep to themselves for fear of reprisal: if we wanted to we could easily and inexpensively jettison the old, stupid structures and help kids take an education rather than merely receive a schooling”. He uses this personal lesson from life to convey that children are only obeying what they are being told, only learning what they need to in order to escape the prison called school. In an example from his childhood, Gatto remembers talking with his grandfather and he “complained to him of boredom, and he batted me hard on the head.
Pablo Freire allows us to see what he believes is the ongoing problem with our educational system. He makes a very compelling argument stating that it is not the way we teach but how we mentally categorize learning. Teachers assume that they have all the knowledge needed to pass on to their students and students know nothing. As if the students are a blank canvas that the teacher get to throw their paint on. This is what Freire calls the educational banking system.
It safeguarded our standing in the world. Mike Rose's school offered quite the opposite. It was a haven for long standing views on school being selective as to whom actually deserved the education. The only hope of the present school system is a few dedicated professionals. They could see the errors of the future and grasp to what made the system work in the past.
“ (Moore 141). While Moore focuses more on the advertising established into school and companies promoting themselves using schools, Gatto speaks more one the effect that this way of schooling creates the adults in the world. Also he explains how marketing on the school systems is keeping the adults nowadays very “childish” or young in the mind. (Gatto 149) According to Gatto if you strip children of all of their independence, and only develop their trivial emotions, they would never truly grow up. (Gatto 154).
Many of his students said they weren’t interested in what was being taught because it was stupid and they already knew the material. Gatto doesn’t place blame on any one party but places the blame on everyone. With this essay Gatto intends to get the proverbial wheels turning inside the readers mind by giving them a look into his own view of the educational world. He uses a host of examples to support his ideals. First, Gatto refers to a lesson his grandfather taught him at the ripe age of 7; his grandpa declared that if Gatto was bored that it was his fault and no one else’s.
Today, I randomly stumbled across this enlightening essay, called Against School and written by John Taylor Gatto. Basically, this guy taught in public schools in New York City for thirty years, and as the result of his experiences, is now strongly against the way public schools are taught. Not just in the United States, but in the whole world. For a minute, I identified with his loathing of current teaching methods since that's basically the subject of this whole blog. But as I read, I realized that our viewpoints are quite different.
Flowers is saying this because Marguerite doesn’t speak much and she believes it will help her have a better education. Later she states “always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy” this is a great example of king’s point of true education. Indian Education by Sherman Alexie is a fictional story about an indian boy and what it was like in the strictly Native American schools. This boy talks about how he was picked on by his peers and censored by teachers. Many of the teachers in this story are not truly educated.
English 1113 December 12th, 2008 Critique Praise of the F Word In this story the author, Mary Sherry, tells of the lack of education many adults have today. Sherry believes that the reason for this is getting by too easy at school when you are younger. Sherry, a teacher for semi-illiterate adults, tells of a story when her son was doing poorly in school and his teacher threatened to fail him. This threat made Sherry realize that his teacher was right and now she encourages this method. I agree with this story.