After blaming teachers for children not knowing what The Iliad or The Odyssey are about, a news reporter is called out by Moore because he (the reporter) also does not know what they are about. His words toward the reporter are, "You gladly hawk your 'wisdom' to hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting citizens, gleefully scorning others for their ignorance. Yet you and your guests know little or nothing yourselves. Grow up, get some books, and go to your room" (Moore 135). The contempt he shows is clear as he highlights the hypocrisy of the media.
Clark’s action creates a major backlash from parents of students who have been expelled, and even from some faculty members. In spite of the backlash, Clark stands firm upon his values of integrity and honesty. He does not allow the students back in school. He continues to stress the importance of integrity and honesty. Ultimately, Clark’s decisions to dismiss the drug dealers, drug users, and troublemakers and stick by his values prove to be ingenious.
I think doing that would make someone feel less like a man. Someone would feel less like a man, because by you slapping someone it would make them feel disrespected. Rose stated that “student will float to the mark you set”. By him saying this he is trying to let the reader know that if a teacher doesn’t put forth the effort then the student won’t put forth any effort. This is true, because if a teacher isn’t welling to push, teach, or take the time to work with a student.
If the employee performance does not improve to a satisfactory level within the specified period of time, termination will follow. (Schumacher, 2008 p.13) Pat contends, in the scenario, that he did sign a statement of understanding regarding NewCorp’s at will employment policy. However, Pat believes that the aforementioned clause in the personnel manual should render his termination invalid. As well, Pat recently became vocal at a school board meeting on a very unpopular issue. He contends that, as a result, senior management at NewCorp became noticeably unfriendly and that this played an integral part in the decision to terminate his
I’d just stand there, trying look tough.” This juxtaposes his thoughts and actions. Its almost as if he wants the reader to have a certain opinion of him. Holden’s overall attitude is as if he doesn’t care about anything. “I’m not going to tell you my whole goddam autobiography,” (1), can agree with “I’m just a poor boy (poor boy)/ I need no sympathy.” Both quotes express his resentment towards sharing his most resent problems. “I could probably tell you how I got sick and all, and what school I’m supposed to go to next fall...but I don't feel like it.
Roseâ€™s teachers were a nightmare; from an abusive homeroom teacher â€œhe would lose control and shake or smack usâ€ to an English professor who had little training in the subject. In Angelouâ€™s essay, the problem is with the injustice of the system, there was no support from the government, but they had support from the community, unlike Rose. Rose was a mediocre student at best â€œI developed further into a mediocre student and a somnambulant problem solver, and that affected the subjects I did have the wherewithal to handleâ€ he just did things to get by; there was no real connection with his studies. Angelou was an honors student, her â€œacademic work was among the best of the year,â€ marked differences that only point to a system that does not recognize greatness, in Angelou because of the color of her skin, in Rose because of an administrative error; a confusion with another Rose; a placement test that categorized him as
When the teachers were asked why they feel bored they would blame it on the kids, saying that they were rude and only were worried about their grades (Paraphrase?). When Gatto was younger his grandfather taught him a very valuable lesson about boredom and that was that if he was ever bored it was his own fault and nobody else’s. He learned that is was his responsibility to educated and entertain himself. Gatto then continues with “Do we need school? Is this deadly routine necessary?”(24).
Summer Reading 2013 “Stargirl” 7) During the novel after Stargirl returns to being “Susan” Leo says that she looked magnificently, wonderfully, gloriously ordinary. Just like every other girl Mica High School. When I read this part of the novel I felt that it was unfair to Stargirl. He changed her so that the people at school would start talking to him again. But, what he didn’t realize was maybe that wasn’t the person Stargirl wanted to be.
To everyone I wasn’t following the norm of an Asian person so they look at me with a little hate. I felt like there was a little discrimination against me from the teacher. They didn’t say anything to me but it’s just one of those things where you can just see it in their eyes and in their action. When it came to other student they were more friendly and willing to help but when it came to me it was the cold shoulder. Now when I was out of school I was targeted by gang member and cops for the way I was dressing.
Thesis X: People cannot govern themselves because they are lazy, ignorant and irresponsible. People are lazy. Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher of the 17th century, believed that people were naturally evil, wicked and selfish. He supported a strict government in which one person had absolute authority to punish and instill fear into people to create order. Laziness is a disease that almost all suffer from, for example, students often ditch classes, don’t do their homework and fall asleep in class.