Lee Bollinger most certainly did not deliver a proper introduction. An introduction is designed for one speaker to introduce another. “When you introduce one speaker to another, you want them to get interested in each other and to like each other: You want speaker and audience to be interested and feel warmth and friendliness. Also a speaker should give background information to enhance the speaker’s credibility with the audience (Hamilton Gregory, Public Speaking for College and Career).” Also and introduction should never insult or offend the next speaker. In lee Bollinger speech he accused Ahmadinejad of being petty and cruel and criticized his dictatorship as a president.
In Ungar’s argument, he shows that everyone having a liberal arts education can give a person a wide variety of communication and general work skills. Although a liberal arts education may be pricier, jobs are looking for people who are well rounded because of these classes. Ungar states, “the liberal arts could properly be described as a conservative approach to preparation for life” (194). In this statement, he is trying to show that some people prosper with a more conservative approach to things. Murray believes that some people should not even go to college.
This essay by Ungar advocates a liberal arts college edification for all despite the current economic hardship that many Americans face. He lists seven mundane misconceptions about liberal arts inculcation and then proceeds to expound why they are not so. The first misconception that he sets straight is that vocational training is a more preponderant alternative to liberal arts in today’s economic times. He verbalizes that albeit focused vocation training may be an expeditious fine-tune, students may not always be able to find work in that one categorical field, and it is more preponderant for them to gain a broad range of cognizance. He then argues that albeit people may cerebrate that college graduates with liberal arts degrees are having a more arduous time finding good jobs, that is not the case.
Instead of worrying about the pay off the students should be concerned with developing all they can intellectually. The author then expresses their feelings towards multi-year contracts. They tell how tenure plans which would be more beneficial. They believe that professors have no motive to improve their skills when rewarded with tenure plans, for themselves or their students. Another thing mentioned in the article that people who come to teach in a college that are not actually considered teachers.
According to John Taylor Gatto and Michael Moore in “Against School” and “Idiot Nation” the American Schooling system deceives the public into believing that it is being educated when in fact both men agree the system is conforming Americans into childish consumers bereft of truly significant learning. Both of the authors discuss consumerism in their stories; John Taylor Gatto does not discuss it as indepthly as Michael Moor, but he does mention it on page 154, basically saying that school trained children to almost not think at all… (Gatto 154). Michael Moore speaks on consumerism for about a length of 22 paragraphs at a minimum. “The schools aren’t just looking for ways to advertise, they are also concerned with the students perceptions on various products… Companies conduct market research in classrooms during school hours. “ (Moore 141).
Rajeev Ravisankar describes the human cost of consumerism in the West in his article ‘Sweatshop Oppression’. He uses various strategies to persuade his readers, whom he assumes are poor college students. He uses numerous means of persuasion and rhetorical strategies to appeal to college students to try to bring about change. To begin, the author identifies the problem by highlighting America’s obsession with a great bargain which in turn leads to extensive use of cheap labor. He uses logos to point out our moral responsibility to make sure workers receive fair compensation and sanitary working conditions.
Peter Berkowitz, a professor of Stanford University in “Our Compassless Colleges” argues about liberal education in American universities. He proceeds by saying that liberal education in Universities is not structured correctly and that could lead the students to have problems in the long run. Furthermore Berkowitz stated that liberal education in universities provide only superficial-knowledge and not true education. As he sets many questions about who is truly an educated person and to support his ideas about the wrong guidance that universities give to the students, he gives as a major example one of the best universities worldwide, the Harvard University. Berkowitz claimed that although Harvard is a very good university in terms of certificate
The history of the ancient Artes liberales, illustrated by a choice of quotes in mondays lecture of Prof. Zimmermann stroke me as an interesting concept to think about the use of knowledge and studying itself. The value of the Septem Artes liberales to a greek or roman citizen was paramount, the only way to gain actual citizenship. This mandatory step was thus commented by several philosphers.Especially Senecas quote out of his Epistulae morales was in my opinion quite remarkable. The Artes liberales were not resulting in gained virtue, writes Seneca on the question of the use of this higher education, but prepares the students to receive it¹. He meant the studies are not more than a worthy preparation for what he implies when talking about receiving virtues – the studies of philosophy.
For example, failing schools are often turned into academies which then specialise in one area and receive investment from the private sector. This makes them more attractive and the school improves. It can, however, be argued that the National Curriculum does not ensure that all pupils receive the same education; private schools, grammar schools and faith schools are exempt from it and get to place emphasis on certain areas in education that they wish to focus on. Also, Coard would suggest that the curriculum is ethnocentric and centres on British society and history and so all the pupils do not receive a similar education. Marxists would also say that the National Curriculum does not ensure a standard education throughout the education system because the education system places more value on middle class knowledge than on working class knowledge and so they are disadvantaged and receive a different education to other classes.
Education: The process in which an individual gains pointless knowledge for the opportunity to get wealthy. America's education system is awful at properly educating their students. The type of education that is taught in high school is only to prepare you for what you're actually going to learn in college. A lot of the courses being offered at high schools are impractical in our daily lives, such as trigonometry, Hawaiian history and British literature. These courses are useless unless you're going to major in one of those subjects, but most of us aren't.