Thesis: Many pieces of literature reveal the theme of bullying such as; Please Stop Laughing At Me by Jodee Blanco, but people should look for something good in others instead of the bad will make differences. Bullying has been going on for years and not only in school but also all over. When is it ever going to stop and look for something good in someone instead of the bad things? Going to school should be exciting, seeing your friends and learning new things, but for some it’s the worst part of their day. Going to school shouldn’t be a punishment.
Over the years though, the revulsion dies away everywhere and people show love for one another. I believe that, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, should be taught in school. Many people are against Mark Twain’s famous book. People say that the use of the N-word offends them and that it makes them feel inferior to others. This book may make individuals feel as if they are lower than those around them, but instead of looking at the negativity in the book one should learn to look at the positive matters in it.
The uneasiness the “n-word” creates in class is important because it causes teachers and students to face the word and discuss their feelings about it, which is an important conversation. Ignoring the word or choosing not to read it because it is offensive and people are too uncomfortable to read it gives the word more power. To take away this power, we must acknowledge the word which degrades its offensiveness and helps people deal with it. “The understandable discomfort the word “nigger” causes students and teachers is a part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have
The poem The History Teacher while lacking personification it shares the same concept of symbolism in the same way, the teacher hides and shelters his students from the truth about history by telling his students made up pleasant events rather than cold hard facts of history to protect their innocence. But like the parents of the A Barred Owl, the teacher has no thought for his student's future of blindness, so he is blind to what the results of his actions and how his students that he is trying to keep pure of mind are displaying and preforming the same evil that he neglected to teach them. These poems differ in that Wilbur’s poem has an obvious childlike rhythm made by the fact that it is a couplet poem. The poem by Mr. Collins has a rhythm that is guided by the structure in which it is written rather than a
Some parents ignore to teach their children when they were young. It cause many children don’t care their behavior and they will get the wrong worldview. I like this book because that is a good advice for children and parents, it can help parents teach their children keep a good behavior when they were young. How to listening to the other people, that is a serious problem for children, especially for parents. Now, more and more children don’t like to listen to the other people.
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... Arbitrary rules, irregularly enforced discipline, and pointless paperwork are just the first things that come to mind. "’ 2. What rhetorical strategies does the writer use to achieve this satire? List them, and explain how each is used.
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
Yet I believe that this book, “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier, should be kept in schools to be read by teenagers. Many people believe that this book should be banned for the fact that it talks about bullying and violence. In a couple parts of the story, Jerry is beaten up. There are also multiple parts where the Vigils or Janza bully a kid. But that isn’t so bad that we should ban it.
With homeschooling, the parents are the ones teaching their children, so they know their progress, strengths and weaknesses. Bittner explains that there are numerous problems with testing and that teachers actually have a problem with it. There is such a frantic need to teach children everything that will be on a standardized test that learning is almost disregarded. If any material isn’t on the main test then it is not taught. The author point out that critical thinking is not on a test so it is overlooked by routine memorization.
I wish that there was more detail surrounding Dibs’ behavioral issues. That being said, all in all I really enjoyed it, some parts more than others. My favorite part was actually the letter that Dib himself wrote as a letter of protest against the recent dismissal of one of his classmates. Dibs’, even having gone through so much turmoil in his past, has grown up to be a charismatic, compassionate, sensitive, leader. In his letter, Dibs’ expresses his protest to the head of the school by arguing that his classmate was not trying to cheat by copying off of him, but that he was trying to look at Dibs’ paper to make sure that he had the correct date down and as Dib’s argues, “He said he was verifying a date – an important date in history – and since accuracy is of date is essential to establish its very existence, then it should indeed, be verified” (Axline, 1964, p. 217).