Rereading America Quote

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Eng 111 Many people have different views on how they see things and on what they believe is right from wrong. Most people believe that the only way to succeed in life is by going to school and becoming a well-educated person and of course getting a degree. The authors of “Rereading America” have stated a really good point. They say and I quote, “school can bind as well as free us”. I strongly do not agree with this quote though. I believe that each person has the ability to speak up for themselves, the ability to choose what they want to do, and the ability to most importantly pick their own future. The main reason to why I do not agree with this quote is because of my three sisters. I have seen each and every one of them, not continue school for different reasons. My oldest sister is now 24 years old, married, and a mother of a 1-year-old boy. When she graduated from Bravo Medical Magnet High School she found herself a job at Bank of America. During that time she felt that being in work was right for her because she was receiving money and wanted to buy a car. Her reason for stopping school was not because she wanted to be “freed” from it but because she believed working was a better path for her to take. My second oldest sister was never a big fan of school. She believed she was not smart enough and that school was way too hard for her. She got pregnant by the age of 19 years old; she became a young, and happy mother. Her decision of starting a family at a young age was always part of her plans; she had wanted this all along. Her choice was never based on how school made her feel but on how she felt. Having a baby had always been a dream of hers. “Holding your baby for the first time is an indescribable feeling that you wouldn’t change for the world”, this was her response to me when I asked her if she regretted becoming a young mom and not continuing in her

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