But as going deeper into education system, he becomes far and far away from his family and his Mexican heritage. For a period of time, he has abandoned his own culture and pursued the banking education blindly. He follows instruction from teacher and learns mechanically without thinking and having point of view because with banking education, he does not get to raise his own voice, to have his own opinion, and to be original. He believes that only school and teachers can help him with his knowledge achievement. Eventually, Richard realizes his lack of care for his family and his miserable way of getting education.
He named himself a “scholarship boy”; a student with poor resource coming from an uneducated family who live in a foreign country but who has an enormous desire to improve himself. Unfortunately, to achieve his goal he forces himself to get apart from his own culture and his family. The miss of education of his parents was not helpful for him until the point that he felt dissatisfied and embarrassed of them. Even thought, they were always behind him; to make his success possible, “they evened the path” he said (627). His parents’ goals were really admirable.
Math was something I was always good at because I looked at it like a challenge to my intellect, I am right or I am wrong. On one occasion when I was doing math work in class, my teacher asked me to do complex math problems, and I did them with no problem. My teacher was surprised I could do them; in fact she took me out of special education for math because of this. Now this gave me an outlook that my teacher did not know my potential as a student and she was not going to challenge me. She was just going to give me work based on what she thought my ability was.
The thing is this doesn’t go on in every other grade school; those other kids that don’t get this option are stuck. They are just given their homework every day and they have to go through the same routine without the 8th grade partner. This type of help builds on the civil literacy, it helps the young 1st grader mature more at a young age and be able to do some of the stuff the 8th graders do because they set good examples around the little
I don't look at grade portal or pay enough attention to see the homework assignments. I need to work on this. Because so far I've been too lazy to do so. When I get home from school sometimes I would rather watch TV or play video games than do homework. So I would lie to my parents saying that I am done with work.
Different Educational Experiences Authors Richard Rodriquez in “Scholarship Boy” and Gerald Graff in “Disliking Books” had very different experiences finding their way through the education system. Rodriquez loved the classroom environment and learning, in his home life his family was loving and supportive, but having Spanish speaking, blue collar parents created some difficulties bringing the two worlds together. Graff did not like reading as he found no connection in the books he read and his life. Graff’s family was educated, supportive and pushed him for success in his education. Although their experiences were very different, they both found the love of reading and success in both worlds.
It came to a point that the teachers had to make a house visit to speak with his parents about his struggles to learn the language. The teachers suggested that they start to speak English with their kids at home so they would feel less frustrated at school, and so Richard’s family agreed. So for the days to come they tried speaking English at home though it was something out of their comfort zone, they wanted to at least attempt it for their children’s sake. Soon Richard was feeling like he wouldn’t learn it, but he kept at as he grew anxious to speak as everyone around him. Meanwhile back at home his family still spoke to their children in English to help them better understand how important it was to learn it.
This quote caught my attention because as a child who grew up with an absent father, I felt this essay really got to the heart of the problem that many children faces now a day. I was lucky in knowing my father's decision not to have anything to do with me growing up was because he resented paying support. I wish I could believe parents left for altruistic reasons, but I think those are just excuses. If they really feared screwing up their kids they could take classes, they could learn to be parents, take anger management classes. Simply, they cannot be arsed to bother.
1. Which of Ho’s ideas or examples correspond to what you have experienced or what you know about education? First, I enjoy this article since it compares and relates to my particular knowledge and experience since my college in Iraq. I was one of the best students; however, my cleverness also depends on the learning plan in Iraq, which was so complex. Someday, I didn’t even wanted to go to school because my teachers used to use a strong punishment for students who come to class and they’re not prepared.
The one book that stood out to me was the book my mom use to read to me. All I could think of was to read more new books with my mom. I was so excited to begin to learn. Every day I remember coming home and telling my parents all the amazing stories I listen to in class. Even thou at the time I didn’t know they were called Nursery Rhymes until I began learning more about it in my school.