Summary Assignment Sally Student DeVry University Summary Prewriting Theme: Education Topic: No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top Title: Dictating to the Schools: A Look at the Effect of the Bush and Obama Administrations on Schools. Ravitch is likely against too much government influence on schools and feels that government control is detrimental. Intended audience: The intended audience is primarily professionals in the field of education and education policy, including teachers and school administrators. However, parents with school-aged children and citizens interested in education reform or education policy could also be included as part of the audience. Writer’s background: Ravitch is an educational researcher and a former
Moore heard a talk show person talk about how people do not even know basic literature and when Moore calls up the talk show person the person did not even know what the books were. This shows how people talk about how bad teachers are but the teachers are not the problem. He talks about how humans live in a democracy when they live in America, but students learn in a totalitarian government when they are in schools. This shows how schools cannot do anything to protect themselves due to the pressure that the government is putting on them. Moore also describes a situation where a school that is sponsoring Coco-Cola has a picture and the kids can only wear Coca-Cola apparel and one kid wears another T-Shit to school.
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.
So, why do school boards choose to keep such books away from children when hundreds of other people say that these books have academic value? William Faulkner, for example, is an author whose books have appeared on the banned books list and have been challenged by a number of school districts. Yet, in most advanced placement classes his works are a required read. What is it that makes books such as his cause people to ban them? The novel As I Lay Dying is one of William Faulkner’s more famous works.
The 17 year will now have to finish the rest of his work at an alternative school. Jacob make a comment to channel 2 saying it just really hurts. The school board – you’d think they want the best for the kids, but this is the exact opposite,” Other teens were also charged in the case. To the boys it was just a harmless senor prank. Jacob will not be able to walk at graduation.
Task A In the article “Bill Nye Says Nay: ‘Science Guy’ Opposes Teaching of Creationism” the author is making an argument against the teaching of creationism in addition to evolution in public school science classes. The author identifies himself as a former public school student who has respect for other’s religious belief, but feels that they have no place in government funded schools. The author of this article, Noah Fitzgerel, is an intern for the group Americans United, an organization who is dedicated to the separation of church and state. The author refers to the teaching of creationism as “proselytizing young people” because it is based on “biblical literism” which he views as evangelism. He believes that teaching creationism is
Peer pressure is so common in schools from middle school all the way to junior high. If parents aren’t able to help the next generation our future who will also be responsible for our future generations shouldn’t we give them a professional environment where they can actually learn how to be safe and handle the emotions and new feelings they get from puberty. Parents will argue against their sons or daughters to go take sex education. Fear is common that sex education will be a gate way to believing sex is ok. Sex education however provides different methods to prevent having STD’s or giving birth which happens without a basis of how to use protection.
Although this novel should be taught to high school students there are people that oppose teaching the book because of its crudeness and inappropriateness. Students’ parents often object to their child reading this book but the parents and students need to realize that this book is reality. During the time period that this book was written nearly every white person owned slaves. Luckily, however, our society today has grown away from slavery and this book enforces the history of our country and the history of slavery and racism. Twain even shows Huck’s sensitive side toward African Americans when Huck says, “I wouldn’t done
Not only is there a strong chance that the book will bring back the use of the word Nigger, and other racist actions, but it also serves as a strong reminder to everyone, especially Americans, of a time in their country’s history that they would rather forget. However, isn’t education the key to stopping anything similar from ever happening? According to John Finch, the principal of Pasadena Middle School where some parents are pushing to ban the book, everyone is just over-reacting. “Children, young and old, are going to be exposed to racist ideas anyway, whether their parents like it or not.” “The school teaches core values that centre around equality, justice and diversity, and we have gone through a lengthy process in which we’ve talked to parents about the presence of the ‘N’ word. … We want to make sure children learn about justice and injustice, and one way to show that is to show negative and positive examples.” Ariel McSween, a 9th grade student of Pasadena School agrees with Mr Finch.
Since the Engel vs. Vitale decision in 1962, religious advocates have been assailing the Supreme Court for "taking God out of the classroom." In an effort to reverse this trend, conservative religious groups have been fighting for the passage of a school prayer amendment to gain greater leeway for religious activities in schools. Clearly not all school prayer advocates agree as to what types of religious activities are permissible in public schools and why, but the following are some of the most frequently heard arguments. First, Our Government is based on Religious Principles. School prayer proponents maintain the United States was established as a Christian nation with religion playing a central role in guiding the nation’s destiny.