Schools lacking social utilities that are needed to promote the academic status of its students is an issue. Whether these benefits should be kept opened or closed is widely debated in most societies. The condition of such schools is an important issue because it determines the future of its students academically. Some issues facing schools include social, public and economic issues; this essay will consider arguments concerning the social, public and economical causes of this problem through the use of Jonathan Kozol 's "FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL", which was written to expose the poor conditions in Fremont high school and seek in the improvement of the school system.
I am aware that there are better and worse high schools out there than Fremont High School. And yet, reading Kozol's account of the terrible conditions that are endured by these students made me feel more aware of the severity of improper or inadequate education that poorly funded schools provide. All of these problems, alongside my awareness of my fortunate years of education, make me wonder, just as Mireya did, as to why, "...[students] who need it so much more get so much less?" (Kozol 648). Interestingly, I have little to comment on Kozol's actual writing style, even though he wrote this account of his. I was just so attached to the characters within that school that I wanted to be able to reach out somehow; Kozol definitely achieved something very touching here.
Steeltown U.S.A. was a great read! I enjoyed reading all about Youngstown and the challenges the town had to face. Chapter 4: From “Steel Town” to a “Nice Place to Do Time” was personally one of the best chapters in the book. It was so terribly sad to read about everything the once successful industrialized town had later became. In only twenty short years, Youngstown had evolved into this corrupt place; they even went as far to call it the “murder capital.” Once the mills shut down, the town took a major downfall. Poverty, drugs, and crime started to replace the legacy Youngstown once held.
Secondary education is a highly debated subject. Many critics of secondary education say that inner-city high schools and students are not receiving the same attention as students from non inner-city high schools. Two of the biggest concerns are the lack of school funding that inner-city high schools are receive and the low success rate in sending inner-city high schools graduates to college. Critics say that while inner-city high schools struggle to pay its teachers and educate its student’s non inner-city high schools don’t have to deal with the lack of school funding. Also students from non inner-city high school are not being given the opportunity to attend colleges once the
Over the past (almost) hundred years, society and education have both changed drastically. Typically, the things that have happened in history, such as wars, technological advances, and changes in culture, changed education as a result. Some of these changes include popular culture in the 1920s, economic factors in the 1930s, military intervention in the 1940s, Sputnik in the 1950s, and racial issues in the 1960s. One theme of education is that it has gradually become more important over the years. Before high school diplomas could be rare, and today most high school graduates go to college in the United States.
The article, “Who benefits from failing urban school districts?” written by Martin Haberman, the authors influential piece expresses the concern for the current direction of public education. When the concept of who is benefiting from failing urban school districts is mentioned; one would believe that no one can possibly benefit from schools failing. The children aren’t benefiting, their parents aren’t benefiting, the community isn’t benefiting. The public institution is becoming a big business instead of an institution that helps children in their development. It is obvious that there are challenges in the schooling system. In this manuscript, I will discuss the issues with the bureaucracy in education. There will also be mentioning of how standardized testing and the lack of resources in urban schools are affecting children’s education in the urban community. Lastly, there will be a discussion about how parents and teachers have an effect on children’s education.
3. The author compares today’s school system to that of the past, which concerned itself with teaching students,
In the city of Los Angeles is Fremont High School, and unlike most schools in the country, this one runs on a three-track schedule, meaning that it is open year round with short numerous breaks throughout the year. The school contains 3,300 students in attendance year round and being that the school is lacking in funds and hindering the students from following their dreams, this is very impactful on a large amount of people beause it lacks also preparation for college. In the article, “Fremont High School”, Jonathan Kozol examines the conditions of Fremont High School from the perspective of the students, and teachers alike. He uses statistics that have been submitted to the courts during depositions and student recounts of activity. Jonathan Kozol uses persuasive techniques such as ethos, logos, and pathos in the article, “Fremont High School”, to persuade the audience, members of society, that they can help by providing funds, because of the lack of funding it has caused a disservice to the students, causing students to struggle with following their dreams.
The author compares today’s school system to that of the past, which concerned itself with teaching students,
Schools lacking social utilities that are needed to promote the academic status of its students is an issue. Whether these utilities should be kept opened or closed is widely debated in most communities. The condition of such schools is an important issue because it determines the future of its students academically. Some issues facing schools include social, public and economical issues; this essay will consider arguments concerning the social, public and economical causes of this problem through the use of Jonathan Kozol's "TITLE OF ARTICLE", as well as the discussion of the reasons why some schools do not receive sufficient funds to care for public schools.
While the most important purpose and goal of high school has ultimately remained the same, its factors have changed over the years. In the Articles, “Missing in Interaction,” written by Myra and David Sadker and “Savage Inequalities,” written by Jonathan Kozol, the authors introduce and include examples of the way education itself has changed other the years, as well as the goal that was set for it. Our system of education’s main purpose has been to educate children and help them with their future, but certain issues in regards to our system have not been given the attention that should be required.
This article was created to inform member in the South Loop community and the National Teachers Academy members, about the actions of Chicago Board of Education that will affect the future of public education in the area. The author attempts to expose how Chicago Public Schools decision to transform a high achieving predominantly low income elementary school to a high school and build an additional elementary school to satisfy the demand of wealth residents in the area. However, David Matthews uses his text to update the public of the adjustments that CPS had made regarding the decision to close the school. The writer used statistics regarding the cost of this project, as well
The paper aims at addressing education challenges, and illustrating the strategies required in addressing the challenges. Education is a basic need for every human being. It is necessary to obtain knowledge for one to survive in the world. However, obtaining education is not as easy as it is. For some, it is even harder to obtain education than to succeed in school. This article tries to explore the reasons why many people in the society around us either do not go to school or have dropped out of school by exploring some literary articles.
The history of Farmingville, New York started in 1791, when areas of the town became part of the “Great Division of Land” that was laid out. The first settlers did not come to the town until 1770, however. At the time, the area was used for farming. Unfortunately, the land was not suitable for crops, so many families turned to raising animals. The area got its first school district in 1813. In the early 1900s, the town got its first electrical installation and fire department, and development of the Farmingville Gardens.