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Ken Robinson's Ethos Analysis

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In this day in age education has become an extremely important part in people’s lives. In America, it is necessary that children attend school and in many families it is a given that the kids will attend college after graduating high school. Many companies will not hire people on as employees unless they have gotten some sort of degree from college. Many people go to school for almost two decades of their lives so it is extremely important what schools are teaching. Ken Robinson questions what students are being taught in school and if what they are learning is truly beneficial to them.

As a previous college professor himself, Ken Robinson has a lot of ethos regarding the subject of education. He is not just someone who is weighing in on
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He also talks about how many schools promote math and science while subjects such as drama and art get put on the back burner. This is something that can be shown in many schools because when schools have to cut funding somewhere it is usually the creative classes that are the first to get cut from the curriculum. Saying that creativity is greater and more important than other subjects in school is far fetched but Ken uses logic to explain how it can make a difference in people’s lives and the importance of coming up with your own original ideas rather than just going off of someone else’s work. He also knows that this is a problem that is present not only in the United States but across the world because he lived in another country and noted that the same problem was happening there. He noted that even student’s who have accomplished degrees are not able to get jobs sometimes. It is no longer enough to just have a BA, you must stand out from the rest of the candidates applying for the job that you want.

All together Ken Robinson had a well put together discussion. He kept the audience’s attention as well as my own and make good points about the importance of creativity and the way that school effects it. If students are constantly told that they are doing something wrong then they are not going to be as open to taking chances later on in life because they will develop a fear of being wrong. He keeps his words short and understandable so that he can reach a broad group of
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