Use Of Geography Biased Education Through Multiple Fictional Hwoc Readings

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From the start of life, every child is taught that education is the key to success. We are told to stay in school, get good grades, work hard, go to college, and graduate, and then we will get a job. We are taught that every child has an equal chance for success with this method. But what if where a child lives could affect their ability to follow this "pathway to success?" Through the fiction and nonfiction readings this year in Honors Written And Oral Communication Class, it is evident that this very well might be the case. After more thoroughly researching this topic, we can even see examples in our local area of children or teens being held back educationally by their geography. In nonfiction and fiction, locally and around the world, the level of education that children and teens receive is a function of their geography. We were able to see the theme of geography biased education throughout multiple fictional HWOC readings. For example, in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout feels that her education is not equal to the level of education of those around her. She feels as if she "was being cheated out of something" (44), referring to her education. This is because she lives in a very small town that doesn 't have access to good teaching and quality learning materials. As a result, her education is limited to the resources that her school has, and she feels as if she should be getting more out of school. In Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark
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