My parents kept pushing my teacher to give me some sort of extra credit to help with my grade. The teacher did not offer any extra credit and did not think I needed it to pass the class, but my parents insisting until he budged and gave me an extra credit assignment. I didn’t like how much they would interfere with my schooling. I just wanted to try and do my best on my own without any interference. The pressure they put on me made me afraid to fail and also made me fear what the consequences would be for failing.
According to Harriet her father was a hard workingman that she admired, considering her first sentences were about him. Frederick Douglass was a very unfortunate baby when he got separated from his mother. The book “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass,” was written because he wanted the world to know what he was made of and all the pain that he went through. Two slaves that didn’t wish the life they had when they were destined to be slaves. In both of these books is being shown an example of the misconduct upon slavery for both slaves and slaveholders.
Schools aren’t benefitting from these tests anymore because students are just dropping out or not taking the test as serious. Districts are starting to close down schools because of low results of the majority of classes. The parents do not know what to do and can not help about this topic anymore since the government has enforced almost every school to take these standardized tests. Schools also depend on these tests greatly and are unable to notice the other skills and knowledge the students have. Are these standardized test really beneficial to the public school systems?
Homework is basically a hassle for students and it is something assigned to keep students busy; therefore, homework should not be given to high school students at SHS. One reason behind this argument is that all homework does not equal higher grades. In other words, just because you do the work that teachers assign, does not mean that the concept of the assignment is fully understood. Basically, students now a day’s give in nonsense work and still get credit for that homework assignment. In addition, when a test or quiz comes up they have no idea what they are doing, and end up getting a horrible grade.
It would be too unsafe for whites to educate their slaves because a slave “should know nothing but to obey his master—to do as he is told”(47). Still, Douglass progressed to learn how to read and write without a formal teache... ... middle of paper ... ...ather and eat until they were full while the slaves who served them were starving. Frederick Douglass increased awareness about the evils of slavery by educating his peers and others who would listen about the injustice and cruelty of slaveholding and slaveholders. He was able to overcome the ignorance of educating slaves, secretly teaching himself how to read by utilizing the little knowledge that was accidentally shared with him. Douglass gained a better sense of religion by reading the Bible himself and he learned that his Christianity practiced in the south was often hypocritical.
Douglass is clearly suffering from the knowledge he gains because it leads him to be estranged and makes him often want to end his own life. This is not a good practice for anyone in life for the reason that life is precious and it should never be taken for granted. Before Douglass learns how to read, he was content with his condition as a slave, but this proved a cruel incident that occurred in his life by making him
In the book, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave, Douglass explained his “slave years” thoroughly. How he got hurt many times by his slaveholder without any reason, physically and mentally, and how can he get out of this slavery. He also revealed how he stepped out on his fear zone by starting to learn how to read and write. Although learning to read and write was against the law, this is the only way to get out of slavery. He even challenged white kids to prove that he was not ignorant.
In Fredrick Douglass’ narrative of his own life he makes known his difficulty in receiving an education, something we take for granted today. He goes on to restate a conversation between his master and mistress: “Learning would spoil the best negro in the world. Now, if you teach that negro…how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.
Once a slave was educated in those times, they were no longer useful for the masters because they thought the enslave needed to be uneducated. Frederick Douglass wanted to prove them all wrong. According to the story "these words sank deep into my heart"(pg.351). He realized that he would do anything in order to get his education without getting caught. Douglass also knew that one day he would have a story to tell as long as he educated
However, the experience that I went through between the period of my high school and community college has totally changed my life. I used to living in Oakland and went school there. When I was a freshman in high school, I did not realize how important education is, plus the pressure that added on me from my parents and the environment that surrounds me, I did not wanted to be serious about school at all. My parents always wanted me to take my time to study and telling me the importance of education, but I believed that people can become successful without education. Therefore, under the ordering of my rebellious heart, I started skipping classes and became lazy about school.