I think Lemann had a biased opinion about how Michelle Rhee decided to close the schools and fired the teachers. Nicholas Leman takes his article to a new level because he explains why Michell Rhhe changing the schools as a bad thing. Michelle Rhee was given tons of credit when it came to her school reform but according to Lemann how far did Rhee have to go to "improve" the schools. Although Lemann gave great points in his article, his opposing of Rhee 's school reform plan showed the true side of those of who didn 't agree with
Many revolutionist, such as Arundhati Roy and Martin Luther King Jr., explain in their essays how the role of the citizen is to stand against injustice, and how the government labels them as anti-national because of it. In her piece Come September, Roy talks about tragic events from around the world that occurred in September. Roy mentions that these events are created by American government intervention causing their people to disagree with their policies. In disagreeing, they are seen as ‘anti-national’. Anti-national as explained by Roy is when a person goes against the policies of their government.
Wise leaders move more cautiously and more judiciously. NCLB is a policy lunge of mammoth proportions. Poorly grounded on data and scientific research evidence, NCLB is an assault on the public education system rather than a well intentioned reform effort. It is more about abandonment, punishment and privatization than true reform. I think this law should be radically amended or repealed it is not doing any good children are still being left behind in certain subjects Works Cited http://www.ed.gov/nclb/overview/intro/index.html Intoduction to the Foudations of American Education.
By presenting his thoughts he fails to do so tactfully through arguments, and those that are arguments are fallacies. One of the first arguments presented deals with the conditions of the schools. Specifically the renewal and renovations of schools comes into question. Should the harried taxpayers of Cobb and Dekalb counties, for instance, bail out incompetent or corrupt school boards in other states? Should New York City be rewarded for failing to build new schools in a timely manner?
The author of “Idiot Nation” makes the reader think about how America is viewed in the world. The purpose of Michael Moore’s essay is to point out what is wrong with this nation and also give the reader the motivation to actually do something about the situation at hand. Moore is trying to make readers aware of where we send our children. The author is trying to shock readers with the facts to do something to improve the American education system. Moore uses a great deal of data and logos strategies to alarm the reader.
Thomas DiLorenzo does a good job in documenting Lincoln’s ruthlessness and hypocrisy and how historians have covered it up. The founding fathers had a fear of federal governmental abuse. They saw state sovereignty as a protection. That’s why they gave us the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. I found this book very interesting and it makes you wonder what else we may have learned growing up that could be completely untrue according to your elementary school history books.
Plunkett counsels the technically minded through her article by providing factual evidence, informal diction, and by making an emotional appeal as to why they should be concerned on how schools adopt the presidential administration’s policy. Plunkett begins in her opening paragraph that the administration made a resolution for 2014 and “urged [schools] to drop the ‘zero tolerance’ approach to discipline…that dispense serious punishments for small rule violations.” (1) Plunkett establishes that the schools have been “edging away from zero tolerance on their own.” (1) Plunkett credits the schools for coming to this idea on their own without the presidential administration but felt to include the administration’s edict to show that this policy is backed by the President of the United States; she uses this fact to make the audience understand how important it is that this policy should be dropped. Next she recommends that Silicon Valley should be worried about the zero tolerance policy and how it affects technology declaring: [it sends] students a warped message about technology and running counter to the Silicon Valley spirit that accepts making mistakes as... ... middle of paper ... ...nce when she alludes that “zero tolerance tags them [Silicon Valley] and their products with a bad rap.” (6) Plunkett also advises her audience that technology can be used inappropriately and be just as worrisome because of it. One main reason technology should merit a heavy fine is when it is used in cyberbullying. (11) With the effective use of rhetorical strategies, Plunkett is able to provide her audience with sufficient data to come to a conclusion regarding the zero tolerance policy the schools now have in effect.
It was against Tennessee law to teach evolution in a publicly funded school. H. L. Mencken wrote about the Scopes Trial in the Baltimore Evening Sun. Mencken wrote about the defending attorney, Clarence Darrow, and the prosecution that was led by William Jennings Bryan (70). Mencken portrayed Bryan as a controller and the Tennessee people as sheep or ignorant people that will believe anything. Mencken was on the side of Scopes while he disagreed with the fundamentalists (70).
Begley's way of co... ... middle of paper ... ...n's position, a careful analyzer can see major contradictions between his claims to use science to make the decision and his actual decision obviously not being based on science. By also examining and article which roots itself in the people involved daily with stem cell research, and by capturing their concerns with the President's funding decision, this paper serves as a well rounded critique of Bush's stem cell research funding decision in a time when patriotism does not allow for easy critiques of the current administration. References Begley, Sharon. (2001, September 10). In search of stem cells: It turns out many of the 64 lines may be unusable.
Chris Hedges, the author of the article “Why the United States is Destroying Its Education System” attempts to persuade his audience to agree with his argument through the use of rhetoric. In this text critique, I will thoroughly analyze the effectiveness of his article by highlighting important premises, tropes, ideographs, and narratives. He claims that the United States’ education system is on a downward spiral due to education reform and the influence of corporate power. Chris’ article is considered a normative argument due to the fact that it is primarily focused around political as well as ethical matters. Because his argument is considered normative, it must have a warrant.