Orestes Brownson's School And Society: Historical And Contemporary Perspectives?

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Schools have evolved constantly throughout the years starting when they were first created, to our present day. Society has been testing multiple schooling styles to try and find the best form to benefit all students equally. In the reading assigned in class from the textbook, “School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,” I agree with Orestes Brownson’s assessment that Horace Mann’s plan for common schooling and establishment of normal schools was undemocratic, because it did affect our free society as a country, produce conservative teachers and the board did have influence on what books should be placed in school libraries. In fact if the reader analyzes the passage that was assigned there are many facts to support Brownson’s…show more content…
The reason why I believe this is because not all students receive the chance to receive the opportunity to have a proper education, may not have to proper resources to complete their assignments, need extra help to understand the material and might have to help at home so they might not be able to attend school. I can also see it as a source of freedom, because the students who do receive the chance to go to school can learn the necessary skills to excel in the career they have decided to do throughout the rest of their life. The education, abilities and experiences that these students receive when they attend school will increase the level of human capital necessary for their future career. “Also, higher education relies on "customer-input technology" — that is, who you are friends with in school will definitely influence your education — both in the classroom and throughout your life as you call upon the networks of fellow alumni and the prestige of your institution in your work and private life. Having smart, successful fellow students not only makes your education more stimulating, it also links you to a group who will be valuable throughout life” (Will,
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