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    Multicultural Education Means Mediocre Education Let me begin this essay by stating that I am a retired English teacher of 34 years experience and believe that I have treated all of my students fairly and equitably. Three times I had been named into “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and two of those nominations have been by minority students, one black and one Hispanic. Those students realized that my classroom standards were just as tough on them as they were on the majority Caucasian students

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    Multicultural Education Means Mediocre Education, Part II I had taught high school and middle school English and social studies in a public school system for thirty-four years, retiring from the teaching profession in July of 1999. Any observations, opinions and conclusions I make about Multicultural Education are not theoretical: they are pragmatically based on experience and my interactions with over four thousand students. And I have been scrutinizing and studying Multicultural Education for four

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    Reign of King Louis XIV Louis XIV had a passion for glory and used it to fight four wars because he was motivated by personal and dynastic considerations. King Louis XIV was born in 1638. He became king at age four, and received only a mediocre education. He was taught nothing beyond pious works and decorous behavior at religious observances. He came into full power of France in 1661. Louis married Maria Theresa of Spain in 1659. When Mazarin died in 1661, Louis decided he didn’t want a powerful

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    even when exhibiting poor performance (Seldin, 2005). Doctors, for example, are not allowed to practice if they have not acquired the necessary skills or with several malpractice complaints on their record. Allowing teachers to practice when their mediocre performance is documented often results in great cost to the school system fiscally and students academically. A study conducted by Zueleke (2001), concluded districts should monitor how and why material and human resources are utilized in the

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    Systematic education is not what it may seem to the naked eye. The majority of people are unaware that education could even be systematic but the children are living proof. Our youth are separated by social class in many cases and social standards are set and enforced leaving many unaware of the fact. John Taylor Gatto, award-winning educator, ardent libertarian, and author of Against School Gatto has taught in New York public schools for more than two decades. He was named New York City Teacher

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    Education in its broadest sense is a process of getting new knowledge and skills both through primary socialization and special facilities. It forms a foundation for human development, a basis for a happy and prosperous future for any child. Therefore education by itself is multi-layered and involves both families and schools. At the same time, the very essence of education is unclear. The main question is whether a child should learn how to think independently and become able to defend their own

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    went to school through the eighth grade and his education was built based upon books and letters he wrote and read during his time of imprisonment. He also learned the words in the dictionary by writing down each word and there corresponding definition for every letter on his tablet. With his dedication of self-success proves that it’s more of the students’ responsibility for their success because Malcolm X didn’t have the experience of school education past middle school. He asks us, “Where else but

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    Against Schools

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    Quality of a child’s education often either limits or opens up a world of opportunities. Those who study the purpose of public education and the way it is distributed throughout society can often identify clear correlations between social class and the type of education a student receives. It is generally known by society that wealthy families obtain the best opportunities money can buy. Education is a tool of intellectual and economical empowerment and since the quality of education is strongly influenced

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    When employers do not take the critical time to hire the most unparalleled teachers, it seems as if teachers do not set high in importance. There are still many mediocre teachers hired around the world, which almost wastes the time of students. As Gladwell invoked, teachers may have the basic skills to be proficient teachers; however, only some fit the smallest, most essential skills. It seems employers do not hire

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    students who worked and studied less can still “earn” better grades. There is no way to tell the distinction between the mediocre individuals who do poorly and the successful individuals who put more effort to earn good grades truly. Therefore, the colleges and universities must have some rules in order to end grade inflation. More importantly, school should stop seeing education as a mere business and preserve what the word represents,

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