Acting Out Culture Analysis

Education Accommodation For everyone to get an equal opportunity when it comes to their education, many believe that schools should accommodate its students. Students are typically taught at one level, which should not be the case considering there are many different learning techniques. In school the main focus is for students to have an equal learning experience. In Acting Out Culture, many authors tell readers how education should accommodate to every student because of the different ways to learn. Writer Alfie Kohn, author of "From Degrading to De-grading," tells readers how grades do not seem necessary and simply cannot measure one's success in school because of the many ways to learn. Kohn writes, "Grades aren't valid, reliable or objective. A B in English says nothing about what a student can do, what she understands, where she needs help" (240). A majority of teachers make …show more content…
Kozol writes, “Childhood is not merely basic training for utilitarian adulthood. It should have some claims upon our mercy, not for its future value to the economic interests of competitive societies but for its present value as a perishable piece of life itself” (305). Instead of public schools helping their students learn in the moment, they value what the students will do beyond this time. Which is incredibly important, but in order to reach that status students must do well in the moment. Kozol also writes, “Very few people who are not involved with inner-city schools have any idea of the extremes to which the mercantile distortion of the purposes of character of education have been taken…” (307). Students are almost turned into robots just to ace a class. Which is crazy to think that schools would rather have the students be robots over students being able to take their time and fully understand what they are

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