Analysis Of Freedom Writers

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This report is on the movie Freedom Writers, made in 2007 by Richard LaGravenese. As found in All Readers Freedom Writers summary by Guru Naila, a young 23 year old teacher at the Wilson High School is faced by diversity in her class, managing the diverse racial group from different backgrounds. Her students include Asian, Hispanic, African American, juvenile delinquents, and poor students. The students face many conflicts among each other, disliking and stereotyping each other based on personal feuds. The conflict among students makes being in school an unpleasant environment for them and they lack motivation for learning. The students refuse to participate in her class activities despite her attempts to engage them by using a variety of …show more content…
The students are prejudiced towards each other and the teacher based on classist or racist mentalities. Because many of them have do not have the means to support their dreams or future, many of them lack the ability and motivation to succeed in school, which further prevents them from being a productive member of society. Racial and cultural conflicts among students divides them in the classroom and prevents teamwork, which also prevents effective learning. Combined, these issues make education as a whole ineffective and undesirable. As a result, many of the students drop out, or never go to college. The movie also shows the difference in education quality among different levels of academic classrooms. Honors classes were given better technology and resources to complete their education. In contrast, classrooms like Erin’s classroom, which did not perform as well, were not given as many resources and opportunities for academic growth. Because the administration did not have faith into the “failing” students, it did not invest into them and give them the fair chance at education. As a result, this only further made it complicated for Erin to motivate the students to be efficient and interested in their school work. However, through her dedication and persistence, Erin is able to utilize the tools available to her, and invested her own funds into providing needed materials for the students’ …show more content…
It highlights the issues of race, poverty, street violence, and institutional corruption in the schools. The honesty with which these issues were portrayed allowed me to appreciate Erin’s dedication to her craft and aspire to be more like her. Erin is a strong, loyal educator, who made a difference in her students’ lives and gave them another chance in life. She gave them confidence in themselves and their abilities, which impacted their lives in many aspects, including personal, professional, and

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