Analysis Of Teacher Wars By Dana Goldstein

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In “Teacher Wars,” by Dana Goldstein, I read the first two chapters after I briefly read through each chapter to figure out what appeals to me most. I have done much research on Susan B. Anthony, therefore, I wanted to read that chapter to see if I could discover something new about her or a different perspective. Whereas, I have heard about Catharine Beecher and Horace Mann before, but only briefly. Therefore, I wanted to read that chapter to read who they were and what impact they had on education. I was not surprised that the book began with the history of teaching with females being the main correspondence. In Chapter One, the title itself speaks for the chapter, The Common Schools Movement and the Feminization of American Teaching. Catharine Beecher was a preachers daughter who refused to convert. Beecher had a passion for writing, especially poetry, but due to her being a female, the only job socially acceptable for her was to become a teacher. She believed that all females deserved a higher education and sought out to educate herself. She became America’s first school reformer when girls were not allowed to learn certain subjects that boys were allowed to learn. Beecher and Mann ended up joining forces and changing the meaning of education. …show more content…
Some aspects of education has changed, whereas, some have not. I feel as if this is something that needs to be seriously addressed and solved. Education should be something that reaches the depths of souls and minds for children to expand their knowledge, uniqueness, and potential. Albert Einstein said it himself, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” These are the children we are creating because of our education system; because we have not applied what we learned to history to todays

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