Are College Lectures Unfair? Essay

736 Words Oct 1st, 2015 3 Pages
In the New York Times article “Are College Lectures Unfair?“, Annie Murphy Paul argues that college lectures discriminate those who are female, from a minorities or low-income households or a first generation college student. Paul evaluates statistics that show that on average all students benefit from active learning courses, while white privileged men seem to do better in lectures. Her main argument for the active learning method is that all students no matter who or what their background is have the same right for education.

While I agree with creating equality in the educational system, I strongly believe that by making every university teach the same way, it could led to an disadvantage to all those who do better in an alternative course. Every university should decide for themselves to guarantee absolute freedom of choice and to eliminate the question if education is discriminatory. That way every person can pick the university of their own likes and preferences.

Paul talks about changing all lectures to active learning classes. While her main argument is the inequality of those who are less privileged or female. That is to give everyone the same chance to be successful at school and reach their own educational goal. However isn 't there a sense of irony that comes with this idea of making every course a learning active course? By having every course unified, it seems like there is a lack of freedom of choice and a strong generalization. Generalization based on…

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