Article Review : ' Street Smart ' Vs. ' Book Smarts ' Essay

1771 Words Sep 20th, 2016 8 Pages
M1 Draft Assignment In recent years the socioeconomic classes have taken a huge toll on our education system at all levels. It starts at the young age of students who have trouble learning because every student is different and it takes a vast amount of strategies to help each student learn, but our schools are failing to do that. Which then leads us to the issue of “street smart” vs. “book smarts”. Which one is more valuable? Is one more valuable than the other? Our social class plays a huge role in what type of education you will receive as a student, some students a given more opportunities than others.
It has been said that “You are either street smart or book smart, but you can’t be both.” As a young adult I find that statement to be completely narrow-minded and inaccurate. I believe that anyone can be both if they are taught the proper way that suits them. Every student is different with diverse interests. With that being said, why are schools still stuck in the mind-set that the only way for a child to learn how to critically think is when reading about ancient philosophers or other intellectual studies. From a personal standpoint there is nothing that helps me learn more than when I am learning about things that I am passionate for. Every student has a strength in learning about something and for Gerald Graff it was debating about sports on the blacktop of a playground when he found his. “Sports culture satisfies a more intellectual thirst more thoroughly than…

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