Book Smarts And Book Smarts In Hidden Intellectualism By Gerald Graff

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Book smarts help students in the classroom, but students do not really learn about the real world situations. Many situations that people get into in the real world revolves around subjects that kids do not really learn in school like how to repair different objects and investing their money. What would happen if somebody did not know how to solve a situation? Would street smarts or book smarts help someone more if they broke down in the middle of nowhere? They do not teach students everything in schools that they should. With the ever changing world that we live in, author Gerald Graff writes in his article 'Hidden Intellectualism ' that we need to think more about what happens in the future in our school, so we need to teach more street smarts in our schools. In Gerald Graff’s Hidden Intellectualism he talks about why we should recognise book smarts and street smarts equally in schools and in society. Graff talks about how when was a kid and how he was not really that interested in school, but he truly loved sports (381). He states that he learned more from doing street smarts that he felt smarter because of them (383). Graff also blames the schools for not recognizing all of the …show more content…
These people could have been the people fixing cars, or even the innovators of a new big idea, but instead have to work at fast food places. These people are talented but are graded on subjects that they do not have an interest in, and the subjects that they fail in would have no impact on their life other than in school. Just think, what if all the people that either had to work at fast food or the people that got into some type of illegal activity had graduated and got a well paying job. Those people would be able to contribute and give back more to the community and not be doing crimes in some

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