Cedric: Left Behind By His Education Before College

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The extent that Cedric was “left behind” by his education before college was by not feeling that he was not being challenged hard enough to be accounted as competitive. For example, although he gets high grades in all his classes and studies every day to have everything memorized for next class, he feels it’s not good enough for him to be competitive as the other students in college. Also since he attends Ballou High School, a school located in Washington D.C, in which performs poorly according to its educational standards, he feels that will be a roadblock for him to achieve his goal, in which is to attend a top university. As Cedric was going through the school year, he found it difficult to be to a level to the other students in college. …show more content…
It also says “Plenty of the Black kids arrived there from toxic inner city junior high schools and were creatively gifted but short of basic skills”. Another quote stated “Cedric and a Latina girl from modest, inner city origins are observing life at the kind of awful schools from which they sprung.” But what the first quote is saying that in Cincinnati magnet school there were kids like Cedric who were “left behind” during their education years. That have the same struggles that Cedric Lavar had to face in his high school years like bullies hitting smart students for being in the honor roll. The second quote states that plenty of kids like Cedric are creative and unique in their special way but they lack on some basic skills for …show more content…
It even states that faith is what Cedric goes through daily in page 15 “The strong goes not to the swift nor the strong, but he who endureth until the end”. It relates to my thesis statement because throughout his life he knew that faith in god could always guide him in his journey as he grows. It states that where Cedric went in high school that money for college was difficult for students that wanted to go to college because, it made is hard to be assessable for the students to earn, so they can use it for their studies and pay for college. It says in page 124 “that money was crucial and acceptance to college is meaningless for many kids at Ballou without financial aid”. Another saying in page 135 it states that “I would first like to start by thanking God for giving me the strength and courage to be where I am today”. It also states “I would also to thank the many people who have had a positive impact on my life, especially my loving mother and my family”. The analysis of the quotes relate to the thesis statement because it shows evidence about how being in an economic crisis affects him and the necessities he needs to be successful. Also it states that throughout his life being “left behind” in his education he had always had faith in God that better days

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