Essay on Education And Its Impact On Schools

1721 Words Apr 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
However, none of that is enough. Colleges have many more improvements to make. Consent classes, for example, are often ineffective. Student George Lawlor argues that teachers of those classes demean their students and make them feel as if they are already rapists. He also asserts that those who need the consent classes would not care enough to show up or pay attention (1). This echoes other critics’ claims that colleges have no way of assuring students commit to their affirmative action policies, their workshops, or their bystander intervention programs (Rubin 1). Moreover, those bystander programs allow colleges to deflect responsibility onto students. They teach that it is the students’ jobs to intervene. While it is good for students to know how to safely defuse a situation, they should not be held accountable for stopping all rapes. To stop rape, colleges need to believe victims, properly punish rapists, and handle rape cases with due respect. Education and awareness are wonderful, but first colleges have to take rape cases seriously. So why do they not? Well, colleges are politically and economically motivated to ignore, cover up, and dismiss rape cases and victims (Cohn 1). Rape scares students away and the fewer students that attend, the less money a college makes, either through funding or through the students themselves. Thus, schools try to hide information about rape from the masses. For example, Otterbein University made students sign nondisclosure…

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