Education In The Film, Dangerous Mind, Freedom Writers, And Freedom Writers

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Living in large central cities it’s a huge advantage for most people, high technology, large diversity, jobs opportunities, and first class medicals. But if you don’t have the education necessary to compete in these markets it’s mostly because you were affected by the urban high school system. Urban high schools are known for failure because of structural racism, inequality. Urban high school films also conveyed the messages people are receiving, that urban high school doesn’t provide students enough education to be successful in life. In the films, Dangerous Mind, Freedom Writers, and Walkout all the urban schools portray inequality and for some people racism. In the films, Dangerous mind and freedom writer students faced challenges with their …show more content…
The stereotype of minorities being violent and arrogant not caring about education until they’re saved by the white savior is another stereotype depict in Freedom Writers. Similar to Freedom Writers the students have desire to learn because they’re too worried about their own private life then investing in their education. The students in Freedom Writers are segregated by race, these students can’t accept each other because of individuals group ethnic background. Yet they are all attending the same school system which is portrayed as failure for most of them, these students are more concerned about each other’s race than education or instead accepting each other and fight for their education system. Once again like Dangerous mind, these students are saved by the white savior middle class teacher. Erin Grudwell chose the school to teach on purpose knowing what kind of students she was going to deal with. For students to have a relationship with a teacher, they need something in common, although Ms. Grudwell had nothing in common with these students who most of them knows or have a friend that’s been killed she starts working on getting their trust and soon they start opening up to her. Grudwell tried her best to fix these failing school systems but the school would need enough resources and materials to teach, which translate to money to buy …show more content…
I can relate to Dangerous Mind and Freedom Writers students of how they were feeling about education. I attended one of the biggest school in the nation in the urban areas in Massachusetts, around 5-6 thousand students you always found yourself lost and my junior year I move to Tennessee attending a rural middle class high school, I was provided enough tools to where I got to college with scholarships although I wasn’t bright as other students yet I took advantage of my athletic abilities and got an offer to a junior college in Iowa then another Junior college in Indiana where I was extremely blessed to receive first education and graduated with an A.A and transferred here to Umass. To me I believe education starts at home because if can’t listen to your own parents you won’t listen to strangers. Therefore, students attending urban high school needs to approach the situation with a better mindset and use whatever you can to invest in yourself, instead of using urban high school failure as an

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