Hoeorn And Moore Research Paper

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As we grow up from babies into adults, we speculate what the world has to offer to us through our parents, friends, schooling and media. With Mann and Moore, there’s a generation gap and the educational system has grew from the time of the 1800s to the 2000s. According to Mann, “The health of the race is dependent upon the conduct of the race.”(111). In contrast with Moore, he states from hearing Chomsky, “was to find a way to make politics as gripping and engaging as sports.”(122). I fall victim of knowing sports more than my politics. I could profoundly say that I know more than 45 players in the NFL than all the presidents of the United States. Mann’s idea of the educational system is more of a training facility. While Moore’s idea of the …show more content…
Everything that he recollects and states in his From Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education, is his vision of a “common school” and how everything has to run in order to have a successful education. Mann is also a believer of having education available to anyone regardless of who they are. As he states, “Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men” (114). To emphasize this point, Malcolm X quoted “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” The correlation between those two sentences is practically the same if not identical. Both sentence have the same objective which is, if education is handed to everyone, everyone would be successful, to an extent. I personally feel Mann’s theory is not up to date in this era. For example, his theory on physical education. “The health of the individual is determined primarily by his parents, secondary by himself.” In the three levels of school, elementary, middle and high school, “the health of the individual” is encouraged heavily in elementary where kids are still growing and they need as much exercise. But when it comes to middle and high school, it becomes a social class than a physical class. This was written in 1848. Michael Moore’s depiction of the education system in this century is totally the opposite where I can relate with some of Moore’s …show more content…
If Mann were to read that first sentence not knowing the rest, of course he would be furious since he wrote the base of a good education system. But Moore has every right to ask the question. That’s a very unrealistic conversation since Mann is dead but still. Moore would have the upper-hand in this conversation. In Moore’s experience with the education system is very disappointing. He shares a story where he was sharing a room with an ESPN show where contenders had to answer sport questions in a two minute span. I would have probably done great since I’m a sports lover but that would have proved Moore’s point. He utters, “They can answer all thirty obscure trivia questions in less than 120 seconds” (122). That’s not idealistic for a nation to know sports more than the important facts like laws, politics, and self-knowledge. At least in the eyes of Mann. Another example of Moore’s personal portrayal compare with Mann’s account of the educational system is “The person who cares for our child everyday receives an average of $41,351 annually. A Congressman who care only about which tobacco lobbyist is taking him to dinner tonight receives $145,100” (129). Then he follows up with “The national teacher shortage is so big that some school systems are recruiting teachers outside the United States” (129). All these accounts from Moore clearly shows the failure of what Mann

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