Recent Evolution Of The American Educational Standards Essay

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“Recent Evolution of the American Educational Standards” “Now, that man is more of a political animal than bees or any other gregarious animals is evident. Nature, as we often say, makes nothing in vain, and man is the only animal whom she has endowed with the gift of speech. And whereas mere voice is but an indication of pleasure or pain, and is therefore found in other animals (for their nature attains to the perception of pleasure and pain and the intimation of them to one another, and no further), the power of speech is intended to set forth the expedient and inexpedient, and therefore likewise the just and the unjust. And it is a characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like, and the association of living beings who have this sense makes a family and a state.” (Aristotle).
This excerpt from The Works of Aristotle, calls for the continuous strife for equality within a democratic system. Although this country, the United States of America, is not strictly a democratic system, but rather, it would be more accurate to say that it is a republic with democratic characteristics, the call for justice remains the same. For what is the difference between man and beast, other than the capability to differentiate between the moral and the immoral, the just and the unjust. To be ‘human’, is to continually strife to achieve progression. This self-evident truth is not withheld within the educational system. Our children,…

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