The Myth Of Education And Empowerment Essay

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The Myth of Education and Empowerment.

People all around the world have different thoughts on what school is. Some people think that it is just a waste of time and that we shouldn 't have to go if we don 't want to. Others believe that school is one of the best things that has ever happened to them, because if there wasn 't school, how would they get the career that they really want. But to some kids, school scares them. Between racism and bullying, school is very tough on some kids. I definitely understand why kids want to stay home. I recently read three articles about the Myth of Education and Empowerment. The first one was, "College at Risk," by Andrew Delbanco; the second was, "Against School," by John Taylor Gatto; the third one was, "Still Separate, Still Unequal," by Jonathan Kozol.

In the essay, "College At Risk," a writer named Andrew Delbanco talks about the two problems. The first problem is about how today’s students base their college majors on finance rather than what they would truly love to do with their lives. The second problem is that, since the 20th century liberal arts schools have been accepting scholars that perform well on their important tests and who come from the families who have money. Delbanco interviewed University of Phoenix former director and he said, "I 'm happy there are places in the world where people sit down and think. We need that. But that 's very expensive. And not everyone can do that" (222). With just those words being said,…

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