The Significance Of The Education And Empowerment Myth In Society

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Register to read the introduction… Secondly, if an individual like Gatto believes that education is a waste of time (148), then people will become discouraged and therefore there is a higher probability that these individuals will “fail” to fulfill the American Dream. The reason I am generalizing this concept and associating failure with not finishing high school or college, is because of the way that I grew up and the sacrifices that my parents had to endure in order for all their children to have the best education possible; to my parents, not finishing school is like giving up in life, and throwing all their sacrifices down the trash chute. Lastly, the belief that education brings you power and offers you an open door for a better life, has impacted society, because as the country progressed into the new era way before the revolutions that this country had to endure, such as the Civil Rights Movement and women’s suffrage, education was not opened to everyone. As time went by and people fought for their liberties, education became a universal liberty, rather than a right given to selected …show more content…
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This selection originally appeared in Harper's magazine. John F. Kennedy: "Speech by Senator John F. Kennedy, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - (Advance Release Text)," November 2, 1960. Web. 22 Oct 2012. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.

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