The Souls Of Black Folk Chapter Summaries

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Overall I found this book very interesting. It covered a vast majority of topics and was very eye-opening on a lot of issues. Most of these issues happened in the past, but they clearly have affected education throughout the years and will affect education in the future. Many topics are controversial and it is very important to be educated on these so that as educators we can deal with them as they arise. This book did a wonderful job with addressing a lot of those issues, and made myself question if the world could ever go back to the segregated ways it once was. The spring semester of my freshman year of college I took an American History class. That class was the very first time that I ever learned about how Native Americans were actually treated and about the Japanese Internment camps. We also covered the first African Americans going to white schools and read The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois, which Joel Spring brings up in his book. Like many of my fellow classmates I am amazed that those very important injustices were never once brought up through …show more content…
Toward the end of the book when he starts to bring up No Child Left Behind and how deculturized schools are becoming around the United States, I think it is very obvious that Joel Springs does not agree. He shows his bias not by straight up telling his reader, but by showing facts. He explains how No Child Left Behind has deculturalized schools by taking out multicultural curriculum and replacing it with math, science, reading and other things that will be tested. He does not address the benefits of No Child Left Behind like the free tutoring or making sure all children are actually learning. While Springs points may be biased, I think that the points he picks to argue and talk about are much more important and eye-opening than the points he does not

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