Analysis Of Why School? Reclaiming Education For All Of Us By Mike Rose

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Mike Rose author of “Why school? Reclaiming Education for All of Us” informs readers about current issues in schools today by gathering information from his own experiences and others to display in his book. Throughout the book Rose talks about politics, culture, race, linguistics, labeling, poverty, school business etc.because they are roles that play in schools. Rose’s style of writing gives the reader the chance to question themselves, the school system and where they stand as a student if they are current students. Although Rose emphasizes many issues through out the book poverty stood out the most. As a writer he gave experiences of others, himself, the No Child Left Behind Act and Heckman’s program to illustrate the issue of poverty. …show more content…
He explains he was also in the lower end of the chain. Rose grew up in a poor neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. Rose’s father was ill and unable to sustain the house therefor his mother kept afloat his family by waiting tables. He attend not so great great schools and wasn't engaged but was fearful of things he didn't understand. Rose didn't find any significance in school up until high school in were he had teachers that made a lasting significance. “Education gave me the competence and confidence to indecently seek out information and made decisions to advocate for myself and my parents” (Rose 40). By this he meant that besides growing up poor, attended alright schools he was able to find a significance in education and make better choices. Going back to the book he tries to explain that growing up poor doesn't justify your capability of learning because even if society shuns you it doesn't define you nor how much your income …show more content…
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 required each state to develop it’s own testing program in Math and English. There federal fundings are affected by the students performance on these exams and are expected to demonstrate grade level or higher performance. The NCLB was not only created to demonstrate grade level or higher performance by students but also to help out students who are in poverty. When Rose began to talk about this at he states “ One undeniable value of NCLB is that it casts a bright light on those underserved populations of students who get lost in average measures of performance”(47). In which he meant that poverty and NCLB are linked together because many students before the act were not reaching the sufficient amount of help. In which this helped out students who are and were in poverty to continue school. Besides the act giving funds to schools its main purpose was to help the poor to help and Rose wants every reader to understand that. Creating an equal chance just like any other student to help them learn and develop regardless of their

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