Education Sucks

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Gio Gutierrez
English 100
Mr.Silva
02/28/2013
Education Sucks
What Horace Mann is saying in his article is that people are created equal and should all have the chance to become whatever they want by going to school and not be held down by the social class their families are in. He is pretty much saying all of the stuff that comes to mind when people think of the “American Dream”. Also, Horace Mann is talking about the different types of education and putting them in their own individual categories. For example he breaks them down into physical education, intellectual education, political education, moral education, and religious education. It is interesting how he breaks them all down as individual education levels and talks about them and how they affect many aspects of life. Horace Mann has many great points that sound great on paper but in reality they are not necessarily true, for example when Mann states the Massachusetts theory where it says that all have an equal chance to earn whatever they want as long as they work hard for it, which realistically is not always true. Also, Horace Mann is incorrect because he is saying that going to school and being educated, according to the government, will help you in every single aspect in life, which is also false. However there are some people that can overcome the many obstacles that have happened throughout their life. For example in Learning to Read by Malcolm X, he explains how he still got an education even though he was imprisoned. Horace Mann has many great points that sound great on paper but in reality they are not necessarily true, for example when Mann states the Massachusetts theory where it says that all have an equal chance to earn whatever they want as long as they work hard for it, which realistically is not always true. For example in Still Separate, Still Unequal, Jonathan Kozol explains how he visits many urban inner city schools where there are over 90% black and Latino students, and...
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