Perna 1Josh Perna Ms. ShannonAP Lang. Period 48/24/2017Week of 8-21 LOC WorkDiscussion1. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s defining characteristics of an ideal education are: Mutual respect between teacher and student, being a guide to a student’s learning as a teacher and not over-governing, encouraging students to share information acquired outside of the classroom, and working with a students’ natural way of learning for best results.4. The passage addresses the effect of the education system on teachers and students in a couple of ways. Students are required to take classes until college where there are still mandatorycourses, this restriction of learning prevents some students from taking the path of education that would work best with their type of learning and what they enjoy learning about. Teachers can learn a lot from students just by encountering different types of learners. By having to teach thesedifferent learning forms, the teachers are learning how to teach better. Also, the passage indicatedthat a student can learn as much from a teacher as a teacher can learn from a student if the instructor gives the pupil the opportunity.