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Mr. Wildman AP Lit Nov 13 2017 When Education Goes Bad Children put through school in the U.S. are taught to believe education will set them on the right path to success. That statement is not false, but it also does not necessarily make that assumption true either. A vagabond in the streets might regrettingly tell youths to “stay in school” or otherwise end up like them, still, there is something more to the equation. Every minor in the United States is required to go to school, so why are only 69.7 % of high school graduates enrolling in college? (Bureau of labor statistics). The reality is that any type of education will not magically lead to a comfortable lifestyle. How they are taught is what really matters. Students are not properly educated in the ways of life as the should be to reach their true potential. Poorly organized educational systems destroy nations by creating social boundaries that would hinder that nation’s growth. Terrible education is a societal monster. I’ve gone to public, private, and charter schools and I’ve noticed that there is a difference. The way the teachers teach, what the teachers teach and how the school is run in general. Some of the schools I went to were nice, others not so much. A couple of the schools were culturally diverse while, again, others were not as much. In the schools where my education wasn’t taken as seriously, the location stands apart from the others.
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Howard 2 Poverty is the main excuse for children to accept an unacceptable education. Impoverished kids just do not have the access to quality education or an understanding of what education should really be like. In a documentary about the alarming rate of dropouts in a public school in Texas, Robert Gasparello says, “What poverty does is our kids come and go. They start out academically a year or two behind, somewhere along the way they’ve gotten lost and they have to catch up and you see the signs” (Dropout Nation). Poverty is an infectious disease that affects students in ways that are very much visible. There is plenty of miraculous stories about someone traveling from nothing to a more well-off state, although, this kind of thing can and does happen it is rare. Poverty is more than just a state of being it is a state of mind. Someone who has grown up in poverty is most likely to stay right where they are. It is easy to become impoverished and difficult to get out.
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