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EngslishII - Life in one dimension Many people believe that...

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Life in one dimension Many people believe that a one dimensional piece of paper cannot express the full demands of a three-dimensional life. Susan Sontag, an author, agrees. However, photography’s role to inform people of life in other parts of the world like the elections in Congo and post-Katrina education should be considered as a periscope to see the world. To state photography as a limited resource represents an irony, especially in the photograph of a post-Katrina classroom at Louis Armstrong Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward. A single American flag stands erect as the only bright symbol. To the left, chunks of ceiling boards sit lifelessly on the desks. To the right, a textbook lies with its cover open. Dust and flotsam cover all the desks and chairs. The laid-back yellow paint of the class reminds us of its children deprived (Deal 9-10). As the picture implies, education here needs change. Many teachers who taught here didn’t return. Students- those who had returned- learn in an atmosphere where corruption haunts the school board and houses stay broke in the predominantly black Lower Ninth Ward (Waldman 98). Small shards of dust bury almost all parts of the desk except for rust stains. Small shards
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course ENGL 10203 taught by Professor Lemon during the Spring '09 term at TCU.

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