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Summary_response_sam - I a b Intro Academic summary In"Let Teenagers Try Adulthood Leon Botstein argues that the"American high school is obsolete

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I. Intro a. Academic summary: In “Let Teenagers Try Adulthood,” Leon Botstein argues that the “American high school is obsolete and should be abolished.” He explains that this obsolescence is because high school does not represent the way real life works, that real life is not a popularity contest dominated by the best athletes like the hierarchies that he claims exist among students and teachers in high schools. Botstein suggests that our society sequesters teenagers in high schools because adults “don’t like adolescents.” More options for teenagers is what Botstein wants—he suggests that they graduate at 16 and go on to other things such as joining the work force, attending specialized schools for professional training, or going to college where at least the teachers are not there because they are popular, but because they are experts in their fields, Botstein argues. b. Thesis: It’s true that the American high school could change for the better, but Botstein is wrong about the “poor quality of recruitment and training for high school teachers.” High school teachers are not selected based on popularity (main
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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Summary_response_sam - I a b Intro Academic summary In"Let Teenagers Try Adulthood Leon Botstein argues that the"American high school is obsolete

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