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Unformatted text preview: English 310 Spring 2007 Essay #1: An Analysis of American High School Education Horace Mann stated in 1848 that [education is the] great equalizer of the condition of menthe balance wheel of the social machinery (as cited in McCormick, 2003, p. 296). Today, there are many debates about not only the equality (or lack of equality) of education, but also its role in society. Many question the true purpose of high school education in todays demanding and fast- paced society. As critical thinkers, it is now time for you to analyze the information covered throughout the unit and take a position on the following topic. Essay Topic: In your opinion, what is the purpose of high school? How can American high schools best achieve this goal? Important Points: Your final draft should be 4-5 pages , typed in 12-point type (Times) and double-spaced....
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