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Unformatted text preview: Dennis Uzar 23 January 2011 Sherry Response Paper In her article Mary Sherry expresses her views on todays educational system and it is ultimately hurting the future generations, she goes on to say how tens of thousands of 18-year- olds will graduate this year and be handed meaningless diplomas (445). These diplomas are not valid merit because the high school system seems to shy away from flunking students. Teachers often pass students who might fail just in hopes of helping them out with their short term grief but in the long term wind up cheating them when employers expect graduates to have basic skills (447). Sherrys views on this topic can be related to the views of myself. Not until going on academic probation did I realize the importance of buckling down and taking school seriously. If I would have been able to coast on by this past semester without such a wakeup call I believe that my attitude and motivation to complete school work would not have changed, but since I...
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