DBQ essay APWH

Essay by bethqHigh School, 11th grade November 2014

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Bethlehem Taye


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In today's society acquiring knowledge and education is power. It's the foundation to sustaining the practical life of a successful individual. Education is "The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life." Success is the "accomplishment of an aim or purpose". In our world today, success is "the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like." Positions include doctors, lawyer, nurses, business majors position in high rankings. Although Education is not always needed to be successful, training or some sort of talent is essential. The traditional education of obtaining a high school diploma is a standard for this country. Being successful according to the majority of society is obtaining a college degree and acquiring a profession within that study. Education needs to change by focusing more on the interest of the individual and working up towards the profession of an individual then wasting time on certain things that are unnecessary to obtain a successful and enjoyable life.

Education needs to include new courses, new method of teaching, training, and Minimization of standardized tests, inorder to acquire a qualified person for a profession and as an individual in society.

Education in the United States today is very different from what it was during the 1940-1960's. Many elements have changed due to male dominance in society and segregation among different races. In the book "The Color of Water" the main character Ruth is a white Jewish young girl who grew up in a very poor family home. Her father would have made her stay at home if it wasn't for the law that had made the parents send kids to school. He would have kept her to...