Injustice in Schools - Discursive Essay

Essay by sweetness029Junior High, 9th gradeA, February 2004

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(You will need to change the ending and make a conclusion. I got an A/A- for this essay because it was not finished.)

Is this a phrase that you often hear? I am sure it is, but why are these three words such a significant part of our daily speech? Is it because we are living in a barbaric, unjust society? Or is it because we are living with our own ideas of what and how things should be done and when someone else comes with their philosophy on life behavior we accuse them of bringing a serious injustice against us? Another common phrase used within our society is "There are always two sides to a story." This essay explores both sources of this statement.

The day has started bad you woke up late and your mother says you have to walk to school because you are making her late for work.

Your parents have left and your little brother, whom you have to take to school with you, has just spilled milk down his uniform. When you finally leave the house after washing and drying his uniform, halfway to school it starts to rain and hail.

When you finally get to school you discover that you left you mathematics homework on your desk at home, where you fell asleep last night at 1 o'clock frantically trying to finish it. Now how could this day get any worse? I'll tell you! As soon as your teacher asks for your homework your head master steps in to observe your class! You get into trouble and get a detention. What's the first thing that comes to mind? "That's not fair!"

But whose fault is it really? Is it the student's fault?

I suppose you could say that because they should have planned...