O'Neil's debate and argument on education

Essay by Anonymous UserUniversity, Bachelor's April 1997

download word file, 3 pages 4.0

Downloaded 49 times

O'Neill's Debate on Education

Students are not getting the Basic Knowledge needed

today due to the poor upbringing and lack of respect for the

need of education.

In O'Neills editorial his reason for this was because

the students as a whole did not want their ignorance

exposed. However, he forgot to include that teachers are

just as ignorant as the student. Give a teacher the

same test and see hoe much they remember about what they we

taught some odd number of years ago. It's not safe to

assume that because a person can't remember who the 31st

president was, that they don't have the basics of gobble

history . How many teachers know the basics, if asked on

the spot.

Lets Examine another quote from O'Neill's editorial in

his opine Charie Chaplin a classic movie star, and that

because when asked about him no one know who he was, Well ,

if the students didn't watch old TV shows on the late

night TV channels then how would they know of Charlie?

They don't cover a class in classic television.

There fore

that question would be unfair to pit on the test. O'Neill's

just assume that everyone is raised in the same back ground

as him. Charles Darwin did not create gravity but he did

believe in evolution. The concept that we were originated

from organs to monkeys then humans. In church we stray away

from that kind of talk 'that is the devil trying to score

your mind' that's what they would say.

O'Neill says 'I broke the rules of this time-honored

gam when I presented my English-composition students with an

86 question test the first day of class.' Know that all

students think of doing the first day of class.

Concentrating on a 86 question test is...