Sunday, November 13, 2011
Talking Point 8
The author Finn argues that teachers in middle class school don’t care much for teaching the kids the importance of what they are learning or applying any of it to there lives. The teachers care more about keeping the students occupied and out of trouble. As I read this article I was shocked to know that there were actual teachers out there that didn’t really want to help there students progress in life. Even though that most of the students in the article were from middle class families. Finn said that teachers didn’t care about teaching the students because there parents didn’t care about what they were learning as well as that the parents just didn’t care about the students. In some way I feel like he even talks about how he himself did this as a middle school teacher he kept his students busy just so that they wouldn’t get into trouble. He also said that the way to get the right answers in these schools was by following directions that the teacher had given you and not necessary getting the right answer. Most of Finn’s arguments were about the teacher teaching methods, and how literacy, knowledge, and understanding were important to theses teachers when they should have been.