English 124

Your readings for discussion are “The Essentials of a Good Education”*Diane Ravitch.

John Taylor Gatto, “Against School”

 Malcolm X, “Learning to Read

Jonathan Kozol, “Still Separate, Still Unequal”

ADDITIONAL PIECE Mike Rose, “I Just Wanna Be Average”

For your post, please write a two-sentence summary of each of the required essays. Be sure to include the main idea and the thrust of evidence used to affirm that idea. Then explain why you chose the additional piece you chose to read, what it said about the topic, and how it relates to EACH of the three required pieces. Finally, write a short paragraph summarizing your position on social media and cyberculture after having read the four pieces you did, noting any changes they have wrought in your worldview.

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