Hop on the Hegemonic School Bus: More Education Than Kids Bargain For In much the same way the flickering of a playful gleam, kindled by dusk’s command, beguiles the swarms of mosquitoes fated for the grim plunge into sloughs of citronella oil, the flashes and blares emanating from the screens hosting Saturday morning cartoons turn eager minds to goop. In accordance with its public duty, PBS stepped in with a response to the pandemic: to devise a children’s program that sparks interest in science. It sought to inject a particular kind of program - one that suspends education within a marketable solvent - into the banal, entertainment-saturated intravenous that grafts itself so securely to children audiences. Thus, The Magic School Bus features the eccentric Ms. Frizzle, grand marshal of her elementary class’ exciting, out-of-this-world field trips that are both fun and educational. In a way that seems to preclude criticism, acclaim for the show affixes a stamp of glowing approval for the show’s intention and success alone. Ms. Frizzle relates to her students brilliantly; she shares in their insatiable thirst for fun. Fans see her as a powerful female voice. Finally, the classmates illustrate a spectrum of racial diversity, and, after all, School Bus is aired on the trustworthy PBS. Despite the praise, to learn through entertainment is a far cry from finding pleasure in learning, in doing so for its inherent merits. Real criticism of School Bus should not lack entirely for just this reason. For example, the show may not be as educational as many wish it were. The scientific subject matter is often esoteric or too hard to follow for many children. The excitement provided by the show can distract or detract from the science that is sprinkled in between the noise, and other, often less-stimulating shows offer better education quality. Most important, School Bus’ plot development often downplays the importance of learning, and instead encourages acceptance of normative social values, spoiling the merits of a decent education. In School Bus, class conflict undermines education ideals. A reading informed by social class tension reveals how one episode in particular, “Wet All Over,” subverts and manipulates the purpose of education, as well as oppresses certain social groups under its “educational” guise. Race, gender, and sexuality only magnify this social inequality and its consequences for youth. Surely, latent social messages can be more significant than a single geology lesson. “Wet All Over” is a standard episode in which Ms. Frizzle ditches the classroom for a wild adventure, despite protest from the weary, highly intelligent student, Arnold. Arnold wants to show off his report on the water cycle and the display he built with it. Instead, the class embarks on a trip that physically transforms them into water-creatures, allowing them to fly among clouds and flow through streams. The class blames Arnold, traumatized already by the dangerous trip, for misplacing the keys to the bus. Unable to transform back to normal without them, Arnold must lead the class back to safety by applying his understanding of the water cycle to the predicament. The dominant meaning is clear: knowledge saves the day, and Arnold should really lighten up if he is to put his smarts to use. Broken down in a class-based reading, the episode perverts educational standards by forcing Arnold’s acquiescence to his social environment. At the top, Ms. Frizzle looms as the only authority, perching over the class and the audience as well. She has no superior, not even another adult character to counter her unorthodox ways – only Arnold. When Ms. Frizzle enters the classroom, she bursts from the closet, surfing atop a wave of water. A zoomed-in pedestal-up shot highlights the flattering contours of Ms. Frizzle’s form-fitting wetsuit, of which she promptly strips to reveal her slightly more frumpy floral dress. From the closet imagery to her outfit, the…
we all know the color of our skin has been an issue not now but a huge issue years ago, I can vouch that fairness in the last 20 years has gotten an insanely amount better however there are still so many acts of unfairness that I see everyday. In school, I see the lower income students receive less help as to the student who is dressed in the hoodie with the number one university in the world. Fairness can have a lot to do with the money you make, but also it can have nothing to do with the money…
Palko to pull homemade tourniquets around his arm as he injected heroin. At the age of eight, Palko's father was arrested during a standoff with state troopers after threatening his family with a shotgun. By the time Palko was expelled from high school, his mother had remarried twice, and he was beaten by his stepfather Frank. Palko began using PCP, cocaine, LSD, cannabis and alcohol, and was sent to live with his uncle on a German military base, where he was beaten and sent home after a year.…
Hip-hop vs. Society
Hip-hop, it’s not just a genre of music, but a movement as well. This lifestyle drew society in with a welcoming spirit that seems to be omnipresent in the modern world. From the catchy music to the style and appearance of the performer drew us in. This style of music is looked upon by teens as the cool thing to do, and in all reality this is just the opposite for the average person, that has to go to school, get employed, and work for someone with a higher authority…
Hip Hop has arguably been one of the most influential genres on society since it becoming popular in the 1980’s as well as twenty years later in the 2000’s. The 1980’s were a golden age for Hip Hop. It now no longer was just music, but becoming a movement. In the 80’s Hip Hop wasn’t promoting high expensive cars or having relations with multiple women. It focused on social and political issues that we’re affecting the community. The 1980’s seemed to hit the minority communities pretty hard. With…
Name: Nikki Giovanni
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
Family history: her family is best known for their poetry
The school Nikki Giovanni attended was she was young is St .Simons school where she completed 5th 6th 7th 8th grade.
Her father was telling her that she won’t be any thing when she was growing up. The only one to believe in her was her mother.
She had to fight against publish her first book .
She won noble peace prize for best known book writer in April 5,2008.…
Although hip-hop is currently being offered at Los Sabrosos, there is considerable room for expansion if deemed profitable. It is important that additions of other dance styles outside the studio’s specialty, Salsa, be added only after careful consideration of image and profit implecations.
Hip-Hop is now a popular style…
progress through difficult times. I am specifically choosing to examine the different styles of rap within the hip-hop/rap genre of my itunes partially because this is my favorite genre and is the most abundant type of music in my library. Also I find it very interesting to examine styles of music and compare them to other styles. The main differences between old school rap and new school rap are flow, production, rhyming techniques and styles, and subject matter. Flow is the way in which an MC delivers…
Spousal privilege doesn’t apply here.
3. Attorney Vinny meets with his client, Kobe Bryant, to discuss the specifics of a contract Vinny is drafting for Mr. Bryant. During the course of this meeting, Kobe tells Vinny that he blew up an unoccupied school bus three years ago.
a. Is this information privileged?
Answer: Yes, it is privileged.
4. After Dr. Ramsey accidentally amputates Amare Stoudamire’s leg while removing a splinter, the doctor offers not to charges Mr. Stoudamire for services rendered…
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