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Injustice In Schools Discursive Essay

1207 words - 5 pages

(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 their time carefully the day before so that there wasn't this tired rush in the morning to get to school. It is all a chain of events starting from doing homework late at night. If she didn't fall asleep late that night in the study then she would have had time to pack his work in her school bag before he went to sleep. She also would have been able to hear her alarm and would have woken up in time to get a ride with his mother to school which means her brother wouldn't have had the time to spill the milk and she wouldn't have been caught in the rain. So after that long list of events we can rest the blame on our student, can't we?Well of course we can't, we don't know what they were going through yesterday. They could have been at tutorials until 5:00pm, and then had to get dinner at 5:30pm. Next they could have had to go to piano practice and they probably wouldn't get home until 8:00pm when they have to help put the siblings to bed etc. until they finally get a chance to start doing their homework at 8:30pm. Because each subject is supposed to give you 30 minutes each of homework but most teachers go over that so they give you about 45 minutes and there are 4 subjects to complete. Mathematics was probably the last one to complete and they don't understand it but Dad usually helps with it and has already gone to bed because he has to get up at 5:00am. So poor 'Sally' has to fight...

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