Title: The Sanctuary of School by Linda Barry and College Prepares People for Life by Freeman Harboski; compare and contrast
The two essays, “The Sanctuary of School,” by Linda Barry and “ College Prepares People for Life”; Freeman Hrabowski has similarities, both writers concerned with the education of students. Both essays imply that schools may not be doing enough to have students ready for life and college. They differ as Barry view is from elementary school and Hrawoski view is preparing students for college. Their upbringing is drastically different.
Barry’s piece is a remembrance of her memories of being a seven-year-old. Barry is a very well know comic strip illustrator Ernie Pook’s Comeek. She received the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. In July 2016, she was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame. She is presently an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In contrast to Freeman Hrabowski’s home life was; “ I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hard-working parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics”. (Hrabowski) He is known for his research, and many publications focus on skill and math, with a particular emphasis on minority participation and education.
Linda Barry essay is a commentary on the public school systems. She opposes school budget cuts that unfortunately cut out art and music and creative activities and after-school programs. Barry was from an unhappy, unstable, low-income home. At school, Barry was able to find a sanctuary. Not all children who have a difficult life at home and in school can find this. Barry found what she called her life preserver. “I was with my teacher, and in a while, I was going to sit at my desk,...