James Baldwin's A Talk To Teachers

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In James Baldwin’s, A Talk to Teachers, he starts out by explaining how “current times are very dangerous” because of the American social order being attacked from within. Baldwin believed that the purpose of education was to teach students to observe the world around them and enable them to be able to make their own decisions, however the schools are not trying to create those kind of students instead they are making sure to create students that become citizens that simple obey society, which he believed would ultimately lead to societies to “perish” if they succeed in creating absent minded citizens. If students are not taught to think for themselves, they will not be able to recognize wrongs in society and then will not try to change them.

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