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I am supposed to find out the purpose of my education if there is one at all, I really am not sure if my education so far has had a purpose maybe by the end the purpose will come out. So I will tell everything I remember about the schools I went to I hope if finding out the purpose. I went to four different elementary schools: Normandy Elementary, some genius school that I only went to for six months and I canít remember the name of it, Harrison Elementary, and Prather Elementary. I went to two middle schools the first was Coolidge Middle School and then there was Middle School East. I only went to one high school, Milford High School that was the first time I went to a school and actually stayed there the whole time. Then I went on to Quinsigamond Community College and then to MassBay Community College where I am right now. All of these schools are different they each have their own way of teaching the students, and some of them are definitely better than others.
The first school that I went to was Normandy Elementary; I was there from kindergarten to the fourth grade. Normandy was an almost all African American school and I felt that I always stuck out quite a bit. I also was never challenged at Normandy they gave me the easiest stuff and I basically just shot through all of my classes. I guess thatís why I ended up at the genius school but when I got there everything just seemed really hard and I could never fully keep up with the other kids. The teachers at that school were great and they tried to help me out but I always felt like I wasnít good enough for that school and I was right. The reason that the genius school was too hard for me is because Normandy gave all the kids work that was below them so that they could coast right through and just get out of the school without any problems. The good thing about the genius school was that it had the newest stuff like good computers, new books, teachers that actually cared, and kids that were nicer. I only stayed at that school for six months because my parents got divorced and we had to move to a different state. My next school was Harrison Elementary, I really didnít like that school at all. I was going through a rough time and didnít want to deal with school at all, but the school did not understand that so I basically failed almost every subject. I only spent about a year at Harrison before we move to a different neighborhood and I had to go to Prather Elementary. Prather had a really strange way of teaching they would split each subject into four levels with first level being the highest and fourth level being the lowest. I was always in the fourth level in almost every class so I was being taught slower than the kids in the higher levels. I donít get how teaching a kid slower will help that kid catch up with everyone else but thatís how the school taught.
Then I went on to Coolidge Middle School it basically had the same system as Prather did but we had to go to seven sometimes eight classes a day. It had itís differences like the kind of classes they made me take like home economics, technology, art and music classes along with the usual math, English and sciences. Coolidge wasnít that good of a school because it was very overcrowded over a thousand kids went to that school and I heard that more are going now. The teachers barely had time for you because there were over thirty something kids in the class and we never had enough books we always had to share with another kid. I only spent about six months at Coolidge till I had to move to Massachusetts and Middle School East. Middle School East was a lot tougher than any of my other schools, the kids were way ahead of me in almost every subject and I felt a little stupid. The school
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Pedagogy, Middle school, Youth, Nelle A. Coley
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