A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League Essay | Essay

Ron Suskind
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A Hope in the Unseen

Summary: Examines the book, A Hope in the Unseen, by Ron Suskind. Describes why it should be required reading for all new teachers. It touches on funding issues and the irrelevance of standardized testing.
A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind is an amazingly touching story for any future teacher. It gives hope to every student who is trying to make it in life. It enforces the importance of teacher expectations, human capital, and cultural capital. It touches on funding issues and the irrelevance of standardized testing. Cedric Jennings' life was everything but easy. He never had the opportunity to take the short, easy path, instead always being forced onto the long, winding road; in Cedric's case it gradually led to a world of success. Everyone, future teachers and others alike, should take the lessons in this story to heart, both as an example and as inspiration.

Set high goals... achieve high goals. This should be the theme in every classroom. It is a proven fact that when teachers set higher expectations for their students that the students achieve greater things...

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