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Children Raising themselves teachers entering the building in fear of their students and a failing system in an infrastructure not fit for animals Todays society sees a number of students fall through the cracks This statement is a generalization not all children raised in an impoverished single parent homes become the stereotype More often then not students who are failed by parents and the public school system do however turn to alternative options Although most Americans are aware of the situation it is not easy to understand the solution No Child by Nilaja Sun shows the reader a different prospective Where it is often difficult to understand the childs point of view it is easy to identify with the characters in this play No Child gives a humorous aspect to a dysfunctional system and asks the reader is it worth the struggle By thoroughly examining exactly how these children have lived one can garner a much better understanding of if the struggle is worth the reward The most effective character in the play is Ms Sun Loosely based on Nilaja Sun herself the portrayal of the character is of an actress struggling to pay her rent Sun takes part in a teaching program for the arts in a school notorious for difficult children and more security then teachers In choosing Our Countries Good Sun chooses a play that is similar to the way the children she is teaching live Sun asks herself on the subway why she picked this play The students shout out explanations We treated like convicts every day 1504 Without realizing it Sun chose a play with social constraints similar to the ones the children face At one point Ms Sun tries to leave the school and passes through the metal detector The police man asks her for a pass finds out she is a teaching artist
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