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The United States as a society rarely agree on anything When forced with a decision making process there is hardly ever a unanimous outcome The reason for this is usually because of the multiple options and possibilities available to us Education is a major topic that the country is almost always disputing over Three authors Allan Bloom CH Knoblauch and Deborah Tannen have researched and looked into different types of education and literacy and show how our country cannot agree on one specifically and how they affect students Each author shows important information that help to give an understanding of how education literacy and students are related To start with in The Student and the University by Allan Bloom it is said that there is no universal agreement on the courses a student should take in college 424 The articles main point is to show that colleges no longer give students a liberal education Instead universities are pushing the students into specialization Bloom shows three different ways students are going through college that do not qualify as liberal education The Cornell Plan The Breadth of Study approach and The Great Books approach 425-428 The Cornell Plan was a six year PhD program that rushed student through school if they already knew their intended major and career The Breadth of Study approach consisted of students taking courses in their universitys main disciplines The Great Books approach had students reading a selection of books that were generally recognized as classics Bloom believes that this is the best solution to the decrease in liberal education All of these have changed our vision of liberal education Bloom concludes that liberal education has been replaced in modern school by specialization 423 Next CH Knoblauch wrote Literacy and the Politics of Education to show that we have no set definition for literacy 451 He states that there are
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