No Son

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Submitted By cwillia3
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13 Feb 2014
English 104
No Child Left Behind The author Nilaja sun of the play "No Child" gives insight to the no child left behind act established in the year 2001 by President George W Bush. The purpose of this play is to give an interpersonal commentary of what todays education is faced with. Nijala Sun uses the play Our Countries Good to open the eyes of New York City youth. The education of children in the country has been addressed through commentary that utilizes the terms set in place by the act: Doing so the author expresses redeemable weakness’, while teaching under a systematic agenda, that takes students from a place of ignorance to challenging the NO child left behind act.

Nilaja Sun set the tone of her play in a classroom in the public school of Martin Luther King High in New York City. In this diverse setting the students could be characterized as misfits and deviant from societies norm, these students are subject to the No Child Left Behind act. Nilaja Sun uses theatrics to challenge the minds of the students that help make up the statistics of this act. An educator that does not agree with this idea challenges students mind beyond what is expected. "The mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."(Mandela)

Nilaja Sun play's a teacher actress that enters the classroom that is faced with various weaknesses and personalities. One of the students named Philip is diagnosed with having a speech impediment. Without foreknowledge Sun has Philip read something only to figure out that Philip has a hard time pronouncing the words. What is interesting at this point, Sun realizes she is put in situations that she was not necessarily ready for. Instead of allowing Phillip to return back to the state of sitting down she has Phillip arise, to then puts Philip through a series of empowering questions that pushes…...

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