October 24, 2013
What’s Fair is Fair?
A successful cartoon is a humorous drawing with serious insight. The humorous part of the cartoon I selected is, a student received a D on his test and tells the teacher he was limited to correct answers. When in fact on a test the teacher is only looking for correct answers. This cartoon is giving insight into education and what is fair. This cartoon is relevant in today’s society because of some people’s belief that it’s not fair to judge how smart someone is solely off of test scores. Because the cartoon is so simple to understand, it provides great insight into the fairness of education.
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The student who received the D on his test may actually be very smart, but the school he is attending is just very challenging. His quote in the cartoon “I fell like you’re limiting me to correct answers” actually points out what is unfair in education. It is unfair to judge a students abilities in the classroom just based on raw test scores. Educators need to look deeper below the surface to find out how smart a student really is. Because when a student is out working in the real world it wont matter how well they did on exams. What will matter is how they can retain and use information provide to them.
While test scores can indicate strong and week students, it should not be the only determining factor in how smart someone is. It’s only fair to look at the student’s ability as a whole to determine how smart they actually are. This cartoon shows that sometimes our education system has faults. Faults that can only be fixed by not putting so much emphasis on test scores. Scores will never be the way to truly tell how smart someone is.
This carton successfully shows serious insight into the world of education, while still maintaining innocence and humor. It portrays the fairness in today’s education system. While testing students is important, its not a great indicator on showing how smart someone truly is. The simple nature of the cartoon attracts the reader, but the message in it sticks with the reader for some time. It shows how powerful cartoons, and the messages in them can be.