Essay #2

#2 Argumentative Essay 

What is the Purpose of Education? (800-900 words)

An article about A Talk to Teachers by James Baldwin

The most quoted line from “A Talk to Teachers” may be this one: “The paradox of education is precisely this—that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” A teacher, Baldwin believed, should push students to understand that the world was molded by people who came before, and that it can be remolded into something new.