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By Ahmad Abdul Ali Ahmad is studying for the MCAT.  He is writing timed essays and then working with the group on his approach, planning and Continue reading »

By Ahmad Abdul Ali

Ahmad is studying for the MCAT.  He is writing timed essays and then working with the group on his approach, planning and clarity.  This essay is his first practice essay.  The comment below is a summary of the feedback.

Prompt:

The best kind of education encourages students to question authority.

Write a unified essay in which you accomplish the following tasks.  Explain what you think the above statement means.  Describe a specific situation in which encouraging students to question authority is no the best kind of education.  Discuss what you think determines when students should be encouraged to question authority.

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Education is one of the factors that make one person different from another. The best kind of education is when person uses that education to question the principle, laws that education was based on and explores it to insure it appeals to him or her.  For example, Gallelio was most likely the most educated person of his time and having that knowledge he questioned the authority on issue whether the earth was flat or not. Another example that portrays this point is the civil rights movement. As the number of African Americans received education the more they questioned the authority on the human right issue of segregation. These examples show that education encourages students or anyone to question authority that is not logically coherent.

However, there are situations in which best kind of education does not neccessarly right for students or anyone to question authority. For example, the United States has been in Afghanistan for more than 10 years and still currently resides there. Most army official such as generals, seregents, officers or others have the best kind of education; nevertheless, their education is not best kind to question afghan village leaders. Since these leaders do not stand at the same intellectual level, cultural similarity, and traditions. Moreover, the USA are there to help the country but not to rule, so the army intellects need to be very cautious when questioning the Afghan authority.

There are many factors that determines when one should be encourage to question authority but one the main factors that appeals to most people is justices. The good example to shows this factor with the protest of Egyptian people against the dictatorial government. According to the people of Egypt lacked justices in its system. Being under this government for forty year the authority was question dozen times but not until now the questions were heard.

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