In this world we live in, people are just uneasy with things that go against them. Philip Garber, a student at a college had a teacher which fits the previous statement. That’s because if anything people can help stutters with, it would be patience. People are losing patience for small things that needn’t any force to get them through. Many examples in history have been recorded, but I guess people are not learning from examples. A case that matches the uneasy patience with things is with stutters. This case is very easy to deal with, but people tend to ignore it. That leads to a very narrow path for people with stutter problem to go through. The problem is very dangerously ignored that ignoring it is the danger itself.
Philip Garber Jr., was depressed by his teacher when he raised his hand trying to ask a question. She turned his motivations down by not call on him after raising his hand for a very long time. “He kept his hand aloft for much of the 75-minute session, but the professor did not call on him.” (Pena 517) After class, she sent him an email telling him to not talk in class as it takes other student’s time and distracts the learning environment. “What learning environment I should ask?” He was there to learn! But it turns out that his teacher didn’t except people to take long when asking questions. This really makes it difficult to explain, as the teacher is always there to teach, even if it takes some time.
I believe that Philip Garber Jr., a victim of censorship. That’s because no matter what his problems are, in class he is there to learn. “Two students in Ms. Snyder’s class, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid alienating their teacher, said that Philip did take up more time than the other students, but not egregiously so, and that his contributions were solid.” (Pena 518) Stuttering can take some time, but it helps the student with the problem. When a student talks more often, after time his stuttering will become less. Problems are fixed this way, not by avoiding them like the teacher did. It makes it hard for people like him to learn in such environments like this student has witnessed. When faced with replies like the teacher’s, the student will feel different from everyone. He will feel very uncomfortable to even learn anything. He will not have the opportunity to express his views and ideas. Everyone has a view in his own mind, and asking this student to keep quiet is keeping ideas and knowledge from the world. More importantly, people with stuttering problems are still humans, just like everyone else. It isn’t fair to keep them shut and everyone else can talk. When a person is turned down for something like this, the problem isn’t from him; the problem is from the person who looked at him differently. I understand that he can take long to talk, however; this does not mean he will take the whole class period to ask a question.
People need to understand...