In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, history is rewritten regularly to fit into the most recent political ideas. This concept, written in a novel 70 years ago, reflects the reality of how the history of racism is
Emma, I think you provide valuable insight about embracing trying new things and how it can create positive change in your life. I like how you acknowledged that everyone’s comfort zone is different and thats okay. I read something the other day about a few reasons why stepping out of your comfort zone can be beneficial for people. Here is a link…[Read more]
Kalifa, thank you for sharing this aspect of your life with me. It was a very interesting read learning about your heritage and how you overcame a language barrier. I read an article the otherday explaining how learning good languages is good exercise for your brain. Here is the link if you are interested:…[Read more]
I liked how in your argument you pulled from personal examples that are easy to relate to in order to support your argument. I thought that this post was very insightful yet still able to be lighthearted as well. I think I will definitely continue reading about this topic in the future. I came across an article about some science behind the law of…[Read more]
American students owe 1.5 trillion in student debt. As the numbers it costs to get a college education continue to rise, students feel the pressure to compromise their educations. The issue of the student debt
This discussion really intrigued me. I thought that your research on Australia’s system was amazing. It helped me see a difference in a country that supports education and one the encourages it, but doesn’t support it, like the U.S. I found an article that talks about how U.S. colleges are spending most of their money on unnecessary amenities rather than using their money to help the students. While the student problem lies with the inability to pay off debt, it’s worth a minute to look into why college costs so much. This article might help: https://www.usnews.com/news/college-of-tomorrow/articles/2014/09/22/why-college-costs-so-much-overspending-on-faculty-amenities
Audrey, you bring up an important issue in American society today. As I get nearer to my graduation, I am seeing more and more reasons the US college debt crisis must be confronted. I found the way you compared US and Australian student debt to be helpful. It allowed me to see some of the things we need to fix with our system. You might want to look at the article I attached below. It provides some information about how other countries handle student debt. I hope to hear your thoughts in the future. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/13/cost-of-college-tuition-around-the-world.html
Audrey, I think you make some extremely valuable points, but for the student loan situation to improve. America must rebuild it. Or rethink it. We need to look at similar countries with similar systems such as Australia, and learn how to implement that into our system. The way student loans work now is horrible due to students not being able to pay or not wanting to take up a certain loan. Which in the long run is forcing student to forfeit some excellent education at higher end Universities. First tuition prices should be set to a comfortable standard along with available scholarships for everyone, and with proper financial aid. It’s just the small things that can make a difference. If more people/companies decide to help students. The better. It is all about rethink the student loan system.
This is a topic that is very important in today’s society. I found it most interesting that Australia’s payment system waits for students to have a higher income level. In the U.S., it is expected you start paying immediately. My question is, how do you propose the United States implements these methods of payment? You gave a brief explanation of the system, but not exactly how this system would work in the United States. I actually found an article (https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/upshot/america-can-fix-its-student-loan-crisis-just-ask-australia.html) that delves deeper into the America/Australia student debt comparison. I think if you further elaborate on how this system would work, I would definitely come back to read more.
David, I think the question you have posed have caused me to reflect on my own answer on the purpose of the world. I thought it was interesting how you were questioning the legitimacy of our lives if they hypothetically predetermined. I too have wondered this before. I really liked your quote “nothing happens for a reason; it just happens because…[Read more]
I thought where you said “the US has roughly half of the worlds civilian owned guns, and in addition to this we have one of the highest gun related homicide rates in the world among developed nations.” was a really interesting statistic because I think guns are so normalized in our society but it opens it up to a new perspective when you look at…[Read more]
I agree with your argument that minimum wage should be increased. I liked how you explained the argument for both sides. One quote that stood out to me was when you said “The money given to the employees will go right back into the economy because the working class is the main consumers” I think this quote summarizes my beliefs on why minimum wage…[Read more]
Amani, I really like the way you structured your argument. I think your transitions flowed well together. I didn’t realize the impact violent video games have on a youth population although it makes sense how you explains that it is violent video games in combination with other factors, such as an unstable family life. I think this insight will…[Read more]
Net neutrality refers to the concept that internet providers should allow access equally to online content without judgement of the subject matter. June 11, 2018, net neutrality was officially repealed.
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.