Yes! I know exactly what you are talking about. At my school this has happened to me multiple times, and now I’m a lot more open to different teaching styles. I think it is really important to meet someone before you judge them. I would love to know more about the teachers at your school?
I think you chose a really good topic. When you mentioned in the second paragraph that there is no way to entirely prevent it, I think that was a really good point because it is always going to happen, but there can be steps taken to make teens more responsible with it. Here is a link to a page that I think you might find interesting because of…[Read more]
I chose immigration as my political issue because I knew it was a prominent issue but I was not very educated in the topic. Ever since Trump became the president I have noticed that many more people discuss
Hi Chris, I really enjoyed your article because you touched on such a contradictory topic. I really liked how you pointed out that your sources said our stereotypes may not be correct. “…there are some contradicting opinions on the issue of immigration in the United States. Some polls show that stereotypes are not always correct,…” I really liked this comment because you got your information from an article that took polls. I think that it is important to get many peoples opinions on important debates not just 1 or 2, and you choose and article that used polls. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/573ba69bcf80a1323384f7d6/t/5a254aa553450a9dabcd2c24/1512393382315/Timberlake_et_al-2015-The_Sociological_Quarterly.pdf.I found this article that goes more into the stereotypes of immigrants and how we can “get over” the stereotypes, I think you will like it because it has charts that tell you information about certain stereotypes. I have heard stereotypical slurs in my school and I like that you wrote about some stereotypes being wrong.
I agree with you that America was based of the idea of freedom, and there is no doubt that freedom plays a huge role in the foundation of America, however I think that to answer your question we have to look at how the policies in the constitution are being applied in the country today. Although the country is based on freedom, many of the…[Read more]
I think your topic was very interesting because as seniors in high school we have all experienced and had to study for standardized testing. You made some very interesting points that I have personally experienced, and I think that bringing awareness to this issue is very important. Do you have any ideas on how to possibly fix this?
Hi Natalie, I am also 17 and wondering what I am going to do with my life. I have some ideas, but at this point nothing is final. I would love to travel with my family as well. What type of business are you going to run?
Environmental conservation is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue in today’s world. It is becoming widely known that our environment is crucial to our survival, and if it continues to degrade, so will our
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