My name is Matthew Escalante and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
One thing I liked about what you wrote was
Something I have a question about is Do you have any pets of your own?
how you treat dog abuse as a serious problem. I like it because that is a serious problem how an animal is treated to be less than us. Another thing I liked as well how you say what dogs are going through and the regions we should look at.
Thank you for sharing your project!
My name is regina and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you care about animals and dogs. Im a dog person so i do get sad and upset when people kill dogs for money and dog meat is just all gross and gross people.
Something I have a question about is how can i show my support? what else can i do when i see a homeless dog around?
Thank you for sharing your project!
Regina Rayon R.
I just read your blog post and I really enjoy how you guys want to help support dogs and end their suffering. I truly believe that dogs are treated poorly and shouldn’t be eaten because that is just cruel. They are defenseless animals and deserve to be taken care of. One question I have for you guys is where could we donate to help this cause? Thank you for sharing this blog.
My name is Ruth and I am pretty surprised that you included information involving koreans eating dogs. My question for you is, do you think it is possible to change their eating habits when it comes to consuming dogs?
I am not am animale owner but iI have always love them especially dogs. I like how you really have the desire of helping animals and not just in general but the ones in need. Also, you have come up with a great plan.
As an animal lover I truly hate how some people treat animals. For example, some owners abuse their own dogs which I find insane. So, my question for you is, why do you think people abuse the animals they’ve grown close to? Do you think it’s because they are incapable of showing affection or are they just evil people who want to cause harm to animals that have grown to trust them?
my name is shirel and i really enjoyed your blog i like how your trying to help out animals im personally a animal lover and i think the fact that dogs are mistreated preat my heart so i support you guys all the way i think we should all supports.
I understand the way you feel about these poor innocent animals, and you’re right about how they get treated unfairly. I agree with the donations, we should donate to these poor animals because they really need it. But is this plan of yours only for dogs? or for different animals like wild animals?
I hope you are having a wonderful day. My name is Luz Avalos and I agree with what you are saying about these abused animals. I don’t understand how people can be cruel enough to mistreat these innocent animals. I really like your idea of donating to those animals that are mistreated. My question for you is, what influenced you to start the donation?
My name is Kevin and i really liked your post since i had a dog that has been mistreated. I really don’t know how people can be cruel to animals. Keep sharing your ideas about ways to change the environment for these innocent dogs.
My name is Melissa and I am a sophomore at Oakland Unity High School. Firstly, thank you for bringing more attention to this issue because I believe that buy doing more of what you are doing we can really help educate those who are uninformed about this subject and hopefully make a difference. I really liked how you included an example as to how dogs are being abused and mistreated and also the fact that you mentioned how your school is planning on educating people about this subject. My question for you though is why did you choose to specifically talk about dogs? There are so many other animals out there that are experiencing the same abuse as dogs and by teaching others about those other animals we will have a bigger chance at making change.
Im grateful for your blog because you talk about real things that are happening like how young kids can be recruited into gangs and it effects families by seeing there young son growing up by joining these gangs. I also like how you wrote about peer pressuring and that a real thing that happens to kids everywhere not just in gangs…[Read more]
Improving Education in Oakland
Did you know that in the past year the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) cut about nine million dollars off of school funding? (Romero). How much did that impact the schools and
I agree with your topic because Oakland schools are really going through it with not a lot funding. One sentence you wrote that stand out to me is, ” This matters because the actions of one person caused an entire community to fall short of what they need.” I think this is very strong because teachers in this school give so many unnecessary papers that we run out of paper.
I am fascinated by the fact that you wrote about “Money” and how it relates to schools because it is something that we need. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, ” OUSD has to change the way they are distribute resources once they get the budget cut problem under control so that there is equity in the resources each school gets and students like Wu get the resources they need.” I think that this is true because everyone should be able to have the chance to get the same resources as everyone else to succeed. Another sentence that I liked was, ” Prioritizing the students is what must come first, everything else can come second because the entire reason that OUSD is there, is to bring quality education to Oakland kids.” This stood out for me because prioritizing students should come first. I agree with you throughout your blog post that schools budgets are being cut and we students deserve to have everything we need to succeed. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like the way you think, not just about yourself, but of the whole community. You care about everyone having what they need.
dear sofia,I want to agree to what your claim is because some people are actually scared of the hurricanes and thing that are happening right now like in mexico and we don’t know what could happen in the future if there will be a bigger earthquake that can hit and ruin like lots of cities. I also want to agree with you because he climate changes…[Read more]
Dear jalayah,I agree to your claim because it is true that a lot of students can’t afford college so they have to drop out which I believe that there should be colleges that you don’t have to pay a lot of money so that the kids that are studying can get the opportunity to be a cop or something that changes the world or changes the way we see…[Read more]
One quote that you wrote that really stands out to me is “racism has been a part of this world for years now and i want it to end already” this quote stood out because this is true that there has been racism for a long time and it need to end and i think that the only way we could end it is to start with this generation
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