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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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    Africa is the least educated continent in the world with 21 percent of 20 to 24-year-olds have less than four years of education. Sub-Saharan Africa is Africa’s least educated region. It has the highest rates o

    Lack of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Africa is the least educated continent in the world with 21 percent of 20 to 24-year-olds have less than four years of education. Sub-Saharan Africa is Africa’s least educated region. It has the highest rates of education exclusion in...

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  • I appreciate and can relate with your article. As the children of immigrant parents, I have often had to deal with balancing assimilation into American culture with preservation of my original culture. Your suggestion to overcome this dilemma by refusing to act on prejudice is one I support, encourage, and agree to act on as well.

  • Your article was very eye-opening Josh. I never thought that I would believe that bread could be damaging to trees Josh. I am not still sure about my opinion but will get back to you on that Josh. I’m back Josh. I don’t agree with your opinion Josh. I think the stapled bread hurts the environment Josh. However, I appreciate the different examples…Read More

  • Great insight! Your elaboration on police brutality was well thought and eye-opening.I never really gave much thought unequal status police officers could have in a courtroom.

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    Article 1: Big Government Undermines Freedom and Prosperity

    Claim: More government control on the economy through taxes compromises the ideals of a free market while giving the rich an unfair

    Opposing Viewpoints: Government Control on the Economy

    Article 1: Big Government Undermines Freedom and Prosperity Claim: More government control on the economy through taxes compromises the ideals of a free market while giving the rich an unfair disadvantage.Evidence / Justification: Wealthy entrepreneurs create jobs for people. Higher...

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    • Josh, I loved how articulate and substantial your claim was. I liked how you utilized two articles, both clear and concise. It was good to concede some points and acknowledge the validity of other arguments. Your argument was well-grounded and coherent. Thanks for taking the time to compare opposing viewpoints and articulate which is better in your view.

  • I never knew that “under God” wasn’t in the original pledge. I wonder why “under God” was added in the 50’s. Could be something to look up for later.

  • Very eye-opening. It’s interesting to think how an activity we use for leisure and down-time could potentially cause us more stress and sadness in the long-run.

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    When relearning the American Independence story, I began thinking about the story of independence of my home country Democratic Republic of Congo. I was disheartened to find that the little I did know about

    The United States and Political Corruption in the Congo (DRC)

    When relearning the American Independence story, I began thinking about the story of independence of my home country Democratic Republic of Congo. I was disheartened to find that the little I did know about Congo’s independence was very different...

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    • I didn’t know the connection between the DRC’s battle for a true democracy and the Cold War or the USA’s role within the country. I wonder if more former colonized nations in Africa have struggled in similar ways and what the impact of developed nations on the developing nations has been, whether direct or indirect.

    • Joshua, this is fantastic! I had no idea how failed democracy was tied to these nations, specifically the DRC. This piece makes one think about other failed nations in the world, or even developing countries who got started later than America, or were pushed down by other world powers. Your statement, “Understanding how political corruption has been built into the Congo’s history starting months after its independence gives me a new perspective on events in Congo today. ” resonated with me because I had the exact same thought after reading your piece. Well done!
      -erica

    • Joshua, this is fantastic! I had no idea how failed democracy was tied to these nations, specifically the DRC. This piece makes one think about other failed nations in the world, or even developing countries who got started later than America, or were pushed down by other world powers. Your statement, “Understanding how political corruption has been built into the Congo’s history starting months after its independence gives me a new perspective on events in Congo today. ” resonated with me because I had the exact same thought after reading your piece. Well done!
      -erica

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