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    Dear Secretary Devos,

    Americans have accepted the fact that a solid education is what will determine the future of our country, and of ourselves.  However, we need to look at the fact that not everyone is

    Dear Betsy Devos, It's In Your Hands.

    Dear Secretary Devos, Americans have accepted the fact that a solid education is what will determine the future of our country, and of ourselves.  However, we need to look at the fact that not everyone is receiving the same education...

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    Education is everything to Americans.  We want to live a comfortable life, have a stable job, and we grow up learning that we have to go to college to achieve this.  Children and teens learn that college is a n

    Our Future is in Danger

    Education is everything to Americans.  We want to live a comfortable life, have a stable job, and we grow up learning that we have to go to college to achieve this.  Children and teens learn that college is a...

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    • Maddie, I agree with your stance on education to promote the advancing of society. I agree that the government needs to allocate more money to the states for inner city education funding. I live in a state with a fairly underfunded educational system, and I find this topic very interesting. I believe a huge education reform needs to occur in the next decade for our future generations. I have researched into foreign education and found that countries like Finland and Sweden have very advanced education systems that have much more sensibility ingrained in them. I enjoyed reading your article and would like to see where your research takes you. Here is a link to an article about European education:http://www.businessinsider.com/finland-education-beats-us-2017-5

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    In today’s society it seems that getting an education is necessary and inevitable.  The law tells minors that we must attend school which makes getting an education unavoidable.  Society tells us that going to s

    Education Reform

    In today's society it seems that getting an education is necessary and inevitable.  The law tells minors that we must attend school which makes getting an education unavoidable.  Society tells us that going to school and receiving an education...

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    Pap is Huckleberry Finn’s father.  Huck describes him by saying he was around fifty, with long, greasy, black hair that his eyes shine through, and skin that had no color to it whatsoever (Twain 17).  He also des

    Huckleberry Finn: Is Pap More Than an Abusive Father?

    Pap is Huckleberry Finn’s father.  Huck describes him by saying he was around fifty, with long, greasy, black hair that his eyes shine through, and skin that had no color to it whatsoever (Twain 17).  He also describes his...

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    Chapters 1 through 5

    “Yes, he’s got a father, but you can’t never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain’t been seen in these parts for a year or more.”

    Foreshadowing in Huckleberry Finn

    Chapters 1 through 5 "Yes, he's got a father, but you can't never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain't been seen in these parts for a year or...

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    • There are many moments where there are clear signs of foreshadowing in the book, and I think you chose a good one because it sets the stage for the rest of the story regarding Huck’s father and his behavior. I definitely agree with how you pointed out that the presence of parents affect the child and how they act.

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    I believe in the capabilities of one’s own mind.  The amount of power you can find within yourself is exponential compared to what we find in others.  Whether it be ways to help yourself or ways to help other peo

    Ideas from Within

    I believe in the capabilities of one’s own mind.  The amount of power you can find within yourself is exponential compared to what we find in others.  Whether it be ways to help yourself or ways to help other...

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    • Maddie,
      I really loved your piece because I think having enough confidence to stand up for yourself is something a lot of people struggle with. There are times when listening to others can help, but it’s also really important to listen to your gut! Thank you so much for sharing your piece!

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    The population of the United States makes up only 5% of the world’s total population yet we house 25% of the world’s inmates.  If petty crimes that don’t put others lives at risk didn’t yield such high

    Mass Incarceration

    The population of the United States makes up only 5% of the world's total population yet we house 25% of the world's inmates.  If petty crimes that don't put others lives at risk didn't yield such high punishment, I...

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    • The mass incarcerations have been an issue. The fact that 25% of the world’s population is incarcerated does not seem right to me. The fact that this person talks about how petty crimes should have a not as severe punishment is something i agree with. Just like the fact that these little things make drastic changes in someone’s life is not good to me. Especially if those things are false.

      • Oh, I meant that 25% of the world’s inmates can be found in America not that 25% of the world’s population is incarcerated.

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