• Textbooks have been a classroom necessity for a long time, but now it seems that tablets, and laptops have become more of a necessity for a successful learning environment in the classroom. Textbook publishing

  • I totally agree that saving money is extremely important for our future. Money is a necessity in this world, and without money, we can’t live a successful life.

  • Hey Luke,
    I did a discussion on health care as well, and I totally agree with all of your points. One thing I think you could’ve added is more examples of health care situations so we can get a better idea. Here is a website I think might interest you. 🙂 https://www.modernhealthcare.com/

  • Health insurance is such a big necessity in today’s day in age, however, approximately nine percent of all Americans to not have access to it. I personally, believe every American citizen should have access to

    • Hello Matt! Great article! I especially love the part where you talk about how, with health care, we can all live happier lives because we wouldn’t have to worry as much. Heres and article listing the pros and cons of your article (https://healthcare.procon.org/)

      from Ben

  • Emmanuel,
    I thought your article about immigrants in the U.S was really interesting because I never really thought about all of the different ethnic groups in our country, it is really fascinating to see what this country has become because of immigrants. I also thought your thoughts on the American Dream were really inspiring as well, and I agree…[Read more]

  • Matt commented on the post, It's Bed Time! 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Kaya,
    I found your article about sleep really interesting. Sleep is something we all need to live healthily. What I liked about it the most was the problems that causes sleep deprivation, and also the benefits that sleep gives us in our everyday lives. Here is an article I think you might like based off your article.…[Read more]

  • Homework is a part of every students life, and the question is, is homework really beneficial? And does homework lead you to have a successful future? There have been many studies to see if homework is beneficial

    • Matt,
      I agree that there has to be something done about homework. I do believe there is some basis for assigning homework, but it has to be reasonable. More and more, it seems that a teacher gives a 15 minute lecture on a subject, then says “here’s your homework assignment for tonight”. The homework then takes quadruple the amount of time to complete that the teacher even spent to teach the concept. Teachers try to explain that repetition is the key to mastering a concept. I disagree, instead the Teacher should repeat the lesson that is being taught. A good teacher should be able to come up with various methods of communicating the concept that is being taught, especially given the number of years the Teacher has been teaching. It is undisputed that students don’t all learn the same way, so the pressure should be put on a Teacher to effectively teach the lesson. If a Teacher’s tenure, compensation, or other benefits were in jeopardy if they did not properly teach the concepts, maybe the need for homework would not be as necessary. My opinion is that if a Student’s grade does not reflect that they know the material being taught, perhaps both the Student and the Teacher should be blamed. Maybe the Teacher should be required to spend more time with students who do not master the materials after the 15 minute instruction period rather than just sending the student home to muddle through something that they obviously have been inadequately taught in the classroom.

    • Dear Matt,

      I 100% agree with this post, because I believe as well that homework is good to an extent, but teachers are starting to give so much more, because they are trying to cover so much more material, but at this point it is only affecting the students. On this website, https://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-more-homework-means-more-stress-031114 I found that homework is causing many more anxiety and stress disorders in students, because it has become such a burden and overwhelming for students.

      Sincerely,
      Emily

    • Matt,
      Hey Matt, after reading your YV post about the homework is very interesting. I personally believe that the homework has gotten out of hand. Kids have lifes outside of school and these students are being completely taken over by teachers with unreasonable expectations. Most of my time off of school is spent doing homework at home. I believe that student work should be kept at school.

  • Hi Yanna, I really enjoyed your article on racial discrimination, I thought it was very interesting on how you went into the psychological aspect of it. Here is another article on racial discrimination you might like https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sgsm19502.doc.htm

  • Hi Louis, I really enjoyed your article about the opioid epidemic. What caught my attention the most was your featured image, I found it very amusing. Like Sam said, it had a lot of grammatical errors, but other than that I thought the article was very educational. Here is another resource you could use for more information of the opioid epidemic.…[Read more]

  • Today, recycling is one of the best ways to conserve energy. Recycling is gathering a collection of old materials, and using them to make new materials or products. The point of the reduce, reuse, and recycle

    • Hello Matt
      I think that this makes a solid statement showing the importance of recycling and how it positively impacts our planet.

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