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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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    Since 2008, more than 72 percent of Americans have used some sort of social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. There are multiple reasons why society uses social media, it makes people more

    Is Social Media good for Society?

    Since 2008, more than 72 percent of Americans have used some sort of social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. There are multiple reasons why society uses social media, it makes people more involved with things going...

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    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

    Tablets or Textbooks for School?

    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 rates are lowering due to...

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    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

    Should All Americans be entitled to Health Care?

    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 health care, because their...

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    • 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

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    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

    Homework is Becoming a Problem.

    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 to students,...

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    • 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.

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    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

    Recycling and Global Warming

    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 idea is...

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    • 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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