• I believe the world is what you make of it. The world is so full of opportunities for everyone. Throughout my life I have always been told that you can do anything, be anything you want to be, and achieve

  • In the book, The Glass Castle talks about a girl who grew up in poverty and grew up to be a successful woman living in New York City. Poverty is something that sweeps the nation today in the United States. “In 2

    • Emilee, I loved your piece on the effects of poverty in our nation. The way that you used the relation of a book you read to current national events makes the topic easier to understand. My favorite part was your last paragraph, when you said “Poverty is a hard thing for all people to understand no matter your social class to how others might be living.” because it really shows the variance of poverty. I also think that it was good that you added your sources, you could maybe look at this website if you needed more information, https://www.thenation.com/article/democrats-congress-house-anti-poverty-agenda-economic-justice/. Overall I loved your writing, thank you for sharing your views.

    • I really enjoyed your article it talks about many valuable things we as a society have to look at before taking action on poverty. First defining it and understanding its condition. I also liked your Glass Castle reference I also read the same book a few years ago, and the things that Jeannette went through definitely made her a better and stronger person than she would’ve been in different circumstances. I also believe like you said single parents are more likely to have their kids drop out of school and its important to look at how poverty can affect education. Here is a link that may interest you: https://www.childfund.org/Content/NewsDetail/2147489206/.

    • Sera replied 2 months ago

      This is a very important issue in our country. I think that The Glass Castle does a good job of showing how children raised in poverty often don’t consider realize they are doing so, as they think that it is the norm.

    • Lina replied 1 month ago

      Dear Emilee :

      I am happy with your post, “How Poverty affects the nation,” because it is very informative. I like it because it relates to my topic. The facts will help me with my blog.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Does Poverty define you or does Poverty make you stronger?” I think this is interesting because it makes me think a lot. The question is really deep.

      Another sentence that I liked was: “ “Social science tells us that children raised by single parents are significantly more likely to have children young, to drop out of high school, and to work less as young adults.” This stood out for me because I didn’t know this before.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was reading a story about someone going through poverty. They struggled to meet ends meet too. They were forced into an unhealthy lifestyle.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are doing a great job. I like it and it will help me with my class.

  • Teo,
    I agree that many people take our freedoms in America for granted and we don’t truly know any different. Us slightly educated people do know that immigrants aren’t terrorist, rapists, or aren’t just here to take our jobs. So many people in America do believe that they are and fear them. There is no reason to fear them and we will keep…[Read more]

  • The American Creed can be preserved in so many different ways but I believe it comes down to core values. Freedom, liberty, equality, and opportunity are what many believe to be the American dream. The American

    • The part about perseverance was very inspiring and I agree that it is crucial to being American.

  • Hallo Penelope,
    I understand your argument about how large amount of plastics not being recycled ca hurt the earth and animals/wildlife. over all it is a unrealistic goal to get rid of the use of bottles all together

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