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    Should Schools Give Summer Homework?

    In the article “Should Schools Give Summer Homework?” (Upfront, 2022 subscription required) two experts debate this specific question and the outcomes of each decision. Harris Cooper begins by declaring that continuous instruction leads to more and better learning. He...

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    • Dear Rebecca,
      I am Interested in your post, “Should Schools give summer Homework?”, because I also agree that schools should not give summer homework just for the main reason that during the school year enough homework is given to students and that causes stress so if having even more work during the summer is something that shouldn’t be allowed.

      One sentence that stood out to me is, “For these reasons, I considered that it is important and necessary for students’ minds to begin a school year fresh and rested, without summer homework, rather than stressed or burned out because of it.” I think this is interesting because students should be able to have that freedom of not having no homework or to have that time in summer to focus on themselves and to have a break with no homework.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I could tell that you know what you are doing. Your thoughts are very interesting and your vocabulary is something I admire about your writing.

      Stefanie Figueroa-Loera

  • Dear Ismael:

    I am intrigued by your post, “What Does it Mean to be American?” because from the title alone I was able to instantly process different answers. It was intriguing to know what you were going to discuss and as I began reading I found that we shared the idea that America has a lot of diversity. 

    One sentence you wrote that sta…Read More

  • Dear Jaden,

    I am moved by your poem, “Aren’t We All The Same,” because it presented ideas that appeal to my emotions and the thoughts I share about said ideas and questions. It also got me thinking about the questions on a deeper and more personal level which is impressive. 

    One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “We need to stop…Read More

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    Hispanic Culture

    In the article, “Celebrating Hispanic Culture,” (btw, 2022) I learned that the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, to highlight the culture of more than 60 million people who come from a Hispanic...

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  • Dear Lesly,

     I am relieved by your post, “Mental Health of Athletes,” because it is relieving to know that people are speaking up about this topic. It is important to understand that just like any other person, athletes have struggles that impact negatively their mental health, with the difference that people expect them to only show their str…Read More

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