• Johnny, I find it very interesting that your writing about behavioral addiction because you never read about this type of addiction. It’s interesting that genetics play a role in the formation of this addiction. I can’t wait to see what you include in your essay about addiction.

  • Hailey, I really enjoyed reading about your articles. I can’t wait to see what your final essay looks like. I have never read anything that talks about these topics, so this is all new information to me. I find it really interesting that athletes think that their peers look at them as not as smart as others. Hopefully, we can change this mentality.

  • Loreanny, I really enjoyed reading your interpretation of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”. I think you had a very good analysis of the plot, and I highly agree with all the points you made. I also just watched a movie about racism called “Selma”. However, this movie touches on the voting rights act whereas your book touches more on slavery. If…[Read more]

  • There are many minor flaws in the education system that ultimately lead to a much greater overall issue. In an article by Matthew Lynch,  he states 18 reasons the american education system is failing. Some of

    • Yulisa, I think your post is very informative. I think the issue of tenure is one that is really interesting, and that there’s a belief it’s given way to easily and without reason, and just encourages mediocre teacher. I personally agree with these views, and there are a lot of articles that you might find interesting. Here’s a pro-con article that could get you started.
      https://teachertenure.procon.org

    • This is a wonderful post with many great points. Additionally, have you considered taking on the role of teachers and the system as a whole compared to those of other countries? What kind of classroom style works the best? Here’s an article that might help you with some insight on this subject: https://degree.astate.edu/articles/k-12-education/us-compare-in-global-education.aspx

    • Yulisa, this is a very interesting and important topic. I think your comment that there is a collection of small issues that contribute to larger institutional issues is extremely accurate. American education has a lot of room for growth and I think commentary on it, such as this, is crucial to spreading awareness on the issues.

    • Yulisa,
      I think this is a very interesting topic that has so much information behind it. I agree that students study to pass rather than to learn. I’m interested to see what other information you find.

    • Yulisa, I think this is a very important topic that there needs to be more discussion about. You should expand on how the grading system encourages cheating and stress. I am excited to see how your paper turns out.

  • “Expansion of American education” is an article that goes into detail about the evolution of the American education system, and talks about various problems and solutions to increase the quality of education. Eve

    • This is a very interesting topic Yulisa. I think it’s very important to recognize disadvantaged populations and accommodate for that.

    • Very interesting take on this article. This is a topic that is very interesting, as well as relevant in today’s society. This issue is something that we need to take into account when thinking about education, as it is important to give everyone the same access to educational resources, allowing them to better themselves.

  • Jovana, I enjoyed reading about your life! You have amazing interests and hobbies and a great character. I loved reading about how your passionate about music, and how you have kept it throughout your whole life. I have not had the same passion for music as you have had, but it sounds nice to have. Thank you for sharing a little about your life, I…[Read more]

  • Penelope, I really enjoyed reading about your topic. This is something that I can relate to because I know a lot of people, including myself, who believe strongly in astrology. I would love to hear more about different research and studies that have been done to prove the accuracy of astrology.

  • The article I read talks about a variety of problems and solutions for the current American education system. It emphasizes community colleges especially, and talks about the role they play in closing the gap

    • I like this topic Yulisa. Community collages are great that I feel they do not receive the attention that they deserve. I’m glad this is being talked about now, so that more schools can have graduation rates like the LaGuardia Community College did.

  • “A matter of fairness: The Struggle of Betsy DeVos” is an article written by Jay Nordlinger which talks about the story of Devos and the ways in which she wants to change the American Public School System. She

    • I find it interesting that though students are paying increasingly high amounts of money to attend college, they end up dropping out due to a poor grade school education. I would think that such a problem would drive the government to rethink their handling of the US education system. You made a good point in mentioning that the unaffordable education system is the root of all these problems. I am curious as to what Jay Nordlinger would suggest to fix such problems.

  • Yulisa commented on the post, Divergent 3 months ago

    Hello Celeste, your presentation was very fascinating and captured the meaning of the book in a very good light. This is one of my favorite stories and the way you explained it made me remember why I loved reading it so much. This book does a great job with portraying issues with in a society. It shows us the drastic changes that we could…[Read more]

  • I this this is an amazing topic to do this essay on because there is much to be said about it. You did a great job with introducing a couple of reasons as to why human are so amused by the mystery of murders. I hope you get into more details and examples of other famous murderers who have been glorified. This will make for a really interesting essay.

  • There are many minor flaws in the education system that ultimately lead to a much greater overall issue. In an article by Matthew Lynch,  he states 18 reasons the american education system is failing. Some of

    • Abby replied 3 months ago

      Yulisa,

      This is a really interesting topic. I really liked how concisely you summarized these sources and how you thoroughly you explained each concept. I would love to know more about the bias of standardized tests and how that affects minority groups and their college education.

    • Yulisa, you bring up some very important difficulties with the American education system. More often than not, people recognize there is a problem with the current system but fail to identify the causes or solutions. We seem to be spiraling downhill. I appreciated the fact that your article took the time to name some of the most difficult problems with the American school system. I am curious to see what solutions you will propose.

    • Yulisa,

      I think you have a great start to your research. I believe education is the foundation of success and growth, and exploring the flaws of our education system is an important step in growing as a country. An interesting topic that may relate to your research could be the school-to-prison pipeline because it explains more flaws in our education system. Here is a link to an article explaining this https://www.thoughtco.com/school-to-prison-pipeline-4136170.

      Best,

      Isabell

    • I think there are many issues within the education system that need to be discussed, several of which you brought up. However, one question that I thought of while reading your discussion was what is meant by diversity in school? There are many aspects of a person that can make any group of people diverse. One that I think is notable is the growing number of students coming out in school as transgender. In past years, seeing people out as trans before college was rarely seen, but the number is growing these days. What challenges do you think this will pose for the education system? I ask this because standardized tests already hurt minorities by asking about race, but what about how they ask about gender and only give two options? The link is just a video about being trans in school to show that the number of students coming out is growing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bI-zO4bc3o

  • I chose the play Othello. I did act 1, scene 3, lines 208-218. I played the character of Desdemona. My own rehearsal and oral performance taught me a lot about the impact of tone, inflection, volume, and pacing.

  • I think that you made a really good point. You had good examples and data that supported your idea that schools should limit students online speech. However, maybe you could try adding some counter arguments and include examples of how you would argue against these counter arguments. I do agree with you though and think that it’s important for…[Read more]

  • In George Orwell’s book, 1984, he emphasizes the societal problem of people having a negative attitude towards foreigners, especially immigrants and refugees. I think this is a prediction of a problem we are s

  • Adelphe, I found your article very interesting, because of all the ways you explained some of the events that occur in the video. For example, I like where you said that the guns being treated with care shows how Americans care more about keeping the second amendment, than those who die due to guns. I think this video and the movie you mentioned…[Read more]

  • Your article is very fascinating and reaffirmed many things I have learned in my history classes. I like how you related this information to the book The Help because I think that is one of the books that best represents the situation in which Blacks lived. Personally, I think everyone nowadays still does not have equal rights and opportunities,…[Read more]

  • Angela, I found this very interesting to read. I like the way you showed how this can be seen as a real law, but how it can also be seen as something made up. I enjoyed reading how you applied this to your life and the outcomes that came from it. I hope to try this as well and get the same results as you. I would like to know however, how the…[Read more]

  • Jada, I think you make a very interesting point as to why this is an issue. I like how you used a resource to support your idea that some schools have little purpose for youth. I think it would be more helpful if you found some articles directly from the students themselves so that you could show their perspective on this issue. I would like to…[Read more]

  • Yulisa commented on the post, Guns vs. Kids? 8 months ago

    Although it should be surprising that the US has half of the worlds owned guns, and one of the highest gun related homicide rates in the world, it is not that surprising considering all the events that have happened recently. I also like that you mentioned that other nations have responded to gun violence by reforming gun laws, because this should…[Read more]

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