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American Education System- Week 1

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 the most surprising to me were that technology has presented many new challenges, the issue of tenure, and the controversy over school safety and […]

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Evolution of the American Education System- EE week 4

“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. Ever since education started to be taken more and more seriously, the issue surrounding the distribution of money to each school district has increasingly created controversy. State departments […]

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EE Week 3: American Education System

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 between K-12 education and 4-year education from a university. The article explains that higher educational institutions have to teach their students well enough so that they […]

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American Education System (Week 2, Part 1)

“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 believes that education should be a matter of fairness among different social classes. She is a strong believer that we must “rethink […]

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Flaws in the American Education System

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 the most surprising to me were that technology has presented many new challenges, the issue of tenure, and the controversy over school safety and […]

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Othello Passage

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. It showed me that these factors can really alter the perspective and message people get about the lines. I also learned that […]

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How Can We Better Our Attitudes Towards Foreigners?

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 seeing in the United States today, as immigration and diversity are increasingly growing. The problem is that society, as a whole, doesn’t treat foreigners and refugees with […]

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The Safety of America

The controversy over Gun Control in the United States has been a very big issue, especially in recent years. The people most affected by this problem are students from different schools, because the increase in school shootings has targeted this group of the population. Even though this debate goes as far back as the U.S. Constitution, the distinction between the […]

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Animal Rights

A very controversial issue in today’s society is whether or not animals have the same rights as humans. Not only is this an important topic today, but it has been for the past 50 years as more and more arguments are being made as to why animals deserve more rights. There have been a variety of ways in which people […]

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