Emerson - 662 words
When I received the criteria for this essay I knew that writing this would be a personal challenge to myself. My motivation and interest in being a journalist is so vast that I knew that I would have trouble squeezing it all into a mere 500 word essay. In addition, I would have to list my experience in journalism. During my high school years I have accumulated so much experience due to the responsibilities bestowed on me, that it would be hard to describe them all. As I entered my sophomore year of high school, our school district had just completed both the new high schools. This was necessary because of the overcrowding within our district. With the new high schools came a new school paper ...
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Aids - 611 words
My cousin Christopher was 16 years old when he died. Christopher had been fighting the disease known as AIDS throughout his life, and I didnt know. I had always known when I was young that Christopher was sick in some way. His right hand was malformed and he had to receive a variety of injections each day from his mother. But as young as I was, I was never afraid of Chris or his sickness. Chris and I were friends as much as we were family. We would play spies together and hide on his steps as we watched our parents play cards. To me, Chris was a normal child who just needed some extra medicine. But after his death, I learned that his condition was much more serious then it appeared to be. Th ...
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Black Americans - 1,224 words
... rks, a black woman, refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. Her arrest resulted in a series of meetings of blacks in Montgomery and a boycott of buses on which racial segregation was practiced. The boycott, which lasted for more than a year, was almost 100 percent effective. Before the courts declared unconstitutional Montgomery's law requiring segregation on buses, Martin Luther KING, Jr., a Baptist minister, had risen to national prominence and had articulated a strategy of non-violent direct action in the movement for CIVIL RIGHTS. Blacks in the United States today are mainly an urban people. Their shift from the rural South to cities of the North and West during the ...
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Censorship - 687 words
The First Amendment of the United States expresses that, "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." However, the list of banned books in public schools as well as in public libraries is quite extensive. Most proponents of literary censorship, both parents and organized public groups, act with what they perceive to be highest cause: protecting their families as well as their communities from evils and injustices. They see that they are preserving the values and ideals that the entire society should take in to account. The result, nevertheless, is always the denial of anothers right to read. And by denying the right to read, you deny the intellectual freedom ...
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Computers In Education - 1,240 words
Over the past ten years billions of dollars have been spent on computers for our nations schools. The goal was to improve and update our educational system but there is very little evidence of change through the years and taxpayers that have been paying for these upgrades in the schools want to know where the payoff is. A small Belridge school district in Mckittrick, California was proud to be the first and only in the state to provide every student with two Apple IIg computers, one for school and one for home. It reshaped its curriculum to use computers in all subject areas and they thought it was working well. The parents were shocked to hear when the annual standardized test scores came i ...
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Vouchers And Education - 1,451 words
... n student outcomes, it does not explain why growing expenditures for the nation over all has not produced similar results, or why expenditures in non-instructional staff have been growing for the past thirty years, expenditures which could represent growing bureaucracy costs. While Card and Kruger's research does not explain why increased school spending affected student outcomes, it does show that at times increased spending can affect student outcomes. The important distinction is while capital can affect productivity, it may not always do so. Not all capital is equal. A farmer with a hammer in hand benefits from the utility of a tool; however, a farmer with a spade in hand benefits ev ...
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A Orange - 1,511 words
... e to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. Studies find that TCDD elicits a diverse spectrum of biological sex, strain, age, and species-specific effects; including carcinogenicity, immunotoxicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, hepatotoxicity, neurotoxicity, chloracne, and loss of body weight. These effects vary according to the age, sex, species, and strain of the animals involved. To date, the scientific consensus is that TCDD is not genotoxic and that its ability to influence the carcinogenic process is mediated via epigenetic events such as enzyme induction, cell proliferation, apoptosis, and intracellular communication. Children born to Vietnam veterans exposed t ...
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Government And School - 1,066 words
School choice will improve education in America. Public schools are grossly inefficient, and are not educating many of America's youths adequately. Schools that are run independent from local government bureaucracy provide better education at lower cost. School choice would allow more students to attend better schools. School choice is a potent educational reform that is far more effective than increased spending. The fears of opponents of school choice are factually unfounded. School choice is necessary to improve American education. Through allowing more parental choice in education, school choice forces education into a free market environment. As it is now, parents send children to the n ...
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School Uniforms A Cheap Educational Reform Or Purely Effective - 1,522 words
Throughout the history of dress codes in school, many districts have toyed with the issue or whether school uniforms would create a more unified educational environment or perhaps only cause chaos and complaint. As a graduating senior, I do not believe school uniforms will have any effect on the unity or safety of our school, they would only cause problems. I feel that there are several alternatives to achieving the so-called benefits of wearing school uniforms without wearing them at all. It is understandable that in school districts without uniforms, it is the duty of school authorities to enforce a dress code within schools. Courts have generally upheld the attempts of school authorities ...
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School Choice - 1,480 words
School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School When Americans think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years, it is slowly changing. Many parents today are deciding to home-school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or even private schools. Education in our public schools has been on the down slope for over twenty years now. Public schools have lost all values and biblical morality. This was what our country was founded ...
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Career Paperreal Estate Agent - 1,549 words
As far as I can think back I always enjoyed being in an office setting. My father used to be an Insurance Salesman when I was little and whenever I had to stay at his office for one reason or another I would always pass the time away happily playing office even answering some calls for my dad. As I got older my dad used to give me tasks to do like filing or stocking the insurance applications for him. Now when I look back it doesnt seem like a very important job but I used to enjoy that I was helping my dad in his business and I used to look up to him the way he talked to his clients giving them information on different types of insurance and their different coverages, for a long time I want ...
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The Integration Of Little Rock High School - 929 words
The Integration of Central High School The desegregation of public facilities began with the decision of Brown vs Board of Education in 1954, where the Supreme Court of the United States deemed segregation unlawful and unconstitutional. The country was told that desegregation was to take place "with all deliberate speed". This angered the white community. Violent retaliation was the means used to prevent the integration of blacks into various public facilities. In fact, the Autherine Lucy case demonstrated to the entire country that violent mobs could halt integration demanded by a federal court order. However, three years later, the Little Rock Crisis would affirm that if provoked by mobs, ...
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Analyzing An Argument - 514 words
In Attacking Faulty Reasoning, T. Edward Damer defines an argument as a group of statements, one or more of which (the premises) support or provide evidence for another (the conclusion). The premises of an argument are those statements that together constitute the grounds for affirming the conclusion. To more clearly understand the argument given in the news release from the Normaltown paper, it should be placed in an easier to read form, consisting of just the premises and conclusions. The Normaltown paper states this argument: Since the percentage of graduating seniors that passed the standardized basic-skills exam has increased from 85% in 98-99 to 92% in 99-00, And, the new computer prog ...
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Legal Contract - 659 words
This agreement made and entered into on April 5, 2000 by and between Ms. Emily Parent ("Emily") and Mr. Joseph Parent ("Joseph") will hereby express the terms and conditions that will govern their custody and visitation rights in regards to their daughter Stephanie Parent ("Stephanie"). It is hereby agreed: The agreement will act as a settlement in relation to the litigation of the case of Parent v. Parent for the custody of Stephanie Parent, the daughter of Emily and Joseph. This agreement will commence on April 5, 2000 and will continue until Stephanie reaches the age of majority provided the following visitation schedule is a) Custody - Joseph agrees that Emily and Captain Roger Stepford ...
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Street Soldier - 761 words
Street Soldier, by Joseph Marshall, is a inspiring well written book. The book is about his life and how he started the Omega Boys Club. The Omega Boys Club is a club that helps keep inter city kids off the streets. There is a connection between the author's life and certain events in the novel. For example his personality traits, his special skills, what he has done for society, and what his day-to-day existence has done for other people, you will also see how his work has greatly effected him. Joseph has many good personal traits he is ambitious, he is a hard worker, and he doesn't give up easily. For instance, in the novel he is talking about how he is a teacher and how he devoted all his ...
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Street Spoldier - 754 words
Street Soldier Street Soldier, by Joseph Marshall, is a inspiring well written book. The book is about his life and how he started the Omega Boys Club. The Omega Boys Club is a club that helps keep inter city kids off the streets. There is a connection between the author's life and certain events in the novel. For example his personality traits, his special skills, what he has done for society, and what his day-to-day existence has done for other people, you will also see how his work has greatly effected him. Joseph has many good personal traits he is ambitious, he is a hard worker, and he doesn't give up easily. For instance, in the novel he is talking about how he is a teacher and how he ...
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Mandatory Drug Testing - 1,880 words
It has become all too common for governmental institutions across the nation to pass rules saying that certain people are subject to random drug testing. The central question that is raised deals with the righteousness of being subjected to testing even when there is no overwhelming warrant. Under the protection of the unreasonable search and seizures, including bodily searches, in the fourth amendment of the constitution, certain people, such as students and welfare recipients, to name a few, feel that their rights as citizens and human beings are being violated when they have to submit to mandatory drug tests, but on the other side there are those who believe that if someone is willing to ...
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The Quality Of Education In Todays World - 768 words
The problems in today's society with the education system are endless. So many students are deprived of the quality of the education they deserve today. Many elementary and high schools are improving but deserve more attention with school supplies, smaller classrooms, and need more highly qualified teachers. Schools today are in a bad need of change. Students deserve to have the education they need to prepare them for the future because they are the future of America one day. Schools should help prepare students to succeed by providing text books and supplies that are updated. "I pulled my 12-year-old psychology book out of my backpack." (Galyan 2). Gohar Gayland, 17, a student at Marshal Hi ...
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Oklahoma - 882 words
Oklahoma is the 47th state admitted into the union on November 16, 1907, and also the 1st most beautiful. Oklahoma has over 500 named streams and rivers that flow across the state and into or from other states. The beauty is most likely what inspired the musical Oklahoma! to be shot entirely in the state itself. Many lodges, resorts and parks have been erected around the lakes and reservoirs. Also, rodeos, horse shows, and other events draw visitors from within the state and from the states around it. Along with the 52 parks and several museums that dot a path along oklahoma, the Sooner State is breathtaking. The flora of Oklahoma is many and varied. The plant life includes the savannahs, gr ...
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Should Ebonics Be Taught In High School - 502 words
Should Ebonics Be Taught In High Schools? I feel that if Ebonics were to be taught in high schools today, it would lower the already low standards on public education today. In most California schools, the competency level among its students in the reading and math department is already at an all time low, and by allowing Ebonics into the school system, it advocates less school work as well as laziness among its students. To say that Ebonics is a foreign language is wrong. It is the culminations over the years of people who have not been in school, who have lived in the streets, and who have tried to not receive any type of education whatsoever. These people were educational misfits who did ...
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