• Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson — A Book Review

Tips on Writing Argumentative Essay for High School Students

Essays of an argumentative kind are common in high school. As you progress in your education and join college, you will find that argumentative essays are almost the bread and bane by which students are tutored in. Therefore, since you will end up writing tons of such essays over your career, you need to learn how to come up with compelling content that will earn you top marks irrespective of…

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Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson — A Book Review

My first reaction upon picking this book up was something along the lines of: ‘Oh my gosh, a travel book! Stuff that, a YA travel book. I must read this. It’s also by Maureen Johnson Queen Maureen. Bonus points! Let me happydance now!’     Sadly, this novel fell short of my expectations by a huge margin, and I have to say that it was nonsensical and felt like it…

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Rena’s First Job

Rena’s First Job by Mike Dooley When I was sixteen years old my first job was at a $10 clothing store. I only worked there temporarily because it was a summer job. When I started the people were okay but after a period of time they became hateful towards each other. My boss would yell at us if we stopped to talk. He sometimes sent other girls home if they…

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Building Bridges to a Better Future

This bridge is the corpus collosum, the fiberous tissue that connects the 2 halves of the brain.  Brain research over the last 40 years has shown us that these two parts are very different from one another and process information differently.  The right side, deemed the artist brain has been completely kicked out of the curicculum over the last 20 years and priority has been given to the left, logical…

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Guardians of Their Spirit

Since the federal government in Washington DC took over education, we have been preoccupied with test scores and performance based learning strategies. Since the 1970′s one federally mandated program after another has been installed at the local level by men who are only concerned with creating a work force by instituting a series of repetitious rewards and punishments which result in a population that never questions what they are being…

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Millennials the Best Educated, Least Prosperous Generation

US public school students today are more diverse than ever before and are better educated than their grandparents and parents, according to new research published by the Pew Research Center’s Fact Tank. 2014 was the first year that the majority of students in schools were from minority groups. The research found that public school student populations will continue to be more diverse in the coming years, says Herb Scribner, writing for…

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