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Dear Clark, From the moment you were born, I knew that I was going to love being a big sister. For as long as I can remember, we’ve always gotten along well. I’ve always tried my best to help you do what's best for you. I try to relate my experiences to your life and articulate how I handled various situations in hopes that you apply them to what you are going through. Although this year has been hard on both of us with challenging academic schedules, in addition to you adjusting to a new school, I am really glad that I get to talk to you on the drive home from school every day. I look forward to hearing about your day and all of the crazy things that go on in your head. I know we have spent a lot of time talking about school, and I want you to know that however much pressure you may...
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To those teaching and working at Bishop Rawstorne school. From a concerned ex student. I was conversing with a parent of a child today who has just started attending your school. They shared with me about the half hour lunch breaks and amount of homework children are given at this school. I know from past experience safeguarding/spotting poor mental health/the obvious distress of disabled students and more is ignored in this institution. There are teachers who want to change things and help their students but the systems put in place are causing a lot of distress which is having a knock on effect for your most vulnerable students. I would like to suggest that although in lockdown crime in prisons was at an all time low because the prisoners were locked in their cells. We know...
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To Anyone Willing To Help If you are reading this I hope you are in good spirits. I am a South African who graduated high school with good marks which led me to be able to attend medical school. I soon fell ill in my first year and struggled with my mental health which led to my marks declining. I was subsequently, a few years later, excluded due to finances and being unable to perform academically. I have sought out every treatment regimen offered by the state to no avail as I struggle with depression, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety. We cannot afford any private treatment which means I am stuck struggling every day and losing time to make something of myself. I have a lot of potential and losing my dream of becoming a doctor is heart-wrenching, to say the least. I am...
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I am not sure if this is an open letter or if I just need to share my journey? Either way, here goes nothing.. To start, becoming a teacher was something I chose to do because I found an early passion working with kids during my high school years. As a student studying art in college, there were only a few routes to go if I wasn’t planning to be a starving artist. Digital art was still up and coming as a career choice and I didn’t really find the same joy in that art form as I do working with my hands to create. Some of my decision to go into education was due to the fact that my oldest brother is a high school music teacher. In fact, I remember having a conversation with my brother about the pros and cons of being a teacher (this was around 2007 during an economic recession and job...
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As an American growing up in in a pure white suburb of Cleveland, I never met or even saw a Chinese person until High School when I became friends with our only Chinese student. I remember how surprised I was when he just seemed like all of my other friends and enjoyed playing the same sports and games as myself. He even liked cheeseburgers too! All along I thought Chinese people only ate noodles! I was living proof that youth is the mother of ignorance. His dad was a doctor, and his mother a nurse. But we were just friends, and I was glad that we were. He told me about this Chinese guy named Confucius, who he claimed was "the smartest man in the world". I was so impressed with stories about this fellow, I decided I wanted to meet him. My friend failed to mention that this wise man died...
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Monday 2 May 2022  Dear Professor Ryan  RE: Arts Refresh Process  As staff members of the School of Arts, we understand that ACU needs to ensure that its offerings are financially sustainable. As a School, we have demonstrated our commitment to the School and our willingness to engage with this requirement through our energetic participation in the extensive “Arts at ACU: The Way Forward” process in 2021. We are, after all, those who care about it most. At last Tuesday’s Town Hall, you presented Arts staff with a new consultation process, titled “Arts Refresh”. We have serious concerns about this process, which we outline in full below. Unless our concerns are addressed, many staff will not be comfortable participating in another consultation which fails to...
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Dear Ms. Stuart, The current system of classroom management is inefficient and does not serve the best interest of University of Virginia students. Instead of locking classrooms in the evenings, select classrooms should stay open throughout the night. This would reduce the number of students crowding inside libraries, offer alternative places to study, cater to students who don’t like studying in libraries, and also help students study more effectively. The 2030 Plan is a set of goals and initiatives to make UVA “the leading public university”. In the 2030 Plan, President Ryan writes, “If I am correct, colleges and universities in 2030 will be judged by the quality of their classroom and residential experiences and how these contribute to the future success of our students.” I agree...
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Many Nigeria students in public University have been left with no hope to when the strike will be called off, so that students can return to the class room. A lot of students in Nigeria public University have lost interest in education and their future, leading to depression, while some have indulge themselves into things that can jeopardise their future and yet the FG and ASUU are not taking into consideration the consequence of the strike action, since they have nothing to loose but they have forgotten that, the both parties have the responsibility of bringing up the leaders of tomorrow. It was noted that a 300 level student, Henry Ehis, of the department of actuarial science, faculty of management science, University Of Jos, committed suicide due to the ASUU strike action during the...
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Zak Thamae, Like it or not, but as the Dean, you did fail to retain another Full Professor, and then you quit. That is obviously your ‘under-’ or ‘non-performance’, but the more serious part is that in my case, you misused your position and office. All because of your own jealousy and well-known hatred against expatriates, and also because of your short-sightedness and unprofessional attitude. Besides, you were also blinded by your ring-master Taele’s hate-speeches. It is not difficult to understand that your actions were driven by your selfishness and to some extent, your fear and low self-esteem. I had given you a chance, which could have helped you stamp your authority over all these sick, immature and poisonous minds, but you failed to grab it! What a pity! I could have explained...
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Mopeli Fabiane, The most unfortunate part of my story is that someone whose mind blanks out at the beginning of a lecture, someone who seeks attention with the false stories about his health (that there are blood clots in his veins), someone who had nearly lost his job after slapping a lady at KayCee Bar, is trying to tell me that I was irrelevant and my work doesn't have any impact! Mopeli Fabiane, you are mentally unstable. You have been found at odd places in odd hours by many people in Roma, you have often been driven home heavily drunk… Your stories are famous all around the valley but not because you are a top scientist! You needs help, and urgently. And this is something many people in and around NUL say about you, not just me. I don't know what wrong I have done to you...
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