Education

School…The word has always amplified the adrenaline level in me. Be it 10 years back as a student or today as a teacher. There are a lot of memories attached that I reminisce each day I walk in the school corridors and when I step into the classrooms. Sitting on the back benches to escape the teacher’s judging eyes, bunking classes, waiting to attend the school just to meet friends, long queues in canteen, and fights over petty things was a part of our daily routine. And now being on the other side of the table I realize what a nuisance we must have been for our teachers. We’ve all been there and have indulged in such mischiefs and trivia in our school life. Today I do not remember the marks I scored in each class, but yes, I do remember the time I spent with my friends. Having lived...
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Like a scene out of an old Miami Vice TV episode, China's undercover PSB officers (Public Security Bureau) are scooping up and arresting an average of 180 foreign expat English teachers every week across China in Beijing, Shanghai, Chonqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Qingdao, Nanjing, Xian, and six other Tier 1 cities in a clever sting operation. They are hunting down foreigners working in China illegally without a real and legal Z visa which is the required work visa mandated by Chinese law. These police stings utilize really enticing job ads offering plum teaching jobs that pay between 18,000 - 25,000 rmb per month and some even offer free housing or "weekends off". For the expat teachers in China who average 15,000 a month salaries and a 6 day work week, these ads are hard to...
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Dear Mr. President: You may not be aware of how much your actions influence young people in this country but they do. I know this because a study conducted by Ipsos Mori and King’s College London reported that more than 34 percent of people between the ages of 18-24 stated that social media influenced their voting preferences. Mr. President, you use those forums quite a bit, especially Twitter – at least six times a day, according to Twitter’s own count – to about 24,502,656 followers. Besides, a survey of approximately 2,000 K-12 teachers conducted by Southern Poverty Law Center showed that “More than two-thirds … reported that students—mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims—have expressed concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their families after...
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Dear American People, Racism was a titanic problem in the past, it is in the present, and it will be in the future if we don't do something about it. People of unique colors experience racism everyday. Especially in America, we have people from all over the world of different colors and customs.”America The Land Of The Free”,That's how the majority of Americans see it is as. But how can we be free if others are chained to the daily struggle of racism.Today we have all types of people in America; Muslims, Asians, African Americans, And many other types of unique races. I was two years old when I got a citizenship to come live in America. I moved to America from Pakistan. I didn't know any English whatsoever. But slowly I started to talk in full sentences and have conversations. I...
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The world is a crazy place right now and unfortunately, it may feel like you're at the center of it all. When individuals in leadership positions have opened up the flood gates of hate and fear towards the "other", it grabs your attention, except that in this case the "other" happens to be you. You would never show it, but I know you're afraid, not quite grasping why those around you refuse to see you. The real you! Not the person they believe you are, the human being that you actually are - who loves and laughs and feels; not all that different from those who judge you. You are a person regardless of age, race or creed yet you are spoken about as if you were an anomaly, and you're rejected in sometimes very subtle ways - ways that you are all too familiar with. You live with those...
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I was chosen to read Hamlet by William Shakespeare for my British Literature class, not by choice. At first, I couldn’t understand a wink of the book, the old English was really hard to understand. But as I read the story, it’s generally about a man who wants to avenge his father’s murder. (Act 1 Scene 2) By doing this he picks up little tiny hints that could try and lead him to his father’s murderer. Like the ghost scene where his DEAD FATHER pops up and he tells Hamlet that his death was no accident, it was a murder. (Act 1 Scene 5) And that ONE SENTENCE leads to Hamlet wanting to get revenge like no other, like seeing red type of angry. After hearing that, he starts to really notice Claudius’ actions, it made It seem like he was victorious of something, but what? His reign short lived...
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I was in class one-day right, and my teacher told the class that we had an open letter essay about the book she assigned us. In my head I was thinking not another essay I get so tired doing them so it was a pain trying to start the beginning of this essay but in case you haven’t read the book “I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings” is by a girl name Maya Angelou, and it tells the story of her life and how hard it was for black people to live back in her time. When I started reading the book I still had no clue what I was going to write about, but then I came across the quote and chapter three Mr. Steward, the white former sheriff, comes to warn Momma that the whites are on the warpath because they say a black man has “messed with” a white woman. I instantly knew what I wanted to write...
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Dear people who’ve been taught to believe certain things, One day I walked into class and was told to choose a book to read. The book I choose was the Brave New World. It looks like a book I might be interested in, but turned out to be too complex even to me. The story is about a controlled futuristic society, referred to as “the brave new world state” The story started off with a tour around a factory that are fertilizing human beings in test tubes where they’re being brain washed before birth. They’re taught the value of society over the individual. Every person exists to serve the community. It’s their job to be consumers and workers which keeps the economy stable. Our government today has set up our schools to value the society over the individual just as Brave New World does....
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To: all that are unaware of Feminism The Woman in White is a book in which the main issue is feminism, the reason I choose to read this book is because I got stuck with it for a class assignment, and at first I was worried because I assumed it would be boring but once I got a few pages in I found that it was quiet interesting and after a conference with my teacher where she showed me how the topic of this book is Feminism and after that I started seeing it in the book. One example of Feminism in this book is the whole thought of marriage is essentially bad for the woman like Laura getting married to Sir Percival Glyde in chapter eleven, not to mention in chapter eight Mr. Gilmore is forced to sign a wedding agreement that gives all of Laura’s inheritance money to her husband in the case...
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