Education

Dear powerful women, I was given an assignment to read a book and relate in some way to it. I chose to read ‘The House of Spirits. It’s a book about a family over the generations But the whole book is based around a strong father figure who takes control and belittles his wife and daughter. This book was not something I thought I would relate to at all but as I got more into the book I started to remember life when my mom and dad were still together and how my mom also went through feeling small and my dad feeling powerful because he is a man and how society titles men in a relationship is very powerful and in charge. I am a woman who is tired of the expectations we have to live up to. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Feminism has been around for a very long time but in the...
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To all the children who are in poverty and neglect, I know how it could be because I read the book Oliver Twist, whose protagonist is like you. He was raised by a parish as an orphan and when he asked for more food, “please sir may I have some more,” he was shouted at and inprisoned. You may be orphans, you may be homeless and going everywhere, which is awful and should never exist but unfortunately this effects 19.5% of children in developing countries in extremely poor households, a third of the people were children but half here in the extremely poor. You probably couldn’t read this because children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read to aloud everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above poverty. Although if you can I must say...
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To all people, In British Lit. I was assigned a classic book called “Wuthering Heights”. In the beginning, was having trouble reading the book then I got help and I started understanding the book well. The book I read was about a boy named Heathcliff who was an orphan and was adopted by Earnshaw. When Earnshaw dies, His son Hindley takes over and now has control and is abusing Heathcliff. He would now allow Catherine to see Heathcliff and would keep him in the attic when people came over. He was never nice to him but he loved Catherine. When Catherine marries someone else, Heathcliff escapes and leaves wuthering heights. When Catherine tries to get him back, he kidnaps her as a way of revenge. She later has a kid and Catherine dies from the delivery. Heathcliff’s son marries...
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Back in November of 2016, we reported that the Public Security Bureau of China was cracking down on illegal migrant workers in China, and that turns out to be about 40% of all the foreign teachers now working in China. Fortunately, they only found 2,987 of them as you can read the details here. http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2017/02/almost-3000-foreign-employees-arrested.html. But we want to share a letter we received from typical teacher who thought that he was "randomly selected" for a visa check in China, and what happened to him. We will call him "Mike" but that is not his real name... "Dear CSP, I read your post online about China Job Frauds and want to thank you for warning everyone. Both me and my roomie were arrested right before the Christmas holiday. Here...
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Every year the CFTU invites 5,000 expat foreign English teachers working in China to participate in an annual foreign teachers survey that began in 2010. Every year there are always a few surprises. We just published our CFTU 2016 Teacher Poll results and were shocked to see a record number of teachers leaving China dissatisfied with their teaching job in China. The survey was taken last November from the first 1,500 teachers who responded to our email questionnaire of 25 questions that we ask every year. 73% of those responding to our survey claimed they were "not satisfied nor happy" with their China experience and labeled it "a mistake" This documentary on China's work environment went viral in China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X2uwlQGQM#t=45 The complete CFTU 2016 annual...
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I bought two books today from Barnes and Nobles today. "The Power of The Actor" by Ivana Chubbuck and "The Acting Bible" written by Michael Powell. Acting. Music. Entertaining. Something I've wanted to study since I was a child. I've always felt inadequate in things I've actually wanted to do (theatre, music theatre, drama) because I wasn't encouraged and told I can do great in those things like I was trained to be great in other things (football, track), I used to yearn so much for that validation and approval that I was going to be a great entertainer. In a perfect world my parents would've enrolled me into acting classes and vocal lessons as a child, and I would go to a performance arts high school then go off to college and study drama/music and become what I've always wanted to...
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Perhaps the only thing worse than not being able to answer a question from your professor is knowing the exactly right answer to a question from your professor. For the former, you might try to hide your head between your shoulders and hope that someone else takes the pressure off of you by giving a modest effort at answering the question. But for the latter, you might endure a silent battle with yourself, trying to wait just long enough to give someone else a chance to answer first, but not so long that the professor gives up and invisibly rolls their eyes at the mediocrity of the class before moving on. And if you do answer, you kind of pose it as a question, as if you aren’t sure about the answer you’re giving, even though you’re pretty confident that it’s as good as or better than...
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An educated girl can empower herself, lift her family, help her community, change her country. – Girl Rising When I first arrived on my small campus, joining a sorority was the last thing on my mind. This is true for most women, few of us go through high school dreaming of the formals we'll throw or the letters we'll wear. However, what drew me to recruitment was the work these women were doing for causes they were passionate about. Now as the VP of Philanthropic Service for my Panhellenic Council I get to raise money for a national philanthropy close to my heart. The Circle of Sisterhood foundation exists to help girls across the globe better their lives through education. For many women an opportunity for quality education is limited or non-existent. Two-thirds of those who...
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If you are looking for work as an ESL or TEFL teacher in China, do not gamble on getting scammed by a black unlicensed agent or shady recruiters who only tell you what you want to know. Last year over 2,000 foreign expat teachers in China were arrested, jailed, and deported as convicted felons for working without a Z visa or for using a fake diploma. Be safe not sorry by using only white-listed ESL employers that are properly licensed and registered with SAFEA and have a SAIC business license. They are the only ones who can legally hire foreign employees and sponsor a Z visa (work visa). You can find these employers listed here: http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2017/01/cftu-publishes-2017-white-list-of-china.html Also be aware there are hundreds of fake online China job ads...
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Dear Senators, I’m not writing to you tonight to complain about anything you have done. I’m not writing to you tonight to complain about the new president. I’m not writing this letter to urge you to vote across party lines. I’m not writing to one party or group, and I’m not writing about politics. I am writing this letter about a topic that has been politicized, and never should have been. I am writing to you today about education, and the future of education in America. Because I am choosing to leave politics out of this discussion, I hope you will choose to leave politics out of your vote on Betsy DeVos’s confirmation. Yes, we all know you affiliate yourself with a party. Either you place an “R” or a “D” next to your name, or you place an “I” there and caucus with the Republicans...
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