Can everyone receive the same education within CPS?

July 10, 2012

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Anthony Cruz Daniel Manrique Passion Matthews Can opportunities be made fair? What is the relationship between equity and opportunity? Education can be made fair, but in a system that has many flaws it is easier said than done. Many factors come into play when you talk about how education can be made fair, but there […]

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Arizona Immigration Law

July 10, 2012

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The Arizona State Law has caused much controversy between the growing Hispanic population and nativist in the state.  Some residents in Arizona believe that the law is needed because the federal immigration enforcement in Arizona is ineffective and that more power should be given to the state police. They also argue that Illegal immigrants hinder […]

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Education and Motivation

July 10, 2012

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Prompt: What are the values of (public) education? How can we increase individual motivation (both in teachers and students)? The general concession in America is that public education is beneficial to all. Unfortunately, the benefits are not equal in every school, or for every student. In the Chicago Public School(CPS) system we see a shockingly […]

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When Media Attacks!

June 19, 2012

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When Media Attacks! There has been a debate for many years on whether or not violence in the media causes aggression in children. Many people are exposed to violence every day; whether it is on television or in video games. This issue, along with many others, has an impact on society today. As years go […]

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Who Are You?

June 7, 2012

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Kyle Fitz. I am me-a person who is just the same as everyone else but unique in every single way possible. A person who is anti-conformist and would rather sit at home and read a 700 page Harry Potter book than go see any movie. I am a person who conforms when it comes to […]

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De-Evolution

June 6, 2012

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 I hear this from adults all the time, “your generation is a generation of slackers!” “All you guys have this cool nifty technology but no integrity, no diligence, no independence”. Being born with the millenials, I can still understand where these guys are coming from. To be honest, one of the many reasons I can […]

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Social Networking: The Digital Identity Part 2

June 5, 2012

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As promised in the last post, I interviewed two students on their viewpoints on posting too much information online. I intentionally asked a “popular” student who continuously uploads pictures of himself drinking and smoking. Then I asked an ordinary student who does not have any inappropriate posts on their face book page. Popular Student Me: […]

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