Daily Link 9-6
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Haylee Holt on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 29535 at Kent State University taught by Ruth Joy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Education in a Democratic Society in Culture at Kent State University.
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Date Created: 09/08/16
● To be a good writer you must: ○ Write a lot ○ Read a lot ● Ways we can try to fix the children’s ability to write today ○ To give teachers time to help improve student’s writing ○ Smaller English Classes & larger classes for other subjects which is politically impossible ○ Assign more writing assignments with multiple paragraphs ■ Teacher’s unions hate that because it disrupts the modern labor model ○ Have teacher’s assistants so teachers can focus on covering more ground ○ Common Core WON’T help, it implements a “furniture assembly approach” to writing ● Stop asking for personal essay for college, instead ask for 2 research papers the student wrote ○ More students would write research papers which prepares them for college research papers ● Teachers are better than admissions officers at seeing who did the work: parents or the student ● U.S is way behind in STEM ○ We persuade kids from other countries to pursue a job in another career instead ■ Example: “Less Science, More Fun,” a multi milliondollar ad campaign will debut in Singapore this week, The Onion reports. It will show “sidebyside footage of a haggard looking mathematician toiling away in a windowless office and a group of young, attractive paralegals laughing together over happy hour drinks.” ■ plans for a “highly addictive” new gaming app to be made available in foreign countries that will require absolutely no logic or reasoning skills, instead awarding points based on a player’s ability to perform simple repetitive tasks in a virtual factory that assembles vacuum cleaners. ■ “We’re already seeing positive effects from a children’s TV series we recently launched in Finland called Iggo, which follows the adventures of Iggo the foxhound as he explores the many wonderful facets of the service sector,” said Lillian Winslow, a senior advisor at the Education Department. “Kids really love it when Iggo plays tricks on his surly nextdoor neighbor, a loveless and chronically dissatisfied biochemist named Dulf.”“ ■ European and East Asian engineering majors will be offered college scholarships if they change their majors to the humanities. ■ Job fairs and a lecture series will feature “speakers who quit school entirely to pursue artistic passions ranging from dance to homemade jewelrymaking.”
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