Education

Last month alone in China, 229 foreign teachers were arrested for not having a work visa (Z Visa) in their passports, or not having a real diploma from an accreditted university. You can read the story at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2016/11/229-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-in.html Our information is the PSB officers (Public Security Bureau) made "deals" with those arrested to copy their phone data and "reccommend" at least 5 of their friends to be contacted by an undercover PSB agent who set up a fake "ESL recruitment agencies" in Beijing and Shanghai under various fake names including those below. Those who "cooperated" did not have to go to jail but paid a $5,000 fine. China Teachers China TEFL Jobs China ESL Center China ESL China Golden Bridge ESL New World...
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At what age does it become apparent to children how vital education is in this world? As a high school student in America, I have noticed in every single one of my classes of every school day, kids who think it’s okay to talk, goof off, ignore their teachers and act like hooligans. The mindset of American teens often seems to be geared towards the present rather than the big picture- their futures. Being disruptive, disrespectful and obnoxious in class, hinders a teen’s ability to do well in school. If a student can't apply themselves enough to control their behavior and act right in school, they will be faced with many obstacles later in life due to their adolescent arrogance and being naive. A kid who believes behavior like that is okay doesn't understand how to show...
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An Open Letter To The Administrators About How Unnecessary Standardized Testing Is Dear District Administrators, For over fifty years students have been wasting their valuable time in the classroom. From weeks of preparation to the unfairness of the standardized test results towards teachers, something needs to be changed. You have been placing a burden on students and teachers for long enough, and it is time to put it to an end. To understand this debate, people must understand the intended purpose for standardized testing, which was to gather feedback on students in a consistent way in comparison to other students and schools. This has changed drastically. Years ago, standardized tests were used to place students in their classes or to decide which students needed...
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The story I am going to write is true but I am going to write it anonymously because I am not brave enough to handle the consequences. There is a lady who is 56 years old and differently able; goes to a kind of remote village to teach in a government school which has no direct connectivity from her home; though she can be easily transferred to the nearest school but thanks to the inefficiency, corruption and politics her plea was rejected several times over last one decade. She can't help but to be late, which is wrong. But this has given reasons to few people to blackmail and threaten the lady. She has to face the village people and explain everyday why she is late, alright! she explains because she knows she was late which is wrong. She refuses to give few bags of grain from mid-day...
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Dear Tom, First off, I want to say thank you. Thank you for ever coming to the University of Houston to begin with. Thank you for bringing a culture that is so much different than any other culture out there in collegiate sports. Thank you for believing in our school and our program even when so many others, the entire nation, doubted continuously about your decision to come here and about our team. Without you, the Coog Nation would not be where it is today. You have helped give us something to be proud of. Something to be able to get behind and support without any shame. You brought the 1-0 mentality, you created the HTownTakeOver. Thank you for that. Thank you for being one of the greatest coaches to ever step foot onto the UH campus. I will never forget the end of the 2014...
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Dear school, well i have always felt that school should be a place that we should learn more about the things we want to be in the future but sometimes they talk about racism and things like that. not that racism isn’t important it’s just that we should be learning things that will helps us in the future. And sometimes in the middle of class teachers would stop class just to talk about their family and friends, there’s nothing wrong with that but there’s a place and time for that and the most common thing is homework teachers need to chill on homework. Sometimes teachers don’t get that we get a lot of homework from other classes. Sometimes teachers take most of the class time and give us homework the last minute that’s what gets students angry. The...
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Dear Upper Arlington, As a preschooler, I loved school. I was a very happy go lucky child who loved toys and playing with other kids. No, my life wasn’t the easiest but let’s be honest, nobody has an “easy” life, plus my parents tried really hard to make my life as smooth as possible. Going to kindergarten was extremely exciting for me. My three older siblings were already in school, they were all there at the school to keep me safe and show me the way, and I was ready to start the adventure. “It’s gonna be great I’m so excited for you”, they’d tell me.Things were difficult with my Mom’s unfortunate health but we had some friends from our church group to lend a warm hand and a heavy heart to keep me and my siblings lives as “normal” as possible. Moving from the ghetto to one of the...
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GO INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL Dearest friend, How are you? And Hope that you are enjoying the summer? I know that you are in middle school so I want to tell you how I felt when I was going to the high school from middle school. When I Was coming to the high school from middle school I felt nervous. I wasn't nervous because I will be meeting new people but i was nervous because I was thinking about, how much harder will it be. The things that I felt is different in high school from middle school are, The friendship has changed I think this because in high school people get in to many thing and people have different choices. When I was in middle school I thought that in high school the lockers would be bigger than the middle school locker but when I came to high...
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Dear U.S School board of Education, I use to love school. It was fun; I learned fractions with brownies and got to eat them afterwards; We dissected a frog in science class when learning about animals, We got to grow a plant when learning about photosynthesis. Learning was fun and useful. If i wanted to start a garden as a 10 year old, i could because i learned how to in school. In recess we got to run wild. The teachers never gave us homework and they made sure we understood the lesson before going on. Now, everything is different. School is soul sucking, tedious, and mind numbing. We don’t get recess because were,”too big” and it’s “not middle school anymore.” But what if High School kids needed recess to just be a kid again, to not worry about the 2 upcoming test for just 30...
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Dear 8th Grade Spanish teacher , “ JENNIFER GET OUT!!!! ” You told me you were likeable. You told me you were easygoing. Then why kick a student out eager to learn. When you kicked me out we laughed. It was constantly, day after day month after month. Every time I would breathe It was;“Jennifer get out”!! I didn't even have the opportunity to learn in your class. Well no one did. My picture of a good teacher is one who can control a class. One who actually teaches. One who grasp the attention of students. One who shows that they care and have a passion for teaching. Teachers are suppose to correct students mistakes not give up on them. You used to say, ”You had your best interest for us and you also said you wanted the best for us but sadly your actions spoke otherwise.”...
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