Education

Dear Americans, The history we have been taught throughout school is wrong. We have been taught misconceptions and they have led to American people being ignorant about historical figures and events. Did you know only 38% of American people know that the cause of the Civil War was slavery? Compare this to only 8% of high school seniors who can identify slavery as the main cause of the Civil War. When we see controversies coming into popularity such as the taking down of confederate statues or renaming of schools with names of confederate soldiers, there is an obvious lack of information when it comes to backing up arguments. If you are led believe that the people in the South were just fighting for “states’ rights” and that slavery had little to do with the confederate’s cause, of course...
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Dear Prime Minister, Sir, My name is Animesh Rajput. I am class 12th student who is voicing the concern of lakhs of students across India. Today, on 24th may 2021 more then 2.5 lakh cases comes daily and approximately 4000 people died. Experts are saying that students are in danger of third wave which is deadly for students. I hope, you can feel the pain, stress...
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Shri Narendra modi Ji, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Government of India, New Delhi Sir, My name is Animesh Rajput. I am class 12th student who is voicing the concern of lakhs of students across India. Today, on 24th may 2021 more then 2.5 lakh cases comes daily and approximately 4000 people died. Experts are saying that students are in danger of third wave which is deadly for students. I hope, you can feel the pain, stress...
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Dear future students, Thinking about your future is perhaps one of the most important steps you have to take, and it should never be a decision that you make without thinking about it first. If you are an athlete, then the stakes are even higher. As a good athlete, looking for opportunities to not only work on your education but on your sports skills as well, you will have to think about the scholarships that you might be granted and thus kill two birds with one stone. But this might be easier said than done, as finding the right scholarship is not an easy task, especially if you take your competition into account. This is precisely why there are different things that you need to bear in mind before actually finding the scholarship that you want to pursue. First of all, you need to...
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For most sitcoms that are shown in today’s age many just serve the purpose of entertaining. I came across this show a couple of years ago, and I enjoyed it not just because of the comedy but also because of the subtle truths that are taught in this show. Black-ish portrays how it is to live in the United States as a black individual. This portrayal mainly focuses on Andre and Rainbow’s current socioeconomic problems, but also from time to time we get to see Andre’s socioeconomic situation as a child giving the viewers two very different portrayals of living while black in America. I found the information presented to me in this show very interesting because none of this is taught in schools. For a time, I was skeptical if this show was telling the truth, worried that maybe the...
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An open letter from the students of Liverpool university. The short film put out by the University of Liverpool this Christmas began “A year like no other”, a sentiment repetitively churned out in the last 12 months but nevertheless true. 2020 has indeed been incredibly different from any other year before, with the spread of COVID-19 being responsible for numerous challenges in both the personal and private sphere. I would like to think that as students we have adapted to these challenges with exceptional grace and understanding, and I recognise this has been equally as difficult for staff who have done the same. However, with final assessments looming in January many have failed to understand why the University of Liverpool have thus only deemed it necessary for staff to have...
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What is TEFL course? TEFL stands for 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language'. The close kin of TEFL is TESOL, which means 'Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages'. TEFL and TESOL are synonymous terms. It is an international program of training for teachers where the teachers are given inputs on the latest advancements and advents in the field of teaching English. Benefits of TEFL/TESOL Certification One of the most important benefits of TEFL is the chance to earn and travel as there are innumerable EFL/ESL job opportunities in gorgeous locations around the globe – from South East Asia to the Middle East to the Latin American countries. The most attractive TESOL benefit is the freedom to work overseas instead of being stuck to one’s desk for years on end. Who should do...
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Dear ex classmates, I don't know if this will reach the right people, but I hope that it does somehow. I was the nurse's daughter, that weird girl that turned quiet, then by 10th grade, disappeared. I was bullied from elementary to 9th grade. I was angry and held a grudge at all you for most of my life. I'm now 23, and am ready to forgive. I understand we were just kids, I understand that any of you could of been going to a rough time and lashed out. I forgive all of you now, for my own healing, and for you as well. I hope that all of you are doing well and achieving your goals in life, especially during these difficult times.
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Dear Guy Who Yells, I’m going to guess that you don’t remember me, but I definitely remember you. We crossed paths, 18 years ago, in high school. I was holding the hand of a student with Down Syndrome, Michael, and you felt compelled to yell, “Ew, don’t let him touch you!” I was taking a Peer-Helping course which paired “regular,” mainstream students with individuals in the developmental education class. I was accompanying Michael to the library at the other end of the school. The hallway was bristling with throngs of students rushing to get to class. Trying to navigate the hallways in between classes without being jostled was difficult for any student, let alone Michael. In addition to having Down Syndrome, Michael had visual impairments and had difficulty with stairs. I was...
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Every year in China, more than 70% of the 40,000 foreign English teachers trek home to their families in America, Canada, and U.K. for Christmas vacation and return back to their Chinese classrooms after Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). It was no different last year in 2019, except before 2020 arrived, we were all hearing the grim news about a new medical crisis in Wuhan that came to be known as the Corona Virus Pandemic or more recently as the COVID 19 Pandemic. When the borders subsequently closed all over the world, over 800,000 Foreign Expat teachers were treated to an extended vacation including the 25,000 from China. Now that the Chinese students have returned to their classrooms, their teachers are still locked out, and those that remained in China over the holidays now...
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