Thursday, October 31, 2013

Snitching Made Easy

Reading this article actually mad me mad. I feel like we can't trust our schools anymore. The fact that they would pay all that money to hire a "spy" is completely childish and ridiculous. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if our school was next to hire one of these company's.  When you click the "private" button on your Facebook account, that should mean something. I feel like our first amendment rights are being taken away from us. I understand the difference between freedom of speech and threats/bullying, but some of the things schools are getting kids in trouble for these days are ridiculous. I once got in trouble at school for liking a comment on Facebook. I was in my own home on my own computer, and they acted like I did something wrong at school. I don't understand why schools can't just leave there students alone after the bell. My biggest problem with schools is that they just try to punish kids for whatever they can. Just yesterday a student was suspended for making a joke about how the drink in his cup resembled cough syrup. That as just as stupid as those girls getting in trouble for posting pictures of them AT HOME with phallus shaped lollipops.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Reader response #5

I recently read an article on CNN about a school shooting. The shooting occurred this past Monday at Sparks Middle school in Nevada. It all happened very fast. A student shot and wounded another student in the shoulder, and proceeded to shoot a teacher who tried to stop him. The teacher who was an ex Marine died instantly. The student tracked down one last other student and shot wounded him in the arm. After the third shot, he took his own life. Nobody knew why the student did it, because he was known to be a really nice kid, and the students he shot were thought to be friends with him.  Police and many others think the shooting may be the result of bullying.

I chose this article because it relates to the last chapter in outliers. The chapter talks about one of the most successful public schools in the country is located in the worst part of the country. I guess the moral of the story is that the whole school managed to overcome the fact it is in the middle of a really bad neighborhood. The school has never had problems with shootings or anything like that even though it is located in a area where that is expected. However, the shooting that took place in Nevada was located In a small quiet nice town.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

After reading the article on public schools and creativity, I had this to say. Schools have never been a place for creativity, in fact, it is kind of the opposite. School is a place to learn what you need to know for life beyond high school. Schools do offer many things to help students express creativity, like Creative Writing classes, and Drama programs, and they even require their students to take an art class. The schools main goal is to teach each student the same exact thing, and it is really up to the teacher to decide how creativity is tied in. I have had teachers who wanted me to express all the creativity I possibly had in me, and I have also had teachers who just wanted me to do everything the exact way that they told me. Creativity is not dying, it's just not as common as it should be.