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    He attended DeWitt Clinton High School, where he was first noticed for his talent with poetry. According to Gerald Early’s, article “About Countee Cullens Life and Career,” when he first started school he didn’t share any of his poetry nor did he make any. Cullen’s, religion taught him to act as a conservative catholic. This held him back from pursuing his talent because it restricted him from expressing much emotion. School allowed Cullen, to feel comfortable. School was like a playground for Cullen where he wasn’t judged or restricted from creating his art. He first noticed his level of talent when he entered and won a high school poem competition. From that point he continued to gain momentum by excelling in school (1-3). Cullens, academic success began giving whites a new opinion on African American potential. At the time most blacks weren’t fortnutite enough to get a well-rounded education because a majority of whites viewed them as unworthy or incapable of handling a whites student level of education. Allot of this changed when he released his first poem book in 1925, “Color”. The book immediately…

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    High school soccer tournaments are not very common in Iowa. The first ever soccer tournament for the Dubuque Senior girls Junior Varsity soccer team was a huge success. It was in Clinton - DeWitt, The day started out by loading the bus at six in the morning at Senior. The sun was already out but the air still had a cold chill to it. All the girls on the team looked tired, their hair was messy and their eyes were barley open. I walked onto the bus and smelled something warm. I walk to the…

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    St. Johns Case Study

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    Johns and the affordability of the area. New employers are also attracted to the City of St. Johns due to our educated workforce. There is one school district in the City of St. Johns. St. Johns Public Schools is comprised of four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. These six schools housed 3,093 students in 2013-14. St. Johns Public Schools show improved test scores and are regarded as above average as compared to other districts in Mid-Michigan. The public school…

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    Lack Of Education In America

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    Can you believe, “30 years ago, America was the leader in quantity and quality of high school diplomas. Today, our nation is ranked 36th in the world.” Although lack of education is a serious problem caused by state budget cuts, poverty, and living environments, it can be improved by providing public schools with more money, parental involvement, and by having prepared and educated teachers. According to Do Something , “Dropout rates of 16 to 24 year old students who come from low income…

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    My Last Day

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    Since no one will ever see what I write there is no chance of my parents haemorrhaging. To be honest at this stage of my life "all that crap" is all I have. So here goes: My last day of school, six months earlier, was the apogee of my life. Finally, I did not have to obey the senseless school rules and dress codes nor bear, with few exceptions, the boring lessons or illogical opinions of teachers. I could make my own decisions, decide how to spend whatever I earned. I have a rebellious…

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    To make someone interested in science, we have to demonstrate the outcome a chemical phenomenon can give. To give them a deep desire to discover medicine, we may give them an unbearable experience. When I was still young, I lost my aunt in a night. My mother never told me the reason of my aunt’s death. I tried to guess but I could not since I had no idea. In the meantime, my passion in pharmacy grew, though I was told was heart disease when I had grown up. In addition, since my grandfather died…

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    There is perhaps no American icon that satirically represents the teenage world better than Ferris Bueller. Director John Hughes was already immersed in telling stories of American youth when his most successful film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was released in 1986. The movie revolves around Bueller’s determination to skip to school while avoiding capture at the hands of Dean Edward Rooney, one of many comic fools in the film. Much of the story revolves around cultural context involving…

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    I found the podcasts to be very intriguing and brought attention to situations that I had no idea existed. If we look beyond the fact that twenty nine students were injured and three were killed the past year at Harper High, it sounds very similar to the high school I attended. While mine was much smaller in size and was primarily white and located in a rural setting, the students and school faculty seemed to have similar relationships. In the podcast, the narrator states that the faculty likes…

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    Challenges In My Life

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    Fortunately, the nearby private school allowed me to attend on a trial basis, with the plan being that I would complete Kindergarten again with my correct class the next year when I was five. However, I ended up exceed the expectations of the instructors and they insisted I move on the 1st grade as I understood the materials better than most in my class. As I continued though grammar school, middle school and even some of high school, I never really had to study much because retaining…

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    Overcrowding in Public Schools: The Problem Needs to be Fixed in a Timelier Manner In the United States of America, there is an overcrowding problem in our schools, the school systems need to give this issue more attention before things get much worse. Overcrowding occurs when the number of students enrolled in the school is larger than the number of students the school is designed to accommodate (“Condition of Americas Public School System”). Although the school systems have taken some actions…

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