DeWitt Clinton High School

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  • Countee Cullen's Impact On The Harlem Renaissance

    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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  • Lack Of Education In America

    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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  • The Importance Of Being Judged By Others

    Noor Al-Maadeed “Being judged by others” this personal piece that I shared, describes a past event happened during high school years. I learned how to overcome this negative experience to positive thing that helped shape my character turn into the confident woman I am today. The process of revising this piece of writing is on of the hardest because it is difficult for me to express my feelings about a place that is filled with negativity. In addition, I want to catch the reader’s attention and…

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  • The Importance Of Volunteering In Education

    Are We Losing Our Civic Values? With the concept of “mandatory volunteerism” burgeoning within the education system, both public and private high schools alike are beginning to debate as to whether or not they should all mandate community service. “Mandatory volunteerism” is exactly as defective as it sounds. This term refers to the enforcement of community service within a school. This concept should be negated, as it would devalue the sole purpose of having community service, exclude…

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  • Why Cheerleading Is A Sport

    Cheerleading should be considered a sport Most people only consider competition cheerleading as a sport, others such as cheerleaders themselves consider any type of cheerleading as a sport, such as school cheer or competition cheer. There are a lot of benefits to why cheerleading is a sport, also to why cheerleading should be considered a sport. Cheerleading can be classified as a sport in many different ways such as, a varsity high school sport, or as a competition sport. Cheerleading requires…

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  • Essay On Gender Neutral Bathrooms

    beaten up and denied access to their school bathrooms based upon the gender printed on the doors. These students are in a constant and devastating battle for equality. After years of verbal harassment and bullying for being transgender, the pain doesn’t stop. Finally being comfortable in their own skin and having the confidence to go out in public as a transgender, these victims are stopped and further harassed for no particular purpose other than the satisfaction of the offender. Public schools…

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  • Classroom Environment Analysis

    Environment” the environment a school creates “shapes how teachers and students will feel, think, and behave, and its qualities can have a lasting effect on our lives.” For these reasons, the environment in which a school creates plays a very important role in many peoples lives: the students, their families, the teachers, and the community. It can either work for or against those involved, which is why it is always one of the main concerns for schools. A predominately white (97.6%) elementary…

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  • View Of The Curriculum: Equality, Equality And Equality In Education

    View of the Curriculum American education over the past century has oscillated from focusing on the students to focusing on curriculum. During the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, for example, there was a tension between excellence in education and equality in education. Some people attempted to provide equal education for all people (focusing on the student), but often sacrificed excellence in education. Other schools were set up promoting excellence in education. However, these schools often…

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  • Analysis Of Grade Inflation Gone Wild By Stuart Rojstaczer

    This, in essence, is the foundation of why Rojstaczer wrote his op-ed. He argues that getting a B+ or better is achievable for students with only minimal effort. Students can go through the motions, not prepare for class, and limit studying to a minimum to achieve a high letter grade. Students today “study less than 10 hours a week-that’s less than half the hours they spent studying 40 years ago” (68). Rojstaczer tries to back up his claim by looking at the average GPA of universities and…

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  • The Importance Of My Happiest Experience In High School

    began many years ago, when I first started school. Even on my very first day of kindergarten, it was already clear to me that going to school wasn’t going to be something that I enjoyed. I was very shy and withdrawn, and the other kids weren’t at all interested in being friends with me. They never seemed to like me as much as they all liked each other, despite my efforts to try and fit in. The kids in my class didn’t see my quiet nature as shyness, but rather as something strange, which made me…

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