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  • Site For The High School
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    Glen Gemeniano 1/28/00 POLI 1 A Alternatives to Belmont Sites Have Problems of their own The site for new Belmont still hasn't been found. The School district has been fumbling with two proposed alternatives by interim superintendent Ruben Cortices and CEO Howard Miller respectively suggest using high-rise office suites and open 4 new schools quickly. These alternatives have been met with mixed emotion from both sides of the battle. Those for the Belmont project to continue are in favor of using...
  • His Own Schooling
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    The Determination to Succeed The setting sun casts shadows deep across the African savannas. Behind a schoolhouse, in one of these shadows cast by an old tree, there is a boy. Blindfolded, he struggles with the weight of holding an iron bar upright. If he fails, he knows that his nemesis the Judge and the Judge's cronies, will beat him. For a six-year-old boy to survive this experience is an incredible accomplishment. As told in Bryce Courtenay's novel The Power of One, the main character, Peeka...
  • Boarding School
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    Personal Writing: My New Life in India Tap... tap... tap... I looked up to see a blurry figure of my mother tapping a few fingers on my shoulder. 'Sorry to wake you up, Rishi, but me and Daddy have something important to tell you. ' She was not smiling. I got up, now fully awake, wondering what was going on. With my father standing next to her, my mother crossed her arms and, in a tone that I knew could not be argued with, stated, 'We have decided to move to India permanently. ' I was awestruck....
  • President Of Arkansas Tech
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    History of Arkansas Tech University Est. 1909 Arkansas ranked 42nd out of the 46 states in annual per capita school funds at a mere $4.97 per student. Citizens started to feel the need for secondary education for their children most ardently. The Washington County Farmers' Union started the concept of agricultural boarding schools. H.S. Mobley was one of the most fluent spokesman for the Union. He believed in vocational education, and he pleaded for schools where students might learn partly by w...
  • School Board
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    5 a) If I were on the School Board I would not have agreed to the issue framed for the arbitrator. I believe that the issue was not neutral, rather that it favored the association and Ms. Kimball. Statements in the issue such as, .".. when the grievance absented herself from work for illness... ". , support Kimball's argument. In the Position of the School District section of the handout, the School Board states that when Kimball called in to report the absence she simply informed the district "...
  • Board Of Education
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    On Monday night, the Board of Education met to discuss the possibility of building more facilities to accommodate the rising student population in the school district. The two and a half hour meeting was close to getting out of hand, as even members of the 152 person audience got involved in the heated debates. The subject opened with a report from superintendent Arlene A. Dunlap. She stated that student enrollment in the district was up eighteen percent from last year. "This is disturbing becau...
  • Exclusive Concession Contracts
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    With inadequate education budgets across the nation, school systems are looking for additional sources of revenue and corporate America is looking to capture the "kids" market. Children and teenagers spend $74 billion a year and influence billions more in family spending. Almost every large corporation sponsors some type of in-school marketing program. These marketing programs include, but are not limited to, exclusive concession contracts. Nearly 40 percent of schools begin their day with curre...
  • Member Of The School Board
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    Critical Essay - Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-House The argument Addams makes that "educational matters are more democratic in their political than in their social aspect" (197), I believe she is referring to the long struggle between the teachers and the Chicago School Board. The Chicago School Board was politically corrupt. Many of the teachers and custodial engineers were friends of politicians who secured their positions in exchange for certain kickbacks. The school board maintained con...
  • Hooker Chemical Corporation
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    The Love Canal which is located in Niagara Falls, was created in the 1890's by a businessman by the name of William T. Love who wanted to facilitate hydroelectric power by connecting the upper and lower parts of the falls. Love's plan fell apart when he lacked financing and cheaper methods of obtaining power became available. The Love Canal was abandoned and shortly afterward the city of Niagara Falls turned the canal into a summer swimming hole (Beauchamp p. 106). The Hooker Electrochemical Com...
  • School Board Of South Lyon Community Schools
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    Mainstreaming is a concept that isn't extremely well known concept that is currently being instituted in a lot of public education institutions. Currently, across the United States, mainstreaming is being added to schools. This has allowed for students to gain a successful start in the world today. My initial audience was that of an entry-level Honors level Public Speaking course with members of the audience consisting of fellow students and peers. For my current audience, I will be addressing t...

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