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  • My Father As The Best Teacher
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    At every point of my life, I have two types of education. Schools offer me the basic knowledge of how to make a living, and the other is my father who teaches me how to live. I once questioned myself about the importance of education in school, five minutes later there were a list of things on my mind... having new friends, learn how to do the Maths, learn Thai history, learn English and... well, learn how to sing national anthem correctly. I totally agree that those things as mentioned are impo...
  • Charlemagne's Palace School At Aachen
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    Charlemagne By: A. Dodge Maple / McBride HOUR- 1114 12-09-99 By the Cross and the Sword: Charlemagne's Impact on the West. "He who ordains the fate of kingdoms in the march of the centuries, the all-powerful Disposer of events, having destroyed one extraordinary image, that of the Romans, which had, it was true, feet of iron, or even feet of clay, then raised up, among the Franks, the golden head of a second image, equally remarkable, in the person of the illustrious Charlemagne. Not ker the Sta...
  • Leo Befriends Stargirl
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    The book I read was Stargirl written by Jerry Spinelli. The main character of this book is Susan Caraway, but everyone knows her as Stargirl. Stargirl is about 16 years old. She is in 10th grade. Her hair is the color of sand and falls to her shoulders. A "sprinkle" of freckles crosses her nose. Mostly, she looked like a hundred other girls in school, except for two things. She didn't wear makeup and her eyes were bigger than anyone else's in the school. Also, she wore outrageous clothes. Normal...
  • Class Schools
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    In education and in other fields of life, people are separated and grouped into nice sections. It has been going on for a long time, even before Plato defined his ideal society. The separating of the good and bad, intelligent and stupid, and high and low class will continue to be a part of who we are as a culture, because our educational structure requires students to learn the basic skills. A problem arises because many people do not fit nicely into a box. I didnt want to be in a box. I was not...
  • Middle School Without The Wonderful Teachers
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    At the end of eighth grade, we had to write letters to ourselves in Language Arts class. Mine was complete bullshit. At thirteen years old, I had already developed the art of bullshitting. But the worst part is, my letter was one of the ones in the running to be read at the Eighth Grade Salute. How pathetic. Dear Erica, As I look over my years at the middle school, I realize that I have learned and grown in many ways. The middle school has not only taught me math and science, but to believe in m...
  • Student Learning
    680 words
    We had sensed for some time that something was wrong - site-based management had not been delivering the goods. We formed leadership teams; they met; we shared decision making - but teaching and learning didn't change. "Perhaps too much had been expected from simply the transfer of power", suggest Priscilla Wohlstetter and Susan Albers Mohr man, who have written an extensive study looking at the outcomes of sharing decision making in schools. The idea always was to improve education for kids; bu...
  • Social Problems Of High School
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    Many people continue their education beyond high school to advance their careers. That is why I began working on my bachelor's degree. I wanted a job that did not involve standing at a cash register. However, I gained much more than that in those four years. When I finished my bachelor's degree in 1996, my emotions were very conflicted. On one hand I was very happy and proud to have completed the program. My divorce and suddenly becoming a single parent made my last year of school very difficult...
  • Social Security Taxes
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    Essay Question D "Supporting the Poor, Dealing with Bankruptcy, and the Difficulties with Medicare" Over time, the lighthearted side of many different cultures has had a growing concern for supporting the unyielding needs of the poor. Fortunately, through the centuries, society has come a long way from the times of Robin Hood and other daring heroic figures. Today, many gracious people have taken it upon themselves to donate money, food, clothes, and other non-perishable items to the less fortun...

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