News Response

In: Social Issues

Submitted By kikisweet1029
Words 734
Pages 3
PSC 201A
Dr. Schulte
Response Paper 3
In the New York Times article, “What’s the Matter With Kansas’ Schools?” by David Sciarra and Wade Henderson published on January 7, Kansas is facing a rigorous challenge on inadequate and unfair school funding for public education. Governor Sam Brownback who is a Republican and the Kansas legislature, which is led by Republicans, have made an excess amount of harsh budget cuts in addition to the cuts that they made several years ago. Parents filed a lawsuit to protest these funding cuts. The Kansas Supreme Court will have to decide whether the state will continue cutting funds or restore them. “The Judges called the school funding cut destructive of our children’s future” (Sciarra and Henderson, 2014). Federal education policies have ignored the issue of poverty for years. There are a number of research studies that have been found that the majority of students in public schools come from low-income families. Referring to the current school system, I think these large cuts in school funding would not only affect the children’s future, but also help to impoverish society in the long run.
Poverty is a substantial factor when it comes to education problems in the United States. According to the Washington Post (2013), low-income students made up at least half the public school population in 17 states, including some wealthy states such as California in 2011, which was a marked increase from 2000 (Strauss, 2013). Furthermore, social science research also has shown that two-thirds of student achievement is not affected by academic factors but economic status instead (Sirota, 2013). If the budget was to be cut, there will be more students who will not receive quality education. Meanwhile, the result of that will cause even more poverty.
“Education is the great equalizer but schools as they are constituted today are not…...

Similar Documents

Response to a South African Response

...Response to a South Africa Investment Leon Grier Personal & Organizational Ethics Dr. Tina Engle March 19, 2012 Response to a South Africa Investment In my judgment one of the benefits to continue with the expansion project of the Caltex plant is it would continue to keep Caltex black employees employed. Caltex has improved the life of its current minority employees even though the country itself hasn’t tried to improve the welfare of the rest of the black community. Another benefit is that that expansion project promised an annual return of 20 percent on the original investment, which is good for the shareholders. Finally, the benefit that I see is that Caltex is helping the economy of the South Africa by continuing its oil operations in its country. On the other hand by continuing operations in South Africa, and they are helping the government financially support the mistreatment of the black community. If Standard and Texaco did not build the plant, someone else would, likely a company with less global standards or stake in moral and ethical dilemmas. While most reasonable people, even in 1977, found apartheid to be cruel, unjust, and certainly morally wrong, one can think that it would be easier to change a situation from the inside out rather than the outside in. Even Caltex ended operations there in South Africa, the employees that had a little of success would be forced to return to where they began. Apartheid laws were designed to preserve the racial......

Words: 1360 - Pages: 6

Response Essay to News Article

...Response to “The generations at work” Recently as I was flipping through the Star newspaper entertainment section, I came across an article titled “The generations at work” written by Jean. It was such an intriguing article that it made me ponder for some time but I won’t agree or disagree to it, it is simply just my point of view. The article talked about the Generations that the X and Y, of the old timers and the restless young ones in the working industries. About the differences of how things are done between these two generations and ideals. “YOUR generation is just too materialistic! All you think about is money, money, money. There’s more to life than that.” (pgh.1) Well, it goes without saying that money makes the world go round. I won’t deny this true albeit fact of our current generation. I do agree that there is more to life than money alone such as love, friends and family. Money simply cannot buy true love, real friends or the bonds a family provides. It cannot buy happiness in the long term or more importantly, life itself. “When I was your age, I never thought about money. True, it is important. But what was more important then was having a job and supporting our own families.” (pgh.4) “Next came loyalty and integrity. Once we started working, we would stay with the company until we retired” (pgh.4) this sentence caught my attention as I was reading through the article. Unlike the current generation of youngsters (Generation Y) who jump ship......

Words: 746 - Pages: 3

Hospital Response

...Hospital Response Plan: Fire Evacuation A hospital, depending on its size can house hundreds of patients on any given day. Fire is a severe risk to the hospital because of its erratic nature. In this scenario, a fire in the mess hall has developed outside the staffs’ ability to successfully control and snuff out the fire. The fire has reached a level extreme enough to where management has deemed it necessary to call for a complete evacuation of the hospital. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (1996) stated that, “There are several factors which must be considered when planning for an evacuation, among these are the characteristics of the hazard or threat itself” (P. 5E1). Our goal is to Develop an effective emergency response plan, which will takes into account the threat of fire, this is vital to emergency management. We must be prepared at all times, no matter what type of emergency it is, be it a natural disaster or a manmade event; the hospital should have a planned response to protect the hospitals assets. Interagency Coordination Interagency Coordination is a significant part of a completed response plan. Hospital plans for full or partial evacuation should incorporate pre-planning and address the incident command and management structure established for its operational area (community). In advance of an event, Hospitals should understand and incorporate local plans and protocols that are in place to support evacuation and......

Words: 910 - Pages: 4

Response

...Critical Response Essay Utilitarian Approach: Fred is faced with a difficult decision because he must decide what is more important to him. Is keeping my job more important than contributing to something I don’t agree with? That is the crucial question he must answer. Is that would allow him to keep his job and persuade Greyarea to manufacture less toxic cigarettes. According to the consequentialist theory of Utilitarianism, if he wore to abide by this theory, Fred would respectfully resign from this job. Under principle of utility, the right action is the one that produces the greatest balance of pleasure over pain, or happiness over unhappiness, for everyone affected by that action. He believes that his contribution to the companies harmful products isn’t for him, because the consequences are far more important than maintaining his current job. This is something a consequentialist believes in and respects. Fred would rather spend more time searching for jobs and struggle to provide for his family, than work for a company who profits at the expense of consumers. Fred knows if he were to release the information about toxic additives in Greyarea’s new cigarettes, he would be terminated and presented a lawsuit. But, being consequentialist, he believes his actions are for the greater good and it outweighs the consequences he would receive upon forfeiting such information. As a utilitarian, its in his power to step away from Greyarea and Deontologist Approach: If......

Words: 382 - Pages: 2

Response

...inadequate methods of gives of classes, I still have several experiences of nice classes. The professors still give lectures but weave group discussions, presentations and films watching into the course schedule; consequently, the stuffs enrich the classes and make them absorbing and interesting. When the instructors lecture, we listen carefully and take notes about the teachers’ summaries, explanations, and comments of articles and essays. As for presentations, we have to report in team works so we look for and collect information collaboratively. After presenting, we could get the sense of achievement. When it comes to watching movies related to what we learn, the films give us profound impressions and new viewpoints varied form previous thoughts. In these ways, students are able to response their reflections and instructors can also get feedback. This kind of instruction is a little bit difficult to practice but seemingly better for students and professors. David Daniels has pointed out the defects of lecture system which has passed down and rooted in the education system. Nonetheless, whether it is proper or inappropriate depends on how professors instruct. What’s more, no matter students, instructors, faculty, or administrators, they are supposed to try to find the balance between lectures and small discussion classes. As a result, both lectures and discussions have advantages and shortcomings; whether they work effectively depends on how people make use of them....

Words: 742 - Pages: 3

Response to Friedman

...Response to Friedman It would seem academia's view of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is split. There are some that would like to believe MOOCs are the next revolution in education. One such person is Thomas Friedman, an author and columnist for the New York Times. Friedman has high expectations of MOOCs and states, "I can see a day soon where you'll create your own college degree by taking the best online courses from the best professors from around the world."1 On the other hand Karen Head, an assistant professor for Georgia Institute of Technology, initially wanted nothing to do with them. She stated, "I wondered how anyone could possibly teach writing in a massive open online course--a question that many of my colleagues are still asking."3 Friedman posits that innovation will come because of demand from the market, parents, students and even the federal government.2 Karen is part of that innovation not only as a professor but as a planner in the program. Her experience in preparing the MOOC for Georgia Tech will certainly challenge Friedman's idea of cheap. Perhaps if Friedman expanded on the idea of initial cost vs. maintenance cost of a MOOC it wouldn't appear cheap in the short term. In this case of start-up costs for a university it would have to be seen as an investment. In the long term gains would be seen, provided their program is a successful one. In the end Friedman holds on to his idea of a revolutionary new way to educate the world. For......

Words: 354 - Pages: 2

Global Warming - Response to Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

...R. Conrad Charlton Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math 1. The key message that the author is telling us regarding the fossil fuel supply situation, carbon emissions and global warming is that the amount of carbon needed, from the consumption of fossil fuels, to be released in the atmosphere to increase the global temperature to a point that will have a catastrophic effect on our planet, represents only one fifth of the total estimated fossil fuel reserves worldwide. This means that the threshold we need to stay under to avoid climate change at a dangerous level is represented by a fraction of the global supply of fossil fuels, which as of right now, are being treated as usable assets. The author also highlights that the supply of fossil fuels and carbon emissions generated by consumption are rising. At this rate of consumption, we will produce the amount of carbon that has been regarded as past the threshold of safe, in a mere 16 years. The author described a very linear relationship between the approach to this threshold of carbon in the atmosphere, and the rise in global temperature. This rise, which is to be determined to be too much at an increase in temperature of 2 degrees Celsius (of which we have already accumulated 0.8 degrees Celsius), will result in devastating changes occurring in our environment and in our oceans. It is these changes that the author describes will occur if we are to continue to consume fossil fuels, of which we have an abundance in regard......

Words: 955 - Pages: 4

In Response to “Happenings” in the New York Scene, Allan Kaprow, 1961 and Responsive Environments, Myron W. Krueger, 1977

...different histories of the works also influenced their goals and methods of interactivity. The interactive new media works that we encounter in today’s galleries have a much stronger resemblance and more in common with Krueger’s environments than the “happenings” of the 1960s. Today’s interactive art works are technology driven systems which can sense the world around them and can respond to it. While this bidirectional interaction is more similar to “happenings” where all participants can interact with one another and the “creators” of the event, there is a lack of interaction with technology. This technological element is at the root of both Krueger’s environments and modern interactive pieces. In this respect, both have closer ties to the interaction found in photography and film between the photographer/camera and the subject. This method of interaction is unidirectional but the interaction with the technology is key. Happenings came about in the 1960s while the art world was still in its post-war modernist period. The happenings followed in the footsteps of or in concert with “action” painting, the Fluxus and Dada movements, and the beatnik and hippie cultural movements. This anti-materialism, communal, rebellious attitude infused the happenings with a social commentary and an active investigation into the boundaries of Art. While the same could be said of some contemporary new media works, happenings are (technologically) unmediated and therefore, I believe, are......

Words: 569 - Pages: 3

Response to Intervention

...Introduction As America’s educational system continues to strengthen and develop, a focus on individualized instruction and intervention within the regular education classroom has been brought forth in an attempt to keep struggling students from falling behind. This specific additional instruction and intervention, known as Response to Intervention in most states (RtI), is not only viewed as a push towards the improvement of education for all students, but is also being used as the means by which decisions regarding a student’s special education eligibility is based upon. However, for such a program to ultimately be beneficial, it will be up to the schools to ensure that the education professionals are putting forth significant effort in using the most appropriate type of intervention for that specific student. It will be the RtI team’s duty to define the student’s problem, plan an intervention, implement the intervention, and regularly evaluate the student’s progress (Martinez & Young, 2011, p. 44). Various interventions should be attempted if the scheduled improvement is not initially apparent. Statement of the Problem The groundbreaking passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act in 1975, the long overdue act which provided official protection of the rights and individual needs of those with disabilities within the educational system, sparked the remarkable increase of students being quickly diagnosed with a learning disability in whatever subject......

Words: 5546 - Pages: 23

Response to Postman

...English 102 Professor Hanson March 12, 2014 Reading Response for Postman How is Postman’s argument similar to or different from Baron’s. (Hint: it’s more than “they are both discussing technology’s impact on education). To start off, when I began reading postman’s “Virtual Students, Digital Classroom” piece I felt very open minded with how the piece started off with questions. When I first started reading Baron’s it was more like facts being thrown at me and intriguing me. Yes Postman’s argument is similar in the fact that they are both discussing technology’s impact on education, but how they differ is quite interesting. Postman talks about what others are talking about new technology. He is deducing what Ravitch is saying when it comes to how new technologies make new kinds of people and also Ravitch’s conception of the future. The main difference between Postman and Baron’s argument is that Postman’s is more about how technology is affection students, kids, and time goes on they are changing. While Baron’s argument is more arguing about how technology has affected society as well as writing. Personally as much as I thought Baron’s piece was interesting, Postman’s piece really stands out to me. A part that really got to me was when he says, “ These are serious matters, they need to be discussed by those who know something about children from the planet Earth, and whose vision of children’s needs, and the needs of society, go beyond thinking of school......

Words: 301 - Pages: 2

Response

...In response to the reading I found myself open minded to the stereotypical episodes of what a black man goes through. Personally, I found it difficult to relate to because I’m not black or a big man. I can however, imagine through the words of the author what he was feeling as well as what others (victims) were feeling. Then I somehow, found myself recalling times that I too had displayed worry when coming down a dark street, at a club, or even in an empty train cart that would have me alone with a big man, on the other end of it and me feeling like the echoes of the rails would keep me distracted from my fears of something bad happening. For example I can recall a time when I was mugged while walking down my own street. It was during the summer and it was 11pm. I rarely walk the streets at night but this was an exception. My mother’s flight got in last and she was hungry. I decided to walk to the pizza shop at the corner of my street and as I walked down my street I had noticed two men; one black and one white turn the corner together but split up when they saw me. I knew something was going to happen. Sure enough one of them ran towards my purse. WE both spun around and dropped to the sidewalk. As you can imagine I had a strong grip on my purse and the purse itself was made of camel skin. Another time I can recall minding my business waiting for my train in Chinatown and a black man decided to expose himself to me repeatedly until my train......

Words: 373 - Pages: 2

Response

...self-conscious. He wasn’t happy with the way he looked and sought after ways to change his appearance. “It comes from Michaels habit of constantly touching and covering his nose with the fingers of his left hand, a tic that becomes pronounced in news clips from this time” (116). He was embarrassed of his nose and wanted to change the color of his skin. Let’s not forget that his voice wasn’t deepening like it should be so he would do vocal exercises to get to the right range. That must of been extremely time consuming and a lot of pressure to put on a young man. My opinion has not changed of him still pretty indifferent. From the beginning of the story to end just indifferent not really caring but I have enjoyed a couple of his songs. I will say I was surprised about him being self-conscious about his nose. That was not known to me, I always assumed that his he kept touching his nose to make sure it was still there because of all the surgeries I was told that it kept falling off his face. Works cited Sullivan. Jeremiah, John. “FEET IN SMOKE.” Pulphead Essays. New York, 2011. 43-53. Print. Sullivan. Jeremiah, John. “AT A SHELTER (AFTER KATRINA).” Pulphead Essays. New York, 2011. 79-88. Print. Sullivan. Jeremiah, John. “MICHAEL.” Pulphead Essays. New York, 2011. 109-126. Print....

Words: 805 - Pages: 4

Report on ‘Test & Measurement of Response for New Products Among Influencers and Channel Partners’

... GURPREET SINGH BEDI, AREA SALES MANAGER, REGIONAL OFFICE, BELL CERAMIC LTD. CHANDIGARH. SUBMITTED BY: SHWETA DHIR BELL CERAMICS LIMITED, CHANDIGARH JUNE 27, 2007 MR. GURPREET SINGH BEDI AREA SALES MANAGER REGIONAL OFFICE CHANDIGARH SUBJECT: PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT ON ‘TEST & MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSE FOR NEW PRODUCTS AMONG INFLUENCERS AND CHANNEL PARTNERS’ RESPECTED SIR HERE IS MY REPORT ON MY STUDY ON THE RESPONSE FOR NEW PRODUCTS ZEN AND RETRO AMONG INFLUENCERS AND CHANNEL PARTNERS AS PER THE AUTHORIZATION OF MR. A N RANGASWAMY (PRESIDENT- MARKETING) DATED THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS THE MENTION OF THE UPCOMING PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF CHANDIGARH AND THE NEARBY AREAS AND STUDY OF THE VARIOUS FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE BUYING DECISION OF THE END USER AND HIS NEED AND EXPECTATION FROM THE CERAMIC TILES. ALSO THE ARCHITECTS WERE INTERVIEWED IN ORDER TO MEASURE THE POSITION OF BELL CERAMICS IN THEIR EYES AND PROMOTE ZEN AND RETRO SERIES TO THEM. THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS THE ANALYSIS OF BELL CERAMICS VIS-À-VIS ITS COMPETITORS IN TERMS OF PRICE, QUALITY, AVAILABILITY ETC. IT ALSO CONTAINS......

Words: 11449 - Pages: 46

Response

...I am writing the following in response to Ms Hoa's request to write comments for Language Skills 4A. First, the Language skills subject is an excellent course to take. It is very informative. And it has provided me with the foundation that I will need to make further advancement in Foreign Language coursework. The instructor, Ms Hoa, works very hard in class to get his ideas across to the students. I really enjoy the way she uses her voice to command students' attention. Ms Hoa is very thorough in lecturing. However, you already knew that we have to practice writing, reading, grammar. I think the pace of this course is hard and fast. the students can not manage their time effectively in order to receive quality materials day-in, day-out. I was reminded of the old adage, "Practice makes perfect”, Those exercise assignments took hours and hours to complete! But we do not have time enough. The pressure on time made it difficult be prepared. I was still surprised at the intensive pressure, especially when the final examination of the semester was approaching. Personally, we should separate 4A and 4B into: Listening and Speaking, Grammar and Writing, and Reading and Vocabulary. And I would like to have seen more real practice given in the lectures. For me, this helps to crystallize the definites, grammars by placing them in context. Finally, the book which we used is too old, we need to choose other materials. I'm sorry if this is offensive, but that's the way I feel. I...

Words: 288 - Pages: 2

Response

...A TWO-PAGE RESPONSE TO CONRAD’S HEART OF DARKNESS This paper seeks to give a response to Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Heart of Darkness centers on Marlow and his journey up on the Congo River to meet Kurtz, a civilizer. His quest reveals dehumanizing effects of colonialism and brutalities meted upon the people of Congo by the company’s agents and, he finally learns the truth about Kurtz, a universal genius. Colonialism, imperialism, savagery verses civilization, and racism are the most common issues explored in the book. My major appreciation of the novel lies in how Conrad presents the theme – the horrors associated with imperialism. His concrete descriptions paint various pictures that make it so real for readers to imagine and feel the pain and trauma of the natives of Congo during the era of colonialism. Imperialism is defined as the policy of forcefully extending a nation’s authority by the establishment of economic and political dominance (The Chambers Dictionary). Some textual evidence of the theme, horrors associated with imperialism, are presented below: Forthwith, the natives were made slaves by their colonial masters and were treated as savages. Marlow confirms this, ‘A slight clinking behind me made me turn my head…and all were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between them rhythmically clinking’ (p. 10). Another instance is revealed in the text by Marlow. He becomes the eye of narration for Conrad, and this process further adds to the many......

Words: 564 - Pages: 3