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Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. When a tenured teachers gets hired for a position in a school they immediately gains this sort of protection which doesn’t allow them to get fired. This protection prevents schools from getting rid...

Tenure has, over the years, turned out to be a limitation factor which deprives students from receiving a proper education. In fact, the value of tenure has decreased when it comes to its credibility and purpose, now it is seen as a restriction to the...

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/04/13/the-pros-and-cons-of-gentrification/new-yorkers-need-to-take-back-their-city In this article, Moss classifies gentrification that is occurring in New York as hyper-gentrification. He defines it as  the change that comes from city government in collaboration with large corporations.  The poor, working and middle classes are pushed out, along with artists. This article creates new...

Veterans in “Veterans Face Greater Risks Amid Opioid Crisis” and “A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers” say they use opioid as a way to cope with their chronic pain which in the long run results in addiction. Whereas scientists argue that...

The Opioid epidemic has been proven to be the worst drug crisis in history.  According to the Jennifer Medina(2017) from the article Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic(p. 6), “All of us have some real impulse control problems, That’s why we’re drug addicts.” Many of those who...

In chapter 13 of the excerpt Chasing the Dream, the author begins talking about an experiment he had seen being conducted on rats which to him at first seemed "intriguing" but he is able to experience on his own later on. Johann tests out a...

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/opinion/sunday/a-drug-to-cure-fear.html?_r=0 The link above is going to take you to an article which will probably change your perceptive on drugs. In this article he addresses the posibility that the drug propranolol can decrease the fear a person may have and studies he has done prove his theory...

I strongly believe empathy and writing have a lot more in common than people give it credit for. To understand empathy you have to think outside the box and be able to explore other perspectives. For example, there are two different types of empathy: cognitive...

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