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After learning about summaries, we’re going to post some summaries of our own. Remember we’re posting two summaries. An in-class summary on “Why I write” by Orwell and another summary on any drug-related reading assigned for homework.

Here’s a link to learn more about that MEAL strategy: https://twp.duke.edu/uploads/assets/meal_plan.pdf

In Jamila Lyiscott’s essay, Broken English, she states that even though she is being described as an articulate person, a person who has no problem pronouncing things, she still speaks in three ...

In Jamila Lyiscott’s spoken word piece, “3 Ways to speak English,” she gives way to the idea that there is no one proper version of the English language. Lyiscott (2014) asserts that...

Jamila Lyiscott,a poet expresses her opinion on the freedom of  using different dialects or languages,she speaks of how speaking three different languages gives her advantages to connect liberally wi...

3 ways to speak English by Jamilia Lyiscott reports why a lady called her “articulate”. Lyiscott offers this example ” So I may not always come before you with excellency of speech b...

In his essay Why I Write the author, George Orwell, opens up about his conscious nature of being a writer and not only talks about his evolution as a writer, but also tells readers the reasons why a w...

Three ways to speak English by Jamila Lyiscott argues that broken English should not be misunderstood for ignorance. Jamila Lyiscott (2014) argues that “speaking three tongues. One for each: ...

In “3 ways to speak English” by Jamila Lyiscott, she expains how articulate she is by speaking three different languages. An example of this is when she’s talking to her friends R...

In Why I Write, George Orwell discusses that he includes his personal experiences in his writing to make it more distinctive. Orwell says that “I am not able, and do not want, to completely aba...

In George Orwell’s article “Why I Write,” he explains how he became a writer. Being lonely at home sometimes, helped him to think of stories that motivated him to realize how he can...

In Jamila Lysicott’s spoken-word video, she uses the different types of English she speaks to explain how articulate she is. She talks about each forms of English: the standard American English ...

In Jamila Lyiscott’s: 3 ways to speak English she is trying to make a point by stating that she is ” articulate” . She says she is “a tri-lingual orator” because she h...

Jamila Lyiscott “3 ways to speak English” reflects on how speaking broken English does not make you less articulate. For example Lyiscott states “But do not judge me by my language a...

Summary Jamila Lyiscott the speaker of the “3 ways to speak English” explains how she speaks English with her friends, parents, and classmates should be known as articulate. For example when Lyisc...

In George Orwell’s, “Why I Write”, Orwell gives his readers an understanding on how being a lonely child and living through times of war influenced his purpose of writing. For examp...

Jamila Lyiscottt in “3 ways to speak English” highlights the depths of how her different ways of speaking, effect’s people’s views of her. “But do not judge by my langua...

3 ways to speak English by Jamila Lyiscott explain how she is articulated. an example on how she is articulate is when somebody speak to her in English she have 3 different ways she could speak back. ...

“A linguistic celebration,” is what Jamila lyiscott states when she describes how she is articulate in today’s society. Jamila shows how articulation can be shaped by a persons surro...

Dr. Manny Alvarez is a member of numerous professional societies, including the society of prenatal care, American Institute of Ultrasound and medicine and the American Society for blood and Marrow tr...

The writer of Chasing the Scream highlights the correlation between drug use, mental conditions and loneliness.  The writer highlights the experimentation done by Bruce and Gabor on rats. The experi...

In German Lopez’s “America is in the middle of its worst drug epidemic ever,” Lopez states that the American country is in the worst danger ever involving drugs. Not only has drugs been killing ...

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths-visual-guide/ This link will lead you to view a visual on how drugs are affecting America from each state. This article is writt...

Accepting syrian refugees into the U.S. is the least we could do. accepting syrians into countries have become a hard task since people are scared of the repercussions after doing so.  According to  Ignatieff (2015) “The refugee crisis isn’t a ‘European one'” he claims “the worst are the petro states …many of them have been funneling arms into syria for years, and what have they done to give new homes to the four million people trying to flee? Nothing.” if we fund these syrian rebels isn’t it our responsibility to help the people who don’t want to be caught in the middle of it flee? maybe we should listen to Ignatieff he is a former politician who is well known for his work as a historian. Ignatieff also states that “blaming the europeans is an alibi and the rest of our excuses- like the refugees don’t have the right papers- are sickening” and this is true because the U.S. like many other countries can do so much more, this is proven by our past and how we used to ‘be able to rise to the occasion’ according to Ignatieff “canada, sent a government minister to vienna in late 1956  to support a processing center that took in hundreds of hungarians and airlifted them to canada after the soviets crushed the hungarian uprising.”

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/10/pf/college/suny-cuny-tuition-free-college/

there is a new scholarship that allows SUNY/CUNY students go to school tuition-free, this scholarship is called the excelsior scholarship. you have to meet many criteria to be eligible for this scholarship such as having to stay in new york for as many years they had the scholarship or if your family earns no more than $100,000 a year.

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. The purpose of tenure was to improve the education system but in reality it is hurting it. Wetherbe (2013) writes that, “Professors’ reluctance to use technology to revamp the way they teach is understandable; tenured professors, of course, don’t have to.” For this reason, having tenured professors limits the students’ access to new and improved course opportunities. While tenure is protecting professors from losing their jobs, it is also protecting them from having to update the way that they teach as the years go on and technology continues to play bigger roles in our society. This limitation can hinder the future of the students by not preparing them to keep up with the modernized world where everything revolves around technology.

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 of old teachers or teachers that teach outdated material.  This information is seen in Wetherbe because he states how tenured teachers can only teach specific material making it difficult to adapt to new trends or allowing students to receive a more modern kind of education. Also present in   Frederickson  because he argues that not enough money is being spent on education-related tasks which serves as an impediment to students. Since not enough money is being spent on education-related tasks, students don’t really have a choice but to deal with what they have and most of the time what they have is old preventing them from learning the new trends that may be beneficial to their future/ career.

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. Tenure is a rigid system that is supposed to improve the institutions of education, but does not help universities at all. To support this claim, another study “The Trouble with Tenure” Bruni (2014) states that “Tenure provides no accountability to actual student outcomes. It’s the classic driver of, ‘I taught it, they didn’t learn it, not my problem.” This is credible because it shows how the lifelong contracts tenure has created has made it difficult for both the student and the instructor to learn and teach a new way. For example, a written lesson plan done by a professor can be taught in their own way while following the lesson plan, but if it’s a lesson plan that has never gotten new and updated information then it just makes the student another victim in learning a down-graded level. In order to improve the education for students, professors need the access to new trends that will help the students learn more effectively rather than just listening to a lecture. The information should stick into us the students in a way that we would not forget, but if professors are stuck with the contracts of an ineffective tenure that does not allow them to teach in a certain way then how does the department of education expect to improve the education system. We might as well say that it is pointless to have an education system because tenure should not be about the quote mentioned above, rather it should care for the way students conceive information so that they can learn and study in a more cohesive way.

Tenure creates lifelong contracts that prevent schools from adapting to new trends. In fact, this makes professors question the tenure that they do receive because their adapted to contracts that make them have to follow a certain way of teaching. Perhaps, informing the Department of Education that learning about the new technology and advances that we have in today’s world can help our instructors feel more beneficial being under tenure because their passion is to teach a new and better way not just being adapted to the same old, same old trends knowing is new generations.

Tenure is not a suitable solution for bettering college education because it limits the modernization and quality of education that students receive and it fails to show that tenured professors teach more than other professors.  In fact, there is not sufficient evidence that proves that a tenured professor is a better teacher than an non-tenured one.  Perhaps the purpose of tenure isn’t to enhance education, but more of an excuse for professors to use to secure their job for their own benefit.

Tenure is not an effective solution to prevent teachers and educators from being unprofessionally  fired, and it can also hinder the delivery of quality education to students. In fact, there was much research done to support the ineffectiveness of tenure being an effective solution. Perhaps  adjuncts should be encouraged to solve the problem of a poor delivery system and unprotected educators.

Finally, tenure is an ineffective solution because it is a process that required a lot of money even though it does not give necessary tools that can help students in their courses. In fact, the great majority of tenured professors are special people, with extraordinary talents, providing precious services to our society, but nowadays, with this entire tech, professor and institutors can be secured.

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