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Too Much Homework, Too Little Time
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It's all over the news: kids are spending a lot of time on homework. And, according to some, it's way too much. With the current emphasis on high-stakes testing, educators are trying to do more with less, which can result in an overabundance of... (more »)
The Homework Revolution This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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A young girl sits at her desk, reviewing her homework assignments for the evening. English: read three chapters and write a journal response. Math: complete 30 problems, showing all work. Science: do a worksheet, front and back. French: study... (more »)
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Truancy is a problem across the United States. Kids missing school are enjoying their time off until that letter hits their mailbox. Their families go through a lot just to get them out of that situation. There are fees if your child does not... (more »)
Through Knowledge, Opportunities
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An old saying goes that knowledge is power, and It is very true. This is because gaining new knowledge allows one to do many things, because you now know many things. Because when you don’t know something it limits you, you can learn it... (more »)
Why Not?
By , Minneapolis, MN
“The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Why not have unlimited potential and... (more »)
The Recruiting Process
By , Roanoke, VA
There are more than 460,000 NCAA student athletes across the country, and at some point, every one of them made the decision to attend their respective University and participate in their respective sport or sports.  However, the age at... (more »)
School Doesn't Matter
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 “School doesn’t matter!” That’s what I hear from people I know.  I don’t understand why they say this.  There are people out there that would, (and can, and have), die for a chance to learn ANYTHING... (more »)
Dream Job
By , Lonsdale, MN
Many people ask me why? Why would you want to be in a field that is so sad and deals with sad things? Like abuse or the neglect of people. Personally, I do not see it as something really sad and horrible. I see it as something helpful and also... (more »)
School or Sleep. Why must we choose?
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In a country that is searching for answers as to why its children are not performing at top capacity, it seems fairly obvious that one of those answers may be found in the time at which they start their school day. For any parent who has looked... (more »)
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Math is a ladder. If all steps are followed then the ladder will ascent towards the stars. But if steps are skipped, then its victim plunges into an unforgiving sea of bewilderment and must embark upon the ladder once again. There is no way... (more »)
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Do Teachers Get Paid Enough?
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Many people make fun of teachers for several reasons, only one of which I will say here: they don’t make enough money. Is it a teacher’s job to get rich, or make tons of money? No, it’s not. It’s a teacher’s job to... (more »)
It's Finally Here
Long summer days seem infinite as the months of June and July slowly creep along. Each day filled with free time to hang with friends, free students savor every moment. The bliss of no responsibilities, no places to be, and no homework to be done... (more »)
Advice to the Fremd Student Body
Dear Fremd Students, As a student of William Fremd high school for about two and a half years, I would say that I am pretty well versed in the ways of the high school world. Sure enough, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. And when I... (more »)
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A Library Out of control
A Library out of control Dear Fremd Library Staff, The rules that have been set for the Fremd High School media center have been too laid back and allow far too much freedom to the students. In my observations of the library I constantly see... (more »)
Asymptotic Education This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“We’re going to start this year with a review of fractions!” The fact that my sister is hearing that sentence in fifth grade is discouraging. Her class hasn’t even started utilizing variables, though my fourth-grade cousin in India is... (more »)
The Cost of Prom This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Every high school junior and senior dreams of attending the prom – the glamour, the glitz, the dressing up, and the memories – but the prom is ­becoming more and more expensive. Is this four or five hours worth the cost? Tickets range from... (more »)
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