A good leader must be faithful to his team and activities which will create an atmosphere of assurances with the team. A leader’s faith and knowledge in their self abilities and the world around them will help them gain inspiration and inspire others. As I work through my own challenges to become a great leader I hope to become a great leader who leaves a positive imprint on the people I lead.
At first I was angry at the school because I could wear clothing that was obscene or contained liquor advertisements, now they have completely taken away my freedom of speech. This of course proved my argument that teachers and administrators are totalitarians. As one journalist put it, "If Freedom of expression becomes merely an empty slogan in the minds of enough children, it will be dead by the time we are adults." I soon began reading more and more about the freedom of speech in schools and every time a subject as such came up the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the student declaring the action unconstitutional under the first amendment. As I was reading Nat Hentoff's book The First Freedom I came across a story in which a student wrote a newspaper article criticizing the school administration, soon after he ran for student government and was taken off the ballot for his critique.
Many schools continue to struggle to adequately arm their students with the necessary tools needed in college. In addition, George Bush’s “No Child Left Behind Act” of 2001 has been a turning point in the history of America’s Education. The placement and expectation of all students on the same level has been argued a negative one. It is clear that the repercussions of events in history have altered the environment of contemporary education of high school students aspiring to continue onto higher education. The problem of declining University retention rates and of Americans attaining a collegiate degree can be seen as a failure of the lack of academic preparation, largely due to state standardized testing and curriculum deficiencies.
Before the language-arts students turned to Chapter 1 of "Huckleberry Finn," their teacher, Hilari Anderson, led the class in two weeks of discussion about the controversy surrounding the book and its terminology. The class viewed videotapes addressing the issue, researched the definition of the n-word and hashed out ground rules for its inclusion in the classroom. Clark sat in on one of those classes. "I just couldn't believe what I was hearing," she said. "That in the year 2003, the teacher was saying, 'Today, we're going to discuss the use of the word 'nigger.'
According to Wicked Awesome Books, its a tragedy to keep this story from libraries and schools because it could inspire and change the lives of young people who read it...John Green is showing us what already exist, but more importantly, he’s showing us that there is always hope and life does go on. In Knox County, Tennessee the tenth grade English class challenged the book in 2012. Parents of the tenth grade class wanted the book removed from the reading list. People think the book is pornographic, and fifteen year olds should not be able to read the book. “We ran with it to the TV room, closed the blinds, locked the door, and watched the movie...It opened with a women standing on a bridge with her legs spread while a guy knelt in front of her, giving her oral sex” (Green 87).
Self-mastery tells us that we should not let what we cannot control, control us, but instead master it and use it to our advantage. Even though things begin to look out-of-control, remind yourself that as an effective leader you should think of these situations as “opportunities rather than an obligation” (Sanborn, 2006, p. 29). We have the option of how we want to live our lives; however, as a true lea... ... middle of paper ... ...u want help, kindness, support and encouragement. Then give these things, it is amazing the gift and feeling it gives you in return. Making a positive difference in this world leaves a lifelong mark on the world.
(Ebersole, 2012) A student who doesn’t attend college will make an average of $1.2 million throughout their lifetime and a student who graduates college will earn an average $2.1 million throughout their lifetime. . Many of us view higher education as an investment that will pay off in the long run, but many others would tell you that you are just wasting time and money. Some may think that college isn’t worth it; there are many useless degrees out there that people have paid for and are unable to find jobs. In an article, Wala Blegay wrote, when College is Not Worth The Money and he said, “Most fields don’t even require you to hold a degree.
Most colleges require that their students be well-rounded by taking classes that have nothing to do with their career path. Campus Explorer explains that: “Distribution requirements were c... ... middle of paper ... ...they cannot find a job then the multiply years they spent of college will be wasted. Many of the high paying jobs that were once offered to these graduates have gone overseas leaving them to work the same minimal wage jobs as those who never bothered to go to college. While there are many people who believe that going to college is required for a better life, there are better and cheaper options available to those potential students. They could volunteer, become an intern, start their own business, go to trade school, or earn a certificate; there are lots possibilities.
Socialism and Communism Midterm Question #1 Marxism was created by Karl Marx and Federick Engels; they both sought out a better future for the working class. Marx, who was born in Germany in 1818 and died in London in 1883, lived in a world where he disagreed with capitalism whole heartedly. Frederick Engels was also born in Germany in 1820 and died in London in 1895. With this, they created their own philosophical and economic thought which was called Marxism. The problem with Marx was that he was always ready to change his mind about certain theories or ideas which he created.
A hard choice many people face in today’s society is whether to attend a university or to go to a trade school. With the economy America has right now it is clear that the best way to get an actual paying job is to go to a trade school and receive a certificate, rather than a college degree. It is proven that you can be just as successful in life with a job that requires technical skill over a college degree. Sadly, the culture we live in today brainwashes people into thinking technical degrees are undesirable and that a college degree is the best and only way to go. Often when students proceed on this course of life that society told them to take they may be stuck with large student loans to pay off without the promise of finishing their degree or getting a job.