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The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform by____________ Political Science 2301 Federal and State Government OVERVIEW For centuries, generations of families have congregated in the same community or in the same general region of the country. Children grew up expecting to earn a living much like their fathers and mothers or other adults in their community. Any advanced skills they required beyond the three R\'s
The Outsiders The Outsiders INTRODUCTION: The Outsiders by S. E Hinton is an early novel based on two waring juvenile gangs, divided by economical and social background, the lower East side Greasers and the upper West side Socs. The novel is set in 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a novel written in first person by a 14 year old Greaser, Ponyboy Curtis who allows us an insight into the lifestyles of these distinct worlds. I chose the novel The Outsiders as a text for year 10 for the following
What is an Education? What is an Education? According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the word education is: The systematic instruction, schooling or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life; by extension, similar instruction or training obtained in adult age. Also, the whole course of scholastic instruction which a person has received. Often with limiting words denoting the nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life
Writing.......It\'s Not Just For Fun Anymore! Writing.......It\'s Not Just For Fun Anymore! I am writing to support the new writing class being discussed for the Junors\' and Seniors\' curriculum. I bielive that these classes will help them not only in the work force, but will give them a better education. In the world today, writing plays an important roll. there are always reports to be writen speeches to e givin, and books to be wrote. Juniors and Seniors need to know the right skills top wr
Wuthering Heights: Summary Wuthering Heights: Summary Emily Bronte was born in Thorton, Yorkshire, in 1918. Wuthering Heights was Bronte\'s only book; however, she died in 1848 and never knew of the book\'s success. It is said by many to be the finest novel in the English language. Just before she dies, Catherine Earnshaw gives birth to a beautiful baby girl named Cathy. After Catherine married Edgar, heathcliff becomes jealous and marries Edgar\'s sister, Isabella. Isabella then gives birth to
Year Round School: An Annual Mistake Year Round School: An Annual Mistake Omar Ramos Mrs. Wilkerson English II (H)- 4 11 December 1996 Throughout time education has been considered a process that every so often must be improved. The education quality in the U.S. has declined over the years and people have been looking for a way to make improvements. A more recent proposal has been to go from a traditional nine month schedule to an all year program. Supporters of year round school claim it gives
The Bell Jar The Bell Jar The book starts with the setting in New York as the main character is pondering the execution of the Rosenbergs. Esther the main character is in New York because of contest held by a fashion magazine. While in New York Esther tells about her life by the encounters she\'s had. She is a college student and is in the honors courses. The whole trip to New York had messed up Esters way of thinking. For example before she went to New York she had planed to finish college and
A Day in the Life of a Gnome A Day in the Life of a Gnome Moses Alba Mrs. Foreman English IV Thursday, January 30, 1997 Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived the far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is by swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking on a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy gnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean, and lis
A Doll\'s House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters A Doll\'s House: Nora Perceived by Other Characters Nancy Landis Ms. Holmes, p.1 English 12 12 February 1995 In the Victorian age many woman were thought of as mere objects. Most woman has no real social status and were not allowed to express themselves freely. A Doll\'s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, has brought controversy to the conclusion in which Nora leaves her family. Nora perceived in many different ways is the catalyst that forces Nor
Animal Farm: Political Issues Animal Farm: Political Issues Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his psuedonym George Orwell, is an English author commonly known to write about political issues. Orwell has been highly acclaimed and criticized for his novels, including one of his most famous, Animal Farm. In a satirical form, George Orwell uses personified farm animals to express his views on stalinism in the novel Animal Farm. Throughout Orwell\'s early novels, democratic socialism kept the autho
Archetypes in A Rose for Emily Archetypes in A Rose for Emily Melissa Clark English 102 Oakes 4/9/97 Archetypes are, by definition, previous images, characters, or patterns that recur throughout literature and though consistently enough to be considered a universal concept or situation. Archetypes also can be described as complexes of experiences that come upon us like fate, and their effects are felt in our most personal life. A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner contains many of this particul
A Review: The Day of the Jackal A Review: The Day of the Jackal Josh Holloway Period 2, English 3-4 The Day of the Jackal, written by Fredrick Forsyth, is a fictional novel that displays the author\'s brilliance by setting a mood and connecting you with the characters. The Day of the Jackal takes place in post World War II in France. The Jackal is a professional assassin, whose name is not revealed, who is hired by a French terrorist group to kill Charles de Gualle, the President of France. Thi
Creative Story: Concusion Creative Story: Concusion English 10 Nate Pike Period. 9 / / 96 Ding , Ding, Ding. School had just ended. My butt had been just freed from the oppression of that chair for the rest of my life. Never again was I planning to sit down in Mr. Dicksons room again. But that was the least of my concerns. Because, today I couldn\'t wait to get riding on the Bike trails. These were old paths of a railroad track that had jumps built on them. By the time I got out to the biker
Gatsbys Dream Gatsby\'s Dream Adam Cohen English Essay #4 Jay Gatsby, the central character of F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s The Great Gatsby symbolizes the American dream. The American dream offers faith in the possibility of a better life. Its attendant illusion is the belief that material wealth alone can bring that dream to fruition. Through Gatsby, Fitzgerald brings together both these ideas. Jay Gatsby thinks money is the answer to anything he encounters. He has the best of everything. The fancie
Gulliver\'s Travels Gulliver\'s Travels February 27, 1996 As a seemingly wise and educated man, throughout the novel Gulliver\'s Tarvels, the narrator cleverly gains the reader\'s respect as a thinking and observant individual. With this position in mind, the comments and ideas that Gulliver inflicts upon those reading about his journeys certainly have their own identity as they coincide with his beliefs and statements on the state of humanity and civilization in particular. Everywhere Gulliver
History of Pete Dalberg Family History of Pete Dalberg Family By Jesse G. More This is Jesse G. More presenting a history of the Dalberg family starting with my Grandparents Pete and Ingaborg Dalberg. Both of my grandparents were born in Apple Bowl Sweden in the province of Dollernaw. Dollernaw is the province that is close to the Norwegian boarder that is in timber country. Pete was born in 1858 he died in 1943 at the age of 85. My Grandmother, Ingaborg was born in 1856 and died in 1944 at the
In An Oldster\'s Mind In An Oldster\'s Mind Crowd and noise always interrupt my mind in the TV room. I desire someone to take me back to my private room. I want to be alone and think about my personal things. I appreciate that a nurse helping me to go back my room. Along the hallway, I look straight forward and do nothing like a plant. What factor causes the plant to move? I turn my head as if I have seen my friend, a close friend passing my wheelchair. What I see at the back actually is a nurs
Creative Story: Intellegence Creative Story: Intellegence Jon Smith Period 8 English 12 February 12, 1997 It all started in the interesting city of New York. The smog ridden streets were filled with people. On a quiet little street corner, there was a small shop owned by Harvey Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein was a well-to-do merchant. He traded in all sorts of imports, and was generally a moral man. He did not buy goods from sweatshops nor did he ever cheat a customer. At 1:31 P.M. on May 15, 1996, h
Creative Story: Joel\'s Dream Creative Story: Joel\'s Dream Joel was sitting in the airport lounge, sipping his mineral water, when the tanoy came on, BA flight two-six-one to Milan is now boarding. Please make your way to departure gate three, Thank you. That\'s me! See you later Shaz, I\'ll phone you when I get there ! See you Joel, hope everything goes okay! After exchanging kisses, Joel picked up his bags and heads off through the Departures corridor and to the plane. Joel was possi
Judgement Judgement People can often be treated and judged in a less than equal manner before people even know the true nature of the person, such as the way that the Finch children think that Boo Radley is some kind of a monster. Or the way people call Atticus Finch is called a nigger-lover. One of my most favorite quotations is that of Martin Luther King Junior. I have a dream, that one day my children will be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Peo
Lord of THe Flies: Defects of Society Due to Nature of Individuals Lord of THe Flies: Defects of Society Due to Nature of Individuals The venturesome novel, Lord of the Flies, is an enchanting, audacious account that depicts the defects of society as the incorrigible nature of individuals when they are immature and without an overlooking authority. The author of the novel, William Golding, was born in Britain, which accounts for the English, cultured characters in the novel. After studying scie
The Lord of the Flies: Themes The Lord of the Flies: Themes The world had witnessed the atrocities of World War II and began to examine the defects of their social ethics. Man\'s purity and innocence was gone. Man\'s ability to remain civilized was faltering. This change of attitude was extremely evident in the literature of the age. Writers, who through the use of clever symbolism, mocked the tragedy of man\'s fate. One such writer was William Golding. An author who has seen the destruction of
Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain and His Masterpiece: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ________ A Research Paper Presented to Mr. Neil of Chula Vista High School ________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate ________ By: Id #: 937228 May 16, 1996 Outline I. Samuel Clemens A. Who he is B. Where he was born C. Family II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain A. His working life B. First writings III. The Adventures of Huck
Creative Story: Neolithic Park Creative Story: Neolithic Park A Short Story composed by: Reagan B Honors English II Mrs. Coultas - 3 August 16, 1993 Thanks for that update, Bob, said the aged anchor person. His voice was rough and deep, as though he had been to sea recently and had taken home a throat lined with thick salt water. He sounded too serious, but friendly enough to be a local newscaster for a maximum audience of perhaps 20,000 bored stiff eyes. And now we have a related story abou
Cahill\'s How the Irish Saved Civilization Cahill\'s How the Irish Saved Civilization Thomas Cahill opens his story describing Rome\'s fall, “For as the Roman Empire fell, as all through Europe matted, unwashed barbarians descended on the Roman cities, looting artifacts and burning books, the Irish who were just learning to read and write, took up the just labor of copying all of western literature - everything they could get their hands on. These scribes then served as conduits through which G
The Old Man and The Sea: Analysis of Santiago The Old Man and The Sea: Analysis of Santiago Ross Mueller Mr. Harocopos AP. English 11 29 September 1996 Ernest Hemingway had a specific type of character in each and every one of his works of literature. These characters were called the Hemingway Code Heroes. Hemingway Code Heros followed a strict code of behaviors which allowed them to live their life to the fullest. These Heros lived simple lives without all the luxuries that others had. They co
The Stranger: Analysis The Stranger: Analysis Author: Albert Camus Pierre Palmer English II. Period #5 Date: 10/4/9 copyright, by Pierre Palmer I. Biographical Insights A. Albert Camus\' cultures consist of being a novelist, literature and short story writer of many books. He wrote an essay on the state of Muslims in Algeria, causing him to lose his job and he moved to Paris. Albert Camus also joined the French resistance against the Nazis and became an editor of Combat, an underground ne
Jonathan\'s Swift\'s Real Argument Jonathan\'s Swift\'s Real Argument God only knows from whence came Freud\'s theory of penis envy, but one of his more tame theories, that of reverse psychology, may have its roots in the satire of the late Jonathan Swift. I do not mean to assert that Swift employed or was at all familiar with that style of persuasion, but his style is certainly comparable. Reverse psychology (as I chose to define it for this paper) means taking arguments that affirm an issue
Analysis of Three of Hawthorne\'s Works: Solitude and Isolation Analysis of Three of Hawthorne\'s Works: Solitude and Isolation Julia Pesaresi Burns 3rd Period Pre-Ap English 20 February 96 Solitude and isolation are immense, powerful, and overcoming feelings. They possess the ability to destroy a person\'s life by overwhelming it with gloom and darkness. Isolate is defined: to place or keep by itself, separate from others (Webster 381). Solitude is the state of being alone (Webster 655). Nat
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene Book report by Allen Rabinovich It is the story-teller\'s task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State Approval. I. One day I gave The Power and the Glory to... a native of Mexico who had lived through the worst persecutions... She confessed that your descriptions were so vivid, your priest so real, that she found herself praying for him at Mass. I unders
The Catcher in the Rye: Themes and Symbols The Catcher in the Rye: Themes and Symbols The theme that the world has an outward appearance that seems fair and perfect but really they\'re as Holden put it phonies. This is shown countless amount of times in his journey through New York and even before he left. The setting is in the 1950\'s; so I\'m pretty sure that he didn\'t encounter any transvestites, lesbians, or anything that extreme of phoniest. Or on the other hand he could have liked them
Creative Writing: The Highwayman Creative Writing: The Highwayman Their journey to London was not a long one, but in the night, it was a treacherous one. A rolling fog covered the land, one couldn\'t see twenty feet ahead, but in the still, quiet night, sound carried for a mile. They began their trek in the early evening, the sun had yet to dip below the horizon. The passengers needed in London, could not wait for the next morning. The stage driver was the best to be found, his fee large, but h
The Last of the Mohicans The Last of the Mohicans The story The Last Of The Mohicans takes place in eastern Canada and in the area of modern New York State. This area is also called the St.Lawernce Low Lands. The book takes place in the year 1757 during the third year of the colonial wars between England and France. The books main character is about a man named Hawkeye who is a white man but his parents were killed and he was raised by a mohican man named Chingachgook. In the book Hawkeye helps
The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man The Old Man and The Sea: The Old Man Matt Shouse English 132 House Authors use many tactics to reveal a character\'s personality. In the short story, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Hemingway exposes the attributes of his characters through narration and dialogue. The older waiter\'s characteristics are exhibited through the waiters\' conversations and the observations the narrator makes. The author cleverly associates the older waiter with the old man. This co
The Outsiders: Character Changes The Outsiders: Character Changes In literature, a character often changes from the beginning to middle and to the end of a novel. In the novel The Outsiders, Ponyboy and Johnny undergo many changes. Ponyboy is an honor roll student and a good athlete in track. Pony also thought that his older brother Darry hated him because he was too strict with him. But when Pony\'s best friend Johnny died of injury from the church fire, Pony began to be in denial about Johnny\
The Satire of Jonathan Swift Revealed The Satire of Jonathan Swift Revealed During the eighteenth century there was an incredible upheaval of commercialization in London, England. As a result, English society underwent significant, “changes in attitude and thought”, in an attempt to obtain the dignity and splendor of royalty and the upper class (McKendrick,2). As a result, English society held themselves in very high regards, feeling that they were the elite society of mankind. In his novel, Gu
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber English 102 Essay #1 In Ernest Hemingway\'s story, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Francis Macomber, according to Hemingway, is a very unhappy man because of his cowardly display after facing a wounded lion and because of his inability to stand up to his wife. However, Francis Macomber regains his happiness and bravery while out hunting buffalo; unfortunately, it is short lived. Francis Macomber is a m
Edgar Allen Poe\'s Hop Frog: The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Outangs Edgar Allen Poe\'s Hop Frog: The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Outangs Hop-Frog!, I will make a man of you. In Edgar Allen Poe\'s short story Hop Frog, the title character Hop- Frog is able to transcend the limitations of his physical body, in ways the King and his seven ministers are unable. Hop-Frog has multiple examples of the transcendence of man, and the inability of man to transcend. The most prominen
Creative Writing: The Wind in His Sail Creative Writing: The Wind in His Sail Ahh, there\'s no wind today, sighed Cobi as he tacked his sail around and headed for the shore. Cobi was a sailor. Cobi wasn\'t a typical sailor, Cobi was a National Championship winning sailor. A sailor who thrived on high winds and rough seas, who has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in Canadian sailing. He is the envy of every young sailor and child. They wish, aspire, and dream to be like Cobi. Hi
Who Has Seen the Wind: Meaning of Life Who Has Seen the Wind: Meaning of Life Mariusz Jakimik Miss Rende English ENG3A-05 March 11, 1997 From the time people are born, until they die, it is only a natural thing to want to keep learning about their life and to figure out why they were put on this earth. From the very beginning of life, babies want to touch and experience everything around them. Throughout the novel, Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell, Brian O\'Connal has found himself with a
Under Age Drinking : The Problems It Creates Under Age Drinking : The Problems It Creates It\'s a Saturday night, and the bars are packed. People are inside having a few, or more than a few, drinks. A select few are really drunk or passed out. Now lets step outside and take a look at a different type of drinking, drinking at an early age. High school and junior high kids are at a party drinking. Like the adults, some are just having a few, but quite a few are having more than that and are stumb
The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in Society The Yellow Wallpaper: Male Opression of Women in Society Charlotte Perkins Gilman\'s The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. However, the story itself presents an interesting look at one woman\'s struggle to deal with both physical and mental confinement. This theme is particularly thought-provoking when read in today\'s context where individual freedom is one of our most cherished ri
Thomas More\'s Utopia Thomas More\'s Utopia Thomas More\'s use of dialogue in Utopia is not only practical but masterly layed out as well. The text itself is divided into two parts. The first , called Book One, describes the English society of the fifteenth century with such perfection that it shows many complex sides of the interpretted structure with such clarity and form that the reader is given the freedom for interpretation as well. This flexibility clearly illustrates More\'s request
Creative Writing: X-Men Creative Writing: X-Men Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid\'s comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to fluidly tell a story and fit it all in the
Mythology: Dionysus And Semele Mythology: Dionysus And Semele Sanez Pezeshki Per.2, English 2 Tuesday, December 24, 1996 Semele was the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, king and queen of Thebes, and the mother of Dionysus, god of wine. Zeus fell madly in love with her and made an oath to do anything that she asked. Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus,realized Zeus was in love with Semele and tricked Semele into asking Zeus to let her see him in his majesty. Bound by an oath, Zeus appeared before the
Greek Mythology Greek Mythology Mythology was an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples. The myths of Ancient Greece are the most familiar to us, for they are deeply entrenched in the consciousness of Western civilization. The myths were accounts of the lives of the deities whom the Greeks worshipped. The Greeks had many deities, including 12 principal ones, who lived on Mt. Olympus. The myths are all things to all people – a rollicking good yarn, expressions of deep psychological in
Assignment: Mythology Research Project Assignment: Mythology Research Project English E3-19 September 27, 1996 In The Yoruba and Madagascar myths of creation, the beginning of the world was a formless Chaos which was neither sea nor land. Orisha Nla, also called the Great God, was sent down from the sky to the Chaos by Olorun, the Supreme Being. His obligatory mission was to create solid land and to aid him in the accomplishment of this task, he was given a snail shell, a pigeon, and a five-toe
How Mosquitoes Came To Be: The Giant Lives On How Mosquitoes Came To Be: The Giant Lives On Ben Daily Carolyn Kremers English 213-002 February 10, 1997 Every time I read the Tlingit Legend, How Mosquitoes Came To Be, there are certain questions that come to mind about where the legend came from and who wrote it. The legend was first published in 1883 and later found by Richard Erdoes, who included it in one of his publications, American Indian Myths and Legends. Why is the human race so s
Three Female Characters in Greek Tragedies Three Female Characters in Greek Tragedies Jim Creus Mrs. Baldi English IV 2/18/97 In the times of the ancient Greeks, women had an unpretentious role. They were expected to do take on the accepted role of a woman. In most cases, a woman\'s role is restricted to bearing young, raising children, and housework. In Sophocles\' Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Medea, the dominant female characters impacted upon men with authority and political power. It is
The Effects of Aristotelian Teleological Thought on Darwin\'s Mechanistic Views of Evolution The Effects of Aristotelian Teleological Thought on Darwin\'s Mechanistic Views of Evolution Jordan Hoffman The need to understand organisms has been a much sought goal of science since its birth as biology. History shows Aristotle and Charles Darwin as two of the most powerful biologists of all time. Aristotle\'s teleological method was supported widely for over 2,000 years. One scientist remarks that