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Social Justice Event: The Vagina Monologues
Oh, Vagina Monologues. This play really helped me open up and become less sensitive to these types of topics. The whole time I was listening to the monologues, I was thinking of the author Allan Johnson. Allan Johnson argues that it is important to say the ...

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Youth in Action
Youth in Action was eye opening, confusing, exhilarating and informative all at the same time. I really admire all of the students and how they are able to put themselves and their thoughts out there by relating their life to the topics of education and per...

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Reconceptualizing Down Syndrome
"Success in life requires an ability to form relationships with others who make up the web of community" (73). This quote instantly sparked a learning experience I had in high school with the special needs students that went to my school. I was always confu...

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Literacy with an Attitude: Extended Comments
I am using Doug's blog for my extended comments post. Doug brought up a many great points in his blog talking about the public school system and how many aspects are unfair advantages to students. Although I didn't agree with everything he talked about, he ...

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Brown v Board of Education
"The current obsession with firing teachers, attacking unions and
creating ever more charter schools has done very little to improve the
academic outcomes of poor black and Latino students. Nothing has brought
about gains on the scale that is needed."   ...

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A Reflection: In the Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning
   It was difficult for me to grasp the main point of this article, however, I took a few main ideas away from the text. I like how Kahne and Westheimer talked about the difference between directly and indirectly using service learning. One student was indi...

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Unlearning the Myths That Blind Us: Reflection
Last summer I enrolled in my First Year Writing course at RIC. The class was mainly focused on Pop Culture and one topic that particularly stood out to me was Advertising and America's Youth. I explored different ways the beauty and health industry targets ...

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Safe Spaces: Hyperlink
I grew up attending Catholic school throughout most of my child hood. At school when I was learning about religion, same-sex marriage was considered sinful. When I stepped outside of my church or school, my family and almost everyone I knew was in support o...
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