Amy Zhang I agree that some other nations have students that are receiving much more advanced education earlier. But you've got to look less at what we're teaching and more at how we're teaching. The reason America is ahead is because of creativity and malleability we learn while in middle and high school. Though we might not equal our foreign peers in our level of education, we are more open to ideas. This disappears when you pressurize students into college paths and force them to do things for an acceptance letter. It defeats what makes America such a great place to learn.
Amy Zhang Thanks Caleb. I think we'll all keep that suggestion in mind for the future, Melissa. Let's not be bitter because we're single and didn't receive any cards & chocolates OR if we received the diamonds. Valentine's Day is about love, show a little. :)
Amy Zhang Yea, he was definitely criticized for not being human. But similarly the systematic attacks with all the ads could mean he doesn't have a heart, much less a hearbeat. :) And yes, it's so sad. Funding limits would make it a fair fight, but this is baby Davids vs. a Goliath double the size. Wish the Supreme Court could do something (ahemahem Citizens United).
Amy Zhang Amazing article, I completely agree. The time spent analyzing why the captain is now the "evil character" in this Titanic drama on CNN isn't journalism. But it's not completely the media's fault, because who really buys the newspapers and gives the clicks or mics? How can you fight human nature?
Amy Zhang If we judged by popularity who can't/ca join debates and primaries, politics wouldn't just be a joke, it'd be a farcical pageant. Don't get me wrong, Colbert's amazing. But when we're at least trying to accomplish some form of dignified conversation, let's not completely invalidate it in the meantim
Amy Zhang Absolutely hilarious. I've always been a huge fan of the Daily Show and Colbert Report, but you gotta step back for a moment. Titillating and abusing politics for the sake of show can sometimes be "bad for America" if you're not careful. Stewart had that critical opprobrium for Crossfire.
Amy Zhang I definitely agree that a higher education is advantageous. But the poor current job market for law students from *any school more accurately pits actual benefits against hoped-for benefits. Like you said, it's not guaranteed that graduation will secure tha high-paying job, and that risk deters many