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  1. Apr 2016
    1. David McRaney feels that many people have a misconception when it comes to procrastination, you procrastinate because you are lazy and can't manage your time well. In reality he feels that the reason behind procrastination is that its fueled by weakness in the face of impulse and a failure to think about thinking. It manifests itself within every aspect of your life. You constantly say you will do it tomorrow or this will be the year you open your mind to new things but days go by and you don't get around to those tasks that you said you would do. You try to create to-do lists but that won't help because you aren't bad at managing of you time, you're a bad tactician in the war inside your brain. The struggle between want verses should becomes increasingly hard.

    1. Up to 25% of college grads would probably be better off not pursuing a degree, yet nobody actually thinks they’re going to be the ones for whom the investment doesn’t pay off.

      from behavioral economics

    2. There are a few caveats that should be mentioned, however. First, we don’t know for sure how much money this bottom quarter of degree-holding earners would have made without their college education. Furthermore, much of this could boil down to career choice: there are many jobs that require a degree but don’t pay very well. If someone earns a degree for reasons beyond making more money, it could be that the upfront investment is worthwhile regardless.

      part o rebuttal, things we dont know

    3. The bottom quarter of earners with a college degree don’t make more money than the average high school graduate.

      from US Census Bureau

    4. There’s plenty of evidence that there are what economists call “spillover effects” from students educating themselves, that society as a whole benefits from higher education.

      chad's situation

    5. Of course, over the past 40 years, the cost of a degree has increased 12-fold, while a degree holder isn’t making more money at all

      situation where no matter what, individuals end up in a bad situation

    1. In the last three months of 2015, when illegal border crossings typically drop, the border patrol detained 21,469 Central Americans traveling as a family. That's nearly triple the 2014 numbers during the same period, according to the latest Border and Customs Protection data. Meanwhile, the number of children traveling alone more than doubled to 17,370.

      Consequence of DACA?

    1. Justice William Brennan ruled that this denial constituted a violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

      All children have the right to a free education

    1. "You actually have to change girls' opportunities and their outlook on life. You have to give them an alternative track, a reason to take different opportunities. It actually calls for much bigger and larger social and policy interventions

      Give them a reason to want to wait to start their lives with kids.

    2. having a baby as a teen was a symptom of poverty,

      I never thought of it this way until I started researching this topic further, and this is the only site that flat out states it.

    3. have a baby while you're a teen, and you're doomed to a life of poverty

      This is a very common way of thinking in our society nowadays

    1. very special bond

      Seeing that the young mother won't be that far from her teen years once her child has reached them she will be more understanding towards what they go through.

    2. it is certainly not the end of the world either

      I completely agree with this statement, being a parent at a young age does not mean your life is over.

    1. The center's report is based on 2012 data from the Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation. It includes immigrants who have become naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, those on short-term visas and undocumented immigrants.

      it includes all immigrants

    2. Chavez, president of the Becoming American Institute, a conservative group that advocates for higher levels of legal immigration to reduce illegal immigration, said politicians should be careful about using the data. Rather than focus on the fact that immigrants are initially more dependent on welfare than the U.S.-born, she said they should focus on studies that show what happens to the children of those immigrants.


    3. Chavez said today's immigrants, like all other immigrant waves in the country's history, start off poorer and have lower levels of education, making it unfair to compare their welfare use to the long-established native-born population. She said immigrants have larger households, making it more likely that one person in that household will receive some kind of welfare benefit. And she said many benefits counted in the study are going to U.S.-born children of immigrants, skewing the findings even more."When you take all of

      use this quote

    4. Linda Chavez agrees with Camarota that the country's welfare system is too large and too costly. But Chavez, a self-professed conservative who worked in President Reagan's administration, said it's irresponsible to say immigrants are taking advantage of the country's welfare system any more than native-born Americans

      use as rebuttal quote

    5. "This should not be understood as some kind of defect or moral failing on the part of immigrants," Camarota said about the findings. "Rather, what it represents is a system that allows a lot of less-educated immigrants to settle in the country, who then earn modest wages and are eligible for a very generous welfare system."

      wil use this quote

    6. Republican candidates focus on changing the nation's immigration laws, from calls for mass deportations to ending birthright citizenship.

      Regardless immigrants contribute to welfare as they pay taxes for common goods and if they get paid through check.

    7. Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

      76% usually immigrants dont get paid well to pay for many family expenses.

    8. About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration.

      yes it is a bigger number but it is because these households do not make as much money or the one adult households are not compared.

    1. Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Wis. primary could change tide in GOP race Trump had one thing right about abortion Trump sued over violence at rally MORE (R-Wis.) to file a brief on the legality of the president’s actions. Ryan reportedly said the president is “not permitted to write law — only Congress is.”

      executive orders are part of the United States government

    2. Because the government argues that the programs serve as guidance for the Department of Homeland Security on which immigrants to deport

      Daca is a strict program that does not allow any individual with any sort of traffic or criminal record to apply.

    3. The states argue the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs would increase their costs for healthcare, law enforcement and education. Texas specifically claims it would be financially burdened by having to issue more drivers’ licenses, which is now a state-subsidized benefit.

      This is ridiculous as DACA students only benefit is a work permit therefore they contribute to the economy.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. “We felt that it was absolutely the right thing to do to increase diversity” in the medical profession, said Geoff Young, senior director of student affairs and programs at the AAMC.

      yes DACA means diversity

    2. To ease the path for other DACA students, the Association of American Medical Colleges offered financial help with the application process. The common application used by most medical schools now includes a box where students can indicate their DACA status. The AAMC also trains medical schools and residency programs on DACA

      its very nice that everyone is trying to accommodate DACA

    3. . J got lucky midway through medical school, when California passed a law that let undocumented students get state aid and privately funded scholarship

      in many states DACA students are treated like international students making them pay more with no outside help

    4. But until DACA was enacted, California didn’t allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. That made it difficult for J to reach training sites.

      J still tried to survive without DACA

    5. J was inspired to pursue a career in medicine because of her parents’ experiences. Her mother, a nurse in their native Mexico, moved the family to the US to seek better health care when she fell ill. J was only 8 years old at the time. Watching her parents struggle to get care without insurance or documentation whetted her appetite for knowledge and ignited a desire to serve communities with little access to health care.

      great story

    6. But J persevered: “When someone tells me I can’t have something, it makes me want it even more,” she said


    7. J actually enrolled in medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, the year before DACA took effect. She said her undergraduate advisors at Harvard discouraged her from applying because they saw no future for her: They doubted she would be able to land a residency — and without a residency, she would not be eligible to get her medical license to practice in the US.

      I like J's story of discouragement it is great to use for my point

    8. In 2014, just 26 students with DACA status applied to medical school. This year, 112 did, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

      this is an outstanding growth that should be celebrated

    9. “There is a national emergency of talents being wasted,” said Mark Kuczewski, a professor of medical ethics at Loyola.

      Great quote

    10. . Today, 61 out of 145 accredited medical schools in the United States will accept applications from DACA applicants. One of the first to open its doors to DACA students was the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.

      a strict very hard school will accept DACA why not everyone else. these students are willing to pay out of their pockets with not so much federal help

    11. “All of this stuff can just disappear,” said one fourth-year medical student, who asked to be identified only by an initial, J, to protect family members who still face the threat of deportation. “The world that we live in, at this point in time, seems really uncertain.”

      just uncertain about everything nothing is clear

    1. In any event, the record is clear that many of the undocumented children disabled by this classification will remain in this country indefinitely, and that some will become lawful residents or citizens of the United States.

      what DACA student want

    2. If the State is to deny a discrete group of innocent children the free public education that it offers to other children residing within its borders, that denial must be justified by a showing that it furthers some substantial state interest. No such showing was made here. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals in each of these cases is

      just immoral to deny an education to anyone.

    3. Appellants argue at the outset that undocumented aliens, because of their immigration status, are not "persons within the jurisdiction"

      to say that an immigrant is not a person is one of the most arrogant comments I have heard

    4. terrible times this was after the brown vs board case why did they decide to segregate immigrant children?

    5. But despite the existence of these legal restrictions, a substantial number of persons have succeeded in unlawfully entering the United States, and now live within various States, including the State of Texas.

      i have to admit it is wrong that immigrants knowingly aware of the laws still migrate but sometimes they are fleeing for various reasons that should be taken into consideration.

    6. Since the late 19th century, the United States has restricted immigration into this country.

      it has been going on for awhile

    1. The only certain thing about the immigration debate is that it will continue to be one of the most visible issues in the United States for many years to come, especially because millions of immigrants continue to enter the country each year.

      immigration in the US is never ending

    2. executive order or not president Obama took action and started the Dream Act.

    3. The most contested parts of the bill by these groups were the criminalization of undocumented immigrants and any individual that helped them stay in the United States.

      I must have been in jail at the age of 8 then

    4. n addition, some find that when examining all levels of government together (federal, state, and local), immigrants actually generate more revenue in taxes paid than they take out in social services received. However, examining the different levels of government reveals that immigrants are sometimes the greatest fiscal drain on the local governments compared to federal and state governments.

      point proven that immigrants do pay taxes.

    5. More specifically, they argue that increased numbers of immigrant workers increase unemployment and decrease wages of native workers. In this view, immigrants increase unemployment because they take away jobs from native U.S. workers and decrease wages because they are highly concentrated in low-wage occupations.

      well they have no other choice right?

    6. The two opposing views on immigration center arise from a fundamental disagreement on the possible effects of immigration on U.S. society. One of the main points of contention is the effect of immigration on the nation's economic growth and prosperity

      does immigration help or hurt the economy?

    7. , especially concerning the use of such public services as Medicare and the ability to work in the United States

      human necessities

    8. There are several large and controversial organizations that promote heavy restrictions on immigration; one of the biggest is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), and another is the Minutemen Project. Both of these groups are vocal about their opposition to immigration and have a special focus on stopping undocumented immigration.


    9. one believes in heavy restrictions on immigration and the other believes in fewer restrictions on immigration.

      never ending debate.

    1. But some teens and young adults become parents and their life begins anew.

      Not all teen parents are irresponsible, immature, or selfish

    1. Since the late 19th century, the United States has restricted immigration into this country.


    1. For high achieving undocumented students, there is hope when it comes to being able to afford the cost of college, especially those who have their sights set on the Ivy League. Both Harvard and Stanford University offer full ride scholarships to undocumented students. Although it's a controversial choice, it does mean that undocumented students who do well enough to be admitted to some of the top schools in the nation might not have to worry about how they're going to pay for it all.

      this is great!

    2. Organizations including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the United Negro College Fund, and the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund provide financial assistance to undocumented students. Additionally, schools themselves may offer Financial Aid to undocumented students, as higher learning institutions are able to set their own relevant policies.

      educators and other individuals see potential so this must mean something

    3. In 13 states, undocumented graduates of state high schools are allowed to pay in-state tuition at colleges and universities. The states base eligibility on state school attendance and graduation. These states are as follows: Texas, Connecticut, California, Utah, Washington, New York, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska, and New Mexico. With this legislation, undocumented students can save thousands on their tuition, making it easier to attend college.

      only 13 out of 50 ?

    4. According to the UCLA Labor Center, only five to 10% make it to college due to a lack of available Financial Aid. Even among undocumented students who have attended college, problems abound; many see family members deported, some have to drop out of school because they can't afford it, others have to put their education on hold to find work, and some even experience workplace raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, all of which can severely complicate completing a college degree.

      these students' only focus should be school but this is not the case.

    5. About 80,000 undocumented immigrants turn 18 every year, but of those, 16 to 20% of them will not graduate. Presumably, undocumented students do not see the value in a high school degree when they are not able to legally work, and may not be able to get grants or even attend college.

      this is so sad

    6. lthough many are quick to assume that undocumented means illegal, undocumented students can be in a number of different situations. Some have applied for permanent residence or another type of status, but are still awaiting approval. Others have cases pending in either Immigration or Federal Courts, a process that can take several years to complete. In some extreme cases, even US citizens may be undocumented, due to issues with proof of their citizenship.

      this is very true some people need to be educated on the subject before commenting on a student.

    7. Study abroad, trips with friends, and even transferring to a new school can be incredibly difficult for undocumented students. Additionally, some programs or careers require that students are legal citizens, including teacher certification and nurse registration. The undocumented do not have the opportunity to pursue these careers due to their status.

      same knowledge less opportunities

    8. Plyler v. Doe in 1982 included several points that help undocumented students in school. Through this law, schools must provide an equal education to all children, including the undocumented. In fact, they can't even ask for documentation of a child's immigration status, and schools can't use Social Security numbers as a prerequisite for enrollment.

      this is great but it does not cover college. how will students get ahead

    9. As undocumented youth are often brought into the US at a very young age, they may have no recollection of actually immigrating, and typically, no understanding of any legal arrangements that may have been made. In fact, some students have no idea that they are not legal US citizens until their late teens, when they apply for federal Financial Aid or begin looking for a job. This surprise can be devastating, as they are not able to pursue the college and career choices they may have been working toward.

      these is a continued fact that I have come up into in most of my sources.

    1. "There are thousands of students just like me who did not choose to come to the United States, but who have worked so hard to make something out of themselves," she announced last summer during a rally in Washington, D.C., where she lobbied legislators on behalf of 65 million undocumented high school students.

      great quote will use

    2. With top grades, she was accepted into UCLA. But to apply for federal scholarships, she needed a Social Security number — something she didn't have.

      so tragic

    3. Her story began in Lima, Peru, where she was born. In the aftermath of the Shining Path terrorism, her parents moved the family to California in 1996

      most families flee their country of origin for freedom or safety reasons

    4. Sofia says that hate is a powerful reason for undocumented youth to speak out and share their stories.

      it is

    5. "That hateful language, you know, like 'illegal, alien, wetback, leach,'" she says, recalling opponents. "People were talking about my brother, my sister, my mom, my dad. How can these people, who don't know me at all, who don't know the love that exists within my family, how can you be just so hateful?"

      Sofia shares her story to open up to her critics because as she states they don't know her or what circumstances she has undergone.

    6. United We Dream — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. She's part of an outspoken generation of activists who've lobbied lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, for changes in immigration policy. This year, their movement scored a victory with Presid

      Thanks to Sofia and her organization DACA came to be legalized

    7. Unlike many undocumented immigrants, Sofia Campos is not afraid to give her real name.

      Immigrants have been described as criminals but in reality they are individuals that usually keep a low status lifestyle to work hard.

    1. In September 2010, congressional Democrats added the DREAM Act to the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act. However, progress on the legislation, which traditionally passes with bipartisan support, was blocked by Senate Republicans, who opposed the inclusion of the DREAM Act in the defense bill.

      Most conservative republicans have shown disagreement.

    2. Human rights and educational advocacy organizations have developed strategies that allow for the accommodation of these students in private and public colleges and universities by raising scholarship money for students in this situation.

      most educators support DACA because they have seen the potential.

    3. pponents contend that passing the DREAM Act is tantamount to amnesty for the undocumented and rewards children and parents who entered the country illegally and could serve as a magnet to attract the illegal migration of additional people. Despite this opposition, Texas became the first state to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition fees; since then, 10 other states (California, Utah, Washington, New York, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Wisconsin) have followed suit.

      that is a fear that the US has but the border is already very secure. Illinois has students pay in state tuition unlike Indiana where DACA students have to pay out of state or international tuition

    4. e DREAM Act would allow for these students to attend colleges and universities and apply for grants and student loans, and once degreed, could obtain jobs and contribute to the U.S. economy.

      DACA students want to contribute to this country they are not taking anything away.

    5. Several report that they only speak English and could not function as adults in their country of origin.

      this reminds me of a report I saw on the news about a mass Mexican deportation in the 30's there were even US citizens deported at the time, but could not function in Mexico

    6. Anecdotal evidence indicates that in some instances children arrived in the United States when they were days, weeks, or months old in some cases.

      this should really be taken into consideration

    7. These students found themselves socialized and educated in the United States and can be classified as de facto U.S. citizens because they have no ties to their home country save the fact that they were born there.

      like this quote its true in many cases!

    8. students did not have a social security number and permanent residency precluded them from applying for financial aid or student loans.

      Although they now have a DACA they are unable to apply in state or federal institution otherwise ruled by the state.

    9. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was first introduced in Congress in 2001 in response to more than 65,000 children and young adults in the United States who were in the country without the benefit of proper documentation and not able to enroll in institutions of higher learning.

      These students just want to study, they know they are illegal but they wish to keep studying in the country where they have socially and educationally grown up in.

    1. he struggles of being pregnant as well as having to manage school and babies and everything else that goes on in life at a young age.

      Just because being a teen mom does not mean it is the end of the road, does not mean there won't be hardships or struggles along the way.

    2. Teen parents should find the strength for their children and push themselves further to succeed in life. It’s not the end of the road.

      Have strength.

    3. It was disappointing, because I worked so hard my entire life with my education to be the best student I could possibly be, and then all of sudden people thought I wasn’t going to go to college or graduate … or do anything with my life.

      Having a child at a young age does not mean you won't make something of yourself, it does not mean you can no longer further your education.

    4. Growing up with a single mom, or even single dad, does not mean you are guaranteed to have a bad life or that you'll become a teen mom. For Gaby, it was a motivation to watch her mom do so much for her and her siblings.

    1. A lot of rumors were just that I was irresponsible. No college...it was bound to happen. I knew she would get pregnant. Doesn't she know she just ruined her life," she said.

      Many people are quick to judge, teen moms especially are judged. People say that they "knew" it would happen, when in reality, they had no clue or even right to assume such a thing. They just expect all teen girls engaging in sexual activity or even just dating to become pregnant.

    1. From 2004 to 2007, during the height of the construction boom, immigrant Latinos gained 1.6 million jobs, two times the 829,000 new jobs secured by U.S.-born Latinos.2 During the recession, the construction sector alone let go of 520,000 Latino immigrants, with foreign-born Latinos losing 340,000 jobs overall.3 None of the construction jobs have come back for immigrants. Among foreign-born Latinos, the share working  in construction fell from 19% in 2007 to 15% in 2009 and has stayed at about that level.

      Stats: demonstrates the lose of jobs for latino immigrants. does is mean that they are worsening the United states? or not?

    2. Since the recession started in December 2007, the growth in the Latino immigrant workforce (people ages 16 and older) has slowed dramatically even as the Latino U.S.-born workforce continues to expand at a rapid pace.

      Key ideas: latino immigrants are not receiving all the jobs anymore, does it have to do with the huge issue growing on immigrants lately?

    3. In 2013, 49.7% of the more than 22 million employed Latinos were immigrants. This share was down sharply from the pre-recession peak of 56.1% in 2007. Although Latinos have gained 2.8 million jobs since the recession ended in 2009, only 453,000 of those went to immigrants.

      Stats: demonstrates the growth of latino immigrant workers.

    1. problems of deprivation relate more to the background of the woman than to the age at which she starts childbearin

      The age of pregnancy is not to blame

    2. having been a teenage mother did not mean that their life and future were all over

      I agree with this, it does not have to mean life is over, or your goals have stopped, you just have more responsibilities now

    3. The women expressed positive attitudes to being mothers and described how it had affected their lives. For some, motherhood had been the impetus to change direction and consider a career, because they had someone else for whom they were responsible. They recognised that they were still young enough to enter further education or other aspects of employment as their children grew up.

      Children are a great motivation for young mothers

    1. Age at which pregnancy occurs seems to have little effect on future social outcomes (like employment and income in later life), or on current levels of disadvantage for either parents or their children.

      Teen pregnancy is not to blame.

    2. eenage parents, he went on, were linked to other social ‘problems’ such as youth crime and drug addiction, criticising ‘ineffective remedial policies, whether they take the form of more prisons, drug rehabilitation or supporting longer and more costly lifetimes on benefits’ (The Sunday Times, 15th February 2009).

      There has been no real proof of this, only that this occurs because of a disadvantage socially and economically, not due to teen pregnancy

    3. You only have to take a look at their parents to see where it all went wrong. Imagine everyone’s surprise that Chantelle’s parents live on benefits and, despite her dad being jobless, have six children. Alfie, meanwhile, is the son of a single mother and a father who’s fathered no fewer than nine children ... a world of broken homes and benefits, where irresponsibility and fecklessness reign supreme

      This blurb is a stereotype, that all teen pregnancies result form families who are living off the government, when in reality there are a fair amount of girls who become pregnant as teens who's families are easily classified as "well-off"

    1. It is not the teenage bit which is particularly important … rather it is social and economic disadvantage which produce poor outcomes

      Its it not because individuals are having children as teens that their at a disadvantage in life, but rather their social and economical disadvantage at that point in their life

    2. motherhood has made them feel stronger, more competent, more connected to family and society and more responsible

      With a child, teens feel the need to become better people and be more responsible for their child

    3. governments should focus on tackling the original disadvantage often experienced by teenage parents, rather than on attacking their decision to become parents

      Instead of attacking teens for being parents, help them to strive for a better lfie

    4. teenage mothers are motivated to turn their lives around to provide for their children

      At a young age, teens are likely to get into trouble and possibly go down the wrong path in life, leading them to drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and failing out of high school. Perhaps being a teen mom and no longer living for just themselves, but for their child can help to motivate them towards a better lifestyle

    1. It isn’t about what someone did wrong anymore, it is about how to make a life better

      Rather than punishing your son or daughter or kicking them out from your life, make the best of the situation and be there to support your child, if not, you will just push them away

    2. Many pregnant teenage moms are successful and with the help of supportive families can raise their children quite well

      I know many people who have kids at a young age you are successful.

    3. The key in any relationship with our children is to maintain some openness to our avenue of communication

      I agree with the statement 100%, how you react to your child coming to you with their problems and worries will affect them for the rest of their lives and will impact their later choices in life.

    1. Being an intellectual begins with thinking your way outside of your assumptions and the system that enforces them.

      that is chad going against everyone's idea that college is the only way to go.

    2. being an intellectual is not the same as being smart

      being an intellectual means putting in that extra effort, being passionate about ideas for yourself, learning things for yourself not for your teachers or your transcript. I believe this is what Chad is. He is an intellectual.

    3. most damning disadvantage of an elite education: that it is profoundly anti-intellectual

      goes with next comment.

    4. When parents explain why they work so hard to give their children the best possible education, they invariably say it is because of the opportunities it opens up. But what of the opportunities it shuts down?

      Parents, teachers, councilors, everyone talks about what you gain for going to these elite colleges or college in general. No one talks about the opportunity cost of going to college. No one thinks about how you could've been promoted at work while you were in college. No thinks about how you could've been doing something else like making a business (Chad) instead of going to college. And when it gets to the point that college is just in the way, why would you stay?

    5. In other words, students at places like Yale get an endless string of second chances. Not so at places like Cleveland State.

      they get a huge upper hand for just being in the elite school.

    6. In short, the way students are treated in college trains them for the social position they will occupy once they get out.

      college is not just for education.

    7. When people say that students at elite schools have a strong sense of entitlement, they mean that those students think they deserve more than other people because their SAT scores are higher.

      and this is because once you get accepting into that elite college, everything is there to remind you that you are better.

    8. You learn to think of yourself in terms of those numbers. They come to signify not only your fate, but your identity; not only your identity, but your value.

      once you get up to those elite schools, those numbers become you. I'm not Dialah anymore but the girl who got a 26 on her ACT.

    9. an elite education inculcates a false sense of self-worth.
    10. The existence of multiple forms of intelligence has become a commonplace, but however much elite universities like to sprinkle their incoming classes with a few actors or violinists, they select for and develop one form of intelligence: the analytic.

      While the intelligence of being analytic is prized in these schools social intelligence, emotional intelligence and creative intelligence or ability are not things that are prized or great.

    11. I never learned that there are smart people who don’t go to elite colleges, often precisely for reasons of class. I never learned that there are smart people who don’t go to college at all.

      this was a big revelation to the author because his elite college told him that people who didn't go to an Ivy League schools were beneath him.

    12. The first disadvantage of an elite education, as I learned in my kitchen that day, is that it makes you incapable of talking to people who aren’t like you.

      point i was making in first comment

    13. the last thing an elite education will teach you is its own inadequacy.

      good point to extend on and connect with the fact that colleges only want you to see them as their "second family and "home"

    14. Fourteen years of higher education and a handful of Ivy League degrees, and there I was, stiff and stupid, struck dumb by my own dumbness. “Ivy retardation,”

      Going to an elite college prepped him to only know what to do with people in the upper-clase because that is the only type of class that goes to ivy-legue schools. So when it comes to an everyday, blue-collar plummer, he as no idea what to do

    1. The type and location of the cancer and the nature of the presenting signs are all factors in diagnosis. The use of endoscopes, scintigraphy and computed tomography, as well as magnetic resonance imaging, may be of considerable assistance.

      As shown, the type of tumor a dog may have and its location determines the type of diagnosis the veterinarians will use to diagnose the patient. Some of the different methods include endoscopes, scintigraphy, and computed tomography. I will use this info as support to answer my question in regards to how the location of a brain tumor determines the severity and treatment of the disease.

    1. "It's too great a conflict of interest for schools that are essentially selling a product to be expected to be the ones who are going to be conservative financial counselors,"

      quote that supports the idea "why would college help you out of debt when you in debt is their profit?"

    2. Ms. Horn didn't have to borrow all that she did to earn a four-year degree, but she wanted to get far away from the small Texas town on the Louisiana border where she grew up.

      what college a student wants to go to is their choice, so the argument can be made that it's the student's fault since they could've gone with a cheaper option.

    3. Mr. Collinge published The Student Loan Scam, which blames lenders for using harsh collection tactics and failing to work with distressed borrowers

      if its college's goal to get you in debt, why would they want to help you get out of it?

    4. High student-loan debt, says Ms. Asher, "can ruin someone for life."

      goes with Chad's experience that once you are in debt, it is very difficult to get out of it

    5. That same student now would have to borrow to get their education. A college degree is still a good investment, but the financial risk for the student has increased.

      they believe that college would be a good investment when thinking about it economically. but because students are taking out bigger loans of course the risk will go up.

    6. More often, the problem among students who go heavily into debt is that they are determined to attend their dream college, no matter the cost.

      Kids believe that the cost of debt they'll have will not matter that much because if they go to name-brand school, the job it should provide after graduation will be able to pay of the debt pretty quickly.

    7. despite stories of a large number of students who face gargantuan debt, about a third of graduates leave college with no debt at all for their education

      While all you hear are the horror stories of students in debt, one out of three college students leave college with no debt. This shows that because we hear all these bad stories our minds make out the problem to be worse than it seems.

    8. Student-loan borrowing that is threatening the financial future of today's college students.

      that is the problem most people are focusing on now

    1. But the politicians and media who want to blame Trump or his supporters can find the real culprit in their own mirrors.

      So the people who call Trump a racist and his supporters are at fault.

    2. Under different immigration rules, and a different enforcement regimen, Kathryn Steinle would still be alive. Under different immigration rules, many thousands of other crimes would have been prevented. Under different immigration rules, the average U.S. crime rate might be lower than it is today—and probably considerably lower than it will be in future.

      Very good point, but the author is playing the "what if" game.

    3. about 0.2 percent of GDP, in a computation frequently cited and endorsed by the Obama administration.

      Immigrants are not holding their own.

    4. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 20 percent of the U.S. prison population is foreign born. That does not imply that foreign-born persons are committing only 20 percent of crime right now. Yet that is how the statistic is often used.

      Making it seem that people are using some statistics wrong.

    5. Second, crime by the unauthorized, like the population of illegal immigrants itself, appears to be disproportionately concentrated in border states.

      There is a lot of crime on the border states.

    6. Here’s what it found:

      More statistics

    7. First, by any definition, unauthorized immigrants commit a lot of crimes.

      So do native born Americans.

    8. As Senator Ted Cruz pointed out during a July 21 Judiciary Committee hearing on crimes by illegal immigrants, in 2014 alone, immigration authorities released into American communities 193 illegal immigrants with homicide convictions, 426 people with sexual-assault convictions and 16,000 with drunk-driving convictions. Altogether, 104,000 people who by law should have been deported were instead allowed to remain on American soil.

      Shows why Latinos have been given such a bad name.

    1. Unauthorized immigrants are a net positive for public budgets because they contribute more to the system than they take out.

      Silence the haters.

    2. In particular, when the economy is growing and the labor market is adding jobs, new immigration creates enough jobs even in the short run (and even for the less-educated) to cause no harm to the net employment of native-born workers.

      So immigrants don't take jobs from American workers.

    3. 14.7%

      Immigrants provide 14.7 percent of the U.S economy. Not a big chunk, but still enough to make a difference. Not sure if this include illegal immigrants.

    1. The region along the U.S./Mexico border is now an open war zone. Just across the U.S. border, the city of Juarez, Mexico is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities on the entire planet because of the brutal drug war being waged there.

      Major point.

    2. California’s overstretched health care system is on the verge of collapse. 

      Illegal immigrants are making lives for other worse.

    3. Illegal immigrants generally don’t pay taxes.

      Definitely something to talk about.

    4. 44 million Americans are on food stamps.  47 million Americans are living in poverty.  We just can’t take in a whole lot of extra workers right now.

      Good statistics.

    5. In fact, stories of how “good” life in America is just encourages more and more immigrants to come to the United States illegally.

      Implying that America isn't good?

    6. Once many illegal immigrants arrive in the United States they either try to make a living legally (by directly competing with blue collar American workers  for jobs and driving their wages down) or illegally by selling drugs or being involved in other kinds of criminal activity.

      So illegal immigrants are either working, but stealing American jobs, or they are selling drugs.

    7. The sad truth is that the U.S. government has absolutely refused to secure the U.S. border with Mexico for decades, and this has allowed millions upon millions of criminals, drug dealers and gang members to cross freely into the United States. 

      Good support against pro immigration.

    8. Millions of middle class American families can’t afford to provide for their families anymore and are losing their homes, drowning in debt or going bankrupt.

      Implying that because illegal immigrants have come into the country millions of middle-class American families can't afford to support themselves.

    1. "I learned that feeling valued and knowing that you matter is much more about how you think of others than about how others think of you. And that's just one of the thousand things that dumb dog taught me, and I guess is still teaching me."

      This is completely true...have confidence in yourself and appreciating the person you have become is so much more important than the approval of others. I don't know if I can use this, but it's a powerful quote.

    2. "People always asked me when meeting Lemon if she was a rescue. I was always kind of uncomfortable saying yes, even though it's technically true. But it's not as if I got her as an act of good will. We adopted Lemon because we wanted a dog, and because Greyhounds are good dogs. They are relaxed, and loving, and adorable. How could we consider this an act of charity? Buying for a small fee a cuddle companion and a reason to get out of bed on Sunday mornings, and somebody to blame your farts on. We didn't rescue Lemon; we just got a dog."

      There are times when some people adopt a dog just to give a public display that they "care" for animals and want to give to charity. In this case, it was not the reason the author adopted Lemon. He just wanted a friend in his life. I will use this in my conclusion.

    3. "But dammit, if I didn't think she was important, dammit, if she hasn't left a hole in my heart, nothing matters but to each other. And Lemon mattered to me."

      This also ties in with the previous notation. A person cannot refuse their feelings of love toward another person or animal when they care about them. Although this is a powerful phrase, I will not directly quote this in my paper due to the language.

    4. "Lemon was a dog, and she was my dog. And she was special, and valuable, and amazing, but also not any of those things. In every way, she was just another dog. She wasn't a treasure, but she was my treasure."

      Basically, the author is saying that to his own desires, Lemon was everything he could ever ask for. However, there are other people in this world that may not care for Lemon and have different preferences than the author. I will also use this in my conclusion.

    5. "I don't pretend to have known the mind of my dog. I will never understand how she thought of me, or how she understood her own life. Really, all I can know of my dog is the effect that she had on me."

      In other words, the owner was deeply affected by Lemon because she was a true friend during his life. Dogs are made to be nonjudgmental creatures that show love and kindness to others. I will use this info in my conclusion.

    1. To work is to solve problems.


    2. In addition, Joe learned about budgets and management.

      When you think about it, all the stuff Joe is learning for free, on his own, from life experiences, he could of learned from college but for thousands of dollars.

    3. In the midst of all this, Joe learned more and more about the auto industry,

      learned more through life experiences. "student of life" concept.

    4. Still, for Joe the shop floor provided what school did not; it was like schooling, he said, a place where you’re constantly learning.

      author talks about his brother working at a factory. This goes back to chad talking about gaining knowledge from life and not just formal schooling.

    5. they have generally focused on the values such workers exhibit rather than on the thought their work requires

      when looking at the blue-collar workers, the middle-working class, researches only look at what values the workers have, what values the business has. Waitress job is an example.

    6. work requiring less schooling requires less intelligence

      people assume that "quote" when in fact working, being part of a business, being in charge of a business takes extreme knowledge of a vast majority of topics. In you are a business owner not only do you need to know everything about your business but the market, other business, economics, stocks, foreign trades, prices, it goes on.

    7. Intelligence is closely associated with formal education

      talking about how in our society individuals have this belief in their head that you can only be smart, you can only be intelligent if you got a formal education.

    1. teachers who had been educated in “educational methods” rather than the subjects they were to teach

      Sounds like Mr. Spradley lol

    2. he School-to-Work Opportunities Act in 1994

      School should have its own objectives, rather than just mimicking a workplace in order to "prepare students for careers". That's what college is for, it is education specific to your career path. Any schooling before that should be a place for kids who act like kids, rather than training kids to act like adults. They will become adults eventually and be such for the rest of their lives.

    3. The idea of mandatory schooling as a key to civic order and national progress became a recognized American principle in the nineteenth century

      I think this was a good idea, but they went in the wrong direction with it.

    1. Empowered Men Empower Women

      I plan to use this source to present the fact that the violence against women is directly related to the lack of emotional resources men receive, often causing men to resort to physical means rather than communicative means.

    2. “Violence is a choice a man makes, and he is responsible for it.”

      It is true that men must learn to control their emotions rather than taking out their aggression on women. However, some men are brought up being taught to suppress their feelings and must feel powerful in order to feel fulfillment. Society needs to stop stereotyping people based on sex and start giving men the emotional resources they so desperately need.

    3. Society’s expectation that “boys don’t cry” robs males of experiencing their emotional side. The external command to suppress inner realities is similar to the abusive control that men in turn exert on women, so as to avoid certain feelings.

      By telling boys that "crying is for girls" or to "man up," parents are encouraging aggression within their children. Although it may be done subconsciously, this causes males to develop anger problems and react with violence in many cases.

    4. Some women, for example, expect men to be breadwinners and uninterested in childcare. In my opinion, such an expectation is as limiting to a man as saying that a woman cannot do manual labor or manage a company.

      The stereotypes go both ways. Women should not be doubted in their capabilities to lead a company, and men should not be doubted in their ability to raise a child.

    5. Ultimately, the violence that a male learns not only harms others; it also harms himself. Dominant cultural norms often define “men” as unemotional, physically strong and domineering, and these norms give men other traits that constrain full expression of their humanity.

      All human beings inevitably experience the same emotions. It is unfair for men to be expected to suppress these feelings in order to fit society's ideals.

    6. Understandably, a boy who is raised in an environment of abuse experiences shame, fear, anger and other emotions that, when left unchecked, may led to violent expressions.

      Many boys are not given the nurturing environment that many girls are given throughout childhood. They are not given as much sympathy or as many emotional resources as females typically are. This leads to many males growing up with a predisposition toward violent activity.

    7. In other words, our social norms foster a culture in which male violence is tolerated, if not encouraged and men have both the power and resources to stop that violence.

      Society has created unrealistic expectations for men, which has encouraged and fostered toughness and violence from men. If people stopped tolerating this behavior and men were given further emotional resources, there would be a decrease in discrimination and violence against women.

    8. Women can organize politically, support survivors emotionally, fight back physically, and work toward prevention educationally, but ultimately, only men themselves can choose not to be violent against women.

      No matter how hard women work to achieve gender equality, they will not make much progress without the support of men.

    9. Violence against women is not just a “women’s issue,” as it often has been referred to; rather, it is primarily a men’s issue, because with rare exceptions, men are the sole perpetrators of violence against women.

      The majority of attacks on women are committed by men. Men need to be taught how to effectively communicate rather than channeling their emotions through anger. This way, women would not be such frequent targets of men's outbursts.

    1. Alabama, which just won the BCS title last night in probably the most-intense championship game since Ohio State beat University of Miami in 2003, pockets $6 million a year from students in the form of subsidies. Clemson, which choked last night, skims $4.3 million.

      just shows how much these schools make from just one game.

    2. This enormous flow of cash is carefully kept away from football and basketball players, but coaches, administrators and other staff members get to bathe in it, even though many big-time athletic departments still lose money overall. Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, reportedly makes more than $3.5 million a year. Mark Emmert, the NCAA president, makes more than $1 million. According to USA Today, nine athletic directors make more than $1 million each, and nearly 50 make more than $500,000. Football and basketball coaches too numerous to count make well into seven figures — including many still getting paid millions after they’ve been fired. Even bowl-game directors can make nearly $1 million , for administering a single game. These are figures for those at the top of the pyramid: Many schools pay assistant coaches hundreds of thousands of dollars; Louisiana State University’s football team just hired a defensive coordinator for $1.3 million per year.

      shows how the colleges benefit from the national tournaments and TV endorsements.

    1. Student athletes should be paid because if you can fill a stadium with fans you can fill a University with paying students and star professors.

      great point to show how much money they produce for their colleges.

    2. If the NCAA paid its athletes, the students would not have to add extra stress worrying about where they will get their money from. If students did not have to worry about their finances, they could spend more time focusing on their game and their classes. This helps prevent tired and burnt out athletes from underperforming on the field.

      making the game more competitive and interesting to watch. making those players work harder.

    3. College Athletes Spend an Average of 43.3 Hours Per Week Dedicated to Their Sport

      they are working the hours of a full time job. making it hard to provide for their common necessities without another form of income.

    1. they also struck me as unprepared for college-level work. What’s more, and again in general, the football players appeared the least troubled by this fact, and the least willing to rectify it. 

      these players do not care they are un prepared for college level work and or professional careers.

    2. During my time with SAAS, I encountered a wide range of athletic archetypes: foreign-born tennis players struggling with English grammar; SoCal water polo dudes who excelled at swimming and skateboarding but not essays; a smattering of cheerfully inarticulate volleyball and baseball players and swimmers; and of course, the breadwinners and rainmakers: the football players. 

      great point that student athletes lose focus on their education

    3. For 80 years, the Heisman Trophy has been awarded annually to the college football player “whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” Athletes from the University of Southern California, my alma mater, have won six: the tailbacks Mike Garrett, Charles White, and Marcus Allen; quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart; and O.J. Simpson, who defies mere positional categorization. Reggie Bush won the Heisman in 2005 but returned it several years later, when evidence surfaced that he and his family had accepted “improper benefits,” an NCAA term for money.

      by paying the students you will lose the integrity of the sport

    1. It is the responsibility of colleges and universities to place students in environments

      good quote opportunity. So while I agree with author that "quote", the hard truth is that colleges are not providing what they need to, putting students in a mindset that learning is not the most important factor of college.

    2. “For those of you who have come here in order to get a degree, congratulations, I have good news for you. I am giving you your degree today and you can go home now. For those who came to get an education, welcome to four great years of learning at this university.”

      goes with source where teacher can just offer to give students an A in the class but the only catch was they weren't going to learn anything. All the students took this offer because that is how the educational system has brought them up to think. The grade on the report card or transcript is more important then the reason that class was made, for learning.

    3. Yet most public discussion of higher ed today pretends that students simply receive their education from colleges the way a person walks out of Best Buy with a television.

      good comparison to put image into reader's mind

    4. The value of a degree depends more on the student’s input than on the college’s curriculum.

      believes that if you try hard, the amount of effort you put in will show through when you get your degree.

    5. everyone now evaluates college in purely economic terms, thus reducing it to a commodity like a car or a house.

      author's argument is that while everyone only sees college through economic eyes, when they should see it as a learning experience, not a business.

    6. college replacing high school as the required ticket for a career

      general theme mot sources seem to be speaking of

    7. entered academia 52 years ago

      can use as my rebuttal, saying when he went to school so long ago that education has drastically changed in two years, and even more so 52 years ago.

    1. focus on balancing vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat protein. stay away from saturated fats and trans fats, sodium, and added sugar.

    2. Strength training and flexibility exercises are crucial to include in your routine. pairing aerobic workouts with strength training is the most effective way for reducing body weight, waist circumference, overall fat mass and belly fat.

    3. recommended that adults get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week.

    4. exercise burns calories and reduces visceral fat levels. It strengthens your heart and lungs, builds lean muscle mass, improves sleep, energy levels and mood.

    5. diet and exercising complement each other in weight loss.

    6. you can eat a 250 calorie candy bar in a few minutes, which would take an hour of brisk walking to burn the same amount.

    7. it is easier to take in calories than it is to burn them when exercising.That is why diet is crucial to successful weight loss.

    8. since it is normal to lose muscle weight, but gain fat as you age, the BMI scale effectiveness weakens with age.

    9. someone who has a normal BMI, but too much body fat, is called normal weight obesity. Someone who is considered in this range has the same or greater health risks than someone who is obese.

    10. For men, the circumference of the stomach that is 40 or more inches indicates unhealthy proportions.

    1. Can Men Really Be Feminists?

      I plan to use this source in an effort to prove men's essential role in combating misogyny and further argue that the rights of men and women go hand-in-hand.

    2. When I call myself a male feminist, I'm not doing it because I think I'm going to save women. I'm doing it because I think it's important for men to acknowledge that as long as women aren't free, men won't be either.

      The two sexes and their rights go hand-in-hand. They should not separate from one another and alienate themselves. The rights of men and women affect one another directly, and individuals should unite to combat gender inequalities.

    3. Misogyny, then, is a way to manipulate, shame, and control people, marginalizing not just women, but men, too. And that's why men should be feminists.

      Men should be feminists because both sexes face gender-based discrimination. When men are free to express themselves, the path for women will be much more promising.

    4. Misogyny makes the victims ashamed of the violence done to them; vulnerability, rather than assault, becomes the crime.

      Men who are victims of sexual assault are often left in the dark rather than given the resources to speak out. Because of society's pressure on men to guard their emotions, many males refuse to come forward. They experience internal turmoil, when in reality their perpetrator should be the one punished.

    5. The fear of being feminized can lead to violence in many situations.

      Men's fear of being persecuted by their peers can push them to commit acts of violence. For so long, society has made it unacceptable for men to have feminine traits, and it has become so drilled into people's minds that it has affected the mental health of many males.

    6. o man is perfectly, ideally masculine, which means anyone could be considered too feminine.

      Society's expectations of men are impossible to reach. People need to stop being defined by how "feminine" or "masculine" they are, and they need to start being defined by their unique traits and talents.

    7. Men who are not white, who don't play sports, who are interested in video games, or who, like me, do a lot of child care—if they can be construed as feminine in any way, they become targets of ridicule and, sometimes, violence.

      Men are often subject to ridicule for any bit of "feminine" activity they do. Due to men's fear of being compared to women, they often lash out at other men to take the spotlight off themselves.

    8. Heterosexual guys get many advantages from misogyny; they’re perceived as the least feminine kind of person, and as a result, they are seen as the most valuable and worthy of respect.

      For some reason, femininity has become a sign of weakness in individuals. If women or gay men project femininity in any way, they are often judged harshly by society. However, heterosexual males are seen as stronger and more respectable due to their lack of feminine traits.

    1. Varying College Policies

      This paragraph discusses how colleges accept AP scores. Colleges differ on what scores to accept most of them being 4 or higher. This puts added pressure on students to find out what score they need for a certain college and added pressure to do better. I can use this paragraph to emphasize that receiving a passing score doesn't guarantee college credit.

    2. Workload and Stress

      This paragraph discusses the amount of work that an AP courses brings and the stress that can come with it if students aren't prepared. I can use this paragraph to demonstrate that students need to be aware of what they can handle in order to avoid being stressed whether that be taking less AP courses or none at all.

    3. College Credit

      This paragraph talks about the overall incentive to take AP courses to earn college credit. Students have the mindset that if they take these courses they can earn credit and save money later on. I can use this paragraph to discuss that college credit is the major if not only reason for taking an AP course.