3 ann. bib. #3

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Annotated Bibliography

@GOOD. “@GOOD Asks: Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Evaluate Teachers?” Web log post. MSN GOOD. MSN, 14 Sept. 2010. Web. 14 Sept. 2010. <http://www.good.is/post/good-asks-should-student-test-scores-be-used-to-evaluate-teachers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader&gt;.

To me, my response is yes and no. Students need to go to the teacher to get help if their score is really low. But yet the teacher needs to pick it up to actually help the student themselves if they see they are struggling. But in another sense, parents need to step up to, to their children ans see whats going on or just to help them, so they don’t struggle.  But yet, the teacher has to deal with so much that its hard. The teachers have to deal with low grades, they have to help the kids, they have to keep everyone in the same area as in keep them all caught up. But its hard for a teacher to keep all these kids learning together and having the same grades. Student test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers, its jsut not fair, its not right and well, its not their fault the students get a low test score for whatever reason they have.

Pousman, Barry. “Children Can No Longer Beg in the Streets of Senegal.” MSN GOOD. MSN, 13 Sept. 2010. Web. 14 Sept. 2010. <http://www.good.is/post/children-can-no-longer-beg-in-the-streets-of-senegal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader&gt;.

According to the article; three weeks ago, courts in Senegal rules that Muslim holy men were no longer allowed to enlist the children to beg on their behalf. According to the New York Times, flocks of young ragged boys , known as “talibes”, have traditionally spent many hours a day walking barefoot through busy streets, holding tin cans and begging for change- which they deliver to the holy men, or “marabouts”. There are about 50,000 kids on the streets right now. The marabouts depend on the pitiful gleanings of the children for their own livelihood .  To me this is just wrong, the children have to leave school just to go out to pick up these few cents for these holy men that don’t feel like working. But the children deserve much better, better clothes, a better life, not begging for money not even for themselves, for worthless begging men.

“Crime’s Down Again. But Why?” Web log post. Crime’s Down Again. But Why? MSN GOOD, 15 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. http://www.good.is/post/crime-s-down-again-but-why/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader.
according to the article/graph, According to the FBI’s latest Crime in the United States, violent crimes and property crimes declined during 2009, compared to the same series in 2008. This is one thing that we can still be happy about, the crime rate is still falling! (they have been since the early 1990’s) Crime is linked to long-term concentrated poverty and deprivation. so what it Mark Klieman says; the fewer crimes, the more cops and the more cells per crime, so crime declines and crime increases both tend to feed on themselves. To me, i think its great that crimes are going down, but apparently its not linked to unemployment, crimes take a long-term time.
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Comments
  1. Mr. Adams says:

    You’re finding some good stuff Jade—do you have any idea yet as to what you might pursue for a project?

    If not, no worries, we’ll talk more about it next week.

    Again, good job!

    Mr. A

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