Monthly Archives: November 2011

Response to Jeff Chang’s “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation””

“Hip-hop had been reduced to a kid-friendly Broadway production, scrubbed clean for prime-time, force-fitted into one-size-fits-all” (Chang 194). Before McDonalds adopted it as yet another marketing tool, Jeff Chang describes hip-hop’s birth from within the neglected wasteland that was the … Continue reading

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Freudian Analysis of Sonny in Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”

Jazz as an Alternative to Death “It’s repulsive to think you have to suffer that much” (Baldwin 132). Many would argue that in life, pain outweighs pleasure. Freud contends that although we are unable to reconcile with the truth because … Continue reading

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Education Reform Under Obama is Bush’s NCLB Recycled

On July 29, 2010, President Obama gave an hour long speech at the National Urban League’s 100th anniversary convention in which he laid out his education reform blueprint for the nation and responded to criticisms of his plan from civil … Continue reading

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Teacher Portfolio

Teacher Portfolio

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The Futility of Sanctions

As the United States engages in multilateral negotiations over Iran’s uranium enrichment program, the Obama administration is discussing imposing further sanctions in the event that Iran is unwilling to meet international demands of transparency and accountability in its nuclear program. … Continue reading

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A Teaching Unit on Genocide Using “In My Hands”

The Use of In My Hands in a Unit on Genocide

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Values and Beliefs

“People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.” Thomas Mann’s assertion is seemingly uncontroversial, and yet it completely escapes us even in a modern, post-enlightenment industrialized democracy. Rather than as a … Continue reading

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