In Class - Continue discussing "Stupid in America."
Video Group Project: You are to create a 30-60 second campaign commercial. You can either support a candidate, proposition, or simply encourage people to get out and vote. Groups can be no larger than five (5) people per group. Everyone must make an appearance in the video. Grading will be pass/fail with the winning video from each class will get lunch on Mr. Palo. Finally, each group member will grade their group members on a variety of criteria, so in a nutshell, do your part. This project is due on Tuesday, November 6.
QOW - Continuing our discussion on education, do some outside research (minimum of 2 sources), and include an MLA works cited. This is due on Monday, November 5 by 11:59 pm.
We've examined education from a variety of perspectives thus far. Using specific evidence to support your answer, what changes need to be made to the public education system of the United States? Topics to consider while writing your response:
No Child Left Behind (NCLB); achievement gap; money in education; educational standards; roles of teachers, parents, and students; preparing students for college/career; choice in where student's go to school; evaluations for teachers/students; role of teacher unions; role of government.