Monday, May 23, 2016

Why the Homework System Does Not Work

  I get a lot of criticism when it comes to my position on the U.S school system. Before I go on, I would like to clarify, I strongly believe in education but I also strongly believe in education reform. Let's start of with some statistics. The U.S ranks 17th in education. (25th in Math, 17th in Science and 14th in reading).
I was talking to a friend about the U.S school system compared to the rest of the world. That friend was telling me that the U.S school system is the best, always was the best and always will be the best.  This really proves that we are stuck in a bubble. When I say I am against the homework system, I am not saying it for my benefit as a student, I am saying it for the future of America. The U.S school system has evolved but the purpose of the system has not evolved. The purpose of the U.S school system is to create employees not employers. Robert Kiyosaki has said on multiple occasions, "The school system teaches kids to work hard for money rather than have money work hard for them." The homework system has a lot to do with that. The U.S school system is designed in such a way that the A students work for the C students due to the fact that the A
students are hard workers as they always work hard for the best grade. Finland is number 1 in education and they do not have homework. All work is done in the classroom where they make mistakes rather than do the work at home and have the support of parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.

  With no homework system, kids will make mistakes and people don't learn from success. People learn from mistakes and when a student takes a test or does homework, it is about getting it over with, and then forgetting what they learned. If a student does bad on a test or on a homework assignment, they won't learn what they did wrong. That is why the homework system does not work and most of the major countries in the world do not use the system.


Signing off.....

Sinan











Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bernie Sanders is our Best Chance at Beating Donald Trump

Two weeks ago, I was talking to a friend and he was telling me about how we need to stop Donald Trump. He made a false assumption that many Americans make and I don't blame them for that. I blame the establishment media. Anyways, he was telling me about how Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to beat Trump. I asked him where he got his facts from and he was blank. He was scurrying around until he finally said, "who cares about facts, it's obvious." Like I said, these are false assumptions that you believe but it's not your fault. The establishment media lies and you believe their lies and there bios opinions. In this blog, I am going to explode that myth. First of all, polls show that in the general election, Bernie Sanders is ahead of Trump by 11%. Hillary is winning against Trump by 3% and that lead is getting smaller everyday. You might be thinking, it's too early. That's a fair judgment that I will gladly consider which leads me to my next point. That point being independents everywhere can vote in the general election and that makes up much of Bernie's supporters and much of the voters overall. Now I understand that the chances of Bernie beating Hillary are slim right now, but don't tell me that it is impossible with a California primary coming up with about 500 delegates at stake. And don't tell me that Bernie should drop out so he could have a cabinet position with Hillary. The difference between Bernie and a regular politician is that Bernie is not doing this for himself, he is doing this for the American people and America's future. I urge you to rebel against the establishment media. Don't listen to what they have to say. They are completely bios. Mark my words: even if there is no chance of Bernie beating Hillary, it is important that Bernie stays in the race till the end because he will make the millennials life long, left-wing progressive Democrats. If Bernie doesn't win this time around, we will win the next one. Think about it: Bernie is only losing by 300 delegates with a bios establishment media not giving him any coverage and not taking money from Hench funds. When I say we will win the next one, I am not necessarily saying Bernie is going to win next time, I am saying the progressive movement will win next time! 

Signing off.......

Sinan