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    How much of a problem is the so-called 'Dumbing down' in British Journalism? Since turning into an unmistakable piece of present day human culture, the media has dependably been a wellspring of debate. Particularly, journalism has often been accused as being the protagonist in the so called 'dumbing down' of society. Usually used as a derogatory term, 'dumbing down' is the simplifying and diluting of a subject towards the lowest common denominator. In other words, it's used to describe the lack

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    dancers, we danced to the megaphone’s noise. This spread gave us all a megaphone and Jon Ronson’s book So You’ve been Publicly Shamed explores just how we have been using it. But while Saunders was right that we would abuse this megaphone and dumb down our society, the hatred and vitriol it has spread in our society is something that he never could have guessed. The book explores public shaming, evens where many individuals attacked a person for trivial reasons, ruining their lives, hurting their

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    Dumbing Down the Presidency The public have watched in suspended horror, or elation, depending on your perspective, how Donald J. Trump has turned the presidential primaries into a reality TV show. With his background as a reality producer and star, he has reached into his repertoire of gimmicks to unleash campaign tactics unseen in recent memory. Each and every night in the news, we are treated to his childish antics of name calling, insults to his colleagues and opponents, blaming and vilifying

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    Lula Yousuf Mrs. Madrigal Honors Literature-6th period 10 May 2015 The Dumbing Down of Society as a Result of Technology In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, technology plays a major role in the society. Their society is so influenced by technology that they simply cannot function without it. They aren’t capable of thinking on their own because they rely so heavily on technology to think for them. Bradbury’s prediction was correct. The world is so reliant on their technology that students can’t leave

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    gives the Internet a bad reputation. There are numerous articles claiming the Internet is generating a doltish society. Nicholas Carr is one of many writers who addresses the topic of our supposed intellectual decline entitled ‘Is the Internet Dumbing Us Down?’ According to Carr and multiple psychologists, the Internet can inhibit cognition. Because these people didn’t grow up with Internet, like the Millennials did, they fear the power of the World Wide Web. Like any great tool, if abused, the Internet

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    does not guarantee that it will continue to be effective until the end of time. Even though they are built on eternal truths, we cannot expect these liturgies to continually relate to an ever-changing culture. I agree that we must not dumb worship down, but perhaps this book could have directed us to more timeless, ancient, biblical forms than merely ones from the last 500 years. Another inadequacy in Dawn’s work is her narrow view of musical value. Value is not always simple to access as

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    Dumbing us Down Through Public Education Many of us believe that public education has been with us for quite some time. This stands to reason as we know that our parents, our grandparents, even our great grandparents, have participated in public education of some type, but it is at this point where things begin to get fuzzy. The truth is that public education as we know it today, free public education, available to anyone, regardless of class, social standing, race or religion, is an American

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    Here is where you’ll work on your drafts of Assignment 3. Introduction Paragraph: In the article “Dumbing Down Our Schools,” Ruth Mitchell states the argument of most classroom work found in the large town and city high schools are below the academic grade level, except the Advanced Placement and Honors classes. She brings up that high school students are doing the same activities that an elementary student would do. Mitchell has brought up convincing points that supports her argument, such as

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    In “Dumbing Us Down: Weapons of Mass Instruction”, John Taylor Gatto explores the concepts of education and the path to finding one’s true self. Personal experiences of Gatto as a junior high school teacher in the public school system for thirty years demonstrate that the modern education system emphasizes memorization, standardized testing, and activities to kill time rather than promote individual thought. Although the public school system fails to properly teach, Gatto states that it is still

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    What Is Dumbing Down America: Media Zombies or Educational Disparities Uzuazokaro Anthony Eli Bacon Thursday 11:10am Central Idea: The society we live in today blames popular culture for destroying the lives of most young ones. Critics come up with conclusions that pop culture is the cause of educational failure. But they fail to look at the real reasons why we have a lot of young ones who cannot graduate from high school or even afford a quality education. My aim is to convince my audience that

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