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  • Dumbing Down

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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

  • The Braindead Megaphone By Jon Ronson

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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

  • The Dumbing Down Of Society As A Result Of Technology

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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

  • Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down

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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

  • Dumbing Us Down Through Public Education

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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

  • Analysis Of Dumbing Us Down John Taylor Gatto

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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

  • Analysis Of The Article ' Dumbing Down Our Schools ' Essay

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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

  • Dumbing Down America: The Decline of Education in the US Essay

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    The human mind is perhaps the greatest object on the earth, animate or inanimate, but without the proper training, the mind is a relatively useless tool. Through the development of formal education systems, humans as a whole have tried to ensure the training of all minds so as to continue prosperity for the world. Most of the time, though, education systems do not realize the harm they are doing to developing minds and the subsequent negative consequences. Among the largest of these inadequate education

  • What Is Dumbing Down Americ Media Zombies Or Educational Disparities

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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

  • Is Technology Dumbing Us Down or Wising Us Up? Essay

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    Since the Internet has emerged from society, access to information has been made readily available for anyone to discover. The Internet connects us to the world everyday, whether at work or at home. It helps us communicate with others; via email, social networking, or blogging. With the absents of the Internet, our society would be missing out on a vast amount of knowledge. Therefore, the Internet is unmistakably beneficial for society to use as part of their daily lives. Also, cell phones have evolved