If you ask a teacher to stop giving too much homework to their students, they won’t think twice before saying that you have no idea what you’re talking about. They are convinced that homework is useful. They believe that it helps students to verify the knowledge that they just obtained during class. It gets them to research more, and it’s a good way for them to repeat what they already know.
Yes. Homework assignments have a big advantage, since they help students to retain knowledge. However, there are other methods that can lead to the same effects without all the disadvantages that homework has.
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The U.S. educational system is heavily criticized both from the inside and from the outside. We’ve been watching too many movies involving irresponsible students. We have an impression that colleges are mostly about partying.
Others go to the other extreme: they believe that this system is the best one in the world. Professors try to convince their students that they should feel lucky for studying here.
In reality, the American educational system has a solid structure, but it also has its flaws.
Let’s list 10 surprising facts that not everybody knows. Our intention is to bust the myths and show the reality, so we’ll know what aspects to improve and what strengths to emphasize.
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From school year 2005/06 to 2015/16, the number of international students in the USA has grown from 564,766 to 1,043,839. These counts include international students from both public and private institutions. Is the growth of this number a good or a bad thing? Opponents would say that a greater number of international students meant more competition for our domestic students.
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