Read the following two articles.
There is a new call for Americans to embrace Chinese-style education.
That’s a huge mistake. Read online.
by Valerie Strauss | September 19, 2017 |
Based on your reading of the Strauss (and class discussions), write an opinion piece or a letter to the editor, expressing your view:
Letters to the editor and opinion pieces are very powerful advocacy tools. In your letter or opinion piece, you can bring up information not addressed in the news article (particular the Strauss piece), and can create the impression of widespread support or opposition to an issue.
In your writing, be sure to do the following:
Adhere to word count requirements–at least 250 words, but no more than 300. Please list your word count.
Open with a strong statement, and be sure to place the most important information at the beginning.
Use a personal story or illustration to make your point in plain language.
Post your opinion piece or letter under the comments below.