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From Problem to Persuasion
The first topic that I have chosen is how do children benefit from creative outlets in a school setting. Currently the public school system the main objective is to drive up tests scores in core subjects. On this side of the discussion, the Education system justifies the more rigid curriculums by the improved test scores of students. Thoroughly focused on subjects such as English and Math, they neglect the Arts education that shapes a child’s mind. On the other side of the discussion, creating an environment for children to freely express themselves gives opportunities for growth mental and physically while still holding on to their adolescence. I have already read quite a few articles about this topic and I believe that children should have creative outlets in a school setting. I personally choose this problem because I feel that my passion for writing began at an early age and the new system only stifles the artistic spirits if young minds.
The second topic is: can you make a sustainable living freelancing? Time magazine article states that 50% of the workforce in America will be doing freelance work by 2020. The Freelancer’s Union says freelancers contribute an estimated $1.4 trillion to the U.S. economy annually (Salemi). The pros of freelancing are that there is an unlimited amount of earning potential with hard...