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Jessica Ruffins


Qualified vs. Unqualified

Have you ever had a teacher a teacher that just made you ask yourself how on earth did this teacher get this job, well I'm here to deliver bad news. In a letter dated April 27, 2017 from the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Professional Preparation Services has “carefully reviewed data about educator preparation program graduates, K-12 course offerings...teacher assignments and determined...the following endorsements will no longer be issued on certificates after July 1, 2026.” They are “Bilingual, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Dance, Fine Arts, Journalism, Marketing Education, Polish, Recreation, Russian, Sociology, and Visual Arts Education Specialist.” What this means is a new change in roughly ten years.


Health Care: A Right or A Privilege

America is the only developed nation that does not have universal health care. Website defines Universal health coverage (UHC) as, “all people can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.” continues to explain that the, “UHC embodies three related objectives: Equity in access to health services - everyone who needs services should get them, not only those who can pay for them; the quality of health services should be good enough to improve the health of those receiving services; and people should be protected against financial-risk, ensuring that the cost of using services does not put people at risk of financial harm.” During the Presidential Election Debates this was one of the biggest topics discussed.

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