Reflective – Cleveland Brown

Core Value 1. My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. 

I have always known that school shootings were becoming more frequent over time. But during my research for my paper, I have seen how often they have been happening. This is the main reason I felt passionate to have police in our schools to help prevent those acts from happening. (School Shooting Tracker: Counting school shootings since 2013 ( This article has kept track of how many school shootings have happened since 2013 all the way up to April 28, 2023. The article state ‘’Since 2013, 110 people have been killed and 163 injured by gunfire in 58 school shootings, according to a school shooting tracker NBC News is making public. As of April 28, 2023, it has been 32 days since the last school shooting.”

Core Value 2. My work demonstrates that I read critically, and that I placed texts into conversation with one another to create meaning by synthesizing ideas from various discourse communities. 

In my rebuttal argument, I used the Central Park Five case to show the reader why students and the black community have a negative view of the police. The case talks about corrupt cops and how they did dirty tactics to falsely impression 5 young black men. I used the case to show how police can be educators in schools and how they can teach students how to deal with police and all situations they might face. So if students ever have to encounter the police they will know their rights and will be better prepared to handle different kinds of situations. This is just one of the many reasons why I believe police should be in school and a way they can educate students for the real world, the student also gets a chance to put themselves in the cop’s shoes and vice versa. (Central Park Five: Crime, Coverage & Settlement (

Core Value 3. My work demonstrates that I rhetorically analyzed the purpose, audience, and contexts of my own writing and other texts and visual arguments. 

I use this value in my rebuttal argument by relating to people who might not agree with my stance on having police in schools. One of my arguments for reasons why police shouldn’t be in school is because police could use excessive force on students. (4) Police Officer Slams S.C. High School Student to the Ground – YouTube). This is a video of a police officer using excessive force on a student. My defense against this video is that the police force that is in schools will be properly trained on how to deal with kids. That way people who don’t agree with my stance on having police in school, will have a better understanding on how I plan on keeping everyone in school safe. It also shows them that I am unbiased and that problems can come with having police in our school.

Core Value 4: My work demonstrates that I have met the expectations of academic writing by locating, evaluating, and incorporating illustrations and evidence to support my own ideas and interpretations. 

I have used this value in my paper when I used this article as evidence (Miah Cerrillo: 11-year-old school shooting survivor called 911, smeared blood on herself, played dead | CNN)|Florida school shooting: A survivor’s story – BBC News|(10 Survivors Of School Gun Violence Share How It Still Reverberates Through Their Lives | HuffPost Life). This was to give a reader with different opinion than me a visual of how graphic a school shooting can be. And how a little girl who has never experience something so gruesome in her life, somehow knew to use the blood from another person and put it on herself to appear as dead. It makes them have to visualize what that may have been like for her, and could make them rethink their stance on not having police in school.

Core Value 5. My work demonstrates that I respect my ethical responsibility to represent complex ideas fairly and to the sources of my information with appropriate citation.  
I have shown this core value in my rebuttal when I point out potential problems with having police in schools. I use an argument that some police have used excessive force when disciplining a student. (4) Police Officer Slams S.C. High School Student to the Ground – YouTube). In this video, it shows a police officer using brute force on a student when trying to get her out of the classroom. And in my paper, I have given reasons why this wouldn’t have happened if my system had been in place. Police in the high schools would be a part of a special unit and will get voted in or voted out based on what the students think of them.

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1 Response to Reflective – Cleveland Brown

  1. davidbdale says:

    Graded SAT APR 29


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