The Norton Field Guide

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Most stories come to life and some even hit home for most readers when actual names and real people are used in them. However, I do not believe that all five authors were necessarily bias in presenting their cases. Each author presents a story, some of which are based on actual interviews or statistics or what they have seen with their own eyes. Like all interviews and facts they can be viewed differently for each individual. For example; two people can be in the same place at the same time and be involved in the same incident but have two different views of what happened. The story on “Fremont High School” is like that. Jonathan Kozol, the author of the story; “Fremont High School,” was bias. Kozol was invited by a faculty member to view the school for himself. Therefore, we only have the authors view on the school. I am not saying that Kozol’s view is wrong, But let’s face it, some people do blow things out of proportion, while others under view some things. In Kozols cases however I did not see the he was for or against the things that he had mentioned going on at the school. He simply stated what he saw with his own eyes and what some of the students had told him. Eleanor J. Bader, the author of the story; “Homeless on Campus,” was not bias. The story was bases on actual students, faculty, statistics, and facts about how many homeless college students there are that virtually go unknown. Bader was all for helping out the homeless, or at least that’s what I got out of the reading. Also, considering that Bader did not mention why the college has not yet, or does not, address the homeless matter on campus. I viewed it as a story on why and how to help the homeless more than why or how not to help. Mike Stobbe, the author of the story; “First U.S. Count Finds 1 in 200 Kids Are Vegetarians,” is bias, because the author uses statistics, facts, and talks about a

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