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The Advantages of School Uniforms - Pants below waist, baggy shirts with sexist signs, and piercings, this is not a good view early in the morning. That’s why the school should implement a uniform policy. Uniforms should be mandatory in school. Uniforms make the school appear more professional. Also with uniforms students won’t compare themselves with each other. Moreover uniforms can help students save time. Additionally parents won’t have to waste so much money on clothes hence will have a better budget. A major reason that schools should have uniforms is because students will get along better....   [tags: education] 543 words
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The Columbine High School Massacre - People have to suffer many difference social pressures so they need a way to relax the pressures. Watching violent films, images and playing violent games is a quick and easy way to relax their pressures; for this reason, there are more and more people like to see violent things from media, and as long as there is a demand for this violent information, the financial incentive for media companies will be there. In general, media violence can affects people in three different ways. The first one is leading people to solve their problem through violent means....   [tags: violent fillms, aggresive behaviors]
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The Causes of Mass School Shootings - Columbine High School experienced one of the greatest traumas in 1999. Two rouge seniors named Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris set out to school with minds focused on something other than English papers. No, they were busy planning on how to blow up the majority of their entire high school students and staff. Their home-made bomb never activated, this being the case several hundred lives were spared. Unfortunately when Harris and Klebold realized that their explosive never detonated they continued inside the school building....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay]
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The Importance of Safety in School - Thousands of people are affected by the lack of school safety in schools across the nation. Students everywhere are attending schools that are more dangerous than expected. This is a growing concern everywhere, and schools need to improve, or else they are prone to being unsafe. Whether it is building, drill, concussion, social, or technology safety, schools need to improve to lower the risk of an incident. Project Citizen is an effort to improve our community one step at a time. Project Citizen requires a lot of research for specific sections of our main problem....   [tags: community improvement, danger, incidents]
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Should School Uniforms be Mandatory? - Many debates form over the opinion of whether schools should require students to wear uniforms. Some schools go through the same argument annually of whether to enforce school uniforms the following school year. A number of people argue that uniforms take away from the students’ individuality, while other people concur that uniforms generate unity within the school. Even though many people disagree with school uniforms, countless reasons are evident that uniforms should be mandatory. School uniforms provide schools with many positive results....   [tags: policy, politics, education]
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Bullying in the School Environment - In the school environment, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is an example of one particularly targeted group which is consistently besieged by attacks from homophobic students, faculty and staff. There have been charities and other organizations founded to specifically help minority groups, who are regularly targeted. In 2004-2005, a prominent English activist and charity group in the U. K. called Stonewall, set up partnerships to discuss homophobic bullying in schools with Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG) and Lesbian & Gay Youth Scotland and then launched a campaign to tackle that same homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools, called Educati...   [tags: homophobes, education]
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Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment - Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment A Boston high school student stood alone, waiting for a public bus to take him home after school had let out. When he was approached by a group of kids who attempted to assault him, his first instinct was to run. He did not run to a neighbor's house. He did not bother to look for a police station. He simply ran to the safest place he knew — his school. He proceeded to bang on the double doors until a custodian reluctantly opened them. But it didn't matter....   [tags: Journalism School Papers] 1757 words
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Juvenile Crime and Violence in Schools - All Americans remember too well the morning of April 12, 1999, when two enraged students opened fire at Columbine High School. This act of violence resulted in not only their own deaths but the deaths of many other innocent students and one teacher. However, this was not the first instance of violence in schools. There have been many other occasions of violent behavior among school age children, some as young as eleven years old, the past few years. We should carefully consider some possible causes of these tragedies, so we can seek a way to end them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 655 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media America has become the most violent nation in the industrialized world. The many violent images seen in movies and on television on a daily basis, though not the only cause, are a strong contributing factor. There are those that feel the point-of-view from which the audience views the violence varies directly with the way the scene affects them. A film's perspective determines the audience's reaction. In "slasher" films, for example, the point of view shifts between the attacker and the victim....   [tags: Papers]
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Domestic Violence - Did you know that every 9 seconds a women is being beaten or assaulted. It is known that around the world, at least one and every three women has been beaten into having sex or some rudely thing in her entire lifetime. There are many cases where the abuser is a family member. Domestic violence is that the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sex crime, and different abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is a virulent disease touching people in each community, notwithstanding age, economic standing, race, religion, status or academic background....   [tags: assault, abuse, crime, behavior, WHO, children]
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Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools - The theme, which I have decided to research and base my portfolio on, is Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools. The term “Youth” is defined by the Compact Oxford English Dictionary as the period between childhood and adulthood and is also commonly used as a noun to describe young people. The same dictionary defines a “Gang” as an organised group of criminals or disorderly young people. Youth gangs are groups of young people who assemble and often engage in criminal and illegal activities such as graffiti, vandalism, theft, robbery and violent activities including, gang fights and brawls....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 1301 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media In today’s world, there is an endless amount of information available to people everywhere around the globe. Mass media is definitely shaping our world, whether it is in a positive way or a negative way. Television and the radio waves provide us with hours of entertainment. The emergence of the Internet allows us to access thousands of pages of information within the reach our very own fingertips. But with the convenience of all this information comes along a certain level of responsibility....   [tags: Papers] 1406 words
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The Increase in Violence - The Increase in Violence In the year 2000 there are many problems with society. One of the biggest and most controllable is the issue of violence. Although we are subjected to violence everyday by simply turning on the news, other forms of violence for entertainment can be censored. This is the type of violence that is corrupting the minds of today's youth and destroying the change for a peaceful future. In today's society violence is saturating the minds of children and people must learn to become involved in the problem before it is integrated into cultures around the world....   [tags: Papers Media Youth Essays]
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Student Conduct and Violence in Schools - Generally, the conduct of students in public school is a deterrent to getting a good education. Violent behavior, drugs in school, and misbehaving students are distracting and break the learning environment for others. Violence in school creates an unsafe environment, and shifts the administrator's focus away from the curriculum towards solving the dilemma of violence.  When the environment that surrounds the students is not secure they become more preoccupied with their own safety than they do about learning (Rehr).  This disturbing behavior also takes both the student's and teacher's time away from the education process.  As Albert Shanker has written, "Nobody ever learns in a classroom th...   [tags: Education] 737 words
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Drugs in High School - The line between public safety and the continuation of a high standard of privacy for all is a razor thin line; the United States government itself straddles it every day. Such is one very serious complication that the administrators and security forces of Coppell High School face: it is in the best interest of the administrators to prevent drug usage in the school as to stop the spread of any conflict (namely any characteristically delinquent behaviors such as interpersonal violence and school dropout) that they could potentially cause....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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School Uniforms in the Public School System - School Uniforms in the Public School System Public school systems across the country are now requiring students to wear uniforms. Can uniforms really make a difference in a child's academic performance. Wouldn't uniforms infringe the child's creativity and self expression. The "clothes don't make the child" right (Hempill A15). Wrong. School uniforms can drastically reduce school violence and help a student to focus on school work. In 1996, President Clinton endorsed public school uniforms in his State of the Union Address(Atkins 42)....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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Violence in the Media - Violence in the Media What makes the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons so funny and memorable. Of course, the explosions, hits and falls the Coyote takes while in pursuit of the Roadrunner. Pediatrics, a pediatrician read magazine, wrote an article on the influence violence, such as that in cartoons and other forms of media, has on children from ages 2-18 titled “Media Violence.” “Although recent school shootings have prompted politicians and the general public to focus their attention on the influence of media violence, the medical community has been concerned with this issue since the 1950s,” says American Academy of Pediatrics, the author of the article in November of 2001....   [tags: Essays Papers] 762 words
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Gangs and Violence in Schools - Gangs and Violence in Schools During the first week of my junior professional experience, I remember my cooperating teacher reading to me an e-mail that she received from the school's administration. It was informing all of the teachers of new ways to identify gang member; the colors they may wear, they way they write certain letters of the alphabet. A few days later I recall seeing one of the students in my class making different hand gestures, which I later learned were gang signs....   [tags: Crime Safety Security Education Essays]
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The Benefits of School Uniforms in Public Schools - In the United States today, millions of students’ attend public schools and face some sort of violence that is associated with that school. It can be gang related or just simply bullying in the school. Because of these rising issues, parents are being forced to pull their children out of public school and home school them for their safety. Is this the best action for the children. Will they be missing out on many life skills that are learned while attending schools with peers their own age. How can the schools make our children feel safe so that they are able to attend the public schools and so that schools don’t lose out on valuable funding from the state....   [tags: Education, dress code]
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Gang Violence - The North Carolina Governor’s crime commission states that there are 1,446 gangs across the state with a total of 19,000 members. The average age of gang membership is 15 years old (Our Initiatives-Gang Prevention). In the 1980’s national gangs began to shift from just the bad street type local criminals to taking on public arrangements involved with drug trafficking and other illegal activities. As there power and membership increased gangs were being recognized in locations outside of their regular neighborhood (SKEP)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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School Uniforms = Fascism - I usually don't make my political view public, but this is something I consider to be grossly wrong. School uniforms in public schools goes well beyond infringement of a student's first amendment rights. It is a big step toward Fascism and control. It goes against my personal moral beliefs and should not be forced upon students and parents. The schools that are entrusted to teach our children about our constitution are the very institutions that are stripping the rights ensured to every American away from them....   [tags: argument essays, dress code] 1002 words
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Violence in the media - Through the past few years you have heard people saying that TV, music, and video games are leading to the increase in violence among teens and the society. There are so many different opinions on the subject, and no real answers. I have an opinion that not everyone would agree with, but when people hear what I have to say they can see where I am coming from. Through the last five to ten years there have been many reports of school shootings. Everyone immediately turns to the violence in the media....   [tags: essays research papers] 839 words
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Horizontal violence and The Effects on Nurses and Patients - Horizontal violence is not a topic that medical faculties discuss on a day-to-day basis, but it is an enormous problem within the health care system. In this research the author looks at bulling from a registered nurse (r.n.) aspect .The effects on patient centered care can be detrimental for patients and r.n.’s. The work place needs to be a safe place for not only the patients but also the employees. With the rise of new graduate nurses who are employed by the medical facilities, they too are starting to face horizontal violence within the first year on the job, which leads to retention of nurses in the medical field....   [tags: nurses bulling]
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Violence in Public Schools - The word violence is defined as, “an intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action, force or exertion of physical strength so as to injure or abuse” (Webster 1316). Associating that term with the safety of our children within a public school setting will bring about an immediate reaction to discover what is root of the problem and what, as a society, can we do to prevent this behavior in the future. Violence in public schools is a growing concern for parents, teachers, faculty and the students themselves; therefore, becoming aware of a child’s temperament and aggressive conduct is vital in the prevention of violent behavior in the public school system....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Modern Feminism and Violence Against Women - The 20th century has seeing many progresses for women across the world. Prehistory showed that women could not vote, educational institution excluded them, and work outside the home was limited. Women today live longer and are more educated, enjoy more job opportunities, and earn a little higher salary. However, we still live in a world were society is run by religious laws, customs, and male dominances. These traditions and customs still limit women mobility and women are still regarded as subordinate to men and violence against women still exists despite having many strives in the 20th century....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Video Games: A Scapegoat for Youth Violence - Americans have been blaming violent forms of entertainment since colonial times. From dime novels to music, to movies to television shows. The most recent medium are video games. Aided by crime-saturated news reports, a lot of people are convinced that video game violence transfers to real-life youth crimes like the school massacres. They think that violent video games make people violent, but that is not the case. Violent people play violent video games. Not everyone who plays video games are violent, but those who already are violent will play them as an outlet for their frustration and rage....   [tags: Sociology]
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The Effect of Video Game Violence on Youths - Does exposure to violence in video games, on TV, and in social media have an effect on those exposed to it. Are those who are underage more susceptible to any detrimental side effects from viewing these things. This has long been a topic of discussion among lawmakers, psychologists, and the scientific field as a whole. It concerns parents and community members, especially in the wake of a seeming rise in violence at school from bullying, fighting, or in the extreme cases of school shootings. Were any of these types of incidents encouraged by exposure to violence in media....   [tags: Video Gaming]
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Opposition Towards Violence in Video Games - According to Henry Jenkins, an American Media Scholar and professor at MIT, “young people in general are more likely to be gamers —90 percent of boys and 40 percent of girls play.” That is an overwhelming amount of young people. In recent years, there have been incidents such as the Columbine school shooting which have shown young people committing terrible acts of violence. In the case of the Columbine shooting, the teenagers who committed the shooting were both found to be avid players of a violent computer video game known as Doom (Ferguson, 26)....   [tags: Video Gaming]
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Mixed Martial Arts: Violence or Discipline - This article is about the views of mixed martial arts, commonly known as MMA, on whether it promotes violence or discipline as it gains popularity among children. Kahn states, “In the 1990s, mixed martial arts was marketed as a blood sport… [However,] MMA is now promoted as a competitive combat sport and has crossed over to popular culture” (“Violence…”). In 2004, Gracie Tampa, an academy of MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, consists about 10 percent of children but now consists about a growing 50 percent of children....   [tags: cultural anthropology, enculturation]
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Violence in America - Violence in America America is a violent nation. Many people think that America is full of freedom and democracy. Do these people actually see what happens in America. Do they see the violence in schools, the crime in our society. Most likely, no, these people have loosely seen our society, the violence and the frauds that plague America's history as well as the present. The short essay Violence in America demonstrates all violence in this country. Teddy Bears show how the public feels about guns and how they are used....   [tags: Papers] 650 words
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Violence on Television - Thesis: The United States government must enforce a restriction law for children watching violence on television and at movie theaters to reduce the amount of violence and crime committed by children in our society. I. Introduction: The influence of violence on children who watch violent shows and movies II. Ways society can go about restricting violence on T.V. <p> A. Using numerical codes to watch certain channels that contain violence B. Having shows that contain violence air late at night C....   [tags: Current Events] 1301 words
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Violence in Television - When families sit down to watch television, they expect to watch family type of shows. Family type shows meaning rated PG or PG13, sitcoms and movies that do not include weapons, killing, foul language, and non-socially accepted actions. When children killing, they start to believe that it is accepted. Do children think that killing and hurting others and themselves have little meaning to the real life, children can become traumatized. Most killers or violators of the law blame their behavior on the media, and the way that television portrays violators....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mandatory Public School Uniforms are a Good Thing - Nowadays, we see many teenagers dress in spaghetti-strap tank tops, low-cut shirts, drop pants, pajamas, and even spandex shorts in school even though there have been policies about dress codes. Teachers, parents, and other adults feel disgruntled about the way they dress. Many students also complain about difficulties in concentrating on schoolwork because of the same reason. Obviously, what students wear to school has become a very distracting issue in the school environment. Therefore, school uniforms should be required in public schools due to many reasons....   [tags: dress code, public schools, argument]
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Violence on TV - Violence on TV For a long time now the debate has been, and continues to be, as to whether or not violence on television makes children more violent. As with all contentious issues there are both proponents and detractors. This argument has been resurrected in the wake of school shootings, most notably Columbine and Erfurt, Germany; and acts of random violence by teenagers, the murders of two Dartmouth professors. Parents, teachers, pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and FCC Chairmen William Kennard and former Vice President Al Gore say violent TV programming contribute in large part to in violence in young people today....   [tags: Argumentative Argument Media Television]
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Guns and Violence - Preservation of the 2nd Amendment When our forefathers sat down to write the bill of rights they made ten basic rules or freedoms that all Americans are entitled to. For hundreds of years no one has questioned any of those freedoms, that is until recent years. The second amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. The purpose of this amendment is to be able to form a militia in order to be able to overthrow a repressive government. In recent years the availability and number of guns in the United States has increased....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Guns and Violence - Guns and Violence School shootings, gang violence, drive by shootings, murder, and thousands of acts of violence are committed every day. Members of our society criticize their own people for this violence while they continue to sit back and do nothing about it. These acts of violence have many contributing factors. Violence in our country today is escalating because we don't control the distribution of the guns sold. There are not enough restrictions on guns sold legally. The illegal purchase of guns through the black market is out of control....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Weapons Arms Essays] 822 words
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Violence in America - Violence in America Beginning with the urban drug wars and the Rodney King riot all the way up the spectacular lynchings in Texas and Wyoming, and now the mass murder/terrorist strike by teenagers in their own high school, the 90s is a decade made numb by civil disorder. In between came the incidents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, involving dubious law enforcement assaults on separatists, which led to the terrorist bombing at Oklahoma City — the single worst terrorist act in American history....   [tags: Violent Crime Civil Disorder Society Essays] 2581 words
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Peaceable School Program - Abstract As female aggression becomes a greater problem in schools educators must understand its causes and develop methods to mitigate its influences. While the root cause of all aggression is humanity’s sinful nature, there are several emerging societal factors that foster female aggression. As educators, we must prevent violence through preventative methods and intervention. To achieve long term change, it must be a community wide approach, such as the peaceable school program. Introduction In recent years there has been an increase in the national rate of violent crimes committed by females (Prothrow-Stith & Spivak, 2005)....   [tags: Behavior Modification]
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Effective After-school Programs - Children who are subject to negative or bad environments are more prone to engaging in drugs and alcohol. There are many programs that bring awareness and prevention to alcohol and drugs. The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance program provides groups and organizations with an effective after-school program plan. The after-school programs are essential in promoting awareness and prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, abstinence, and violence to young children or adolescents. The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance program strives to reach the community and explain the importance of after-school programs....   [tags: Bringing Awareness to Children]
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Respect for Children: Stop Bullying in Schools - The human race is connected to this earth. Humans, being part of nature, need to nurture the life of, and on, this planet. With this in mind, a prerequisite for society should incorporate the comprehension of, respect for human life. Parents and family are the key sources to supply lessons in respect for humanity, and schools are equally important, as the key secondary source. Although many people think the core curriculum is rigorous enough for students, the basic four classes in math, language, history, and science are not enough for children to function fully, or adequately, as conscientious and considerate member of society....   [tags: Violence ]
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Determining The Effectiveness of an After-School Program - While no one can deny the benefits of after-school programs, their effectiveness at furthering the education in our schools can be called into question. While what can be considered effective in after-school programs can be contingent upon the basic goals and objectives of the individual program, if the after-school program is not reaching the goals of the program it cannot be considered an effective program despite the good it may be providing for the families involved. The twenty-first century program, specifically at *Avalon Park Elementary School, is being called into question because of its derivation from its original academic enrichment goals to its current habit or entertaining rathe...   [tags: educating, entertaining, ]
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Videogames and Violence - Videogames and Violence In 1979 the United States was vehemently attacked by aliens from outer space, an event that was to forever change life on our planet. The release of Space Invaders for the Atari Video Computing System became an instant hit. Kids stopped listening to music, playing sports or going to movies, choosing instead to defend the nation from alien attack, from the safety of their television sets. The success of Space Invaders launched the video game revolution as the demand for personal game consoles soared (Atari)....   [tags: Violent Games Ethics Morals Essays]
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School Dress Codes v. The First Amendment - America was founded on popular sovereignty and individual freedoms. What do Americans do when the freedoms given to them from birth are restricted or taken away from them. They fight. Throughout time the government has attempted to take away our civil liberties because they viewed them to be for the greater good. One huge government failure was the attempted prohibition of alcohol. It is well known that alcohol can be very dangerous and it should be restricted. However, the government went too far when it tried to take it away completely and just like their rebellious founders the American population just found ways around the law....   [tags: School Dress Codes v. Free Expression]
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Mandatory Public School System Uniforms - Physical and emotional abuse, early sexual initiation, and violence lead to poor academic achievement among public school students (CDC, 2011). Public schools are liberal in their uniform policy. Thirty-seven United States legislatures created laws allowing school districts to put into practice school uniform policies (Konheim-Kalkstein, 2006, p. 26); only fourteen percent of public schools required students to wear a uniform in 2005-2006 (Redmond, 2012). According to the National Educational Longitudinal Study, “uniformed students have significantly higher test scores than do non-uniformed students (Bodine, 2003).” This proposal makes the case that schools need to require students within pu...   [tags: Education]
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Adopting School Uniforms for Putnam City - Most schools you see usually don't have uniforms. In fact, You normally only see uniforms in charter, or private schools. The question is should uniforms be required in Putnam City Public Schools. Is it because they feel it's not necessary, or it's going to come in place next year and no one really knows about it but the Board of Education or the District. If uniforms came into place, it would be such a good investment for the students and teachers in the Putnam City District. Why. First, it would help out low income families....   [tags: low income families, dress code]
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Television and Media Violence - TV Violence and Common Sense - Television Violence and Common Sense   It is obvious that children are affected by television. They often pretend to be their favorite character, reenact scenes from movies, and wear clothes featuring their media heroes. As a child, I pretended to be one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while practicing my fighting skills on invisible bad guys. Although these things are usually a healthy part of growing up, it would be foolish to assume that children are not affected in a negative way by all of the violence that appears on television....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Violence of Love - The Violence of Love Paper The reason for this essay is not to persuade the minds of its readers. However, what I do intend to do is introduce to the readers the philosophical words and powerful confidence of Archbishop Romero. First I will give a brief but detailed introduction of Archbishop Oscar before explaining why I feel Oscar Romero in regards to previous course lectures, group discussions and the book “The Violence of Love” by James Brockman; is an ethical prophet in the tradition of Hebrew prophecy in the eighth century B.C.E....   [tags: archbishop romero, malcom x]
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The Brain and The Origins Of Violence - Is The Brain To Blame. Searching For The Origins Of Violence From the dawning of man, violence has always been one of the defining characteristics of humankind. Throughout all of history we see evidence of man's tendencies toward acting violently in response to his emotions - everything from anger, fear, to just plain enjoyment. But to where can we trace the true origin of violence, the place where it all begins. Does the root of violence stem from societal and cultural values or can we point the finger at a deeper cause, one with a neurobiological basis....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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School Uniforms Should be Mandatory in All Schools - Many schools in United States require their students to wear uniforms. There are many teachers, parents and students who are in favor of school uniforms. However, not all teachers, parents and students like the idea of school uniforms, and this has divided many schools on the issue. It is obvious that not everyone agrees on the issue of uniforms in public schools, but the benefits of school uniforms cannot be denied. School uniforms cost parents less money, prevent competition between students, and keeps students safe against gang violence on and off campus....   [tags: Argumentative, persuasive] 647 words
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Violence and Special Needs Students - "completed word ´needs´at end of essay so it made sense. Are Children with Special Needs More Likely to Commit School Violence. 1. Denise (Smith) Skarbek Denise (Smith) Skarbek worked as a special education teacher for children with mild disabilities before becoming a professor in the department of special education at Indiana University at South Bend. Her interest in special education led her to research the relationship between children with special needs and school violence. In this selection, she explores whether children with certain emotional and cognitive disabilities are at greater risk for committing violent acts in school....   [tags: essays research papers] 3348 words
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The Effects of Television Violence on America - America has the highest crime rate in the world. Along with that crime rate is also the very high violence rate. Why is violence becoming and everyday event in our society. When you flip on the television and tune into the news, the highlight of every show is somehow directly related or connected to violence. We see it every evening and perhaps say "Oh my gosh" and then forget all about it two minutes later. Or perhaps we don't even make any comments at all, just a simple grunt or “Oh, how terrible”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1491 words
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Violence and Its Effect on Child Growth Physically - A child exposed to violence at an early age causes many different effects psychologically, physically and emotionally. From short term effects to long term affects these problems may or may not be reversible. It’s important for families to provide the proper love and care for children as they enter the most important stages of the developmental period of their life. According to the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, current estimates indicate that as many as ten million children per year may witness victims of violence in their homes or that children in communities across the United States are witness to violence at alarmingly high rates (Edelson)....   [tags: Sibling Bullying, Short and Long Term]
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The Effect and Solution of Gun Violence in the United States - In recent events, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has brought issues relating to gun violence to residents of United States. In order to understand the causes of gun violence in the USA, a comparison of gun laws and rates on gun violence in Massachusetts and Mississippi are viewed, the possible solutions of gun violence are discussed, together with a comparison of gun violence in US and Canada. CONCLUSION SENTENCE Gun violence, “may be defined as a category of violence and crime committed by the use of firearm” (Gun violence, 2013, para....   [tags: gun laws, self-defence, injury, death, firearm]
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