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School Vouchers are Against the Constitution - School Vouchers are Against the Constitution One of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's recent education reforms is the two-year pilot program where education vouchers will be offered to poor kids from a district in New York City public schools. These students will be given on average $6,500 a year to pay for tuition at a private school (including religious ones). The money they receive will come from taxpayers. When the typical New Yorker dutifully gives Uncle Sam his hard-earned money every year, he is under the impression that his money will be used to fund government programs from which all will benefit....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers Education] 1247 words
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School Vouchers are Good - School Vouchers are Good Wise men say you cannot predict Supreme Court decisions based on questions raised during oral argument, but the justices' go-round on the school voucher question may prove an exception to that rule - as this essay will demonstrate. Lead counsel for each side respectively provided a textbook example of how to argue, and how not to argue, before the High Court. The justices see their share of both types but rarely in the same case. Judith French, assistant attorney general of Ohio, defended the Cleveland program brilliantly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Vouchers and School Choice - The Use of School Vouchers - Use of School Vouchers There has been a lot of debate recently over the use of school vouchers. Voucher programs offer students attending both public and private schools tuition vouchers. It gives taxpayers the freedom to pick where their tax dollars go. In theory, good schools will thrive with money and bad schools will lose students and close its doors. Most people feel that taking taxpayer money from public schools and using this money as vouchers for private schools is a violation of the constitution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 603 words
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Constitutionality of Vouchers and School Choice - Constitutionality of School Vouchers Church and state absolutists believe that vouchers will violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. They argue that voucher systems give parents an incentive to send their kids to parochial school and thus represent an unconstitutional endorsement of religious education. As mentioned in the case study, the U.S. Supreme Court will address the Cleveland Scholarship Program's constitutionality. Many are anticipating what precedent will be set in this ruling because it inherently deals with defining the boundaries between church and state....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 334 words
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Vouchers and School Choice are Bad - School Choice and Vouchers are Bad I have spent considerable time reading the literature on the topic of school choice and tuition vouchers. I was initially in favor of the idea simply because it seems to be common sense. After just a little reading, I am now an advid supporter. After all, our entire standard of living is based on the idea of choice. The more choices we have, and the means to pursue those choices, the higher the standard of living we enjoy. In our lives, simply stated, choice means everything....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 949 words
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Give Vouchers and School Choice a Chance - All We Are Saying is Give Choice a Chance   Critics of school choice programs invoke a two-pronged attack. First, they claim that only the best students with the most motivated parents will take advantage of charter schools and voucher programs-two of the most popular choice vehicles. Presumably, the best students come from families in which parents are involved at home and at school and who provide more support for their child, partnering with the school. Second, critics contend that the flight of the best students leaves behind disproportionately large groups of chronically underperforming, special needs, and problem children who will drag down the rest of the students in the public sch...   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 1018 words
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Parents Want Vouchers and School Choice - Parents Want School Choice Choice-based reforms, such as vouchers and charter schools, depend on the idea that schools will have to satisfy parents to keep their customers. Thus the wisdom of choice-based reforms depends on what parents want. If parents place a high priority on academics, then schools with strong academic programs will do well under school choice. If parents want their children to learn disciplined work habits, then schools that teach such habits will thrive under school choice....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 501 words
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Vouchers and School Choice are Not Necessary - The issue of "choice", like so many other novel educational reform attempts, serve once again to highlight the fact that something is desperately wrong with the current educational system. While everyone seems to be fully aware of the need for change, no one really knows where to start. In the process of making sense of this need to pin down the problems that beset education, many end up latching on to any novel idea that even vaguely offers the hope of finally bringing that educational calm and success everyone so desperately longs for....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1169 words
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The Boondoggle of Vouchers and School Choice - The Boondoggle of School Choice The summer before my freshman year of high school, my suburban school district decided to implement a new school choice program developed for the state of Massachusetts. It is a program-limited choice similar to many others around the country. Schools offer a certain number of spaces in each class for "choice students," that is, students from other towns who wish to attend the school. Students apply and enter a random lottery system. If they are chosen, they become legally-enrolled students at the new school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1027 words
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Free Essays on Possibilities Offered by Vouchers and School Choice - The Exciting Possibilities Offered by School Choice        We are in the midst of an unprecedented attack on public schools in the United States. What is causing this attack. Since schools are public institutions, they are by their nature subject to close scrutiny in a democratic society such as ours. All would agree that public schools must be willing to change to meet the changing needs of the greater society. It just seems that in the past decade, the mudslinging has gotten out of hand.   Only now is evidence emerging testifying to the fact that much of the criticism leveled at public schools is exaggerated and misplaced....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Vouchers and School Choice are Long Over-due - School Choice: Long Over-due   This paper reports on my position on school choice, what I believe is the ideal school choice program and the steps that must be taken to successfully implement school choice. First and foremost, the idea of school choice is not a new concept. Those who could afford it always have had school choice. Now as a potential option for more parents, choice will be constricted by the amount of money and the type of resources (transportation, political influence, etc.) one has....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 546 words
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Good News Regarding Vouchers and School Choice - Good News Regarding School Choice Good News v. Milford is very good news indeed for advocates of school vouchers and faith-based organizations (FBOs). The Supreme Court's 6-3 decision upholding the right of a Christian youth group to meet in public schools after class hours is a significant signal of the Court's willingness to treat religious organizations and viewpoints on an evenhanded basis. In 1992, Milford Central School in New York State enacted a community use policy outlining purposes for which its building could be used after school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1717 words
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Free Essays on Vouchers and School Choice - The Power of School Choice I am for the concept of Choice because no child should be forced to go to a bad school against his or his parents' will especially when there is a better school nearby. Parents not only freely choose any kinds of school but also allow to work with others to create new independent schools. Nowadays, we cannot ignore the reality that choice already exists for some privileged, rich people. It is fair to give our children a impartial chance at life through a better education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 638 words
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Vouchers and School Choice - Opportunity for Success - School Choice: Opportunity for Success For some parents, education is highly valued and they can afford high tuition, so they send their children to the private school. Other parents spend more money to move into a community where has good schools. We can call the situations stated above "school choice". However, what we talk here is not the "school choice"; there is another kind of school choice, which all parents can make and do not need to spend more money to move into another community. Generally speaking, children from the high SES family have better opportunities to get appropriate education and succeed in the society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 417 words
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Free Essays on Vouchers, School Choice, and Charter Schools - School Choice and Charter Schools I am not so sure I am for or against the idea of school choice as much as the idea for educational equality. If school choice and charter schools are the way this country will gain equity in the schools then I am for school choice. I feel that the impoverished are not going to get the best education that is available to them in their area. If the town fifteen miles away is a much better school, both educationally and developmentally, then I believe that the student that goes to school A should have the opportunity to attend school B....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 495 words
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Educational Vouchers - Educational Vouchers Are children in the environment unhappy with the school that they attend. Do some children want to attend private schools rather than public schools. What should be done with these children that have these thoughts and feelings towards the school that they are attending. People should want to help children with their happiness, wants, and needs. The answer to all of the questions would be to use educational vouchers. Educational vouchers are programs that give money to benefit schools....   [tags: Papers] 600 words
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The School Voucher Debate - The School Voucher Debate THE SCHOOL VOUCHER DEBATE In reading these articles, I did not understand the religious school involvement and school vouchers. There was one statement in the first article Court Discusses Vouchers, that stated that in Cleveland use school vouchers and that they can be used at fifty-one other schools, but there are nine schools that they cannot use the vouchers at, and they are all Catholic schools. To me this seems to be a religious prejudice going on in that area against the Catholic religion....   [tags: essays papers] 468 words
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Arguments for and against Vouchers and Charter Schools - School Choice: Followed the ruling on compulsory education. Parents have a right to choose whether their children go to a private, parochial or public school, or they may choose to home-school. Parents must accept any responsibility for their choice. Charter Schools Arguments For: Allows individuals or groups with innovative educational ideas to put them into practice without being unduly hampered by local or state bureaucracy. These schools may have unconventional hours, experiment with curricula, specialize in certain types of teaching or design programs tailored to a particular audience or community....   [tags: Debate Outline] 335 words
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What Does American Education Need? - What Does American Education Need. For over four decades, the public education establishment has delivered one educational disaster after another. "Solution" after "solution" they have offered have fallen far short of promises. The education establishment's perennial answer to our education problems is increased education expenditures. Educational expenditures have skyrocketed (more than doubling every 20 years since 1960) and yet Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores plummet. National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) test results partially demonstrate our dismal education picture....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Learning School Essays]
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools - In a recent report, a little over six million students were enrolled in a private school during the year 2003- 2004. That is roughly 11.5% of all students enrolled in schools. But how do parents decide which private school is the best for their child. Parents consider many factors when choosing the right private school. They look at many factors such as the type of private school, class settings, academic curriculum, administration, accreditation and vouchers. There are many different types of private schools....   [tags: Education Religious Schools Teaching Essays]
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School Violence - Violence is a significant problem in schools today. Whether it deals with guns, knives, or just a little fight, school violence is more common than ever before. Schools have always been one of the safest places in a child’s life, but are we sure that this is true anymore. The threat of attacks in schools create fear and disorder in students and teachers. Every year, three million students in the United States fall victim to crimes at school and almost two million of these incidents involve violence....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 724 words
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School Violence - One out of every twelve students would stay home rather than attend school for fear someone would hurt them or hassle them (Kreiner). What can we do to be safe in school. It is becoming more apparent violence is a problem in most schools. But once we are aware that it exists, we can figure out ways to make it less of a problem. The most important step is to learn how to protect ourselves from, a violent situation. However, you can also help to achieve a larger goal: preventing violence before it happens (Kreiner)....   [tags: School Bullying Essays] 946 words
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School Violence - From decade to decade, there has been a new type of fad to sweep the country. In the 50’s it was dancing and having fun. In the 60’s it was to dress freely and avoid the draft. The 70’s were full of pot smoking has-beens, the 80’s big hair and radical clothing. From the smallest of fades, the children in the 90’s have taken a whole new approach to the game. The changed the rules, that would affect the country for the rest of their existence. The fad. To act out in violence in school against eachother, not just fist to fist physical altercation, but from one boy’s fathers gun to another....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 2001 words
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School Violence - Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. Chapter 4-Risk Factors for Youth Violence. 2000. ww.surgeongeneral.gov/library/youthviolence/report.html This Web site explains that risk factors for violence are not static. Their predictive value changes depending on when they occur in a young person's development, in what social context, and under what circumstances. Risk factors may be found in the individual, the environment, or the individual's ability to respond to the demands or requirements of the environment....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 865 words
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School Violence - School violence is in the headlines again, 6 years after Columbine, the tragic Colorado school shooting in which many students died. Now, sadly, 2 school officials and 6 students have been killed in a shooting at Red Lake High School in Minnesota. As horrible and frightening as incidents like these are, they are rare. Although it may not seem that way, the rate of crime involving physical harm has been declining at U.S. schools since the early 1990s. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fewer than 1% of all homicides among school-age children happen on school grounds or on the way to and from school....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 516 words
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School Violence - There are many factors for the occurrence of school violence. The two most common factors are substance abuse, association with gangs, and guns. School laws try to prevent these factors from endangering the youths in the schools. Many school officials and citizens are convinced that the growing problems of student disruption and general lack of respect for authorities are attributable directly to an over emphasis on students’ rights. The increase in violence, drugs, and weapons in schools has directed our attention to the need to talk all reasonable steps to ensure a safe learning environment for students and teachers....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 721 words
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School Violence - Violence in schools has progressed from bloody noses to bloody gun shot wounds. Kids now days observe so much violence its almost predictable that they act this way. People are SO desensitized to violence from TV, video games, videos. Kids tend to imitate what they see exposing them to violence before they can understand it doesn’t help them. With the moral decay of our society, people act without regard for others, kids having babies, fatherless families, unsupervised and unwanted children don’t always get the necessary attention they need to function acceptably in our society....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 431 words
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Preventing Mass School Shootings - December 1, 1997, Michael Carneal, a freshman in West Paducah, Kentucky opened fire on his classmates, killing three and wounding five. One year later, on March 5, 1998, Mitchell Woodward shot and killed five classmates and wounded eleven in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Just one year after that, Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold committed the most heinous act of school violence in United States History in Littleton, Colorado. There, in Columbine High School, Harris and Kleibold killed twelve students, a teacher and later took their own lives....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays] 1722 words
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Solutions to School Violence - Violence in schools has spread widely throughout the nation. This has caused many problems among students, families, faculty of schools, and residents of the areas. However, there are many possible ways we can stop all this violence in schools. Almost three-fourths of the United States teens are afraid of violent crime amongst their peers (Apfel 23). Violence in schools has become a big problem in todays society. With all the people being injured or killed in schools by guns and other weapons, more and more people are getting more weapons to bring in to schools....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Putting an End to School Violence - On April 20, 1999, students arrived at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They had no idea that 12 students and 1 teacher wouldn’t be leaving by the end of the day. What could ever drive two high school students to the point where the only answer was death and suicide. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold took the only answer to their graves. And it gets worse. Since Columbine, Connecticut, Georgia, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan and Tennessee have had violence plaguing there schools with children as young as 9 years old committing the acts....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 913 words
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Promotion Of School Violence - I go to gross movies and listen to heavy metal and rap music and I haven't killed anybody, does that make me a potential killer?” These things provoke anger, temper, and crummy attitudes. Gross visuals and music dull sensitivities. They teach the wrong way to handle problems. Make no mistake about this. No matter what defenders of this junk may say, violent movies, video games, and gross music have consequences that include more arguing, hitting, abuse, and other violent behavior; sometimes even killings like happened in Littleton....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 576 words
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Graduating From High School - There are two types of mornings: good and bad. Bad are those that usually occur during the weekends. The dreams are never finished to watch, warm bedding does not want you to go, and a little puppy desires even more attention than ever. To counterbalance it, good mornings are those that allow you to sleep until the midday and let the world wait. However, there was one particular day when everything has changed. I was waiting for my alarm to ring and could not wait to get up to proceed with my preparations for the day....   [tags: High School Graduation] 729 words
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School to Work after the School to Work Opportunities Act - School to Work after the School to Work Opportunities Act In July 1994, Congress passed the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA), allocating funds to establish statewide partnerships designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills required for employment in the workplace. Recent reports show that STW has varied considerably across these partnerships, resulting in differing views on the viability of its programs. Now that federal funding from STWOA has ended, what is the aftermath. What are the chances for sustaining STW now that funding has ceased....   [tags: School Work Opportunities Act Essays]
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School Shootings in America - You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 921 words
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School Violence and Safety Promotion - Increase in school violence Over the past several years, incidents of school violence have intensified. Disasters like the shootings at Columbine High School are not unheard of, and precautions for school safety are on the minds of numerous communities. Johnson and Johnson claim that “Teaching is different from what it used to be. Fifty years ago, the main disciplinary problems were running in the halls, talking out of turn, and chewing gum. Today’s transgressions include physical and verbal violence, incivility, and in some schools, drug abuse, robbery, assault, and murder” (1995)....   [tags: School Violence Shootings Safety Essays]
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Mass School Shootings in America - School shootings have been occurring all over the country. All of these school incidents are leading to one or more deaths. Many people think that it will never happen to them, but it could. After a school shooting occurs it may seem like everything is different, and has changed. This is the reason why many students are afraid to go to school and is so concerned about their safety. Many of these schools shooting are happening in suburban areas where many people think it is safe but while the school districts are focusing on keeping the violates out of city schools they forgot about the rest....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Mass School Shootings in America - "What caused these school shootings, I don't pretend to know, and I don't know that it's knowable." - Robert A. Fein, forensic psychologist In considering how I would respond to the provided prompt, I thought that it might be best to first take a look at what others had to say on the subject; what do other teens feel is the source of the rise in school violence, and how do the "experts" explain this disturbing trend. In my quest to discover what other students had to say, I searched "school violence" on Planetpapers.com, a web site where students can post papers that they have written to be viewed by other students....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 624 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - If someone were to rely solely on television media, it wouldn’t surprise me if he/she thought that America’s schools were being taken over by these so-called “juvenile super predators.” The American people would assume that every quiet kid who gets picked on is going to turn around in school one day and start unloading his newly acquired firearms on his peers. This is hardly the case. While there may be an occasional “super-predator,” the media has highly over publicized these rare, extraordinary events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 675 words
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The Columbine High School Shootings - On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado one high school was about to have one of the most tragic and deadly days in US history. Columbine High School was in the forefront of this tragedy. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their fellow classmates and teacher. These two students cut the lives short of thirteen students and one teacher. They then turned their guns onto themselves leaving the nation with no answers as to why. They did leave videotape....   [tags: School Shooting Psychology Essays Acceptance] 1406 words
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School Shootings in America - Family environment and the press are two major influences resulting in the recent tragic school shootings. As much as society continues to focus the killing rampages on factors such as television and music, what children are exposed to in reality contributes to the violence. The most recent school shooting in Michigan involved a six-year-old first grader who killed a classmate with a .22 caliber pistol. The news coverage had vanished after two or three days, and I was left wondering what had happened....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 509 words
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Private Schools vs. Public Schools -      As time has gone by, Americans have increasingly paid more attention to the schooling process, trying harder all the time to get the best education possible for their children. As a result, more parents are turning from the public school systems to the private schools. This happens for several reasons. First, students that graduate from private schools tend to be better prepared for college. Second, private schools open up many opportunities to succeed in the business world. Last, the private schools allow the parents and the student to decide which school they feel will give the student the best education possible....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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School Lunch - The students of our school should rally together and hang the cooks in the Cafeteria. Well, maybe that is a little too dramatic, but something has to be done about the school lunch. The stuff that they serve the students is truly awful. Students should not be forced to eat in the cafeteria because the meals are not prepared well, there are foreign objects in the deserts, and many kids have gotten ill after eating certain items. Initially, sometimes the lunch is left over. To know if it is left over it will look wrinkly or dried up....   [tags: School Food] 561 words
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School Uniform Debate - “School Uniforms: Yes, or No” The concept of having school uniform is a topic that has been debated fir any years. Some students find uniforms necessary, others just hate the colors. I think that the students who think uniforms are unnecessary are wrong. Uniforms are an excellent idea and can help school students be more disciplined, have an equal environment, and enjoy greater academics. School uniforms are a great way to maintain a level of social equality. There are more positive effects of wearing school uniforms than negative....   [tags: School Uniforms] 521 words
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Individuality vs. Conformity in High School - It was the first day of school. I was eager to see most of my friends who I went to middle school with. There was one big thing that struck me; I noticed my friends changed. They started dressed differently, acted differently, changed their hair style, and even started wearing makeup. Since the transition fresh out of middle school and into high school, my friends wanted to look older. The biggest factor that bothered me was how they would conform to look like the sophomores, juniors, and seniors....   [tags: high school, ] 654 words
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It is Time to Eliminate School Violence - It is Time to Eliminate School Violence The mix has become appallingly predictable: volcanic anger, no one to turn to, and readily available firearms. Result: dead and wounded students, teachers, and faculty at schools in all parts of our nation. Violence in our schools, whether it involves threats, fistfights, knives, or firearms, is unnecessary and intolerable. Children deserve a safe setting to learn in. Teachers and staff deserve a safe place to work in. Communities deserve safe schools that educate kids and help keep neighborhoods safer....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 803 words
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Factors Contributing to School Violence - Factors Contributing to School Violence Jim cringed when he heard his assistant yelling to him from her office across the hall. "The principal from your daughter's school is on the phone." Jim picked up the phone, noticing that is was already 2:15 PM by the wall clock in his office, and timidly said, "hello?" Ms. Jensen, the principal, (sounding exasperated) said, "good afternoon Mr. Wilson, I am calling because your daughter assaulted a boy during assembly this afternoon and I need you to meet with me as soon as possible and then take her home." "I can't today," Jim told her, "I have a board meeting in less than an hour....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 719 words
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Working Throughout High School - Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is mandatory as it prepares them for college and strength to face “the real world.” Having part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students and many students follow this trend as well. Moreover, there are some pros and cons attached with it. Though it may seem like working throughout high school is a bad idea, it could better prepare students for “the real world.” Although some people believe that the primary duty of a student is studying, I am of the opposite position....   [tags: high school, career,] 562 words
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School Violence Speech - Topic: School Violence General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform what needs to be done to stop school violence. Central Idea: To inform the effects, causes, and solutions of school violence. INTRODUCTION: Since the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado I have been looking deeper into the issue of school violence. The number of extremely violent crimes committed by students has been increasing in the last few years. These incidents are not only increasing in number, but in the amount of bloodshed in each occurrence....   [tags: School Violence Speech]
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Violence at Columbine High School - Violence at Columbine High School The events that happened in Littleton, Colorado at Columbine High School in April were tragic. No one will nor should attempt to defend the actions of the two gunmen, but it is beneficial to look into the reasons that this did occur as a preventive measure of sorts. Simply looking back over the past few years of teenage violence a picture become clear of who the aggressors are : white males. There is definitely a strong relationship between the violence of late and gender....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 631 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - “That could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a students mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. Lack of security is only a small part of the problem. The major issue lies in the low morality of students and warning signs overlooked by administration. Not all, but a majority of the students are cold-blooded killers. And shooting fellow students is often not their first choice....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 500 words
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Attending High School - High School Do you remember your high school days. High school for me has proved to be a learning experience and also a challenge. There are many lessons that can be learned. You can learn more about yourself, who your friends are, what kind of help is offered to you, and what your strengths and your weaknesses are. Attending High School helped build my confidence because my classmates were supportive, my teachers taught me how to study for tests, and the math tutors helped me overcome my fear of math....   [tags: Education Papers, high school experience] 578 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. In doing so, they became unlikely heroes on America’s latest battlefield. Although violence in schools is nothing new, multiple shootings are. According to the 1999 Annual Report on School Violence, the number of such shootings increased from one in 1994-95 to five in 1997-98....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1332 words
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Bullying and School Violence -      The article title states exactly what the article talks about, the many different cases of bullying and violence in schools. The title tells you exactly what to expect from the abstract but does not give away any information on what it includes. The author did a good job deciding on the title because although it is simple, it grabs your attention, it certainly did mine. Bullying is a very common happening among young children so the title having the word bully in it, draws your attention. It could have been a little more creative but I do like the title and feel that it is both effective and appropriate....   [tags: School Violence essays research papers] 705 words
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School Vouchers -      Imagine going to school and finding half of your friends are moving to different schools because they have qualified for a school voucher. It’s difficult to see them go because you have known them all your life. It’s also difficult to watch them attend the school which everyone knows in your community is known to better than the one you are currently attending. Questions are also brought up to your mind with school vouchers. Students who don’t qualify may ask themselves am I put into a disadvantage because my friends are attending a school, which is known to better than mine....   [tags: Education] 721 words
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The Usefulness of School Vouchers - The American people have a decline of confidence in the educational institutions in America. This has lead to theories behind how to improve the public schools' situation. The most recent argument has been over school vouchers, which allow students to use a determined sum of taxpayers' money to help in the tuition costs of private schools. This use of public funds for private education should not be allowed because it would discriminate against students who would be going to private schools for economic, political and social reasons....   [tags: Papers] 1392 words
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Just Say No to Vouchers and School Choice - Private School Vouchers: Just Say No The basic idea behind vouchers is for the government to use taxpayer money to encourage the transfer of a student from a public school to a private one with the expectation that his performance will improve. That any government official would actually support a program that essentially encourages parents to remove their children from public schools shows that they have no commitment to public education. Consider these arguments: Improved Scores The expectation that a bad student in a public school will turn into a good student in a private school is not only absurd, it is yet another slap in the face of public school teachers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 663 words
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Public School Choice Improves Student Achievement - School Choice Improves Student Achievement In his new budget, President Obama proposed to substantially increase federal spending to improve public schools. Yet steady spending increases of the last three decades resulted in little change in the poor achievement of students that worries many citizens. Much research, however, shows that what works well is parental choice among schools fairly competing for students as in the case of traditional, tuition-based private schools. Rigorous studies comparing students randomly selected or not to oversubscribed private and charter schools as well as large, statistically controlled surveys show that these schools excel in achievement and parental sati...   [tags: Education Reform, ] 812 words
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