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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Choice of Work or School - The Choice of Work or School Often when you speak to older adults they will tell you the school days were the best days of your life, this is not because the school days were the best of their lives, simply that they were conditioned into believing this. No adult can honestly believe that the best days of their lives were when they were treated with little or no respect, or when they were beaten with a slipper for speaking out of turn. If they truly believed that school days were so good then why did most of them leave school at 16....   [tags: Papers] 566 words
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Social Networking: The Good Choice for Society - ... According to the article, 59% of students with access to the internet report that they use social networking sites to discuss educational topics and 50% use the sites to talk about school assignments (National School Boards Association). This is important because the social media offers students with opportunities for learning and interacting with their peers.This article also portrays that grades went up by 50%, chronic absenteeism went down by 33% and 20% of students school wide voluntarily completed extra-credit assignments(Kessler).This concludes that the result of using social networking sites makes improvements for students and their grades....   [tags: students, school, information, connect]
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My Choice of Gallaudet University - My Choice of Gallaudet University I was born deaf to deaf parents. I attended a deaf school from the beginning of kindergarten through high school senior graduation. I grew up using ASL (American Sign Language) as my primary language, and English as my secondary. ASL is the visual-gestural language that best fits my communicative needs as it does for most deaf people....   [tags: College Choice Personal Narrative] 1064 words
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Dating - An Issue of Personal Choice - Dating - An Issue of Personal Choice First there was the passing notes, hand holding and name-calling of middle school. Then you survived your first heartbreak when your high school sweetheart decided it would be best to be “just friends.” Now swept away in college life, with an important aspect being dorm life, you hardly take the time to step back and ask yourself, “What am I doing here. Who’s bed did I just wake up in, and how the hell did I get here?!” Okay, so the second part may not be applicable to all students, but at the same time you cannot deny that it happens, likely more often than one would be comfortable thinking about....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 3336 words
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Performing Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice - Performing Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice Dear Mr Doyle, I am currently planning a show and propose to perform Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice. This play raises some important issues, and I feel that students and their parents would ultimately benefit from seeing this work. You might ask why I have chosen this piece, while there are many other plays with well worked-out plots and themes, which could provide “food for thought” for our students. The reason that I have chosen Hobson’s Choice is that it may be particularly beneficial to the majority of our school community, including teachers and parents....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Career Choice - Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person has to make in their life. It is so important because that is what we will have to do to support ourselves throughout life. Imagine being stuck in a dead end job and having to go to work every morning and dreading it. That is no spending oneÕs time and life is too short to work 35 years and be unhappy with it. If a person likes the job they do then it is not work, because finding satisfaction out of a job can bring great happiness....   [tags: essays research papers] 369 words
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The Perfect School - In this paper I am going to present an theoretical school district, school, and a classroom as examples of the ideal that our educational system should strive to achieve. The philosophy my schools will be based on is one of equality. Every single child will have an opportunity to receive the best possible education. However, we will never lower our standards for the sake of equality. Each child will be pushed to his or her personal best, not an average standard. Before talking about what goes on inside the schools, I'd like to mention the district itself....   [tags: Education Reform Essays] 1431 words
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In School Suspension - In School Suspension On my first day at Dunn Middle School, I learned that I had the gifted and talented classes, and assumed that discipline would be no problem for me. There was minimal chatter and the students seemed eager to learn. When I walked in on the second day, my co-op handed me a sheet of paper with the suspensions listed. This floored me, the infractions included fighting and sexual harassment. Over the next few weeks I saw that both out of school and in school suspensions were given a lot....   [tags: Discipline Punishment Education Essays]
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Exploring How I Would Make High School and College A Better Place - Every day teenagers are asked many questions about school when coming across adults who are wild about school and college. The most popular question asked to us is “Do you like your school?” and the answer is normally “no.” However, no well thought out explanation about why we do not like our school is ever said. I attend Frederick K.C. Price the 3rdhigh, a college preparatory school. I have been there for all four years of high school and I do not always like what I see. Within the four years that I have been there, we have went through two principals and we have still yet to find one that can run our school correctly....   [tags: high school experience, Teens] 632 words
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The Advantages to Studying at a Private School in the Philippines - In our place here in Tonsuya, only few can afford to study in the private school. I came from a private school that’s why some of the kid’s here who were at my age or a few years younger than me are feeling awkward when I approached them, they were like “ bakit ako nilalapitan nito?” or “ nako taga private school yan” and I feel sad about it because I want to make friends with them but they don’t want because maybe they feel small whenever I approach them, that’s why when I was a kid I used to play alone by myself....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Home School: A Family Decision - Whether a family chooses to home school or send their child to public school has become a great concern for many parents. There are many important differences and similarities between the two. The choice a family makes will not be the same for all because they should base their decision on what is best for the family. Furthermore, a family should ponder the facts of both, home school and public school, before opting out one for the other. One difference between public school and home school is social development and peer pressure....   [tags: home schooling, Education] 572 words
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Let's Walk To School! - I do think that walking to school is a good way to help the environment. It benefits our community in multiple ways. Although it is easier to drive to school, it is easier to save the environment by walking to school . By walking to school, we help our community in many ways. We would save a lot of money and time. If the whole community were to take their children to school everyday; it would cost $27,000. Since gas prices are near $3 a gallon, and rising, It isn’t a good choice to drive your children to school, unless you have to....   [tags: Community Issues, Environment] 522 words
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Definition of Year-round school - Definition of Year-round school Year round schools as cited by the thesaurus in the ebsco host states that year round schools are “schools that operate year-round but have not increased the number of days students must attend.” Education week on the web states that year round education is “A modified school calendar that offers short breaks throughout the year, rather than the traditional summer vacation. The calendars vary as do the reasons for switching to a year-round schedule. Some schools stagger the schedules to relieve crowding....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Pro Choice View of Abortion - The Pro Choice View of Abortion Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by death of the embryo or fetus. In the world, more than a quarter of women who become pregnant have an abortion or an unwanted birth. When a person has a child it is a very big commitment. A child needs to be loved and cared. When women decide to have an abortion to an unwanted child it would prevent some children from child abuse. There are many reason why a person would want and abortion....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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The Debate over School Uniforms - The Debate over School Uniform Introduction ============ This is an essay on the matter whether school uniform should be compulsory or not. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and I will write my own conclusion Advantages ---------- The advantages to wearing school uniform are good arguments. The first is you would be able to represent the school in public, giving the school a good name and also encouraging students to behave while outside school premises....   [tags: Papers] 410 words
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Teens Choice to Drink - Article Summery Beyond Invulnerability: The Importance of Benefits in Adolescents’ Decision to Drink Alcohol Introduction: Many things affect the choice of an adolescent to drink alcohol. It is thought that this particular age group thinks that they are not vulnerable to the risks involved with drinking alcohol. Studies in this area have resulted in mixed conclusions; some support the idea of adolescent invulnerability others do not. Intervention programs seem to work better if they are aimed at reducing risk taking behaviors than helping an adolescent realize their true invulnerability (in fact vulnerability)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1043 words
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Licensed Drinking Is Wrong Choice - Licensed Drinking Is Wrong Choice On October 27, 2004, I will finally cross the bridge from my teenage years to adulthood. Along with the celebration of my 21st birthday, new rights, and responsibilities will shape my life. One of the biggest milestones in young adulthood is the freedom to purchase, and drink alcohol. There are few rules attached to this freedom, except for drinking and driving, which is of course illegal. With new drinking privileges comes an implication that I must take on personal responsibility for how much alcohol I chose to consume at any given period....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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History of Year Round School - History of YRE The traditional school calendar has been in effect for more than a century. By the middle of the nineteenth century rural areas the school year lasted for five to six months, based on the harvest schedule. In contrast, many schools in urban areas were open for eleven or twelve months. A uniform calendar was established in 1847 that is the traditional calendar of today. (Shields, 2000) There was resistance to this calendar from the beginning; people in urban areas had to go to school from much longer to receive the same education....   [tags: essays papers]
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Persuasive Essay: Defend Your Choice - Defend Your Choice Roe v. Wade: the Supreme Court case legalizing a woman's right to choose abortion has been around our entire lives. In 27 years, memories of back alley clinics have faded - the past is past, right. Wrong. It's too soon to start taking reproductive freedoms for granted. The next president will appoint two or three Supreme Court justices, potentially changing the Court's position on this pivotal case. George W. Bush supports the Republican call for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortions; do you think he, if elected, would appoint pro-choice justices....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 386 words
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Adam Sandler's Kids' Choice Award - Adam Sandler is in control -- really The clout of a child-man Monday, April 14, 2003 Posted: 1:07 PM EDT (1707 GMT) Adam Sandler accepts a Kids' Choice Award for best movie actor. Many adult movie critics would disagree. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Tools -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED • Review: Jack's back in 'Anger Management' • 'Anger' tops box office with $44.5M LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Adam Sandler, who's become one of Hollywood's top box-office draws by playing infantile men prone to fisticuffs and tantrums, displays in real life a shambling politeness...   [tags: essays research papers] 1247 words
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The Ocean Hill Brownsville School Controversy - The Ocean Hill Brownsville school controversy was a case study of race relations during the 1960’s. This predominantly black area wished to have jurisdiction over their schools’ operations and curricula. In 1967, the superintendent of schools granted Ocean Hill Brownsville “community control” of their district. The Board of Education’s action was part of a new decentralization policy that wanted to disperse New York City’s political powers locally. Once in place, the Unit Administrator, Rhody McCoy, fired several teachers inciting one of the most profound racial standoffs in the city’s history....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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The Pledge Of Allegiance In The Public School System - The Pledge of Allegiance in the Public School System The Pledge of Allegiance has become a major issue for students, teachers, parents and lawmakers. The original intention of the pledge was not to stir up trouble, but for a celebration of Christopher Columbus discovery of the new world. The pledge is no longer thought of as a celebration, but an infringement on children's religious beliefs....   [tags: Pledge Allegiance] 1886 words
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Freedom of Choice: The Very Best Policy - The author does not make a very convincing case that school uniforms and dress codes violate students’ freedom of speech and undermine important values. She argues that students are the only ones with a dress code. She states that students should be able to express themselves using their own judgement. She believes that uniforms do not help maintain a respectable appearance for the school community. School uniforms are essential to students in order for them to learn discipline and respect. The author's opinion says "I believe they should apply to everyone....   [tags: school uniforms, learning discipline & respect] 572 words
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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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School Uniforms Improve Children's Safety - Since school uniforms have become more and more common in the United States, there has been one issue that many, of the parents and students are worried about. Many believe the children will not have the ability to express themselves freely. The First Amendment guarantees our right to free expression. This means that students do not leave their First Amendment rights outside the schoolhouse door, but their opinions can be limited to prevent major disruptions to classes and outside activities. To make this statement more clear, in 2003, a high school senior was suspended from school for wearing a tee-shirt of President George W....   [tags: School Uniform Essays]
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Persuasive Speech: Who Should Pay for Public School? - “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want.” (Robert A. Heinlein) This is what is currently happening to families that do not use their local public school system. Private school families, childless families, and families that no longer have children in school should not have to pay public school taxes for their local township. This is because, unlike public school users, these families do not use this particular public service. Therefore, these families should not be required to pay public school taxes....   [tags: public, private, school, taxes] 585 words
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Children Should Not Be Able to Choose to Drop Out of School - Should children be able to make the choice to drop out of school at such an early and crucial time in their development. There are many reasons why children and teens are required to stay in school until their senior year. Children do not know the importance of an education and are not well rounded enough to get a job that pays above the poverty level. Children during their key years of development are easily influenced and unable to think for them-selves unless taught to do so. This mass amount of uneducated adults would also have a huge effect on the economy do to the large amount of low income families....   [tags: education, drop outs, high school, argumentative, ] 532 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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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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The Need for a School Health and Safety Committee - ... The paper on walls in the classroom would not concern me as much as decorating doors or hallways with streamers and papers. The most important consideration from these readings is to expand your thinking about student safety. We often focus on student safety with respect to intruders but it is equally important to think about student safety inside the school from making the school fire safe to reducing other hazards within the school and on the school grounds. It can certainly seem overwhelming when you begin to think about physical safety as discussed in this session or environmental safety in previous sessions....   [tags: awareness of school facilities] 515 words
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Choosing the Right School: Boarding School Versus Daily School - Having a dilemma in choosing a right school. Parents are given a choice to choose between a boarding school or daily school for their children. Students can learn many important skills when studying in a boarding school. Parents should send their children to a boarding school as it is the best way for children to learn how to live independently, improve their academic performance and learn how to socialize. Students from boarding school live without having much guidance from their parents. This encourages them to be independent....   [tags: Education] 719 words
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Rational Choice Theory - There are three main points that are reinforced in rational choice theory (Cornish and Clarke, 1986). First, it may work better or worse for different types of crime, yet it is thought that there are rational choices in every type of crime even impulsive and pathologic crimes. Second, the theory should be applied on a crime-specific basis. Hence, burglaries can’t be grouped together in among residential and commercial categories. Rather, they must be broken into smaller facets such as public housing burglaries or wealthy residential neighborhoods....   [tags: Legal Issues, Criminal Activity] 1230 words
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Cell Phone Ban At School - Many students today own cell phones or have access to one weather it is there is or parents. In our society having a cell phones has become second nature, and has become a convenient. Many have accepted the use of these cell phones young and old and use them regularly. Though not all of them are using them for worthy practices. This is why our principal has banned the use of cell phones at our school. Is this good or bad for our school. In my opinion I think that this is not a good idea if students are using it in classes....   [tags: Cell Phones] 512 words
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Eating Healthy: Classism and Choice - What we eat, the way we do it, and why we do it, will always be scrutinized and in this article the author does just that. She argues that eating healthy or not depends on witch social class we fit in; witch can be true in a way. However, eating healthy or not can also be a question of choice. Obviously having more money will always give you more choices and the option to go for expensive products with higher quality. The journalist goes back to the 19th century saying that white bread was a luxury that only rich people could afford but showed no evidence that, by eating white bread they were healthier than the poor who could not afford it....   [tags: classism, eating, health,] 948 words
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A Parent's Choice to Empower or to Control - A Parent's Choice to Empower or to Control I was raised in a home where corporal punishment was a way of life. My parents, both from a very strict religious background, felt justified in spanking and instilling fear in the name of God. They believed they were fulfilling their parental responsibilities; this is how they were raised by their parents, spanked to ensure respect and obedience. I can remember walking to kindergarten with tears in my eyes. As I walked to school, the tears would roll down my face, and I could not understand the feelings of anger and resentment stirring inside me....   [tags: Spanking Corporal Punichment] 739 words
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The Adantages and Disadvatages to School Uniforms - Public school districts all around the United States look for different ways to improve their schools so that the students can receive the best education possible. They try changing things such as the teaching curriculum, the number of periods in a day, and even some of the classroom rules that students must follow. But one subject that always comes into debate, is whether or not the students should be required to wear school uniforms. When this topic comes up it is always a heated debate since the opinion on whether or not they should be required is usually spilt evenly....   [tags: fashion, bullying, expression] 677 words
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Suicide: The Worst and Final Choice - Almost every day we hear about someone attempting or committing suicide. Whether it is on the internet, television, newspaper, or even by word, suicide is a harsh reality that is overlooked and undermined. According to one online article, “Teen Suicide Statistics,” In a survey conducted by the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center on high school students it was found that more than one in five teens contemplated suicide, almost one in six had arranged plans for suicide, and about one in 12 had followed through with their plans, in the previous year....   [tags: Psychology]
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Healthy Eating Programme at School - Healthy Eating Programme at School This report is being submitted concerning the new 'Healthy Eating Programme' being introduced at School. It is hoped that this report may help with developments. The 'BYTEZONE' The Bytezone is a catering facility in Coedylan School where food is available to buy. The Bytezone sells baguettes, slush puppies and some drinks. The Bytezone used to sell snacks in the vending machines but now have stopped. Vending Machines Some food and drink has been removed from the vending machines at the 'Bytezone.' There is a positive side to this and that is that there are shorter queues at the vending machines which means that the 'Byt...   [tags: Papers] 580 words
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