Few topics are as divisive in the modern conversation as the issue of immigration. While immigration, particularly illegal immigration, costs the United States billions upon billions of dollars every year, these immigrants also fill many jobs, pay taxes and help to keep the economy moving. This makes immigration reform a very tricky subject to broach. The current President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, has gone to bat with this thorny policy problem many times. Generally speaking, the current President’s efforts have put him on the side of the immigrants but not always on (more…)
Global terrorism has caused a major panic on United States soil and it feels like homeland security policies have been invading our individual private lives in recent years. The truth is that the government can virtually access anyone’s digital footprint. In today’s age, the average person uses the internet, wireless cell phone networks and GPS signals on a daily basis. All of this digital data can be stored for years on servers and then accessed by the government when there is a reason to investigate someone. (more…)
The debate over zero tolerance for school bullying is a topic that takes on many varying opinions. List below are argument that support and don’t support zero tolerance policies for school bullying.
When Zero Tolerance Works
Zero tolerance works when teachers and school administrators apply the rules fairly and on a consistent basis. Excusing the actions of certain students because “that’s just the way they are” is an example of when zero tolerance is not applied consistently. Not using professional discretion (more…)
Many United States citizens are angry over proposals to provide college scholarships to the children of illegal immigrants. With tuition costs soaring and crippling student loan debt being the reality of a significant number of recent graduates, these feelings are understandable. After all, the average U.S. family cannot afford to put their children through college anymore. However, proponents of providing the children of illegal immigrants claim that educating these kids is in the best interests of (more…)
When people think of heroes, they think about people who are almost superhuman. They think that heroes are people who could not possibly do wrong or make mistakes. What they often fail to think about is that heroes are people first, and that in many ways, they are simply people who have chosen to refuse to abide harm or danger to others. One thing that American schools could learn is that heroism and justice can be very commonplace things.
Our definition of a hero as it is understood (more…)
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