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1 point

Many people would agree that school uniforms are more of pain in the rear than they are good. Yes it can in part make it easier in some aspects but overall it's not as easy as just wearing what you want. By not having uniforms you have your different social groups and kids can learn to express themselves and show interest in things they like, with uniforms you don't have the diversity in the school like you would without them.

"Arguments about Uniforms." Arguments for and against School Uniforms. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.

2 points

We know that living in a small town kids pay other kids to do their homework. It may be stated that kids would rather pay for reading but that's not what most kids are worried about, they are worried about the homework that is assigned in class. There is really no good solution on how to solve this problem and how to prevent the kids from continuing to do these types of things.

The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.

1 point

I think that you could educate people but also create tougher laws. Yes people will still do it but it may cut down on the number of people that do it. Many think it would be like speeding. Others think it would be like seat belts because if you don't wear one you may be more easily able to lose your life in a crash, same with texting and driving if you do it increases your odds for a crash and even losing your life or killing someone else.

"Texting and Driving Statistics." Texting and Driving Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.

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If kids are going to pay other for grades then I say let them. Where will it get them? NO ONE possibly has enough money to get them through college and graduate college by paying for the grades. Thus once through high school the student will be revealed as someone who paid their way to where there are now. Some magazines say there's no way to tell if homework is done by the student or not unless you give them the test. In our society today it is very easy to take an online class and pay someone to do it by doing this no one has a clue who is actually doing the work.

Baca, Suzanna De. "Paying for Grades: What to Consider Before Promising Your Kids Cash in Return for A's." Time. Time, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.

1 point

In our technologically advanced society, there are a lot of people that have cell phones. There are also so many people who use those cell phones while driving which can cause accidents and even take lives. It has been said that 3,328 people were killed in distracted driving related crashes. Now you may think out of the number of Americans there are that, that is a low number but just think that those people could still be alive today with their family and friends but instead decided to send that one message that would change not only their life, but many others lives. If we can cut back on the cell phone usage on the road there will be less deaths per year.

"Distracted Driving | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | Texting and Driving." Distracted Driving | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | Texting and Driving. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.

1 point

School uniforms have been a popular debate for quite sometime whether they benefit students or hinder their success. Many parents would agree in saying that they are not needed and the major reason being is that they are expensive. Unlike shopping for yourself there is only one option that you get when having to get uniforms, there are no alternative stores. Many also believe that uniforms make it so all kids are equal and it cuts down on bullying which in part is true but also not. People will still find a way to single you out and pick on you even if you wear the same clothing. More or less it’s an opinion and if you want uniforms, attend a school that requires them and if not then find one with no school uniform plan and as simple as that.

"School Uniforms: The Good, the Bad and the Plaid." N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.

3 points

It is no doubt that homework is a large debate in our society. Many people are starting to think that homework should be done away with because of the hustle and bustle of the young people in our society. Many students have a hard time finding the time to do homework with the things they are involved in whether it be sports, fine arts, or a part-time job. I think that with all these things going on, do students even retain the information long enough to say they know it? Most students retain the information just long enough to earn the grade in the class and do not know everything from year to year. I believe students should be taught what they need to know while they are at school, homework just adds more stress to students. If it requires an extra few days of school to make sure you get through all the material then so be it because it would be better than having homework all the time.

“Louis Menand: The End of Homework?" The New Yorker. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.

7 points

I think students should be able to choose the books we want to read. Many say witchcraft and speaking of the devil are bad for kids to know but if we are of the age to be mature enough to handle this we should be able to choose. When we graduate high school we have the right to read these books if we want so why not just let us do it now. We will have to step out in the real world sooner or later.

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