Namely being a protected way for employees to take off work in order to take care of themselves or their family members. According to Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, and Alexandra Mitukiewicz (2013) the FMLA has been used more than 100 million times by American workers to help balance the demands of the workplace and home. Data shows that those whose combined workforce totaled more than 520,000 — showed that employees were no more likely to request intermittent FMLA leave on Friday or Monday than on any other day of the work week. Of the more than 920,000 intermittent leave requests analyzed in the study, 19% were submitted on Monday and 17% were submitted on Friday, compared with 19%, 18% and 17% submitted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively (Dunning 2013). Based on these statistics alone, employees obviously respect the Act and are using it for the intended purpose, although there are still some marginally errors that could affect the Act as a
Countries around the world have different rules governing paternity leave, for example in Iceland fathers get 90 days off after the birth of their child and get paid 80% of their salary during their leave, while in Sweden a recent rule was passed allowing fathers to take 3 months of paid paternity leave. However, the US is one of the few developed countries that does not have a generous federal law about compensated paternity leave. Instead they have the Family and Medical Leave act, which states that certain employees are allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year (there is an exception to this law which states that only under certain severe circumstances, the FMLA allows an eligible employee to substitute accrued paid leave for the FMLA unpaid
Even in Liz Addison’s text, “Two Years are Better than Four”, she argues that “The community college system is America’s hidden public service gem” (Addison, 257). There are so many Dixon 2 community colleges across the country that offer the two-year degree path, but not many people know about them, so you can go to a two-year community college and still get a degree. Not to mention, this opens a new door for opportunity for people that don’t want to spend four-years earning a degree either because of time or money issues. If you look back at Murray’s text, it goes on to talk about how some careers dont even require four years of education to get some jobs, although it does require that you get at least a bachelor's’ degree to be considered good at those jobs. Community college introduces those students who would never even dream of having the college experience, in an easier way.
The One-Child Policy In the article, the author talks about the one child policy that was created by Deng Xiaoping, in 1979, as an effort to control the ever growing chinese population. This policy is meant to limit each family to a single child; it has proven itself successful by showing the reader that the percentage has dropped from 2% to 1.5% in the past thirty years. There are certain exceptions in place such as if both members of the family unit are both single children of their families they may be permitted to conceive a second child. Another exception that the chinese government permits is that couples in rural areas may be allowed a second child if the first is a girl; the ratio of boys to girls for second children is 152 to 100, thus making an increased intense pressure and craving to have a male child, and the use of technology to abort the female fetuses, especially if the female is the second child. Unmarried women are not permitted to have children under this law many are given the choice to
In recent discussions of Social Security, a controversial issue has been whether it should affect all wages. On one hand, some argue that it should. From this perspective, Social Security funds the elderly and disabled; the ones who can use economic assistance. In the words of one of this view 's main supporters, “Social Security Benefits keep more than 21 million seniors out of poverty each year. Social Security provides the majority of cash income for almost two thirds of the elderly.”(Brown, Dorothy) According to this view, Social Security is an entirely significant program, which needs to continue to be funded.
Exactly a month earlier, when the same bill passed the senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the eight no votes (votesmart.org), tweeted “Instead of spending another $70 billion on the military, we could be helping millions of students by making public colleges tuition-free” (twitter.com). This is a direct example of the United States Government putting the needs of war before the needs of poor Americans. The extra eighty billion dollars spent on military planes, which are sold to the government at a profit for a company, were determined to be more important for America’s success than providing for free public college to Americans. Not only was this determined by the United States Congress, but it was determined with excessive support. Ninety-two of the sitting one-hundred Senators voted for the law.
Title IX was an education amendment signed in 1972 that prohibited sexual discrimination in education programs that receive Federal financial assistance (20 United States Code section 1681). In the case of the NCAA, the majority of its membership receives some type of Federal dollars, therefore requiring them to comply with Title IX regulations. Title IX states that schools receiving Federal aid must provide equal opportunities to all athletes and because of the limited number of revenue-generating sports, not every athlete would have access to the same opportunity. Prior to Title IX, there were virtually no college scholarships for female athletes, and those athletes received less than two percent of overall athletic budgets (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2008). Since the infusion of Title IX into universities, female athletes now receive athletic scholarships, and benefit from institutions increased budgets.
Traditionally favored by private schools, uniforms are being adopted by US public schools in increasing numbers. Almost one in five US public schools required students to wear uniforms during the 2011-2012 school year, up from one in eight in 2003-2004. Mandatory uniform policies in public schools are found mostly in poverty areas, People say that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a "level playing field" that reduces disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes. Others say school uniforms infringe upon students ' right to express them selves, have no positive effect on behavior and academic achievement, and emphasize disparities they are supposed to disguise. So what are the
“In 1970, Congress amended the Child Nutrition Act to permit the secretary of agriculture to regulate foods and beverages sold in competition with the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program” (Mello, Pomeranz, and Moran, 2008). Sellers of sugar-sweetened beverages in the United States have agreed to work with schools to phase out the sales of sweetened beverages and unhealthy snacks mainly elementary and junior high schools “(Mello, Pomeranz, and Moran, 2008). The changes, enacted to fight childhood obesity, by banning the sales of sugar sweetened beverages could cost schools and venders a huge percentage of revenue. The best allocative efficiency practice to reduce or eliminate children from consuming sugary drinks in schools would be to replace the vending machines of their sugary drinks and offer
The invention of the television would become the preferred grounds for advertising because of societies huge swing from print media to television. The impact that television would have on youth would out scale the influence of print media. It would be assumed that has civilization progressed and women gaining more rights over their bodies that the sexualization of women would decrease significantly. This conclusion did not fit the historical outcome from the invention of television and quite the opposite became the truth. Dr. Victor C. Strasburger, an American pediatrician and adolescent medicine expert, stated that “more than 75% of prime-time programs contain sexual content, yet only 14% of sexual incidents mention any risks or responsibilities of sexual activity” (Council).
This Monday, the Madison School Board will vote on a contract that would turn the private Isthmus Montessori Academy into a charter school serving students in grades 4K-9. In January, the board approved the Isthmus Montessori Academy Charter School proposal, under the condition that the contract address a number of serious shortcomings including financial management, staffing and demographics. The contract fails to address these problems, raises new issues, and is not in the best interest of Madison students. The board should vote it down. It is applaudable for a private school to want to serve all students, regardless of their financial situation.
Expository Essay #2 Question The Synar Amendment With the aim of reducing the number of tobacco-related premature deaths per year, numerous laws restricting the underage access to tobacco products were enacted by the United States government in the 1990s. The most significant one was the Synar Amendment, which was adopted in June 1992 and afterwards changed the basis of anti-tobacco regulations at both the state and local level. In this essay, I will provide a clear definition of the term as well as state the reasons for choosing it as a source for my research paper. To begin with, the Synar Amendment has been passed in a congress of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is under the supervision from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 1992. The law, which was named after its sponsor (Mike Synar), was a contingent prohibition on the sale of tobacco to minors.
http://vaccines.procon.org/#background ProCon.org. (2015, October 9). Vaccines ProCon.org. Retrieved from http://vaccines.procon.org/ According to this article which focuses on should any vaccines be a requirement for children, it brings up the point that although no federal law required vaccinations, however every state requires certain vaccinations in order to enter the public school system. The article argues both pros and cons of having mandatory vaccination and the history behind it.
(2008) aimed to investigate the impact of the Reasons of Heart abstinence program on sexual intercourse and possible cognitive mediators of sexual initiation. They hypothesized that Reasons of Heart would lower the rate of sexual initiation over all one year after the intervention. The core of the Reasons of Heart program was nine unit curriculum taught over twenty class periods. The program emphasized the development of personal characteristics and taught the benefits for individuals and their families supporting them in the idea of abstaining from sex until marriage. The study selected three middles schools to receive the ROH program and two other middle schools as the comparison group who did not receive the ROH program.
History of the minimum wage in the USA The first attempt to establish a federal minimum wage was in 1933 as part of the National Industrial Recovery Act but it wasn’t the first in the US history asMassachusetts passed minimum wage laws in 1912 covering only women and children. The 1933 Act introduced a $0.25 per hour standard was set,but it was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court because of restricting the employers ' rights to set the price for their labor. So, the minimum wage was abolished to be reintroduced in 1938at $0.25 per hour under President Roosevelt 's the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Act was signed to protect American workers from being exploited by covering youth employment standards, overtime pay, and