The report made by the Central Foundation says that the racial-based affirmative action programs in the university admissions might disappear very soon. Some states in the USA that used to have affirmative action policies are now banning it because of the voting results, rulings of the Supreme Court and government legislation (Richard D. Kahlenberg, Racial Affirmative Action in Higher Education May Be on Its Way Out 2013). According to the data the racial preferential treatment is not very popular among the voters. Five out of the six states, where the referendum on the anti-racial treatment was held, resulted in banning affirmative action policies towards race. So in 1996 the California state, in 1998 the Washington state , in 2006 the Michigan state, in 2008 the state of Nebraska and more recently in 2010 the Arizona state abandoned the racial preferential treatment.
People who use the money they receive on things not necessary for their families constitutes as abusing their aid. Lawmakers and the public alike state that drug testing might be beneficial to prevent tax money from being funneled into illegal activity it does not guarantee that these people will not spend their money on other legal recreational activities and substances. Finally, lawmakers have yet to determine what the restriction and punishments should be for those who can not or have not passed their drug tests. The degree of punishment that would be indicative of a possible rehabilitation of the individual without also punishing the children of that home (Pollack,2006). Each of these reasons is a primary cause of the controversy that have prevented most states from enforcing drug testing before receiving benefits.
With that said, I don’t think they would teach students, especially in elementary and middle school, that maybe the way the class system and the government is set up, kind of sucks. I think that Keller’s life should be part of public memory because as Loewen stated, “To ignore the sixty-four years of her adult life or to encapsulate them with the single word humanitarian is to lie by omission” (13). That statement is valid because Helen Keller appears to be more than someone who was just blind and deaf. To remember her for just her handicap and for less than who she was and what she really stood for, is kind of a
Critique: Math Is a Waste for Most “Math Is a Waste for Most” (2008), by Florida criminal law attorney Sam Fields, explores a number of perceived disadvantages of required math classes. Fields’ passion driven article opposes the Florida legislature’s ruling that Algebra II be a requisite for High school graduation. He begins by expressing his personal experiences with advanced math classes. He asserts that his ability to get far in his career without being proficient at high level math shows that higher math skills are not important for every student to learn. He continues his argument by acknowledging that new technology has a strong influence in the mathematical world.
While young people are having less sex and sex with less people than previous generations (Monto, 2014), one only has to go to a frat party to see that casual “hook-ups”, or sexual encounters, are far from rare. The question is whether or not this so-called “hook-up culture”, in which casual sexual encounters are socially encouraged, is detrimental to women—and while Stano (2016) would argue that it is, I would agree to disagree. Out of the five points she argues in her article, I take particular issue with her argument concerning sex positivity. Stano (2016) first cites sex positivity as a benefit of hook-up culture, stating that the normalization of casual sex has created an atmosphere where sex is viewed in a positive light, which has removed
There are on average 52,404 deaths in the US each year.This should be eye awakening, but yet the government doesn’t care. Required drug screenings would help lower the use of drugs. Senator David Vitter argues, “Requiring screenings would give addicts a key incentive to seek help so that they can once again be healthy, support their own families, and make positive contributions to our society”(Welfare drug testing 2). If people are truly concerned about getting the help they need, welfare, than they need to be serious enough to get help from drugs. Druggies are getting free food and free everything else but yet are contributing nothing to society.
1 According to Arnold Steinberg, how much money did Meg Whitman spend on her campaign? According to Arnold Steinberg Meg Whitman spent $175 million on her campaign 2 According to Arnold Steinberg, what issues did Meg Whitman fail to properly address before and during the campaign for governor? She decided to Flaunt her money instead of showing the authentic Meg Whitman and show that she knew what she was talking about. Whitman as the article states, “That meant that when controversies arose such as the revelation that she had employed an illegal immigrant she didn't have the kind of rapport with voters that would have allowed her to quickly rise above them.” 3 According to Martin Wattenberg, why did 18 year old voters vote more in 1972 than
Norton appears to aim towards a more mature audience in his writing. Throughout Norton’s article he includes excerpts from doctors and other statistics researchers have found over the topic of student drug use and testing. Norton's article attacks a more logical aspect of the controversial topic. She uses sentences such as this one to add credibility to her article, “Daniel Romer is a researcher and director of the Adolescent Communication Institute at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center. He was not involved with the report, but agreed that random drug testing is largely ineffective”(Norton).
Issues involving ethics are not easy and often complicated. Therefore, it is necessary to clear any ambiguity. Important information is to be retained and used while irrelevant ones may be discarded. Counselor would have to look at the situation and exercise wisdom before embarking on the process of consultation and touching on the nature of the
Is that wicked? No. Machiavelli states only facts on how to accomplish goals. He writes a manual with step by step instructions on performing tasks which can’t be wicked or malicious. The truth may hurt, but it’s still the truth can cannot be argued with, even if there are people who don’t like it.
States start programs that require welfare recipients to take a drug test and the programs end up costing them up to 1 million or, even more, depending on the number of welfare recipients that reside in that state. According to Time.com during the four months, Florida drug tested welfare recipients only 2.6% of applicants tested positive. Drug testing results do not justify the cost of the test and is using money that could be used for something much more important. States are having to pay for an expensive drug test while getting less positive tests and more negative tests. The states that are
Recidivism costs the state of Florida more than $150 million annually (Florida Department of Corrections). A strong financial incentive is not the only thing bringing Florida legislators to the table however; electoral calculations also are a draw for the legislators. Reducing the amount of felons in Florida through education programs and through an improved rehabilitation system while cutting state prison spending is a platform that appeals to Democrats and Republicans alike. Legislators campaigning for re-election will be able to tout effective criminal justice reform as one of their accomplishments over their past term. When a task force studied recidivism for the state of Florida in 2004, it concluded that “the loss of civil rights upon conviction of a felony” (Miller and Spillane 405) was an element of Florida’s criminal justice system that needed to be reformed.