Though many vaccines have triggered skepticism and even complete avoidance, most notably the Vaccine-Autism debate, the resistance to the HPV vaccine goes beyond that of other vaccines**. When questioned about their mistrust, parents have cited the young age at which children are vaccinated and moral concerns***. However, it is very important that the vaccine is administered to children who have not be exposed to the virus for it to be most effective and provide the greatest protection against HPV**. The moral concerns of getting the vaccine is stems from the thought pre-marital sex is immoral and parents would like for their children to wait for marriage*. Even so, some 46.8% of American high schoolers have reported having sex, with 5.6% reportedly having intercourse before the age of 13**.
Another reason that To Kill a Mockingbird is banned is for its references to rape. In today's society, if you turn on your television, you will see stories about rape and murder and other unnatural and disturbing behaviors. In this novel, the author did not write a porn scene or any sort of inappropriate scenes that are unsuitable for the teenage readers, but she merely references to rape, which seems to be such a major concern for people who are most likely lonely with too much time on their hands. Considering that To Kill a Mockingbird is quite a long novel and is a higher reading level, you should be able to determine whether you are mature enough to read the novel. Whether you are capable of maintaining yourself while reading about the history of race, references to rape, and profane language that we hear just about every day, depends on you.
Students cannot express themselves and wear their favorite clothes. According to Nancy E. Bailey, PhD, an education author and activist, she states that ,“ Students should learn to make informed decisions about the clothes they wear.”(ProCon.org) Overall, people should consider public schools because of it does not require uniforms. Another reason people should go to public schools, because of their cost. It is free for a child to attend a public school, but lack of funding always comes from fundraisers, donations, and events. Some events
There are several issues that make this case difficult. First, it is illegal to transfer prescription medicine to any person other than who it is prescribed, it is imprinted on every prescription label (Valid Prescription Requirements, (n.d.)). Therefore, Mrs. Poole is at fault, however Janice is just as at fault because she took the medication from Mrs. Poole knowing it was by prescription only. If Janice would have seen a doctor before beginning Babyban, she should have been warned that most birth control is not effective right away, it is advised to use a backup method, like condoms, for at least two weeks (CDC, 2013). Thus, Babyban may have actually been effective in preventing pregnancy in Janice Potts, if she had been outside of the two week window.
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
Which leads to parents pressuring doctors to ‘fix’ their child (Perlman 1). The children being medicated are the youngest ones in their class, but they are just expected to act older than they are (Weber 2). Society has tricked people into thinking there is only one way a child should act. It is true that some children need medicine, but four out of five do not need to be (Richard 4). Hence, that medicating children is not the best choice there are other options like changing diets and have behavioral therapy (Sanford 1).
The book sheds a tear as it is banned by administration for students to read. The Catcher in the Rye should not be banned for summer reading for incoming sophomores because of its “explicit” content. After high school, out in the real world, life experiences are not censored or banned to protect you. You must experience life and all that comes with it. Just because a book that was written many decades ago may have bad words in it, doesn’t mean that it should be withheld from the students.
Abstinence is restraining one’s self from all forms of sexual activity and choosing to not participate in any sexual acts. Stanger-Hall and Hall’s data collected from all U.S. states with sex education laws or policies (N=48) show that abstinence education is positively correlated to teen pregnancy and STI/STD rates (2011). Among these 48 states, 21 states choose abstinence-only education, 7 states put emphasis on abstinence, 11 states cover the idea of abstinence in subject to comprehensive sex education, while the remaining 9 states did not mention abstinence in their education policies (Stanger-Hall & Hall, 2011). Within these four groups, the
Many states agree with the idea of abortion being fetal homicide, although, according to a scientific study, fetuses are unable to feel pain until at least their 26th week of life (“ 'Fetal Pain ' Anti-Abortion Laws Spur Fierce Debate. ")("Fetal Homicide Laws."). If a fetus is not even able to feel pain, the idea of “murdering” the fetus should not even be considered because it is barely developed. According to the Bible, some pro-life activists say that “Thou shalt not kill” applies to unborn children further implying that abortion is murder (The Holy Bible: King James Version). Though, the Bible can be interpreted in many different ways, and there are many religious folk who are pro-choice.
About half of all South African teenagers aged between 15 and 19 reported having had sex. Teenage pregnancy is considered as one major distraction to the success of many girls’ education. Teenage pregnancy is a social problem with biological and physical consequences. Sexual education is now part of the learning area ‘Life Skills” in schools, but teenagers still fall pregnant because they are not open and lack transparency when discussing sexual matters. Teenage pregnancy has always been a medical problem no matter how many young girls are educated about sexual intercourse, condoms, contraceptives and HIV/AIDS.
If every child is vaccinated, it lowers the risks of the non vaccinated child to come to school, creating a safe and healthy environment for everyone. The reason for this new law is the recent measles outbreak that occurred in disneyland. Specialists argue that if vaccines were required for everyone to have, the measles outbreak wouldn 't have spread so far. “The overwhelming number of people who have gotten infected, particularly among the children, are children that have not been vaccinated, because parents, for reasons that are really not based on any scientific data, just don’t want their children to be vaccinated,”
Most teenagers have been sexually active by the time they graduate high school. In 2009, forty-six percent of high school students reported having had sexual intercourse. Twenty percent of those students reported using a condom during their last intercourse, while thirteen percent reported no condom usage (“Sexual Activity” 1). Contraceptives, such as condoms and the oral birth control pill, prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Contraceptives and other other medical care should be available to minors without parental consent.
As well Canada stated, “Recess is a waste of time, and kids do not learn by hanging on the monkey bars” (182). The main argument is that recess does not prepare children for testing and that recess time is better off given to teachers because teachers will use that time effectively to have children prepared for their yearly testing. The reason behind this is the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) signed by former president George W. Bush in 2002. The NCLB forced schools to be accountable for the quality of education that they provided to their students. The NCLB act specifically made students take and pass standardized testing to prove that they have learned the basic English and math skills appropriate for their grade.
The Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015 bill was introduced as a bill of protection. The bill states that all children in elementary and middle school must be vaccinated against disease. There are currently a lot of debates over its authorization – worried parents that say no, and medical professionals that say yes. The passing of this bill will create a generation free of disease. How the Bill Came to Be Introduced on May 1st by Frederica Wilson, the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015 is causing major controversy.
Some people believe that sex education and abstinence-only education will not prevent teen pregnancies, but it can in fact influence them to either refrain from sex before marriage or avoid having unprotected sex. According to a study lead by author Pamela Kohler, “About 25% of teens received abstinence-only education and about two-thirds received comprehensive sex education” (Kohler). Researchers found that teens who received sex education were 60% less likely to get pregnant or to get someone pregnant than those who did not get sex education (HealthDay News). School boards schools consider utilizing sex education and abstinence-only education in schools. It could stop teens from dropping out of school and being in welfare.