In this letter, the author argues that all students should be required to take the driver’s education course at Centerville High School which is a mandatory program sponsored by the high school to solve the teenage driving problems in the town of Centerville. He supports his argument by presenting some evidence, however, there can be a number of flaws in his argument, rendering it unconvincing.
In the US the increase of vehicular accidents in young drivers (15-20) over the last few years is leading many people to consider raising the legal driving age. The teen driving age should not be raised, because learning to drive instills responsibility and gives necessary life experience to teens. teens who learned to drive at 16 do better after high school weather it be in college, military or a civilian job.In 2008 alone there was 195 fatality 's from vehicular accidents with young drivers at the wheel just in Florida. Raising the driving age goes against the first amendment, the first amendment is all about freedom and liberty including several basic liberties — freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly, driving is a way
America’s high schools are in desperate need of help. Students should feel there is a purpose in going to school and getting an education. They need to be more motivated to go to school. The amount of tests students take in High School is ridiculous. Students need to take less standardized tests. As said in the article The Secret To Fixing Bad Schools “students need to become thinkers not test takers.” They should be able to take more classes they are interested in rather than classes they need just for graduation required credits. Schools need to have more academic achievement appreciation rather than only appreciating the athletic students. Although Bostein points out America’s education system seems to be the main issue in preparing our children for the future, he is a bit too extreme with this ideas.
My own answer to this question is that there are times when it is right to break the law. In this specific situation I am going through that light, especially if I believe my life is in danger. Here is my justification for going through the light and breaking the law: 1. the original intent of the lawmakers was not to stop everyone in all circumstances but to simply regulate the flow of traffic and avoid accidents. There would be no accident in this case since there are no other cars. Emergency vehicles go through lights regularly. Obviously I am not an official emergency vehicle. But a woman in labor could go through the light and might even be able to get a police escort along the way. I believe that while I am breaking the letter of the
In Carl Singleton’s article, “What Our Education System Needs is More F’s,” he argues that students aren’t receiving the failing grades they deserve. School systems are to blame for the lack of quality in America’s education. No other recommendation for improvement will succeed. The only way to fix the American education system is to fail more students. According to Singleton, the real root of the issue is with the parents. Since the parents believe their children are passing, they don’t take an interest in their child’s studies. They allow the child to spend little time on homework and more time on other activities, such as watching television. When a child comes home with an F, then the parents will take notice. Only then will parents take an active role in their child’s education, instead of letting the schools do it all. The schools are failing the students by giving them passing grades they don’t deserve. Singleton doesn’t believe an increase in salary or a merit raise will improve the situation. The only solution is to fail students who do not master the material. Only then will parents take notice in their children’s education and will school boards take notice, since holding a child back and having them repeat a grade cost twice as much as passing them on to the next grade.
The zero-tolerance policy has become a major national concern and so this argument has been brought forward to state houses and school districts. The Supportive School Discipline Initiative was created in 2011 by Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder in order to prevent the continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline. “By bringing together government, law enforcement, academic, and community leaders, the goal was to ensure fair discipline policies which are not obstacles to future growth and achievement” (51). As pointed out by Attorney General Holder that has wishes schools are only educational doorway opportunities. A study was created and sampled a Texas middle school. “The Breaking Schools’ Rules study revealed that excluding students was an extreme yet common practice, with 54% of all students experiencing at least one in-school suspension and 31% of all students spending on average two days at home at least once in their school career” (51). This also discovered the increased five times and three times more likelihood of a dropout from students who received exclusion from school. From the Texas middle school study it was found out that 97% of student exclusion were done privately and targeted students of color. It has been understood that defiance has become the biggest contributor to
Today well over 50% of the states in America have a “No Pass, No Drive” law, and these states are experiencing great success in terms of education. A “No Pass, No Drive” law, or NPND, is the official name for the law that requires students to pass with a ‘C’ average before driving. There is no better way to provide a strong reasoning behind the support of NPND legislation than to observe the effects in states that are currently happening. One of the biggest arguments against NPND is that it gives students on the verge of dropping out one more reason to go through with the decision. However, this argument is very flawed because NPND actually does the exact opposite. One study in Florida shows that “1,000 of the 4200 dropouts” who returned to
As claimed by The Horizon, the student voice of Indiana University Southeast, John Renfrow states, “Because of ever-increasing prices of permits, more students are evading parking passes which often leads to tickets or towed cars.” The rise in prices of parking passes only makes for more parking violations because the students who don’t want to buy one or can’t afford one, as a result rake up on expensive parking pass fees. Sadly, parking passes have come down to be just another burden put on already stressed out students who drive to school. Ultimately, students are being put in a negligent situation all because schools are requiring unnecessary charges risking their students’ ability to get to school.
Driving today is a major accomplishment, and many people use that license as a badge of honor. In today's society, people as young as sixteen are eligible to apply for a driver's license. But, is that necessarily a horrid thing. There are many people who attempt to rob adolescents of their ability to receive a license. I believe that sixteen year olds should be able to keep their driving privileges because you must learn at a young age, it teaches adolescents responsibility, and it makes it easier for teens to maintain a career. Learning to drive is a privilege that I strongly believe teens should keep, and here is why.
There has been a debate on whether California should consider legalizing the no pass/no drive law. This crucial punishment is for teen suffering in school, and teen thinking about dropping out. But is forcing teenagers to give up their licences to drive really a good thing? What would the punishment be for kids without cars- would there be any? If not, isn 't that unfair? I believe that california should focus on improving schools rather that punishments schools need to inforce. Some minors main focus is not school, some have a sports carer, family to take care of, or even a different career.
The biggest problem I can think of in our school and community are drugs and alcohol. There kids driving and coming to school high and drunk every day. Kids get reckless while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There have been many accidents because of the substances. I believe we should have to be drug tested to be able to drive to school or operate any of the equipment we use or have. There would be less problems if kids didn’t drive under the influence. If you drive sober it saves your life and the other family’s life you could have ruined by running into them while under the influence.
Intro: Imagine waking up and getting ready for your day in a car that picked you up with no driver. I support self driving cars because i feel it will improve the future of driving. Self driving cars will save cost on insurance and healthcare facilities. Also self driving cars will help disabled and elderly individuals and will take the danger of driving out of the equation.
I disagreed with changing the requirements for obtaining a South Carolina driving licenses. There are three reasons why. First Teenagers need to drive and grow up, second it takes stress off the parents, and third some peple may not require the education to obtain there driving licenses.
to get behind the wheel of a car and drive without parents. The problem with this is many teenagers take advantage of that privilege and become reckless drivers. The government has put laws in place which prevents teenagers from driving alone for the first year and keeps laws in place so teenagers can’t abuse there laws. Meanwhile, many adults still argue the safety on the road even with restrictions in place. These laws are here to keep everyone on the road safe not only the new drivers. The teenage driving age should not be raised because of the safety and emotional health it provides.