Should we tolerate people's short comings (things that drive us crazy) because we are also annoying? It is better to learn to tolerate people, or just write them out of your life?
5-30 In some countries, students are responsible for the basic daily cleaning of their school buildings. Fifteen minutes are set aside each day for all students to sweep, dust, and clean their classrooms and corridors.
5-29 Current research suggests that because teenagers have different sleep patterns, they would benefit from beginning the school day at a later time.
Suppose your Board of Education has proposed that all high school schedules begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Do you agree or disagree that this later schedule would be beneficial?
5-28 Due to potential problems, many school systems have adopted a policy that bans cell phones and pagers on school grounds. However, some parents have provided these items out of concern for safety.
5-23 Many eighteen year olds who are old enough to vote, choose not to register, not participating in elections. Do you think it is important to register and exercise your right to vote?
5-22 Many cities are requiring children under the age of 16 to wear helmets while biking, scooting, skateboarding, rollerblading, and skiing.Consider the advantages and disadvantages of wearing helmets.
5-20 The mayor of your city is trying to decide if a 7:00 p.m. curfew for those under the age of 16 is needed. What do you think?Think about the advantages and disadvantages of the curfew. Do you agree or disagree with this plan?
5-17 Consider carefully the advantages and disadvantages of random searches at school. Do you agree or disagree with this policy?
The principal at your school has instituted random locker and backpack/bookbag searches to check for guns, knives, and other weapons. Anyone caught with these weapons will be immediately suspended. The principal argues that the random searches will not only guard against illegal weapons at school but will also will help students feel safer.