Drugs And Violence In Public Schools

Written by Joel Turtel

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Violence in public schools can literally kill your child. Inrepparttar 2000-2001 school year, students were victims of about 1.9 million nonfatal violent crimes such as rape, assault, and robbery. This figure equals about 9,000 violent incidents every school day throughout America, or about one every three seconds.

Public schools are also a drug pusher’s heaven. Thousands of teenagers, pushed by intense peer-pressure, smoke, drink beer, and try marijuana or hard drugs. Schools put hundreds of children together in one big building or courtyard. Mix in overworked or indifferent teachers who have little time or desire to supervise extracurricular activities. That’s why drug pushers circle schoolyards like vultures. Where else can they find groups of vulnerable victims all herded together for their convenience? Is it any wonder that drug and alcohol use is a major problem in public schools?

Inrepparttar 145947 2001-2002 school year, 34.9 percent of tenth-grade students surveyed said they had smoked cigarettes withinrepparttar 145948 past year. Fifty-one and two tenths percent said they had drunk beer, and 33.4 percent said they got bombed on that beer. Also, 29.8 percent ofrepparttar 145949 same tenth-grade students said they had smoked marijuana withinrepparttar 145950 past year, and 78.7 percent of these marijuana users said they got “bombed or very high” on it.

When children are home-schooled, parents can advise and watch over their kids. At home, there is no peer pressure to try drugs, as there is in public schools. Drug pushers don’t hover around private residences.

Parents should therefore ask themselves: Do my children belong in violent, drug-infested public schools? Are there other education options for my children? In "Public Schools, Public Menace," I discuss many quality, low-cost education options parents can use right now if they decide to take their children out of public school.

Article Copyrighted © 2005 by Joel Turtel.

Joel Turtel is the author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children." Website: http://www.mykidsdeservebetter.com, Email: lbooksusa@aol.com, Phone: 718-447-7348.


Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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I remember Aunt Hazel and her shiny chrome toaster She always made me put my juice glass on a coaster Uncle Archie and Uncle Leo were remembered that day They sure loved to laugh, I miss them I do say

Thank you Bobby for giving a great gift I sat on your dock and watched a log drift Downrepparttar Satilla River byrepparttar 145946 old Burnt Fort Onrepparttar 145947 site ofrepparttar 145948 now long gone river port

The Archie and Ruth Winn family is spread far and wide Some were not there and missedrepparttar 145949 fish that Bobby fried I have found memories of my many kith and kin From that great American family withrepparttar 145950 name of Winn

Copyright 2005 Irvin L. Rozier

Author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com, various other articles and poems (do a google or yahoo search on my name), preacher, retired military

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