Drugs And Violence In Public Schools

Written by Joel Turtel

Many public schools not only fail to educate our children, they can also be dangerous places. These schools are a natural breeding ground for drugs and violence. Children are packed into classrooms with twenty or more other immature children or teenagers, allrepparttar same age. Here, peer pressure becomes socialization, pushing many children into using drugs and alcohol.

Put twenty teenagers inrepparttar 145947 same room, or hundreds of teenagers inrepparttar 145948 same school, and you have a breeding ground for violence. Young boys and girls have raging hormones and budding sexuality, and male teenage testosterone levels are high. Teenagers are inrepparttar 145949 half-child, half-adult stage of life and often lack judgment and are emotionally immature.

Pack these teenagers together into cramped little classrooms, six to eight hours a day, and you have a mixture that can lead to trouble. Itís inevitable that violence will break outóitís built intorepparttar 145950 system.

Also, evenrepparttar 145951 most conscientious teacher is usually too busy and overworked to give childrenrepparttar 145952 individual attention they need. Critics of home-schooling often say that home-schoolers donít get proper socialization. However, so-called socialization in public schools is often cruel and violent. Bullying, peer pressure, racial cliques, sexual tensions, and competition forrepparttar 145953 teacherís approval all create a stressful, sometimes violent environment.

Compulsory-attendance laws also contribute to violence inrepparttar 145954 schools. In most states, these laws force children to stay in school until they are sixteen years old or graduate high school. Teenagers who hate school, or are aggressive or potentially violent sociopaths, canít leave. As a result, they often take out their hatred and aggression on other students. Those children want to learn are forced to endure bullying and violence by these troubled teens.

Also,repparttar 145955 law is onrepparttar 145956 side of violent or disruptive students who are classified as ďdisabled.Ē In 1975, Congress passedrepparttar 145957 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Based on this legislation, in 1988repparttar 145958 Supreme Court ruled that schools could not remove disruptive disabled children from classrooms without a parentís consent. If parents donít consent, teachers are out of luck. Those Ďdisabledí children who are socially impaired, canít get along with other kids, or sometimes turn violent, therefore fall under this category. Of course, this adds yet another layer of potentially violent children who teachers canít remove from class.


Written by Irvin L. Rozier


In Junerepparttar Winn kinfolks gathered at Bobby's place It sure was good to seerepparttar 145946 smile on his face Bobby's house is byrepparttar 145947 peaceful Satilla River We all appreciate Bobby, he is a giver

Bobby and Nancy cooked up some fresh fish The rest of us brought a covered dish Aunt Mildred and Aunt Ida Mae were there The table was spread with some mighty fine fare

Aunt Irma's son, Alvin, prayed over our meal The presence ofrepparttar 145948 Lord you could surely feel As I looked around I could not see Some ofrepparttar 145949 loved ones who were dear to me

We all shared memories of Grandpa and Granny Winn We wrote some of them down with Aunt Mil's pen Bobby and Jeanette's daddy was killed in World War Two Uncle Jasper didn't get to see his children as they grew

Aunt Mildred's twin sister, Mary, is also my mother They sure did love and care for each other Mama has gone on to be withrepparttar 145950 Lord One day we will all have to cross over that ford

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