By Anne Hendershott Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego. Anne Hendershott teaches the “Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Gangs” course at the university and writes about youth alienation. In the wake of the Columbine tragedy, we continue to look for easy answers to ending youth violence.
The Pledge of Allegiance court case is a blessing in disguise, by providing a temporary delay. It allows the fight to widen against the entire Pledge, not just two words. As a libertarian and a lawyer, too, I am spearheading the next court case as a pro bono service to the public to liberate Americans […]
Considering the dismal state of human rights within the United States of America, it is difficult to celebrate its existence. Rather than focus on what the country has become, it may be more fulfilling to honor what the country once was.
On Wednesday, the house approved legislation that will make it a crime for any adult, with the exception of a parent, to help a young woman evade a state’s parental consent laws by transporting her to another state for an abortion.
Principals and politicians donâ€™t seem to understand the law. Students do not have to recite the pledge of allegiance or probably anything that resembles a pledge. Nonetheless, the New Jersey State assembly passed a bill that will require all government school students to recite portion of the Declaration of Independence everyday.
My nephew just turned 18. As we all know, in the land of freedom, all males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required by law to register with the selective service. I repeat, in this, the land of the free, all males between these ages are required to register themselves with the government […]
Childhood is a totalitarian regime, and schools are the mental concentration camps. Education is described by the mis-educated as real-life preparation; in actuality, schools train people to accept a society where the government and other institutions tell us what to think and do. Experience is the best teacher, and the purpose of school is to […]
As a result of the massacre in Littleton, Colorado, government schools around the country will take steps to insure it never happens again.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that government schools couldn’t force students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States. Schools get around this ruling by asking but not forcing students to recite the Pledge monthly, weekly, or for students in Mariner High School, on a daily basis.
Well, of course to start with, our town has a set 10:00 curfew for those under the age 16. But, the cops around here drive the “strip” (the place where everyone drives around and just talks to each other or hang out whatever) and they’re just looking for someone to pull over. When then do […]