Thursday, April 18, 2013

JCCS Academic Language Assessment Week 31 - Vandalism

According to Wendy Stenberg-Tendys, "Under the new law, parents would be cited for such vandalism, and the proceeds would be used to help clean and recondition destroyed property." (source link). This shows that parents should be able to ACHIEVE the prevention of their teens actions of vandalism. This also shows that parents would be held accountable 100 percent for their teens actions of any damaging ways. According to Arthur Gibson of Helium debates, "Yes, because if parents aren't responsible for their child's behavior, than who is?" (source link). This shows that parents need to be able to watch there kids and monitor their behaviors and actions so they do not to any thing illegal.  This also shows that parents should be held responsible for SPECIFICALLY what their kids do because they are under age and can not pay for what they did by themselves. In conclusion, parents should be held accountable for what their kids COMPUTING to the vandalism because they are too young to be charged themselves and they should have been watched closer by their parents.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

JCCS Academic Language Assessment Week 28 - Truant Students

Global Positioning System (GPS) devices should be placed on students person. According to The Washington Post, " Seventh- and eighth-grade students with four or more unexcused absences are being asked to carry GPS devices instead of wearing them, to keep the students from feeling like criminals."(SOURCE). This shows that the schools  ADMINISTRATION will be able to keep kids safer by not allowing the students to ditch as easy. Many things can happen on the streets during school.  This also shows that the CONDUCT of these actions will increase grades because they will be in school. According to The Washington Post, "Students in the program get automated phone calls in the mornings reminding them to go to school, and then must enter a tracking code five times a day: when they leave for school, when they arrive, at lunch, when they leave school and at 8 p.m." (SOURCE). This shows that the students will be out of their ELEMENT which should push them to do good. This also shows that the effectiveness of these actions should be a healthy strategy to keep students in school.  In conclusion, truant students should wear a (GPS) system to keep their education.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

JCCS Academic Language Assessment Week 27 - Drug Sniffing Dogs

I think school officials do have the right to use drug-sniffing dogs. According to The Network Unified Board of Education, "The goal here is [drug] prevention and minimizing these incidents, this is not a witch hunt by the police, it’s a way to help the school" (SOURCE). This shows that if there is a suspicion of drug activity on campus, the dogs will be able RESPOND in a much successful way than just ASSUMING one has illegal drugs on them.   This also shows that they can have an assembly where the dog comes in and searches them at a random time where they will not be able to get rid of the substance. According to Drug Dogs Pro/Con: Is it Invasion of Privacy or an Appropriate Preventative Action, "The threat of drug dogs at school will make the students fearful of bringing any illegal substances, thus creating a safer environment".(SOURCE). This shows that the PROCESS of bringing drug dogs on campus will be a much easier task because less people will bring drugs on campus, knowing that a dog will come randomly. This also shows that over time, the drug dogs will soon eliminate drugs on campus all together.  In conclusion, schools should have the right to bring drug sniffing dogs on campus because it will provide safety to the students that go there, and prevent illegal activity from happening there.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

JCCS Academic Language Assessment Week 26 - Cars

I would not want a car that drives itself. According to  the Technology trends and news by Faith Merino, "Driving laws would need to be massively overhauled. For example, in the event that there is an accident, who is at fault: the driver for failing to override the car, or the software developer?
" (SOURCE). This shows that there will not be a clear justification on who is to blame when this OCCURS. This also shows that the METHOD of handling these types of issues will change and there will be confusion.According to the administration of The Pros and Cons of Driver-less Cars, "There’s no substitute for experience. They say that you only start to learn to drive properly after you have passed your driving test." (SOURCE). This shows that the world would PROCEED with learning this new way of driving but if it fails later in the future everyone will have forgotten how to regularly drive. This also shows that the aftermath of this downfall if it does in fact fail, would be devastating because a lot of the worlds important  jobs in the U.S. involve driving, therefore if it fails the economy and eventually the whole U.S. will fail as well. In conclusion, I would not want a driver-less car because there are too many things that could cause our downfall if this falls through.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

JCCS Academic Language Assessment Week 25 - Concealed Carry

Adults should have the right to carry a concealed handgun. According to According to a 2000 study by John Lott, PhD , "The right to carry concealed handguns is guaranteed by the Second Amendment in the US Constitution. The Second Amendment states, "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." (SOURCE).
This shows that the right is given to anyone to protect themselves. This also shows that we have the right to hold guns to worn off people that may try to harm us or anyone around us.
According to a 2000 report by engineering statistician William Sturdevant published on the Texas Concealed Handgun Association , "Criminals are less likely to attack someone that they believe might be armed. The deterrent effect of concealed carry benefits the individual carrying a handgun as well as the general public because criminals never know who is armed." (SOURCE).
This shows that the streets will become safer for elderly people, kids, and everyday people walking through the streets. This also shows that less people will get robed and fewer homes will get invaded due to the fact that any one person might be carrying a gun. In conclusion,adults should have the right to carry a concealed handgun to protect themselves, their family, and anyone around them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I wish I had a million... Then I would...(Blog Post)

I wish I had a million dollars because I need the money. Then I would buy a house so we don't have to live in a r.v anymore. We could actually live in a normal place and not have to drive around to find a place to park. It will help a lot because it is stressful to live in a r.v, especially with a family of five. The house will allow us to live a normal life, and not on the streets. I would by my mom an I each a car so we can get around and take my little brother to and from school. I would take care of all the things that needed to be taken care of such as simple necessity's and household items for daily life. If I got a million dollars, my life as well as my family's would be so much better, and we would not have to stress anymore.