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Issues Currently Affecting US Society and Education in the News in the USA

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"I did not deny God's existence, but I doubted His absolute justice."

Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 3

 

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The Academy of Achievement: A Museum of Living History (Washington, DC), 2006.

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List A - Issues Currently Affecting US Society and Education in the News in the USA

  1. Should the children of illegal immigrants receive a public education (DREAM ACT or DACA program)?
  2. Should affirmative action policies be a factor in college admissions or in the work place?
  3. Should diversity in life-styles be protected by law (same-sex marriage, Prop 8)?
  4. Should racial profiling be used by the government?
  5. Should voting rights be reinstated to those convicted of felonies?
  6. Should religious activities be allowed in public schools?
  7. Should war criminals be prosecuted, no matter how long ago their crimes were committed?
  8. Should citizens be able to intervene in crimes, and/or defend themselves or their property?
  9. Should the American military intervene in instances of genocide and/or war crimes, even if the violence is not a threat to citizens on our soil?
  10. Should disruptive and unruly students be permanently removed from the public school system?

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