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Title:
CQ researcher on teens in America.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
vi, 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Parental rights -- School violence -- Student journalism -- School choice debate -- Liberal arts education -- Encouraging teen abstinence -- Drug testing -- Zero tolerance.
Added Uniform Title:
CQ researcher.
ISBN:
9781568026282
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Book

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Summary

This title explores contemporary topics debated in school and discussed around the family dinner table. Included are topics such as drug testing, parental rights, school violence, getting into college and juvenile crime.


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Compilations of reports reprinted from CQ Researcher and designed to be "single-issue books for research and circulation."


Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
1 Parental Rightsp. 1
Is it necessary to codify parental rights into law?p. 5
Would a federal Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act or similar state laws produce educational gridlock?p. 7
Would children be at greater risk for abuse and neglect from proposed parental rights laws?p. 7
Would parental rights laws lead to an explosion in costly litigation?p. 10
Background
A "Fundamental" Rightp. 10
U.N. Treatyp. 13
Current Situationp. 13
An Ironic Approach?p. 13
Battles in the Statesp. 14
Outlookp. 16
"Building Momentum"p. 16
Notesp. 17
Bibliographyp. 18
2 School Violencep. 19
Would tighter gun control reduce school violence?p. 21
Should youths who commit adult crimes be tried as adults?p. 26
Backgroundp. 27
Unruly Studentsp. 27
Students' Rightsp. 28
Guns and Gangsp. 28
Declining Violencep. 28
Current Situationp. 30
Clinton's Initiativesp. 30
Aid for Worst Districtsp. 31
Testing Strategiesp. 32
Outlookp. 34
More Violence?p. 34
Notesp. 36
Bibliographyp. 37
3 Student Journalismp. 39
Are students and administrators becoming less tolerant of free speech in the student press?p. 40
Should high schools teach journalism, and if so how?p. 43
Is journalism education keeping pace with new technologies?p. 47
Backgroundp. 48
Educating Journalistsp. 48
High School Strugglesp. 50
Supreme Court Actionp. 51
Current Situationp. 52
State, Local Effortsp. 52
Dismal Economicsp. 52
Outlookp. 55
Impact of Internetp. 55
Notesp. 56
Bibliographyp. 57
4 School Choice Debatep. 59
Does a voucher program that includes religious schools violate the constitutional separation of church and state?p. 62
Can vouchers really offer poor children better educational opportunities?p. 65
Will vouchers lead to increased educational competition and improve the public schools?p. 67
Backgroundp. 68
Rise of Public Schoolsp. 68
Voucher Programsp. 70
Current Situationp. 71
Politics of Choicep. 71
Outlookp. 72
Momentum Building?p. 72
Notesp. 74
Bibliographyp. 75
5 Liberal Arts Educationp. 77
Should a liberal arts education primarily entail the study of Western civilization?p. 79
Have universities become too consumerdriven, focusing on what students want as opposed to what they need in pursuing a liberal education?p. 81
Is a liberal arts education the best way to prepare for the workplace?p. 83
Backgroundp. 86
Higher Ed Evolvesp. 86
New Age, New Missionp. 86
Current Situationp. 89
Curriculum Battlesp. 89
Cuts to the "Core"p. 90
Outlookp. 92
Liberal Arts Revivalp. 92
Notesp. 93
Bibliographyp. 94
6 Encouraging Teen Abstinencep. 95
Is abstinence-only education good for teenagers?p. 97
Do abstinence-only programs work?p. 99
Do contraception-education programs encourage teen sex?p. 100
Backgroundp. 101
"Chastity Act" Passedp. 101
Welfare Reform Debatep. 102
Current Situationp. 105
Sex-Ed Battlesp. 105
Targeting Unwed Dadsp. 108
Outlookp. 108
Parents' Influencep. 108
Notesp. 111
Bibliographyp. 113
7 Drug Testingp. 115
Does drug testing deter drug use?p. 116
Does drug testing protect worker and public safety?p. 120
Backgroundp. 122
War on Drugsp. 122
Workplace Testingp. 125
Legal Challengesp. 125
Current Situationp. 126
Teen Drug Use Risesp. 126
Privacy Issues Raisedp. 127
Politicians Not Testedp. 127
Outlookp. 128
Questions of Fairnessp. 128
Notesp. 132
Bibliographyp. 133
8 Zero Tolerancep. 135
Are zero-tolerance policies effective?p. 137
Are zero-tolerance policies constitutional?p. 139
Are zero-tolerance policies fairly and consistently applied?p. 140
Backgroundp. 142
"We Need to Get Tough"p. 142
Is Violence Declining?p. 146
Current Situationp. 147
Alternative Schoolsp. 147
Amending IDEAp. 148
Zero-Zero Tolerancep. 150
Outlookp. 151
Ebb and Flowp. 151
Notesp. 152
Bibliographyp. 153
Appendix How to Write a Research Paperp. 155
Indexp. 165

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