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School/Class Scheduling

Prompt: Does the amount of time spent at school or on schoolwork directly increase student achievement?

Background Information

SCHROTH, GWEN. "Scheduling." Encyclopedia of Education. Ed. James W. Guthrie. 2nd ed. Vol. 6. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 2095-2099. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Claim

Baines, Lawrence. "US Schools Can Achieve More by Doing Less." Do Schools Prepare Students for a Global Economy? Ed. Judeen Bardos. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "Learning from the World: Achieving More by Doing Less." Phi Delta Kappan Oct. 2007. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015. 

Counter Claim

Silva, Elena. "Revising the Current School Calendar Has Many Implications." Year-Round Schools. Ed. Adriane Ruggiero. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. At Issue. Rpt. from "On the Clock: Rethinking the Way Schools Use Time." Education Sector Reports. 2007. 1-9. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Challenge

Kalish, Nancy. "Parents Should Take Action Against Excessive Homework." Do Students Have Too Much Homework? Ed. Judeen Bartos. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Less-Homework Revolution." Parenting (1 July 2008). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

School Uniforms

Prompt: Should schools require students to wear school uniforms?

Background Information

"Should Schools Require Uniforms?." Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6 84.3 (2015): 7. Middle Search Plus (EBSCO Student Research Center). Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Claim

Jane Switzer Special to the, Star. "The evolution of the student uniform." Toronto Star (Canada) 26 Sept. 2015: Newspaper Source (EBSCO Student Research Center). Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Counter Claim

Fetzer, Kent J. "School Uniforms Stifle Freedom of Expression." School Policies. Ed. Jamuna Carroll. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Erosion of Freedom." Salt Lake Tribune 18 Apr. 2002: F2. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Challenge

Kelly, Mike. "School Uniforms Do Not Stifle Freedom of Expression." School Policies. Ed. Jamuna Carroll. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Squabbling Over School Uniforms." Record 10 Dec. 2006: O01. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Anti-Bullying Program Data

Prompt: Are anti-bullying programs effective?

Background Information

McCann, Samantha. "Taking A Stand. (Cover Story)." Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6 83.7 (2014): 4. Middle Search Plus (EBSCO Student Research Center). Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Claim

Hopfensperger, Jean. "National bullying prevention project takes off." Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) 30 Sept. 2014: Newspaper Source (EBSCO Student Research Center). Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Counter Claim

"Empathy work lost on one in five cyber bullies." Sun-Herald [Sydney, Australia] 19 Aug. 2012: 15. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Challenge

"Research in the Area of Bullying Reported from University of Cambridge." Mental Health Weekly Digest14 Nov. 2011: 137. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

 

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Global Warming/Climate Change

Prompt: Is global climate change a serious threat to our species?

Background

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen. "Global Warming Could Make the Earth Unlivable for Humans." Global Warming. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Global Climate Change & Peak Oil (Part III)." fromthewilderness.com. 2004. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Claim

Institute, Heartland. "The Threat of Global Climate Change to Biodiversity Is Exaggerated." Instant Expert's Guide to Global Warming. Heartland Institute. Rpt. in Biodiversity. Ed. William Dudley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Current Controversies. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Counter Claim

Markham, Adam, and Jay Malcolm. "Global Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity." Biodiversity. Ed. William Dudley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Biodiversity Decline." www.worldwildlife.org/climate/climatesection,ctm?sectionid+111&newspaperid=16&contentid-647. 2000. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Challenge

Romm, Joe. "Climate Change Mitigation Is More Important than Adaptation." Adaptation and Climate Change. Ed. Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Adaptation Trap and the Nonskeptical Delayers (Like Roger Pielke)—Part 1." 2009. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Syrian refugee crisis

Prompt: Should other countries offer refuge to fleeing Syrians?

Background Information

"Preface to 'What Is the Status of the Syrian Refugee Crisis?'." Syria. Ed. Noah Berlatsky. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Claim

"Border Chaos: Europe Reacts To Syrian Refugee Crisis." YaleGlobal Online (2015). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Counter Claim

Godfrey-Goldstein, Angela. "Why Has Israel Closed Its Doors to Syrian Refugees?" 2013. Rpt. in Syria. Ed. Noah Berlatsky. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

Challenge

Khan, Adnan R., Jonathon Gatehouse, and Nancy Macdonald. "THE TRAGEDY THAT WOKE UP THE WORLD. (Cover Story)." Maclean's 128.37 (2015): 14. Middle Search Plus (EBSCO Student Research Center). Web. 11 Oct. 2015.

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