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Death Penalty

"Nebraska Legislature Set to Take up Repeal of Death Penalty" by Oliver VanDervoort, Digital Journal

http://digitaljournal.com/article/285982

 

"Tex. Pressed on DNA Exonerations" by Sylvia Morena, Washington Post Staff Writer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2637-2005Apr19.html?nav=rss_nation/courts/crimeandjustice

 

 

Drugs

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

http://www.reconsider.org/issues/education/new_dare.htm

 

"A Journey from Prohibition to Courageous Action," an Efficacy Online editorial

http://www.efficacy-online.org/

 

Annual Causes of Death in the United States

http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/node/30

 

"Mexico Decriminalises All Drugs (for small amounts) - The Start of a Trend in South America?" The Australian Heroin Diaries

http://theaustralianheroindiaries.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html

 

"Who Bears the Brunt of California's Drug Law?" by Judith Appel and Robin Levi, San Francisco Chronicle Open Forum

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/03/21/ED192244.DTL

 

"Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work?" by Maia Szalavitz, TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1893946,00.html

 

 

Education

High School Drop Out Rates and Their Causes

 
"High School Dropouts Costly for American Economy" by Bill Whitaker, CBS News.com
 
 
 
"Graduation by the Numbers" by the editors of Education Week magazine
 
 
 
"Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED" by Richard Fry, Senior Research Associate, Pew Hispanic Center
 
 
 
High School Dropout Prevention (Links to articles compiled by the National High School Center at the American Institute for Research)

http://www.betterhighschools.org/pubs/#Dropout

 
 

Private, Public and Charter Schools: What's good about all, and what are the problems?

Excerpts from The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch

http://www.nea.org/home/39774.htm?utm_source=nea_today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20100721StopTheMadness&utm_content=RavitchMadness

 

"Accept it: Poverty hurts learning: Schools matter, but they're not all that matters" by Pedro Noguera

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/09/02/2010-09-02_accept_it_poverty_hurts_learning.html#ixzz15QY2m7z0

 
Obama says education plan includes charter schools, teacher salaries
 
 
 
 
Standardized Testing & Obama's "Race to the Top"
 
"Race to the Top" Aims to Overhaul the U.S. Education System
 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/us/july-dec10/race_08-04.html

 
 
"Education Status Quo Unacceptable" by Education Secretary Arne Duncan
 

 

"Standardized Testing and Its Victims" by Alfie Kohn

http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/staiv.htm

 

"Standardized Testing Fails the Exam" by W. James Popham

http://www.edutopia.org/f-for-assessment

 

 

Gangs

"San Francisco: Mission District Residents Unsettled by Gang Violence" by Tyche Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/22/BAG14QK0U81.DTL

 

"Preventing Gang Affiliation by Increasing Protective Factors," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/gang_affiliation.html

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Gangs

Information from the National Gang Center of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention

http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/About/FAQ

 

Gang & Youth Violence: Prevention & Intervention

The Court Service Unit of the City of Alexandria, Virginia has a site devoted to preventing youth involvement in gangs and violence.The topics include why young people join gangs, where to go for help, and tips for parents in English and Spanish.

http://alexandriava.gov/GangPrevention

 

Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention

This website is managed by Focus Adolescent Services, an Internet site that supplies information and resources to families with troubled or at-risk teens.

http://www.focusas.com/Gangs.html

 

Violence Prevention Institute

The Violence Prevention Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of youth violence through education and behavior modification. Their website has excellent resources on why young people join gangs and what can be done about it, on avoiding guns, gangs and violence, as well as gangs and gun violence statistics.

http://www.violencepreventioninstitute.org/youngpeople.html

 

 

Immigration (Undocumented)

"Could the Dream Act Have Saved Joaquin Luna's Life?" by Rebecca Logan, NEA Today

http://neatoday.org/2011/12/06/could-the-dream-act-have-saved-joaquin-lunas-life/

 

"California Governor Signs Dream Act" by Vauhini Vara, Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203476804576619292756560716.html

 

"Family Detention Sites in Works" by Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/may/18/nation/na-detention18

 

"Despite Security and Dangers, Border Crossers Find Way North" by John Pomfret, Washington Post Staff Writer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/17/AR2006051701888_pf.html

 

"Gang Crosses Borders - and the Line" by Chris Kraul, Robert J. Lopez, and Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002283963_gang22.html

 

"100,000-Plus Citizen Children Find Parents Deported" by Julio Pabon, NYC Latino Politics

http://nyclatinopolitics.com/2009/02/13/100000-plus-citizen-children-find-parents-deported/

 

"Obama to Push Immigration Bill as One Priority" by Julia Preston, New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/us/politics/09immig.html

 

"Can a Guest Worker Program Work?" by Nathan Thornburgh/Vass, TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1625191,00.html

 

"Suit Points to Guest Worker Program Flaws" by Julia Preston, The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/us/02immig.html

 

 

Law

The Death Penalty: Does it prevent crime or is it a crime itself?

"The High Cost of Vengeance" by John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle editorial page editor

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/12/IN7O19FKNK.DTL

 

10 Reasons to Oppose the Death Penalty (Links to articles and data compiled by Death Penalty Focus, a non-profit organization dedicated to alternatives to the death penalty)

http://www.deathpenalty.org/section.php?id=24

 

Pro-Death Penalty.com (Links to information and resources in favor of the death penalty)

http://www.prodeathpenalty.com/

 

Capital Punishment: The Ultimate Denial of Civil Liberties (Links to articles from the ACLU)

http://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment

 

The U.S. Constitution: Has it been violated by our government in its war against terrorism?

"Legislating Violations of the Constitution" by Erwin Chemerinsky

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/29/AR2006092901055.html

 

Violations of the Constitution

http://www.apatheticvoter.com/ViolationsConstitution.htm

 

Students' Rights: Can the rights of minors be suppressed in ways that the rights of adults cannot be?

http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_stud.html

 

 

Prisons

"The United States Holds Tens of Thousands of Inmates in Long-term Solitary Confinement. Is this Torture?" by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/30/090330fa_fact_gawande

 

"The Caging of America: Why Do We Lock So Many People Up?" by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2012/01/30/120130crat_atlarge_gopnik

 

"Myths of Get-Tough Law" by Jeffrey Fagan, Tampa Bay Times

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/myths-of-get-tough-law/1048326

 

"New High in U.S. Prison Numbers" by N.C. Aizeman, Washington Post Staff Writer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/02/28/ST2008022803016.html

 

"Report: Prison Reform Saves Cash" by Norma Love, The Associated Press

http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/report-prison-reform-saves-cash

 

"Imprisoning a Child for Life," New York Times Editorial

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/opinion/09mon1.html

 

 

Science

Cloning

Cloning Fact Sheet (Links to articles and information from Genome.gov)

http://www.genome.gov/25020028

 

Cloning - cells, plants and animals

http://www.eurekascience.com/ICanDoThat/cloning.htm

 

 

Women's Issues

Child Brides

Child brides: Half of girls in South Sudan forced to marry

http://news.msn.com/world/child-brides-half-of-girls-in-south-sudan-forced-to-marry