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    While there are no major critics of education in youth detention centres, many argue that proper education is too expensive for kids who have made these serious mistakes. On the contrary, some wish to expand the

    An Update on Education in Youth Detention Centres

    While there are no major critics of education in youth detention centres, many argue that proper education is too expensive for kids who have made these serious mistakes. On the contrary, some wish to expand the budget of these...

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    I have read and annotated three articles that look into education systems inside of youth detention centers, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centers is severely lacking, with

    Why improving education in youth detention centers improves society as a whole

    I have read and annotated three articles that look into education systems inside of youth detention centers, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centers is severely lacking, with students at all different levels, crammed into...

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    I have read and annotated three articles which look into education systems inside of youth detention centres, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centres is severely lacking, with

    Problem Solution Summary 1

    I have read and annotated three articles which look into education systems inside of youth detention centres, also known as youth prisons. Currently, education in youth detention centres is severely lacking, with students at all different levels, crammed into...

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    In some schools, counties, or even states, there is a direct school-to-prison pipeline. Students who, more times than not, are already struggling in school are sent into detention facilities, or detained at home,

    Lack of Education Inside the Juvenile Justice System Creates an Endless Cycle

    In some schools, counties, or even states, there is a direct school-to-prison pipeline. Students who, more times than not, are already struggling in school are sent into detention facilities, or detained at home, where they receive little or no...

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    • I agree that this is an important issue. You might find this article interesting: http://www.justicepolicy.org/news/8775 . At the end it suggests ways to to help solve this problem.

    • Dear Erica,

      I am impressed by your post ” Lack of Education inside the Juvenile Justice System creates an Endless Cycle” because people were restrained from receiving the quality education that they wanted , aimed for and on top of that it was very difficult for them to graduate .

      One sentence that you wrote that stand out for me is in lines ” The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities,” says 43 percent of incarcerated youth nationally receiving remedial education services in detention did not go back to school once they got out, and another 16 percent went back to school but dropped out after five months.” These are more than just statistics, they show how these detention facilities impact students’ likelihood to graduate, or to continue their education at all?. It seems like it was impossible for them to get out of that cycle. Why could not people understand that those students have to complete their education?. It is not fair for those people to end up ruining their academics lives just because of social interruptions.

      Have you seen this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BinNvKznltA>? I thought you might be interested in this because it has slightly to do with certain people of color in the community. I wonder if the system was mostly likely like that for specific groups of people (including people of color or just everyone in general).

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because It is very important for me to update myself with this types of news about how dare there are ways like this to stop people from getting educated so that it gets to dispare the educational population. People of color tend to struggle more in society than white people.

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    My first article was titled, “The Separation of Church and State in the United States Has Gone Too Far”. The author, Louis DeBroux, clearly feels that the United States is no longer religious enough. They arg

    The Polarization of the Separation of Church and State

    My first article was titled, “The Separation of Church and State in the United States Has Gone Too Far”. The author, Louis DeBroux, clearly feels that the United States is no longer religious enough. They argue that because ‘the...

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    In February of 1954 Rev. George Docherty delivered a sermon to a congregation that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a member of. In his sermon Docherty stated that “To omit the words ‘under God’ in the Pledg

    God Bless America, Land of the Religiously Diverse

    In February of 1954 Rev. George Docherty delivered a sermon to a congregation that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a member of. In his sermon Docherty stated that “To omit the words ‘under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance...

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    • Wow, great post. It’s interesting, I have never thought about the pledge in that sense. It’s odd that a country that portrays itself as religiously diverse has such strong connections to Christians the ideals of them. Its a contradiction in all senses.

    • I never knew that “under God” wasn’t in the original pledge. I wonder why “under God” was added in the 50’s. Could be something to look up for later.

    • I had no idea this was a thing. It’s highly ironic, considering American ideals of religious freedom. This topic will make a very interesting essay; I’ll be interested to read it.

    • I thought that “under God” was in the Pledge of Allegiance from the very start. It’s fascinating to explore how religious ideals have influenced greater American culture, especially in the relatively recent 20th century. It would be very interesting to read responses to Rev. Doherty’s claim from a multitude of religious perspectives. Personally, as a non-Christian, I believe that one does not need to be Christian to fulfill the “American ideal” (values such as self-determination and freedom, in my interpretation), as they are unrelated to worship of a deity like God, but one can be religious and fulfill the ideal at the same time.

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