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  • I agree, once we start to teach about it in schools it may be taken more as a serious topic. I feel like in school I haven’t actually been taught about climate change and how I can help with the problem. Once our society starts to understand it that is when we will be able to help it and make a change.

  • Those that are homeless seem to be in a bad situation that might lead them to commit more crimes than those that are in better situations. If people really are being targeted because them being homeless makes them a easier target or because the stereotypes that come along with being homeless, then that is not okay and needs to be prevented.…Read More

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    Teen pregnancy is a large issue in today’s society, currently 3 in 10 girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20(This article). This is a problem because, although there are

    The State Of Sex-Ed

    Teen pregnancy is a large issue in today's society, currently 3 in 10 girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once before they turn 20(This article). This is a problem because, although there are good and...

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    • Wesley, we both researched a similar topics, but covered different sides of it. While I looked at how to reduce abortion rates, you researched how to reduce teen abortion rates. It was interesting to see that improving sex education was a solution to both of our questions. Have you considered increased access to contraceptives as a way to reduce teen abortion rates?

    • I think you’re topic is very important because it is a problem that not enough people are aware of this. I like how you put in statistics and told who is affected by this problem.

    • Interesting–I think this is an important topic because health, including sexual health, is a priority for a healthy adult life. I am curious to know more about the social/cultural impacts on different genders and groups of people–who receives the “best”/most education on the topic? What have trends over decades revealed for different genders/groups? Is there a correlation with teenaged/unwanted pregnancies in these groups?

    • Wesley,

      I agree that the lack of sex-education is a problem in the United States. In order for teen pregnancy rates to decrease, there needs to be a spread of awareness to prevent this problem. Young women across the world need to be educated, and the fact that 90% of teens who get pregnant drop out of school is shocking. The United States should also be working to teach a more positive approach to sex, rather than the common abstinence-based approach. We should especially be more inclusive of people of genders, sexual orientation, and ethnicities when teaching safe practices.

      Here is an interesting article regarding solutions on how to solve the lack of proper sex education in the U.S.
      https://psmag.com/news/six-solutions-to-our-failing-sex-ed-system

      Hope to see what you write next,

      Bella

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    NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a US government agency responsible for science and technology relating to space. This often means crafting space vehicles and missions that allow the

    Opposing Viewpoints: NASA Funding

    NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a US government agency responsible for science and technology relating to space. This often means crafting space vehicles and missions that allow the US to explore and understand our universe....

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    • Wesley, I thought that your article was very informative about the importance of federal funding towards NASA. I agree that NASA is a significant and innovative agency in the United States and it makes sense that we should want funding to go towards it in order to progress advances in technology. The quote, “Without NASA we would not have memory foam, comfy tennis shoes, or scratch free glasses.” I found very fascinating as I didn’t know that these inventions were because of NASA in particular. You also mentioned in the first paragraph that NASA also develops technology that is detrimental to human life. I would say you should add some examples in your second paragraph to strengthen this part of your thesis.

      https://www.thebalance.com/nasa-budget-current-funding-and-history-3306321
      Additionally, this article above talks about how the government investing money in NASA could actually improve the overall economy. I think this could strengthen your argument as well.

      I’m looking forward to what you write next!
      – Bella

  • Maybe people are just being sustainable because it is trendy, but does it matter? The impact of actions toward sustainability is more important than the reasoning behind it. Although I agree that people should be sustainable for reasons that have to do with saving our planet I think that it is a good thing that people are following trends that…Read More

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