NO Mandatory Community Service for Students! Community service: What a wonderful opportunity for students! A chance for our younger citizens to learn responsibility, experience the satisfaction that comes with helping others and to acquire new skills. Right? Well, that depends who you're talking to. Slip the word "mandatory" behind community service, as school districts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and hundreds of others have done, and "opportunity" takes a new twist. Opportunity for who? For the students, or for the communities that can now capitalize on students' free labor? (Martin, pg. 13) More than two decades ago, President Nixon ended the military draft. Now a new and more menacing form of enlistment is threatening our school systems. This enlistment I am speaking of is that we are forcing "community service" to be a requirement for high school graduation. Compulsory service programs, already functioning in many communities, typically giving students four years to complete, say, 60 hours of labor. The students must not receive any payment. They can choose whether to serve the elderly, or the poor, or the disabled, so long as they serve others rather than themselves. The penalty for dodging this new draft is simple: no diploma. In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, angry parents and students took the local school board to court, arguing that such a mandatory service program for high school students imposed the kind ...
In the year 1944, US Legislation passed the Servicemen’s Readjustment act, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights. It is one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever produced by the federal government; one that impacted the United States socially, economically and politically. The GI Bill offers a comprehensive package of benefits, including financial assistance for higher education for veterans of U.S. military service. The benefits of the GI Bill are intended to help veterans readjust to civilian life following service to their country and to encourage bright, motivated men and women to volunteer for military duty. Many factors and contributions have gone into the development of the GI Bill, and it has changed over the years. This research paper will introduce the reader to a brief history of the formation and evolution of the GI Bill, discuss the current benefits that it offers to student populations in response to their specific needs, and introduce current implications that the GI Bill has placed on student veterans and institutions across the nation.
People who support the military draft will say that it is the obligation of every citizen of the United States, and every other person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of 18 and 42, to perform a period of national service. Aren?t there many other ways--less deadly ways--to contribute to the country?s well being? Should we, as citizens, be allowed to evade this ultimate obligation by turning it over to the poorer members of society, those who can't find good-paying jobs or training except in the military? In "A War for Us, Fought by Them," William Broyles, a Vietnam war veteran and the father of a young man who is a soldier in the Marines, argues that the military draft should be brought back, and this time it should be done right: everybody should be drafted, not just ?the profoundly patriotic or the economically needy" (Broyles 695).
As history has it, Egypt was the land of lands and great art with their high pyramids. During the year 3000 BC when two nations decides to come in one nation so that the nation of Egypt can be under one king. Since Egypt has become under one nation; the land and it’s’ people grew and develop their work of arts and crafts. Researchers O΄Connor and Robertson (2000) wrote “Egypt enjoyed long periods of peace when society advanced rapidly. From the article “The Story of the Nile” by John Baines (2011) said:
A spectrometer is used to measure the movement of distant galaxies. The spectrometer can measure the type of atoms the light was produced from, how bright the light is, and if the light is stretched or compressed. The measurements obtained with spectrometers show that distant galaxies are moving away from earth and the more distant the galaxy the faster it is moving away form earth. There are stars known as “Cepheid variables” which change in brightness relative to the distance from the viewer. The distance if these stars can be determined from the brightness that is observed. Some light that is observed is “red-shifted’. This occurs when the wavelength of the light is longer, the lengthening of the wavelengths happens because the galaxy or star that is producing the l...
Now, the U.S. military consists entirely of volunteer soldiers, and the draft has been discontinued, though while being discontinued, Government requests that all citizens sign for national service when they come of age to enlist. In common vernacular this means that government wants all citizens to sign what is essentially a draft form when our draft has been disbanded; this legal document will force some citizens to work for the government in a way remarkably similar to the draft. (Hasbrouck)
Edgar Degas was born July 19th, 1834 in Paris, France. Born into wealth, Degas became well educated throughout his youth. He studied Law at the University of Paris, due to his father’s desire for him to achieve financial security on his own. However, his love for art was ever-present, even at a young age. He turned his bedroom into his own personal studio by age 18. During his time at the University of Paris, Degas met well-renowned artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, who encouraged him to pursue his talent. Shortly after, Degas was accepted to the premiere Ecole des Beaux-arts ('School of Fine Arts'). Post attendance, Degas traveled to Italy for three years to continue his artistic studies. Degas life was nowhere near perfect, when he was 13 years old, his mother passed away. This caused him tremendous heartache, due to the fact that his mother was a lover of the arts; she was an opera singer and often gave recitals in their home (“Edgar Degas”). She inspired and encouraged his artistic ways.
Ancient Egypt was an incredibly influential civilization, that still influences us today in our society without us even knowing it. The Egyptians were known for being incredible innovators. People today still have no idea how to duplicate some of the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians. It is important that people today understand and recognize the influence of the Ancient Egyptians so people may understand how the way we live today in modern society was paved for us. It is important to understand the incredible steps we have taken and how far we have come as a society, in order to continue to grow and continue to
What was once a great and powerful empire has started to become a civil war zone. They created the Pyramids and one of the first recorded libraries. While Egypt has had hard times in the past, they recovered from them, the civil war that they are in now will be harder to recover from once it’s over. With war and economic problems causing people to die frequently due to either starvation or gunfire, Egypt struggles to survive and bounce back from their issues. Egypt continues to deal with the fighting and their future doesn’t look bright for them.
The military is an essential component of the security of the United States. The military needs men and women at the peak of their performance. Because of this, the military looks to recruit high school students as young as seventeen years old. However, many people do not want recruiters in high schools and the debate of whether high schools should allow military recruiters inside has transpired. Numerous reasons exist explaining why schools should allow recruiters on campuses. High schools should allow military recruiters because, although many say that recruiters don’t tell the whole truth, students usually already know the information. Recruiters inform students of the benefits and opportunities that the military offers and they encourage students to graduate high school.
...live in rural areas the Egyptians have lived in the same way since ancient times and although they have change there language once and their religion twice and is known as the world’s oldest nation. for the most part of Egypt history has been known as a state but in recent years they has establish itself as a true nation state. the official language of Egypt modern standard Arabic the main foreign languages that are taught in school are, English, french, German, Italian Egypt also hosts an number of refugees and give them asylum many from nabbing countries such as Iraq, Israel, Sudan, Greece just to name a few. In closing I have discussed the Egyptian culture and all the different tangible information that makes them a great nation even thou you may not agree how different nations conduct them selves it is important that you respect their culture and their beliefs
To create their music, Baroque musicians utilized many common instruments of the time. Four main categories of instruments exist; the brass section, keyboards, strings and winds. Although some of these instruments may now be familiar, others are not. Belonging in the brass section is the trumpet, horn, and sackbut. Preceding the modern day trombone, the sackbut was used from the mid 15th century to the 18th century. The harpsichord and organ are the two instruments in the keyboard section. Similar to a piano, the strings of a harpsichord are plucked to produce sound with no tonal variation. The harpsichord was utilized from the beginning of the Baroque period until the 19th century. With more instruments than any other category, the string section includes the violin, viola, violoncello, viol, contrabass, harp, and lute, these are very similar to the orchestral instruments we have today, except the lute which is similar to a guitar. Finally, included in the winds were the flute, oboe, bas...
Ever since they were kids, people around the world have learned about the unique characteristics of ancient Egypt. Virtually all the population knows of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx but there are many other attributes of Egypt that make it special. Ancient Egypt is one the first civilizations to develop on Earth and is personally one of my favorites. Its exciting stories make it seem more like a fairytale than actual history. Ancient Egypt’s location, timeframe, government, economy, society, religion, and many achievements set it apart from other early civilizations.
Egypt is a large country in the Middle East that spans over two continents. Politically Egypt has vastly changed over the years from the pharaohs to the democratic government currently in place. Their rich culture, has given the world some of the greatest archaeological finds known to man, from the Thebes to the Valley of Kings. They maintain the largest military in the entire Middle East that is currently trying to maintain order in a country that is still in the middle of a revolution. A revolution that has begun to create trying economic times for the Egyptian people.
Long ago, during the 14th century, instruments were used as a form of entertainment and was the primary source of money for most musicians. Instruments, like ours today, were classified into groups, depending on tone, pitch, and how they were played. There were string instruments, such as lutes, mandolins, and early forms of guitars, woodwinds, an instrument played by blowing across the top, which included flutes, pipes, and recorders. Among these instruments, percussion instruments such as drums and small bells. Although the mediums used to create such wonderful items have varied, the style and basic idea of them has barely changed. Today, different string instruments have been developed such as the violin, cello, and bass. Music: Then Woodwinds have been evolved immensely from wooden and brittle to solid and metal. Reeds, small samples of wood that musicians have to keep moist, were included in some mouthpieces, such as bassoons, oboes, and clarinets, after the medieval era. Percussion instruments have changed size and shape as time has passed. In the middle ages, most drums were made out of hollow tree trunks, and covered with the skins of water animals to create a drum head. Nowadays, shells of drums are created by bent wood and fastened with a polyester shell to form the head. Instead of strings holding the skin in place, like they did long ago, the polyester is secured with a metal ring and knobs used...