The goal of encouraging students to abstain from hormonal urges is succeeding in instilling stigma, but it is not in educating students to be more knowledgeable and conscientious of their sexual habits.
The political climate in the United States has undoubtedly become more partisan than ever.
The coveted spot for the 2016 presidency remains in the sights of the Democratic and Republican Parties. However, there might not be as much competition for the spot given both the hype of the Democratic base and the lackluster performance of the Republican Party’s presidential campaigns.
If news and media reflect the opinions and priorities of the time, then American society has got some serious soul-searching to do.
The recent coverage of Bruce Jenner’s alleged transition to life as a woman has been incredibly telling. These incidents display a startling lack of professionalism in news media and a large amount of blatant disregard for the transgender community.
In light of recent cases involving officers using deadly force against unarmed citizens, a major conversation has been formed about the need for police body cameras and increased officer accountability.
While body cameras may increase transparency and accountability, a heightened effort must be executed to ensure police officers are competent and responsible enough to maintain a status as enforcers of the law.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the drama over education.
Last September emotions all over the state went wild when members of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) reviewed textbooks by publishers that contained an unprecedented amount of revisionism and flat-out inaccuracies. Publishing companies included within this barrage of misinformation were McGraw Hill, Cengage Learning, Discovery Education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson and Learning Worldview Software.