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Taylor Cabaniss
4/19 Discussion
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:12am
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One of the challenges I will face with the issue paper is probably time. In these last few weeks of school numerous assignments are coming up and you just have to distribute and use time wisely to get everything done with efficiency. That week the paper is due I have three other tests to study for and I know Iím going to be stressed out so I will just have to calm down and take my time writing the paper so I can get a grade that I am proud of. Another thing that is going to be difficult with the paper is to keep my opinion out of it. I was familiar with my topic before my research and had already formed my opinion and it still has not changed since I did research so that will probably be my most challenging part. After I did research I found out that the demand for school uniforms started in the 1980s for the same reason why we supposedly got them five years ago, violence. I just thought that the school board was making up things like it will help with violence but after I researched it, the statistics clearly state that the violence rate went down. However it could have also been because the school teachers were more alert and monitored the halls more. I was unable to find any statistics that Pitt County has taken on whether school uniforms are improving school dropout rates, improving grades, or violence in the hall ways. I would like to find that out and see if it is really working how the board planned it to go. In my experience with school uniforms, especially in high school, they caused more trouble than it was worth. I guess the only question I have with the assignment is does it matter which order we put the arguments in, I assume that it does not matter as long as we donít jump from one argument to the other in the same paragraph. I do not think there are too many questions in this discussion board because I always have a hard time of finding enough to say so I can have at least the minimum requirement of words.

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