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community policing

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why is that community policing isn't something that hasn't been informed to the public?

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Elder Abuse

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Anthony
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Do you think that the policies over Nursing Homes are strict enough to prevent elder abuse by caregivers or other workers?

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Community Policing

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Anthony
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When encountered by the police, do you feel safe? why or why not ? if you have never been encountered by the police how do you think you'll feel when encountering an officer?

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Teacher Salary

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Kawanna Centurion Per4 Per4 Kiara Jesus Arlete
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Do you think teachers deserve to be payed more or the pay the district gives them

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Kawanna Centurion Per4 Per4 Kiara Jesus Arlete
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Classroom size

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Jennifer Per4 Cynthia Per6
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Do you think that due to having an overcrowded class, makes you fall behind?

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Jennifer Per4 Cynthia Per6
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college tuition

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Centurion Karla Kimberly Ixchel
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 We want to lower tuition for college, we need to get all the less fortunate an opportunity to show how successful they can really be if they just get a chance at a good school without having to worry about finances.  

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Centurion Karla Kimberly Ixchel
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Why isn't prostitution enforced enough in Oakland?

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Briana Guillermo Per4
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I've been in Oakland several times. I've have walked the streets of Oakland. Every time I recall seeing women dressed in raggy and see-through clothing and I'm worried about them. I know for sure they are prostitutes. Prostitution is illegal but it isn't enforced enough. What can we do to reduce prostitution in Oakland?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Briana Guillermo Per4
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Teen Suicide

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Briana Karla Per6 Brianne Centurion Turner Dianne Dominque Giovanni Angelina Melissa Belinda Leslie Jose Luis Ixchel
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Do you think it would be a good idea for kids at a young age to be taught about mental health? This would teach them about their own mental issues and give them an idea of how to get help.

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Briana Karla Per6 Brianne Centurion Turner Dianne Dominque Giovanni Angelina Melissa Belinda Leslie Jose Luis Ixchel
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End Of Life Option

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Guillermo Per4
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Here in California we passed the End Of Life Option Act allowing doctor assisted suicide if medically allowed. But, this allows insurance companies to deny regular treatments and instead offer the "suicide drug" this has happened in every state that has passed the law. Including here in California the woman it happened to was denied chemotherapy and instead offered the drug. What are your thoughts on this? (We will be releasing a change.org petition soon for support of modifiying the law to fix this issue.)

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Guillermo Per4
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lack of homeless shelters

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Per4 Ximena Jose
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The problem is the lack of homeless shelters in alemeda county and we are trying to develop a policy to make homeless people get out of the streets. What would a good policy be ? How would we relate this to policy?

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Per4 Ximena Jose
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Sexual Assault

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Per4 Cynthia Tyler
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Would you sign a petition to make a sexual assault policy at our school?

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Per4 Cynthia Tyler
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Oscar Janeth
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Police brutality is a very viral topic that is talked about nationwide. The problem with some police officers is that they use excessive force when is not necessary. There are existing policies that punish police officers who do use excessive force. One of the policies there is  "under the color or authority" which punishes police officers either by imprisonment no longer than 1 year or by having them pay a fine. On top of that they get fired. So there is policies that punish police officers who use excessive force. We need your help by suggesting reforms that would help our communities get together to stop police brutality and build healthy relationships with police officers. I would also appreciate it if you express your personal opinion on how you feel about the punishments police officers get vs a general person. Is it enough? Do they need more punishment? Is it fair?

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Gang Violence

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Oscar Janeth
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In communities where there is a high number a gang related crimes they don't have any positive role models. What ideas do you have on how we can get more positive role models into these communities and how would they impact those communities?

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Oscar Cynthia
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Ive walked the streets of Oakland many times.  every time I go to oakland I recall seeing women dressed in raggedy and reveling clothing. I worry about them and notice a handful of them getting into cars not knowing who shes getting into the car with. How do you think we can help these women?

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Oscar Cynthia
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How can we stop obesity?

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Per4 Tyler Adrian Centurion Abu Janeth Leilani
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Obesity is a very serious problem. So many people die from obesity because of heart attacks, strokes, and many more. Does any one have any opinions on obesity or ideas about how to stop it or at least slow it down?

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Per4 Tyler Adrian Centurion Abu Janeth Leilani
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Health Care Clinic

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Per4 Adrian
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How many athletes are unable to participate in school or outside-of-school sport activities because they were not able to complete or fulfill a physical?

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Per4 Adrian
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Longer Lunch

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Per4 Cynthia
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Do you believe that we should have longer lunches? Have you experienced lunch lines that are so long you had to wait until later to get your lunch and only have less than 10 minutes to eat it all? What if you have to make up a test or quiz that you cannot make up at any other time because you're doing something after school? Many people complain about these lines, in which many people cut into and therefore is not fair to those that have been waiting in line for a long while. What is your opinion on this? Do you believe Arroyo's lunch times should be longer, or are they fine the way they are?

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Per4 Cynthia
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Distracted Driving

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Per4 Cynthia
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Distracted driving is a huge problem nowadays because we live in a technological age. According to a recent study, an average person checks their phone 46 times a day. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Do you believe a textalyzer(a device similar to a breathalyzer in which it scans a phone for activity before leading up to a crash) and raising fines for distracted driving will decrease accidents caused by distracted driving?

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Per4 Cynthia
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Health Center

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Janeth Cynthia
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Health care is difficult for some children to receive. Some may not even be able to go to their own doctor nor have access to health insurance. Having a health center in schools would be more convenient for those students who are in need of help or may be injured and need aid. Health centers could also benefit not only students but also staff members. 

 

What is your opinion on campus health centers? Do you think schools are required to have health centers? Are there any suggestions to be able to get a health center?


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  Research says that nearly 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have disabilities. Disabled individuals make up a third to half of all people killed by law enforcement officers.  Why are not police officers trained for all disabilities.Do you feel that police use the right amount of force in general? 

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Janeth Ximena
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Community Policing

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Janeth Arlete
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Do you think police working and building strong relationships with the Oakland community, can help to lower the number of police shootings?

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Janeth Arlete
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distractions on the road

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Cynthia
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what distraction are there when people are driving help us find out and give your opinions for how to fix.

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special education

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Cynthia
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Have you ever had a special ed kid slow down your class because they did not have assistance and the teacher was lecturing or busy? We are trying to solve that problem by having more aids for those students but many teachers have been laid off. What are some suggestion to solving this problem ?

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Cynthia
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Gun Control

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Per4
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Do you guys think that the United States should have stricter gun laws?

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Per4
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Is minimum wage a livable wage.

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Per4 Abu
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According form our surveys 82 percent of people are somehow affected by minimum wage in the community of San Leandro. I was wondering if there is any solution to making minimum wage a livable wage?

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Per4 Abu
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Police Brutality

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Jennifer Per4 Rhianna
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Do you think police officers are trained to handle people with disabilities such as autism ?

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Jennifer Per4 Rhianna
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School Lunch

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Luis Centurion Dalaysia Kiara Ximena Giovanni Kaylee My Olga Karen Belinda
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There are many issues with school lunches from the look and the taste. Everyone is a different size and have a different metabolism so why feed everyone the smallest amount of food to grown high school students. Do you agree with this? What else can go wrong besides the taste of what we`re getting feed. 

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Luis Centurion Dalaysia Kiara Ximena Giovanni Kaylee My Olga Karen Belinda
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Community Policing

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Tyler Rhianna
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Do you feel safe around police officers? if not what is it that makes you not feel safe and what do you think can be done to make you feel safer?

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Rent Control

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Dalaysia
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How should we revise the rent control policy?

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Dalaysia
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Teacher payment

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Eric Dianne Dominque Armando Leslie Miguel Jacob Dominic Kaya Cesar William
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Any thoughts on a certain number of how much money teachers should get? How does $32/hour sound?

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Eric Dianne Dominque Armando Leslie Miguel Jacob Dominic Kaya Cesar William
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Teenage pregnancy prevention and counseling centers.

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Leilani Carlos Juan Jose Luis
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Our goal is to create more pregnancy counseling and prevention Centers where girls and guys can go talk to someone who can inform them about the consequences of getting pregnant/having a child at a very young age. We would like to see more youths come in to these center to receive help and knowledge about becoming a parent at a young age.

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Leilani Carlos Juan Jose Luis
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Are police officers trained to handle disabled people?

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Leilani
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Police officers are no trained well to handle disabled civilians.  They are not trained enough with disabled people because more than half of the people killed in the united states have a disability.  Why don't they train to handle disabled people?  How much training would they need to handle disabled people?  How long would they have to train to handle disabled people?

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RENT CONTROL (ALAMEDA COUNTY)

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Carlos
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 Are you aware if you have rent control or not? Do you even know what rent control is? Or what the policy states? If so, what are some changes in the policy would you like to see?

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RENT CONTROL

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Leilani
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 Are you aware if you have rent control or not? Do you even know what rent control is? If yes, what are somethings about the policy you would like to see a change in?

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Lowering Hayward's rent control

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Rent is a big issue right now specially in the bay area, even for those city's that have rent control. In Hayward, rent can be Raised up to 5% or even 10% if it wasn't raised the past year & this is a huge increase that affects a lot of low income people. Do you agree that this percentage should be lowered? and what changes do you think it'll make ?

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Police Brutalty

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Anthony Maykayla
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What are some effective ways do you guys think would reduce police misconduct?

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Anthony Maykayla
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Money management

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Carlos Rocio Leslie April Jose Luis Leslie
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Our civic action project is money management, young adults should Learn how to handle their money and how to spend it wisely. Basically we will give young adults advice/techniques on what they should and shouldn't spend their money on and what are some ways they can save their money. The issue with young adults is that they are entering the real world and since most young adults had everything provided for them by their parents , it can be useful for them to know how to save and manage their money and to teach them to buy necessities first and luxuries later.

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Carlos Rocio Leslie April Jose Luis Leslie
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SLZ #FEEDTHEREBELS

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Jose Belinda Adrian
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If you could change anything from the school lunch what would you change it and why?

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Jose Belinda Adrian
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Terrorism

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Brianne Wayne Gregorio Andrew Payton Joshua Kyle Dominic Kristin Belinda
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Terrorism is a big problem


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Brianne Wayne Gregorio Andrew Payton Joshua Kyle Dominic Kristin Belinda
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Gangs In The Community

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Centurion Angelina Rocio Juan Belinda Maria
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We chose the topic "gangs in the community "because a lot of people get killed due to gang activity and gang violence . We believe that gang activity should be erased from this neighborhood/community . 

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Centurion Angelina Rocio Juan Belinda Maria
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Police Brutality

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Turner
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Police brutality is a very controversial topic among people, Police use excessive force and abuse their power to some people. Some police needs to be considerate because they might be wrong about what they're accusing to them like the recent shootings that is happening today. Police should not get special treatment just because they're cops and they need to be treated like a normal person. What is your opinion about the situation? Is there a law against police that uses excessive force to people?

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Current Immigration Policies

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Current immigration policies require those attempting immigration to pay between $6,000 and $10,000-and that's if they're lucky. Additionally, approximately only 65 thousand out of 1.4 million immigrants even make it into the United States legally. What is your opinion on this? Do you feel that it should be changed? If so, do you have any suggestions on how it could be changed?

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Second Presidential Debate: 2016

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Cynthia Carlos Leilani Samantha
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In your opinion, what was the most important problem or issue discussed at last night’s presidential debate? Why is this issue important to you? What question(s) would you want to ask one or both of the presidential candidates?

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Dis-Harmony in the Community

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Belinda Leslie
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Hi I'm Brandon from Maya Angelou community hs.We are working on Dis-Harmony in the community and the affect is due to overpopulation in the commuinty is there any suggest how or what can help us raise awareness please feel free to help.Please and Thank You.

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How to Be A Young man

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Belinda Arlete
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Young men aren't responsible enough for themsleves. Thinking they will do good at something, they end up doing bad or worse. These young men don't have experience because they are just beginning their lives. Some people want young men to become "men." The question is how? If young men dont get the motivation that they need, then how do others expect young men to be mature enough when they already know that they can't handle variety of things. We want the people to teach our young men to do the correct things instead of doing bad things. Help our young ones so that they can be able to face the real world whenever they become independent.

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Violence in the community

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Belinda Jesus
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Our topic that we chose focuses on violence in the community. The issue is that people use violence to solve their problems. Violence is not the answer to problems and it will make things worse. The best way to settle arguments is with words and not with fists or weapons. What we want the audience to do is to speak out and report any crimes or suspicious actions to the police, school authorities and parents. 

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We are here to bring awareness to the parents can be more involved in school. In which these can help the students meet the standards and for the parents to be able to help them. Many of these parents within our community are not aware of what the student actually does in a classroom since they only care about the grade every 5 weeks. Students say they are not being understand by the parents because the parents weren't able to go to school. 

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Kids are not meeting basic standards

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Jose Luis
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Kids are not meeting basic standards

 

issue: Students in LAUSD are not meeting basic standards. Last year students were given a California state test. Out of the whole district only 25% passes the math section. 

Problem: 

  • Schools main priority are to make sure their students graduate, when students don't meet standards. Teachers have to lower their standards in order for students to pass and graduate. 
  • Because teachers are forced to lower their standards, students have to take lower class during college.
  • The percentage of students who can go to a university are less likely.
Instead of lowering standards, schools should find a issue and fix it. This issue, with schools lowering thier standards proves how cutting funds in the education system effects us in America. The United States use to be one of the greatest country in education now Singapore is, now we as a country are not even in the top ten. 
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Student and lack of communication skills.

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Jose Luis
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Students have a hard time communicating with their peers and teachers, which can lower their self esteem and create bad habits and behavior problems. Our goal is to create a class in which teaches students to open up and be able to talk with their peers and teachers and not be anti social or feel as if no one cares about them and to help them express themselves. For example in this class we'd help students talk about their problems and how they can solve them, also we'd involve the parents to talk to their son/daughter about what they want to accomplish and for the parents to show support and encouragement in their child's future.

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Low LAUSD Graduation Rates

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Jose Luis
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Our goal is to get the rates of LAUSD graduating students to increase. LAUSD is one of the districts with lower graduation rates when compared to other school districts. We are focusing on narrowing down the possible reasons by personally interacting with other students, making observations and statistically comparing LAUSD to other districts. We want to raise awareness on the issues affecting students in our communities so that something can be done about it. We are aware that this is not an issue that can be resolved overnight and that it requires effort from students, teachers, school staff and higher power to resolve, but we wish to get it started. It'll be nice for LAUSD to be seen one day as a successful district wits exceptional high school graduates prepared for the obstacles that can be presented to them in college. 

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The lack of motivation in our schools

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Rocio Maria
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The lack of motivation in our school leads to many things such as students not wanting to attend school, students not attending class, or even cause or makes students want to drop out. Certain students rather stay home than go to school. Other students rather walk around the whole day than to attend class. Other find it much easier to stop going to school and just get a job where he or she won't make as much as a student that goes to school and class and maybe goes to college. 

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Wealth And Income Inequality in America

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Jose Luis
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        We as Americans always think of ourselves and our home as the best in every which way. Morally, industrially and economically we believe we are superior and America is the place where anyone's dreams no matter their beliefs, gender and nationality. Even though this may be hard to believe, this American Dream is simply not true and there is mountains of evidence to prove this.

       People and especially politicians will yell up and down the America has, always be and  is a place where everyone can get a tasty slice of the American Dream. Well what if I told you that some people have taken numerous or huge slices even of that pie. I'm talking about the wealthy and not just the wealthy but the top 1% who have essentially made this huge problem such as in 2007 the top 1% net worth was about $21.9 trillion but the net worth of the bottom 90% was approximately 18.4 trillion. The top 1%, if you haven't been paying attention to Bernie Sanders during the presidential debates, are the people who live on extremely expensive estates and who own many big corporations such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and the infamous Donald Trump who owns the Trump Taj Mahal. These names are one of the few people who occupy the top 1% of wealth. The wage gap is the wealth gap that is the amount of money that CEO's make compared to their workers. Many capitalist countries have a wage gap between their CEO's and workers  but none as massive as America's wage gap. To show you the significance of this problem lets compare wage gaps between the U.K. and America. In 2004 the wage gap in the U.K. in reference of CEO's and employees was about 22:1. This means that a CEO in the U.K. made 22x more than an average worker. Now in America the wage gap was approximately 475:1. That is an astounding 475x more than an average worker and this has only grown since then.

Now lets talk about why this. There are many different things of why this is but the main reason is do to tax breaks that huge companies get when they pay huge lumps sums of money to politicians to vote in favor these huge corporations. This has got so bad that recently the Supreme Court has ordered the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, to explain why in 2015 Apple paid no taxes what so ever. Tom Cook explained how he did not break any laws and this is the problem. Apple this huge juggernaut with an estimated net worth of $700 billion by Times paid $0 in taxes should and is a huge, massive red flag that shows this gaping hole that politicians have been ignoring because these same companies pay hem to look the other way. By politicians doing this for decades it led to putting this huge boulder on the common people to keep the U.S. afloat. In 2008 we saw the result of what happens when only one part in a machine moves n the proper rotation.

I have a few solutions to solve this unfair distribution of wealth in America. My first proposal is to put back on a cap to how much a person or corporations can donate or buy politicians so they won't have the biggest influence in making laws. I believe that right belongs to the common people who want to make a change. Then the next step would be to raise the Federal Minimum Wage in America. Many conservatives will say doing this will make us a communist country because they think this will push more jobs over seas but this is very minimal. If the minimum wage was raised yes some jobs but not to do to the raise of minimum wage. Companies will do this to simply to scare us and to give them power. The reality is the companies don't have the power, we the people as consumers do. America is the worlds biggest consumer country. We, the people have the power to decide what products sell successfully and which products are scrapped. Plus the more money we the consumers have it's more money we'll spend because we we have needs and wants that can never be subsided. My final proposition to fix this problem is to make community colleges tuition free. Now I know this is a very controversial but the one thing that could have stopped this from getting to the point is knowledge and education of the problem. As a nation we should be aware of all of our flaws and this starts by learning and having knowledge to improve this.

 

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The policy I want to improve has to do with the California Visual Arts Standards. I've noticed that the music aspect of the arts are actually very riveting and should be challenging to those that really want to know music but music appreciation or theory or even beginning instrumental instruction isn't offered. I was in my high school music program for 3 years and I have never been asked to do something like this for example: 

  • 2.1 Sing a repertoire of vocal literature representing various genres, styles, and cultures with expression, technical accuracy, tone quality, vowel shape, and articulation written and memorized, by oneself and in ensembles (level of difficulty: 5 on a scale of 1-6

This is one subsection under the 2.0 Creative Expression section of the High School music standards. I understand that some people may not be comfortable with something like this but I feel like it's an essential part of growing up and experiencing what life is really about. Music and the arts are part of our daily lives and how is somebody going to know that they're meant to be musicians if they aren't given that experience in school? Not only is it helpful to person taking the class but it can also improve test scores, since that is what most schools want. I've been told that principals would rather spend money on technology than a music program but why? What is the logic behind giving students an Ipad, for example, when the student's phones are more technologically advanced than the Ipad. Technology is not the problem. My school has Ipads but I never get to see them. The Drama department uses them and this Chromebook that I'm using to write this, is supplied with my teacher's own money. The people making the decisions want to see an improvement and what not but they don't invest in the kids. We are, by all technicalities, the future of this nation. The future leaders, workers, bums, and CEO's. Other countries have seen the benefits of having music in their core curriculum and that's my proposal. To have a music appreciation class be part of the core curriculum at High Schools, not just a optional elective. The reasons are simple. Music requires the use of creative and intuitive processes, both of which I fail to see utilized on a daily basis, it's fun and will garnish much more enthusiasm for other subjects and will help students find their true calling in life. Sure it's a big expense and I know everything is politics but would the big bosses and leaders really see it unfit and obsolete to invest in the future of this country?

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Bringing Back Home Economics

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My group and I believe that the class, home economics, teaches specific skills high school students would need in the future. We have interviewed students, and all of them responded with, they believe that they are not ready for the real world. They are not ready to pay bills, to buy a house or a car, they have no real world experience or knowledge outside of what they observe from adults.

Our school has a classroom for home economics, but since we no longer provide this course it is now used for a math class. Not only does the school have a classroom that can be used for the course, but we also have a teacher on campus who has the credential to teach home economics. 

We will be going around surveying students about how they feel towards bringing the course back and if the course was brought back would they take the course.

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Education on Discrimination

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My Malik Leslie
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Our Cap project is about educating students on discrimination and how it will have many advantages for both students and teachers. If you'd be willing, we would love to hear opinions, comments or questions on educating students k-12 on Discrimination. 

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Mental Health Help

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Jose Luis Leslie
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Do you think it would be a good idea to require all public high schools and middle schools to have a professional school psychologist?  The psychologist could be used for talking about stress, anxiety, social issues, depression, or any problems really.  Counselors are good for talking to but they are busy with work most of the time and a psychologist would have a better idea on how to help students cope with their problems.

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Jose Luis Leslie
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Schools are closed minded(no freedom)

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Jose Luis Kevin
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What are your thoughts on the school standards and common core of your school system? Do you feel forced to have the "right" answer all the time? Do you agree or disagree with the topic of students being forced into the same perspectives? Also, from experience do you find yourself more focused on what letter grade you received in the course opposed to the actual knowledge taken in from this class?

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Support group - “Stronger Than Before”

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Andrew Arlete
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  This support group for any teenager who is in need of help and encourage them to open up about their problems. For example when they are stressed about issues in their own home, or at school, cyberbullied or peer pressured. This group would offer teens a community of friends to talk to.

  I propose that the group should meet once a week during lunch time. And that the group would be divided amongst grade levels, this is because of the differences in maturity levels and differences of issues they may be experiencing.

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Obesity

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Topic: Obesity

Introduction:

A rising issue in america is obesity. Nearly two-thirds of adult americans are overweight or obese. Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. There Unlike other public health issues, making only one policy will not work. Policy actions to reduce obesity should target the food environments, and physical activity environments. While being obese is ultimately an individual’s choice, certain environments can be changed to reduce the obesity epidemic.

What is obesity?

Overweight and obesity are calculated by  based on a scale called Body Mass Index. The BMI is a ratio of weight-to-height. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults with a BMI less than 25 are considered normal weight. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. This tool is okay in calculating for obesity, but the best method is “waist circumference”. Here is an adult table:



Health Consequences:

Obesity can cause numerous health consequences. You get tired more often. You have less energy.Type II diabetes has the strongest association with obesity. Cardiovascular diseases are known to be linked to obesity. In the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, which assessed the association between obesity and cardiovascular disease in 6,814 people aged 45 to 84 years, showed that a higher BMI was associated with the disease. The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research recently reported evidence that overweight and obesity increased the risk of cancers of the esophagus, pancreas, colon and rectum, breast, and kidney.

Causes of Obesity:

There is no single cause for obesity. Obesity can develop from a number of reasons. Obesity can be caused by genetics, hormones, social and environmental factors, inactive lifestyles, unhealthy dietary habits and everything in between. However, the most probable cause of obesity the economy. When a government’s economy is failing, social inequalities become greater. Lower class citizens can not afford to buy healthy foods and unhealthy foods are cheaper and more accessible. High intake of energy foods such as sugar is a major cause of obesity as well. Studies have shown that sugar can be as addictive as drugs. Food labels are not required to put the daily recommendation of sugar. This is a big problem because sugar is what is causing many people to gain excessive weight, even if they are exercising. Sugar products are the most advertised by companies because they know, sugar sells. For example in 12 oz of soda, there is 10 grams of sugar. In 12 oz of orange juice is 8 teaspoons of sugar. A starbucks frappuccino has 25 tsp of sugar (100 grams). Only 1 in 6 schools require P.E. 3 days a week or more. Today there is no federal requirement for PE in america. If we contiue how we are going, health





My Policies:

To stop the rising american obesity epidemic, I am proposing a law that

  1. K-12 PE daily in all schools

  2. Requires all  food corporations and industries to advertise healthy foods for every unhealthy food.

  3. Schools are required to teach Healthy eating at each grade level.

  4. All schools will follow healthy eating program

  5. 1 hour of recess at school

  6. Sugar beverages cannot be advertised

















                         

How it will be implemented:

FDA will approve it.

Enforced:

By the government and law. All schools will be required to follow the same lunch program and food regulations policy. All food stores will have to follow the same Healthy advertising regulations. They will not be permitted to put unhealthy foods in the reach of children. Nor display candy at checkout stations. Schools will be required to have 1 hour of recess. Kids have fun playing, while exercising. All television advertisements will have to follow healthy advertising policy. Fines will be given to Idustries that break the policies by the FDA.

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Long/short term implications of how the proposal will affect the global and local community:

Short term                                                                              

  • Healthier Food

  • Weight loss

  • Emotionally Healthier people

  • Immediate support  

  • Less temptations

  • Less advertising

Long Term:

  • Better community health

  • Less diseases

  • Healthier food for everyone




Connection between the problem and the solution:


The problem is obesity. Obesity is caused by the consumption of unhealthy food. The question is: What is healthy food? Healthy food should not be defined by the company that makes it, it should be defined by the FDA. Companies say that there foods are healthy when they know they are not. Companies should not be able to advertise food using animated cartoons and famous celebrities because it tricks children because they do not know any better. Parents do not have an easy task on keeping their children healthy. With all the advertising, it is no wonder why obesity has tripled in past 3 decades. Industry does not want a compromise. What needs to be made is a strong set of regulations on advertising and sales on unhealthy food. This will cause obesity to decrease. Physical exercise has been shown to make you smarter.

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Solutions on how to prevent High School Dropouts

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I chose this topic because the rate of High School Dropouts is increasing each year. According to  www.DoSomething.org Every year over 1.2 Million students dropout of High School in The United States alone. Almost 2,000 High School across the U.S. graduate less than 60% of their students. 

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Later Start and Shorter class days

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Leslie Elijah Kevin Belinda Ethan Yicel Kyle Jimmy Hyohgong
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I propose that we make school start at 10 am everyday and make each period one hour long. At Todd Beamer, we have block schedules of four periods per day and periods are 1 hour and 30 minutes long. if we started school at 10 am and completely took out our lunch periods (considering we're only at school for 4 hours, we can last that long without school provided lunch)  we would be out of school at 2 pm (normal time) and continue days as normal. This will give students more resting time at night and more time to wake up in the morning making it easier to focus when they finally arrive at school. This will also save money by not having to provide lunch for students. This will also provide more time for students who have jobs and/or do sports to catch up on school work.

 

Goal: To save money and make learning more convenient for students

Rivals:

    • Opposers:
  • Teachers, less work hours = less pay.
  • Parents, not want kids home alone before school while they go to work.
    • Supporters:
  • Students, less school time, more resting time, more time at home to do chores/homework.
  • Teachers, more focused students who are well rested and have done their homework.
  • Parents, more time for their children to do chores and stay on top of school work.

Advantages: 

  • Better focused students during class.
  • Students will have more opportunity to stay on top of their school work and could use the morning hours they usually have as a study period at home if you need it.
  • Students who do better in school are less likely to drop out and less high school drop outs will reduce crime rates. 
  • Save money from not serving lunches to free lunch receivers
  • less work hours to pay teachers for
  • no lunch workers to pay
  • Students will be less persuaded to skip classes because school days are shorter and easier to last through and not so early in the morning

Disadvantages:

  • Less jobs
  • Teachers have less income to provide for family

 

Need help with more disadvantages so i can see this from both sides.

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Leslie Elijah Kevin Belinda Ethan Yicel Kyle Jimmy Hyohgong
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School Lunches =)

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Proposed New Policy

Most students in school dislike the school lunch. Students not liking school lunch leads to a lot of problems with money because the students waste the food. Not only is it a money issue but it is a problem with students in high school getting in trouble because leaving the campus to get better food. There should be a policy where the state provides better food for students in school. 

 

G: The goal is to provide better school lunch for students to enjoy.

R: The supporters would be the the students who agree with having better lunch in school. The people agianst the policy are citizens who believe eating more wheat products are better and the goverment who has to provide the more expensive food

A: The advantages of the policy would be that more students would stop wasting food and money would not go to waste 

D: The disadvantages is that the food is not a healthy and that it would cost more

E: Based on the comparison between the disadvantages and advantages it seems that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages making this policy realistic   

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School Lunch

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Ana Angel Santiago Tara Zamantha Isileli Kenneth Antonio AnnCzarina Jasmine Romohree Starr
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The Cap project our group is working on is school lunches. A survey we conducted in school revealed to us that many students find our school's lunch to be completely disgusting, preferring to either go off grounds to eat or outright refusing to eat anything. We wish to know if the food that your schools serve are any good and if there are any suggestions that you may have for what the school could serve for lunch instead.

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Ana Angel Santiago Tara Zamantha Isileli Kenneth Antonio AnnCzarina Jasmine Romohree Starr
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Bullying

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Francia Aiyanna Joan Melissa Jasmine AnnCzarina Brenda Nina Haley
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Is bullying is serious and it should not be ignored.

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Block Sceduling

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Our Cap project is about implementing the block scheduling into our school and how it will have many advantages for our students and teachers. If you'd be willing, we would love to hear opinions, comments or questions on block scheduling. 

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Safety Hazards in Music Room

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The music room at Arroyo High school holds about 32 students in one class period, but contains approximately 60 students. There are instruments all around the classroom and equipment that is not safely secured. For this problem we want to have a bigger facility for the music department. By having a more adequate storage facility the department will be able to educate students better. 

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Changing the school start time

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It is very difficult to wake up in the morning and prepare for school and not be late. Students demand more time to sleep to get ready for school and actually prepare for what the day has to teach. If school started later we would be able to focus more in class. Do you guys think it's a good idea to push the school start time an hour later? For instance, instead of 8:00am to 3:00pm, it should be 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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Grade Relevant Fitness

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To decrease obesity ratings in Washington State, P.E courses should incorporate a straight fitness/conditioning class from kindergarten all the way through High school. There will be 3 different levels of fitness that students need to master:  level 1 is the low/basic level, which involves minimal skill and movement; level 2 is the medium level, involving moderate skill and movement; level 3 is the high level, which provides greater skill, knowledge and movement. The standards that determine your level will be based on grade level and physical capacity and ability. The standards will be created by trained professionals in fitness. The goal is to become proficient at level 3 by the end of each school year. Since this would start at an early age there will be a greater awareness of health by the time student’s graduate, which will make being fit and maintaining a healthier lifestyle a natural state of mind.
 
Goal: To reduce obesity and promote fitness at a younger age creating a healthier awareness amongst the young people of Washington State.
 
Rivals: 
Supporters - 
·         Students
·         Administration
·         Parents
·         PE Teachers
Opposes -
·         Students (students who may be unmotivated in fitness)
·         Administration (adding additional standards)
·         PE Teachers (Having additional work to do)
.         Unhealthy food corporations (Candy companies, chip companies and etc.)
Advantages: Fitness promotes motivation in all aspects of life.
Example: Health you’re going to be fit from a young age which will give you a healthy awareness as a toddler. Being fit your more nutritional which helps you physically and mentally, which means great focus and success in your activities and school work. You’re going to look good and when you look good you feel good, you’ll think you can take on the world.
Disadvantages:  More structured Physical Education, which means a greater focus in fitness and higher expectation level for toddlers all the way through high school.
Evaluate: This program is starting at a young age. By the time these kids become adults their awareness of health will be through the roof. As well as awareness of health, academic success will have an increase because it’s scientifically proven that great nutrition helps the brain and increases focus.
Price: Tax rate will raise from 9.5% to 11.5%. That extra two percent will be for the funding of this program. It’ll get this program up and running and will take care of the money we need to pay for our professionals.   
Testing- The Obesity rating for children in Washington State from ages 2-4 is 14% and from ages 10-17 is 11%. Knowing these ratings were going to test this program for 1 year. Obesity tends to increase every year. Therefore well know the program will become a success if the by the end the year there is an obesity decrease or no obesity increase.
Rewards- Each professional that completes the program through the year and shows the progress in students fitness they get 100$ bonus in their next check. The top 3 teachers in each state that has the greatest fitness progress will get an extra 100 on their next check as well.
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Water fluoridation

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With the history of the government adding fluoride to the water system without there being any real need for it do you think that water fluoridation should be abolished?

     Fluoride is put in tooth paste and mouth wash to help whiten teeth. this makes sense considering fluoride works topically. However what is the purpose of adding fluoride to water when studies done have proven that even since the addition of fluoride in public water supplies the dental health of a population is nearly directly scaled with castes and economy as they bring dental opportunities. Being that fluoride is the only chemical added to water for dental health as well as the fact that the amount of fluoride in water cannot be controlled, make this act unnecessary and quite frankly inhumane. When there are "drugs" begin added to our water we can not even deny ingesting them, there have been filters known to take out most of the fluoride in water yet even the filters are unsuccessful at removing all of the unneeded fluoride. With too much fluoride in the human body there are negative effects that may make functions of the brain fail. With the countless reasons to oppose the addition of fluoride fighting against the single, phantom reason of dental health, the war goes in favor of opposition and concludes that water fluoridation should be ceased.

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Child Obesity

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My group chose child obesity as our topic because it has become a problem over the years. Many people in America have busy lives and the easiest things to eat, is fast food. Eating fast food frequently causes the body to store extra calories,has high blood pressure, shortness of breath, is hard on the heart and promotes headaches. Adults and family members influence how children eat, so if they are not eating healthy, the child will not be healthy. Taking out GMOs will help with this problem as well. 

 

What we can do to prevent this, is that children will have a "well child" check up every year and if they are considered "obese" the child will be required to go to a physical fitness program. If they do not go then the parents will get fined. Yes, weight can be genetic but there is no reason to why people can not workout or eat healthy. Depending on how much over weight they are from "obese" they are from the scale, determines the amount of money the parents will get fined.

 

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Campus Beautification

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Our campus (Arroyo High School) has a lack of green foliage and no signs of vegetation, so our cap project focuses on bringing plant life to the Arroyan campus. We've interviewed others on the effect greenery has on student education and the benefits of having a positive learning environment. How can we further expand our civic actions and come closer to achieving our goal?

 

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hi everyone! our CAP project is about promoting interactions between students who are not in special education and students who are. the big deal with this lack of communication is that, in the long-run, the students in special education will not develop social skills that are really essential! so any advice on what steps to take next would be really helpful!

 

thanks! 

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Block Schedule

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The school's period schedule should be reverted back to block schedule. Student are struggling to keep up with six different subjects everyday. Making it three subjects a day with longer class time would be beneficial to the students. Student will have more time to learn in class, discuss, and ask any questions they can't with shorter amount of class time. Also, more work will be completed in class so if the students don't understand, they can ask for help. With a period schedule, more work is left over to do at home with causes stress. Less sleep is experienced by most students because they struggle to finish all their work. Starting a petition by the parents can help change the school's schedule.

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Teacher Wages

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According to California Education Code section 35186, “there should be no teacher vacancies or misassignment… the teacher should have the proper credential to teach the class.” As of 2015 the San Lorenzo school district lost 90 teachers and we began the school year with 25 open positions whereas neighboring district averaged 6 open positions. This number has been predicted double as of the year 2016. This is due to the uncompetitive wages offered by the district (salary percentage of how much more OTHER districts make can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxBVvPVFQcNrMGRXNEdMYTV4SVE/view?usp=sharing). Since the wages offered by neighboring districts are so much higher we end up losing our best teachers to these other districts. This leaves us with only new teachers and a mass amount of subs, degrading the education quality of our school and violating ed code.

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Stoplight

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Our group's goal is to get a stoplight on a street by our school. There is a stop sign on this street but every time you walk across it to get food for lunch, the cars are impatient so they don't stop. That puts you at risk of getting injured by a car who doesn't stop. So far we, our civic actions consisted of doing a PSA, surveys, student interviews, and research on the topic (how to get a stoplight, who to contact, how many people have been hurt/killed, etc). How can we improve on our topic? 

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Water fountain in sports complex

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Arroyo's new sports complex was built 3 years ago, and while it includes new fields, courts, and a track, one of the most important components was left out. There is no water fountain. Student athletes need to stay hydrated, so our cap goal is to have a water fountain installed in the complex. How can we achieve our goal? We are open to questions, comments, etc.

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Raise the minimum wage!

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Elizabeth Ixchel
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 I think the minimum wage in San Lorenzo, CA should be raised . Many families are currently struggling to  put food on the table because the minimum wage is not sufficient enough for the cost of living

 

 

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Should eBooks replace traditional textbooks?

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I am currently a senior at Arroyo High School and have encountered a huge obstacle throughout my student career: there simply are not enough textbooks for students to use. 

However, the San Lorenzo Unified School District--which Arroyo is a part of--claims to be in accordance with Ed Code 35186 to provide "sufficient textbooks and instructional materials." In other words, the policy stated on their district website supposedly aims to supply "each student, including an English learner, [ . . . ] a textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home." (To view the SLZUSD's Ed Code and Williams Uniform Complaint Procedure Form, follow this link: http://slzusd.ca.schoolloop.com/file/1241915236380/1241915240561/1647468578035138603.pdf) For the past four years, I have not seen a change or even an attempt to resolve this issue. From a personal eye-view, I have seen my learning experience, as well as others, hindered and obstructed by insufficient textbooks and materials. 

Because there is inadequacy and a lacking in learning tools, I believe a potential solution is to address this issue by, first and foremost, purchasing more and newer textbook materials, But, my question is--Why not eBooks instead of printed text? 

In this contemporary age, eBooks offer a variety of benefits that traditional textbooks do not give. For instance, eBooks are supplemented with extra online resources, extensive side notes, interactive videos, and are especially more accessible and portable. 

If the SLZUSD is planning to be compliant and adhere to the Ed Code of supplying students with sufficient textbooks, why not implement the full-scale shift to eBooks?

I would like to hear all of your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas! 

Attached as a YouTube link is a PSA video that my CAP group and I have created to present this issue: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_wPKIivCis 

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Extracurricular Funding

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Our extracurricular activities are not being funded properly. (i.e. Bus accessibility for athletes, music instruments & equipment, art supplies, etc) 

For a very long time, the marching band has been using parent carpools to attend the competitions. That is 50-60 students and instructors, 30+ instruments, guard equipment, and food worth of carpools that we have to find usually last minute due to our lack in funds to rent a bus. 

So far, athletes and musicians alike are doing mandatory fundraisers, but it is not enough to provide for their programs. 

According to the education code section 35160-35178.4, the Legislature has the intent to give school districts, county boards of education, and county superintendents authority of carry on activities and programs, including the expenditure of funds for said programs and activities which are necessary or desirable in meeting their needs. 

We need more funds appropriated towards our SLZ district programs. 

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Lack of philosophy textbooks in class

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Kimberly Ixchel
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How do you feel about the education code of not being followed with students in Philosophy not having books to take home which is suppose to be guarantee by the education code 35186.

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Child Obesity

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My group's project is targeting obesity in children, within the United States. This is a problem that is not only affecting the youth today, but the people of tomorrow. With fast food being widespread, we should at least implement healthier foods within these food companies. Obesity can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, coronary vascular disease, heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. All of these can lead to an early death. The children now are our future, which means we should keep them healthy and give them the opportunity to live longer lives.

Can we stop obesity early by implementing healthier foods into fast food places?

What are different opportunities we can take to make people more aware of the problem at hand?

Our project will answer all of these questions, and hopefully aid in child obesity.

 

 

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Child Obesity

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My group is targeting Child Obesity in the united states. Its targeting the children now and tomorrow. fast food is an influencing factor to children of all ages, ranging from 1-18. we should change the way fast food is looked at, it shouldn't be promoted as a good thing. fast food should should advertise whats really in their food. Obesity can lead to diabetes, coronary vascular disease, heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. The children of today are our tomorrow and with things like these health problems leading to possible death, child obesity has got to stop.

it mostly starts with parents that are influencing their children.

what are the main reasons causing child obesity and how can we solve them?

lets start small and then move on to tackling the bigger problems about child obesity.

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At the start of this year, SLZUSD had 28 unfilled full time teaching positions, which is roughly 4x the amount of the second highest of unfilled teaching positions in the districts in our area. Additionally, total compensation in SLZUSD is the lowest among all other districts in our area.

OK. Why is this a problem Tristan? 

This is a problem because having all of these unfilled full time teaching positions being ¨filled¨ by people who are not qualified to be teaching for an extended period of time is impacting students learning and causing them to be left behind by people who have a qualified teacher teaching them. Additionally, having lower total compensation is causing younger, better teachers to either leave this district and go work for other districts so they can make more money, doing the same amount of work, or causing them to skip over us entirely. This is a problem because as the current teachers get older and start to retire, there isn't going to be anybody to take over when they are all gone, and we will be left with only a series of long term subs teaching the future of the world.


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Social Media

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My group's CAP project is on social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.). We realize that it is a great tool for communication, but it is also a platform for fabricated news, bullying, stalking (stranger danger), encourages procrastination, and much more.

Should social media be more restrictive, i.e. create more privacy settings and other options for users to protect themselves? 

How can we spread the dangers of social media effectively? Every day, there are news on how users make themselves vulnerable on their social media platforms, yet people disregard the dangers and have the "It won't happen to me" mindset. 

We are trying to find out more information regarding how social media negatively affects teens in order to share our knowledge. Thank you!

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therapist for students

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our problem is that our counselors don't help our students with emotional troubles and we want to get a professional therapist for the students. Is there any laws or way we can get on campus if so how? 

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Bus Scheduling for High School Athletes

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My group believes that our current bus schedule for high school athletes in the San Lorenzo Unified School District creates a problem. The district prioritizes buses for picking up and dropping off elementary school students over transportation to sports games for high school athletes. As a result, high school athletes are forced to leave class earlier than necessary, thus missing class (part of fifth and all of last period) twice a week. 

The district has enough buses but not enough drivers. However, the district is unwilling in spending more funding on hiring more bus drivers to accommodate the need. Please advise us on how we can convince the school board members to invest more money on transportation (and in turns on high school students' education).

Our temporary solution is to ask for the counselors to avoid putting AP classes in fifth and sixth period. But this temporary solution has its flaws as this will affect regular (non-AP) classes and their students.

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School Lunch Quality

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Ethan
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Hello! Thanks for coming to our discussion.

 

The truth is, the quality of our school lunches are horrendous, and we need to stand up for a better quality and nutritional meal that can be provided for us. From the mushy chicken sandwich to the pasty taco salad, this needs to stop! Our portion sizes are no where near filling, and the price is crazy for the amount of food we receive. Feel free to comment your opinion below!

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Communication Course

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There is a lack of communication in the 21st century school systems. Teens are constantly on their phone and avoid small talk with other students. Lack of communication in the 21st century sets anyone straight to failure. Communications goes far more than talking to one another. Communication help make a foundation for relationships, could prevent school cyber bullying/teen suicide, decrease the amount of high school dropout, and lower the divorce rate for married couples. Public School Districts should set a mandatory communications class for students so they understand communication is a very important asset in their future. 

"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude." well know author, pastor, and world leader, John Maxwell.

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Healthier School Lunches at Arroyo

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The general consensus is that Arroyo's school lunches are disgusting. Our goal is to give students suitable lunches. 

The nutritional facts on Good Day Catering haven't been updated for 2015-2016. There isn't a full sheet of what's in the foods they're serving. 

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/schools/slusd_1703091803277201/nutriinfo/San_Lorenzo_High_Nutritionals_-14-15.pdf

 

Some students have complained about the food being under-cooked. 

 

In our initial survey:

(Survey)

No one believes the lunches are healthy. 

5/26 people agreed that the lunches are "as healthy as they can afford it to be."

5/26 people responded with "It's healthy?"

4/26 people believe the lunches aren't that healthy.

2/26 people believe the lunches aren't healthy at all.

10/26 people didn't know.

 

2/17 Think school lunch isn't worth the cost.

10/17 Hate the taste of the school lunches.

1/17 Bring lunch to save time by not standing in line.

2/17 Aren't satisfied by the school lunches.

 

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BIKE LANES

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Do you think bike lanes being small are a problem in our community? do you think they risk others lifes?

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Make More Mntessori Schools

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Schools nowadays have become so dependent on the use of technology that they've lost the ability to let students learn with hands on activities. Schools only focus on teaching you the information to pass the standardized tests than the information that will get you farther in life. Making schools become montessori will get students to engage more with the class through hands on activities and there'll be smaller class sizes for more one on one with the teacher/instructor. This set up will hopefully encourage more students to do well in school, which in turn will reduce the drop out rate. As well as encourage those students to find a career that they are interested in, so they can further educate themselves through a university, trade school, or technical college.

 

Goals: Make schools more interesting with hands on learning, smaller class sizes, and more one-on-one time with teachers.

 

Supporters:

  • Students- Learn information in unique and different ways which in turn will make them more interested in education.
  • Parents- Their children would be more willing to get a higher education knowing what they want to do.
  • Teachers- They will have more students passing their classes with higher grades.

 

Opposers:

  • Teachers- Would have to be more involved with their students learning
  • Taxpayers- In order for classes to be more interesting the schools would need to buy more supplies.
  • Schools Districts- With class sizes being smaller, school systems would need to find ways of offering more classes without changing school size.

 

Advantages:

  • More one-on-one time for students to get help from teachers.
  • Smaller class sizes.
  • Hands on projects will keep student interested in learning.
  • Students will get better grades from being more interested in school (Hopefully).
  • Students will know what they want to learn for their major/minor.
  • Reduced drop out rate (Hopefully).
  • More jobs for teachers.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited number of students allowed in schools.
  • School systems would need to enlarge schools or create more schools.
  • Not all students enjoy hands on learning.
  • Taxes would go up to pay for the supplies.

 

Feel free to ask any questions or offer up ideas to make this better. We're open to suggestions.

 

-Nastasjia Plunkett, Selena Krivoruchko, Kenya Parker

 

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