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African Americans Awareness

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Ajanae Group1 Belinda Hernandez Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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We want to prove to African Americans and other races as well that every African American is not a violent, drop out, deadbeat, minority, pregnant at young age person. The negative connotations that are engulfed in the assumptions of people have a strong hold on the people and future generations. Negativity tends to be draining, especially if it's all you see and all you hear. The lack of positive motivation towards the African American youth will cause them to continue to do the negative things portrayed in the media. 

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Ajanae Group1 Belinda Hernandez Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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Gun violence

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My name is Kyrai and I live in Philadelphia. In my communtiy crime rate is through the room. Most of these crimes is gun violnce. Every day a teen is subjected toi gun violnce and may have lost their life. I myself have lost a loved one to gun violnce. The bardy hand gun policy states that everyone needs to go through a background check before they can be issued a hand gun. However hundrards of people are getting their hands on handguns, that are to young to obtain a handgun and doesnt go through the correct background check, even with the Brady handgun law in effect. The Brady handgun policy needs to be modified and enforced.

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Cancer Patients

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 The topic that my group has chosen was Cancer Treatment Patients. What we will talk about really is how people who have cancer have people who really care about you and your disease and that we will be there to support you throughout your battle of cancer and be like mentors to you. Basically, ketting you know that there are people who are really here to help you and keep you in good spirits. The cancer treatment policy is to ensure that all patients are taken care of and they are treated properly for their form of cancer.

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CHILD ABUSE

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Savanah Group2 Per6 g7 Per1 g7 Per4 g3 Tania Elizeth Raviela Rivera Per4 g1 Anthony Miranda Brianne Mays Reinatta Yap Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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The problem is children are being abused and not enough people are helping stop it !

 

More than 5 children die everyday as a result of child abuse.

 

 

Our goal is to inform as many people as possible about child abuse and identify the signs that prevent it.  

 

Possible signs that child abuse is happening include: 

  • Behavior changes

  • Changes in school performance

  • Eating habits that lead to extreme weight gain or loss

  • Visible unexplained injuries

  • Use of drugs or alcohol

 


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Savanah Group2 Per6 g7 Per1 g7 Per4 g3 Tania Elizeth Raviela Rivera Per4 g1 Anthony Miranda Brianne Mays Reinatta Yap Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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community policing

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Darren Group2 Per6 g2 Janeth Preciado Vargas Arlyn Hernandez Sandoval Carlos Marroquin
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Do you guys think that community policing (which is assigning police officers to a specific area so they can become familiar with the locals) could reduce the amount of police misconduct in Oakland? 

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Darren Group2 Per6 g2 Janeth Preciado Vargas Arlyn Hernandez Sandoval Carlos Marroquin
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Cynthia Guerrero
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Our project talks about the health and safety of students attending high schools across the nation. In our public service announcement, we challenge people to remember what it means to engage in safe sexual activity because of recent surveys, many students take risks by having unprotected sex, disregarding the possibilities of contracting STD's or other viral infections.

Our mission is to share our own outlook on this issue by asking campuses, including our own, to help students stay protected and safe by distributing contraceptives to teens who may or who are sexually active, and to offer an expansion on sexual education to help remind students of the risks in sexual engagement.

We encourage this method of safety as a new way for teens to stay safe because of the many risks sexual activity includes, such as STD's and various infections they may contract. In our public service announcement, we ask you to think: "Would you like your school to provide you with contraceptives to have safe sex?" and "How much do you remember from sex ed?"

 

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Cynthia Guerrero
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Marijuana use for students

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Period 6 Group 11 Per4 g4 Guillermo Soto
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With the number of young people in the U.S. with injuries and many problems the situation of pain relief comes into question.

If you change the age for medical marijuana use to 16 years old would this positively affect students and help them long term with chronic pain that other drugs can not help with that marijuana can?

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Period 6 Group 11 Per4 g4 Guillermo Soto
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change the lunch time

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Per4 g6 Period 6 Group 11 Per1 g5 Per1 g7 Per4 g3 Angel Rufus Ricardo Arias Jongwan Lim Basim Awan
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what time does your school start lunch and finish the lunch? do you think the lunch time is enough for you to finish the lunch? Do you think is was cost your many time to buy a lunch? how long did you think it is enough to finish the lunch?

 

   

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Per4 g6 Period 6 Group 11 Per1 g5 Per1 g7 Per4 g3 Angel Rufus Ricardo Arias Jongwan Lim Basim Awan
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No Homework

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Per4 g6 Period 1 Group 11 Per1 g4 Tania Elizeth Raviela Rivera Per4 g4 Kawanna Sandifer Miguel Rosas Per6 g9 Per4 g8 Per4 g5 Thong Lam Arlete Reyes Aiyanna Joan Veras
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Our project involves removing the policy that states that teachers can use homework as a part of your grade. We believe that homework is not necessary to prove whether a student knows certain concepts or not. Homework is purely practice for what you know. It is useful, however, to solidify your knowledge but it should not be required as a portion of your grade. Some of the reasons we have found that it would be effective to remove this policy is that some students get overly stressed out by homework preventing their focus in class where they actually learn the materials. 

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Per4 g6 Period 1 Group 11 Per1 g4 Tania Elizeth Raviela Rivera Per4 g4 Kawanna Sandifer Miguel Rosas Per6 g9 Per4 g8 Per4 g5 Thong Lam Arlete Reyes Aiyanna Joan Veras
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Guillermo Soto
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So the Achievement gap is this gap between the numbers that we are scoring and the numbers that we should be scoring on our tests. This is caused by oversized classrooms and having non certified teachers in the classroom  or having teachers on emergency credentials . We have suggested that the people should go into the school board meetings and bring this to their attention because most of the time it is just pushed aside to deal with "Later".

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Guillermo Soto
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Health Clinic

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Period 6 Group 11 Per1 g1 Per4 g2 Per6 g3 Per4 g8 Oscar Orozco
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If  a health clinic was implemented at your school, do you feel like you would benefit from it? If yes, how?  

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Period 6 Group 11 Per1 g1 Per4 g2 Per6 g3 Per4 g8 Oscar Orozco
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Clinic at Arroyo

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Guillermo Soto
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In high school many friendships and relationships are created. These are the years real relationships are established. With that being said 47% of high school students as of 2013 reported being sexually active .Although this may not seem a high percentage. 65 out of 80% didn't know where to go to get birth control, condoms, pregnancy test Ect. 75 out of 80 also didn't know how many STDs and STIS there are. Most common number was 5 when its about 27 or more. 50 out of 80 students didn't know whatan STD or STI was. This shows students weren't properly educated on sex health. Do you think bringing a clinic to arroyo that not only to  educates students about the dangers of sex, but also give them the necessities they need. All while in confidentiality.  

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Guillermo Soto
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Per1 g4 Per1 g1 Per6 g2 Per4 g3 Cynthia Guerrero
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Many students believe that the time given in class, isn't enough. Others may think that the classroom is too big and that the teachers don't have enough time to give each student individual time to explain the assignments or homework. In a case study that i have done in my government class, is that teachers are overwhelmed with the amount of so many students. A lot of the students do want the classroom size to reduced. reduction within the classroom size would benefit the whole, more classes being made in the school, small class size gives the teachers to explain the assignments to the students.

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Per1 g4 Per1 g1 Per6 g2 Per4 g3 Cynthia Guerrero
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Obesity

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Per1 g5 Janeth Preciado Vargas
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Obesity is looked at as funny and not a big deal. Not every problem can be tackled but some can be shortened. Does any one have any ideas on how to spread the idea of stopping obesity? We can use social  media to reach out to any one. If you have any ideas on how to help feel free to comment. 

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Per1 g5 Janeth Preciado Vargas
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Teen Drug Abuse

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Teen drug abuse has many sorts of affects on teens but they have an essay access. They can easily get it illegally or through pharmacies. These  teens don't really know the affects it can have on them. Drugs is a chemical that affects the brain and tapes in to communication system. Drugs also have an affect on them getting addicted and dropping out of school. Study shows 31.4% of teen drop outs is due to drugs. What changes do you think there can be by stopping teen with drugs.   

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Student Behavior

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Hey guys,

In schools, student misbehavior is really negative on their education.  Students that disrupt class also take away time from other students.  As this is not fair for those who do want to succeed, would it help to implement methods that build a better relationship people within the learning community.  Things like restorative justice circles can do this, and could lead to the prevention of many future student disruptions.  Let us know what we should look into, or maybe restorative justices circles would be effective enough to change the classroom.

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Students Apathy

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Per6 g2 Rocio Castaneda Alex Solis
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Our topic is Students Apathy. This topic touches our lives because without an education we don't become no one important in life. People notice the big difference between people who got an education and people who don't.  It affects our community because without an education students of today will be working somewhere where they won't succeed and we're never going to grow as a community. Students dropping out before they finish school won't be able to get along with life without an education. It needs to be fixed soon because everyone regrets it later on in life when they face the real world. It would be amazing seeing this result at least 95% walking the stage and getting their diplomas .

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Per6 g2 Rocio Castaneda Alex Solis
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Littering

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Per6 g2 Nemi Cabrera
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Do you believe that littering is more of societal problem among rural communities,
urban communities or both?

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Per6 g2 Nemi Cabrera
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Police Brutality

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Many cases of police brutality are being reported everywhere including the bay area. Some police officers get away with said crimes, what are some ways to prevent this from happening in the future and do you guys think that things like police body cams are plausible?

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Cyberbullying

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Tania Elizeth Raviela Rivera Karla Miranda Per6 g10 Per1 g8 Omar Umildad AnnCzarina Fajardo Nina Abonal
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We are growing up in the age of technology where anyone can contact anybody at anytime. Before, bullying was onky possible if you see the person, the only way to end it would be to move away from these people and everything would be fine. The problem today? Bullying can happen anywhere and everywhere, and at anytime. Ever since the Internet sensation began and teens became apart of it with social medias, teens and children are being bullied online and it can happen 24/7. that is where we come. What can we do to help these teens that are being cyberbullied? How can you protect yourself from being a victim? What effects does cyberbullying have?

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Tania Elizeth Raviela Rivera Karla Miranda Per6 g10 Per1 g8 Omar Umildad AnnCzarina Fajardo Nina Abonal
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Should school start an hour later?

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Per4 g4 Centurion Barron Per6 g5 Per6 g10 Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Belinda Hernandez Ixchel Quiroz
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Studies show that students usually dont go to sleep until 11pm and starting school an hour later wil help because they will get more rest for the next day. Starting school later will also help them with school mentally.

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Per4 g4 Centurion Barron Per6 g5 Per6 g10 Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Belinda Hernandez Ixchel Quiroz
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Community Policing and Implicit Bias

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Cynthia Guerrero
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Community Policing should be enforced within Oakland communities because it can help reduce implicit bias by the policemen getting to know, understand, and develop a relationship with the citizens as well as activities. By this actions, hopefully there we be trust between the community and police as well as comfortability.

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Cynthia Guerrero
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Oil Spills

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Janeth Preciado Vargas
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In your opinion do you believe we should be worried about oil spills in the Bay Area?

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Janeth Preciado Vargas
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Elder Abuse

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Anthony Mira
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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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Anthony Mira
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Community Policing

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Anthony Mira
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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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Anthony Mira
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college tuition

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Centurion Barron Karla Miranda Kimberly Figueria Ixchel Quiroz
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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 Barron Karla Miranda Kimberly Figueria Ixchel Quiroz
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Why isn't prostitution enforced enough in Oakland?

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Briana Littleton Guillermo Soto Per4 g1
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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 Littleton Guillermo Soto Per4 g1
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Teen Suicide

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Briana Littleton Karla Miranda Per6 g10 Brianne Mays Centurion Barron Turner Jimerson Dianne Dominque Cruz Giovanni Garcia Maciel Angelina Faaeteete Melissa Banuelos Belinda Hernandez Leslie Coleote Jose Luis Herrera Ixchel Quiroz
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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 Littleton Karla Miranda Per6 g10 Brianne Mays Centurion Barron Turner Jimerson Dianne Dominque Cruz Giovanni Garcia Maciel Angelina Faaeteete Melissa Banuelos Belinda Hernandez Leslie Coleote Jose Luis Herrera Ixchel Quiroz
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End Of Life Option

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Guillermo Soto Per4 g6
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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 Soto Per4 g6
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lack of homeless shelters

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Per4 g6 Ximena Ugalde Jose Quilez
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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 g6 Ximena Ugalde Jose Quilez
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Oscar Orozco Janeth Preciado Vargas
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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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Oscar Orozco Janeth Preciado Vargas
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Gang Violence

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Oscar Orozco Janeth Preciado Vargas
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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 Orozco Janeth Preciado Vargas
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Oscar Orozco Cynthia Guerrero
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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 Orozco Cynthia Guerrero
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How can we stop obesity?

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Per4 g5 Tyler King Adrian Rodriguez Centurion Barron Abu Sarnor Janeth Preciado Vargas Leilani Ramirez
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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 g5 Tyler King Adrian Rodriguez Centurion Barron Abu Sarnor Janeth Preciado Vargas Leilani Ramirez
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Health Care Clinic

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Per4 g1 Adrian Gutierrez
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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 g1 Adrian Gutierrez
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Longer Lunch

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Per4 g5 Cynthia Guerrero
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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 g5 Cynthia Guerrero
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Distracted Driving

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Per4 g5 Cynthia Guerrero
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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 g5 Cynthia Guerrero
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Health Center

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Janeth Preciado Vargas Cynthia Guerrero
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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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Janeth Preciado Vargas Cynthia Guerrero
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Janeth Preciado Vargas Ximena Ugalde
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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 Preciado Vargas Ximena Ugalde
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Community Policing

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Janeth Preciado Vargas Arlete Reyes
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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 Preciado Vargas Arlete Reyes
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distractions on the road

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Cynthia Guerrero
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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 Guerrero
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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 Guerrero
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Gun Control

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

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Is minimum wage a livable wage.

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Per4 g4 Abu Sarnor
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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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School Lunch

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Luis Moreno Lechuga Centurion Barron Dalaysia Jackson Kiara Barragan Ximena Ugalde Giovanni Garcia Maciel Kaylee McDonald My Nguyen Olga Varkentin Karen Serrano Belinda Hernandez
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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 Moreno Lechuga Centurion Barron Dalaysia Jackson Kiara Barragan Ximena Ugalde Giovanni Garcia Maciel Kaylee McDonald My Nguyen Olga Varkentin Karen Serrano Belinda Hernandez
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Community Policing

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Tyler King Rhianna Ramirez
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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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Tyler King Rhianna Ramirez
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Teacher payment

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Eric Ozburn Dianne Dominque Cruz Armando RuizDeChavez Leslie Coleote Miguel SosaNegrete Jacob Rangel Dominic Cherry Kaya RamirezBlake Cesar Zepeda William Belford
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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 Ozburn Dianne Dominque Cruz Armando RuizDeChavez Leslie Coleote Miguel SosaNegrete Jacob Rangel Dominic Cherry Kaya RamirezBlake Cesar Zepeda William Belford
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Teenage pregnancy prevention and counseling centers.

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Leilani Ramirez Carlos Martinez Juan Flores Jose Luis Herrera
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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 Ramirez Carlos Martinez Juan Flores Jose Luis Herrera
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Are police officers trained to handle disabled people?

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Leilani Ramirez
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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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Leilani Ramirez
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RENT CONTROL (ALAMEDA COUNTY)

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Carlos Marroquin
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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 Ramirez
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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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Leilani Ramirez
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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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Money management

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Carlos Martinez Rocio Castaneda Leslie Garcia April Rubio Jose Luis Herrera Leslie Coleote
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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 Martinez Rocio Castaneda Leslie Garcia April Rubio Jose Luis Herrera Leslie Coleote
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Gangs In The Community

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Centurion Barron Angelina Faaeteete Rocio Castaneda Juan Flores Belinda Hernandez Maria Munoz
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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 Barron Angelina Faaeteete Rocio Castaneda Juan Flores Belinda Hernandez Maria Munoz
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Police Brutality

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Turner Jimerson
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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 Guerrero Carlos Marroquin Leilani Ramirez Samantha Villarreal
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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 Hernandez Leslie Coleote
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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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Belinda Hernandez Leslie Coleote
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How to Be A Young man

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Belinda Hernandez Arlete Reyes
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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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Belinda Hernandez Arlete Reyes
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Violence in the community

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Belinda Hernandez Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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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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Belinda Hernandez Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board)
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Juan Flores Rocio Castaneda Maria Munoz
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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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Juan Flores Rocio Castaneda Maria Munoz
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Kids are not meeting basic standards

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Jose Luis Herrera
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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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Jose Luis Herrera
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Student and lack of communication skills.

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Jose Luis Herrera
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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 Herrera
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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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Jose Luis Herrera
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The lack of motivation in our schools

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Rocio Castaneda Maria Munoz
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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 Herrera
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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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Leslie Coleote Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Belinda Hernandez Ixchel Quiroz
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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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Leslie Coleote Jesus Franco (CAP Youth Board) Belinda Hernandez Ixchel Quiroz
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Bringing Back Home Economics

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Belinda Hernandez Selena Krivoruchko Ixchel Quiroz
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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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Belinda Hernandez Selena Krivoruchko Ixchel Quiroz
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Cyber Bullying

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Tylor Larz Rabina Noe Meza
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Cyber Bullying
Bullying is a big issue in America. Bullying is unnecessary and destroys lives. Psychologically kids/students who experience bullying are affected. Their percentage of being successful decreases and feel emotional distress (depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and also decreases their academic achievement). Bullying does not only happen physically or verbally but it also happens through the World Wide Web. Many kids suffer from bullying and a lot of the people who do bully kids are doing it behind the scenes, where it seems like nothing can be done.

 

Over 3.2 million students are being bullied each year. One third of people that are being bullied admit that it also happens through the web (cyber). This becomes a huge effect on their education and their grades and performance drops drastically.

         



Policy - Technology is improving drastically. Each day we discover new ways to connect to the internet. Every second, thousands and thousands of gigabytes data is being used just on social media. And millions of people are sharing information with each other every second. The question is who is monitoring what goes on the cyber world? Is it even safe? The safest law and protection we have that we inforce is the Patriot Act which only protects the U.S. as a whole from any terrorism. In 2007-2014, 23% of students were victims in the period of 7 years. 83% percent of students say bullying has a negative impact on their self – esteem. The goal for the policy is to decrease the percentage of victims who are exposed to cyber bullying and also discipline those who abuse internet rights. To abuse rights is to offend another person or dehumanizing another. No one should be victims of bullying; it destroys lives and can ruin someone’s future. In order for victims of Cyber bullying to decrease, there must be some type supervision or a filter to things that are posted online so that no can be offended. Now offense can vary because some people can take things offensively when no harm was intended. Companies that make product or something that is used by the consumers are responsible for any danger or harm the product could bring to a human being. Social media companies make their websites or media very vulnerable to cyber bullying. Anything can be shared online and not many people will say or report the problem to an older person. Facebook happens to be one of the worst social media websites for bullying. Although Facebook is not responsible for the death or victims of cyberbullying, they do make it accessible and easy attempt and succeed. In this case Facebook and many other Social media companies should discipline those who abuse Internet rights and filter their websites. This would cost money for Social media companies in order to filter or hire extra people to over watch the internet. Now the funding for the Social media companies make a great amount of money so it would not be an issue paying it off.

 

 

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Tylor Larz Rabina Noe Meza
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Education on Discrimination

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My Nguyen Malik Guy Leslie Coleote
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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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My Nguyen Malik Guy Leslie Coleote
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Mental Health Help

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Jose Luis Herrera Leslie Coleote
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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 Herrera Leslie Coleote
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Schools are closed minded(no freedom)

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Jose Luis Herrera Kevin Vazquez
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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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