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Celebrity Culture: Are Americans too focused on celebrities?; Future of Marriage: Is traditional matrimony going out of style?; Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Can individual actions reduce global warming?

These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Issues for Debate in Sociology. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

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Teaching Values: Do School-Based Programs Violate Parents' Beliefs?

Teaching Values: Do School-Based Programs Violate Parents' Beliefs?

Teaching values: Do school-based programs violate parents' beliefs?

As 8:30 a.m. approaches, the boys and girls outside Jefferson Junior High School form separate lines at the door. They wait quietly, neat and tidy in their private school-style uniforms. At a signal from Vera White, their imposing principal, they file inside. She has a cheery “Good morning” for every child, and a personal word for many: Why were you absent yesterday? I see you're playing baseball! Why didn't you take your test yesterday? White misses nothing. Baseball caps are whisked off at her glance. Shirttail hanging out? Please go outside and tuck it in.

It's easy to see why the immaculate inner-city Washington, D.C., public school is often favorably compared ...

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