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Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

by Alan Marzilli

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Three controversial subtopics are presented in each book in this series in a pro and con format. In Rights of Students, zero tolerance, safety concerns, and school uniforms are discussed. Affirmative Action looks at racism, diversity, and whether or not preferences level the playing field. Briefly written text that is interspersed with questions gives students pause for consideration. Each book contains boxed quotes from court cases or background on policies related to the discussion topic. At the end of each volume is a general summary, notes, recommended resources including online and print, court cases cited, key terms, suggestions on conducting legal research, and an index. How to conduct legal research would have been more helpful if placed at the beginning of the book. Students would then know that these books are designed to introduce the topic but further research will be necessary for a complete discussion. Questions in the sidebars or online resources at the end of each subtopic might hold a student's interest longer. Key terms are listed at the end but not defined. Because these topics are controversial, it would be useful to understand the author's interpretation of the word. This series is a helpful resource for the motivated student who understands how complex a controversial topic might be and already has a grasp of research skills. Other titles in the nineteen-volume series discuss animal rights, legalizing marijuana, mandatory military service, religion in public schools, American military policy, and amateur athletics, among other timely issues. (Point-Counterpoint: Issues in Contemporary American Society). VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P J (Better editing or work by theauthor might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2004, Chelsea House, 110p.; Index. Biblio. Source Notes. Further Reading., PLB. Ages 12 to 15.
—Kelly Czarnecki

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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