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Taking Sides Clashing Views in State and Local Government

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ISBN-10: 0078050057

ISBN-13: 9780078050053

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Wood

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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit for more details.
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List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

John Wood is the author of several prize-winning books of poetry and photographic criticism, including the recently released Selected Poems: 1968-1998. His essays on a wide variety of subjects have appeared in many books and journals. Wood is the editor of 21st: The Journal of Contemporary Photography.

Should the Pentagon Take over the National Guard During Disasters?
Should Governors Have the Line-Item Veto?
Intergovernmental Relations
Should We Protect States Rights over the Federal Government?
Are Checks and Balances Enough to Protect Our Rights?
Should We Allow Eminent Domain for Private Use?
Should a National Sense of Morality Override States Rights in the Case of Physician-Assisted Suicide?
Courts, Police, and Corrections
Is a Strip Search of Students Permissible under the Fourth Amendment?
Do Mandatory Sentencing Laws Help the Criminal Justice System?
Can a School Punish a Student for Speech That Is Reasonably Viewed as Promoting Illegal Drug Use?
State Legislatures
Should State Legislators Have Term Limits?
Should Legislators Have the Responsibility for Redistricting?
Suburbs, Cities, and Schools
Is Property Tax an Appropriate Revenue Source for State and Local Governments?
Should Municipal Governments Limit Urban Sprawl?
Are School Boards Necessary?
Do Religious Groups Have a Right to Use Public School Facilities after Hours?
State and Local Policymaking
Should Same-Sex Couples Receive State Constitutional Protection?
Do Charter Schools Merit Public Support?
Should Concealed and Carry Guns Be Allowed in the Classroom?
Should Local Schools Have National Standards?