They are turning to a more unfamiliar way of helping themselves and their families. Adults are going back to school to update or expand their knowledge and help better themselves in the workforce. Today, older students are facing new and challenging issues in college classes, which younger students do not, due to recent schooling and knowledge of technology. As computer technology advances every day, older students are struggling to understand, as they are unfamiliar with computer use. Computers did not exist in their generation, so they never learned to how to use them.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s when many states had lowered the MLDA, besides the rise in drunk-driving deaths, studies showed that people raised from childhood in under-21 states were involved in higher rates of alcohol and drug use as adults, and had a higher rate of homicides and suicides. (Moses, 2011) This in turn convinced federal law makers to raise the MLDA again to 21. However, in order to encourage states to comply, the federal government would tighten their purse strings and states would receive little or no funding towards highways. So while there are those who do not necessarily care one way or the other about the actual age limit on alcohol consumption, they do prefer having the federal
Jessica C December 1st, 2013 ENG 511 Professor So Revised Paper 3 Texting Should Be Allowed in Classrooms In today's society, text messaging is extremely popular for all different age groups. A unique way of text messaging on a phone is that the text message can be quickly transmitted to another person without taking up a large amount of time. Text messaging is also private. People will not be able to eavesdrop on the conversation. However, text messaging has been a major problem with students texting in class interfering with the disruption of their learning.
Adding two years to the legal driving age could make a big difference, and would not hurt anyone. At 18 years old, most teens are graduating high school, and maybe even moving on to college. Maturity levels at 18 years old are usually higher than maturity level for a 16 year old. Also, it would help to make it harder for teens to get their license. These days, teens are not required to have much experience to be given a license, which is why we have so many fatal car accidents.
In 1984 the Minimum Drinking Age Act of 21 was passed and made into a law that you have to be 21 to drink alcohol because the brain was thought to be fully developed. In 2013, a college professor thought that the age should be 18 because during an experiment with alcohol the kids appeared mature. Research shows that alcohol is the cause for 28% of college dropouts and also accounts for an average of 85,000 deaths. The drinking age should remain at 21 due to the fact that if lowered to 18, it could result in more drunk driving accidents and heavier drinking. First off, lowering the drinking age to 18 could result in more drunk driving fatalities.
and then they will drive to their home afterwards. More intoxicated drivers cause the highways and roads to be dangerous for others to drive on. Another way how the roads will be more dangerous if the drinking age is lowered is because it will cause more car accidents. Lowering the age limit to eighteen years of age creates a sixteen percent increase in car crashes. ("Mothers against drunk," 2011) Before the legal age was made twenty-one years of age, there was more than twice as many fatal traffic crashes as today.
We cannot legally purchase a handgun, gamble in a casino, or adopt a child until the age of twenty one. These are a high level of responsibility and our leaders and patrons feel they are at equal levels. Our Minimum Legal Drinking Age has reduced traffic accidents and fatalities. 100 of 102 analyses inquired in a 202 meta-study found that a higher legal drinking age associates with lower rates of automobile accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated a 13% decrease in car fatalities in 1975-2008 saving approximately 27,052 lives since then.
Currently, you are legally able to drive at age 16½. However, the minimum age should be raised to 18. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the nation lost 33,561 people in crashes on roadways in 2012. Drivers under the age of 18 years old took up 64% of that statistic. Compared to 2011, the amount of fatalities increased 3.3%.
More and more computer based lessons have been given to high school students. Is modern technology culture changing so fast that teachers have to put traditional way of learning on the side to keep up with? More reading exercises and more exposure to complex texts will help high school students get ready for college, also helps colleges from getting burdened of high school students who are not ready for
Lowering the drinking age would increase the teen alcohol related car crashes each year. People like to think if you can serve in the war and risk your life you should be old enough to drink. Or since Europeans let their children drink, our American children should be allowed to drink as well. What most people don’t know