Are you ok with Obama's plan to force children as young as 11 to do 50 hours of community service every year? Are you worried about the agenda's of the organizations that our children will be forced to work for? Does it bother you that it will most likely be MANDATORY? Are you worried that your child's diploma will be kept from them if they don't comply, even if they are a straight A student? Does it go against child labor laws? Would make more sense to give them EXTRA Credit if they choose to do it, rather than forcing them to? Do you think the parents should get to have a say in what type of community service their children are forced to participate in? Do you think it would make more sense to force Welfare recipients to do community service instead? How do you think this will impact adults who return to school and who also work full time or are raising families? What are your thoughts on this?
Answer by matthewscandi at 6:04 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by vbruno at 6:08 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
I already have my children do volunteer type things, but it's not government's place to do this. Teaching your children volunteering and about charity are values we as parents should instill in our children without the probing of govt. It would be very difficult for government to mandate such a thing, it's more likely that people will falsify records of volunteer hours rather than actually doing the work. Plus, many kids already do community type service with extracurricular activities like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by dragonfly7271 at 6:11 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 6:37 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
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Answer by bxbsmommy at 6:46 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Answer by bxbsmommy at 6:47 PM on Nov. 10, 2008