President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 in a move that was aimed at reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The act substituted the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) established during the presidency of George W. Bush. Legislators appraised the ESSA for returning power to
Democracy as a form of governance has its roots in the ancient Greek City-States and Rome. The basics of democracy were developed in the ancient Greek City-State of Athens. After many years of constant practice, the rudimentary concept of democracy was massively refined in the era of the Roman Empire. Several centuries later, democracy has
A democratic society provides as many benefits as possible to the citizens. Various features have to be true about a government system for it to truly democratic. American democracy is founded on the principle of majority rule and fundamental human rights. It gives people the freedom to make decisions about their lives and to live
Socialism Socialism is a socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution of wealth are controlled by workers, directly through the worker’s council, or indirectly through the State on people’s behalf. The doctrine aims at promoting egalitarianism, at the community level. Thus, discrimination and exploitation is unheard of. Allocation of resources by governmental
Developing a Democracy Tunisia is one among developing countries whose democracy has gone through series of events, still facing obstacles yet optimist of a bright future. Tunisia’s democratic success story is an inspiration to many countries that went through the Arab Spring Uprising of the 2011. The countries that failed to match the democratic endurance
Constitutional Law For decades the issue of freedom of speech and expression and its various limitations more so in public schools has been a source of numerous litigations. The landmark case regarding this specific issue is the 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines. The historic ruling made by the Supreme Court cemented students’ rights to free
Socialism is a political and economic system whereby the means of production, distribution, and exchange of goods and services, is equally controlled and owned by workers, through the worker’s council or the State. Ownership of property and the distribution of wealth is attained by a constitutionally elected administration. Allocation of resources by socialists, through a
Introduction The increased use of executive orders, as well as other presidential directives, is a fundamental issue in modern-day American governance. The U.S constitution does not give any person an ‘executive pen’, which exclusively gives a particular institute or person the authority to write or pass a biased policy into law. Despite this lack of
The most Pressing Problems Facing American Youth In the current society, Youth in America suffer from five major pressing challenges. They incorporate lack of training, poverty, health aspects, low living standards and family problems. Every challenge is attributed to the imminent impact upon the current young people. As a result, these issues lead to a
The critics of the Electoral College argue that it should be abolished based on its many disadvantages. One of these disadvantages includes the fact that it could result in undemocratic results. A perfect example for this case is that a presidential candidate can emerge the winner in terms of majority votes globally but lose under