(Answered) EDU 330 Topic 2 Controversial Topic Summary

(Answered) EDU 330 Topic 2 Controversial Topic Summary

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EDU 330 Topic 2 Controversial Topic Summary

Throughout this course, you will be working on a paper 750-1,000 word research paper on a controversial topic involving a cultural identifier and the implications for K-12 public education. Your first draft of the research paper will be due in Topic 4 when you will be required to submit it in a CLC assignment for peer review, and your final version will be submitted in Topic 7.

In this assignment, you will identify and summarize research relating to the topic of your paper. Begin by reviewing the list of cultural identifiers found in Topic Materials.

Identify a controversial topic such as transgender bathrooms, same-sex relationships, religious clothing, etc. in K-12 education that involves one or more of the cultural identifiers. This topic should include two or more viewpoints that are for and against the issue.

Research a minimum of three scholarly sources from the last 3 years and submit a 500-750 word summary that includes the following:

  1. Describes the cultural identifiers discussed in the articles.
  2. Summarizes the historical background of the cultural identifiers and associated controversial topic in K-12 education.
  3. Identifies arguments presented for and against the issue.
  4. Discusses any associated injustices arising from the issue.
  5. Describes how teachers and students are affected by the cultural identifiers and associated controversial topic.
  6. Summarizes solutions and/or proposed solutions to associated injustices.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Sample Answer

Controversy is an aspect in everyday life. It is impossible to expect everyone to agree on the same thing all the time. This causes disagreement in many societal issues. One controversial topic that still gets morally combated is abortion. While people argue whether pro-life or prochoice is more ethical, abortion is still legalized in all 50 states; however, this might be changing soon, courtesy of new Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barret. Although both pro-life and pro-choice sides are neither all the way correct, there can be a middle ground compromise that caters to both parties.

An abortion is a procedure that deliberately removes a human pregnancy. On the pro-life side, people think it is barbaric and morally wrong to go through with said procedure. The core belief is that killing a baby is wrong and inhumane. They believe that taking away a conceived life should be illegal and have repercussions. Another aspect of the pro-life belief is that they want to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is essentially a health care provider that ranges from spreading sex education information to abortions to cancer screenings, and even more. They believe that eliminating the source of getting abortions will eliminate the number of abortions that happen, and hopefully terminating it completely. They also argue that there are plenty of other families who are either a same-sex couple that want a baby, infertile women, women who have had miscarriages, or those who are just looking to adopt that are deeply offended by those who would selfishly abort a baby when they have the privilege of being able to get pregnant.

On the other hand, is pro-choice. Pro-choice is the belief that the women who is carrying the baby, ultimately has the decision on what to do with it, whether they keep it, abort it, or simply give it up for adoption. There are so many reasons that a woman would not want to have a baby, and in turn, abort it. For example, they are too young, not financially stable, they were raped, an absent father, not wanting it but not trusting the foster care system to take good care of it, the baby is defected and they are not ready for it, not responsible enough to be a mother yet, mental health issues, and so many more. And for all of these reasons, those who believe in pro-choice believe in Planned Parenthood. Abortion only makes up 2-3% of all that Planned Parenthood offers. It provides different outlets and alternatives to birth control- in many cases for free- which would decrease the amount of all abortions if used properly. When abortion was illegal, the amount of operations that occurred illegally were about the same number that occurred legally, which means that it will happen regardless of law, so women should be comforted in the safety of the organized procedure.

For many controversial issues, there can be a middle ground if both sides are willing to compromise and agree for everyone’s well-being. A solution that could be beneficial for all would be putting more money into foster care and overall improving its conditions, raising more awareness on sex education, putting more money and awareness into Planned Parenthood so they can provide free birth control, and providing more privacy and independency into the woman’s decision. This would significantly decrease the amount of annual abortions, which benefits the pro-life side, help tons of families who are in need, which benefits the pro-choice side, and ultimately spread awareness on the issue. Another compromise could be that all men are required to get vasectomies at a
young age. A vasectomy is a procedure for men as a means of sterilization, which means that a man who has had this operation cannot impregnate a woman. It makes more sense for men to get a vasectomy than for a woman to get her tubes tied because, not only does he not have to carry the baby, but vasectomies are reversible while getting your tubes tied cannot be undone. They can get the surgery reversed when they are an adult (18 or older). Why require everyone to wear bulletproof vests when you can just unload the ammunition from the gun?

All in all, controversial topics are needed for representation and equality. When trying to eliminate a problem, you have to look at how it affects everyone. Even though many do not agree on whether or not abortion should be legal, there can be a compromise made.