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Required community service is forced labor

First posted March 10, 2009, on my blog before the Camera’s system changed and still worth sharing for whenever this idea raises its ugly head:

Next year, Rona Wilensky, the principal at New Vista, will require students at the school to complete community service to graduate. She dictates community service for all students much like a judge or jury would require it of criminals.

I agree with Helayne Jones, BVSD School Board president when she said, “I think that having compulsory community service gets away from the spirit of what community service is.” The school board should stick with Jones’ thought for the rest of the BVSD students. Required community service is simply forced labor. Continue reading

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