Archive for the ‘Persuasive-Informative Essay’ Category

Waiting Children

May 4, 2010

by Brenda Applequist

Bill Clinton, Marilyn Monroe, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Armstrong all have something in common. They have each contributed their talents and gifts to society in their own way but yet each share the common bond of adoption (Adoption Open). Adoption is a word used rather lightly in our society. You can adopt a pet, adopt a mile or even adopt a family for Christmas. What does adopt actually mean? According to the American Heritage College Dictionary, it means to take into one’s family through legal means and raise as one’s own child. Waiting Children is the term used to describe older kids in foster care who wait for a “forever family” of their own. No matter the age or special needs of the child, all children deserve a permanent place to call home.


Rehab or Prison?

May 2, 2010

by Kristin Mitchell

The United States has a drug problem. There’s no denying it. About 6.8 million people in the U.S. are drug users. There are over two million prisoners in America’s prison system, and about one-fourth of them were convicted for a drug offense. We send more people to prison for drug charges than any other country in the world (Natarajan et al. 1). Out-of-prison rehabilitation and treatment for drug offenders provides better results than imprisonment. It is more cost-effective, reduces recidivism rates, and helps users control their addiction in healthy ways, allowing them to lead more productive lives and stay out of jail.