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All 7th Grade Students Must Have Proof Of TDap Shot To Begin School on August 10, 2016.
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New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277:áAll incoming Kindergarten and 7thágrade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016.áCalifornia law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Clickáhere for more information.
CURRENT 6th Grade Students Must Have Proof Of Whooping Cough Immunization. Please submit proof of shot to school office by March 27, 2017
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Jennifer Krogman

Blog EntryBlog: Monday, September 7, 2009

Settling Our Differences

In a world where there are limited amounts of resources, lands, money, and even power- disagreements and conflict are common.  Frequently there is competition between groups over ideas, resource, power, and status.  Groups can come into conflict over an idea when there is a major disagreement over which idea is “right” or “correct.”  This happens in the political arena all of the time when you have very heated debates over topics such as immigration policy, stem cell research, or abortion. In these types of issues and conflicts there are frequently only a couple of options and that leads to an increase in tensions. Due to the fact that these are very strongly held beliefs the conflict can become quite heated. 

 

In the public arena a society will often find itself faced with having to make a decision as to which course of action to take.  At the same time it becomes clear that there are a great number of people that support each side.  Frequently the only course of action to resolve the differences is to resort to a vote.  This is the case where the result will be “majority rule.”  While majority rule may sound like a good idea there are many arguments against using majority rule such as protection or minorities and the bullying factor. Unfortunately when the vote is very close the side that loses the vote may not completely give up.  Instead they will often accept the result for now and work to change the results at some future time.  When majority rule is used it is a case where there is conflict but groups use cooperation to help resolve the issue.

 

There are also other ways of trying to resolve the conflict such as taking the conflict to court, working with a mediator, of finding some sort of middle ground and working on conciliation.  There are times when these types of strategies work and other times when the conflict wears on because the issue or resource is simply too important for either party to let go.  These are other strategies that require both parties to agree to the terms and cooperate with each so the problem can be resolved.

 

What do you believe is the best way for two groups to go about resolving differences?  One of the largest conflicts that occurs is when nations come into conflict over land and/or resources. Frequently they go to war over these situations.  Are there any other ways to resolve these issues effectively?  How should “losers’ in elections or war be treated?

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