Another armed robbery - almost a daily occurance~read " crime" comments
Original post made by Mayfield Child, Green Acres, on May 15, 2007
There is a post up in the crime thread (a reply) regarding crime and the relationship to our schools here in Palo Alto....It was suggested that there be a mandatory class for information on "Crimes and the Law" for our children and I think this is a great idea. It will expand their knowledge of our juvenile and adult court system and also alert them to the conquences of behavior...This is something that our society needs to be more aware of as the pace picks up speed in our changing society. They have an old saying that "ignorance is no excuse" and I feel that giving the knowledge to the younger children can never come too late....I would like to see this course implemented around the 8th or 9th grade...Then another upgraded class on "Youth, Crimes and the Law" about the time right before the High School graduation commences..Why wait until the unknown strikes by mistake and a lawyer has to be called in? Someone elce besides myself needs to pass this along and get the ball rolling as I do not attend the PTA meetings...Please consider this item for an agenda change in our schools......We need well rounded out students that are aware of social implications, of their rights as young people, of the their role in society and the law of the land...............thanks for considering my idea proposal, now please help pass it along and possibly it may become a reality for our children.