Middle school is tough without all the baggage kids might bring in from outside. Not a new problem in communities with lots of issues Reminded me of a story from many years ago about discipline problems in a middle school. Teacher partially blocked the entrance with a large trash can before students arrived the first day. Then left the room and waited for the students to all arrive. Then he starts to enter, stops by the trash can and as he kicks it across the room yells "who put this darn trash can here!" Now that he had their attention things went well. Discipline and respect start in the home and is brought to school. If not, the teacher's hands are tied from locally managing the situation sufficient to obtain the desired results. When God is kept out of the school, Godly behavior is also not present.
The 2016 race started early with a large field of potential candidates, some of whom acted very much like, well, candidates — making appearances in early primary states, vying for commitments from big donors and assembling teams that could quickly pivot and become campaign staff. Meanwhile, constellations of groups working on behalf of each of the most serious White House hopefuls – including leadership PACs, super PACs, 501(c)(4) dark money outlets and more – cropped up like spring flowers, all but inviting spending records to be broken.
Our meat consumption habits also cause other environmental problems. A 2009 study found that four-fifths of the deforestation across the Amazon rainforest could be linked to cattle ranching. And the water pollution from factory farms (also called concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs)—whereby pigs and other livestock are contained in tight quarters—can produce as much sewage waste as a small city, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Further, the widespread use of antibiotics to keep livestock healthy on those overcrowded CAFOs has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that threaten human health and the environment in their own right.