“Families and Education”
- The definition of marriage has changed over the past years and the recent Supreme Court ruling. Review Figure 11.6 on page 276 of the textbook. Identify your state’s status on same-sex marriage. Explain which sociological concept best supports the changing attitude towards same sex marriage (depicted in Figure 11.5 on page 276 of the textbook).
- According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2013) on page 307 of your textbook, eight (8) percent of U.S. students dropped out of high school which is an issue for parents, educators, and the community. Use the Internet to research and identify the high school drop-out rate for your city. Discuss two (2) of the possible effects that your city’s high school drop-out rate may have on the community. Provide a rationale for your response.