Mandating community service is bad
While Maryland remains the only state to require universal service learning as a condition of graduation, the District of Columbia school system began requiring 100 hours of community service in 2007, and several other large districts, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia, also require community service for graduation.
I guarantee some of you won’t graduate because of the community service requirement.Numerous schools across the country have mandated that in order for their students to graduate, they must complete a predetermined amount of community service.This action though has been met with opposition from various groups who have denounced its mandatory enforcement.Harvard and Yale were founded to educate missionaries who could spread out into the distant areas of the growing United States and carry the Presbyterian message. A long-time consultant in the in the nonprofit sector, in 2006 Graff wrote , for Volunteer Canada, to define the phenomenon. Volunteering is, by definition, voluntary,” she stresses.
Requiring students to take part in community service to graduate from high school can actually reduce their later volunteering, new research suggests.