Persuasive Speech Essay

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Goal: To express my views on open campus lunch.
Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to convince my class mates that open campus lunches should be allowed for high school students.

Student lunch periods at a typical are crowded and rushed. Many students don’t have time to finish there meal and other students have a hard time finding food they either want to or can eat. And with certain meals, the food can run out before everyone has gotten through the line and receive their food. An easy alternative to this would be to instigate an open campus lunch period. Almost 1 in 3 high schools across the country allow students to leave campus during lunch, according to a report last year from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Today I’m going to be explaining why upperclassmen should have the option of an open campus lunch period. Now you may have some misgivings about this idea. Things such as no way of controlling who is leaving the school grounds, the cost of buying food, and the safety of those behind the wheel. But these are false presumptions that are made about open or off-campus lunch.
As previously stated, you may believe that is would be impossible to control who is leaving the campus. But as stated on the newspaper website for Legacy High School, “If the district insists on maintaining their rule enforcement philosophy, they can allow students over the age of 18 to sign a waiver for themselves, and let younger student-drivers in both the junior and sophomore class have the option of letting their parents sign one for them. Anyone without a waiver would fall under the current closed campus rule. This solution would allow students with permission to have off-campus lunch.” This allows the school to control and supervise anyone who would want to leave the school grounds for lunch. If a student without a waiver were to leave there would be a punishment such as detention. And anyone who breaks rules with a waiver, such as

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