”I think the administration is wrong in this situation, and I don’t want this to happen to other people.” The five editors, who said their decision was unanimous, said Spies’ blame was misplaced, in both targeting the administration, and believing that it was a dress code issue. They also offered her an opportunity to include the photo in the yearbook, just not as her senior photo. “If she (Spies) chooses to, the picture will run as her senior ad, not her senior portrait,” Trujillo said. Despite the clarification from her peers into how and why the decision was made, a meeting Spies initiated between herself, her mother, and the school’s principal, Diane Lashinsky, was held today as planned. “The editors all turned their backs on me and changed their minds,” she told the Herald.
The siblings, and Echardt were asked to remove the armbands; consequences for failing to do so were suspension until after New Year’s Day, and confiscation of the armbands. Even knowing the consequences the brother and sister team did not care, nor did Christopher, they wore the black bands anyway and were eventually sent home. They appealed to the district court arguing their rights were being violated, but ended up losing the case because the district court decided that the action of the school was reasonable. Unhappy with the results the Tinker siblings appealed to the Supreme Court. Legal concepts- The two amendments in question are (the right to freedom of speech granted by) the First Amendment, and the (right to be equally protected under the law given to us by) the Fourteenth Amendment.
One article which was a story on a girl who blamed her father for the divorce of her parents, the other was about pregnant teenagers of Hazelwood East High School sharing the experiences they encountered in the school. In order to keep the girls privacy the editors changed their names. Before the article could be published they were removed by the Principal who felt they were inappropriate. The Principal felt that
News Observation Paper Gang turf wars endure in south Orange County http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/30/local/me-sanjuan30 Currently, a number of children are being pressured into gang violence and activity. As mentioned in the article a South County school teacher, Gia Lugo, a resident of San Juan Capistrano, feels it is necessary to take extra precautions in her city, due to the cities gang violence and vandalism problems occurring. When teaching she was always “Careful not to let students know that she lives in San Juan Capistrano and never told people in San Juan where she worked.” Lugo believes that outreach programs are important to help children and there families in gang prevention and education because, “merely arresting kids isn’t going to fix anything. We want police to crack down, but enforcement is not enough.” One resident frustrated with the problem says that, “The community has to bond and
Susie was suspended from school for 10 days to uphold school policy. Susie and her parents appealed the suspension to the South Bay County School District which upheld the suspension. Tinker v. Des Moines sets precedent for this case. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines, the Court held that students have a First Amendment right to display armbands at school. The case ascertained that wearing of the armbands did cause aggressive disruptive action or group demonstrations and sought to punish petitioners for a silent, passive expression of opinion unaccompanied by any type of disturbance on the part of petitioners.
When Yasmin enters high school, she runs for freshman secretary winning by a landslide. The only catch was all student officers had to attend all school functions, dances included. However, this poses a problem because her religious restrictions did not condone that and she would not be able to attend. Yasmin believes that she was not asking for “special treatment”, only “a fair accommodation for her principles.” (91) Her father meets with the COSA and he
Jordan Thill 4/9/13 Class 4 Addiction Video The first time Laura drank was when she was 7, and the first time she smoked was when she was 13. Laura would beg her mom not to tell her dad, her mom didn’t know what to do but Laura would always blackmail her mom and said that she wont tell her anything any more. Laura would try to stop but she couldn’t. Laura would kick her sister out of the house whenever she has parties so her sister won’t ruin the party. Laura thought she was pregnant so she wanted to run away so her friend called a guy and he said that he would pick
Any student who failed to follow the policy would be sent home immediately and suspended until they decided to follow the schools policy. The families of those fellow students didn’t decide to file a lawsuit until after the Iowa Civil Liberties Union approached their family, and ACLU agreed to help the family with their case. The parents in turn, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, which upheld the decision of the Des Moines school board. The courts seven to two decision held that the first amendment applied to public schools, and that administrators would have to demonstrate constitutionally valid reasons for any specific regulation of speech in the classroom. The court observed, " it can hardly be argued that either students or
Later papa decides to move to a new place and a new school. At the new school, Jeanne is actually nominated to be the carnival queen. When the school heard that she was nominated, many teachers were no approving of her, so some of them even tried to rig the ballots so another nomine could have a better chance of winning. After Jeanne won, she had to go to a coronation ceremony, however during that time; she realized that she is not American, nor Japanese. She is both.
If the book is banned, the superintendent would speak, and if the book isn’t banned, Pony Boy will speak) O: Okay. Now we have the results from out voting session. (Comment on the closeness of the voting, among other things, and then announce the winner) (If book is banned) K: I knew this book would be banned. It doesn’t belong on the desks of school children in New York City, and the voting proves it. (If book isn’t banned) P: Thank you Oprah for having me, and thank you for voting to keep this book in the city’s schools.