Two Jehovah's Witness school children, ages 10 and 12, Lillian and William Gobitis were suspended from school for refusing to salute the American flag in Minersville, Pennsylvania. The Gobitis children were Jehovah's Witnesses; they believed that such a gesture of respect for the flag was forbidden by their religion. Their parents claimed that the children's' due process rights had been violated by the school district, they believed their children had the right to refuse to say the Pledge. In an 8-to-1 decision, the Court upheld the mandatory flag salute The Court held that the state's interest in "national cohesion" was "inferior to none in the hierarchy of legal values" and that national unity was the idea of national security. The court found that the flag was an important symbol of national unity and that school children should respect and salute
If the student refused to remove the armband, the student would be suspended. Regardless of the policy, the Tinkers wore their armbands to school on December 16 and Eckhardt wore his armband the next day. The armbands didn’t cause a disturbance, but the three students were still suspended and asked not to return to school until they removed the armbands. Even though the students returned to school after the protest was over, they had filed a lawsuit in the federal district court. They asked the courts to overrule the school’s decision to punish the students for wearing the armbands.
Due to triviality of this book being banned in NYC public schools, we’ve decided to vote on this issue on the show. If you think this decision actually is important, more schools are turning to different books for their literature throughout the year, and not this book. So I now ask the studio audience to vote Yes or No in regards as to whether or not this book should be banned from public schools. (Depending on the voting results, there will be alternate endings. If the book is banned, the superintendent would speak, and if the book isn’t banned, Pony Boy will speak) O: Okay.
Amen,” was led by teachers in the classroom and recited by students. A student could refrain from saying the prayer or could leave the room if the student objected to the practice. Parents of ten students brought forth the complaint and later the suit that stated the practice violated the First Amendment rights of the students, more specifically the Establishment Clause which prohibits the establishment of a government religion. In question was the constitutionality of the practice of reciting a voluntary, denominationally neutral prayer by an employee of a public school district. Teachers led the prayer after the pledge of allegiance.
The prayer was offered to the school boards in the State for use, the participation in the prayer was voluntary. Engel v. Vitale is a famous supreme court case that started in 1962 that dealt with the voluntary prayer which was stated in schools. People though that praying to god was going against their beliefs and religion so they wanted for the prayer to be removed from the schools.In New York, the Union Free School District No. 9 directed the local principal to have the prayer said aloud by each class in the presence of a teacher at the beginning of the school day.The parents of ten pupils in the New Hyde Park schools disagreed and were upset that this prayer was being said in their children's school. They soon filed a suit in a New York State court to banned the prayer,they kept on insisting that the use of this prayer in the public schools was contrary to their own and their children's beliefs, religions, or religious practices.
The Supreme Court ruled in the 1943 case West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that school officials violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments when they punished students and their parents for the students’ refusal to salute to the American flag. During the 1940s, the United States Supreme Court discussed two cases in which the majority disputed with the rights of individuals. In the first case, Minersville School District v. Gobitis, the court ruled that all students had to recite the Pledge of Allegiance while saluting the flag in the classroom. However, the Supreme Court faced the same issue three years later in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette and was against a state school order that public school students must participate in a patriotic ceremony. The issues of the Barnette case stemmed from the decision of the Minersville School District v. Gobitis case.
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
If you were to ask teachers in the 1980’s if they thought training school faculty members gun safety and allow them to carry weapons it would be viewed as unimaginable. With the increase of school violence since 1999 more parents and faculty members have been asking how we should go about keeping our children safe in school. In the United States in 2012, there were ten school shootings leaving forty-one dead and thirteen wounded (Tyrel). Many schools in urban neighborhoods have installed metal detectors and do backpack checks prior to allowing anyone into the schools doors. Should we train and allow school faculty members to carry weapons to help keep our children safe or should we find other methods of early detections to stop these events from happening.
The outcome of this case states that “the First Amendment imposes limitations upon a local school board's exercise of its discretion to remove books from high school and junior high school libraries” (Island Trees School District v. Pico). These court cases have greatly decreased the amount of power people have to prevent book banning, but there was a time where opposition to book banning
Dear Steve Hanson: I acknowledge that you have asked the school board to permit cell phone use by students during lunch,studyhall,and before school. As a student _______, I disagree with the use of cell phones during the school day at all.I reject this proposal for many reasons.This is due to the fact of the non-beneficial use,the effect they have on social skills,and the increase in cyber bullying they could cause. Cell phones could be used during school in non - beneficial ways.For example, excessive texting during school would not benefit the students academically.Students playing games, could take their focus off of school work, and what they recently learned.Social media could be used and engage students in things happening outside of school.Texting,games,and social media do not benefit students during school. Cell phones could cause a social problem. They are anti-social electronics.Students will sit around on their phones and not cominicate with the people around them.If students are always on their phones, they would not be as good at communicating with others.Social skills are an important aspect of life.Being social at school is important for friendships and life skills in general.