“The Supreme Court has ruled that students are allowed to organize, voluntarily, religious clubs -- which can include prayer and Bible study—at public schools, just as they might any other kind of club (Mosser, 2010, pa. 2.3)” Yes, we should keep religion and school separate, but the children has the choosing to do it voluntary. Staff and faculty members cannot be involved, or they will be considered interfering with the child’s rights. Since the children come from different religions, or atheists, prayer in only one religion is not a compromise. A solution could be something simple or complicated. One suggestion is for the students themselves to have a prayer and Bible study group, probably at a mealtime or extracellular activity time (where they hold time for clubs).
The Tinker Standard was a decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools. The Tinker test is still used by courts today to determine weather a school's disciplinary actions violates student's first amendment rights. The Tinker Standard came about in December of 1965 in Des Moines, Iowa when John F. Tinker younger sister Mary Beth Tinker and friend Christopher Eckhardt decided to wear black armbands to their schools in protest of the Vietnam War and supporting the Christmas Truce called for by Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The principles of Des Moines previously adopted a policy that restricted students from wearing armbands to school. Any student who failed to follow the policy would be sent home immediately and suspended until they decided to follow the schools policy.
In order to cut down on the number of students who leave school without permission, schools should do away with their inadequate in-school suspension policy, and adopt the new alternative policy known as billiam. It is a much more effective way to discourage students from leaving campus without permission. Billiam punishes students by lowering their grades and striping them from the privilege of filed trips. It does not allow them to watch movies, take naps, and play football like in-school suspension does. It is real punishment for a real problem.
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
Yell explains the current laws and regulations on disciplining students in special education. Throughout the chapter Yell breaks down the different aspects of discipline in schools in regards to special education. Yell starts out explaining the procedural due process used to create fair polices. Yell also talks about how schools are given the power to act as parent for the child while they are at school. This does not mean that parents have no rights to what happens to their child while they are at school but this allows school to guide student behaviors though discipline.
Proof: * “In discussion, teachers pointed out that since it is the policy of the Washougal School District to assign an alternative book to any student who objects on any grounds to reading an assigned one, the attempt to prevent a whole class from reading a book was an attempt to change policy, replacing free choice by censorship” – pg, 257, 1st paragraph * “Censorship, here or in Russia or wherever, is absolutely anti-democratic and elitist. The censor says: You don’t know enough to choose, but we do so you will read what we choose for you and nothing else. The democrat says: The process of learning is that of
Does standardized testing improve education in public schools? Terrie Lynn Bittner the author of Homeschoolers Should Not Take Standardized Test would argue that it has not been proven that these tests help public school students. The author states that testing is nothing more than routine memorization and not true learning. So, homeschoolers shouldn’t have to take standardized tests because the parents do not need testing to see their children’s progress. With homeschooling, the parents are the ones teaching their children, so they know their progress, strengths and weaknesses.
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.
Britney Randolph 2/23/2011 Dr. Dave Critical Writing II Free Speech and (Un) Protected Speech According to the Legal Dictionary freedom of speech is defined as the right to express information, ideas, and opinions free of government restrictions based on content and subject only to reasonable limitations (as the power of the government to avoid a clear and present danger). Then why is it when someone says something that is not a threat to anyone there is a problem? An example would be the case of Morse v. Frederick. In 2002, an 18 year old high school student by the name of Joseph Frederick was suspended by his school principal, Deborah Morse, because he displayed a banner that read “BONG HiTS 4 JESUS” across the street from the school during their 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. Even though the sign was being held across the street, technically off school property, Frederick was still suspended for five days because Morse believed that is was against the anti-drug policy of the school.
Those in favour also argue that religion in schools prevents the students from socializing with other peers. However Christian schools encourage students to have more positive peer influences. Students hence socialize with peers who give them a more positive influence. Therefore, this allows students focus on their education,