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.
Rhetorical Analysis The First Amendment states that the people have a guaranteed right to freedom of speech, but that’s not always the case. In Nguyen's essay "Speech Doesn't Have to Be Pretty to Be Protected," she discusses three separate incidents: a Warren high school student who wore a t-shirt that said “redneck” across the front, Jeff and Nicole Rank who wore t-shirts stating “Love America, Hate Bush” when attending a visit by President Bush, and an incident that occurred on Nguyen’s own campus where students wore t-shirts saying “war criminal.” Nguyen’s tone in this essay helps assert her point; she firmly believes that the rights of the students in all three incidents were violated and voices these beliefs in a strong, passionate way. With all this in mind, Nguyen asks: “Was the university justified in removing our fellow students who were not disruptive in any way” (Nguyen 326)? Nguyen uses ethos, pathos and logos along with a very serious and opinionated tone to persuade the reader that the constitutional rights of the students were abused. Nguyen’s use of ethos, pathos and logos strengthens her argument.
Her parents thought the dress code more than just ridiculous: they considered it unconstitutional. In March, they and a dozen other Redwood parents and students sued the school and the Napa Valley Unified School District in state court. They claim the students have a fundamental right to express themselves through their attire - to speak, in effect, through the kind of clothes that Scott insisted on wearing that first day of school: a denim skirt and socks depicting Tigger, a character from Winnie-the-Pooh. The school took away Scott’s freedom to dress freely and
When The Boy Scouts of America caught hear of this, it was immediately taken to court. Opening in 1992,the court 1st went with Dale’s appeal stating that the Boy Scouts had violated the sexual basis law of Pennsylvania. Later this would be overturned because the Boy Scouts of America’s First Amendment right of expressive association clearly saying, "The Boy Scouts of America has always reflected the expectations that Scouting families have had for the organization. We do not believe that homosexuals provide a role model consistent with these expectations. Accordingly, we do not allow for the registration of avowed homosexuals as members or as leaders of the BSA."
Make decisions about the budget and staffing. Make sure the school provides for all students including those with special needs. Help to shape the direction the school is going. Governors are at the centre of how a school operates, their role affects the interests of pupils, staff and how the school is seen by the parents and local community. They have to be prepared to both support and challenge the head teacher and staff by gathering views asking questions and deciding what is best for the pupils.
What is changing are the people involved and the environment where these freedoms are being questioned. In the essay Schools fail free speech 101, it is my observation that the author takes the position that the constitutional rights of students in American schools are being denied by teachers, principals, and administrators. The author uses many examples of these censorships of students as premises to support his conclusion (2007). In the article, the author reports about a Cincinnati high school student magazine that included a “mildly critical” article about the schools football team and the principal ordered the article be torn out of the magazine before it was distributed (Schools fail, 2007). I feel this is a strong premise to support the conclusion that administrators censor what students write in their publications.
According to the article bullying by John Greenya “On a typical school day today three out of 10 American youngsters are involved in bullying as perpetrators, victims or bystanders, and an estimated 160,000 children skip school for fear of being harassed”(Greenya). As Americans we have to put our foot down and prevent bullying from destroying educational rights. To do so we must understand bullying and learn ways to prevent bullying. To start off, there are different types of bullying for example, physical, verbal, indirect, social alienation, intimidation and cyber bullying. Physical bullying includes any physical contact that would hurt or injure a person.
Every couple of months when tuning into the news, it’s often heard of debates about public schools bringing in school uniforms. It’s often thought that the uniforms will solve multiple problems such as violence, behavior, and safety of the attending students. It is also said that it will help parents with expenses because they won’t have to keep up with the demands of expensive clothing from teenagers today. If your opinion made a difference in the decision of wearing school uniforms at your school, would you choose to wear them or be against the idea? Do you believe school uniforms make a difference in the lives of students attending schools?
Education teaches “the importance of following directions, meeting schedules and deadlines, teamwork, getting along with others, creativity and innovation, and obeying authority in a merit-based system of performance and success” (Vissing, 2011). Students who go to school, from a very young age until they graduate, are taught what is right from wrong, what is good or bad, and how to treat others around them. This helps maintain a good society and prepares the kids for the future. It is also said that education helps with “social control or the regulation of deviant behavior” (Crossman, 2012). Kids who are in school during the day are taught to behave right and stay out of trouble and off of the streets.
Daniel Santiago Brown V. Board of Ed. Case Mr. Dolese Period 9 The Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court Case was a major turning point in the long fight for Civil Rights. In the 1950’s, 13 parents decided to sue their local school district for breaking the Fourteenth Amendment. These suits were later grouped together to be known as the Brown V. Board of Education Supreme Court Case, named after Oliver Brown, whose daughter had to walk six blocks to go to her bus stop just to go to her segregated school. They argued that the term “separate but equal” rule was unconstitutional and should be overruled.