16 Year Old High School Case Study

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A. 16 Year old High School Student The 16 year old high school student would be asked to change his shirt inside out, and if he refuses he would ultimately be sent home. Out of the three people listed, he would have the least amount of protection. All students are covered under the 14th amendment of equal protection, because dress codes are from neutral viewpoints and all students are expected to follow them. First amendment rights can be restricted within the school to protect the greater good of all students, as seen in Powe v. Miles (1968). Typically the school protects against speech or symbols that could be disruptive, distractive, profane, or encourage violence so that they can be proactive by avoiding any possible disruption that could be caused by the shirt. B. An 18 year old college student would have the most protection out of all three people while wearing the tee shirt. Although the tee shirt is offensive, it’s still protected under the first amendment…show more content…
In Fountain Gate Ministries v. City of Plano (1983) we see the opposite of Crosby; A degree granting institution in Plano, Texas acting under the façade of a church. Fountain Gate argues that the college and the church share the same mission, therefore Fountain Gate should be exempt from the zoning laws that are preventing the college. The court found that Fountain Gate confers degrees, charges tuition and application fees, employs faculty and staff, houses students in dormitories, and requires all students to eat in the cafeteria (Olivas, 2006, p. 19). All of these functions are pertinent pieces of a college. The most significant piece of evidence, supporting that Fountain Gate is a college, not a church, is that they offer enrollment to people who do not attend the church or are of a different religious denomination. According to Olivas, 75% of their enrollment is made up of non-church members (Olivas, 2006,
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