School searches are a highly debated topic among schools. Searches are used to maintain safety. There is a lot of backgroung that goes into searches and although they arent meant to protect students and school, there are many people who oppose it but also some who support. There are many laws and personal rights that schools have to follow in order to conduct a school search. The U.S. Consitution protects peoples ' privacy.
Random drug testing will also make student athletes stop using drugs “if they’re really serious about playing” (Marciana np). Coaches and faculty members of schools also agree with random drug testing and care about the health and safety of students. “We are trying to look out for the health and safety of our student-athletes. I think we’re trying to send the right message” (Pilon np). Students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities will stop using drugs if they were to be randomly tested because “participating in extracurriculars, in public high schools is a privilege and it’s not a right, as well as parking on our school parking lot” (Marciana
The students who use the honor codes become good citizens in the future. Honor codes are helpful because there are expectations, no more cheating and social codes. Honor codes can only work if the school has expectations for their students. To begin, some say that because of our culture that the schools can not expect student to tell their peers for cheating (Fleischmann 113). Well if the honor code is in place, teachers and their peers
Schools that do not require uniforms may have those students who do not care how they dress. Scenes of students dropping their pants down to the ground and showing their underwear will be common. Some others will be wearing inappropriate logos on their shirts and jackets. That gives the school a bad reputation and makes it a fertile ground for foul language, gang behavior, and crimes. In addition, students who do not have to focus on what to wear to school are going to focus more on their studies, which leads to improved grades.
Locker Checks Guns, drugs and knives are only some of things that are potentially slipping through the doors of schools each day without teachers or administration knowing. While some people may claim that locker checks are a violation of a student’s privacy others like myself disagree. Police or administration should have the rights to check your locker at any time. Random or regular locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime, they are an important part of a police officer’s job and ensure school safety. First of all, random locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime in the next generation.
Some parents state that it can be a bad influence for their children to be around weapons. Many schools have been wanting to talk about this subject for decades since many school shootings has been happening recently. Essentially, parents do not agree with the idea of weapons being near their
Although we already do locker searches at our school, our principal wants to do random locker searches. Many people assume that it is a superb thing to do, and there are abundant people that think it is misguided to do. Many people think it is a dreadful conclusion, because, it is invading our only private place at school, and it is just an atrocious thing to do in general.
Every book has a massage but some books have explicit content that parents feel are too much for their kids at such a young age. Schools still have a problem with banning books, some school strongly believe that keeping books that are not appropriate for kids to read off the shelves is the safest option. Still other schools think that banning books is simply not right and should not be done. It is still a well talked about topic. So should banning books be praised or
As it is easy to see in American schools, many children are easily distracted and tend to rank education low on their list of priorities. To combat this, school administrators are considering implementing a more professional dress code so that students will treat their education with more seriousness. The plan sounds good on paper. In real life, however, it will not work. Schools should not adopt a more professional dress code because professional clothes are too restrictive, the strict code will create numerous problems, and many families cannot afford professional clothes.
Some people who are not in favor of dress codes say dress codes should not be put in place in publicly funded schools because they limit a student’s freedom of expression. They are correct, dress codes do restrict a student’s freedom of expression. However, expression is not as important as a student’s ability to learn how to be well off in the adult world. The benefits of dress codes outweigh this one con. The first main reason to impose dress codes in school is that they decrease gang violence.
Downgrading dishonest academic integrity in school environments will allow students to understand the importance of an honor code. It is embarrassing to be caught cheating by peers knowing that the honor code is enforced. Developing a community that takes an honor code seriously will decrease the amount of cheating. At my high school, certain teachers will remind students of academic integrity, however, there is not a community for it. Even without an honor code at my high school, students should be remind constantly about academic integrity.
Thus, they will effectively create a barrier to discourage the offenders from getting to class or going back home. My solution may not be popular with some students, but I think it may raise students’ grade point averages who will get to class on time, and thus gain valuable instruction time. Fewer hallway traffic jams will also result in fewer tardies by clearing the hallways for students who believe passing periods if for travelling to other classes, not engaging in long conversations with friends or checking your phone while blocking the hallway. Let’s eliminate hallway traffic jams, as we must focus on our future and not
Because there is such a huge spotlight public schools to perform well on standardized testing, administrators take extra precaution to avoid any incidents that may blemish their appearance, such as a student caught cheating, thus invalidating the test scores of every other student in the area. While this is an effective protocol, it should also be applied in areas outside of testing, like homework for example. Homework is by far the easiest thing students at Laurel
Zero-tolerance policies will teach children how society works - when you make bad choices, you will have bad outcomes. Parents and administrative claim that it’s important to keep these policies in schools because they help maintain a safe environment, while teaching students unacceptable behavior is (Sellors). “ Zero-tolerance policies remove difficult students quickly,” said Sellors. After these students are removed from a schools, it is harder for them to get into another school. Although some students who are expelled from school are offered an alternative education at disciplinary schools, those schools fail to provide a “meaningful education” (ACLU).
These people ignore that while the real world can be a very corrupt place, it is also a place of democracy and equal opportunity, two things that are very limited in schools with zero tolerance policies. Zero tolerance policies don’t allow for differentiating between students, which is arguably one of its major problems (Saenz). By responding to every behavioral problem the same, the potential reasoning behind those misbehaving is continuously ignored. “We end up punishing honor students to send a message to bad kids. But the data indicate that the bad kids are not getting the message.” — Professor Russell Skiba