Throughout the book a lot of harsh language was used, along with ideas that may be considered inappropriate. This book should be taught to High School students across the country, and it should not be a banned book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches students morals, and ethics. The book is still partially accurate to what some people go through even in today’s world, and what the books reads is still a part of history that should not be covered up and tucked away. To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored.
Many believe that teachers and school staff should not be armed. “Trump said he personally supports the Second Amendment and concealed carry laws, but believes that proposals to arm teachers and other school employees crosses the line of self-protection and protection of one’s family into a different level of tasking educators and school support staff to provide public safety, law enforcement functions for hundreds or thousands of individuals in a school” (National School Safety and Security Services,
Today as an adolescent, America faces a new uphill battle, free speech. Derek Bok and Charles Lawrence both write about free speech and its effect on the community. In “Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus”, Derek Bok poses a discussion for the changing rules on a school campus in an effort to combat racist speech. Charles Lawrence’s article, “On Racist Speech” presents a detailed view on the history, effect and how to fix racist speech rather than give away control. In comparison, both articles broach the subject of racist speech, but Bok’s uses weak reasoning and analysis, whereas Lawrence's use of inductive and deductive reasoning, rhetorical appeals and fallacies make his the stronger article.
The school board believed the protest was potentially distracting and disruptive to the schools’ environments (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District). When the Supreme Court received the suit, they deliberated two questions: “Were the armbands a form of symbolic speech protected by the First Amendment? And if so,
Example would be the wearing of a black armband. It would not disrupt class-work or school activities. We have the right of privacy, but we have to maintain an environment in which learning can take place. Basically, school officials may search a student 's property if they have a reasonable suspicion that a school rule has been broken. I think that we as students should have the right
Brown argued that this broke the 14th amendment (Equal Rights), but was overruled in court when the jury decided as long as students learned the same thing and classroom settings were equal than no laws were broken. This court case in comparison to the Greensboro sit-in was not mainly on the concept of segregation in schools, but
Dress code rules teach students that their individuality is not important in addition to discouraging creativity. Some schools have even gone as far as digitally altering school pictures to raise necklines and add sleeves to female’s shirts (Orenstein 2). In a school environment, dress code rules impose on students’ rights to free speech, require extreme difficulty to enforce equally, and suppress students’ individuality and freedom. In today 's Society men and women all over the country are challenging their schools’ dress code rules and their constitutionality (“Taking on School Dress Codes: Teen Rebels With a Cause” 1). Part of withholding the democracy depends upon the people.
Essay Topic: School uniforms should be banned from schools. “Uniforms sends a message and remind students that they are in school. One element of the message that when students are going to school that is their place of work” a quote taken from Joe Palumbo, the Co-Principal of Newacomb Academy. Truly ,school uniforms create an identity for a school because without them there would be more difficulty in students to maintain school rules, and school uniforms teach students to dress properly and take pride in their appearance. One purpose of a school uniform is for identification and people will be able to distinguish which school students go to based on type of clothing they wear.
Denis Williams, the principle of Nutley High School includes in the student handbook that “searches of a ‘cursory’ nature may be conducted, including a visual inspection and request that students empty pockets, purses, and other belongings,” (Williams, 21). The decision for schools, like Nutley High, to include such decisions in their policies is to maintain a safe school environment, and therefore, keep students secure. This concept of whether more security is needed, in exchange for liberties of the people, or vise versa, started during the Enlightenment period, were philosophers like John Locke, argued different positions of the topic. Although some philosophers wanted less security in the name of the people’s liberties, others found that
Issue: Does the First Amendment allow public school to prohibit students from displaying banners with messages promoting use of illegal drugs at school supervised activities? II. Rule: The Court held 5-4 that no the First Amendment does not prevent educators from suppressing, at or across the street from a school-supervised event, student speech that is reasonably viewed as promoting
In the case Brewer vs. Hamilton Middle School the Supreme Court had to decide if the school had the right to limit Ben Brewer’s first amendment right to free speech. The school had decided to add a rule to the school dress code to ban students from wearing T-shirts that depict musical groups. Ben came into school after the rule had been enacted wearing a T-shirt that depicted Hall of Rejects which is a musical group. He was given the option to flip the shirt inside out and refused to. Mr.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right of expression to citizens. Students are said to keep their Constitutional rights within the school environment, as set in place by the Tinker Standard. However, the rights that are given to students have continued to be controversial and many of these cases have ended up in the Supreme Court. The education system is supposed to help in guiding the students by correcting or disciplining their incorrect actions, but this can sometimes end up in punishing excessively, and this is proven in many cases where the Supreme Court ruled in the favor of the students and their right to their self-expression. Students are not protected by the First Amendment because school officials are
A 6-3 vote in favor of New Jersey was all it took to strike down TLO’s request to suppress the evidence as well as her confession. In previous cases, courts have ruled that school officials were exempt from the restrictions put in place due to their need to enforce authority over their students. The Supreme Court decided that in this case, the exclusionary clause would apply to school officials. This means that because they’re school officials, they don’t have to have as many means to perform a search on the students because students should have a decreased expectation of privacy. Their decision meant that the evidence found in TLO’s purse along with her confession had to reason to be excluded because her 4th Amendment rights were not violated.
As seen in previous cases like Tinker vs. Des Moines, students have the right to political say, unless it causes disruption at school of students are promoting something that goes against the law. In the case of Tinker v Des Moines the students were not promoting anything illegal but showed their thought on the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands (Tinker). Argued in court by Kenneth W. Starr in the Morse v. Frederick case, he gave the idea that the foundation for school censorship was the case of Tinker v. Des Moines (Morse). The Justices responded back saying, that case was a different scenario as the students weren 't doing anything against the law while Frederick was encouraging the use of marijuana which was illegal (Morse).