At Cedaredge High School we do not have a written honor code. Our honor code runs along the lines of bruin pride versus an actual honor code. If a student written honor code that did not change with who you are or the family you are a part of could be established at CHS then it would greatly improve our school environment. An enormous issue the honor code must address is the prevalence of cheating. A school can not function without a set guideline of rules, responsibilities, and disciplinary actions.
Just because a book has racial slurs, doesn’t mean it should be banned. Students hear racial commentary each and every day at school, so what good will banning a book do? It isn’t going to shelter students from racial jokes, because they will just hear them at school. Movies poke fun at different races, but they aren’t banned. Banning the book simply
Of course, banning prayer is illegal, which is why prayer is not banned, but prayer led by school officials or prayers officiated by the school are. The laws, in actuality, ban prayer led by the school or a school official. While a valid argument, it is incorrect. Some may say banning prayer in schools is a violation of the first amendment, but it is not the act of prayer that is banned, but prayer endorsed by the school that is
Some people may say that cyberbullying outside of school is not the schools problem and can violate some rights. In Source B, the source was about how schools had no authority to discipline a child for harassment off-campus. The constitution states that, “Congress should make no aww.. Abridging the freedom of speech” which states that they cannot punish you for something that is in the constitution. Courts ruled that a school could not discipline a student for inappropiate off-campus student speech. (Source B) It also states that some students and parents have successfully argued that cyberbullies violated civil or criminal laws by inflicting a hate crime.
Social bond theory was described in the textbook as,”Hirschi argued that through successful socialization a bond forms between individuals and the social group. When that bond is weakened or broken, deviance and crime may result” (127). In the film Bowling for Columbine it described Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as socially outcasts from the school. Connecting back to social bond theory Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold did not have bonds within the school as they were not in social norms and acted against it. In the textbook it further states, “We not only assume the deviant has believed the rules, we assume he believes the rules even as he violates them” (127).
The First Amendment Free Speech Clause requires courts and school districts to weigh and balance the need for a safe, orderly school environment conductive to learning and guarantee the right to speak or engage in expressive activity (Darden, 2006). This means that if students are not disturbing others from learning then they are allowed to express their selves freely. This resides back to the Tinker verse Des Moines ICSD case, when principals suspended students for wearing black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War. The Supreme Court ruled in favor for the students stating that school officials must demonstrate that the speech would disrupt school activities, which in this case it did not (Darden, 2006). Speech is not just considered
Alan Gribben, the editor of the new edition, asserts, “Seems to me I'm doing something constructive by simply eliminating a word that's a clear barrier for many people”. However, the word ‘nigger’ itself does not cause any problems; it’s the intolerance of people exposed to it that makes the word secluded from society. The setting where this issue is most prominent is in high school classrooms. While the use of ‘nigger’ may cause inappropriate behavior by mischievous students, the censorship does more harm than good. It would prevent readers from understanding the word’s prior applications.
"To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity,"- Nelson Mandela. This quote refers to Fortas' and Black's story about students that wear armbands to school. A student's rights should not be taken. The school officials took their rights away by making them take off their armbands or receive suspension. It was not a burden to anyone else.
School searches have been debated for as long as they have been conducted. Debates are based on keeping the bad things out of the school and invading students privacy. School searches should not be conducted because of invasion of private property, parents, and mental stableness. Invasion of private property is wrong and it should not happen. When the drug dogs come in and start walking through the school they can smell just about anything.
Thanks to your actions the rest of us are facing the consequences. The other thing, you don’t need to be consuming alcohol at a high school age. It’s ILLEGAL to have possession nevertheless consume alcohol under the age of 21. Also, is school just that boring that you feel you need to be drunk in class? School is there for you to better yourself and to help you get an education.
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).