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. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
Although some teens of “To Tell or Not to Tell” by Mary Kate Frank have argued that people don’t speak up because they’d rather not get in trouble or make their friends mad at them, closer examination shows you should speak up because if you don’t your friends could become severely hurt or die due to your actions. “Together with a few friends, Matthew reported what he knew to school administrators, and police ultimately arrested and charged two students involved in the shooting plot.” This sentence from the article is a perfect example of why sometimes it’s a good reason to be a whistle-blower, a whistle-blower is someone who tells for a good purpose. If Matthew decided not to tell them a great deal of lives could have been lost. If Matthew hadn’t told about the shooting, his life could have been cut short and so would many others who went to his school. He wasn’t going to tell originally, but his friends helped him tell
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.
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
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.
Speaking to Holly O’Mahony of the Guardian, Dewar-Langridge scoffs at people who say that young prisoners do not deserve an education because they’ve already committed crimes. For Dewar-Langridge, education is the best choice for rehabilitating young male offenders, prevent more crimes from being committed, and allow them to become important members of the community. She said that most of the young offenders have had negative experiences at school. This means that it’s going to be a tough challenge engaging them in an educational background they did not choose for themselves. She discloses that the boys in her class are quite vulnerable because they have learning disabilities.
There are no studies to show that these drug test are going to help the drug problem. We need to find something that will help the drug problem in schools without violating the student and parents privacy. According to Sifferlin (2015)¨The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement on Monday saying it opposes randomly drug testing students because there’s not enough evidence to show it’s effective, and because random testing can damage relationships between students and their schools. It’s also a possible infringement on privacy, the group says¨ (para. 2).
However, the severity of punishments and the methods used by the law were beneficial and practical and they helped to reduce the amount of crime in England. The article “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” expresses that crime was an issue in Elizabethan England, and a threat to the stability of society. To maintain order the penalties for committing minor crimes were generally punished with some form of public humiliation. For major crimes including thievery, murder, and treason those convicted were put to death. The sheer ruthlessness of the punishments discourage any sort of crime as they will scare the citizens into never breaking the law in fear of the consequences.
Then being left with a physical pain of rulers or belts whipped across the hand for not living up to their teachers expectations. This is not a way schools should 've punished innocent children, schools are supposed to be a place of learning, safety and being who you are gaining knowledge that will help you in the long run. The public schools in this novel show a very obedient unpleasant way of learning, to punish or expect such high standards from young children is ridiculous when they are only kids still in the process of understanding concepts right then
Mental illness is a true problem with citizens who are not seeking help to treat their mental illness. Mental illness is not something that the shooter should be blaming there actions of shooting the school on. The shooter is just trying to use mental illness to make him not get in too much of trouble for the actions that the shooter did with the school shootings. Shooting at students and staff and using mental illness as another reason you did it is not a good reason. Mental illness is a disease and not a factor you should be blaming a school shooting on.
He reported the existence of a No Bully Referral Form which, he said, could be used to report bullying to one’s self and others. Also, the student explained, the solution team tried to make the target feel better about themselves and tried to stop problems around the school if the problems were relevant to the situation. However, the student also stated he knew of incidents where the system was abused, and no help came from the form. Obviously, many students have mixed feelings about the system; the school’s system seems good in theory, but less in
The majority believes that the circumstances were reasonable for the alleged crime that was being committed in the school. The school has an obligation towards the protection for the other students and to maintain order within the school and that the rules of the school not to be broken. The search for the pills are considered just because the search was of places that the pills could have been hidden and if not for the fact the rules were broken and the information about Redding’s disbarment of pills were brought to the attention of the school officials the search would not have occurred. The main disagreements between the parties are the way in which the search was handled. It is an agreement that what the student decided to do were against
For kids over the years dealing with abuse, bullying, and mental problem, they attended to think of a way for people to hear them cry out for help. But in this case LaDue didn 't cry out he wanted fame and by shooting or blowing up a school would, probably, he thought, would get him that fame. He would get the distance to seek fame and by killing people that were his answer. For other people it 's different and some of them don 't do it for the fame and glory they do it so people can hear their cries. What LaDue did was wrong and stupid of him how he was doing this.
I understand shootings have happened in the past at schools, but I don’t think having police officers in the school is going to stop someone from shooting someone if they really wanted. It seems to me that the police officers are affecting more things in the school than actually helping. If the police officers are going to stay in schools I think they should only interfere when they are needed, for example when there is violence happening. I think that punishment should be by the schools principle or school board, like it used to be. I cannot seem to understand why I police officer would arrest a four year old child, I feel like they should be smarter than that and should know
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).