The current regulations with the dress code prohibit the freedom of expression and limit diversity (Haynes 3). As a result, the dress code lowers students’ self esteem, confidence, and decision making in the community. Furthermore, a lack of self confidence and decision making halts progress for individuals to make certain decisions such as leading a group from an uncertain circumstance instead following rules that prohibit what to wear for a job (“Should Schools Have Dress Codes?” 2). Because of these reasons, students becoming decisive individuals in the future that will impact our democracy with their new ideas will we questionable and hazy. Additionally, it is important to note that the students that the school prepares for is ready to become successful and independent thinkers and not just followers of some limiting factors such as dress code policies and “arbitrary rules” (Robson 3).
The public school to prison pipeline was examined in the literature review through zero-tolerance policies and the effects it has played on graduation rates. Zero-tolerance policies have dramatically increased students being recommended to the court system according to the literature review. The literature review has shown a need for school districts to examine zero-tolerance policies and the negative effects that it has caused on students. Fran Silverman (2005) discusses students being punished under zero-tolerance and says, “The students were disciplined under their school’s zero tolerance policy and some advocates are saying these codes of conduct have become so strict that schools are turning into criminal justice systems, or worse, jailhouses” (pg. 54).
School prayer is a slippery slope, as it is hard to stay neutral. Subject to a number of supreme court cases, such as Engel V.S Vitale, Wallace V.S Jaffree, and Abington School District V.S Schempp. While the name implies a wide range of issues, it all comes down to school officiated prayer. Having a school officiated prayer violates the rights of those of different faiths and those who lack a faith, it violates the separation of church and state, and it violates the law. The society norm that officiated prayer is banned in schools should not be changed.
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.
After reading Dudley Delvin’s essay, “Plagiarism in America,” I have come to realize the great extent of plagiarism in American institutions. More often than one might assume, plagiarism occurs within students’ assignments. Delvin highlights the issue and presents a logical solution; however, to fully solve the epidemic, some alterations need to be made to his plan. The modern day student does not fully understand the negative consequences that plagiarism produces. In order for the high levels of cheating to decrease, students must have appropriate punishments that are enforced after each incident, surveillance of assignments, and education about plagiarism and its consequences.
The other victim is a young girl whose name was not given, and she was raped at a high school party after getting highly intoxicated. Many witnesses say that they saw her passed out, unable to walk, and even called her a mess during the time. There were various pictures and videos of her posted that night where the statements of the witnesses were confirmed (Strasser,2013). Both victims were taken advantage of and thankfully their rapists were both convicted. The first case was a little more difficult because there’s always going to be an issue with disability and consent.
This article explains what is bullying exactly. Bullying is any form of psychological, verbal, or physical abuse that occurs repeatedly among schoolchildren over a period. Statistically, the dominant type of violence is emotional and occurs mostly in the classroom and courtyard of schools. Bullying is a kind of torture, methodical and systematic, in which the aggressor sums up the victim, often with silence, indifference or complicity of other comrades. The author explains some characteristic and consequences of bullying.
Another example of this unfortunate occurrence is one Joe Jones who was accused of “assaulting a female middle school teacher.” Jones “confessed that ‘When I was young... I was looking at what the bad people did, not the good people. I was checking out the bad things, and that helped mess up my mind’”(To Censor or not to Censor at the school library). When we allow explicit content to be present in our schools --which are supposed to be safe places of learning anyway-- we raise the risk of students committing crimes and participation in risky
The movie “Freedom Writers” presents itself as a movie that challenges stereotypes and stigmas against students who come from stigmatized backgrounds. While the film addresses some problematic assumptions, it also exacerbates other stereotypes and misconceptions. The film “Freedom Writers” begins with the intention to disprove the idea that students from certain ethnic and racial backgrounds are “unteachable,” but the narrative of the movie contains many errors in the depiction of the students and the portrayal of the teacher. The depiction of the students is problematic because the actors are much older than the age of the children they are expected to be portraying.
The authors of these following articles covered discuss different variables that play into the controversy of high school drug testing that support their viewpoint while writing in a manner that effectively reaches their intended audience. Although there is a significant amount of disagreement over the situation, each author backed up their claims with either examples or statistics, pulling an effective argument for each case. Drug testing is argued to be ineffective, and a waste of school funds, as we see that is side Ingraham is advocating. Others have issues with the punishments given to students with proven drug use, and the lack of effectiveness that seems to show. On the opposite side of the spectrum people are taking a stance entirely for high school drug testing, including the punishments that follow.
The removal policy has proved the opposite and increased the number of failures and number of those being sent into the school-to-prison pipeline. Missing school because of this policy provides the students nothing and takes away the possibility of success. Those who do not comply to teachers that use the zero-tolerance policy with obedience are to receive exclusion or suspension dealt by the police and justice system. The zero-tolerance policy has gone off the lines of providing an even discipline to all students because
The two extreme positions either rest on the argument that trigger warnings should be mandatory because victims should not be exposed to traumatizing topics while learning, or that they are detrimental because it coddle students. Both positions need to be examined in order to understand why one side weighs heavier than the other. First, some people argue that these warnings should be a mandatory part of the curriculum for the emotional well-being of students. Trigger warnings are a way for students to have control over an unjust situation where they might feel traumatized. Trauma in the classroom disengages the student and impedes their willingness to learn.
We need to ask ourselves, how are trigger warnings and micro aggressions affecting the way we see and interetact with our fellow students? We are now seeing the effects of outragious amount of trigger warning being implemented in our school systems. Teachers are being regulated on the subjects they can and cannot teach due to what some students might consider
From the beginning she is told Americans that ask her if she wants to leave the brothel is a trap, and will take them to Mumtaz for a beating. Lakshimi ends up trusting an American and escapes exposing the brothel. Patricia McCormick was successful in her purpose of explaining to an American teenage audience how and why the cycle of human slavery present in the brothels exist. Like said in the book, women are compared to goats meaning women suffer the lack of power. When the main character goes to work relates to how women have to sell themselves to support their family of their money problems.
(The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated-Staros). Students have many rights; but, it is the right of the school to search students when there is reasonable suspicion of a threat. An example of this is the court case TLO v New Jersey. " T.L.O. was a high school student. School officials searched her purse suspecting she had cigarettes.