The students were told they could not return to school until they agreed to remove their armbands (ACLU). With their parents, they sued the school for violating their first amendment. When many kids get into high school/middle school, they realize their amendments and what freedoms they have. Mary Tinker decided to express hers. When she was sent home for wearing an
It seems that the school system is always mistreating them when it comes to certain things. Black girls have been dressed coded for their hair, black kids are afraid of getting targeted by the white students in the school for being different, and also white teachers show racism to the black students. In an article by Maya Allen, a group of schoolgirls were suspended for having natural hair. The principal called their natural hair "untidy, un-groomed, and unkempt." To the principal, the hair didn't look like it was brushed for days, which is against school rules.
In Oklahoma, two students (Daniel James and Lindsey Earls) took legal action in stating their opions about the drug testing in schools. The drug testing students was created by the Tecumseh, Oklahoma School District which requires all middle, as well as high school students to participate in urinalysis testing for drugs in order to participate in any extracurricular school activity. This case applies to the Acton’s case because both Acton, Earl, and James all disagreed upon the act of drug testing students. For whatever apparent reason, James Acton’s parents refused to allow James be drug tested. Why?
Even in school, students are facing racial injustice. These two students are getting bullied and made fun of because they are “different” compared to everyone else. At a young age, people are already starting to judge one another due to a person’s race. Students who are not treated fairly may be afraid of coming to school and feel downgrade in themselves. This issue can create an unfair environment for color students to be in.
School’s dress codes now and days are sexist towards females, indicating a female should hide her body for the actions of young immature boy who gets aroused easily. While school dress code might be useful in schools to teach younger generations about how to dress in the workforce for the future, but that’s not the case anymore. As the years pass by the dress codes are being strictly enforce against females. Such as in the article written by Laura Bates, “How Schools Dress Codes Shame Girls and Perpetuate Rape Culture “Girls are repeatedly told the reason they have to cover up to avoid ‘distracting’ their
Most public schools these days enforce a dress code to a degree,however, about 57% of those schools are classified as having a stern dress code. A stern dress code impacts things such as the length of all bottoms and dresses, tank tops, how low cut a student 's shirt can be. Having a stern dress code however isn’t the only problem. A lot of schools are being called out on the amount of sexism in their school dress code. Schools are calling girls a distraction, LGBT students have been prevented from wearing clothes from another gender, and more.
Some dress codes restrict students to certain images, pants, and even hairstyles. A young girl named Kamryn Renfro shaved her head to support her friend who was going through cancer, which was not included in the dress code (Irvine). After she was almost suspended, her mother spoke of the rule, “‘...but does the length of a kid’s hair necessarily affect them in the classroom’”(Irvine). Kamryn Renfro was punished for standing up for her friend. Every school tries to teach students to support one another, but they are actually just teaching them that this behavior is bad.
The French headscarf controversy reached its peak when, in 2004, the French parliament passed a law banning conspicuous religious clothing from school classrooms. This law and the controversy surrounding the wearing of hijabs, veils, and headscarfs by muslim schoolgirls can trace its immediate root to 1989 when a principal in Creil expelled three girls for refusing to remove the garment in the school. This starting point still neglects the influence of France’s colonial past and her struggle to absorb immigrants from former colonial holdings — especially the predominately muslim Algeria — and the impact of racist remnants of colonial sentiment on modern political and cultural dialog surrounding immigrants. The controversy also served as a rock on which the Front National, a radically right French political party, and its followers were able to create and promote a
Are Children Beauty Pageants really safe? Children beauty pageants can have negative effects it can be physically or mentally. People should ban child beauty pageants because beauty pageants sexualize children, parents abuse their child and it exposes children from pedophiles. Sexualizing children are one of the reasons that children beauty pageants should be banned. “Young girls who participate in pageants become sexualized by wearing adult style clothing, makeup, and assuming provocative poses.”
Muslim girl claimed, that the administration of school prohibited her from attending the school. This case is an excellent example of explicit discrimination against people, wearing religious headwear. Children should not be denied education because of their religious identification. Such kind of behavior is a direct result of
In 2003, she got into a relationship with Christopher Snider. Snider was disapproved by Christine 's mother and stepfather as well as two of her friends Tiffany Rowell and Rachael Koloroutis. Snider was disapproved because of various arrests and frequent drug use. Therefore, while being with Snider, Christine started using drugs along with Snider. On July 18, 2003 in Clear Lake City, Texas Mrs. Paolilla and Mr. Snider made plans to go to Tiffany Rowell’s home where Rachael Koloroutis, Rowell’s boyfriend
The video showed her young son crying and trying to get away and resist the as the principal of a primary school in Jasper paddles him (Lewontin, M. (2016, April 15)). The school was being investigated because they didn’t have parent consent. Later on Facebook, Ms. Perez wrote that the previous problem with the school came after she had been arrested for her son’s truancy and was out on jail bond. Her son had truancy because of an unspecified medical condition in which he had missed eighteen days (Lewontin, M. (2016, April
Kylie, an 8-year-old elementary student in New Jersey, was suspended for wearing the wrong shade of green to school. Her school district said that they did not feel as if her shirt was dark enough to match the other children. In another article called Gurl, a 12-year-old named Elizabeth Cary has been banned from wearing her rosary because it supports a “Gang.” Being a 12-year-old, you shouldn’t be aware of what a gang is and your school should not accuse you of being in one, just because of what you decide to wear represents you and what you believe in. In a recent interview with Elizabeth, she says that she no idea of what a gang is and has no understanding of why the school won 't let her wear her rosary
While students are said to be given the right of free speech by the first amendment, sometimes this right gets limited in certain circumstances. For example, in the Layshock v. Hermitage School District case, Justin Layshock made a profile on Myspace where he mocked his principal, inspiring the same actions from fellow students. Although he confessed to doing this, Layshock should not have been punished because the actions did not start at the school, but outside the building. Also, in this case, the school failed to make a connection to how the profile caused school disruption. In conclusion, suspending Layshock because of the profile and his speech violated his First Amendment rights.
She refused to comply with her school’s dress code, wearing jewelry, and when the principal attempted removing Marji’s bracelet (143), Marji knocked her over leading to her expulsion. Later, at another school, Marji continued to rebel and spoke out against her religion teachers assertion that the Islamic Republic kept no political prisoners. Marji retorted with facts about Anoosh’s execution and disproved her teachers claims, asking, “how dare you lie to us like that?” (144). These actions, though respected by her father, were met by outrage from her mother in fear of how the new government exercises laws stating, “You know that it’s against the law to kill a virgin[…] a Guardian of the Revolution marries her[…]and takes her virginity before executing her” (145).