because Lopez wasn't able to defend himself and wasn't able to having a hearing and his family wasn't notified either. If the court did not try to stop this it would have affected him and everyone else as well. If you think about it everyone had the right to be heard and the court bringing up that it affected the 14th amendment was a good way to protect the right to a hearing, because using liberty and property (property being education) challenged the court and made a different viewpoint on how the case was projected. Now we’re able to have court ruling for suspensions. which is a good thing and also sinces i'm a student i think it's fair that court hearing is given because without it how would a student be able to defend themselves without anyone to make the decisions if they are right or wrong.
Brian Wilson and Laura Finley discuss how they believe instead keeping violence out of schools the laws “prevent student learning” (Wilson and Finley). Regarding the purpose of the policies, Wilson and Finley state, “zero-tolerance policies are, in effect, a means of channeling young people into the juvenile justice system.” Some of the policies have nothing to do with the safety of the school such as being a distraction, and disobeying dress code. These types of infractions allows minority students to spend less time in school and more time home; time home allows students to find trouble in gangs and crime. Instead of sending students home for a dress code infraction, administrators could simply have clothing available for students who have these infractions. Russel Skiba states, “the use, and especially the overuse, of disciplinary removal carries with it and inherent risk of racial bias” (4).Advocates believe students who break zero-tolerance rules deserves their cruel punishment because no one made them disobey the rules but themselves.
No Guns for Teachers Guns are incredibly dangerous. Why should teachers have them in schools? This is a much debated question with two very opposing opinions. All things considered, teachers should most definitely not have guns in schools because injury could be caused, it is not teachers’ jobs to protect students, and having guns on school grounds would inflict fear among the students. Thinking protectively, some schools allow teachers to have guns in the classroom.
May 25, 1997, Sherrice Iverson, a 7-year-old girl lost the chance to grow up and live a full life. Jeremey Strohmeyer, a teenage boy walked into the women’s bathroom and intentionally molested and strangled the innocent child. David Cash was a key factor to whether that girl had a chance to a future or not. Choosing to ignore what he witnessed, he walked out of the bathroom leaving the teenage boy and 7 year old girl alone. Because of Cash’s decision, it created a controversial debate of whether he should continue to go to Berkeley.
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
A public school cannot suspend a student with no notice or hearing because it infringes on his or her rights. The specific amendments broken by the public school officials are primarily the fifth and sixth. Public schools are not allowed to take away rights and liberties given to the American people. The suspended student was denied his rights to due process and his right to formal informant of crime committed. A liberty that every American enjoys is upon crime committed they are awarded a hearing/trial in order to promote fairness.
Sherwood Middle School students are not allowed to chew gum in school. The district decided that gum should not be allowed in school. They think that gum will cause a sticky mess and popping will cause a distraction. There are both pros and cons to the no chewing gum in school rule. Gum helps some people , but some people use it irresponsibly.
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,
PsychologicalSciences.Org also stated, “The bullying must be intentional.”(PsychologicalSciences.Org, Are we Overreacting to Cyberbullies?) Guess what would happen if it wasn’t and the victim claims it was? The law would take the victims side because again, the alleged bully basically has no say in the matter. The only time any type of bullying should be illegal is when it has already broken the law. Like child pornography, or criminal offense ( stalking and/or threatening).
Those involved are not excused from the law since they knew that they are committing crime in the first place (Phibeta, 2013). Again, according to Phibeta (2013), even young children are conscious that physical harassment is a crime so there will never be a way that members are unaware of the issue. Also, it is obvious that these fraternities are disputing the law (Avila, 2010). Since fraternities are aware that hazing is against the law, they should be desolated once they tried executing