So in 1962, the SDS formed the program of the New Left portion of society, which highlighted the failures of the government and the need for a more radical approach to protest America’s involvement. In 1964 The Student Movement, as a whole, gained support nationwide, as a result of the “Free Speech Movement” organized by students fighting for Civil Rights, as it was a physical display of the power that students can have on society if organized correctly. Then in February 1965, the movement gained real momentum due to President Johnson’s announcement of the campaign of sustained bombing across Vietnam, known as “Operation Rolling Thunder”. This sparked outrage all over the country; university campuses even held teach-ins to educate society of the senseless destruction and loss of life caused by American interference in Vietnam. The first physical form of protest against the war was a mass march organized by the SDS in which thousands of students marched in protest of the reckless bombings.
Both these novels show the constant struggles that people have had to go through to survive. In Persepolis the people of Iran began to protest the Shah by demonstrating. Eventually the Shah fought back by ordering the police to burn down the Rex Cinema, where there were 400 people. “The doors had been locked from the outside a few minutes before the fire and they forbade people to rescue those locked inside, and then they attacked them.” (page 14). This evil act pursued by the Shah and police was a defeat for the Iranian people, but they continued to demonstrate daily.
During the summer of 1786, all over Massachusetts, Shays held conventions and there lists were made to determine certain demands that were to be delivered to state governors’ leaders in Boston. One of the founding fathers, Samuel Adams, became senate president and one of the first things he did was ban all conventions. After elected he spoke to the public and said “Conventions are not only useless, but dangerous. They served an excellent purpose when they were set up, but no more!” As time went on, Shays started to march along with his followers to bring down the arsenal. Samuel Adams feared a Civil War was going to occur and wanted to prevent any occurrence of such thing.
Marshals protecting the building, hundreds of demonstrators were arrested. The anti war movements were also supported and sometimes received direct involvement from many highly influential figures. The civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. went public with his opposing views to the war on moral grounds, as well as Boxer Muhammad Ali who resisted his conscription into service during the Vietnam War. Ali, declared himself a "conscientious objector," earning a prison sentence and a ban from
Should schools continue to use the traditional form of punishment of suspending students? Is suspension a benefit or a disadvantage to a students learning? Is suspension the right thing to do for all students? For many years suspension has been a common punishment for bad behavior in school, though many people are starting to wonder whether suspending a student really helps them learn and grow or does it harm their learning career. This is a big debate that has just recently come into light.
Some students dropped out of school as they felt unwanted and the conditions were not great. Sal Castro fought against such conditions and encouraged more students to enroll in college prep classes. Castro would teach his students that they themselves were not the problem. As the time advanced the students at Lincoln High School became aware and addressed their concerns to the Los Angeles School Board. The School Board of course did not pay much attention to them.
Ultimately, the Spector resumed production, but was given a written set of guidelines with the help of Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Personally, I disagree with why the paper was shut down over a few mean comments directed to those teachers (in an April Fools article nonetheless), but because “The Defectator” gave a distraction from learning (increased tension between students and teachers), Principal Perullo was allowed to act under in loco parentis and limit the freedom of press of the students. If students today write an article that interferes with Stuyvesant’s learning mission, then our current principal, Principal Contreras, has the given right to limit our freedom of press as
Accidentally, the protest ended up being violent. Consequently, Martin Luther King Jr ended up being arrested.Positively, Martin Luther King explained that nonviolence makes a calamity ended up in which that the people must deal with. On August 28th, 1963, he made a huge speech called “I have a dream”, drawing over 200,000 people. This made people think more, and the civil rights act finally outlawed segregation. He was awarded a Nobel prize later.
Everyday Braxton goes to school and does the correct things needed to be known as a good kid. One day a fight happens in front of Braxton and tries to break the fight up, instead of breaking the fight up, Braxton ends up being fought also. He is told that he is punished instead of helped. In the short run everyone thinks he will learn from his mistakes, in the long run, this is ran through all of the colleges and nobody accepts him, Braxton drops out. When it comes to student misbehavior, most schools have long practiced a basic system of crime and punishment, isolating the perceived “offender” through detention or suspension.
In the article “The Unfair Speech Movement”, written Sol Stern he reflects back on the origination of the Free Speech Movement that he was a part of at the University of California Berkeley in 1964. This protest was lead by the students of Berkeley in retaliation of the restrictions being put on them by the university in which they believed was a violation of their rights. Even so, it is Sterns opinion that after 50 years what Berkeley now stands for is the opposite of what he believed the movement stood for.