Citation: Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969) Facts: In Des Moines, Iowa, a group of individuals met at a home to discuss ways to protest the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The group decided beginning on December 16th and lasting until New Year’s Day, the members of the group would fast and wear black armbands to show their opposition to the war. School officials became aware of the students’ protest and implemented a policy that any student wearing a black armband would be asked to remove it. If the students did not remove the armband, then the student would be suspended.
Issue - Kid (Taylor Bell) made slander, bullying, video of Coaches at Itawamba County School District. Rule - The court ruled the school district in favor and held that the sanctions imposed by a high school on a student who engaged in off-campus cyberbullying of two teacher-coaches did not violate the free speech rights of the student because such harassment satisfied the “substantial disruption” standard for restricting student speech established by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1969 decision Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District. Analysis - At home, using his own computer hardware and software, Taylor Bell, a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School (Mississippi) posted for public viewing on Facebook and YouTube
Title: Mendez v. Westminster (1946) Abstract: The Mendez v. Westminster (1946) was the stepping stone to ending school segregation in California. The lawsuit was led by Gonzalo Mendez and five other parents who were denied enrollment of their children in an Anglo school. This led them to protest and then file a class-action lawsuit against the Westminster School District of Orange County California. Accusing them of segregating Mexican and Latin decent students.
Simple metal detectors placed on the outside of each door to schools will help detect any piece of metal entering the school preventing weapons such as guns and knives. This also helps students psychologically feel safer when entering schools by knowing anyone carrying a weapon will be noticed and stopped. This is also a good first step by taking action to stop mass killings in America. Currently, the United States is in the top ten of mass school killings worldwide five times, shown on a list compiled on Wikipedia last updated March 2nd 2018. Other countries took action after the first incident by banning certain weapons or increasing security, the U.S still needs to take action.
“Ava 13, was excited for the first day of school. She felt good in her new striped sweater and jean skirt. But then her teacher pulled her aside “that skirt is too short,” the teacher said. Ava’s skirt did not meet the dress code, or her school’s rules for what kids can and can’t where” (“Should Schools Tell You How to Dress?” 1)
To start, in May 1975, Texas made a law that if a school had enrolled undocumented children in their school, that they will decrease funds that are given to the schools. One Plaintiff in Plyler vs Doe involves sixteen students from Tyler Independent high school that could not provide proof of documentation, and James Plyler is the defendant. The court decided on the plaintiff and agreed that schools could not keep undocumented children from getting an education. Also, the court said that the 14 amendment is universal and applies to all persons in the territorial jurisdiction without regards to color, race, or nationality. They decided this because children can not take the blame for being in the united states undocumented because they were brought by their parents and not here by choice.
In eleventh grade, I became President of my school’s “ In the Driver’s Seat” Club, an association founded with the goal of raising awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. This club had been active at my school in the past; however, when I was in grade ten, it ceased to exist. I felt that this club was necessary to the school as it taught students how important it is to think before getting into a car, as impaired driving is never the best choice. In addition to raising awareness, the club fundraised for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (M.A.D.D. Canada).
Jane Elliot, an elementary school teacher from a small, predominately white town in Iowa, brainstormed an experiment focusing on racism and the effects of discrimination on individuals. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Jane Elliot felt it was a perfect time to try this experiment when her students questioned why one would want to murder their “hero of the month.” To explain the reasoning of King’s assassination to the students, Mrs. Elliot created a two-day experiment to teach them a very important and unforgettable lesson on discrimination. Mrs. Elliot divided her class up based on the eye color of her students; the first day children with brown eyes were the inferior group that had to wear collars in order to clearly identify they were the “bad group,” while all the students with blue eyes were superior. On the second day the roles were reversed.
According to Satrapi, she wrote the novel "The Complete Persepolis" to show that Iran a country just like any other belonged to fundamentalists and extremists such as terrorists. At ten years, she is forced to put on a veil when going to school. Her school, which was non-religious and owned by French was abolished, and that marked the end of boys and girls learning in the same environment. Satrapi had serious problems with the Muslim culture that confined women to be passive in matters that concerned their lives. The political environment was equally unpleasing to her, and this explains why she eventually opted to be a rebel.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, these are only a few people mentioned in class, but what about Claudette Colvin who nine months before Rosa Parks, decided not to get off the bus and was taken to jail, or Emmett Till who was 14 and brutally beaten and killed for whistling at a white woman. These are only a few who are not mentioned in our history books or classrooms. Students are taught mathematics, Science, World and American history because it is important. Black history is also important, it teaches the contribution African Americans have made in the past and continue making in the future.
"Three years later, when Grandma discovered I would be one of the first blacks to attend Central High School, she said the nightmare that had surrounded my birth was proof positive that destiny had assigned me a special Task. " - Melba Pattillo Beals. This book is an autobiography about Melba who was one of the "Little Rock Nine" who integrated the all white Central High School. Melba wanted to prove that whites didn 't have charge over her, that she was free. However, this isn 't easy; Melba and the rest of her friends are being threaten from phone calls and letters to brutally attacks.
Susie Speeker attended the event with her family, parents, and brother. Susie’s mother is a breast cancer survivor and they believe that marijuana should be legalized only for compassionate use. Susie was lifting the sign stating “Be compassionate, legalize marijuana for medical purposes”. A student from Oliver
Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro , ME is the only high school in Regional School Unit #40 which includes the towns of Friendship, Union, Waldoboro, Warren, and Washington. Student discipline, freedom of speech issues, and searches and seizures of students and property is governed is governed by federal and state constitutions, laws, regulations, and judicial decisions (Gooden, Eckes, Mead, McNeal, & Torres, 2013, p. 1). In addition, the district has policies and the school has rules that relate to student discipline, freedom of speech, and searches and seizures. All RSU #40 district policies are listed on the district website and regularly reviewed and updated.
The first amendment of our Constitution states that we as citizens have the right to freedom of speech, granting us the right to express ourselves as individuals without interference or constraint from the government. But does this right apply to students in your average public school? The Supreme Court has ruled that the government has the right to prohibit speech that disrupts peace or causes violence, especially in public schools. In fact, there have been multiple instances in which the Supreme Court has gotten involved in the first amendment rights of public school students.
The school to prison pipeline is an organized nationwide system consisting of local, state and federal education. It is also formed to drive students out of school and into the criminal and juvenile systems, which may result in students dropping out of school early. The school to prison pipeline mainly targets students who are of color and those who struggle with some form of disability. This system is disturbing because, there is nothing being accomplished by removing students from education, which will eventually cause them to struggle before adulthood and even after they reach this point of life. The school to prison pipeline is detrimental because, students may drop out of school, be subject to relying on government assistance to survive, and disregard the decision to further their education because of past experiences.