In addition, people celebrate Banned Books Week in libraries or special events. Some books are banned in schools and libraries because they contain uncomfortable topics or offensive language; however, some people believe banned books are worth reading because they incorporate life lessons that students can learn from. First, To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned numerous times in different school systems. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2016, it has been banned by parents due to the the uncomfortable use of the “N-word” or the books racism (Devoe).
Our right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is hindered within our school systems. If your opinion offends someone than you are given consequences for speaking your mind. That doesn’t sounds like our first amendment is being upheld to me. In the court case Morse v. Frederick it was stated that “Principal Deborah Morse took away the banner [Bong Hit 4 Jesus] and suspended Frederick for ten days.” The court had ruled in the favor of Morse and one of the reasons behind their decision was because she qualified for immunity from the lawsuit.
Several students were suspended for the following actions. A student was told to leave the auditorium because he was acting obnoxious. The principal got involved and ordered him out. He then refused to leave, leaving him to be suspended. Another student assaulted a police officer.
Some colleges have expelled their student because of hate speech. One instance, sourced by insidehighered.com is Harley Barber a student of The University of Alabama was expelled for posting a video on Instagram containing racial slurs. I will I protect or support racism, but I will protect and support free speech. Never the less, the University of Alabama is legally not allowed to expel Barber for her racial slurs. The University of Alabama is a public school and must abide by the people 's rights.
The Berkeley sit-in ended after two days by the students after the University superiors promised for the release of Weinberg and allowed for a discussion to be held regarding the political ban (Cohen). Other students followed in step with Berkley, rebelling against University superior’s actions. For example, Anti-war students at the University of Pennsylvania exposed their superiors for conducting germ warfare research for the Pentagon. These Free Speech Movements in Universities across the nation displayed a major loss in youth’s respect for educational authority, due to authoritative power’s actions that the students felt were unjust. As shown in the Berkeley Sit-In, students chose to fight against rules instilled by superiors for the first time in the history of the University.
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.
Several days later the Little Rock nine “returned back to the school, and entered through the side door so they can avoid the crowd of rowdy students and the press.” That same day they were found by more students whom “violently attacked them and innocent bystanders.” In 1958 the first African American, Ernest Green, graduated Little Rock Central High School, and the governor got “reelected and shut down all schools” in Little Rock, Arkansas because he did not want to integrate the schools of Little Rock, Arkansas. The legacy of The Little Rock Nine has set the bar for African American students who has to fight for equality at predominantly whites schools today.
School officials expel Holden from school due to his lack of motivation from his isolation from his family and the world around him. In the quote below, school officials expel Holden from Pencey, as he did not apply himself: “They gave me frequent warnings to start applying myself, especially around midterms. When my parents came up for a conference with old Turner, but I didn’t do it. So I got the ax” (6).
I started to doze off slowly and quietly but in a huge crash my teacher dropped the textbook and yelled " Bryant by you sleeping it tells me either you are bored and couldn't care less about what is going on , or you are just a complete idiot that just came here to waste money . Why do I say those two ? Well , it's because there is no way you are going to pass this class , you can't even answer any of the questions correctly ! " . The moment he said that I began to remember about high school , the same situation would happen to me teachers would always tell me I wouldn't pass the class and how my attention and memory was horrible . But in lacrosse , my coaches were always impressed by how I could remember plays and how I executed certain situations as if it became second nature .
Students were found wearing armbands, and were told to remove them and proceeded to ignore the edict given by teachers. Pupils should not wear these armbands to school because they are disruptive, and we have recently found out that pupils are plotting against the school. Pupils are responsible for their actions and are (most of them) old enough to think for themselves so, as a result, we hold the pupils completely culpable, as long as it is the students effectuating the problem. A reason why students shouldn’t wear these armbands is that they have no apparent purpose other than to be a nuisance to the school, in addition to merely being there.
It all started when Edward Schempp, a resident of Abington, Pennsylvania filed a suit against the Abington School District to prohibit the enforcement of requiring children to hear and read portions of the Bible as part of their education. Schempp’s children attended the school and felt it was not right and against their religious freedoms. He and his family are also Unitarians. The case was lost at the Federal district court level, which then with hopes of Schempp dropping it, the school with parental consent aloud kids to opt out of it, but Schempp was still not pleased. This case seemed to cause difficult and social issues like no other.
Little Rock Nine enrolled the beginning of the day the Arkansas National Guard 's turned away the students. The first day of school the African American cars were pelted with rocks along with death threats screamed at the students. These nine students made history that later became a big part of the Civil Rights Movement. Experiences that the students went through on their first day of school is something that no person should ever experience. One student went through having acid was thrown in her face, the other pushed down the stairs.
This case Tinker v. Des Moines Schools was a very interesting case argued in 1968. A lawsuit was filed against the school after three students, Two of which in high school and one in middle school were suspended from school. The school suspended the students for wearing black armbands protesting the Vietnam war. Two other students wore armbands, but were in elementary school and weren't suspended. The students were fifteen year old John Tinker, sixteen year old Christopher Eckhardt, and thirteen year old Mary Beth Tinker.
an you imagine yourself having to start your daily school routine with a prayer? This became a serious question to be taken up by the Supreme Court of the US, in November of 1951. Following an increase in in juvenile crime (many believe caused by the Korean War). The New York Board of Regents adopted a prayer to be recited in NY public schools (Dierenfield 67). The prayer was established because “...the regents believed that such a program would ensure that school children would acquire ‘respect for lawful authority and obedience to law’ ”
May it Please the Court, This is a case concerning Suzie, a seventeen-year old student at Central High School in Bristol, Virginia, as well as her boyfriend Cyrus. Suzie sent Cyrus some revealing photos which Cyrus forwarded to some upper class boys in school. Their principal, Mrs. Sheevers, confronted Cyrus but Cyrus denied what he had done. The principal then told the school’s security officer to frisk Cyrus for his phone.