Bailey was uncomfortable with the idea of helping to hide something from the student’s family (Emert). Baily also made a very good point by reminding everyone involved the fourteen-year-olds are not excluded from the papers audience and it may be inappropriate to introduce them to the ideas of needing birth control or hiding tattoos from their parents (Emert). When asked in a school board meeting, students and community members expressed discontent with the censorship of the schools newspaper (Emert).
Some schools are taking uniform violations so far that students are being removed from a regular class to an alternate classroom setting. Requiring a school uniform is an invasion of parental rights and duties. It is a parent’s duty to control what their child wears to school, not the schools. Parents are getting upset that schools are disciplining their kids for wearing clothes they picked for the kids to wear (McConville). “Teachers have complained that school uniform policies are distractions from teaching and learning, and parents’ rights groups object strenuously to being told how to dress their chi... ... middle of paper ... ...: School Uniforms.
If sent to the office, students are penalized with a day of in-school suspension instead of being allowed to call for a change of clothes. At first glance, the prohibition of tank tops, jeans with holes above the knee, and shorts and skirts shorter than fingertip length, among many other guidelines, seems reasonable, but after further reconsideration, it is clear that the dress code at Elizabeth Forward High School is ridiculous and hypocritical. I think that Elizabeth Forward High School should lift the harsh policies because of the temperature fluctuation in the building throughout the school year, recent trends among teens, and the hypocrisy associated with the dress code. Elizabeth Forward High School is situated on top of hill with very little shade, leaving it vulnerable to the heat in the summer months and freezing temperatures in the winter months. The school’s brick construction traps the heat in the summer, and the poor air circulation and air conditioning units limited to computer rooms and administrative offices makes it hard for the building to cool down.
After returning to school each year, each student is given a handbook. This book contains a dress code that explains what is appropriate or inappropriate in school. However, many students do not even take a second glance at it once they receive it. These students also end up breaking the dress code, distracting others, and getting themselves into trouble as well. School is an academic facility, not a fashion scene.
matter how much of herself she covers up—she’ll still be faulted for her inappropriate behavior. In March of 2014 it was rumored that Haven Middle School in Evanston, Illinois had banned tight fitting pants including legging and skinny jeans. The new rule in the schools dress code sparked an onslaught of student protest and media attention. Students and parents alike were frustrated with the ban on the popular pants as they felt that the ban was targeted directly at female students and not males. However, Melissa Burda, spokesperson for Haven’s School District 65 made a public statement that, Rumors that the school banned leggings and skinny jeans are not the truth.
In fact, in a survey conducted during a JEA/NSPA Fall 2014 Convention, approximately eight percent of student media advisors have been threatened by school officials to be fired based on topics covered by their students. Another eighteen percent were told not to publish an article because a school official objected. By striking fear in teachers, school boards are able to control what is spoken throughout the school and are therefore a main reason for the unprepared students leaving high school and heading off into the real world. Aside from school boards, parents are also allowing for such ignorance. Sixty percent of curriculum/book challenges are headed by parents, under the pretenses of being sexually explicit, promoting homosexuality, and anti-family sentiments (NCAC, 2012).
The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas. This creates a negative impact on the readers, especially high school students. People don’t realize that book censorship limits the way they view the world. Many books have been banned in American high schools because of political, religious, sexual, and social reasons. Book banners and parents should be more lenient in what the book expresses because it teaches readers, such as high school students, many lessons that will help them in life.
Which include danger to the school or any of the students and this should be the only way teachers and schools can restrict students’ rights. but schools tend to go too far restricting students’ rights “The principal had ordered the stories removed from the paper because he believed the story about teen pregnancy was inappropriate for some of the younger students at the school, based on its discussion of sexual activity and birth control”(What are the free expression rights of students in public schools under the First Amendment?) a student though that this was appropriate for the school to read and it was but the officials at the school did not think the same way. also another case Bazaar v. Fortune officials tried to stop publication of a book just because it had a few words in it that they did not like. (The First Amendment and Public Schools) this is taking there restrictions just too far.
At the beginning of each school year students and parents receive the student handbook which includes the school’s dress code. Most students hate the dress code because it prohibits them from wearing certain things to school. Schools feel the need to have and enforce the dress code because they want students to be in a safe learning environment while avoiding distractions. However, it seems that girls are usually the ones getting dress coded for what they wear while boys seem to get away with more. Just about anything a girl wears can be considered distracting or inappropriate by the school when it should not.
There are many reasons as to why students and parents would refute the decision to place uniforms throughout school districts. The most common reason for students to have an aversion towards uniforms is because they cannot express themselves while wearing a simple, solid-colored shirt and dress pants. These high-schoolers believe that if they are shifted from free dress to uniforms that they will be losing all of their rights to convey who they are as a person and what their particular style is ("Should Students”). Middle school girls, while adjusting to the uniform change, have their own issues regarding the trial. This is usually the age where young girls hit puberty and their bodies are changing.