First Amendment Rights in Schools Students’ rights in schools are limited or just taken away. Kids are forced to do whatever the officials at their school, either the principal or the teachers, tell the students to do. One of the main right that gets taken away or limited is students’ first amendment rights, which is the freedom of expression. Students can gets suspended by just doing things the staff at the school does not like, including saying things that they don 't like or supporting a religion that the school does not support. Also, if something is said about the school or the people attending the school is said on social media that student can also get in a lot of trouble.
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.
Censorship has slithered into schools, banning books, limiting clothing choices, and censoring publication of school newspapers. Though students are fighting back, the topic is highly controversial. Schools think they should be able to protect their students (Truly 3). But, in the case of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, it was decided the students and teachers do not “shed their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate” (Emert). If students really do in fact share the same rights as everyone else, how is there censorship is schools?
With identical outfits, no one is slaughtered over a pair of designer shoes or a designer jacket. However, most public schools already have guidelines in place stating that definite colors shouldn’t be worn to school, in areas where this would be an issue - so what has a uniform really unravel? If the students aren't dressed in those colors to begin with, then why do we feel the need to enforce uniforms? I essentially think that when these testimonies are truly investigated, we find that neither is an acceptable argument for harmonization making our schools safe and sound. If everyone on the educational site dress in the same thing, would it not stand to rationalize that any citizen who wanted to in... ... middle of paper ... ...n our public schools today - they may seem like a good suggestion, but when looked at closer, all uniforms do is disguise the center of attention of the real concern that need to be successfully worked out.
A lot of schools have considered to get school uniforms, but the students do not agree, as well as the parents, they have some arguments. Takes Away Individuality If kids don’t want to wear uniforms then they shouldn’t have to. Kids don’t want to be the same as everyone else. If someone makes kids wear uniforms, then they’re going to start acting out because they can’t be themselves around teachers and peers. They need to express themselves.
The Uniform Debate The question of whether or not uniforms should be worn in schools is a tough one to answer. There are many pros and cons to each of the sides and that is why it is such a controversial issue. Before conducting any research I was completely against uniforms in public schools. I was against uniforms because I went to a public school and had the privilege to be able to wear what I wanted to school every day. I felt as if uniforms would make school even more boring and dry than it already is and people should be able to dress as they please.
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.
As the parent, they should have first say in what their child wears anywhere which is why dress codes are not necessary. Parents do not want their child wearing something they find inappropriate anymore than school officials do. School dress codes today are outdated, sexist, and unfair and need to be amended. Many school dress codes are archaic in comparison to our current generation. They are discriminatory towards lesbians, gays, and transgenders and over sexualize adolescent girls.
Parents all around the world get divorced everyday, so these claims made by this school authority can be considered irrelevant. This situation states the fact that this teacher was trying to take away these students freedom of press due to their personal opinions, when the students in no way were violating anyone 's privacy, and did not in fact need consent by anyone to publish these articles. This very subject shows the importance of the first amendment because of these students trying to play an active role in their school community. They are trying to interest people with a compelling read, but that is being taken away from them because of a teacher’s higher power above these
However, simply basing one’s opinion of school uniforms and their effects on family stress and other children is not valid because some families have ample money, time, and help from their spouses or other family members. Also, just because many parents want to think that their children do not discriminate against other children, they are simply not aware of what their children say and do while they are in school for eight hours each day, which is why uniforms should be mandatory.