• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    Can you yell anything you want at a sporting event?

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    An article in a recent issue of Upfront* magazine caught our attention about a subject we haven’t covered before. The issue regards your rights at any public event such as a football or basketball game – can you yell anything you like or is there …

    7-year-old gets suspended for imaginary weapon

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    Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December, 2012, teachers and administrators are taking a close look at anything involving weapons on campus. This includes all students regardless of age or grade. Student violence is front and center on the national landscape and with …

    Tip for teen politicians: Do your homework

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    This is one admonition you’re used to hearing from your parents and teachers. It also applies if you run for public office whether that be on a local board or for your state legislature. In 2013, seventy years after the Supreme Court decided the issue regarding the …

  • Do Supreme Court decisions have an immediate effect on your life?

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    You may be wondering what this means. If the Supreme Court decides a case and issues a ruling, isn’t that the law of the land from that day on? Were it not for the human factor, that would be true. But since individual judges are …

    Is a C+ worth $1,300,000?

    Megan Thode photo from NPR.org

    Graduate student, Megan Thode, thinks so. In the fall of 2009 Megan was a student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.  In one of her classes she received a C+ grade which she claims was unfair and affected her future earnings. Megan was taking a fieldwork …

    Fines for harrassing teachers online

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    House Bill 1364 has been introduced into the Indiana Legislature in 2013. If passed, the new law will allow for legal action against students and their parents who go online and harass school employees. Fines up to $1,000.00 are possible. Unlike the law passed in …

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