• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

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


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    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 …

    Tennessee attempts to limit talking about homosexuality


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    A state senator in Tennessee has attempted for six years to get a law passed that would prohibit school teachers from discussing homosexuality.  Referred to as the Don’t Say Gay bill, it has failed each time Senator Stacey Campfield has introduced it. The senator has renamed …

  • Teen’s poem about Sandy Hook massacre brings suspension


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    California high school student, Courtni Webb, wrote about her thoughts and feelings following the elementary school massacre in December, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The poem she wrote came to the attention of the administration who suspended her indefinitely from the charter school. Part of her poem read “I understand …

    Do as I say, not as I do – Teachers Caught Cheating!


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    This story may be one that leaves you scratching your head. Men and women with the desire to enter the classroom to teach our youth have been caught cheating in the process of obtaining their credentials to do so. All states have a certification process where …

    Should schools be tracking students’ weight?


    Michelle Obama visits elementary school

    You have undoubtedly read about the obesity problem in America. It includes adults as well as elementary, middle and high school students. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States is the fattest country in the world and is second behind …

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