• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    How many banned books have you read?


    Banned Books Week Poster

    The American Library Association (ALA) has an Office for Intellectual Freedom. Every year the office records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have certain books removed from library shelves and classrooms. They publish an annual list of Banned Books and some of those …

    The Potential for Online Schools to Reduce Truancy


    Homework on the beach

    Ask The Judge has written before about how juvenile inmates were earning high school diplomas while behind bars: these inmates are typically individuals who have specific lifestyle tendencies which tend to prophesy certain choices made in adulthood. Estelle Shumann, the author of this post, writes …

    Did a kiss or lying about it merit removal from football team?


    Jamie Kuntz

    Jamie Kuntz was an 18- ear-old freshman at North Dakota State College of Sciences. He was a linebacker with a partial football scholarship but wasn’t able to play in the season opener due to a concussion. However, he and his boyfriend were at the game over Labor …

  • “Freedom to Read” week starts September 30, 2012


    Banned Books Week 2012

    Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It will be held between September 30, 2012 and October 6. The event  highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, …

    Is hazing illegal?


    student

    Hazing laws exist in most states to protect students from serious harm, usually physical, and even death as there have been too many tragic outcomes from what may have been intended to be innocent and fun student initiation-type rituals. Knowing what it means to haze, …

    Does use of a “restraining desk” at school violate the Constitution?


    School Desks

    Schools across the country use various methods of keeping students seated and looking forward at the teacher during class. Kids with developmental disabilities and behavior issues require what are called “soft restraints” to keep them focused on the task at hand. In the Pueblo School …

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