• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    South Dakota arms teachers in K-12


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    In March, 2013, South Dakota became the first state to pass a law that allows teachers and other school employees to carry guns while at work. The law authorizes K-12 school districts, who choose to arm their personnel, to allow a school employee, a hired security officer or a volunteer …

    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?


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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 …

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