The teacher I interviewed for this project was a fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Keith Wolkovitz. This teacher has been teaching at East Rock Community Magnet School for his entire career of eleven years. East Rock Community Magnet School is a Title I school in the New Haven School District. The school has a very diverse population and over 90% of the students qualify for the free-reduced lunch program. As a Title I school, the school is also mandated by the state to implement certain remedial interventions to improve students’ academic scores.
The Candler County School District is a small, rural school system located in southeast Georgia. Candler County is made up of the city of Metter and the town of Pulaski. Currently, there are four schools in Metter. Employing 369 faculty and staff, bus drivers, and central office staff, the school system is the largest employer in the county. Metter was founded in 1889 and incorporated in 1903 as a town in western Bulloch County. However, in 1906 Dr. Wallace Kennedy spearheaded a movement to create a new county with Metter as the county seat. The movement became reality in 1914 when Candler County was carved from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall counties and became Georgia 's 150th county. Metter re-incorporated as a city in 1920.
In 1995, Doe v. Duncanville Independent School District centered around a female student-athlete and her unwillingness to participate in prayer activity. She claimed her refusal to engage in team sponsored worship subjected her to ridicule from teammates, peers, and spectators. The Supreme Court ruled that the school district had failed the Lemon Test by endorsing religion through employee-led prayer, which is a direct violation of the Establishment Clause (Lee, 2005). As a result, “school officials, administrators, and employees were prohibited from initiating, leading, sponsoring, or promoting prayer at athletic events, or using the public address system for similar purposes” (Willett, 2014). This may not have been the popular decision, but
High School is an incredibly important period of life. It influences your social, academic, and personal life for four years, and prepares you for college and a career. This is the reason County Prep High School is my school of choice. County Prep's thriving social environment, challenging academic curriculum, and wide variety of electives will help me successfully carry out my plans for the future.
86). The Supreme Court ruling in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District set the standard for protection of students’ First Amendment rights. Many cases that have utilized the ruling of this case have been in cases that dealt with student freedom of speech. Even though this case dealt with students wearing armbands in protest of the Vietnam War, the standard was set for students in dealing with publications, yearbooks, and newspapers as well (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District
Bethel School District #43 v. Fraser (1987) Bethel School District v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court involving free speech in public schools. High school student Matthew Fraser was suspended from school in the Bethel School District in Washington for making a speech including sexual double entendres at a school assembly. The Supreme Court held that his suspension did not violate the First Amendment. (wiki) Holding: Students do not have a First Amendment right to make obscene speeches in school. Matthew N. Fraser, a student at Bethel High School, was suspended for three days for delivering an obscene and provocative speech to the student body. In this speech, he nominated his fellow
In the well-known case of of Tinker Verses Des Moines Independent Community School District, the Supreme Court remarked, “it can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” While shedding your thoughts and freedom of speech or expression at “the schoolhouse gate” can be difficult, the district did have the right to not renew the teacher’s contract. I think that it is important to keep my mind what the judge stated in the facts above, “teachers … do not have a right under the First Amendment to express their opinions with their students during the instructional period.” The teacher gave her opinion and an idea of her political view by stating
Prosper, Texas is one of the last additions to Collin County and has a current population of over 12,000 residents (Minor, 2010). Prosper’s establishment came about from the merging of two farming settlements in 1902, however the city’s name was not incorporated until 1914 (“History”, n.d.; Minor, 2010). According to the city’s webpage, Prosper is committed to being family-oriented and providing every resident an opportunity to experience quality living while maintaining small town ideals (“About Prosper”, n.d.). The Prosper Independent School District’s (PISD) vision to “reach everyone, everyday” (“REACH Philosophy / REACH”, 2002) mirrors the town’s belief in including everyone. Despite the exceptional growth within the city over the past few years, the school district is determined to meet the needs of its student population. One way in which PISD plans to ensure all of its students receive an equitable education, is through its adoption and implementation of the Response to Intervention (RtI) program.
Facts: Matthew Frayser, while in an assembly of approximately 600 students, made a speech nominating another student for elective office. Fraser used many obscenities in his speech often making a graphic sexual metaphor when referring to the candidate. Because of the incident Fraser was suspended for three days, but served only two of the three days. The Bethel School District said it, “ substantially interferes with the education process… including the use of obscene, profane language or gestures.”
Chagrin Falls Intermediate School student uses school project to benefit students at JM Gallagher School in Cleveland.
It is personally satisfying to me to work with the students and teachers in District 57. I am driven to do my very best for them. Through collaboration with the teachers, I was able to determine their needs, from gathering and preparing materials to providing extra help in the classroom. I demonstrated cooperation and
Matthew Fraser, a secondary faculty pupil in Bethel, Washington, conveyed a discourse assigning a kindred understudy for an understudy optionally available office. The discourse was made amid faculty hours as a part of a school-supported instructive gadget in self-government. the intentional get collectively turned into long past to by means of round six hundred college students, a huge range of whom were 14-yr-olds. For the duration of the discourse, the pupil intentionally alluded to his competitor concerning a problematic and specific sexual similitude. The responses of the pupil differed from energetic hooting and hollering to humiliation and bewilderment by using other students within the auditorium.
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Students and teachers are free to speak their minds on public school grounds. They are free to express themselves though their choice of clothing, hair, jewelry, etc. However, this protection guaranteed through the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause is not unlimited. The idea is that students are free to express their views unless there is a compelling reason to stop them. School officials cannot arbitrarily pick and choose the speech it will allow. In the scenario mentioned here the school must demonstrate that the speech would provoke “substantial disruption” of school activities or invade the rights of others. Admittedly, the Nazi arm bands are offensive to the Jewish students but it does not invade their rights. If the Jewish students
Our superintendent Mr. Copeland and our Principal Mr. Rud represent the school, other classmates taking notes like me and Mr. Verkaik was present, including Mrs. Martha Guerrero as secretary of Mr. Copeland during the meeting.