Educational Law Essay

800 WordsJun 5, 20134 Pages
Education Law and Regulation (ED 674) – FINAL EXAM Question 1 Breaking down the first case of Stew Starr at Caldwellia High School his provocative web page advocating the recreational use of illegal drugs by students was clearly something that did not belong in the educational environment. In the landmark decision of 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District declared that students “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” Although Stew Starr’s website and statement are recognized under the freedom of speech law it does not induce or maintain an appropriate environment for learning and safety. In order for this to be upheld, although…show more content…
T.L.O., although the Fourth Amendment prohibited searches, only reasonable cause was necessary. This also covers her finding of the AP Calculus exam answer sheet. Continuing with reasonable cause, Vice Principal Vicky has authorization to administer a random drug test according to school policy and state law which is recognized by Supreme Court ruling Board of Education of Independent School District No.92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822 (2002). In regards to Vice Principal Vicky’s inappropriate and unprofessional comment, about Principal Pete a letter of reprimand would be issued. In conclusion, Vice Principal Vicky’s request on the consequences of Stew Starr’s actions may or may not be upheld to the exact suggestions. The determination and ruling would come from the school board, although he will be punished according to school policies and guidelines, legal action may not be entirely upheld. Question 2 With regard to Tammy Underwood and her religious beliefs she is protected under the First Amendment exercising her right for freedom of religion. Tammy Underwood was only demonstrating a family tradition that was within right, according to the assignment given by Mr. Mustard. Nowhere in Mr. Mustard’s directions did he state that religious traditions cannot be utilized for the assignment. Because of him quickly stopping Tammy from continuing, other students engaged in
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