The Rights Of A Student 's Rights Essay

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A student’s rights are one of the most important rights a person can have. Many believe that minors and students do not share the same rights as adults do. They see students as having to adhere to the will of adults and that they do not have a say in the matter. This directly goes against the basic principles of this nation; all American citizens have the same First Amendment rights. First Amendment rights in this country do not begin when you are an adult at the age of 18, it begins at birth. Being a student does not temporarily suspend these First Amendment rights. As the famous Supreme Court quote goes, “students do not shed their constitutional rights at the school house gate.” Children are raised to know their rights as American citizens. Nowhere does it state that certain rights only pertain to students or non-students. The big question since the genesis of the student rights argument is, why do people believe that students have different rights? Better yet, why would anyone want their students to have different rights? If you were to ask yourself, would I want this to happen to me? Most people would probably say “no,” so then why should we limit our students if we would not want to be limited? The American Civil Liberties Union has said, “The protection of students’ rights to free speech and privacy, in and out of school, is essential for ensuring that schools provide both quality education and training in our democratic system and values.” This principle is what…

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