But schools can punish those who miss class.
"It is clear that Mr. Yu suffered serious harm because of several significant ethically questionable behaviors at the hands
My fourth grade granddaughter recently asked me what I was thinking to write for my next blog post. She has strong opinions and great suggestions, so I turned the question back to her, and she told me that even with an excellent and innovative teacher that she loves, it is hard to stay focused on the work all day.
Charlie Hebdo could be published in the United States. But what if it were distributed in schools or assigned for students to read? Is uncivil speech protected by the First Amendment? This is a question not so easily answered. The short answer is this: In general, yes; but in education, no.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has adopted a new position statement on academic freedom. The statement consists of two introductory paragraphs and five principles.
We must remember that discrimination in any aspect of our lives and against any members of the community affects us all.
With the rise of law enforcement in our schools, the proliferation of zero-tolerance policies, and misuse of exclusionary school discipline, our nation's school discipline policies are fueling the school-to-prison pipeline by pushing children out of school.
Come to school to think: Of course you should come to school to learn. But you should think about what you learn, how it relates to what you already know, and why you should (or shouldn't) believe it. This will enhance both your learning and your thinking.
Student Hayden Barnes was expelled from VSU in 2007 after posting a collage on Facebook mocking the university president's plans for a parking garage.
Days later, though, a residence hall adviser blasted out an email to students warning that "NO political posters/flyers should
The good intentions of those who have formulated such policies across the U.S., including the school district where I teach, cannot be questioned. They know that drugs are a significant problem with today's youth. Random testing is not the answer.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has published a second edition of its outstanding Guide to Free Speech on Campus, one of its five Guides to Student Rights on Campus. Every college student should read this book.
Civil liberties, including LGBT rights and protections for those living with HIV/AIDS, are not partisan issues.
"All students deserve a safe and conductive learning environment," Koch said in a statement last month, according to TheBanner.com
Sydney Spies, Durango High School Senior's Photo Yanked From Yearbook For Controversial Attire (VIDEO)
The debated photo shows 18-year-old Sydney Spies wearing a black shawl and yellow skirt with plenty of skin in between. Photo