Saturday, December 26, 2009

Public School Student Rights

Is there such a thing as public school student rights?
The answer is, yes there are public school student rights.
For example, students may elect not to participate in the daily Pledge of Allegiance ceremony is they choose not to, or they do not believe in the statements of the verse.
This shows that public school student rights are alive and well.

Students can also choose not to sing the national anthem and can not be punished for not participating in these ceremonies as this would violate their public school student rights.

Public school student rights mean students have a right to personal privacy.
For example, a student need not have to supply details to a teacher, principal or board of education regarding health and medical details if they are away from school.
A doctor certificate is required; however it need not list details of the students� condition as this would violate public school student rights.

This basic public school student rights ensure that student medical confidentiality is indeed kept confidential and any teacher found infringing on this may be deemed as behaving inappropriately and voiding public school student rights, thus leading to the termination of their employment or if the offence is serious enough, reported to police.

Public school student rights usually relate to what a student can do and how they can argue their opinions and beliefs.
public school student rights also extends to a student not being forced or reprimanded to participate in an activity if they are overly uncomfortable with it, or if for example it is against their religious beliefs.
Practicing religious beliefs at school is a student right, although overly practicing religion in classes is not usually permitted. Religious dress however is one of the public school student rights.

Obeying the public school student rights ensures that students are performing to the best of their abilities without fear of intimidation or discomfort whilst at the same time feeling free to express their beliefs and opinions in an open environment.