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Do students have constitutional rights in school?

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Started: 10/20/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TX_Debator

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Students do have constitutional rights in school. There have been many court cases made over this, as this is a quite talked about subject. The answer is yes, they do have rights. The constitution guarantees ALL Americans constitutional rights, no matter their age, sex, orientation, race, or ethnicity. Schools are a part of this country, so by law everyone in that building has rights. To say students don't have rights is totalitarian, and completely absurd.
EliasL

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Students do NOT have constitutional rights in their schools.

Students do not have:

Right to free speech (profanity, speaking out against a teacher's behavior)

Freedom of religion (can't carry religious text, forced to learn atheist theories)

Right to fair trial (Illegal acts are punished by administration, no lawyer present.)
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Posted by mdc32 2 years ago
mdc32
TX_Debator - Yes, all citizens have rights. However, rights can be denied in some places. Con makes good points, as students do not have access to a fair trial if they commit acts which are deemed illegal in the school. These students have rights outside of school, yet in the schoo it is often up to the administration.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Why are you kids so interested in your " rights". When you should be concentrating on being responsible adults. Making wise decisions. Not just " if it feels good, do it."

You have the right to life, liberty ( with responsibility ) , and top pursue happiness.Which is not the same thing for everybody. As long as you are in the care of your parents, they have final say in what you do.
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