Assignment: Teacher’s Responsibility and Student’s Rights Scenario
November 28, 2010
Sometimes a teacher’s responsibilities may infringe upon a student’s rights legally set by the constitution. In some cases, there has been a few times where the students’ individuals’ rights will override a teacher’s responsibilities. The only time I have heard of this happening is when a student could be in danger of physically being harmed, can cause physical harm to someone else or themselves.
When regarding student news articles my responsibilities may include some censorship if the writer may cause potential harm to another student or faculty member, but other than that I cannot infringe on their right to freedom of press and speech. A student has the right to express themselves in which they see fit as long as it coincides with school policy, and does not infringe another student’s individual rights. A student may write about anything pertaining to themselves or others as long as the individuals being written about have knowledge of the material and if it is a school issue. The only time I actually have the right to limit a student’s right of free speech is when another student’s or faculty member’s rights are infringed. For example, If a student is writing a piece for the school newspaper about how unfair social clicks are, he or she cannot encourage the other students who read the article to shun or push another student. This is because it can cause bullying and may potentially harm that student.
My responsibilities as a teacher influences my students by setting an example for them to become model citizens in societies that are outside and inside of a school. If a student causes harm to another student it would infringe the harmed student’s right of happiness. Infringing a student’s right for the sake of the learning environment can be fair and unfair depending on the individual and issue. It can be unfair to...