Student Protest Essay, Research Paper
For years it has been a hot topic. What can students do and what can they not do? What is considered going to far? For many this is a question that has no true and legal answer. To many students, that is. In fact I happen to be one of the many. Now it would be wrong for me to write this paper and not put in my ?two sense?. In my opinion this student protest bullshit has no limit.
Students should not be restricted to what they can and cannot do. They like everyone else are American citizens and should not have their rights as American citizens stripped from them when they enter a building teaching them all about the rights they possess. To me that is the very hypocritical. To teach one thing, and practice another! I mean come on doesn?t that come a cross as more than a tad bit wrong.
There are a number of court cases that cover the matter of student protest. Like always though I choose not to follow the norm, if you will. I would much rather take you on a trip through my mind and my opinions.
As for student protest I am all for it. I would take it to the highest degree if it has to go that far. I see school as a place to come and socialize. The stuff that is taught is all boring to me. It always seems as if I already know what is going to be said. So what is the point? To go and get a diploma that in all actuality is nothing but a piece of paper that could easily be made by me. Perhaps that is why I get myself in so much trouble here. I am not the only one students just get bored and try to heighten the learning experience. Try to make it more fun for everyone. Even though there may be those who don?t quite comprehend what is going on, they still enjoy the laughter. Who knows maybe they even learn a thing or two from the student that the obviously more intelligent teacher couldn?t get them to understand. I am not saying that the student is smarter than the teacher but in some cases the yelling and screaming of a teacher to get through can be substituted by the subtle sarcasm of the student.
As for the protesting part of protest, there are many things that I would love to protest against but a protest doesn?t work when its one person against the entire school. Numbers are very important. The more people that show the better your chance to achieve what you want. The main thing that I would protest is the right of a student to be able to smoke cigarettes at school during their lunch break.
The fact is that today almost half of the teen population smoke. More than half of them are already addicted. Those whom are addicted no what it is like to go through a day of school without a smoke. Many will say it can be very stressful. To put up with the rambling nonsense of the educated minds in this building of knowledge all day can cause some serious temper tantrums. I am a perfect example of this. Problems occur and there is no smoke to ?chill you out? so you sometimes resort to things that will only cause you trouble. Or for another example take those who smoke on campus illegally. They are only trying to escape trouble from later in the day. If the administration could only see that after a cigarette the teens are much more in control of themselves and less prone to cause problems. A lot of the problems in this school system to me could easily be rid of if they did away with some of the administration and changed some things. This is a small community and it could easily deal with off campus lunches. That would solve the problem of smoking on school grounds as well as keep the school a smoke free environment. So many things like this are right in front of there faces and they just let them sit there. Either they don?t see them or they don?t care and to those who don?t care. Whatever. Obviously you don?t care what becomes of this country and who makes it. Because all your doing is driving people out of the system that you hold up so high!