Student rights

Student rights

Student rights are those rights which protect students, here meaning those persons attending schools, universities and other educational institutions. The level of rights accorded to students, whether legally or by convention, varies considerably around the world.

tudent rights around the world


In 2000, in the AlBaho Case, a French criminal court found three senior academics at the "École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris" (ESPCI), guilty of email espionage on a graduate (doctoral) student. The ruling set an important precedent in e-mail privacy but it was also a landmark ruling in student rights since this was the only known incident where academic staff where found guilty of a criminal act as a result of a complaint made by a student - and where those staff members had the full support of their institution.

United States

In 1969, the United States federal courts, in "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District", ruled that, "Students do not shed their constitutional rights... at the schoolhouse gate." The "Morse v. Frederick" trial was a First Amendment student free speech case argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on March 19, 2007. The case involves Joseph Frederick, a then 18-year-old high school senior in Juneau, Alaska, now 24, who was suspended for 10 days after displaying a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner across the street from his high school during the Winter Olympics Torch Relay in 2002. [cite news |last=Mears |first=Bill |url= |title=High court hears 'Bong hits 4 Jesus' case |publisher=CNN |location=Washington, D.C. |date=2007-03-19 |accessdate=2008-09-02]


ee also

*Youth rights
*Student voice
*National Youth Rights Association
*Leonard Law
*Student activism
*Students' union
*The Freechild Project

External links

* [ The U-18 Movement on Myspace]

* [ Ravencall: Student Rights, School Law, and Advocacy Referral]

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