(www.TheSingleMomClub.com) – Parents are often caught off guard when something over-the-top happens at school. In today’s times, it is not uncommon to hear about teachers sleeping with students, sexual or bullying assaults or students getting arrested. If something happens to your child, are your prepared to take action?
Parental Rights in Education
The ACLJ fights to protect parents’ constitutional right to direct the moral and educational upbringing of their children. Because so many parents do not have any option other than to send their children to the public schools, it is critical that parents know and understand their constitutional rights regarding public education.
RANDOM DRUG TESTING AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Justice Sotomayor’s question comes amid debate over the proper relationship between the police and the schools. Shootings such as the one in Newtown, Conn., have prompted some to call for a greater police presence in school hallways. Meanwhile, some civil rights advocates say the increase in school resource officers has resulted in the criminalization of certain student behaviors that would be best left to school disciplinary procedures.
In a friend-of-the-court brief on King’s side, the American Civil Liberties Union warns that if DNA sampling is a simpler, better way to identify individuals, as Maryland suggests, then “the pressure will inevitably grow to expand its use beyond law-enforcement.”
“We must identify ourselves when we file our taxes, or simply because we are residents of the United States in a census year,” the ACLU brief adds. “Even when it is not an absolute requirement, identifying ourselves to the government is often a necessary part of participating in modern life—enrolling in school, applying for a driver’s license, passport, or firearm license, sitting for the bar, or entering federal buildings. Many of these already require fingerprinting, which—like DNA testing—was initially used only in the criminal-justice system.”