The authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children's rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment.
Chapter 8: Lessons Learned: The Rights of Children in the Educational System
Lessons Learned: The Rights of Children in the Educational System
Young people should be involved, according to their capacities and interests, at all stages in the formulation and pursuit of their rights and education.
Theresa, a junior high school student, enters the school building and goes to her locker. There, she observes the vice principal with a police officer who is leading a German shepherd alongside the rows of lockers that line the corridor. Theresa overhears another student saying that they are searching for marijuana and other forms of contraband. In homeroom, Theresa watches her teacher attempt to break up a fight between two students. The teacher pushes one of ...