Friday, August 6, 2010

Constitution stops at the school house door

Recently at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas a student had their cell phone confiscated by a school administrator. The administrator checked the cell phone for a text message that might lead to the identity of another student about to engage in troublesome activity at the school.

The father of the student of the confiscated cell phone, are complaining the child’s constitution rights were violated, such as privacy, unreasonable search and seizure, etc.
The parent is seeking a public apology, the firing of the administrator, and $7.5 million dollars in compensation.

The Irving ISD – IISD, investigated and determined the school administrator acted properly. It is not enough schools have to deal with students coming from all sorts of homes, now they have to worry about opportunistic parents looking to score big in a law suit.

Traditionally in the USA it has been argued the Constitution stops at the schoolhouse door. The Supreme Court historically has recognized this as necessary to keep order within schools. That has changed now we have parents looking to be victims and make a fast buck. Plus their attitude that their child is incapable of doing anything improper. These 21st century see the school as the problem, not their children.

This is further proof the problem with our schools are not the teachers or administrators, but the parents.

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