Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Child Law of Liberty

As the children of America we labor in the school system and we are entitled to the basic rights that follow. These demands are not wishes presented out of want but the building blocks of decency.

The Child Law of Liberty

There have been speech's about things that have been done wrong in the past, and how we have to work together to solve a hard problem. This speech is different, in the matter that I, the speaker, am not asking you to work your butts off. I'm asking you to be appropriately, decently fair. To give us basic rights because, better kids are generally better adults.

What's wrong with letting friends of choice sit with each other as long as they are not being disruptive? Come on teachers. Common sense here. If making someone happy everyday isn't hurting anyone, do it. If you don't let people sit together you're promoting segregation. Additionally, if you don't let kids sit together, but let adults decide, you're being discriminatory. No one wants to do either of those things.

Also teachers shouldn't separate a student and a helpful toy. If you have a kid who never focuses, who comes in with a toy and sits down and does everything he's supposed to in the name of Mr. Toy, let him keep the toy and bring it in every day.

Do teachers have to make students' schedules? You have hundreds of students, a handful of standard classrooms, a gym, a music room, a computer lab, whatever. Let kids pick when they go where. Don't allow more than so many people at one place at one time, and put a maximum amount of hours on the amount of time you can spend in one classroom per year.

As you progress through school you get more classes like Spanish. Only kindergarteners don't receive Spanish. Give them Spanish class, not as hard as the 1st graders, but still Spanish.

Kids should determine what pace they work at to some extent. Sure if you start getting fifth graders in kindergarten all the time, you got to push them up a little. But peer pressure is going to cause competitive kids to push to the top. Work harder because of spirit, not because some guy is looking over their shoulder with a mad look on their face shaking their head.

We want smart kids, but we want happy kids more, because happy kids mean no complaining parents right? Wrong, because every kid has one right to have reason to be happy, and this one right comes before all buts, ifs, and excuses.

I am not satisfied with you making every kid stop doing something helpful because of tradition, so why are you? I am not satisfied with knowing I am privileged above others because of when I was born, so why are you? I am not happy knowing that the people who have control of six hundred kids aren't using their power correctly, so why are you?

  1. The freedom of in-segregation is one that should be given. Under condition that the group in question be no more then three people and that if either of the group be slowed by another then and only then may the teacher assign those children to a different group.
  2. The freedom of objects is another necessity. Any child may bring in any device as long as it doesn't take away from learning and concentration, if it does then if the teacher says so the child must put it away.
  3. As at school we spend time learning, and some, not due to there own skill, learn slower or faster then others so it would be excellent if there were separate classes for the children based on who was more fortunate and less. However it would also be great if no one new if there were better classes and if they did they wouldn't know which one they will be in.
  4. As we are learning is it not reasonable that we can choose when we do what as long as there aren't too many people at one place and a minimum amount of hours per year in each class.
  5. As the grades progress you get more stuff and classes, this is not fair and the younger grades should receive the classes even if in a smaller way and should receive the stuff.
  6. If any of the standards above are broken then we will have a personal meeting with the principal to see if we can agree on something.