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To me the basis of the Fastback 317 is to emphasize the First and Fourth Amendments of the Unites States Constitution and how they apply to students in the educational environment The cases referred to in the book are informative because they illustrate the boundaries for teachers and student boundaries both as an individual and as a citizen of the United StatesIn my opinion the case that holds the most significance for a teacher was the case of New Jersey v TLO This dealt with the processes of search and seizure within the educational institute itself TLO set precedence that the Fourth Amendment rights do apply to students This case also stated that school officials are not to act in loco parentis but as state officials As a prospective teacher I need to be aware of school policies and procedures concerning search and seizure in order to protect myself as an individual The court established a standard that is called the reasonableness standard which is two pronged-reasonable suspicion and reasonable scope In fact as a school employee I have unknowingly violated the search and seizure precedence on various occasions for minor infractions by students by reaching into a students book bag and removing a bottle of soda while it is on his person and telling him that it is not allowed on the busThe Tinker v Des Moines Independent School District 1969 also interested me In this case three students were suspended for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War The court held that the school district was in violation of the students First Amendment rights The court specifically stated Students do not shed their constitutional right to freedom of speech or expression at the school house gate Rossow Hininger pg 8 However this precedence did not give students the right to disrupt or disrespect their peers teachers or learning environment In this case I found that as long as a student is protesting
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