Students have rights too. Even if they aren’t actively contributing to the country’s economy just yet, they have a right to a good education provided by the state, if possible. After all, the youth is the future of any nation. To make sure they are well-equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitude they need to succeed in life and make good life choices, later on, a good education is crucial and can make or break their ultimate fate.
While students have inherent rights that are upheld by the constitution, schools and various educational institutions implement their own sets of policies that may or many not always align with a student’s rights. There are likewise instances when government officials subtly try to curtail these rights that they deem aren’t in the best interest of the nation. It’s a complicated topic, indeed, and has not only sparked countless debates but ongoing protest as well.
The issue is often muddled with concerns over schools and school systems when the focus should the students’ welfare and the education they are getting. The priority should be providing quality and world-class education for every American student in the land but politicians end up politicizing the entire matter, which makes thing really messy in the end.
Student rights also include the right, or rather, the responsibility to be vigilant on various school affairs even if the medium as to which the expose has been made is one that is supported by the school itself like school publications.
There is so much going on in the world these days that world leaders have a hard time determining which one to prioritize. It’s a good thing, though, that all these seem to be all in a day’s work for US President Trump. Despite issues on bombings, terrorist threats and an impending war with North Korea, Trump still has time to push for budget cuts he had been advocating for since he assumed office. The sad thing here is that in his attempt to keep up with all the defensive preparations to protect the country, certain sacrifices have to be made, even at the expense of young students, the poor and the marginalized, and even the struggling artists who are just trying to make both ends meet.
On Budget Cuts And Student Rights was originally published to PopEgo