Cicero-North Syracuse student suspended after speaking out against failed budget on Twitter

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posted on May, 25 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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Cicero-North Syracuse student suspended after speaking out against failed budget on Twitter


www.syracuse.com

Cicero, NY -- Patrick Brown, a senior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, was suspended Thursday after he posted on Twitter about the district's failed 2013-14 school budget.

Brown, who has never been in trouble with the district before, started a hashtag on Twitter Wednesday to discuss things the district could cut in its budget for next year. The hashtag ##CNSshouldcut became very popular with students who started posting throughout the school day.
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posted on May, 25 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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A very popular and successful student in my school was suspended yesterday for speaking his opinion about the failed school budget earlier in the week on Twitter. You can read the article attached below this. This is just stupid. Your opinions are much appreciated. Spread this around, as well.
Truth be told, high schools are getting OUT OF #ING HAND, with their rules.
They think their schools are their own little countries, where they make their own laws.

www.syracuse.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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Sounds like some administrators need suspended until they grasp basic economics and math, eh? Certainly not the kid who had the nerve to stand up and speak out. He should be given some extra credit for effort and learning experience I'm sure this has all been. Heck, this ought to be worth something toward a college Poli-Sci requirement?

It's a shame that corrupt administrators and..yes, Teachers too, in enough cases, are more focused on covering their own butts than they are with finding the signs of true promise and thought among the youth. The fact this kid even thought this up and then had the follow through to do it, says so much more about him than the losers that have punished him for it. How outrageous!



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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How can they suspend someone for voicing thier opinion on a public forum? I mean, if he caused a disruption in class, or in the school, that'd be one thing......but he's on TWITTER FFS. I'ma homeschool my son if THIS is what our schools have to offer our youth....wow. S&F. Awesome topic OP.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 01:32 PM
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I got suspended in high school when I initiated a conversation about the failed teaching philosophies of some teachers in my school. It was done on a student's private website/ forum that was quite popular amongst the school.

I will never forget that time when my freedom of speech was questioned simply because I was a student in school, a senior at that. While the punishment was minor then, IMO, within a few months I was framed and charged with hacking the school computers and was suspended again and banned from all further use of computers in the school. Seeing as how 5/9 of my classes were computer based classes, I was forced out of them prematurely with an incomplete grade. I can only surmise that the school district saw it best to get rid of me from the public forums considering I was a leading voice of dissent at the time.


This reminds me so much of my struggle back then, and more than likely, nothing is going to be done about it. I fought mine for months to no avail. I will certainly be following this story closely.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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I live in syracuse and know many people that went to that school... The administrators are ALL corrupt. Please spread the word and phone them with your complaints



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 01:42 PM
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It is better to teach the kids at a young age that talking out and sharing the truth will only get you in trouble. That way when they are adults they will just keep there heads down and accept what is given to them. Making waves will only lead to one thing.......more control. It is better just to accept your fate.


As long as everybody wins and no one is getting there feelings hurt all is good.


Sarcasm off.
edit on 25-5-2013 by SubTruth because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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I think this kid deserves an award!
Kids should be QUESTIONING EVERYTHING right now!
If they cease to "think and speak", we are truly doomed...
edit on 25-5-2013 by irishchic because: spelling



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Could it be that 'Free Speech' just like 'democracy' were just myths to keep the sheep contented and unaware? Like Santa claus / Father christmas, they never existed?



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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Even the vote for the new budget failed---even though those votes are always held on poorly known dates, when mostly welfare statists are the only ones who have a high turnout at the polls.

The sh!tty school admin that did this needs to be canned --- and without their $100K+/yr retirement.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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Thats a bunch of BS. honestly he's covered by freedom of speech.

He needs to fight the suspension and get the idiots responsible for the suspension fired.

I can't believe the kind of things that are going on in America these days. Giant face palm.

Orwellian 1984 real life. Get ready for thought police



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Zedux

Cicero-North Syracuse student suspended after speaking out against failed budget on Twitter


www.syracuse.com

Cicero, NY -- Patrick Brown, a senior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, was suspended Thursday after he posted on Twitter about the district's failed 2013-14 school budget.

Brown, who has never been in trouble with the district before, started a hashtag on Twitter Wednesday to discuss things the district could cut in its budget for next year. The hashtag ##CNSshouldcut became very popular with students who started posting throughout the school day.
(visit the link for the full news article)



Mr. Brown should hire a mad dog attorney and show those power trippers how reality works. Mr. Brown should get a little piece of the budget for himself and buy a shiny new Beemer and demand a public apology.
edit on 25-5-2013 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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i wonder, did they suspend EVERY KID that replied to this? if not then they have already PROVEN that they have selected this kid for unfair punishment. in other words they have shown great bias against ONE of MANY students who ALL broke the SAME rules. perhaps the kids parents should sue the school, that would really help the budget issue wouldn't it.
and all the proof is right there at hand.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Not surprising: sounds like the kid was espousing a conservative view in what is predominantly a left of center culture, the school systems.

It's amazing, time and time again, to see how fast "tolerance" goes right out the window when it's the left's ox being gored, and how free speech for all is just a little freer for those who follow the party line so to speak.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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Forget about their inability to inform these kids, what about their disregard for basic human and constitutional rights. They teach the constitution but dont abide by it?



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by TheNewRevolution
I got suspended in high school when I initiated a conversation about the failed teaching philosophies of some teachers in my school. It was done on a student's private website/ forum that was quite popular amongst the school.

I will never forget that time when my freedom of speech was questioned simply because I was a student in school, a senior at that. While the punishment was minor then, IMO, within a few months I was framed and charged with hacking the school computers and was suspended again and banned from all further use of computers in the school. Seeing as how 5/9 of my classes were computer based classes, I was forced out of them prematurely with an incomplete grade. I can only surmise that the school district saw it best to get rid of me from the public forums considering I was a leading voice of dissent at the time.


This reminds me so much of my struggle back then, and more than likely, nothing is going to be done about it. I fought mine for months to no avail. I will certainly be following this story closely.


Sounds like the makings of a great lawsuit. Did you consider pursuing legal counsel?



posted on May, 26 2013 @ 05:18 AM
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Originally posted by Zedux

Cicero-North Syracuse student suspended after speaking out against failed budget on Twitter


www.syracuse.com

Cicero, NY -- Patrick Brown, a senior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, was suspended Thursday after he posted on Twitter about the district's failed 2013-14 school budget.

Brown, who has never been in trouble with the district before, started a hashtag on Twitter Wednesday to discuss things the district could cut in its budget for next year. The hashtag ##CNSshouldcut became very popular with students who started posting throughout the school day.
(visit the link for the full news article)



This only confirms that the fascist generations(boomers and Xers) are too tyrannical to have any place in the educational system.



posted on May, 26 2013 @ 05:18 AM
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Doesn't really surprise me. New York is predominately liberal democrats. they seem to like to make up their own rules as they go along.

Truthfully something should be done about this.



posted on May, 26 2013 @ 05:26 AM
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You would be surprised to know that they don.t teach the constitution in school anymore.

If you want them to learn about things like that you have to send them to a private school.



posted on May, 26 2013 @ 07:06 AM
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I live not too far from Syracuse and a close relative is a high school administrator.

I am all for students and citizens being able to speak their own minds and having freedom of speech. However, in this instance he chose to do so in the middle of class, used a cell phone (which is typically not permitted) and was disruptive. This is something that would be grounds for punishment regardless of what he was doing with his cell phone.

Now, if he had chose to start the discussion on social media outside of class and still got suspended, then I would be upset about it. He was suspended for three days, not fully suspended so his punishment.

In the district that I know the person who is an administrator, the code of conduct clearly indicates that cell phone use in class and being disruptive is a cause for suspension. It also indicates that students can fully express their freedom of speech if it is not disruptive to class.



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