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Originally posted by Zedux
Cicero-North Syracuse student suspended after speaking out against failed budget on Twitter
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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.
Originally posted by Elliot
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?
Originally posted by CINY8
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.
Originally posted by SubTruth
reply to post by Zedux
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)