Tinker Vs. Des Moines School Essay

1266 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
Throughout my 8th grade year I had a teacher who constantly suppressed my right to free speech, forcing me to completely change the topics or rewrite of various essays, projects, and other writing assignment despite following the proper criteria set out. Despite the effort I put my forth in each and every assignment given to me by my oppressive teacher. In Tinker v. Des Moines school District the supreme court declared “the Court held that school officials cannot censor student speech unless school officials reasonably forecast that the speech will cause a material and substantial disruption of school activities or collide with the rights of others. Mere apprehension of disturbance or an offense given is not enough.” Whether it was ignorance or complete insubordination from a supreme court ruling my assignments were always censored to appease her puritanical beliefs and those of the school system. Fearing for my grade, I had always submitted to my teacher’s requests and re-written new assignments, until one day I simply had enough. I was given a simple poetry assignment, I simply had to write a slam poem about literally anything I wished. My fellow students and I were told to write about how we felt about the world or something we cared about. Inspired by modern satirists such as Trey Parker and Matt Stone who constantly mock society and the common beliefs. In pursuit of one day reaching my inspiration as a writer, I written a satirical poem about my everyday life as a…

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