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Breaches of norms and rules in school

A fight for civil rights

In the today`s society we have a lot of rules and norms. Some of these are written and others are unwritten. Some of the rules are telling about how to behave in social settings, like school.

In school, one can for example not bring weapons, like guns and knives. This is a written rule, and if a student does not follow it, there will be consequences.

The police will for example come. Since there is illegal to bring weapons, this case probably could become a newspaper headline.

Another example is when a teacher bullies a student or if the teacher is sexually abusing the pupil.

If one cheats on a test, the consequences are not that big. Maybe the pupil does not get a grade at the test, but there will not be a newspaper headline.

Other kinds of breaches like this is to use mobile in class, use bad words, do not listen to the teacher, and not follow the schedule.

It is not a point to make a big deal out of these norms and rules, if some do not follow them. When it comes to bullying, it may or may not be a headline.

If the bullying leads to suicide, the school has not done their job, and the media will publish the case. If the school fix the bullying problem, there are not going to be a newspaper headline.

To sum up, breaches of norms and rules at school may or may not become a newspaper headline. The gravest cases are newspaper material, although all breaches of norms and rules are important.

A fight for civil rights
100 years after the civil war, the African-American civil rights movement took place. It was a fight for racial equality.

Black people did not have the same rights as the white ones. Leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks was important people in the movement.

They fought for justice and kept fighting even though they met resistance. Their voices had a lot to say.