Noviembre 25, 2020

Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

30 Setiembre 2017, 02:34 | Bibiana Flor

Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed

Bossier Sheriff supports Bossier School policy on anthem

In an open letter, Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith, who oversees the district of 34 public school schools, demonstrates his gross misunderstanding of the reason National Football League players like Colin Kaepernick and others from other sports have chosen to "take a knee" in respectful protest.

Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance.

Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith, chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning.

After more than 200 NFL players took a knee on Sunday during the national anthem to protest police brutality, public schools across the country have grappled with how to handle students who chose to protest in the same manner.

Several football players at a northwest Louisiana high school linked arms but remained standing as the national anthem played before their game Friday evening, after their principal came under fire for threatening to punish student athletes who protest during the national anthem.

But the SCS statement also said they expect all protest to be peaceful in nature, and that disruptions to safety will not be tolerated. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, which has 84 percent Latino and 11 percent African-American, has a different take on the issue. Can a school legally deny you membership on a football team because they don't like your speech? I think they should be standing for the flag.

It's an issue that smells of lawsuits, with the ACLU already adamant that they will fight any school unwilling to let students express their First Amendment rights.

An attorney for the district cited the 1943 Supreme Court decision that found forcing students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance would violate the rights of students who were Jehovah's Witnesses. "That's part of what our country is about". And in 1969, a 7-2 majority in Tinker v Des Moines School Board clarified the rule.

"We actually have not had any students protesting or taking a knee, so we have not been forced to really take action at this point".

"This is antithetical to our values as Americans and a threat to students' constitutional rights", she said in a statement.

"I don't agree with what they're doing, I wish they would kneel and do their own thing in the locker room type of thing and I wish that everybody could just get along", said Edlin.

In Baton Rouge, the Louisiana capital, one school has made a decision to cancel the national anthem "amid safety concerns", an official said. The court called it free speech. They did the same thing a year ago when they played. In 2007, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a high school coach could remove football players from the team for circulating a petition to have the coach fired.

In closing the letter, Smith adamntly rejected the idea that students being able to particiapte in school sports is a student "right", rather than a choice provided by the school.

"This took place off school grounds and (he) was not a student of the district, but (the tweet) was certainly something that was of concern to parents and students as well", Delf said.

Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Chelsea can bring Manchester City's run to an end
However, he doesn't feel that fellow early contenders and arch-rivals, United, are as easy on the eye as they perhaps should be. Arguably the two biggest decisions the managers will have to make this weekend could be telling come the final whistle.

Presidents Cup at a glance
It wasn't the easiest day for the players in this biennial event, which matches 12 American players against 12 global players. They have a knack for doing that. "Every time we tried to show them something, they threw something better back at us".

SIC: Malaysia wouldn't want to host F1, even for free
The Formula 1 Series returns to action this weekend with the running of the Malaysian Grand Prix . He has such a point to prove now and the Renault might just like this circuit, even in the wet.

Twitter scraps 140-character limit
That is because tweets in those languages can already fit in a lot more information, as a single character might represent a noun. Blau said. "We see Twitter sort of struggling to get this business right while everyone else is moving in a another direction".

Controlador de la aplicación de potencia Kostal
Hay separación entre los sistemas de refrigeración y los sistemas eléctricos gracias a la unidad de control. No obstante, se han inventado sistemas para hacer uso de la energía eléctrica natural en los automóviles.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino fired after new charges of corruptionl
Greg Postel , the interim president of UofL, said the announcement for the interim athletic director will be "Monday or Tuesday". It is believed that the unnamed player, who is listed as "Player 10" in the official documents, is Brian Bowen .

Identity theft protection follows the Equifax breach
The company announced this month that up to 143 million people may have had their Social Security numbers and other data stolen. When a thief tries to take out new credit, a business can pull your credit report from any of the three major credit bureaus.

Shots Fired As Pep Guardiola Calls Man United A 'Long Ball Team'
Guardiola and Lineker buried the hatchet at the end after the latter promised to give him his shirt. Now, we have beaten them in cup competitions since then, but neither was held at the Bridge.

The best chance in 30 years to improve tax code
NACS GR staff will work with congressional tax writers as they draft the legislation. Brady said the party was up to the task. Democrats and some analysts disagreed.

ASX to open higher, Wall Street remains optimistic on Trump tax cuts
In a bid to make the United States more competitive, the President is proposing that corporation tax is reduced from 35% to 20%. The state of IN would only get an 87 percent share of tax cuts relative to the state's ratio of the US population.