When going through the life of a student, it’s certainly necessary to split the overpowered bond between student and teachers, we must explain the reasons why we deserve our independence to the rest of the world. This requires us, students, to write down a strong Declaration of Independence for the rest of the world to notice and understand why we should be, and certainly will be independent, and have the same and equal rights as our teachers.
Declaration of Student Rights
We possess the truth that is undeniable: that all the students were born equally, and given by their parents the rights of life. Liberty, and the inquiry of happiness. To master these rights, teachers should enable students to learn as they wish, and maintain the fact that they still get proper education. On the other hand, when teachers begin a long term of mistreatment to students, that shows that they desperately want control over their students, it’s our commision to get rid of the control from our teachers, and have them hand us over our independence.
List of Grievance
Until today, students have been very considerate and gentle with their teachers. But, with such a long term of mistreatment and unfairness by the teachers towards students, it’s finally time for the whole world to know what has been going on all along.
They have given us way too little time for break.
Our first block ends at 9: 15 a.m. From then, break goes all the way to 9: 30. Do you really think that 15 minutes is enough? (not including locker time) The worst part is, break ends at 9:30 and we get kicked out of the gym at 9: 25. How does that even make sense? We deserve our break.
They only allow us to access the gym on Mondays and Thursdays.
Of the five day weekday, 8th graders are only allowed to access the gym on Mondays and Thursdays. I don’t see the reason why the whole Middle School can’t enter the gym together. Most of the girls don’t even use the gym, that means only about half the Middle School does not occupy the gym. I can understand if we can’t use the gym occasionally, but the gym is like a break we use to occupy our lunch. Did you know when we use the gym, our brain releases endorphins? It lets us have a bit of fun.
They give us too much homework to even complete on certain days.
Okay, I know that many people have made complaints about this, but it is true. The way certain teachers give their students homework is inconsistent. On certain days, they give too little or none, on other days they gave way too much! Give your students a constant amount of homework. If you start giving too little homework and move on to too much, your students have to adjust their pace.
They give us way too little lunch time.
Lastly, the principal give the students too little time to have lunch. We need that time, it’s the only time for us to eat. We can’t finish our meals within 20 minutes. Most of the time, before we can even start, the food stand is already crowded, that consumes time if someone starts at the bottom of the line. Then they won’t have enough time to eat. Think about it, there has to be a change somewhere.
Statement of Prior Attempts to Redress Grievance
Well, even after all this mistreatment, we have analyzed how we personally experienced our teachers, and the way they treat us. However, our accusation have flowed into empty cups, and we have been avoided all along. We have even demanded our school administrator, but yet again, we have failed. In the end, we must now proclaim that we are separating ourselves from our teachers to become permanently independent!
Resolution of Independence
We, accordingly, the head leaders of the whole student body, give out these facts to everyone in our state and to the rest of the world. With the names and permission of all our fellow classmates, we earnestly write and demonstrate that all of the students should be free from rules and permanently be independent. We present ourselves the same rights that teachers have, which are the ability to be free and independent. Backing up our declaration, we honour our lives with the same respect and gratitude an adult posseses.
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