Student Rights


Left side talking bubble - “Midterm exam…? I tried my best though.

Right top corner “Make the Phamton Thieves known to the world” / “Find a large target” / “Pretend to be an earnest student”.

Right bottom coner “Shujin School - Classroom Building 1F

There are some Level 2 Stats that haven’t been shown before -

Knowledge Lv.2 - well-informed
Charm Lv.2
- eye-catching
Kindness Lv.2
- good listener

The mugwort bath is soaking through my whole body…

Hifumi Togo has taught you “Koma Sabaki”(shōgi technique).

Koma Sabaki - During the Protagonist’s turn, you can switch a current in-battle party member with a standby member. 

anonymous asked:

Hi Wayfaring! I do a lot of textbook to computer notetaking and I find that my eyes are blurry for a bit when going from my computer back to the textbook. It's annoying! Is there anyway I reduce this?

Could be eye strain or some difficulty focusing. I definitely got that a lot in medical school and still do occasionally (like today, when I’ve been doing a lot of reading). There are a couple of things you could do: 

1. Get a glare reducing screen to put over your computer screen or turn down the brightness on your screen to reduce eye strain.

2. Take eye breaks. Every 20 minutes or so look off as far into the distance as you can for 30 seconds to a minute. Relax those eye muscles. Let them focus on something distant for a while.

3. If you haven’t had your eyes checked in a while, see an eye doctor. You may just need some reading glasses. 

You Have the Right to Participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence!

Lambda Legal’s Help Desk receives many calls and emails from students each year leading up to the Day of Silence. Many of the students who contact us want to know more about their right to participate in the Day of Silence, and others have been told by their school that they cannot. Lambda Legal has advocated in numerous schools around the nation to help students exercise their right to participate in the silent protest. In most of these cases, school officials responded to our advocacy by allowing the students to participate in the day of action.

The bottom line is that every student has the right to participate in the Day of Silence.

This powerful expression of strength and solidarity gives students like you the opportunity to shine a light on the continued anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment that takes place in schools. This discriminatory treatment comes at the hands of other students, administrators, and even legislators. Given the current climate generated by anti-trans laws like North Carolina’s HB2, it is imperative that young people have the support of their classmates and people outside of their schools. This is where Lambda Legal comes in.

If you have any questions, if feel you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation, or if school administrators are interfering with your ability to participate in GLSEN’s Day of Silence, please contact Lambda Legal’s Help Desk at 1-866-542-8336, or see

hey guys, my school just denied my friend access to the men’s restroom because he is trans so if you could please sign this petition to allow trans students at my school to use the bathroom of their choice and please consider donating as 100% of the donations go to so we can get more support!



Today is Day of Silence—a day when hundreds of thousands of students around the world join together in silent demonstration for LGBTQ justice. When silence is forced upon you, it’s oppression; when we join together with others in silent protest, it’s a movement that demands to be reckoned with.

Pictured here is our friend Eli, director & co-founder of Trans Student Educational Resources.

Today, and every day, let your silence be heard

Declaration of the Rights of Students

We the Students declare Independence from the control of the School Board and School Administration. We recognize that all men and women are born equal with the Natural Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness; thus, We the Students believe these rights are to be guaranteed to all humankind – regardless of race, gender, religion, and age.

We the Students are obligated to fulfill the Duty to guarantee these rights through Student Involvement in Student Relations between the Student Body and the School Administrator through the Democratic Process. The School is to establish an organization to monitor these Student Relations; and to protect the Student Government from external forces as well as the School Administration and School Board itself.

If the School does not achieve the end of Student Democracy, and takes on an authoritarian relationship with the Student Body, We the Students have the Right to continue self-government in the Spirit of Solidarity and Civic Responsibility. We the students recognize that age does not establish the Right to Democratic Participation; for only humanity, possess by all men and women of all ages, establishes these Natural Rights given to us solely by our humanity. We the Students recognize these rights as natural, not granted by the whim of a School Administration or School Board.

However, when the Student Body is dismissed as an independent functioning entity and distinguished as a subject to the authority of the School Administration and School Board, as it is with the present day, the Students have the Right, as well as the natural Duty, to create a self-governing organization independent of the authority of the School Administration and the School Board. With this organization created, the Students may organize, assemble, and petition both the School administration and School Board for a redress of Grievances – as justified under the United States Constitution as a basic human right, for We the Students are humans, too.

If these Grievances are go unaddressed We the Students possess the Right to the Democratic Processes guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of American to petition the Government at both State and Federal levels. The School Administration and School Board possesses no legitimate authority to bar We the Students from exercising these Rights – and if such an attempt is made, We the Students may take advantage of the Human Right to Civil Disobedience for We the Students recognize a good man does not obey bad laws.

Therefore, in order to establish peaceful and co-operative relations between We the Students, for we are recognized as a sovereign entity independent of all authority but our own, and the School Administration and School Board. We the Students, as a result of the repression of Democratic Rights guaranteed by our Humanity on the basis of a legal and illegitimate hierarchy of age, declare the formation of a Student Union.

The goals of this Union shall be to:

Petition a redress of Grievances brought about by a repression of rights with the justification of authoritarian Relations.

Act as a Liaison between the Student Body and the School Administration.

Ensure the persistence of the Democratic Process and Republican structure as well as the protection of the Rights of Humanity for all Students.

Reform the behavior of Students, address problems democratically, and offer solutions to the School Administration and School Board.

Finally, this Student Union shall recognize the rights of We the Students to practice Democracy solely by the consent of our fellow students. No required consent from the School Administration and/or School Board shall be necessary because if adults have the right to Self-Governance, then adolescents should share these Inalienable Rights as well.

Therefore, We the Students, independent of the any authority, entering into a relationship as a social contract between Student and Public Official, having the right to cede from the contract upon voluntary will, hereto declare the creation of a Student Union at Manatee High School.

Loretta Lynch: Ending Transgender Discrimination About ‘Fundamental Fairness’

All students - including transgender students - deserve schools that are free from discrimination. We’re ‪#‎GLSENproud‬ of these words from U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch!

“To me, this is really an issue of equality and fundamental fairness and what kind of a society do we want to be…We decided over 200 years ago that we wanted to be an inclusive society, and we wanted to guarantee equal rights for all. For that to mean something, we have to be careful, we have to be vigilant, so that when people, for whatever reason, are either [made to] feel like they’re on the outside — a particular group — or are placed on the outside, that that doesn’t happen. And transgender issues are no different, to me, in that regard.”

H/T: The Advocate
Obama plans new push for transgender rights in schools
The White House is expected to insist that transgender students enjoy all the protections Title IX provides. By CAITLIN EMMA

The divisive and politically combustible issue of bathroom access for transgender individuals is about to become further inflamed, as the Obama administration is expected in coming weeks to aggressively reinforce its position that transgender student rights are fully protected under federal law, sources told POLITICO.

With the Justice Department already locking horns with North Carolina over the state’s so-called bathroom bill, the administration plans to reaffirm its view that robust protections for transgender students are within the existing scope of Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities. Multiple agencies are expected to be involved.

It’s a step LGBT advocates have wanted the federal government to take for years. The legal protections include providing transgender students with not just access to bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity but also affording them protections from bullying, harassment and sexual violence, and a right to privacy concerning their transgender status and transition.

Read more here

Discrimination Doesn’t Belong in Schools!

Every student deserves schools that are safe, affirming, and free from discrimination - including students in North Carolina! If you have experienced discrimination in school, take action and file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education here.
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It’s back to school read up, kids.

Your schools are legally obligated to protect you. I am only really familiar with California state laws, since that’s where I teach, so if you are a student in California (especially an LGBTQ+ student), check this out. If you know of other federal laws or other state laws that would fit in here, feel free to add them for people to look at. I don’t have many followers, so I’m not sure how many people this will reach, but hopefully it helps somebody out.

Here are just three of the protections all US students have:

1. Your school cannot force you to do the Pledge of Allegiance. In the 1943 West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnette case, the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to force students to recite the pledge.

2. Your school cannot discriminate against you based on sex and gender (Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972).

3. Your school cannot share your educational records with anyone (FERPA). HOWEVER, I have many times seen a post circulating that claims that it is against the law to have students grade each other’s papers. The Supreme Court disagreed in 2002, deciding unanimously that peer grading does not violate FERPA.

Here are some of the protections for LGBTQ+ students specifically in California:

Schools must do the following:

1. Intervene as quickly as possible to instances of bullying, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination (AB 9, Seth’s Law). Yes, your school is REQUIRED to protect you from those things, even if they don’t “agree” with your sexuality/gender identity.

2. Keep your sexuality and/or gender identity private from your parents. That is, your school is prohibited by law from outing you to your family, even if your family asks directly, and even if you are “out” at school (I believe this one is Section 48907 of CEC–not sure though).

3. Give student bullying victims priority in inter-district transfers (AB 1156).

4. RESPECT your gender identity and allow you to participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities that MATCH your gender identity (AB 1266: The School Success and Opportunity Act).

5. Allow you to talk about LGBTQ+ rights/issues, wear t-shirts, express opinions, and do projects that have to do with LGBTQ+ issues (CA Constitutions, Section 48907 of CEC).

6. Show no discernible bias against students based on sexuality and gender in sex-ed (Section 48907 of CEC).

7. Allow GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) clubs, if the school has non-curricular clubs (Federal Equal Access Act).

8. Provide freedom from harassment for students. Students cannot be harassed for their gender identity, sexuality, or for the gender/sexuality of their friends/family. They also cannot be harassed for being perceived as a certain gender or sexuality. Schools CANNOT tell you that you should “expect to be harassed” for your gender identity/sexual orientation. Schools MUST intervene and protect you (Sections 200-220 of CEC).

Have a good year, everybody.

I have several points to make here so I’ll try to keep this short:

  1. If your child learns about ageism/adultism and knows how to recognize it, they are not being bratty and their minds are not poisoned, if you believe you have something to worry about because your child knows what ageism is, you probably need to research it too and re-evaluate your behavior.
  2. Yes, I’m a teenage female, yes I have hormones, no I will not have sex with the nearest guy I see. Do I get sexually attracted to men? Yes. Am I riddled with hormones? No. I can control, and so can most teenagers.
  3. If you tell a teenage girl to cover up because you’re a 30+ male and it makes you uncomfortable, you are creepy as all hell and you need to stay away from teenage girls. Or any teenager for that fact.
  4. I’m not a silly teenage girl trying to be a social activist because I support gay rights, gender equality and youth rights. I don’t care if you think I’m annoying, but I do care when you try to discourage me and call me a stupid teenager and tell my opinions will have no impact and that I should stop trying. I don’t care how much you hate teenagers, you have no reason to do that other than being toxic.
  5. And last but never least since society can’t seem to grasp onto this; Teenagers do not require parenting books or articles that start with “Inside the Teen Mind” because if you understood your child and at least tried to have a good relationship with them, you wouldn’t need parenting books or articles. Teenagers are not aliens, they are not a species you need to observe and analyze, they are human beings who want to be understood.