Declaration of Independence
When in the course of student events it becomes necessary for one classroom to break the educational bands that have tied them to their school. Let it be known that we, the students of Emmett High School, are entitled to certain rights as high school students; namely we have the right to sanity, physical well-being, and the pursuit of whatever makes us happy.
There are times in life when those without authority, or any means of assuming authority, must stand for what they believe in when it impacts the life they lead and the path to success in achieving their goals. When a group agrees upon changes that must be made, it should be in the best interest of those with authority over this group to put forth their best efforts to make the changes deemed necessary. We, the students of Emmett High School, have taken it upon ourselves to express the faults within the classrooms, the school, and the school district.
We have decided that something must be done to fix the current educational system so that we may move ourselves out of the rut that we are currently stuck in.
Administration has limited the amount of teams and clubs we are allowed to have or be a part of. We, as students, have many interests, and in order to form these teams and clubs, we are required to have staff sponsors. We are unsatisfied by the teachers' lack of support, and the lack of activities that we are currently allowed to have.
The administration has placed large fees on our athletic programs. They have required these fees to be paid multiple times a year and have refused to let us play until these fines are paid-in-full. Additionally, if the sport we chose to...