Protecting Individual Rights
Activity 1 Scoring Guide: Strategy 3 Check for Understanding
  1. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments guarantee Due Process protections from federal and state authorities to every person. Because teachers and other school officials are government authorities at school, students have Due Process protections.
  2. A student can be suspended without have Due Process if that student threatens another student or a teacher. This is because school authorities are required to take immediate steps to prevent any threat from being carried out.
  3. No. Corporal punishment in schools is not considered “cruel and unusual” punishment. But many states do have laws against the use of corporal punishment.