When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for students to cut ties with their parents and teachers and to become independent, they must explain why they deserve to be independent to the rest of the world. This requires us, as students, to write our own Declaration of Independence for the rest of the world to see and understand why we should be and will be independent and equal to the station of our parents and teachers.
Declaration of Student Rights
We hold these truths to be obvious, that all students are created equal and are given by their Creator the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of whatever makes them happy. To obtain these rights, parents and teachers should enable students to do as they wish. However, when parents and teachers begin a long train of mistreatment against students that shows they only want to control every aspect of their lives, it is the duty and right of students to get rid of the control their parents and teachers have over them and establish their independence.
List of Grievances
Until now, students have been very patient with parents and teachers, but with such a long history of mistreatment and unfairness by the parents and teachers toward students, it is now time that the rest of the world find out what has been going on. They have given us too much homework with little class time to complete it They have given us repeated detentions without good cause
They have grounded us for reasons that were unfair and not our fault
Statements of Prior Attempts to Redress Grievances
Even after all of this mistreatment, we have explained how we felt to both our parents and teachers. However, our complaints have fallen on deaf ears, and we have been ignored. We have even appealed to our school administrators, grandparents and even our friends at other schools, but our appeals have been ignored and we must now announce that we are separating ourselves from our homes and our schools to become...
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