ERIC Number: ED311312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
You Have the Right If You Know It: A Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for Virginia Teenagers.
Virginia State Dept. for Children, Richmond.
Two hundred and sixty questions and answers on the rights and responsibilities of Virginia youth are presented in this document. Questions and answers are presented in these 12 categories: transportation; juvenile justice; drugs; education; employment; financial responsibility; sexual conduct; health; parental responsibilities; family planning; legal change; and miscellaneous. In the category of education these questions are presented: (1) legal obligation to attend school and exceptions to this law; (2) availability of homebound education; (3) legality of corporal punishment in schools; (4) responsibility of students to pay for damage to school property; (5) legality of student appearance rules; (6) right of students to assemble, to petition, and to express opinions; (7) students' rights concerning search and seizure; (8) rights of students to access their records; (9) students' rights regarding expulsion and suspension; and (10) post-high school educational opportunities. The section on drugs defines five classes of drugs, explains the physical and psychological effects of using them and identifies whether or not they are addictive. The section on sexual conduct provides a brief description of some of the laws and court procedures about sexual conduct. The section on family planning answers questions about marriage, birth control, foster care, and adoption. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Welfare, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. for Children, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia