First Admendment essay regarding bullying through Facebook

A student notifies you that she has been subjected to bullying through a classmate’s Facebook page. In 500-750-words, address the following:

  1. Steps you are required to take that are consistent with state statutes, your district’s (Morehouse Parish, located in Louisiana) school board policies, faculty handbook, and the student handbook;
  2. Any First Amendment arguments you think the student with the Facebook page may raise; and
  3. Responses you could make to the First Amendment arguments that are consistent with the cases in the assigned readings.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

35.0 %Description of School, District, and State Policies

No submission.

Description does not include references to school, district, or state policies.

Includes vague references to school, district, or state policies.

Includes adequate examples of school, district, or state policies.

A clear description of school, district, or state policies to be followed is presented. Appropriate steps to be taken are clearly presented.

40.0 %Application of First Amendment

No submission.

Does not include references to the First Amendment.

Includes vague references to the First Amendment.

Includes adequate examples of arguments that the student could raise and provides adequate responses to those arguments.

Clearly presents First Amendment arguments that the student could raise and provides thoughtful responses to those arguments.

15.0 %Essay Organization

No submission.

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. Argument is illogical. Conclusion does not support the claims made.

Purpose statement is vague, and claims do not thoroughly support it. Argument and conclusion are orderly but present unconvincing justification of claims.

Purpose statement and conclusion are clear. Argument shows logical progression. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion.

Purpose statement and related conclusion are clear and convincing. Information is well-organized and logical. Argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner.

10.0 %Mechanics

No submission.

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistent language and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is lacking.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech, as well as some practice and content-related language.

Submission is nearly/completely free of mechanical errors and has a clear, logical conceptual framework. Word choice reflects well-developed use of practice and content-related language. Sentence structures are varied and engaging.