A rambunctious launch to a new series…The fleet narrative never has any dead spots and boasts a clever range of aliens of all shapes, sizes, and appendages. It also has just the right balance of tongue-in-cheek when a life form happens to have a tongue or a cheek and serious elements when it comes to pondering moral issues and dilemmas. There is, naturally, a cliffhanger finale to draw readers into the next installment.
Tinker' () - IMDb
Evan Gordon is a high school student who spends his time writing and performing, reviewing young adult books as part of a teen blog team that promotes literacy, standing up for the humane treatment of animals and attending ComicCons as a cosplayer. Scott Gordon enjoys playing the ukulele, cartooning, blogging, keeping a vegetable garden, and attending ComicCons with his three kids. He also has helped thousands of consumers and businesses switch to clean renewable solar energy.
Scott has sold over original oil paintings. He is currently co-writing the third book in The Tinker and The Fold trilogy with his son Evan, and beginning work on his second renewable energy book.
- Substantial Disruption Test;
- Training materials;
- They Have Been Watching.
- Date Responsibly.
-  Raising the Performance of the Tinker-HP Molecular Modeling Package [Article v];
- The Tinker and The Fold Trilogy.
His writing influences include: J. Kuhlmeier , school officials can regulate student writing in school newspapers with much less evidence of disruption than they can for student T-shirts or student discussions in the cafeteria.
However, school officials can ban some forms of student expression of lewd or obscene natures, including student T-shirts, without any showing of potential disruption, since such speech has little or no educational value. On December 16, , a year-old 8th grader, Mary Beth Tinker, and a year-old 11th grader, Christopher Eckhardt, wore black armbands to school in protest against the Vietnam War. School officials suspended the students after they refused to remove their armbands.
The protests followed a meeting at the Eckhardt house, where the parents of the students discussed ways to protest the Vietnam War.
On learning of the plan to protest the war, the principals of the Des Moines schools met on December 14, two days before the protest, and created a policy specifically prohibiting the wearing of armbands. The new policy said that students who wore armbands in protest against the war would be subject to out-of-school suspension and could return only after agreeing not to wear the armbands.
The parents of the students filed suit in a federal trial court in Iowa , seeking an injunction against the school board to prevent officials from disciplining the students. The trial court disagreed and dismissed the case, ruling that the board operated within its rights in suspending the students, although there was no finding that their actions created a substantial disruption of school activities. On further review, the Eighth Circuit affirmed without opinion in The petition for certiorari was granted by the U.
Supreme Court in The question presented to the U.
Supreme Court was whether the First and Fourteenth amendments to the U. The respondents countered that officials were within their rights to regulate student expression in the interest of maintaining an educational environment free from the disruption that the administration anticipated.
He contrasted the policy regulating armbands to other policies, such as dress codes, which previous court decisions upheld as constitutional. The difference, Fortas maintained, was in the intention of the message and the motivation of the administration in barring the expression.
Douglas , and Thurgood Marshall. Stewart cautioned that in some cases it is permissible to limit the rights of children. Justice Byron R.
Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
The dissenting opinions of Justice Hugo Black and Justice John Marshall Harlan focused on the need for school officials to establish discipline and an educational environment free from distracting and emotionally charged disruptions. In sum, Tinker v.
Des Moines stands out as the first and, according to many, the most-important case dealing with the free-speech rights of students in American public schools. Info Print Print. Table Of Contents. Submit Feedback.