The True/False test from Y.R.N.E.S.


See if you know your rights as a student and about public school.

  1. 1

    The original reason for the school day being so long was to keep young people out of the wrokforce and keep them off the streets during the day.

  2. 2

    In 2006 the "drop out"/push out rate was 43%.

  3. 3

    You have the right to attend school until the age of 21.

  4. 4

    You cannot be kicked out, expelled, suspended, or excluded due to behavior or cutting without a full hearing and chance to get school work and tests during the period of suspension.

  5. 5

    If you leave school before turning 21, you give up your right to return to school.

  6. 6

    If you have a disability you cannot be discharged from school without your parent's permission and other notices.

  7. 7

    Schools can transfer you to a GED program or other schools without you or your parent's permission.

  8. 8

    The population in prison has quadrupled since 1980.

  9. 9

    Although African-Americans make up 12% of the population, African-Americans make up 44% of the population of those incarcerated.

  10. 10

    In the US, the richest 1% own 38% of the wealth, and the richest 5% own half of the wealth.

  11. 11

    The US is one of the two countries that have not ratified the convention on the rights of the child.

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