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English Reading Practice – Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law

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Mrs. Martinez is a school English teacher. At the of each year, she asks her students to their own classroom rules.

This year, her class complains about this task.

"Mrs. Martinez," of the girls says, "This is ! Why do we have to make our own rules? Can't you just make ?"

", I can make up rules," Mrs. Martinez , "But the rules are for you, for me."

"What?" the girl says in a tone. "What is that to mean?"

Mrs. Martinez , "What if someone you? Do you want that to be the rules? What if someone cheats off your ? Do you want there to be a against that?"

The girl , "I guess so."

"These rules are not for the . They for you. Our classroom rules and protect you. They keep you . They protect rights. They you to focus on why you are here – to learn!"

"Wow," the girl says, "I I like rules and laws after !"