An appeals court has decided it will rehear the case of a former Mississippi student whom school officials punished for posting online a profanity-filled rap alleging two school employees had inappropriate contact with other students.
The bill, which Rep. Alex Looysen, a Republican, introduced on Jan. 19, would enhance students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media, preventing schools from citing the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier precedent. The bill would protect students in both public K-12 schools and colleges.
The legislation would enhance students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media regardless of school funding, preventing administrators from invoking the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier precedent.
Legislators in North Dakota introduced a bill Monday ensuring students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media, regardless of whether the media receives financial support from the school or college.
In February 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court reversing lower court decisions in favor of three Iowa students who were suspended for wearing black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War. Memorably, the court's majority opinion — penned by Justice Abe Fortas — noted that neither students nor teachers "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." The ruling sets the standard by which school administrators may censor student speech.
A middle-school student uses Twitter to chat with friends about her anger over losing her boyfriend to another girl.
On my third day on the job at the Student Press Law Center, I got a phone call from Mary Beth Tinker.
We have many miles to go before America is a safe place for kids to talk about what's on their minds.
When a student voices a personal opinion during school -- even during class -- that opinion is entitled to a high degree of First Amendment protection, and it may neither be proscribed nor punished absent concrete evidence that it provoked a disruptive reaction or was imminently likely to do so.That has been the law for some 44 years, since the Supreme Court decided Tinker v.
In 1965, three Iowa